Who am I?

Personal Details

  • Name: Daniel A. Carr
  • Date of birth: March 6 1958
  • Nationality: Citizen of The United States
  • Address: 28317 Beck Road Suite E-17 Wixom MI 48393
  • Phone: (248) 821-5362
  • Skype: daniel.carr58
  • Email: dcarr@practicalba.com

Profesional Profile

I am a multi-skilled professional who has excelled in organizations ranging from start-ups to large publicly held companies. My expertise has been evident in various industries and includes information technology, finance, sales and operations.

I have been a leader and a support to other leaders, and am comfortable in either role. Finally, I am a published author and have also been a public speaker in many venues both domestically and internationally.

I am currently working as an independent Management Consultant.

My Professional Background

Work Experience

2007 - Present

Practical Business Advisors

Founder

  • Built advisory firm specializing in finance, ERP software selection and operations
  • Attracted customers from startups to Fortune 500 companies
  • Built an online automated system for creating Investment Decks

2011 - Present

Quantum Software

Founder, Chief Executive Office

  • Managed 3 successful acquisitions and the sale of one line of business
  • Developed a cloud based ERP system for emerging manufacturers
  • Supported and maintained ERP systems from small companies to Fortune 1000s

2009 - 2011

Mount Knowledge Holdings

Chief Executive Officer

  • Raised $4.5 Million in startup capital
  • Lead a successful IPO and achieved a $35 million market cap
  • Developed a software product for the ESL market in China where we had 4 locations

2001 - 2002

MedCharge

Chief Information Officer

  • Managed development of software technology to assist surgeons
  • Partnered with lumenary venture capital personalities
  • Sold the company to the University of Michigan Hospital

1988 - 2000

The Harvard Drug Group

Chief Information Officer

  • Built all IT and operational infrastructure, much of which stands today
  • Grew the company from $4 million to $630 million in 3 years
  • Managed integration of mergers and acquisitions
  • Company was purchased by Cardinal Health for $1.1 Billion in 2015

1981 - 2000

Computer Decisions International

Founder, Chief Executive Office

  • Founded as a startup and grew to 100 employees with 3 locations
  • Recognized industry leader and published ERP software add-ons for SAP
  • Sold the company in 2007 with over 2000 customers

My Education

Education

1976 - 1980

Oakland University, Michigan

Bachelor of Science, Business Management and Finance

Attended college and graduated while working full time. Was awarded Top 10 Sales leaders in the United States by Ford Tractor while in college.

1995 - 2000

Cardinal Advisors, Michigan

Certificates in Executive Decorum and Leadership

Cardinal provides extensive training for executives and leaders. The training included executive etiquette, management tools and conflict management

1994 - 1996

W. Edwards Deming Associates

Private Mentorship

Was mentored by a direct disciple of Deming who allowed me to be trained in his Total Quality Management tools so that I could apply the principles for the first time in the software development environment.

1985 - 2005

IBM, Wharton, SAP

Various Educational Programs

  • Certificates in Sales and Management
  • Over the years, due to my various vendor relationships I had access to many classes and training materials developed and taught by industry and academic leaders.

Accomplishments

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Was recognized twice as one of the fastest growing entrepreneurs in Michigan

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Won over 20 awards for sales leadership from global technology companies

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Delivered award winning technical documentation

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Frequent speaker at global business conferences

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Was awarded the Global Evangelist award by SAP

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Wrote a whitepaper adopted by SAP and was translated into multiple languages

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Author of Book, Common Sense ERP, a complete guide for business software selection

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Ranked by Toptal, Inc. within the top 3% of independent finance consultants globally

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Co-Founder of Irpin Biblical Seminary in Kiev, Ukraine

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Personally funded and automated the Ministry of Education, Albania with hardware and software which at the time was the largest computer system in the country. This was performed at no charge to the government in exchange for religious freedoms.

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    One of the founding members and Elders of a startup church in Michigan that now has multiple campuses and over 5000 members

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Has held many Board seats in private and public companies

  • Daniel A. Carr

    EXECUTIVE, ENTREPRENEUR, ADVISOR

    Has held many board positions in non-profit organizations

Skills

  • Expert in ERP software and implementations
  • High level of competency with MS Office
  • Expert in MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Highly ranked globally as a financial business analyst
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Process Engineering
  • Strategic Sales
  • Highly knowledgeable in both Distribution and Manufacturing
  • Public company filings and regulations
  • Finance raises
  • Experienced with:
    • SAP
    • Epicor
    • Infor
    • FACTS
    • Aperum
    • Microshop
    • VAI
    • MS Dynamics
    • Sage

My best work

Portfolio

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    Investor Tear Sheet

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    Executive Summary

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    Public Company Business Plan

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    Common Sense ERP

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    Product White Paper

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    Business Article

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    Franchise Financial Plan

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    Finacial Deck for Investment

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    Pitch Deck for Investment

Investor Tear Sheet

General Description

This is a Tear Sheet that I developed as a teaser for attracting Wall Street investors.

This document is used to attract interest in a project and to open doors for further conversation.

Executive Summary

General Description

This is an Executive Summary that I developed for attracting investors.

Typically, for privately held companies, an Executive Summary similar to this as well as a Pitch Deck is used for attracting lenders and/or investors.

I have written many of these documents for companies in varied industries.

Public Company Business Plan

General Description

This is a Business Plan that I developed for submission to the SEC. I was the CEO for this company and used this document with a Pitch Deck, to raise almost
$5 million and complete a successful IPO.

We acquired A company in Hong Kong and opened 4 locations in China

Common Sense ERP

General Description

This is a White Paper written to explain in business terms, the advantages of a product called SAP Business One.

The paper was adopted by SAP, who translated the paper to several languages and was used as one the company’s primary marketing tools for years.

Product White Paper

General Description

This is a White Paper written to explain in business terms, the advantages of a product called SAP Business One.

The paper was adopted by SAP, who translated the paper to several languages and was used as one the company’s primary marketing tools for years.

Finacial Deck for Investment

General Description

This is just one sample of the hundreds of Articles I have written for magazines, newsletters and blogs.

While the majority of these articles have been business related, I have also written many articles related to Dozens of non-business related subjects.

Franchise Financial Plan

General Description

This is another output product of my commercial system for building Financial Plans. This particular model was built for an enterprise with many sites, some of which were true franchises and others owned jointly by the company in partnership with the franchise owner.

This type of model previously took weeks to create but with my system for modeling, this model took less than 3 hours to finish.

Finacial Deck for Investment

General Description

This project is actually a sample output file from a commercial system I developed for creating Investment Decks for loan and investment purposes. What once took days to develop now requires a couple of hours and produces a world class output.

The modeling system accommodates business scenarios from simple startups to complex, multi-site enterprises.

Pitch Deck for Investment

General Description

This project is one of the many Investment Decks I have built which was used for obtaining loans or Investments. Each Deck I produced was professional and comprehensive and presented the company in a positive light while detailing the investment opportunity at hand.

The Pitch Decks typically were companion documents with either a Business Plan or an Executive Summary.

Contact

DANIEL A. CARR

  • 28317 Beck Road Suite E17 Wixom, Michigan 48393
  • (248) 821-5362
  • dcarr@practicalba.com