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Business Coach & Owner. . . Jim Rochford
Married his wife Meg in 1980 and together they have raised their three children, David, Megan and Quinn in Guilford, CT - a never ending and always rewarding journey!
Graduated from St. John's University with a BS in Marketing. Obtained his MBA from St. John's via night classes while working. Completed numerous executive education programs that included total quality management, supervisory and coaching techniques, team dynamics and problem solving, strategic business development, and lean process management.
Has had a successful 24 year career in Senior Marketing, Product Management and Product Development positions for Philips Electronics and Fortune 500 companies.
A leader with a track record of achieving significant profitable revenue growth. Led a start up business to $25 million in sales and managed a mature business to an overall revenue increase of 80%.
Held P&L responsibility and accountability for business units ranging in revenue size from $5 million to $100 million and managed organizations from 2 to 150 employees.
Directly managed strategic marketing, marketing communications, tactical sales support, product engineering, manufacturing engineering and product line management functions in his career. In addition, has been responsible for key customer relationships and worked closely and consistently with Sales and Customer Service associates.
Has direct experience in marketing and sales of engineered products, software, professional service and equipment service offerings.
Offers clients a wealth of expertise in marketing, lead generation / advertising, sales, P&L / cash flow management, organizational development, team building, and quality / service improvement management.
Formally started his own business coaching practice in 2004 and as a business owner, understands firsthand the joys and challenges of entrepreneurship.
Understands how vision, goal setting, planning, team-building, personal development and a balanced life style drive incredible results.
Used to wake up at night with ideas on how to help his company achieve its goals and advance his career. Now he wakes up at night thinking about his clients businesses and how they can be better.
Is passionate about always being a valued asset to business owners in their pursuit of their dreams.