AdvisoryCloud Featured Advisor Interview with Warren Cooley
Principal Consultant/Warren Cooley, LLC - AdvisoryCloudTM
Warren was interviewed by AdvisoryCloud on November 27 , 2019 as part of our Featured Advisor Interview series.
- AC - Tell us more about your main areas of expertise for being an advisor?
Warren Cooley - My areas of advising expertise follow my passions. I am a business advisor, becasue I know through personal experience, and the experience of the 2,000 plus businesses to whom I have provided services, that most business owners are stuck somewhere. My commitment is to help you get unstuck. I want your business to reach it's full potential, but without the necessary surgery you are not likely to ge there. I do feasibility studies, and can guide you through the preparatin of your own studies. You can check out a full list of my experience, and consulting areas of expertise at www.econdevconsult.com.
AC - Describe your main motivation for being an advisor?
Warren Cooley - While most of us occasionally need exeprts to complete an assignment for us, more frequently we need an experienced third party who will listen to our issues, and through an iterative and interactive process, help you arrive at a paln to get unstuck.
AC - Elaborate on the types of situations, challenges or decisions, you feel you could add the most value to as an advisor?
Warren Cooley - Businesses where growth is stymied, and in the preparation of feasibility studies that can be used to elecit funding, either equity or debt; or, that provide a road map for business expansion.
AC - Do you see any disruptive trends on the horizon in your industry or position?
Warren Cooley- There are always issues that stop a business from reaching it's full potential. Often they are not trend related, but strategy/tactical related.
AC - Tell me about the most impactful project or decision you’ve been involved in as an executive.
Warren Cooley - I've been involved in the work/business world for over 50 years. I'm in the midst of my fourth business - two (2) consulting firms; one (1) construction management firm; and one (1) small chain of bookstores. Intermingled in there has been several years in the public agency sector, and 18 years as part of a non-profits executive team. Pride has never been an issue for me, thus I have learned alot along the way.
If you are interested in speaking with Warren about this topic or others, you can book a meeting with them through their AdvisoryCloud profile here - https://www.advisorycloud.com/profile/Warren-Cooley