Hi, I'm Hank Tate. I turn vision into reality and problems into solutions.
Hank Tate's Bio:
Hank Tate turns vision into reality and problems into solutions! His ability to address an exceptionally broad range of business issues and resolve them with excellence has earned Hank wide recognition as "The Right Hand Man".
Hank is experienced at creating new systems and processes to accomplish company goals with efficiency and replicability. Work with management teams to address operational oversight and troubleshooting of all functional areas of the company. Reputation for thoroughness, quick study, creative problem solving, and a high degree of trust and loyalty enables leadership to hand off whatever needs to be done and know it will be accomplished with excellence. Extensive experience in startups.
Interested in Mergers & Acquisition. PARTIAL LIST OF BUSINESSES SERVED: 30 years of consulting - IBM Global Services, GE Capital, GE Mexico, Bell Canada, Thompson Media, U.S. Department of Energy, Wylie Laboratories-NASA, BJ Services, Gulf States Toyota, Lotus, D.R. Horton, Texas Commerce Bank, Blockbuster, Organ Transport, Ward's Natural Science, Houston Independent School District, UTEX Industries, and numerous small businesses.
- Created Business Health Assessment methodology to identify dysfunctional areas and opportunities for cutting costs, enhancing efficiency, and increasing profits. Saved two major legal firms $500,000 per year.
- Designed new website and online marketing program for water treatment equipment company that produced more prospects in the first 30 days than the company had in the previous 4 years under the prior system.
- Project manager, lead programmer, user interface, developed training workshops, and presented training for Lotus Notes program that saved over twenty-five Fortune 1000 clients of Deloitte & Touche 10%+ of implementation costs for SAP. Estimated aggregate customer savings over $30 million.
- Designed partnership package for oil and gas drilling exploration project that over-subscribed the $1.6 million investment in less than three months. o Public speaking & Training: 250+ workshops, 25,000+ attendance, 40+ radio & TV interviews.
Hank Tate's Experience:
Chief Internal Development Officer at AZERA GroupFebruary 2012
The world is congested with technologies and inventions, but few get meaningful traction in the marketplace. The AZERA Group synergistically integrates the critical elements of business development to capitalize on market growth opportunities. AZERA Group grows innovative leading-edge niche technologies into stable businesses. The Company identifies, acquires and rapidly cultivates technologically-unique products and services into "solution-based business units". The AZERA Group is the parent company for: = AZERAcrete ::: manufacturing AZERA FOREVERGREEN monolithic concrete homes and buildings that are Storm Resistant : Earthquake Resistant : Fire Resistant : Pest Resistant : Water & Flood Resistant : Mold Resistant : Hurricane Resistant : Tornado Resistant : Flood Resistant. With additional proprietary technology the ForeverGreen construction system becomes AZERA ArmoredCrete blast protection buildings for petro-chemical industries and the military. = AZERA Industrial Specialties ::: provides unique specialty industrial solutions focusing on waterproofing, chemical resistance, heat resistance, and better concrete. other companies are planned. The long-term vision for AZERA Group is the establishment of AZERAcare providing a chain of Senior Living Communities (assisted & Alzheimer) on church campuses in partnership with churches.
Business Builder & Planner - Synogy at SynogyJanuary 1987
Working with a number of companies to create Business Plans, Financial Plans, and operational systems & processes. Finish production of plans for Synergy Security Holdings, an international merger of three security companies serving Latin America, and Americas Fund, and $50,000,000 investment fund. Building systems & processes for creating and maintaining the ColorCodeIt resources and Project Management tools that Direct Line to Compliance (www.directline2.com) provides its energy clients for achieving and maintaining compliance with government regulations for reliability and security.
Founder & President at SYNOGY - Houston, TX1985
Independent consulting and business development company focusing on building quality and excellence in products and business reputation through strategic planning, professional business development, and corporate information management. Specializes in troubleshooting business problem areas, and analyzing business operational plans for starting or expanding businesses. Develops high-quality business plans and financial proformas. Assists in developing effective systems and processes to facilitate company growth and insure consistent high quality in all products and customer relationships. Direct strategic Internet use and develops corporate websites. In addition to client services, also involved as a principal with numerous startups.
Founder & Executive Director at EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION - Houston, TX1985
Non-profit 501(c)(3) organization focused on developing materials and presenting workshops to encourage parents to get more involved in their children's education. o Completed substantial training in professional corporate video production from the Sony Institute of Video Technology, Hollywood, CA. o Keynote Speaker or main conference instructor at more than twenty-five conferences. Over 250 workshops and speaking engagements, with an attendance of 25,000 since 1987. Substantial media exposure, including more than 40 radio and TV interviews and talk shows. Overwhelming ratings of "Excellent" from workshop attendees. o Founding Director and Co-Manager of a regional education conference with over 100 workshops and 150 exhibitors in two days and an annual attendance of over 2,500. Co-manager and key presenter of multiple workshops and keynote addresses for over fifteen years.
Senior Consultant at Data FrontlineDecember 2011 - February 2012
Using my technical skills and systems & processes experience to help Data Frontline's clients identify, manage, collect, and bring to the frontline data that helps company leadership make wise business decisions.
Chief Information Officer at Triumvirate Capital GroupMarch 2007 - May 2008
Responsible for developing automated systems and processes for a Merchant Bank serving clients internationally. Designed work flow processes to enable a virtual staff to manage all aspects of client approvals, tracking client projects, due diligence management, and collaborative communications with staff, client, investors, and lenders around the globe. Developed multiple business plans, financial projection packages, and websites for emerging businesses. IT support for data management and communications.
Chief Technology Officer at MINICHECK-OCR, Inc. - Houston, TexasSeptember 2004 - June 2007
Financial services company developing propriety hardware and software for processing checks using OCR and MICR to collect data for check verification and clearing. Developed detailed business plan and financial projections. Systems analysis and design of software specifications. Created Software Specifications package that the software development company said was, "... the most detailed and complete specifications ever seen."
Consultant - Interim CFO/COO at ZSTEM, INC. - San Antonio, Texas / NUSTEM Inc. - Reno, NevadaMarch 2000 - November 2003
Fetal Cord Blood Bank collecting stem cells from fetal cord blood collection centers around the world to build a bank of more than 80,000 units as an effective alternative for bone marrow transplants. Had previously developed the business plan and financial projections for the original startup in 2000 - instrumental in raising over $1.2 million in startup capital. Sold to ZStem and was asked by the investors to produce new analysis of technology and processes to create updated business plan and financials. Performed detailed operational and financial analysis of FDA approved SOPs and entire work-flow process. Developed financial proforma detailing all functional areas of the company. Validated all assumptions for revenue and expenses for $357 million projected gross revenue over 5 years.
Director of Strategic Planning at CALDERWOOD SOLUTIONS Inc. - Houston, TXJuly 2001 - June 2002
Assisted financial services company in development of new division providing back-office services to legal firms. o Created methods and materials for marketing back-office services to legal firms o Implemented marketing program to close first potential client into a $500,000 per year contract o Created all operational plans, questionnaires, data collection and review methodology, cost analysis, and reporting package o Performed interviews and data collection for major legal firms o Analyzed data and interview responses to identify opportunities to improve firm operations o Produced cost analysis and opportunity report detailing results showing potential savings over $500,000. o Developed detailed 5-year financial plan for expanding Calderwood into multiple cities using Synogy Financial Planning Program o Created corporate website
Consultant - Strategic & Financial Planning at AMERIFUND CAPITAL GROUP - Houston, TXAugust 2001 - March 2002
A holding company providing a variety of financial services, including: a NASD broker dealer, financial project development, and capital management. o Strategic planning consulting to develop plan for acquisition of Stock Brokerage company o Raised demonstrated value of company from $1 million to $3 million o Developed business plan for acquisition and company expansion into new business arenas o Created detailed 5-year operational financial plans using Synogy Financial Planning Program o Created corporate logo and all identity materials
Marketing Director & VP at iEXALT - Houston, TXMarch 1999 - August 1999
First full time employee of new Internet Service Provider focused on providing filtered internet access. o Initiated market planning for new product line and developed marketing materials. o Analyzed projected company growth in all areas of operations to produce complete financial analysis and proforma for the Private Placement Memorandum used for taking the company public.
Co-Founder, President, Director at SOUTH EAST TEXAS HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONApril 1986 - January 1998
Regional homeshool support organization serving all homeschool families and support groups in South East Texas. One of the largest support organizations in Texas and the United States for over 10 years. o established the Gulf Coast Home Education Conference in 1987 o co-author of "Home Educator's Handbook" - first free handbook for homeschoolers in Texas o initiated workshops on homeschooling for public education officials through the Educational Support Foundation o primary media contact for radio and TV interviews for over 20 years. Over 40 radio & TV interviews o have provided a wide variety of leadership workshops for homeschool leaders since 1987
Board Member at TEXAS HOME SCHOOL COALITIONFebruary 1987 - August 1997
Texas' statewide support organization for homeschooling. Involved in helping support groups and regional organizations serve local homeschoolers effectively. Relationship building in the political arena to protect the rights of homeschoolers. o coauthor Handbook for Texas Home Schoolers o representative from South East Texas Home School Association
Consultant - Strategic & Finanical Planning at WORLDWIDE PETROMOLY CORPORATION - Houston, TXFebruary 1994 - August 1994
International company providing proprietary lubricants with proven abilities to extend engine life and reduce emissions. o Analysis of existing company communications and marketing materials. Directed program to improve marketing and collateral materials. o Developed business plan which enabled company to complete a $4 million merger
President (Turnaround) at CALDERA / HYDRO3 CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC. - Houston, Texas1991 - 1992
Environmental services company manufacturing Ozone generators for water purification. After one year of professional consulting to develop marketing materials, was requested by investors to provide an analysis of the company's operational shortcomings and opportunities for recovery. Following review of the report was asked by investors to take over day-to-day management of the company. o Restructured operational systems and rebuilt staff morale. Initiated testing program to validate all product design and claims of effectiveness. Revealed fraud by the founder, and directed investors in transferring technology to separate company for continued development. o Directed creation of new laboratory, operations facility, and all operational systems. Directed patent process and completion of product design.
Chief Information Officer & Founding Director at ONASCO, INC. - Houston, Texas1990 - 1991
Provided professional support for development of public biotechnology company with multiple vaccines and blood testing products. Founder identified a previously unknown AIDS-related virus and developed a diagnostic kit and vaccine for the virus. o Scientific analysis of technology and biochemistry of diagnostic kits and vaccines for a newly discovered type D retrovirus. Assist in planning for manufacturing. Translate all scientific information and data into business and market communications. Created documentation for all biological and blood testing products o Primary responsibility for development of professional business plan which increased initial investor valuation from $800,000 to $2,500,000
Vice President of Project Development at RENEW DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL, INC. - Houston, TexasAugust 1987 - January 1989
Participated as co-founder and officer of start-up biotechnology research and development company which was focused on transferring bioluminescence technology from A&M University, College Station, Texas into the marketplace. The company negotiated the first joint-venture equity relationship with A&M. o In depth analysis of Texas A&M University research on Vibrio Fibri bioluminescent enzyme and its commercial application to medical diagnostics and identification tracking. Lead scientific interface between company and A&M scientists. Crafted all technical communications and translated all scientific details into "market" language. o Produced the business plan. Shared responsibility for writing. Sole responsibility for editing, designing, and publishing. The plan produced $300,000 in investment capital prior to finalization of agreement with A&M. o Developed all operational procedures for new office, and all corporate image assets.
Vice President & Creative Director at JACK FREY PROPERTIES, INC. - Tomball, Texas1977 - 1985
Houston area residential community development company. Creative and engineering design of five high-end residential country subdivisions - grew from $2 million to over $16 million in five years. o Designed all creative aspects of five residential communities; personally designed all lots, roads, easements and amenities. o Designed and built a creative engineering solution for road crossing quicksand bottom gully. Saved 75% on cost. Recognized for creative excellence by Harris County Engineering Department. Road crossing still in daily use 25 years later with no significant repairs or erosion. o Designed and directed construction of recreational facilities and 6,000 sq.ft. corporate offices. Directed architectural design enabling offices to be physically moved to new location with intact structural integrity. o Designed of all corporate image and marketing materials, contracts, and Deed Restrictions. o Computerized the company. Trained personnel on computer systems.
Hank Tate's Education:
Texas Tech University1969 – 1973B.S.
Georgia Institute of Technology1967 – 1969Concentration: PreMed / Chemistry