Mr. Wade has over 24 years of successful and diverse business and management experience with large financial and lending institutions representing many Fortune 20 companies. He has also consulted on credit and risk projects to the energy and receivable management industries. Mr. Wade has advanced technological experience with software, hardware, infrastructure, and web development. He has demonstrated success in several senior management roles by crafting executable and sustainable strategies, development of significant budgets, and solid innovation. Additionally, Mr. Wade has extensive experience in Commercial Banking and has held senior positions in management, sales, and credit extension/underwriting.

Mr. Wade is a hands-on professional that is decisive, creative, and excels in fast-paced environments. This experience and approach has produced win-win outcomes in many of the work-out and turnaround situations he has managed.

Mr. Wade also manages the Export Broker/Management practice, Blackfoot-Global, a division of Blackfoot Consulting, LLC.

Healthcare Practice

Strategic Partner:

Victor LaRosa RESUME

Mr. LaRosa is a healthcare executive with over twenty years varied senior level experience. Responsibilities have included directing academic and private physician practices, managing in the nation’s largest HMO (Kaiser Permanente), ambulatory surgical centers, radiology, acute care hospital service lines, business development, contracting, facility design/re-design, regulatory compliance, supply chain management, medical sales, P&L responsibility, strategic planning, large-scale project management, managed care contracting, process reengineering, quality control and team building.

Mr. LaRosa identifies the dynamic and highly regulated nature of the healthcare industry and has adapted by learning to identify and react with a high degree of speed and certainty. These skills have lead to continued success in the restoration and/or maximization of shareholder profitability. He has lead several turnaround efforts involving top down process reengineering, while obtaining leadership consensus in highly political environments.

Jim Horan, MBA   RESUME

Mr. Horan has more than twenty five years of operations and global outsourcing experience in financial services, auto finance, accounts receivable management, customer relationship management, and sales and marketing.  He is a proven hands-on leader with exceptional talent for formulating and executing high-level, strategic, and innovative business solutions. Mr. Horan has collaborated and consulted with most major captive and independent finance companies and major and regional U.S banks.  He possesses extensive knowledge of industry best-practices acquired from professional experiences, and maintains a network of best-in-class service providers.

Mr. Horan manages the Business Process Solutions practice for Blackfoot Consulting, LLC

Designing and Delivering Strategic Business Process Solutions + Financial Services and Auto Finance Operations + Contract Negotiations + Project Management + Global Outsourcing + Process Improvement


Karl Inman, ESQ., BSEE, MBA, JD  - RESUME

Mr. Inman is a highly accomplished and hands-on senior management and legal professional, with 20+ years of proven business experience and 28+ years of corporate and business legal experience. He has provided strategic and financial leadership within start-up, small, emerging, developmental, turnaround and high growth environments. He is qualified in all core business functions, including Operations (manufacturing and service) Finance, Planning, Marketing, Product and Project Development, Real Estate Transactions, HR, Compliance, Joint Ventures, M&A, Divestiture, Licensing and Business Consulting.

Mr. Inman has been a member of numerous Boards of Directors and has served as an adjunct representative for some companies, representing lenders and investors having financial interests in those companies. He has significant experience in turnaround, workout and restructuring transactions with businesses looking to recover or expand. In that regard, Mr. Inman has as a contract receiver for the operation of various companies in distress, positioning those companies for future sale or the recovery of investments. Mr. Inman has represented over 100 companies in these varying capacities

George Trapp

Thirty-five year career spent at the Plant, General, and Senior Management level in the manufacturing and distribution of plastic materials and additives for the Petrochemical Industry. Included in this tenure are the following samples of expertise.

Built a compounding facility in North Carolina and served as Plant Manager during the start-up. This facility was consistently at the top of all benchmarking categories utilized by the company.

Lead a takeover team in evaluation of a manufacturing facility in Minnesota. Result of the evaluation was to shut down facility and liquidate assets. This process was completed in 54 days.

Built a manufacturing facility in New Hampshire and served as General Manager for three years.

Placed by investment group as Vice President of Operations for a troubled manufacturing facility in Rhode Island. Sold off undesirable assets and moved remainder of operation to Alabama. Managed the facility until profitable sale.

Employed by a North Carolina company to replace President and three General Managers. Injected transition team and returned company to profitable status.

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