The Ohio State University Columbus, Ohio USA PhD - Applied Economics and Finance
University of Arizona Tucson, Arizona USA Masters - Agricultural Economics
Washington State University Pullman, Washington USA B.A. / B.S. – Agriculture
National Association of Corporate Directors Member
Inland Northwest Society of Consulting Professionals Past President & founding Director
Institute of Management Consultants Past Director
Rotary Spokane 21 Former Member & Paul Harris Fellow
Business Adviser & Strategist with 39 Years Experience
Adept Engineering Start-Up Venture Co-founded a high-tech start-up sold to a public company.
CoBank/ formerly Spokane Bank for Cooperatives Vice President Managed Strategic Planning, Corporate Information Systems, Administration, Borrower Consulting Programs, and Training & Development.
Oregon State University Professor Conducted Extension Service management education and consulting programs for companies of all sizes in the state of Oregon. Taught graduate level finance courses and supervised masters and Ph.D. students.
Gonzaga University Adjunct Professor Taught Gonzaga University’s Business School capstone MBA Strategic Management course.
Southern Oregon University Adjunct Professor Taught MBA Management Consulting Course.
United California Bank/ First Interstate Bank of Los Angeles Bank Executive Development Completed Bank Executive Development Program including complex credit/ loan analyses, loan committee presentations, and sales & marketing training.
Chief Executive Officer Served as CEO of a privately held $12 million packaging/distribution company in Silicon Valley.
Strategic Planning Invited to facilitate over 150 strategic planning retreats and programs.
Mergers & Acquisitions Retained to facilitate 14 merger and acquisition transactions. Assembled merger teams of bankers, attorneys, and accountants. Served as primary negotiator and dealmaker.
Team Building & Executive Coaching Engaged as a personal/ executive coach/ advisor/confidant to numerous senior executives and mid-level managers. Assignments ranged from improving communication and leadership skills to resolving conflict in the work place to strengthening management decision-making abilities.
Corporate Governance Provide counsel and coaching to numerous boards of directors and CEOs on clarifying the board-CEO relationship (i.e. partnership) and delineating their respective duties, responsibilities and authorities. Dr. Meier is Executive Director of the Institute for Agribusiness Director Education® and the Institute for ANC Director Education™.
Executive Selection Assisted more than three dozen boards and CEOs in identifying and selecting senior and mid-level managers ranging from CEOs to plant managers.
Human Resource Management Performed human resource services for numerous clients including the development of incentive compensation and retention programs, personality profiling, job description development, and team building workshops.
Family Business Advising Advisor to closely held and farm business families on management succession, family business retreats, and how to resolve conflict among family members.
Author Co-author of the D’Artagnan Way, A Tale of Purpose, Passion, and Team Commitment. It espouses seven principles to inspire leadership and shows business leaders how to create and inspire individuals and teams to put aside self-interests and commit to achieving a greater mission based on their commitment to team goals.
Our clients are privately held company CEOs, owners, boards, and top management. Often we are retained to facilitate creation of strategic initiatives, to install our One Page Business Planning and Performance System®, and for guidance on optimizing cash flow, guarding against business risks, succession planning, searching for and selecting senior executives, compensating and retaining top management and directors, strengthening the board and CEO partnership, executive coaching, training directors on their duties and responsibilities, and resolving conflict.
• Strategic Planning • Market Positioning • Financial Management • Mergers and Acquisitions • Organization Structure • Incentive Compensation • Executive Retention Bonus Plans • Corporate Governance • Management Succession • Family Business Transition • Leadership Style Assessments • Team Building • Leadership Training • Conflict Resolution • Management Recruitment • Personal Coaching
Our clients have impeccable ethics and integrity; are entrepreneurial, visionary, creative, innovative, progressive, and put their ideas into motion. THEY EXPECT US TO PROVIDE STRAIGHT TALK – NOT FLUFF