Gary Hazen | Start-up Coach & Advisor / COO at GAPro System

Broad experience and leadership roles built upon a foundation of top-tier education and consulting. A unique ability to expand business opportunities, overcome hurdles, and move new ideas, products, and organizations forward. A team builder and mentor with a passion to ensure success is sustainable due to the developed skills and the combined efforts of the team. A proven track record of taking immature ideas and products to the next stage, increasing profits, managing resources, and instilling non-inhibiting discipline into start-up ventures. Identifies opportunities others can’t see, defines solutions others can’t imagine, and achieves results by motivating teams to tackle efforts others won’t touch.

A passion for both business development and operations improvement is the basis for C-level relationships and tackling the problems that produce results and exceed expectations. A Harvard MBA with over 10 years of strategic and operations consulting plus line leadership of MIS, Finance, Product Performance, Planning & Development, and COO-level start-up leadership back up the ability to identify strategic opportunities, establish clear visions and business models, and sell ideas and solutions to executives and teams.

Specialties:Strategic & business planning, technology, start-ups, financial analysis & reporting, profit improvement, consulting sales and implementations, program/project management, process reengineering, organization design, customer-centric planning and execution, product line profitability, product & advertising performance, product segmentation & pricing, logistics and replenishment, forecasting, retail store operations, store associate scheduling, site selection, and market assessment & planning.