Hi, there. Pleased to meet you. Just a few words about myself and my background to get to know me a little better:
I'm an entrepreneur at heart. After earning my bachelors degree from Purdue University in 1990, I started my working career in the US Navy as a Supply Corps Officer, serving both on submarines and the aircraft carrier USS NIMITZ (CVN-68). Being a "computer geek", while in the military I started a small computer repair business as a sole proprietorship. Basically in my travels, wherever anyone needed help with their computer I was able to earn some extra income getting paid for what I knew.
After a few years of the computer business, I expanded into website development work in the late 1990's and into the new millennium. After 13 years of Naval service, I resigned my commission and accepted a job as the Director of Internet Training and Sales at a prominent direct sales company. After three years of being an employee there, I handed in my resignation and pursued entrepreneurship full-time. In addition to my website and search engine marketing corporation, I started two LLC businesses: Pennsylvania Air Services LLC, and Travel & Vacation Planners LLC. I discovered that I really enjoyed creating businesses, and more than that, I enjoyed teaching people how to do so as well.
It wasn't so much the "making money" aspect of it that motivated me, although certainly the money was nice. It was the "start something from zero" and create an entity that, in-turn, produces on its own.
So I decided to combine my teaching and entrepreneurship passions to create a business that teaches others how to build businesses. So Top Tier Business Systems LLC® (TTBS) was "born", and along with it, the Prosperity Momentum Team (PMT) of entrepreneurs to coach others.
I then made another discovery. One of the challenges people face into today's world is overwhelming consumer debt. People who would otherwise be inclined and able to start businesses of their own were being pinned down and choked by cash flow problems due to their financial circumstances. It's tough to help people start businesses when they don't have the capital to do so.
The solution to the problem seemed obvious to me: Teach people how to understand and master their money. The "teaching passion" kicked in once again, and that's when I decided to create The Financial Acumen Course®. I actually created the course to teach my kids about money from my many lessons-learned over the years. I wanted to teach them what they wouldn't learn in school. But the material was relevant to statistically 80% of the households in America.
My wife, Lori, shared the same passion to help people, so we started The Prosperity Solutions Group® (PSG) as a division of Top Tier Business Systems to focus on the mission of helping people develop financial literacy, become debt-free, and create a secure retirement... one household at a time. It has been an exciting ride, and we continue to look forward to continued growth. Success in business fundamentally stems from helping customers solve problems and meet their needs. That's what we do in the areas of debt, wealth, entrepreneurship, and financial education. And it's the best feeling in the world to empower others to change their own lives for the better. We've found our niche!
A few other tidbits about me: I've been a real estate investor, a stock market investor, a published author, a precious metals investor, and I've dabbled in cryptocurrency. I earned my masters degree from Florida Institute of Technology (FIT); have a commercial pilots license with instrument and multi-engine ratings; have served on the board of the Better Business Bureau and a couple of advisory boards for companies, non-profit organizations, colleges & universities; been successful in network marketing; and I've been a keynote speaker and international trainer. I love to travel. I love good food. Star Trek is my "culture". I enjoy marksmanship and playing racquetball, Lindsey Stirling is my favorite musician, and I get "lost" in nostalgia with 80's music. My world revolves around my kids and my wife, and my dogs (more than I'd like to admit). Oh... my favorite color is blue and I use Crest toothpaste.
That's pretty much my life in a nutshell.
If there's any way I can lend a hand in helping you pursue debt-freedom or your success in business endeavors, show up, ready to work and accept coaching, and we'll overcome the hurdles together!