Each of the Southern Oregon University SBDC staff is a longtime business owner. Each team member has years of advising experience, the educational background to bring insight and solid counsel to your business, and a passion to build success. We excel in finance, business operations, finding capital, scaling-up your business/hiring employees, technology and marketing.
- Marshall's first career was with horticulture corporations manufacturing products in an industrial environment. He's spent years working with companies to open facilities, revamp operations as turn-around's to build profitability, and to develop internal operations and processes to produce uniform products. After earning his MBA in Technology and Information Management, Marshall has led both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He continues to improve his skills to remain an effective resource to the small business community.
- While working in Silicon Valley, she built a successful consulting business providing services to Fortune 500 companies and coaching executives at numerous high tech start-up companies. Since moving to the Rogue Valley she helped build and co-owned a successful computer repair company, worked in senior HR roles for Southern Oregon University and for several local companies. Colin holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.
- Jack has worked with business owners his entire professional career. As an account representative for 3M Corp. and as an independent manufacturers' representative, Jack assisted wholesale distribution businesses to increase market share and manage profits. Since 2006, Jack has applied these experiential skills to the SBDC by working directly with businesses, first as Director of the SOU Small Business Development Center, and continuing as an adviser. Jack's areas of expertise include business start-ups, financial projections, marketing, sales, and strategic planning. Jack has a Masters in Management degree from Southern Oregon University.