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MARKETING CONSULTANT, Seattle, Washington 1996 - 2011.  Conducted multi-year consulting contracts with Stress-Tek, Inc. (Kent, WA) and BuildSite LLC (Oakland, CA). Also, performed shorter term projects with numerous companies including: Aldus Corporation (Seattle, WA), Uniphase (San Jose, CA), Innovative Solutions (Bellevue, WA), DRC Resource Group (Seattle, WA), SA Global (Bellevue, WA) and Contract Manufacturing Consulting (Bellevue,WA).

STRESS-TEK, INC., Kent, Washington 1992 - 1996 DIRECTOR OF MARKETING & SALES. Responsible for all marketing, sales and technical support for on- board truck scales, computers and route management software to the trucking industry. Managed six regional sales managers, inside sales and technical support staff. Directly responsible for key National Accounts and OEM's.  $7.0 million + annual revenue.

SPACELABS, INC., Redmond, Washington 1989 - 1992 DIVISION MARKETING MANAGER. Managed all marketing activities for the Vita-Stat Division, a $10 million manufacturer of public access blood pressure monitors. Vita-Stat has over 10,000 customer locations primarily in retail pharmacies and corporate worksites.

PHYSIO-CONTROL CORPORATION, Redmond, Washington 1986 - 1989 INTERNATIONAL PRODUCT MANAGER. Managed a three-person product management group for Physio's $30 million international division selling patient montioring equipment. Responsibilities included strategic and operation planning, product development, promotion, pricing, new product introductions and sales training.




Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Technical & Scientific Services
  • Professional & Business Services




            MBA, June 1979.  Emphasis in marketing and finance.  Worked part time for the

            Office of Technology Licensing conducting market evaluations and licensing of

            new technologies developed from research at Stanford University.


            UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, Berkeley, California

            BA in Biological Sciences, March 1974.  California State Scholar.


Rick Talbot

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