PROFILE

  • Executive accountability for corporate performance and profit. Strategic management in a variety of major B2B corporations. Management of extensive marketing services and sales organizations. Structured deals in excess of $280M over the last decade.

  • Overseas business operations and management - Far East, Europe, USA, and Australia.

  • Classically trained business strategist able to distill multiply profit models for companies of all sizes. New business development, start-up and trouble-shooting.

  • Worked with 29 of the Fortune 500. 

CAREER HISTORY

EXPERIENCE

  • 22 years of proven leadership in business development, marketing, sales, and business model creation.

  • Background in a wide range of industries, including, tourism, food service, economic development, financial services, light manufacturing, and training.

  • Leader in licensing intellectual property of service companies.

  • One of only a handful of experts in the North American market.

  • Expert in gender dynamics in the workplace. Has provided expert commentary on the Today show (NBC), Fox Business Network, in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the LA Times, Entrepreneur Magazine, Pink Magazine and hundreds of local and syndicated radio shows. 

  • Founder & CEO, Flett Ventures Inc./Ghost CEO Vancouver, BC 2001-Present (www.FlettVentures.com www.GhostCEO.com)
    Grown a small venture fund into a self-capitalized business unit that has 44 companies under management, and is expanding a training empire through Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Western Europe, and Australia. There are 498 coaches in eleven countries, all under a Ghost CEO license.

  • Founder & CEO, Think Tank Communications Inc. Kamloops, BC 1999-2006
    Think Tank Communications, an economic development research firm, started with $600.00 in the fall of 1999. Company offered Strategic Market Research, BEAR programs (Business Expansion, Attraction, and Retention), as well as various other community development initiatives. Started in Kamloops, moved to Vancouver in 2001, and grew to team over 100, operating in 84 cities in Canada and the United States. 

EDUCATION

University College of the Cariboo (now Thompson Rivers University) Kamloops,

BC Bachelor of Arts, 1999.

 

Vancouver Community College, Vancouver, BC Provincial Provincial Instructor’s Diploma -2000

 

Forum for International Trade Training, Ottawa, ONT
Various certifications including: International Marketing, International Trade Finance, International Trade Research, and International Trade Management. 2000-2002 

ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Founded 53 companies and successfully exited 9; 45 companies currently under management

  • Guest lecturer at various universities in North America on “Entrepreneurial Pursuit” and “Gender in the Workplace”. Most notable, UBC, Harvard, Columbia, Princeton, Yale, Northwestern, and UCLA.

  • Keynote addresses to well over 400 professional women’s organizations.

  • Grew Think Tank Communications Inc. from a small start up in Kamloops to a multi-national research firm operating in 16 markets.

  • Ghost CEO, formed in 1999 and licensed in 2006 now has 498 coaches in eleven countries, servicing 25,000 small business and corporate clients.

  • Best-selling author of “What Men Don’t Tell Women About Business” (Wiley, 2007)

  • Launched Campus CEO, a program to support university women in starting their own businesses after they complete their degree.

  • Named to the “Top 40 Under 40” by Business In Vancouver (2011) 

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