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									           HANK TATE
           Professional
             Portfolio




                      HENRY H. “HANK” TATE JR.
                      12954 Westleigh
                      Houston, Texas 77077
                      Home 281.870.9194
                      Cell 713.397.0834
                      righthandman@t8s.com
                      www.righthandman.t8s.com




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                                                HANK TATE
        TABLE OF CONTENTS                 PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO




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          Overview                                     1
           Introduction                                1
           Basic Nature                                1
           Servant Leadership                          1
           “The Right Hand Man”                        2
           Passion for People                          2
           Reputation                                  2
           Website                                     2

    2
          Key Accomplishments                          3


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          Accolades                                    5


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          Synogy                                       9


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          Areas of Achievement                        10
           Operations / Planning                      11
           Information Management                     19
           Change Management / Training               24
           Graphics & Web Design                      28

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          Education & Service                         35




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                                                                          HANK TATE
                                         OVERVIEW                   PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO                     1

    Introduction
           More than 30 years of executive leadership and consulting have encompassed a variety of skills and
           experience which is impossible to convey clearly in a short résumé. This Professional Portfolio has been
           created to expand and clarify an understanding of the abilities and value that I provide to help business
           leaders build a company that is recognized for excellence by employees, vendors, and customers – and
           that earns an effective profit on efficient operations.
           Even in the many pages collected in this portfolio it is impossible to fully communicate the variety of
           large and small projects which have been completed within companies, for clients, or in service to a
           variety of non-profit organizations. Please feel free to ask questions regarding any areas of interest.

    Basic Nature
           By nature I am a creative “generalist” with a passion for learning new things and solving new problems.
           My greatest value to those I‟ve served has usually been from tackling new areas with a variety of
           unknowns and analyzing in detail the issues, needs, challenges, and then creating effective solutions –
           often on a limited budget.
           My decades of experience in leadership in small and emerging businesses has built strongly on this basic
           nature. With resources to hire specialists often limited, I have often been placed into a position which
           required learning a needed skill to accomplish an important business goal. Consequently I have
           developed a reputation as a “producer” – analyzing the problem and creating the solution myself, not
           just talking about what needs to be done.
           The downside of being a generalist is reflected in trying to communicate to others “who” I am
           professionally. It is a challenge to answer accurately the question, “What do you do?” Those who know
           me well and have worked with me say it is not arrogant of me to reply, “What do you want done?”
           Though the corporate world is desperately in need of generalist in many areas – especially in leadership
           – the traditional job placement industry is focused on specialists. To address that need I have created in
           following sections a number of “Areas of Specialization” that are presented as résumés for each of the
           selected skills areas. Hopefully this will help in your understanding of where I can bring value in
           meeting your needs.

    Servant Leadership
           I enjoy serving! Helping others turn their dreams and vision into reality. One person described me as a
           “Vision Engineer” because of my ability to take the pieces of an amorphous dream apart and
           reconstruct it piece by piece into realistic plan and description that anyone could understand and the
           created excitement. It is a joy to see the fruit of such efforts.
           Though I often am solely responsible for producing the final assets for a project, I thrive on working
           with teams and building people. I have hired and personally directed teams, and I have helped build a
           number of non-profit organizations where effective leadership is defined by an attitude of service rather
           than dictating directions. I believe that the weakness in many companies comes from a culture of
           leadership that encourages and rewards dictatorial directives instead of collaborative problem solving. I
           stress the importance of the “Customer is First” as an attitude at all levels of a company, but operatively
           emphasize that “Employees are First – Customers are Second” is the way to empower ALL employees
           with the job training, peace, and emotional security which enables them to step out on a limb and move
           mountains to make sure customers are “excited” – not just satisfied.




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                                                                                               Overview




    “The Right Hand Man”
          For many years I have been referred
          to as “The Right Hand Man” by a
          number of leaders I‟ve served. This
          nickname originated with Jack Frey,
          the president of the real estate
          development company that I was Vice
          President of for eight years. Jack
          commented that I was the “epitome
          of the number two man – the „Right
          Hand Man‟ – because everything I throw at you, you figure out how to do it – even when you‟ve never
          done it before, and I don‟t have to worry about it because I know you will address all of the details
          necessary and make sure that the job is done „right‟!”
          Other leaders have adopted that nickname for me over the years, and one client I‟ve worked with for
          more than fifteen years suggested that I use the nickname as a “brand” for Hank Tate. Hence the name
          of my website – “Hank Tate, Right Hand Man”.

    Passion for People
          I am totally convicted that a focus on building and nurturing strong positive supportive relationships is
          critical to the long-term success of people AND businesses. All of my attention in building successful
          business operations is designed to create affirmative relationships with employees, vendors, and
          customers. Building people is the key to building businesses! No matter my title, I operate with the
          attitude of a Chief Experience Officer (CXO) to build positive experiences with the company
          throughout all functional areas of the company.

    Reputation
          Known for: integrity; faithfulness; absolute commitment to excellence; constant focus on achieving
          customer excitement – not just satisfaction; exceptional creativity in problem solving and creating new
          opportunities for profitability; dependable – fulfill commitments within required time and budget – figure
          out how to accomplish the goal without constant supervision; initiative – act in the best interest of the
          company without being told to – including pulling very long days without being requested; intelligence –
          learn highly technical systems very quickly; detail & big picture – can look at projects from both
          perspectives; personable – get along well with most anyone; servant leader – lead individuals and teams
          supportively; positive – “can do” attitude; systems & processes focus – figure out how to create effective
          operations & organization from chaos.

    Website
          Please visit my website at: www.righthandman.t8s.com
          Selected samples of work performed for clients can be found on my website. These will provide
          insight into the type and quality of work performed. All materials are shared with the permission of
          the client.




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                                                                         HANK TATE
              KEY ACCOMPLISHMENTS                                  PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO                        3

               Analysis   Created a methodology for performing a Business Health Assessment on a company to
                          identify areas that are dysfunctional and opportunities for cutting costs, enhancing
                          efficiency, and increasing profits. Applied process to two major legal firms to identify
                          opportunities to save an average of $500,000 per year in operational cost.
             Software     Project manager, lead programmer, designed user interface, developed training
          Development     workshops, and presented training for Lotus Notes program that saved more than
                          twenty-five Fortune 1000 clients of Deloitte & Touché over 10% of the implementation
                          costs for SAP. Estimated aggregate customer savings over $30,000,000.
    Change Management     Developed documentation, training materials, and presented workshops to Fortune
                          1000 companies covering the implementation and use of Lotus Notes program
                          developed for Fortune 1000 clients of Deloitte & Touché.
           Information    Collaborated with leadership of largest home builder in U.S. to identify opportunities to
          Management      use technology to save money. Up sold initial $30,000 contract to a $300,000 contract
                          within one week. Created and programmed solution for translating printed Employee
                          Manual into an electronic web-based version that saved over $250,000 per year in
                          printing, distribution, and updating expenses.
         Follow through   Hired as programmer for rollout of network upgrade for all regional offices of largest
                          video rental in the world. Became assistant project manager within 3 days. Learned all
                          details of network and server builds. Solely saved project schedule when company staff
                          failed to follow through by personally working all night to complete server build and
                          deliver to airport by 6 AM to meet 10:00 AM installation deadline.
            Operations    Solely designed infrastructure, amenities, legal documents, and marketing program for
                          five country subdivisions totaling 1,100 acres with final developed value in excess of
                          $16 million. Directed development staff.
             Marketing    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.
        Communication     Designed partnership package describing details for oil and gas drilling exploration
                          project that over-subscribed the $1.6 million investment in less than three months.
       Problem Solving    Designed and built creative engineering solution for a road crossing with quicksand at
                          the bottom of a gully. Saved 75% on cost. Recognized for creative excellence by Harris
                          County Engineering Department. Crossing still in use more than 25 years later with no
                          significant repairs.
              Planning    Developed business plan and financials for biotechnology company. Produced a value
                          analysis that increased investor‟s perceived value more than 300% of original company
                          expectations.
              Learning    With two days notice, less than one day of preparation, and using new materials,
                          presented “Principles and Practices of Project Management” to Fortune 500 company.
                          Received excellent ratings. First of many Project Management workshops.
        Public Speaking   Developed and presented over 250 educational workshops with attendance of more
                          than 25,000. Including teaching “Principles of Project Management” to Fortune 1000
                          companies. Numerous keynote presentations at conventions around the nation. Over
                          40 radio and TV interviews.

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                                                                           Key Accomplishments


        Software      Managed software project and co-wrote program for largest Toyota distributor in U.S.
     Development      that improved contract processing from 30 days to 3 days and saved $1,000,000 per
                      year in accounts receivable.
       Operations     Developed all operations systems and processes for non-profit youth sports program
                      serving over 200 students. Created a membership management data base, forms, and
                      process documentation for staff training. Wrote newsletter and marketing materials.
                      Systems and materials still in use more than 15 years later.
          Analysis    After only 3 months of Lotus Notes programming, was able to analyze corrupted
                      database used to run reporting and billing for all company projects. Manually rebuilt
                      database and recovered all data within 36 hours – with no backup available.
          Planning    Developed Business Plan and Financial package for startup biomedical company which
                      produced $1.2 million first round funding in less than 6 months.
          Analysis    For Biotechnology company, was sole technology interface with scientist at A&M
                      University to learn science of bioluminescence expression from Vibrio Fibri bacterium
                      and analyze opportunities for commercial applications of the technology in medicine
                      and industry.
    Facility Design   Re-designed space planning and functional design for new community clubs built by
                      major subdivision developer. Cut staff requirements in new facilities by 60% while
                      improving efficiency of operations compared to original club designs.
          Learning    After one night of self-study on surveying, ran 2 mile loop through rough brush with
                      manual transit and 100' tape to layout main subdivision roads and locate site landmarks.
                      Closed loop within twenty feet.
        Education     Co-founder and past President of South East Texas Home School Association, an
                      educational non-profit serving over 5,000 families per year. Created and co-managed for
                      more than 13 years an annual educational conference with more than 100 workshops
                      and attendance of 2,500.
         Teaching     Founded the Educational Support Foundation, a non-profit educational organization in
                      1985. Vehicle through which have presented over 250 workshops on homeschooling to
                      families around the United States. Referred to as the “Grandfather of homeschooling in
                      Houston” because of 24+ years leadership in the homeschool community and the many
                      thousands of families that have attended the “How to Homeschool Successfully” beginner
                      workshops at the Gulf Coast Home Education Conference since 1987.

         Teaching     Taught over a dozen “Homeschooling: Is It Valid?” workshops to public school officials
                      and school districts, including two international conventions of the International
                      Association of Pupil Personnel Workers. A major national homeschool organization
                      says no other homeschooling leader has pursued building similar bridges of
                      understanding with public educators.
            Author    “Homeschooling: Is It Valid?” published in the professional journal of the International
                      Association of Pupil Personnel Workers.




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                                                                     HANK TATE
                             ACCOLADES                         PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO                           5


    “Hank Tate is the epitome of the number two man. He was my Right Hand Man. His
    exceptionally thorough research and analysis made decision making easy. He performed
    everything with excellence! I trusted him enough to leave the company completely in his hands
    for three months a year.”
                                                                                   Jack Frey, Owner & President
                                                                                            Jack Frey Properties

               1977-1985 VICE PRESIDENT: With no previous experience, Hank Tate designed almost all
               aspects of five subdivisions: land planning, utilities distribution, drainage engineering, road design,
               recreation facilities, deed restrictions, contracts, marketing materials, and image design.


    “I think he does almost everything”          (when asked what Hank Tate did for RENEW)

    “Do you need expertise in some area? Give the assignment to Hank. He will become an expert
    in minimal time. I've seen it a number of times. He combines a super intellect with a vast
    capacity for learning, and a great desire to accomplish the task in an excellent manner. And
    then he can communicate with other experts, or break it down into simple terms where the
    layman can understand. - He‟s the only person I recommend for helping companies produce
    Business Plans and Financial Proformas.”
                                                                            Ron Shelby, CPA
                                          former CFO of RENEW DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL

    “I value and admire Hank's thoroughness in researching and internalizing totally foreign and
    often extremely technical subject areas. He is fearless, relentless and mostly flawless in
    attacking projects with the intent of providing complete/usable analysis and recommendations."
                                                                                    Andy Dekaney, CEO
                                                     former President of RENEW Development International

               1987-1988 VP of PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: Hank Tate established office operations,
               purchased all office equipment, researched technology, primary scientific interface, translated all
               technical materials into layman‟s language, produced Business Plan.


    “Hank walks the talk! I trust him completely. He does what he says – even when it costs him,
    and he does it incredibly well. He made me look VERY good as the founder and President of the
    company. Hank is an extremely competent person with excellent communication skills. His
    attention to details, creativity, and unwavering integrity were critical elements while he served
    as my right hand man managing a multi-million dollar public company”
                                                                Dr. Bob Bohannon, Founder & President
                                                     ONASCO, Inc. (AIDS related Public biotech company)

               1991-1992 VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR: Hank Tate served as RIGHT HAND MAN
               to the founder. Almost solely developed 5-year Business Plan and Financials that increased the
               initial perceived value of the company by investors to 300% of original estimates. Assisted with
               establishment of corporate operations.




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    “Hank‟s like a concierge on steroids. He can accomplish almost anything I throw at him. He‟s
    very intelligent and creative. He makes things happen by creatively solving complex problems –
    even when he‟s never done it before. In one emergency, someone corrupted a mission critical
    database – and with no one available to fix it – Hank jumped in working around the clock to fix
    it, 36 hours later the database was back in production. Based upon my working experience with
    Hank, I knew he'd take care of the problem, even though he had only limited technical
    experience dealing with problems of this type. To this day, I regularly meet with, and hire Hank
    for his creative abilities.”
                                                                             Mark Reed, Founder & President
                                                                                                  xnet, inc.

               1994-1996 CONTRACT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Hank Tate
               redesigned all user interfaces, established & implemented quality assurance, created all
               documentation and training. Became Product/Project Manager and Lead Programmer for major
               project involving multiple Fortune 1000 companies.

               1996-present Still provide “Right Hand Man” support services through a wide variety of
               endeavors. Serve as the “ad-hoc” Board of Directors and Business Coach to assess and plan
               personal and business direction and growth.

    “Hank „saved our bacon‟ on a project rolling out new network servers to all regional offices in
    North America for a multi-billion dollar international entertainment company. He was hired to
    do Lotus Notes programming, but quickly became my right hand man – the acting assistant
    project manager. He taught himself how to do everyone‟s jobs and one night when the
    company's staff failed to follow through and finish a critical server that had to be in Canada by
    the next day he saved the project. Without being asked, Hank stayed all night and worked 26
    hours straight to complete the construction, configuration, packing, and delivery to the airport
    by himself. Only because of his commitment, the server arrived on time for the installation crew
    enabling the project to stay on schedule. It's extremely rare to find someone like Hank who will
    take such initiative to insure success of a project.”
                                                                                Steve Borsch, Project Manager
                                                                                                         IBM

               1998 CONSULTANT: Hank Tate provided project management assistance to Project Manager
               handling all aspects of building, configuring, and shipping racks of new NT Servers to all
               Blockbuster regional offices in the United States.


    "Hank is someone I feel comfortable introducing to my clients. I can trust his integrity and his
    practical wisdom. Also, his real-world experience is invaluable with my clients. I have called
    on Hank when I was facing a challenge and within 48 hours he was with a client, providing the
    assistance that they needed. He understands what makes a business work and how to get things
    done."
                                                                             Ray Sheen, President & Founder
                                                                           Product & Process Innovation, Inc.

               1999-2000 PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINER: Hank Tate taught workshops on the
               Principles and Practice of Project Management to teams from a number of Fortune 1000 companies.
               Overwhelming ratings of "Excellent" from attendees.



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    “On a scale of 1 to 10, the quality of his work is a 12.”
                                                                    Charles Calderwood, Owner & President
                                                                                     Calderwood Solutions

               2001-2002 CONSULTANT: Hank Tate created a marketing system and all materials for
               performing a “Business Health Assessment” of legal firms and analyzing areas for operational
               improvement. Created a five-year proforma for expansion into national market.

    “When Hank does financial proformas no one can question the numbers. The Synogy Financial
    Proforma Program that he developed is so complete, easy to follow, and addresses the details so
    well that the only thing that can be questioned is the assumptions. And he makes the company
    analyze assumptions in small enough detail that there‟s nothing left to question.”
                                                                                          Tom Maples, CFO
                                                              Institutional Investors Consulting Corporation

               2001-2001: Hank Tate produced the Business Plan and Financial Package for NuStem
               Technologies, a biomedical company that became IICC‟s “crown jewel” project.


    “Successful Leadership in Business is realizing that you MUST surround yourself with people
    who provide support to you with excellent skills sets that you might not have. People who truly
    care about your success and are committed to faithfulness and excellence to help you achieve it.
    Hank Tate is my Right Hand Man. He is my personal business consultant who I constantly seek
    out for his wide expertise as I face critical decisions in multiple arenas. His insight and
    analytical perspective always helps me make wiser decisions.”
                                                           Elizabeth A Walter, VP of Business Development
                                                                                     NuStem Technologies

               2000-2003: Hank Tate provided NuStem with strategic and financial planning services. Created
               the Business Plan and Financial Package. Was involved in a number of investor presentations.


    "As a consultant, we found Mr. Hank Tate's services invaluable. His amiable nature and
    winning personality were added bonuses that made working with him a true pleasure!"
                                                                                 Jo Beth Harris, Director
                                        Houston Independent School District - Virtual School Department

               2002-2003: Hank Tate provided market development consulting to assist HISD's Virtual School
               to expand into a new market. Directed market research, development of marketing materials,
               creation of booth for conventions, and initiation of strategic contacts. Provided quality analysis
               on a variety of courses.




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    In a Word " OUTSTANDING". Hank's attention to detail and exhaustive research into our
    industry, has given my partner and myself a definitive leg up in raising the capital required for a
    successful launch. I continue to seek his council, and will gladly recommend him to anyone
    interested in putting together a "World Class" Business plan.
                                                                              Edward Schulenburg, President
                                                                                  Premier Publishing, LLC.

               2003: Hank Tate developed a Business Plan and Synogy Financial Proforma Package equipping
               Premier Publishing to raise capital for the establishment of a national magazine showcasing farms
               and ranches.

    Hank Tate is a talent in his own right. He embraces a good challenge. Hank has proven himself
    as an incredible talent at creating detailed, professional business plans & projected financials.
    "He's the man". When he began working on developing a business plan for MiniCheck-OCR,
    Inc., he demonstrated an amazing attention to detail and professionalism. As an added bonus, I
    discovered that Hank has a strong background in software development, this knowledge has
    proven to be an invaluable asset to the company. According to Bo Yan at Expervision, the
    software specifications Hank created "were the best I have ever seen". As a graphic artist, Hank
    has displayed an amazing talent. To this day, Hank continues to be a valued advisor and
    confidant to the company.
                                                                        Bruce Brenner, Founder & President
                                                                                          MiniCheck-OCR

               2004-present: Hank Tate initially provided consulting services to develop a complete business
               plan and financial package for providing automated electronic clearing of checks. His
               understanding of technology and value in developing detailed software specifications for the
               product led to position as Chief Technology Officer.


    If I had to choose one word to describe Hank's attributes it would be "thorough". It did not
    matter what was asked of him he immediately went to work and did whatever it took to complete
    the project. It was done efficiently and thoroughly. He was an asset to us in every way.
                                                                                      Randy Hart, President
                                                                               Geotek Industrial Distributors

               2005: Hank Tate served as Director of Financial Development. Developed systems for all client
               agreements and investments: all legal documents, agreements, financial analysis, and presentation
               packages. Also developed new Internet marketing program that produced more prospects in one
               month than had been produced in previous four years.




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                                                                               HANK TATE
                                                 SYNOGY                  PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO                       9


    SYNOGY, Houston, Texas                                                                              1985-present
    President & Founder - Personally founded in 1985 an 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. Directs
    strategic Internet use and develops corporate websites. In addition to client services, also involved as a principal
    with numerous startups.

       Strategic Business Planning: Directs strategic planning. Have written, and produced high-quality professional
        business plans, financial proformas and investor presentations for numerous businesses seeking capital
        investments and loans. Designs aesthetically pleasing high-quality formats and graphic presentations. The
        quality of Synogy business plans has been recognized repeatedly as being in the top 5% of business plans seen
        by investors.
       Chief Experience Officer (CXO) Focus: Assist leaders to analyze and create excellent relationship experiences
        with all employees, vendors, and customers to provide a firm foundation for long-term business success.
       Business Health Assessment: Originated a system for collecting and analyzing information on all functional
        areas of a company’s operation to provide investors with Due Diligence information that reflected the true
        health of the company. Expanded the system into a methodology which can be used for assessing the
        operational health of each functional area in any company. Provided Business Health Assessment for two
        major legal firms in Houston, Texas. Further development of the system is on-going, including plans for
        translating the Business Health Assessment into a web-based tool.
       Performance Enhancement: Analyze business operational systems to identify opportunities and methods for
        improving efficiency of business processes. Strong focus on the application of computer and electronic
        technology to automate recurring processes. Innovative creation of databases, standardized forms, checklists,
        and documentation to create functional business systems which can be used by untrained personnel to achieve
        consistent quality.
       Synogy Financial Planning Program: Created a proprietary Excel template system for enabling the rapid
        development of detailed financial proformas and financial modeling of complex projects. Recognized by many
        in the investment community for its power, effectiveness, and understandability.
       Strategic Technology Application: Experience in identifying business functional areas where computerization
        and technology can lower costs and increase profitability. Served as CIO / CTO for a variety of small
        companies.
       Project Management: Experience in planning and implementing a wide variety of projects in multiple
        business arenas. Taught Principles & Practices of Project Management to numerous Fortune 500 teams,
        including: GE-Mexico, GE Capital, Thomson Media, BJ Services, Wylie Laboratories-NASA, and U.S.
        Department of Energy. Exceptional ratings from students for presentation effectiveness, understandability,
        and humor. Provided project management leadership for a variety of client projects.
       Market Development Consulting: Contract services to analyze market dynamics and identify methods for
        market growth. Created a new marketing concept, called Relationship Marketing, which uses workshops and
        retreats to build relationships with potential customers and provides many companies rapid market penetration
        with lower costs than traditional cold calling. Helped clients develop more effective product focus to achieve
        customer excitement.




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                                                                         HANK TATE
           AREAS OF ACHIEVEMENT                                    PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO                    10


          The following sections are created to provide an overview of selected accomplishments in specific
          Areas of Achievement. It is not possible to completely cover each area completely. Each selected
          skills area has been applied in some capacity in many projects beyond those shown. To keep the
          length of this Portfolio as short as possible most projects are shown under only one heading.
          Review of all Areas of Achievement combined will provide a good understand of most of my
          projects with a description of my experience across a broad spectrum.
          If you need a chronological listing of projects, please contact me.

    Areas of Achievement
          The following Areas of Achievement are included in the following pages:
                     OPERATIONS / PLANNING
                         This Area of Achievement is by far the largest of the areas. Most projects and
                         leadership positions fall under this category. Many of the projects or positions
                         listed have also included Information Management since I strongly focus on using
                         technology to create efficient business systems.
                     INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
                         This Area focuses on projects that have been solely Information Management
                         projects. A full understanding of my experience in Information Management
                         comes from review of this area along with Operations / Planning
                     CHANGE MANAGEMENT / TRAINING
                           Though Change Management is a constant issue in creating new systems and
                           processes and is reflected in some capacity under Information Management &
                           Operations/Planning, this Area list only projects that focus only on the
                           development and presentation of training workshops.
          NOTE: Each of the Areas of Achievement above have been designed for presentation to a
          potential client that is interested in that specific area. To use a section in that manner, COPY the
          content of the entire section and paste it into a new blank Microsoft Word document. The
          formatting of the content will remain. The headers and footers for this Professional Portfolio will
          not be copied.
                     GRAPHICS & WEB DESIGN
                         I think artistically! My minor in college was Art, and I have found that art skills
                         have been used often in almost every company or project. I have created their logo
                         and image materials for many of the companies I‟ve worked with.
                         This section presents selected art work that I have created. It is only a brief
                         sampling and much of my design work can only be appreciated by reviewing
                         Business Plans, Brochures, PowerPoint presentations, and websites that I have
                         designed. Links to selected samples of these are provided.




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                                    HENRY H. (HANK) TATE JR.
                                righthandman@t8s.com  www.righthandman.t8s.com

                          Right Hand Man, Chief Experience Officer (CXO),
                      Operations Management & Development / Strategic Planning
         Greatly enjoy turning vision into reality! Have been referred to as a “Vision Engineer” and “Right Hand
         Man” by numerous business leaders. Passion for analyzing business goals and creating or re-engineering
         effective operational systems, processes, and policies that empower employees to achieve consistent quality
         and “excited” customer experience. Recognized for creating Business & Financial Plans which clearly
         communicate the details of building all of the functional areas necessary to accomplish the goals of a project.
         Sample Business & Financial Plans available at: www.righthandman.t8s.com/clients.html
    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: President of environmental services company. VP of real estate development
       company. VP of Product Development for biotechnology company. VP and CIO for a second biotechnology
       company. CTO for financial services company. Director of Financial Development for wastewater equipment
       company. Interim COO for biomedical company. CIO for Merchant Bank. Extensive experience in startups.
    PARTIAL LIST OF BUSINESSES SERVED: Thirty years of leadership and consulting services – IBM Global
       Services, GE Capital, GE Mexico, Bell Canada, Thompson Media, U.S. Department of Energy, Wylie
       Laboratories-NASA, BJ Services, Texas A&M University, Gulf States Toyota, Lotus, D.R. Horton, Texas
       Commerce Bank, Blockbuster, Organ Transport, Ward’s Natural Science, Houston Independent School
       District, Keystone National High School, UTEX Industries, and numerous small businesses.
    ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
           Created methodology for performing a Business Health Assessment (BHA) on companies to identify
            dysfunctional areas and opportunities for cutting costs, enhancing efficiency, and increasing profits.
            Performed BHA on two major legal firms. Identified average savings of $500,000 per year.
           Solely designed infrastructure, amenities, legal contracts, and marketing program for five country
            subdivisions totaling 1,100 acres with final developed value in excess of $16 million.
           Designed and built a creative engineering solution for a road crossing a gully with a quicksand bottom.
            Saved 75% on cost. Recognized for creative excellence by Harris County Engineering Department. Road
            crossing still in daily use more than 25 years later with no significant repairs or erosion.
           Designed partnership package describing details for oil and gas drilling exploration project that over-
            subscribed the $1.6 million investment in less than three months.
           Lead technology interface for first business joint venture of Texas A&M University. Collaborative
            business analysis with university scientists to identify potential commercial applications of
            bioluminescent technology in medicine, diagnostics, and product fraud tracking.
           Developed Business Plan and Financials for biotechnology company with retrovirus diagnostics and
            vaccines. Because of the plan, investors defined a value for the company that was 300% more than
            original company estimates.
           Collaborated with leadership of largest home builder in U.S. to identify opportunities to use technology
            to improve efficiency. Created a solution for translating their printed Employee Manual into an
            electronic web-based version that saved over $250,000 per year in printing, distribution, and updating.
           Co-founder and President of educational non-profit serving 7,000 families. Created and co-managed for
            13 years an annual education conference. More than 100 workshops and attendance of 2,500.
           Managed software project and co-wrote program for largest Toyota distributor that improved contract
            processing from 30 days to 3 days and saved $1,000,000 per year in accounts receivable.




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                              PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
        The following describes a brief overview of professional background related to Operations & Planning.
       A Professional Portfolio with details of companies served and services provided is available upon request.

                                    Selected Positions as Executive and/or Principal


    TRIUMVIRATE CAPITAL GROUP, Inc., Roanoke, Texas                                                        2007-2008
    MYCOMMUNITYFYI.COM, Inc., Houston, Texas                                                             2007-present
    Chief Information Officer - Merchant Bank focused on serving expanding and emerging businesses.
       Designed an online automated system for managing all client deal flow and project tracking.
       Developed conceptual, operating, and financial plans for numerous startup companies.
       Created business plans and financial proforma packages for a variety of companies.
       Involved in developing plans for the expansion of MyCommunityFYI.com, a company establishing a national
        network of community portals (owned by the principals of Triumvirate).
       Created financial proforma for MyCommunityFYI using Synogy Financial Planning Program


    GEOTECH, Channelview, TX                                                                                      2005
    Vice President of Financial Development, Chief Information Officer - Manufacturer of wastewater filter presses.
    Provides services to process industrial and municipal wastewater.
       Developed a variety of complex legal contracts detailing service relationships with companies & cities.
       Created investment packages and agreements used to raise over $250,000 in investment capital.
       Reworked marketing program using the Internet and a redesigned website to increase prospects. Produced
        more prospect queries in first 30 days than had previously produced in 4 years with existing website.


    MINICHECK-OCR, Inc., Houston, Texas                                                                  2004-present
    Chief Technology Officer - 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 to create required operational processes. Design of
    software specifications to implement systems. Created Software Specifications package that the software
    development company said was, “… the most detailed and complete specifications ever seen.”


    IEXALT, Houston, TX                                                                                           1999
    Vice President of Marketing - Startup national Internet Service Provider providing filtered access to the Internet.
    Applied over a year of previous personal research and business planning to accelerate business development.
    Provided financial planning for completing Initial Public Offering.
       Initial development of plans for national marketing program
       Analysis and recommendations on development of business operational systems.
       Researched and initiated development of Customer Service department to provide national customer support
        services through both call-in and online support services.
       Designed and implemented customer service policies and procedures
       Wrote FAQ documentation for online customer service
       Analyzed operations and finances of other ISPs being acquired
       Developed detailed 5-year operational financials for Initial Public Offering
       Produced financial analysis and projections for $3.6 million Private Placement.


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    CALDERA / HYDRO3 CONTROL SYSTEMS, INC., Houston, Texas (Turnaround)                                     1991-1992
    President - Environmental services company manufacturing Ozone generators for water purification. Provided
    market development consulting for one year. Investors were pleased with the consulting work and asked for a
    personal analysis of the company’s operational shortcomings and opportunities for recovery. Following review of
    the report was asked by investors to become President of the company.
    As Consultant
       Developed marketing plan for Hydro3 detailing methods for capturing attention in new markets
       Created graphic documents detailing equipment design, operations, and processes
       Provided investors with an assessment of the company’s health, areas needing improvement, and suggested
        methods to improve the company’s operations and success.
    As President
       Restructured operational systems and rebuilt staff morale.
       Directed patent process and completion of product design.
       Initiated testing program to validate all product design and claims for effectiveness
       Discovered that founder had been fraudulent with investors and had stolen the product design
       Used chemistry training to re-perform all effectiveness tests to prove previous tests had been doctored
       Joined investors in the creation of a new company to assume control of the technology. Continued in same
         position to complete professional development of the product.
       Directed creation of new laboratory and operations facility
       Directed redesign of ozone production equipment by hiring national experts in ozone production in effort to
         achieve production levels previously claimed
       Created installation and maintenance documentation


    ONASCO, INC., Houston, Texas                                                                            1990-1991
    Vice President, Chief Information Officer, & Founding Director - 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.
       Primary responsibility for development of professional business plan which increased initial investor
        valuation from $800,000 to $2,500,000
       Developed expertise on a variety of testing technologies, AIDS, and vaccines. Translated technical
        specifications and descriptions into layman’s language
       Created documentation for all biological and blood testing products


    RENEW DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL, INC., Houston, Texas                                                   1987-1988
    Vice President of Project Development - 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.
       Lead scientific interface with university scientists. Researched the technical background of the technology
        being developed and educated all staff and investors on the details of the technology. Translated all scientific
        information and data into layman’s language.
       Developed operational procedures for new office
       Sole responsibility for research and purchase of all office furniture, equipment, and supplies
       Developed corporate image materials and produced all corporate presentations and information packages.
       Provided regular research and analysis of new business and product areas utilizing multiple information
        sources including on-line database research.



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    JACK FREY PROPERTIES, INC., Tomball, Texas                                                               1977-1985
    Vice President - Creative director for residential community development company in suburban Houston. Solely
    designed the layout, infrastructure, and marketing materials for five high-end residential country subdivisions that
    grew in value from $2 million to over $16 million in five years. Directed completion of development.
       Started with raw land plats and desiged all creative aspects of five residential communities; analyzed
        topography, geology, and ecology of the area; personally designed all lots, roads, easements and amenities.
       Self-taught engineering planning and design methods. Planned and sized all utility distribution, roads,
        drainage, and water systems.
       Self-taught surveying. Performed initial on-the-ground surveys of road and lot layouts to verify relationships
        with topographical features and other development features that impacted lot layout and usage.
       Designed and directed construction of multi-purpose recreational facilities for each subdivision featuring
        tennis, playgrounds, recreation center, and swimming pools.
       Directed design and construction of new 6,000 sq.ft. corporate offices. Originated the idea of building with a
        modular design to facilitate moving the offices at the end of the land lease. As designed, the offices were
        subsequently moved and reconstructed on another site with minimal impact to the facility’s integrity.
       Personally recognized by Harris County Engineers for outstanding creative engineering design for building a
        road crossing over a gully with a quicksand bottom. Crossing still in use without repairs over 25 years later.
       Sole responsibility for design of all image materials, publicity, marketing materials, logos, and signage.
       Developed all legal documents, contracts, and Deed Restrictions; including extensive work in the area of
        Community Associations and their governing documents.
       Directed computerization of the company, including all research and system analysis along with management
        of the system and some programming. Trained all company personnel on the use of the computer systems.


    KICKERILLO COMPANY, Houston, Texas                                                                       1974-1977
    Director of Community Clubs - Established the operation of the first community recreation facility for a major
    regional real estate and subdivision developer. The club included a 4,000 sq.ft. community center, three
    swimming pools, playground, and six tennis courts. Directed the creation and staffing of additional centers for
    future subdivisions.
       Established complete operations for major community club, including: creation of all operational procedures,
        hiring and training staff of 20, and initiation of all recreational programs
       Applied research on recreation center development and analysis of operations to design new community
        clubs that could be built for less than 50% of original club cost and operate with 1/3 the staff.


    SELECTED CONSULTING SERVICES

             2003-2004 PREMIER PUBLISHING – HOUSTON, TX: Startup publisher of American Farm & Ranch, a
             national museum-quality magazine marketing high-end farms and ranches.
                Translated vision for new publishing company into business plan
                Developed 5-year detailed operational financial plan using Synogy Financial Planning Program
                Provided business development counsel on developing operational systems
                Defined infrastructure of international real estate marketing website and architecture of internet
                   based system for managing design approvals of page layouts
             2003 WARD’S NATURAL SCIENCE – ROCHESTER, NY: Since 1862, over 140 years, WARD’S has been
             the leading supplier of the highest-quality science education materials.
                Defined methodology for capturing market prominence in new market
                Identified to the company specific market niches needing product solutions
                Assisted in conceptual design and establishment of marketing methodology for new product line


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    2003 KEYSTONE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL – BLOOMSBURG, PA: The leading provider of accredited
    distance learning programs for high school students. Since 1974, Keystone has served more than 185,000
    students.
        Analyzed and critiqued existing marketing methods and subject materials
        Defined methodology for capturing market prominence in new market
        Developed and implemented tour to meet market makers in Texas
        Recommended establishment of Advisory Board
        First Advisory Board member
    2002-2003 ZSTEM – SAN ANTONIO, TX: Biomedical company established to acquire NuStem, a cord-
    blood banking company
       Assisted investor group to pursue acquisition of NuStem
       Developed detailed 5-year operational financial plan using Synogy Financial Planning Program
       Assisted in updating business plan created by Synogy 2 years previously for NuStem
       Analyzed all existing Standard Operating Procedures and identified areas which were incomplete
         or needed redefining. Created interim plan for establishing business operational systems
       Worked with Investment Banker to translate operational financials into GAAP financials for
         investment package
    2002 HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – HOUSTON, TX: Seventh largest school district in
    the United States
         Marketing consulting to assist in expansion into new market - Increased market presence 300%
         Identified multiple opportunities to expand market contacts and develop strategic relationships
         Wrote a variety of marketing pieces for communicating to potential clients
         Analyzed and critiqued existing online courses. Identified numerous specific areas for correction
          or improvement and coordinated with developers to modify online materials
         Critiqued business operations and defined systems and processes for handling new students
         Directed development of new trade-show booth, including methods and materials for trade-show
          contacts and presentations
         Assisted in trade-show contacts and presentations for numerous conventions
    2002 KAYLONE – HOUSTON, TX: Biomedical company established by co-founder of UT-Houston
    Medical School with multiple patents for cancer treatment.
       Analyzed operations and growth opportunities to define strategic areas for growth and funding
       Created plan and time line for implementing strategic planning for five subsidiaries
       Created Trademarked corporate logos and identity materials
    2002 SKL SERVICES – HOUSTON, TX: A national Internet Service Provider and e-Commerce
    development company.
       Provided strategic business planning services
       Business coaching on analyzing, prioritizing, and implementing a variety of market opportunities
    2001-2002 AMERIFUND CAPITAL GROUP – HOUSTON, TX: A holding company providing a variety of
    financial services, including: a NASD broker dealer, financial project development, and capital management.
        Strategic planning consulting to develop plan for acquisition of Stock Brokerage company
        Raised demonstrated value of company from $1 million to $3 million
        Developed business plan for acquisition and company expansion into new business arenas
        Created detailed 5-year operational financial plans using Synogy Financial Planning Program
        Created corporate logo and all identity materials
    2001-2002 CALDERWOOD SOLUTIONS – HOUSTON, TX: Contract consulting to financial services
    company to assist in development of new division providing back-office services to legal firms.
       Created methods and materials for marketing back-office services to legal firms
       Customized Synogy‟s Business Health Assessment system and analyzed two major law firms.

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       Implemented marketing program to close first potential client into a $500,000 per year contract
       Instituted all operational plans, questionnaires, data collection and review methodology, cost
          analysis, and reporting package
         Translated program, documents, interview techniques, and reports into a repetitive system and
          documentation that could be used by any salesperson
         Developed detailed 5-year financial plan for expanding Calderwood into multiple cities using
          Synogy Financial Planning Program
         Created corporate website
    2001 ADVANCED BUSINESS SKILLS / CHASE BANK – HOUSTON, TX: Contract services assisting
    another consulting company to provide team building services to Chase Bank.
       Modified Synogy Business Health Assessment tools for use in Chase Bank
       Created method for analyzing effectiveness of management leadership methods and staff relations
    2001 MCREYNOLDS EQUIPMENT – GROVES, TX: 50-year old heavy equipment rental company
    serving the Gulf Coast.
       Developed high-quality business profile package which convinced Link-Belt to pursue
          negotiations with McReynolds to become the regional sales associate for Link-Belt equipment.
       Created new company logo
    2001 MARINASKY – LEAGUE CITY, TX: Spin-off of regional Internet Service Provider to establish a
    national wireless Internet interconnect company for marinas.
       Invited as a founding Principle & Manager
       Translated business vision into business plan including development of detailed 5-year operational
          financial plans using Synogy Financial Planning Program
         Created company logo and image materials
    2000 UTEX INDUSTRIES, INC. – HOUSTON, TX: 65-year old international leader in design,
    manufacturing, and distribution of mechanical seals and packing. Distributors in 50 countries.
       Marketing consulting to analyze marketing methods and opportunities
       Assisted in developing plans for pursuing strategic marketing relationships
    2000 ORGAN TRANSPORT – FRISCO, TX: Medical services company with method for transporting
    human organs for transplantation using a patented system that extends survival time from a normal 4
    hour survival to survival of 12 to 17 hours.
       Developed detailed 5-year operational financial proforma in less than 3 days using Synogy
          Financial Planning Program to facilitate emergency funding presentation
    2000-2001 & 2003 NUSTEM – RENO, NV: Biomedical company established to create the world’s
    largest bank of genetically diverse stem cells collected from the umbilical cords of newborn babies.
    Dramatic advantages as a replacement for bone marrow transplants.
        Strategic planning and business development consulting
        Expanded vision from $1.5 million company to $25 million company
        Created detailed professional business plan articulating the technology, business processes, and
          advantages in easily understood layman’s terminology
        Developed detailed 5-year financial projections using Synogy Financial Planning Program
        Assisted in presentations to investors
        Follow-up services in 2001 and 2003 to update financial proforma and business plan
    2000 IGENT – HOUSTON, TX: Technology company providing development of automated financial
    management systems.
       Strategic planning and business development consulting
       Created detailed professional business plan articulating IT services



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    1997 BLUE CREEK FOUNDRY – EL CAMPO, TX: Regional foundry providing custom sand-mold design
    and castings for a variety of industries.
       Business Health Analysis consulting to identify opportunities to improve operations and
          profitability
       Identified need to upgrade finish department lighting, equipment, and training resulting in dramatic
          drop in rejects
       Hired as long-term business coach to provide analysis and decision support
    1996 AMERICO – WEST PALM BEACH, FL: Spin-off services developed by MJ Whitman securities
    brokers to leverage strategic market information into private investment vehicles.
       Developed marketing materials and investment package for international limited partnership
         investment program in the Real Estate Mortgage Investment Conduit securities that are issued by
         several US Government federally chartered agencies (Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae)
       Created business plan for the establishment of an online international bank located in the British
         Virgin Islands created to provide superior returns while maintaining a high degree of relative
         safety of investor’s funds through investment in US Government security instruments.
       Created company logo and image materials
    1996 MARKETING MANAGEMENT INTERNATIONAL – SINGAPORE: International marketing company
    representing a variety of products throughout Asia.
       Consulting services in Singapore to analyze a number of business development opportunities
       Developed conceptual plans and presentation package for patented commercial fire extinguisher
       Created PowerPoint presentation describing jobs creation program for Philippine government
    1994 LETOURNEAU UNIVERSITY – LONGVIEW, TX: Consistently ranked as one of "America's Best
    Colleges" by U.S. News and World Report. Strong engineering, sciences, and business programs for
    3,300 students.
       Developed marketing program detailing opportunities to implement distance learning programs in
         untapped markets.
    1994 HOUSTON BAPTIST UNIVERSITY – HOUSTON, TX: Founded in 1960 with a culturally diverse
    student body of 2,600 students including graduate and undergraduate students.
        Developed marketing program detailing opportunities to implement distance learning programs
        Created detailed conceptual plan for national education convention to be hosted by HBU
    1994 OFFSHORE ENERGY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION – THE WOODLANDS, TX: Oil and gas
    pipeline company developing transmission pipelines in Texas, Louisiana, and Alabama.
       Translated corporate documents, maps, and pipeline logs into PowerPoint presentation and graphic
         presentation posters
    1994 WORLDWIDE PETROMOLY CORPORATION – HOUSTON, TX: International company providing
    proprietary lubricants with proven abilities to extend engine life and reduce emissions.
       Analysis of existing company communications and marketing materials. Directed program to
         improve marketing and collateral materials.
       Developed business plan which enabled company to complete a $4 million merger
    1994 ON-SITE MEDWASTE – HOUSTON, TX: Medical services company providing proprietary
    equipment and treatment process for grinding hospital waste and rendering it biologically safe to
    facilitate legal disposal in landfills.
       Developed business plan and financials for raising expansion capital.
    1994 LORSEN INTERNATIONAL – SINGAPORE: International business development company
    headquartered in Singapore.
       Consulting contract in Singapore to help company evaluate business investments and acquisitions



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             1991 ICEMAN – HOUSTON, TX: Manufacturer of machines that automatically make and bag ice for
             grocery and convenience stores.
                Assisted in selection of manufacturer and definition of manufacturing processes
                Strategic planning and market research to develop business plan and financial projections
             1991 HCYA SPORTS DAY PROGRAM – HOUSTON, TX: Student sports program serving over 250 students.
                Established operating procedures, documents, training, and database for managing largest non-
                   competitive sports program in United States for homeschoolers.
                  All procedures and documents still in use after more than 15 years.
             1990 DRIVER OIL & GAS – GIDDINGS, TX: Oil and gas exploration company drilling horizontal wells
             in central Texas.
                Developed Private Placement Memorandum investment package and business plan for an oil well
                   drilling partnership
                Translated area maps into graphics demonstrating well characteristics and coverage
                Created graphics and documentation explaining horizontal drilling technology
             1990 JACK FREY PROPERTIES – TOMBALL, TX: Real estate development and investment company.
                Produced Private Placement Memorandum investment packages for land investment partnerships
                Translated area maps into graphics showing property details & future highway development
             1990 PHILIPPINES INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CENTER: Economic development group planning major
             medical and real estate development in the Philippines.
                Produced conceptual plan for an International Medical Center and major planned real estate
                   development project. Presented to Philippine government officials.
                  Created graphics showing general development concept
             1990 DIAGNOSTIC TECHNOLOGIES – HOUSTON, TX: Medical services company expanding cancer
             diagnostics and treatment centers throughout the Gulf Coast.
                Created business plan and financial projections for raising expansion capital
             1990 COMMUNICATION SERVICES INTERNATIONAL – HOUSTON, TX: National political action
             communications network plan developed for national educational support organization
                Conceptualized idea and presented detailed operational plan for development of a national
                  communications network using automated fax delivery
                Developed graphic workflow process charts of communication network
             1989 AGGIE EXPRESS COUPON BOOK – COLLEGE STATION, TX: Fund raising coupon book company.
                Created all operational systems for a discount coupon book
                Created all graphic designs for logo, image materials, coupons, and advertising
                Developed effective method for collecting coupon data from companies and creating individual
                  coupon sheets for coupon book
             1989 HULLABALOO SPORTS – COLLEGE STATION, TX: Custom sports wear and screen printing company.
                Analyzed operations and financial management of custom sports wear store
                Developed processes and forms for improving operations and sales management
                Assisted in manufacturing custom screen printed t-shirts, including: graphic design, photo
                  production of screens, and screen printing



    Over 30 years of executive leadership and consulting has produced accomplishments too numerous to list here. A
    Professional Portfolio is available on request that describes detailed information on companies, positions, clients,
    and accomplishments.               http://www.righthandman.t8s.com/DL/HankTate_Portfolio.pdf




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                                   HENRY H. (HANK) TATE JR.
                                righthandman@t8s.com  www.righthandman.t8s.com


                                Information Management / Systems Analysis

         Over twenty five years experience in applying technology to accomplish business goals. Self-taught
         programming skills in a variety of programming and database languages for the purpose of improving
         efficiency in business systems. Have directed software development projects and been lead programmer. The
         combination of executive leadership and hands-on programming provide a unique ability to translate
         between the needs of upper management and the challenges of the development team.
         Understand the opportunities to use the Internet to maximize business outreach and operational effectiveness.
         Hands-on experience in website development, hand coding in HTML & CSS, and Search Engine
         Optimization.
    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: President of environmental services company. VP of real estate development
       company. VP of Product Development for biotechnology company. VP and CIO for a second biotechnology
       company. CTO for financial services company. Director of Financial Development for wastewater equipment
       company. Interim COO for biomedical company. CIO for Merchant Bank. Extensive experience in startups.
    PARTIAL LIST OF BUSINESSES SERVED: Thirty years of leadership and consulting services – IBM Global
       Services, GE Capital, GE Mexico, Bell Canada, Thompson Media, U.S. Department of Energy, Wylie
       Laboratories-NASA, BJ Services, Texas A&M University, Gulf States Toyota, Lotus, D.R. Horton, Texas
       Commerce Bank, Blockbuster, Organ Transport, Ward’s Natural Science, Houston Independent School
       District, Keystone National High School, UTEX Industries, and numerous small businesses.
    ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
           Project manager, lead programmer, designed user interface, developed training workshops, and presented
            training for Lotus Notes program that saved over twenty-five Fortune 1000 clients of Deloitte & Touché
            more than 10% of the implementation costs of SAP. Estimated aggregate customer savings over
            $30,000,000.
           Collaborated with leadership of largest home builder in U.S. to identify opportunities to use technology to
            save money. Up sold initial $30,000 contract to a $300,000 contract within one week. Created and
            programmed a solution for translating the printed Employee Manual into an electronic web-based version
            that saved over $250,000 per year in printing, distribution, and updating expenses.
           Hired as programmer for rollout of network upgrade for all regional offices of largest video rental in the
            world. Became assistant project manager within 3 days. Learned all details of network and server builds.
            Solely saved project schedule when company staff failed to follow through by personally working all night
            to complete server build and deliver to airport by 6 AM to meet 10:00 AM installation deadline.
           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 using the prior
            marketing system.
           Managed software project and co-wrote program for largest Toyota distributor that improved contract
            processing from 30 days to 3 days and saved $1,000,000 per year in accounts receivable.
           After only 3 months of Lotus Notes programming was able to analyze corrupted database used to run all
            company project reporting and billing. Manually rebuilt database and recovered all data within 36 hours –
            with no backup available.




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                              PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
      The following describes a brief overview of professional background related to Information Management.
      A Professional Portfolio with details of companies served and services provided is available upon request.
                                    Selected Positions as Executive and/or Principal


    TRIUMVIRATE CAPITAL GROUP, Inc., Roanoke, Texas                                                         2007-2008
    MYCOMMUNITYFYI.COM, Inc., Houston, Texas                                                              2007-present
    Chief Information Officer - Merchant Bank focused on serving expanding and emerging businesses.
       Designed an online automated system for managing all client deal flow and project tracking.
       Established methods for data management and backup.
       Assisted in conceptual design of Internet community portals program for MyCommunityFYI.com


    GEOTECH, Channelview, TX                                                                                       2005
    Vice President of Financial Development, Chief Information Officer - Manufacturer of wastewater filter presses.
    Provides services to process industrial and municipal wastewater.
       Managed network and data management processes
       Re-created website to effectively communicate the business of the company. Website produced more
        prospects in first 30 days than the company had in the previous 4 years under the prior system


    MINICHECK-OCR, Inc., Houston, Texas                                                                   2004-present
    Chief Technology Officer - 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 to create required operational processes.
       Design of software specifications to implement systems. Created Software Specifications package that the
        software development company said was, “… the most detailed and complete specifications ever seen.”


    GREENSHIELD TECHNOLOGIES, Singapore                                                                            2004
    Chief Information Officer & Principal - Technology development company focused on commercializing LED
    lights for wide area lighting. Designed systems for increasing lumens produced with lower heat. Developed LED
    street lights and replacement commercial lighting fixtures.
       Developed systems and policies for network management and security
       Created processes for capturing and archiving records of R&D progress for historical records and intellectual
        property protection.
       Established methods for international communication


    JACK FREY PROPERTIES, INC., Tomball, Texas                                                               1977-1985
    Vice President - Creative director for residential community development company in suburban Houston. Solely
    designed the layout, infrastructure, and marketing materials for five high-end residential country subdivisions that
    grew in value from $2 million to over $16 million in five years. Directed completion of development.
         Directed computerization of the company, including all research and system analysis.
         Implemented and managed multi-user CPM system.
         Learned Assembly Language programming and database programming.
         Assisted outside consultant in customization & migration of manual financial systems to electronic system.
         Trained all company personnel on the use of the computer systems.


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    SELECTED CONSULTING SERVICES

        2005 INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS – REDLANDS, CA: Technology company
        focused on convergence of voice and data over large scale networks using fiber-optics and wireless
        technology.
           Developed staff communication and reporting systems.
           Produced multi-million dollar project proposals for implementation of broadband and wireless
             communications in a number of California cities.
           Implemented and customized multi-user QuickBooks Pro
           Website development
        2003-2004 1BODY – HOUSTON, TX: Web development company specializing in dynamic Lotus
        Domino database driven church websites with a private members section that automates church
        communications and operations.
           Collaboration on website infrastructure design
           Quality testing and troubleshooting of site design and automated processes
           Served as CSS Specialist. Defined content appearance using standards compliant CSS styles
              definitions, creating CSS shorthand definitions for code optimization, and establishing site-wide
              stylesheet designs.
             Assisted in development of documentation and optimization of graphic images for website
        2001 STIFFEL-SCHWAB BUILDERS – HOUSTON, TX: High-end residential remodeling company.
           Created automated bid package template using MS Word with macros and field codes to
              automatically calculate a multitude of remodeling details into accurate table of services and costs
           Enabled rapid production of high-quality, standardized remodeling pricing proposals which were
              easily understood by potential clients
           Template method dramatically improved perception of excellence and improved turn-around on
              proposals over 800%
             Installed and implemented QuickBooks Pro
             Created systems for data management and backup
        1998 IBM / D.R. HORTON – ARLINGTON, TX: D.R. Horton is one of the largest homebuilders in the
        United States with 47 operating divisions in 23 states. The company generated $3.7 billion in revenue in
        2000. Provided contract services to the corporate headquarters IT department as an Executive Consultant
        for IBM. Selected for experience as both an experienced executive and software developer and ability to
        communicate effectively at both levels.
             Analyzed operations to identify opportunities for implementing Lotus Notes to improve efficiency
             Up-sold work-flow automation services expanding original $30,000 contract to $300,000.
             Translated paper Employee Manual into online Employee Manual using Lotus Notes
             Enabled company to update manual to all employees in the nation over night
             Saved more than $250,000 per year in publication costs
             Produced online management system for all corporate graphic files and graphic policies
        1998 IBM / BLOCKBUSTER – LEWISVILLE, TX: Blockbuster Inc. is one of the world's leading
        providers of videos, DVDs and video games, with worldwide revenues topping $5.5 billion in 2002.
           Initially hired to manage migration of Lotus Notes mail server
           Became acting Assistant Project Manager for roll-out of new server systems to all regional offices
           Analyzed all systems development processes of the rollout. Documented system construction and
              configuration and personally built and configured NT server racks.
           Personally assumed responsibility to complete construction of a server system for critical overnight
              delivery when regular staff failed to complete construction before end of day. Solely worked a 26-
              hour day completing construction, packaging, and delivery to air cargo company to meet
              installation schedule the following day.



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    1997 TEXAS COMMERCE BANK – HOUSTON, TX: Second largest bank in Texas. Major user of Lotus
    Notes for workflow automation and internal communication.
       Created Lotus Notes program for automating process of reporting IT system operation statistics.
       Pioneered method for automating the collection of data from Excel spreadsheets into a Lotus Notes
         application that dynamically produced custom formatted reports using the “Print to Rich Text
         Field” method that was largely undocumented.
       Researched methods for data migration and developed process to import existing data into Lotus Notes
    1994–1996 XNET – HOUSTON, TX: Computer consulting company. IBM Preferred Business Partner,
    Lotus Business Partner, major focus on Lotus Notes development services for workflow automation.
       Originally hired to develop user interface, documentation, and training for Lotus Notes application
         for managing SAP implementation in a multitude of Deloitte & Touché clients
       Self-taught Lotus Notes (ver. 3 & 4) programming and developed a variety of templates to
         automate operations and software development within the company
       Developed and implemented Quality Assurance methodology to test coding and operations of all
         new software projects
       Within 3 months became Project Manager and lead Lotus Notes developer on the SAP application
       Because of personal commitment to internal documentation and building reusable code, was
         chosen by management to train all new Lotus Notes programmers
       Developed databases to collect, document, and manage reusable code along with methods for
         leveraging the code into multiple applications
       Created multiple application templates that collected “best of breed” code, standardized user
         interfaces, and dynamic variables into generic templates that enabled creation of customer
         applications in 10% of previous time requirements
       Took sole responsibility to rescue and restore company’s key client and work report database in 36
         hours straight after it was accidentally corrupted by another programmer. Entailed analysis of
         coding and work-flow processes developed by other programmers without internal documentation.
         Required manually rebuilding multiple database tables and indexes.
       Project manager and programmer for project to automate document management for Gulf States
         Toyota, the largest Toyota dealership in US. Cut work flow process from 30 days to 3 days and
         saved over $1,000,000 per year in accounts receivable
       System analysis, design, project management, and sole programmer to create call management and
         service order tracking system for GTX Technologies.
       Created and managed production of all image materials – business cards, stationery. Designed
         database to manage all electronic image files for the company, including graphic components used
         regularly in customer application design.
    1991 GENERAL BUSINESS MACHINES – HOUSTON, TX: Computer consulting and software
    development.
       Created documentation and training materials for implementation of automated pizza order and
          delivery system developed for a national chain of pizza stores.
         Produced and edited photographs demonstrating all stages of installation and operations
         Created line art graphics of system design, network wiring, and flow-charts of operations
         Invented inexpensive tool for validating integrity of network connections within the system
    1991 ELITE RENTALS – BAYTOWN, TX: Heavy equipment rental company.
       Installed new computer system and financial management program
    1987 STRONG’S GYM – HOUSTON, TX: Exercise gym and fitness center.
       Developed automated billing service for professional gym using MICR printer for creating
         automatic monthly bank drafts
       Researched database applications for Macintosh computers to identify appropriate tool for
         developing application - Self-taught Dataflex and Omnis3
       Purchased and installed computer system and MICR printer. Implemented program.

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    TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE & EXPERTISE:

         Project Design & Leadership: Systems analysis, design, programming, and project
          management of database and workflow-process systems to create systems that improve
          operations and lower cost. Have worked with and directed multi-disciplinary teams to create
          technology solutions to meet complex business goals.
         Operating Systems: Hands-on management and support experience with a variety of personal
          computer operating systems: DOS, CPM (including multi-user network), Macintosh Plus
          through OS 10, Windows 3.1 through XP. Some experience with Vista. Experience configuring
          Windows NT servers.
         Microsoft Office: Software expert in all Microsoft Office productivity software. Have taught
          numerous workshops and provided hands-on support for all MS Office products. Created many
          macros and VB Scripts for automating Word and Excel. Produced a variety of PowerPoint
          presentations including building highly complex animated slides.
             Samples of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint projects at: www.righthandman.t8s.com/clients.html
         Synogy Financial Planning Program: Created proprietary Excel template system for enabling
          the rapid development of detailed dynamic financial proformas and financial modeling for
          complex projects in a brief period of time. Over 200,000 cells and 1,500 hours cumulative
          development, enhancement, and customization. Recognized by many in the investment and
          financing arena for its power, effectiveness, and understandability.
             Samples at: www.righthandman.t8s.com/clients.html
         Database Development: Have developed a variety of databases using Filemaker Pro, Lotus
          Notes, Microsoft Access, Lotus Approach, FoxPro, DataFlex, and Omnis 3. Developed
          multiple projects as sole designer and programmer. Directed development team for major
          multi-client project for Deloitte & Touche.
         Computer Hardware: Built many PC servers and workstations from scratch. Installed multiple
          computer peer-to-peer networks.
         Graphic Design Expert: Macromedia Freehand (ver. 1-MX), Adobe Illustrator (ver 1-CS2),
          Adobe Acrobat (ver. 1-8). Designed innumerable projects using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
          Photoshop Elements, Macromedia Fireworks, PaintShop Pro, Avery Design Pro, Avery Label
          Pro, and Macromedia Fontographer.
             Samples of graphic designs at: www.righthandman.t8s.com/clients.html
         Internet & e-Commerce: Design and implement internet based business systems, manage
          planning and development process for e-Commerce systems, internet communications, and
          internet security. Internet Explorer (ver. 3-7), Firefox (ver. 1-2), Netscape (ver. 4-7), Opera
          (ver. 6-9), Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, Microsoft FrontPage, and
          Macromedia Dreamweaver. Experienced at hand coding HTML and considered highly skilled
          on CSS.




    Over 30 years of executive leadership and consulting has produced accomplishments too numerous to list here. A
    Professional Portfolio is available on request that describes detailed information on companies, positions, clients,
    and accomplishments.               http://www.righthandman.t8s.com/DL/HankTate_Portfolio.pdf




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                                   HENRY H. (HANK) TATE JR.
                                righthandman@t8s.com  www.righthandman.t8s.com

                             Change Management / Training / Public Speaking
         The only thing constant in business is change! Over thirty years experience in managing the process of
         change to insure that new systems and processes are implemented effectively.
         Identify impact of business changes on all stake holders. Design team building programs, materials, and
         training methods to facilitate effective implementation of new systems. Emphasize involvement of all
         stakeholders in the project definition and development to insure buy-in at all levels during implementation.
         Widely recognized skills in translating highly technical information into documentation and training
         programs which can be understood by almost anyone. Highly experienced, energetic and entertaining public
         speaker and trainer.
    LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE: President of environmental services company. VP of real estate development
       company. VP of Product Development for biotechnology company. VP and CIO for a second biotechnology
       company. CTO for financial services company. Director of Financial Development for wastewater equipment
       company. Interim COO for biomedical company. CIO for Merchant Bank. Extensive experience in startups.
    PARTIAL LIST OF BUSINESSES SERVED: Thirty years of leadership and consulting services – IBM Global
       Services, GE Capital, GE Mexico, Motorola, Bell Canada, Thompson Media, U.S. Department of Energy,
       Wylie Laboratories-NASA, BJ Services, Texas A&M University, Gulf States Toyota, Lotus, D.R. Horton,
       Texas Commerce Bank, Blockbuster, Organ Transport, Ward’s Natural Science, Houston Independent School
       District, Keystone National High School, UTEX Industries, and numerous small businesses.
    ACCOMPLISHMENT HIGHLIGHTS:
           Developed documentation, training materials, and presented workshops to Fortune 1000 companies
            covering the implementation and use of Lotus Notes program developed for clients of Deloitte & Touché.
           With two days notice, and less than one day of preparation using new materials, presented “Principles and
            Practices of Project Management” to Fortune 500 company. Received excellent ratings. First of many.
           Taught “Principles of Project Management” to numerous Fortune 1000 companies.
           Developed and presented over 250 educational workshops with attendance of more than 25,000. Numerous
            keynote presentations at conventions around the nation. Over 40 radio and TV interviews.
           Certified instructor for: Effective Team Building, Developing Your People Skills, and Professional
            Leadership Development.
           Co-founder and President of educational non-profit serving over 7,000 families per year. Created and co-
            managed for 13 years an annual education conference with more than 100 workshops and attendance of
            2,500. Have presented multiple workshops and key note addresses since 1987 with highest speaker ratings
            in the conference. Some attendees return multiple years to repeat my workshops.
           Translated highly technical scientific information for two biotechnology companies into a variety of
            materials to educate internal staff and the public about company products and technology.


                            PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND
                   The following describes a brief overview of professional background related to
                                Change Management, Training & Public Speaking.
      A Professional Portfolio with details of companies served and services provided is available upon request.




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                                    Selected Positions as Executive and/or Principal


    SYNOGY, Houston, Texas                                                                               1985-present
    President & Founder - Personally founded in 1985 an 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. Directs strategic Internet use and develops corporate websites. In addition to client services, also
    involved as a principal with numerous startups.

       Strategic Business Planning: Directed strategic planning, wrote, and produced high-quality professional
        business plans, financial proformas and investor presentations for numerous businesses seeking capital
        investments and loans. Designed aesthetically pleasing high-quality formats and graphic presentations. The
        quality of Synogy business plans has been recognized repeatedly as being in the top 5% of business plans
        seen by investors.
       Performance Enhancement: Analysis of business operational systems to identify opportunities and methods
        for improving the efficiency of business processes. Strong focus on application of computer and electronic
        technology to automate recurring processes. Innovative creation of databases, standardized forms, checklists,
        and documentation to create functional business systems which can be used by untrained personnel to
        achieve consistent quality.
       Strategic Technology Application: Broad experience in identifying business functional areas where
        computerization and technology can lower costs and increase profitability. Served as CIO / CTO for a variety
        of small companies.
       Project Management: Experience in planning and implementing a wide variety of projects in multiple
        business arenas. Recognized expertise for providing training in The Principles and Practices of Project
        Management. Exceptional ratings from students for presentation effectiveness and understandability.
       Change Management: Address the successful implementation of new and re-engineered business systems
        and processes through: Stakeholder team development, collaborative project planning & design,
        development of documentation, creation of training workshops & on-going training resources for future hires,
        metrics development and tracking to insure implementation and success of the change, team based roll-out
        workshops to complete “buy-in” at all levels of implementation.
       Business Health Assessment: Originated a system for collecting and analyzing information on all functional
        areas of a company’s operation to provide investors with Due Diligence information that reflected the true
        health of the company. Expanded the system into a methodology which can be used for assessing the
        operational health of each functional area in a company. Expansion and improvement of the system is on-
        going, including plans for translating the Business Health Assessment into a web-based tool.


    SOUTH EAST TEXAS HOME SCHOOL ASSOCIATION, Houston, Texas                                                1986-1997
    Co-Founder, past President, currently Director Emeritus - Co-founded a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization to
    serve homeschoolers and homeschool leaders in South East Texas. The first, and for over a decade the largest,
    regional homeschool organization in Texas.
       Established Gulf Coast Home Education Conference in 1987. A regional homeschooling conference that
        grew to serve over 2,500 attendees with over 100 workshops and over 200 exhibitors each year.
       Assisted in developing all conference operations, materials, and selecting speakers.
       Co-manager and key presenter of multiple workshops and keynote addresses for over thirteen years. Still
        presenting the Beginner Series & other multiple workshops each year – for over 21 years.


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       Lead publicity contact. Guest on more than 40 radio and TV interviews, talk shows, and panel discussions.
        Source for many articles on homeschooling.
       Referred to as “Grandfather of Homeschooling in Houston” by local homeschool leaders because of more
        than 24 years in leadership and the many thousands of families that have been encouraged and directed in
        starting homeschooling through the “How to Homeschool Successfully” workshops over 21 years.
       Assisted in the establishment of other homeschool regional organizations in Texas
       Awarded the “Builder Award” at 1992 Texas State Convention for outstanding service in building the
        foundations of service for Texas Homeschoolers.


    EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT FOUNDATION, Houston, Texas                                                   1985-present
    Executive Director - Founder of a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization originally focused on educating students
    about the operation of businesses and how academic subjects are used in the business world. Currently the
    foundation’s primary focus is on developing materials and presenting workshops to encourage parents to get more
    involved in their children’s education.
       Completed substantial training in professional corporate video production from the Sony Institute of Video
        Technology, Hollywood, CA.
       Keynote Speaker or main conference instructor at more than twenty-five conferences around the United
        States. Over 250 workshops and speaking engagements, with an attendance of 25,000 since 1987. Over
        200,000 pages of handouts distributed directly. Handouts have been freely copied by others and distributed
        around the world.
       Overwhelming ratings of “Excellent” from workshop attendees. Taping services have often reported highest
        sales for workshop tapes.
       Created a workshop called “Homeschooling: Is It Valid?” to present to public school officials for building
        bridges of understanding between public school professionals and the homeschool community. Since 1989,
        have presented more than a dozen workshops to attendance officers and counselors from over 150 school
        districts around the country.
       Presented “Homeschooling: Is It Valid?” workshop in 1990 at the international conference of the
        International Association of Pupil Personnel Workers (IAPPW) in San Antonio, Texas (a public education
        professional organization of attendance officers, counselors, and school administrators).
       Keynote speaker at 1997 international conference of the International Association of Pupil Personnel
        Workers in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.
       Author of Homeschooling: Is It Valid? published in November, 1994 issue of The Journal for Truancy and
        Dropout Prevention, the IAPPW international professional journal.
       Served 1987-1998 on Board of Directors of the Texas Home School Coalition, the statewide homeschool
        organization focused on protecting the rights and interests of all homeschoolers in Texas.
       Served on Board of Directors of HOPE for Texas which provided state wide communications and support for
        Texas homeschoolers until its merger with THSC in 1998.


    SELECTED CONSULTING SERVICES

            2000 OAK RIDGE – PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
               Presented 2 day class on Principles of Project Management to employees of Oak Ridge
                 Laboratories
            2000 GE HEADQUARTERS – PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
               Presented 2 day class on Principles of Project Management to employee trainees in GE’s training
                 program
            2000 GE MONTERREY – PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
               Presented 2 day class on Principles of Project Management to project leaders from GE’s Central
                 Americas division.

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             2000 BJ SERVICES – PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
                Presented 2 day class on Principles of Project Management to management team planning
                  implementation of project management skills company wide
             1999 WYLIE LABORATORIES – PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
                Presented 2 day class on Principles of Project Management to engineering team working on
                  projects for NASA’s Space Station
             1999 THOMPSON MEDIA – PROJECT MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
                Presented 1 day class on Principles of Project Management to team working on expansion of IT
                  services within the world’s largest media company
                Implemented with less than 24 hours to prepare – excellent ratings from all attendees
             1994–1996 XNET – HOUSTON, TX: Computer consulting company. IBM Preferred Business Partner,
             Lotus Business Partner, major focus on Lotus Notes development services for workflow automation.
                Originally hired to develop user interface, documentation, and training for Lotus Notes application
                   for managing SAP implementation in a multitude of Deloitte & Touché clients
                  Self-taught Lotus Notes (ver. 3 & 4) programming and developed a variety of templates to
                   automate operations and software development within the company
                  Developed and implemented Quality Assurance methodology to test coding and operations of all
                   new software projects
                  Within 3 months became Project Manager and lead Lotus Notes developer on the SAP application
                  Because of personal commitment to internal documentation and building reusable code, was
                   chosen by management to train all new Lotus Notes programmers
                  Developed databases to collect, document, and manage reusable code along with methods for
                   leveraging the code into multiple applications
                  Created multiple application templates that collected “best of breed” code, standardized user
                   interfaces, and dynamic variables into generic templates that enabled creation of customer
                   applications in 10% of previous time requirements
                  Project manager, lead programmer, and designed user interface for “InTouch”, a Lotus Notes
                   program that saved over twenty-five Fortune 1000 clients of Deloitte & Touché more than 10% of
                   the implementation costs of SAP. Estimated aggregate customer savings over $30,000,000.
                  Developed training workshops, and presented training on the implementation and use of InTouch
                   to staff of Fortune 1000 companies, including: Bell Canada and Motorola
                  Project manager and programmer for project to automate document management for Gulf States
                   Toyota, the largest Toyota dealership in US. Cut work flow process from 30 days to 3 days and
                   saved over $1,000,000 per year in accounts receivable
                  System analysis, design, project management, and sole programmer to create call management and
                   service order tracking system for GTX Technologies.
                  Created and managed production of all image materials – business cards, stationery. Designed
                   database to manage all electronic image files for the company, including graphic components used
                   regularly in customer application design
             1991 GENERAL BUSINESS MACHINES – HOUSTON, TX: Computer consulting and software
             development.
                Created documentation and training materials for implementation of automated pizza order and
                   delivery system developed for a national chain of pizza stores.
                  Produced and edited photographs demonstrating all stages of installation and operations
                  Created line art graphics of system design, network wiring, and flow-charts of operations



    Over 30 years of executive leadership and consulting has produced accomplishments too numerous to list here. A
    Professional Portfolio is available on request that describes detailed information on companies, positions, clients,
    and accomplishments.               http://www.righthandman.t8s.com/DL/HankTate_Portfolio.pdf


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    Background
          Art and Graphic Design is a natural skill that was polished through study in college leading to a Minor
          in Art from Texas Tech University. It has fascinated me over the years to discover that my art training
          has applied to every company or project in which I have been involved.
          I place a very strong emphasis on making sure that the content of everything I do or oversee is not only
          accurate, but is presented in an aesthetic manner that subconsciously communicates professionalism. I
          believe this emphasis has played a significant role in why my business plans have constantly been rated
          in the top 5% of business plans seen by Venture Capitalist and investors.
          I also lead each company or client to address their overall professional presentation through pleasing
          and effective corporate image materials. In many cases budget limitations have forced me to take the
          lead in designing something effective. I have developed corporate logos and image materials for a wide
          variety of companies.

    Graphic Tools
             Film Photography: Photographic principles and design training through Georgia Tech
              Photography Club, 1967-1969. Included hands-on film developing and dark room photo
              manipulation.
             Digital Photography: Experienced with digital photography since 2003 and digital image
              manipulation and editing since 1992.
             Video Production: Trained through Sony Institute of Video Technology, Hollywood, CA. 1986.
              Principles of Video Technology, Screenwriting, Sound, Camera, and Video editing. Focus on using
              video for corporate communications.
             Graphic Software:     Strong experience in vector and bitmap image design and editing since 1987.
                  Macromedia Freehand (ver 1.0 through MX)
                  Adobe Illustrator (ver 1.0 through CS2)
                  Photoshop (ver 1.0 through CS2), Photoshop Elements
                  Macromedia Fireworks
                  Paintshop Pro
                  Experience with numerous other photo management and manipulation programs

    Graphic Design Samples
          The following graphic design samples are a few of the logos and graphic designs I have created.




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              Web Design
            The Internet has become a valuable, and often indispensable, tool for improving customer service and
            operational effectiveness of most businesses. Over the last decade I have provided counsel to many
            companies on how to use the Internet as an effective dynamic business tool. Since 2001 I have also had
            a growing involvement in hands-on development, re-design, or management of company websites.
            Early website development relied on templates that are available over the Internet, but in recent years I
            have been heavily involved in using standards compliant HTML, XHTML, and CSS. Some recent sites
            I have coded by hand and have included application of Javascript, PHP, and ASP. I am considered very
            strong in HTML and CSS coding skills and have been able to create some very complex webpage
            designs using hand coded XHTML and CSS with almost all appearance coding defined by CSS and
            only content contained in XHTML.


    Web Sites (some sites no longer on web)

     2008 – Wilson-Mohr
        www.wilsonmohr.com
        Web content development for site
        redesigned by 1Body. Refined and
        organized existing CSS. HTML coding
        for new content and refinenment of
        HTML coding for existing code.
        Created HTML & CSS code for
        special content pieces.
        Development and editing with
        Dreamweaver 8, WeBuilder 2008,
        Stylizer, Fireworks 8, Photoshop
        Elements 5, and NoteTab Pro




     2006 – Charles Knobloch, Attorney
        www.charlesknobloch.com
        Solely designed and hand coded with
        standards compliant XHTML, CSS,
        Javascript, and ASP. Structured so
        user could switch between English
        and Indonesian.
        Development & editing with
        Dreamweaver 8, TopStyler, Fireworks
        8, and Photoshop Elements 4.




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    2006 – Sonlight, Radio Ministry
        www.sonspots.org
        Hand coded third-party design with
        standards compliant XHTML and
        CSS. Designed specifically to be run
        by Lotus Domino and included
        creation of complex nested DIVs and
        round-cornered DIVs. Created pure
        CSS drop-down menus.
        Development & editing with
        Dreamweaver 8, TopStyler, Fireworks
        8, and Photoshop Elements 4.




    2005 – United States Connected
       Community Association
       www.us-cca.org (updated by others)
       Hand coded PHP, XHTML and CSS
       to match selected temporary design.
       Completed in 48 hours in preparation
       for a convention roll-out.
       Site has since been rebuilt with much
       greater complexity.
       Development and editing with
       Dreamweaver MX, TopStyler,
       Fireworks MX, and Photoshop
       Elements 4.




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    2005 – Geotek Distributors
       www.geotekdistributors.com
       (no longer active – company closed)
       Sole responsibility for planning &
       design. Used CSS based template.
       Substantial HTML code redesign.
       Flash rotating graphics. Development
       and editing with Microsoft FrontPage
       2003, Fireworks MX, and Photoshop
       Elements 3.
       Substantial work on Search Engine
       Optimization and Key Word
       advertising campaigns through Google
       and Yahoo.
       More prospect responses in 30 days
       than in 4 years with previous site.




    2004-2005 – 1Body
       www.cepc.org
       Worked with web development
       company as CSS specialist. Modified
       existing CSS to conform to consistent
       CSS structure and web standards,
       optimized shorthand CSS code, and
       re-design of content appearance.
       Assisted in testing and refining site
       graphics, infrastructure, and Lotus
       Domino coding.




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    2004 – Interwoven
        www.interwoven-inc.com
        Sole responsibility for planning &
        design. Hand coded using CSS and
        HTML. Development and editing with
        Microsoft FrontPage 2003.




    2003 – Righthandman
        www.righthandman.t8s.com
        Sole responsibility for planning &
        design. Development and editing with
        Microsoft FrontPage 2003 and Site
        Builder




    2001 – Calderwood Solutions
        www.calderwoodsolutions.com
        (no longer active – company closed
        division)
        Sole responsibility for planning &
        design. Used CSS based template.
        Substantial HTML code redesign.
        Flash rotating graphics. Development
        and editing with Microsoft FrontPage
        2003, Fireworks MX, and Photoshop
        Elements 3.




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    EDUCATION

    Walk Through the Bible Trainer Certification - 1992: Developing Your People Skills, Effective Team Building,
          and Personal Leadership Development
    Sony Institute of Video Technology, 1985-1986
    Texas Real Estate Brokers License, completed 1980
    Graduate Studies in Business Management, University of Houston, 1975-1977
    B.S., Texas Tech University, 1973
    Undergraduate Pre-Med Studies, Georgia Institute of Technology , 1967-1969
    MENSA acceptance 1980




    BOARDS & COMMUNITY SERVICE

    Urban Business Initiative, Houston, TX – 2007-2008
    Homeschool Christian Youth Association, Graduation Committee – Data Management, 2001-present
    Homeschool Christian Youth Association, Houston, TX – Sports Day Administrator, 1993;
         Data Management 1993-present
    Founding Board of Directors & Past President, Southeast Texas Home Schooling Association, Houston,
         Texas; 1985-1997. Director Emeritus - Retired
    Board of Directors, Texas Home School Coalition, Lubbock, Texas; 1986-1998
    Board of Directors, HOPE for Texas, Dallas, Texas; 1992-1998
    Board of Directors, Homeschool Christian Youth Association, Houston, Texas; 1993-1998
    Founding Board of Directors, SONlight Ministries, Houston, Texas; 1977-1990
    Board of Directors, Forest Glen Camp and Conference Center, Huntsville, Texas; 1986-1997
    Founding Board of Directors, Renew Development International, Inc.; 1987-1997
    Founding Board of Directors, ONASCO, Inc.; 1991-1993
    Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo, Speakers & Rodeo Clown Committees; 1997-2004
    Rotary Club, Tomball, TX; 1978-1986 (representative to International Convention, Birmingham, England
         1984)
    President, Tomball Friends of the Library, 1979-1983




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