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Karl R. Inman, Esq.

 

 

   COMBINED EXECUTIVE/LEGAL COUNSEL RESUME

   (Please review both sections for multi-discipline talents)

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE

 

 

# Outstanding business leader with successful full P&L responsibility experience. #

# Planned and directed numerous financial and strategic plans. #

# Successfully implemented and managed the introduction of new products and services. #

# Highly adept at financial tournaround: cutting costs, increasing sales and margins. #

# Highly driven to exceed business objectives, consistently achieving goals above expectations. #

# Multi-talented, applying unique technical, business and legal insight to business problems. #

# Recognized as a motivator and people-oriented leader. #

 

Highly accomplished and hands-on senior management professional, with 10+ years of proven experience providing strategic and financial leadership within start-up, small, emerging, developmental, turnaround and high growth environments. Have qualifications 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, Licensing and Business Consulting. Past member of numerous Boards of Directors and consultant to the same, whether for-profit or non-profit. Delivered strong and sustainable contributions to P&L, including significant sales growth and increases to gross margin and net income by leading the development of and directing plans and cost reduction initiatives. Have planned, developed, launched and sustained new products, real and personal property projects, and new market development. Articulate communicator and excellent negotiator skilled in achieving full organizational support for major management programs, efficiency, productivity and system, project and product improvement. Background as a major law firm partner keeps organizations within the boundaries of the law; a true multi-disciplinary talent. Believes that people are a company’s greatest asset. Works well with Directors, Senior Management, Employees, Customers, Clients, Sources of Financing and Government Watchdogs. Used these skills in the positions described below.

 

EXECUTIVE AND MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCE:

 

Wyn Molded Plastics, Inc.                                                   Circleville, Ohio

President and Member of Board of Directors              

The company was a $65,000,000 national thermo-injection plastics parts manufacturer, predominately for the automotive industry. Company had 3 multi-state manufacturing plants, trucking and warehousing subsidiaries and 600 employees. Engaged as the president to turnaround and sell the company. Increased sales during tenure by 36% and gross margin by 70% in highly competitive and tightly controlled automotive industry.

 

Custom House Publishers, Inc.                                         Columbus, Ohio

Vice President, Operations and Business Development          

The company was a $12MM national specialty newspaper publisher, predominately for the real estate industry. Engaged as the vice president to establish thentofore non-existent business and financial systems and processes to handle company’s rapid growth that averaged 115% per year. Developed and launched new Internet-based discount card product. Reviewed and reorganized marketing and sales department, involving direct and in-side sales. Devised and implemented management and financial controls.

 

WorldWide Wizard, Inc.                                                        Columbus, Ohio

Chief Executive Officer                       

The company was a U.S. and International Patent holding company formed for the purposes of licensing electrical plug and connector manufacturers with use, manufacturing and sales rights for a new safety plug, called the Wise Plug TM. The company consisted of a Board of Directors and 3 employees.

 

The Ohio Bell Telephone Company (and AT&T)               Columbus, Ohio

Engineer of Special Projects (Mid-Level Executive)            

 

 

 

BUSINESS, REAL ESTATE AND FINANCING ATTORNEY

 

# Highly successful business, business corporate and real estate attorney. #

# Partner in two major law firms, with substantial In-House Counsel experience. #

# First-chair experience and team leader in all corporate and business matters. #

# Adept at financial and intellectual property transactions and entrepreneurial activities. #

# Highly skilled and effective negotiator and mediator. #

# Expert contract and agreement draftsman. #

# Outstanding client development and rain-making skills. #

 

Accomplished first-chair attorney having the highest ethical and professional standards, with 25+ years of proven legal leadership and competence advising start-up, small, emerging, developmental, turnaround and Fortune 500 companies in all core legal functions involving transactional matters in the areas of general corporate, business, real estate, employment, commercial, tax (Federal, State & Local), finance and securities law, including, but not limited to, federal and blue sky securities offerings, D&O liability, Sarbanes-Oxley, organization development, financing strategy (venture capital, bank financing, public and private sector forms of financing and debtor/creditor transactions), workouts, business plan development, intellectual property protection (copyright, trademark and trade secret), technology transfers (licensing, assignments, etc.), research and development agreements, joint ventures, co-op agreements, franchising, M&A asset and stock acquisitions and mergers, government and legislative affairs, real property site and plant acquisitions, commercial transactions, employment and EPA matters, employee handbooks and policy, e-commerce and Internet matters, international technology export transactions and licensing, and sports and entertainment law. Articulate communicator and skilled negotiator. Works well with Directors, Senior Management, Employees, Clients and Pro and Con Attorneys. Used these skills in the positions described below.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

 

Swedlow, Butler, Inman, Levine & Lewis, Co. L.P.A             Columbus, Ohio

Senior Partner (Shareholder & Director)                

Successfully advised, counseled and represented corporations and businesses concerning legal rights, obligations and privileges

 

Bricker & Eckler (a National Mega-Firm)                                Columbus, Ohio

Partner                            

Successfully advised, counseled and represented corporations and businesses concerning legal rights, obligations and privileges.

 

Custom House Publishers, Inc.                                                Columbus, Ohio

Vice President Business Development & General Counsel          

Developed and launched new Internet-based discount card product, negotiating and preparing all commercial and joint venture agreements, Internet agreements, merchant agreements and funding agreements. Reorganized the company’s legal structure. Revised employee manual.

 

WorldWide Wizard, Inc.                                                               Columbus, Ohio

Chief Executive Officer/Legal Counsel                

Legal focus and effort was negotiating, drafting and closing patent licensing transactions for the Company with domestic and international manufacturers. Lobbied with U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission for the adoption of the technology. Led effort for safety certification by Underwriter’s Laboratory and adoption by National Electrical Manufacturers Association.

 

Wyn Molded Plastics, Inc.                                                             Circleville, Ohio

Part-time In-House General Counsel                  

Position was served in while maintaining outside practice. Responsibilities included management of all legal functions for the corporation, including corporate matters, litigation management, contract negotiation, board of directors representation, labor and employment matters, EPA matters, commercial sales and purchasing contracts and contract management.

 

Attorney at Law and Senior Co-Counsel                                  Columbus, Ohio

Attorney                            

Attorney, Investor to entrpreneurial, start-up and developmental companies. Consultant to other attorneys on sophisticated corporate and business matters as co-counsel. Involved in technology transfers, licenses and intellectual property matters. Used skills highlighted above.

 

  

EDUCATION

 

CapitalUniversitySchool of Law   Columbus, Ohio

Juris Doctorate

XavierUniversity   Cincinnati, Ohio

Masters of Business Administration (MBA)

The OhioStateUniversity   Columbus, Ohio

   Bachelor of Science in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

 

 

 

LICENSES

 

   Supreme Court of Ohio.

   United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio.

   United States Tax Court.

   State of Ohio, Department of Education, Substitute Teaching Certificate

 

 

 

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