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Owner & Senior Consultant to Management with EMT

ron_formal_grey2_-_4.25.10.jpgRon Huntington, Owner of Executive Mentors & Trainers and a Senior Consultant To Management with EMT and The Open Organization, has over 30 years of Entrepreneurial Business Development, Ownership and General Management experience.

Specific expertise includes: Start-Ups, Operations Management, Raising Capital, Investor Relations, and Financial Stewardship. He is also an active Partner in Sound Investments LLC, a successful Pacific Northwest Real Estate Development Company.

An accomplished Public Speaker and Author of the book "Strategic Business Planning" published by the NAHB and BuilderBooks, his strong facilitation background has served such varied Pacific Northwest, National, and International Clients as Microsoft, Trammell Crow, Group Health Cooperative, Thales Avionics, Weyerhaeuser Realty Investors, Intracorp, AMDAHL Corporation, Peoplesoft, Boeing, Brink & Sadler PSC, The International Oracle User's Group of the Americas, The National Association of Homebuilders, The International Loss Adjusters Association, Advantage Datasystems, Unionbay Sportswear, MUZAK, Western Steel, Ammex Corporation, The Internet Marketing Center, Global Domains International, Hagerman Frick O'Brien, LUZ, RC Services, Mallon Ford, Riverside Ford, Burien Toyota, McArthur Homes, The Campbell Companies, Omega Homes, Virginia Homes, Boardwalk Homes, Brightkeys Development, Scaletta Development Corporation, Haven Properties, Woodmont Properties, Maidenstone, Capital Pacific, Fairway Commercial Mortgage, DM Contact Management, Calypso Medical, The Dalbey Education Institute, HouseValues, Placeware, Mostly Muffins, Ballard & Company, MBC Video, Aurum Ceramic Dental Laboratories, Brambleberry, Moco, Inc., US Suites, The Armco Group, Epic Asset Management, The Safe Streets Alliance, and The Washington Family Council, to name a few.

His specialties and skills include: General Management, Strategic and Business Planning, Sales and Marketing Management, Personal/Professional Financial Planning, Family-Owned Businesses, Succession & Transition Planning, Customer/Client Service Programs, Communications Strategies, and Human Resources Management.

 He received his Bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in Communications and Sociology in 1972.

Ron's vast management experience started with the Restaurant industry. He began his management career with Restaurants Unlimited in Seattle, a nationally-regarded multiunit, full-service restaurant company, where he attained the position of Senior General Manager. He then became the Owner/President of the Pacific Rim Restaurant Group Inc., a full-service restaurant company with 210 employees in 3 locations in Alaska. This is where he acquired a large measure of his initial start-up and entrepreneurial experience.

alaska_good.jpgAfter Ron left the restaurant industry, he became an Investment Consultant with Merrill Lynch in Alaska. He was responsible for the marketing of Merrill Lynch's investment products & services and was SEC Series-7 and Series-63 licensed. He also built a unique Scallop Fisheries business in Alaska, home-ported out of Homer and Dutch Harbor, Alaska. The Fishery's 150-foot vessel served as a Command Ship for the Exxon Valdez Cleanup.

Years later, after returning to Seattle, he became a Managing Director for The Pacific Institute, responsible for both the Transportation-Industry Marketing Group and the Market Development Division. The Pacific Institute, in Seattle, is known for it's personal growth education programs conducted by Lou Tice.

His exposure to personal growth education, coupled with his considerable business knowledge and experience, led him to become a Staff and Senior Consultant with Management Action Programs, Inc. (MAP) in 1991. During his 7-year tenure, MAP was a 125 person, 37-year-old employee-owned firm engaged in General Management Development & Consulting, advising clients who wished to improve profitability and the effective performance of their organizations. While with MAP, Ron was a Top-Rated Senior Consultant, always sustaining Client Satisfaction Ratings among the Top 3 rated Senior Consultants in each quarterly ratings period during his rated tenure.

seattle_good.jpgIn early 1998, Ron left MAP to form his own General Business Management Consulting Company, which is Executive Mentors & Trainers. This bold move allowed him to do what he loves and does well: Market, Sell, and Deliver proven General Business Management Coaching, Mentoring, Consulting, and Training Services. He is a Certified Consultant for Birkman International, Inc., in the proprietary Birkman Methods, having received Birkman Advanced Certification in April of 1999. Ron is a certified Presenter and Facilitator of the Gazelles Rockefeller Habits, the Gazelles Executive Development Programs and The Pacific Institute's Investment in Excellence Programs. He is also the designated and certified Pacific Northwest Coach for the Gazelles and Rockefeller Habits Programs and Processes, as well as the Executive Director of Gazelles International, the worldwide consortium of certified Coaching Partners for Gazelles.

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