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CareerI worked for over 8 years for Tyco Thermal Controls, the heat tracing and instrumentation subsidiary of Tyco International (formerly Raychem's Chemelex division). I worked my way up through a variety of marketing and technical positions. For the last two years at Tyco, I was Product and Marketing Manager for Asia. I was based as an expatriate in Seoul, Korea and traveled throughout much of Asia. Living there was a great experience and I learned a lot (feel free to check out my Asia Web Journals, where I wrote about many of my mostly non-work experiences).
After working and living in Asia, I decided I needed a break from the corporate world, so I left Tyco (and none too soon going by their stock price, which dropped by over half once I put my notice in - though not likely due to my leaving).
Since then, I have been doing a variety of marketing consulting work under the name Expand Abroad Consulting, teaching Global Management classes at University of Phoenix, and taking classes (including spending 5 months studying Japanese in Japan - I am finally getting close to being fluent).I also tried my hand as an Entrepreneur. Starting in late 2003, I developed and launched HELPUHIRE Solutions, an ASP-based business service that enables companies to easily and cost effectively manage the responses they receive to their job openings. Unfortunately, the economy improved, causing the job market to move away from one where my business model made sense, so I shut this venture down. The latest project I am working on is California Kayaker Magazine, an advertiser-supported, free print and online regional kayaking magazine. The first issue was printed in the Spring of 2010, and 8 more issues have been publisghed since then. Print runs increased from the first issue's 6500 copies to over 10,000 copies for recent issues, and the online version of each issue is downloaded by over 2000 people in the first 6 momnths after been published.
For more details on my career and what opportunities I am looking for, feel free to check out my resume.