The DOGO Company understands the issues of growing companies—and the importance of creative and strategic solutions to help solve identified issues.
It is a personal process that requires understanding of the internal workings of a company and the external dynamics of the market. It takes a balance of listening, researching, proposing, and the required execution of actions to make sure that goals are achieved.
Ian is a successful serial entrepreneur who has started and grown companies over the past thirteen years (most of which were then acquired). He has been a leader in business innovation, sales and marketing, and in operations.
He is a highly strategic leader with history of creating solutions to address current and developing market needs. As a senior executive, with a record of directing successful businesses in both corporate and entrepreneurial environments, he successfully built, managed and motivated strong teams with diverse industry backgrounds.
He has never lost his passion for corporate/commercial real estate after nearly ten years at Boston based Spaulding & Slye (Now Jones Lang LaSalle) and continues to consult companies in this area. At Spaulding & Slye he was a Vice President and Senior Corporate Real Estate Broker/Consultant in the Cambridge and Boston markets. His professional real estate success included:
Broker of the Year
Leading Producer of the Year and one of the top five producers for three years
Created Market Research Group
Focus on Tenant Representation
Leasing/Sales of commercial office/lab buildings
Established innovative projects to identify strategic opportunities for tenants
ENTREPRENURIAL GROWTH COMPANIES
After a journey through Africa in 1993 he started he entrepreneurial phase. Previous start-ups and early stage companies include:
MTS-Group, Inc and HotChili Technology (Both firms later were acquired by Personnel Group of America (at the time NYSE:PGA) for $11.0 million.)
Chief Operating Officer and Head of Sales &
One of the original pioneers of Internet-based recruitment/career services and resume management services
VillageGenie.com (acquired by Lee Hecht Harrison, a subsidiary of Adecco, SA ($15 billion co.; at the time NYSE: ADO)
Venture-backed start-up company that provided private-labeled, Internet content sites to help colleges and internet communities increase the value they provided their alumni/students.
Pure Barnyard, Inc./Cockadoodle DOO Organic Lawn & Garden Products
Chief Operating Officer/Chief Marketing Officer (partner and board member).
The company is a leader in the organic lawn and garden fertilizer market. Cockadoodle DOO™ organic fertilizer and related products are sold into the consumer lawn and garden and commercial markets.
Rye School Board, Rye, NH, one of five elected members. Chairman 2004-2010
Re-elected in 2007 for a second 3-year term
Top 40/40, 2001 Selected by the Boston Business Journal out of 300+ nominations based upon professional success and civic ontributions.
Maasai Education Discovery Foundation, Boston, MA, Board of Directors, 2001-2011