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Kenton is a successful 45+ year veteran of analysis, project development, marketing, sales and writing for: business, government and non-profits, in both technical and non-technical markets. From 1978 to present, performed or supervised all aspects of his businesses: marketing, sales, management, finance, infrastructure, projections, budgeting, cash flow, statistics, documentation, accounting and reporting.
Certificate, Corporate Finance, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 2013
Certificate, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), North Central Region, Clear Creek County, Colorado, 2008
Certificate, Marketing, University of Colorado, Denver, Colorado, 1995
License, Professional Engineer, State of Colorado, 1975fa
Credential, Community College Instructor, Computer and Related Technologies, California, 1973
Post Graduate, 66 units, Technology & Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles; University of Colorado, Colorado Springs/Boulder/Denver, 1972-1977
BS, General Engineering, 1970. MS, Inter-Disciplinary Systems, California State University, San Jose, 1972
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Prosper Systems LLC, Founder / Chief Consultant / Buyer Jan 2005 - Present
Property Ownership Transition: Collaborate with Owners of large properties and Cash Purchasers around the world: Businesses – Technical with growing US$100MM++ value; Turnkey Income Properties – Apartment Complexes, Malls, Office Buildings, Industrial Parks; Energy Fields – Oil, Gas, Wind, Solar; Mines – Gold, Silver, PGM, Other Metals, Other Minerals. See
Business Planning/Funding: as Chief Consultant or Chief Capital Officer (CCO), prepare clients for funding presentations for new and existing businesses from $20K to $2B. Introduce funders. Analyze marketing plans, sales plans, financial statements, management team and business operations; provide additional management team members available upon funding; analyze document compliance; update all documents for presentation; develop funding presentation strategies and assist with presentation preparation; assist with funder negotiations; provide additional administrative services or personnel; and prepare for and sell the business at the best time and ROI. See
Real Estate Investment: manage the tools and professionals to acquire large commercial property such as apartment complexes via a passive program to take the research, management and confusion out of real estate investing or an active program to research, obtain and manage real estate. See
Internet Marketing: (make a) Great Offer – Get (prospect) Information Today (builds a database) – Market, Market, Market (gently). See
Excellent House LLC, Managing Partner Nov 2004 - Dec 2009
improved and marketed financially or physically depressed properties in nice
neighborhoods – working with investors, retail buyers, lenders, and other
real estate services, to create and winning result for all. Managed several units and projects.
CompWellness Network, Founder/Director Sep 1996 - Jan 2012
International, dynamic, growing organization of healthcare practitioners, practitioner groups and related businesses, as well as a strong marketing organization yielding low overhead for the sponsoring members and high impact towards the group's mission. Sold to another publisher. See and
High-Tech Marketing, Principal Consultant Jan 1991 - Aug 1996
Created and executed marketing plans, promotions and sales for high-tech companies of many sizes. Increased sales by as much as 400%. See
Engineering Computer Applications, Chief Consultant/Editor Aug 1978 - Dec 1990
Designed and implemented 100s of Complex Technical hardware and software applications. Studied and implemented Computer-Aided-Design/Drafting (CADD) systems. Construction, engineering, geological, scientific, political and administrative. Mainframe, timeshare and PCs. International newsletter for Engineers (ECAN). 50 Seminars US and abroad. DBAs: Engineering Computer Applications Newsletter (ECAN) and Colorado Computer Consulting. See Samples: ,
Denver Water Department, Scientific Consultant Jan 1976 - Aug 1978
Trained, organized and consulted engineers and techs on utilizing new mainframe computer: newsletters, classes, subprogram development, software conversions, documentation and direct assistance. See
Systems Development Corporation, Sr Analyst/Engineer Mar 1973 - Sep 1975
Designed and implemented hardware and software systems in NORAD Cheyenne Mountain. Clearance: Top Secret. See
US Air Force, Lieutenant, ELINT Programming Aug 1971 - Mar 1973
Led programming team on SR-71 ELINT system. Clearance: Top Secret, Special Intelligence. Honorable Discharge from Reserves, 1975. See
City of San Jose Traffic Division, Chief Programmer Sep 1967 - Aug 1971
Programmed and created documentation system for all applications to implement the most state-of-the-art automated traffic system in world at that time: statistical analysis, reliability, routing and graphing. See ,
California State University & Area Businesses, SF Bay Area Sep 1965 - Jun 1970
Part-Time, summers and school year: MS Thesis; Programmer/Analyst, USDA Forest Service Transportation Systems Planning Development Project (highest-paid student position); Manager, 12- and 24-unit Apartments; Water Quality Analyst (led to Traffic Division programmer); Mystery Shopper; Math Prof Assistant. ,
Accomplishments (partial list – )
Building us$100mm+ Startups, preparing them for sale, and actively expanding Companies, Collaborators and Capital sources.
Documented, publicized and co-developed state-of-the-art mixed-qualitative / quantitative decisions-making system for transportation, other planning and business.
Dozens of confirmed predictions and action on them: Business, Marketing, Sales, Computers, Web Tech, Other Tech, Mining, Real Estate, Social Movement, Video Tech, Wind Tech and Drones
Engineering Computer Applications Newsletter (ECAN) - wrote and published highly-respected international A-E-C newsletter on PCs, starting 2 years before IBM's PC, as well as 5 books, 3 journals, 5 current websites, 2 current blogs, and 100s of technical columns/articles. See Publications below.
Pioneered GOgitMMM™ marketing and web sites with superior online presence.
Provided technical marketing to computer, building and health industries .
Developed 1000s of real connections and information sources worldwide.
Launched a ground-breaking technical software product into several national and international technical markets, including major marketing and sales campaigns, full trade show booth/ participation, publicity campaigns, advertising, direct mail, promotionals, databases and all literature.
Marketed legislative voting system into city and county governments, in the US and internationally, including major marketing and sales campaigns, display booth/participation, publicity campaigns, advertising, promotionals, databases and new literature.
Marketed and managed technical drawing conversion for major graphics systems, outselling the other four salesmen combined.
Train, consult and support 100s of entrepreneurs and real estate investors
Professional Engineer (PE) License, State of Colorado (expired), preceded by Engineer in Training (EIT), California.
Completed a pioneering Inter-Disciplinary MS in Cybernetic Systems - California State University, San Jose.
Developed new comprehensive PC guidelines within very wide-ranged user and management understanding and opinions.
Speak, read, write some Spanish/French and edit romance-language to English translations - marketing and technical.
Led software updgrades and implementation, multi-$B SR-71 ELINT system for live Asian missions.
Senior Analyst/Engineer, multi-$B NORAD Cheyenne Mountain upgrade, (within 18 months of university graduation).
Managed profitable real estate projects: apartment houses, rehabs, as well as others' and personal rentals.
Co-developed and fully-documented analysis applications for world’s premiere computer traffic control system.
Launched several Computer-Aided Design and Drafting (CADD) mini and PC systems.
Advanced computerized design, development and cost accounting - major state road construction tech and 100s of Engineering, Architecture and Construction firms across the USA.
Designed, promoted and enrolled 591 (mostly) non-marketing-oriented practitioners into Metro Denver then national professional health association, and Guides, Journals and Website (with larger eGuide and continuing eLetter / eJournal) - single-handedly 300 in 2 years then 211 more in next 4, plus 80 through a Louisiana practitioner.
Developed several complex feasibility studies and implementation plans.
First consultant then led team implementing new mainframe computer use for water Engineering/Planning.
Promoted, and often managed, top-management decision-making groups and project task forces.
Improved customer relations of professional teams, streamlining project and decision-making activities.
Wrote reorganization plans to consolidate diverse computer activities into smooth-functioning groups.
Upgraded documentation, work scheduling, reporting and general communications standards in several technical organizations.
Successfully marketed, sold, and supported, via phone, mail and directly: software, computer and other products, as well as environmental and automated services.
Created and executed marketing plans, promotions and sales for high-tech companies of many sizes. Increased sales by as much as 400%.
Promoted, sold, and managed consulting and programming contracts for interactive graphics, technical analysis, and office applications.
- , , , , - author, edit, maintain, market, 10pp, 2014-
- author, edit, maintain, market, 20pp, 2010-
- author, edit, maintain, market, 40pp, 2009-
using - Website Yesterday - author, co-author, edit, maintain, market, 7pp, 2008-
- author, edit, maintain, 200pp, 2005-
- authored, maintain, market, Chief Consultant, 2pp, 2004-
Several Business Documents - authored, revised, edited, promoted, 2-50pp ea, ~50, 1994-:
Formats ( and );
- collaborated, edited, published, 48pp, 2003. .
- author, co-author, edit, maintain, market, until sold to another publisher, 700pp, 2003-2012
- authored, co-authored, edited, published, distributed, 6-16pp each, bi-monthly, 2001-2003. .
- co-authored, edited, maintained, marketed, 20pp, 2009-2012
sub-sites - some doubled as 2-column/ 2-sided stand-up brochure - authored, co-authored, edited, maintained, marketed, 1-5pp ea, 3 dozen, 2000-2012
as part of - authored, co-authored, edited, maintained, marketed, 2-4pp ea, 37 issues, 1999-2012
as part of - authored, co-authored, edited, maintained, marketed, 2-4pp each, 65 articles to date, 1999-2012
- 100 modalities, in - authored, co-authored, edited, maintained, marketed, 200pp, 1999-2012
- authored, co-authored, edited, maintained, marketed, sold to another publisher, 500pp, 1999-2003
- 48-modality text supported by local practitioners - co-authored, edited, helped publish and market, 112pp, 2000. Text combined into the .
. Text combined into the .
- 45-modality text supported by local practitioners - authored, co-authored, edited, published, distributed, 144pp, 1998.
- 49-modality text supported by local practitioners - authored, co-authored, edited, published, distributed, 128pp, 1997
- 36-modality text supported by local practitioners - authored, co-authored, edited, published, distributed, 128pp, 1997.
and Construction Industry Press; adapted to ASCE article - authored, edited, 34pp, 1981-2. .
- authored, compiled, edited, published, marketed, sold, 16-28pp ea, half dozen, 1980-1981.
Articles / Presentations / Media Placements
Several and - , , , - authored, edited, placed, 1-4pp ea, ~100, 1985-2003
Several and for several technical groups, and articles for one dozen national and local technical periodicals (, , ) - authored, edited, 1-20pp ea, ~50, 1980-1986.
Computer Alternative Studies and Master Plans - Colorado Computer Consulting (CCC) and ECA Inc, authored, edited, 12-100pp ea, 5 dozen, 1978-1987:
- ECA Inc, authored, co-authored, edited, published, distributed, 6-14pp ea, monthly, 1979-1985.
- authored, edited, 4pp ea, 4 issues, 1974-1975. .
and - Denver Water Department, Colorado, authored, edited, 250pp, 1978 In-house technical users newsletter, SPARKS - Denver Water Department, Colorado, authored, edited, 1pp ea, bi-monthly, 1977-1978 -->
(for mixed, qualitative-quantitative decision making) - thesis, California State University, San Jose, authored, edited, published, adapted to USFS and Systemation, 115pp, 1972
- Research and Development Department, City of San Jose, California, co-authored, edited, 600pp, 1971
- USDA Forest Service Transportation Systems Planning Development Project, California State University, San Jose, co-authored, edited, 500pp, 1970
Other Writings – , including the above references:
Blogs – and , several posts, 2009-
Health Articles – at , 1999-2001
Health in other cities – , 1999-2000
Older Articles –
Recommendation Letters –