Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Oliver Starr Professional Resume

OLIVER W. STARR

23852 Pacific Coast Highway #338 ¨ Malibu, California 90265 ¨ Phone: (310) 849-5570 ¨ e-mail: oliver@qmgrp.net

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professional Profile

Results-driven Senior Executive with broad-based experience in new venture technologies, including e-commerce and storage solutions across multiple industries. Highly technical professional experienced in telecommunications, networking, LANs, WANs, video telephony, and streaming technology. Entrepreneurial leader who strategically builds start-up organizations and grows them into profitable business units through well executed product development, marketing communications, sales management, and new business development initiatives. Effective communicator possessing excellent interpersonal and negotiation skills. Bilingual; fluent in both English and French. Expertise includes:

¨ Project Management

¨ Business Development

¨ Consultative Sales

¨ Telecommunications

¨ Tactical Marketing

¨ Business Consulting

¨ Network Administration

¨ Brand Management

¨ Research and Analysis

¨ Software Development

¨ Web Marketing - SEO

¨ Regulatory Compliance

Executive EXPERIENCE

Hello!, Inc. (www.helloinc.net) 2003 - Present

An independent firm specializing in corporate payphone management and related business and technology services.

Co-Founder / Chief Technology Officer

Direct all daily operations of the business while identifying and pursuing new opportunities. Develop, deploy, and maintain all information technology and telecommunication systems, including installing security systems and upgrading hardware and software. Manage all system administration initiatives, and provide ongoing management to payphone systems for customers such as the United States Postal Service, McDonald’s, Walgreens, and Carl’s Junior.

Avastar, Inc. (www.avastarinc.com) 2001 - 2003

A firm specializing in the development, marketing, and distribution of dietary supplements and personal care products.

Founder / President / Chief Science Officer

Manage the daily operations, including all new product development, marketing and sales, and information technology management initiatives. Primary customers were Sav-on, GNC, Whole Foods, ProNatur B.V., Korean American Grocers Association, Kuwait Trading, Eagle Distribution and over 25,000 independently owned grocery and convenience stores.

¨ Grew the business from $0 sales in 2002 to more than $125,000 in monthly sales.

¨ Developed scalable distribution and e-commerce systems; the newest database security algorithms are used to secure and store customer credit card information for recurring orders.

Supplement Facts, Inc. (www.supplementfacts-inc.com) 1995 - 2001

A Industry renowned consulting firm providing developmental , regulatory and marketing consulting services to top tier pharmaceutical and nutriceutical clients including Royal Numico, B.V., Weider, Intl, Rexall Sundown, GNC, EAS and e-Nutrition and the Stanford University Swim Program..

Founder / Chief Executive Officer / President

Olerix, Inc. 1998 - 2000

An off-shoot of Supplement Facts Consulting Services, the company developed and served robust, cross referenced and medically authenticated content to pharmaceutical, genomic, nutriceutical, and health e-tailer clients. Prior to acquisition by Intramedicine, Inc. in 2000, Olerix had contracts in place with numerous drug and supplement companies.

Founder / Chief Executive Officer


additional Experience

Wolfgang Puck’s Spago Restaurant 1990 - Present

Consulting Chef

Freelance Author 1992 - Present

Champion Nutrition 1996 - 2000

Director of Communications / Copy Writer / Product Development Consultant

Envion International 1996 - 1999

Product Development and Technical Consultant

Professional Cyclist 1987 - 1998

Velo News Journal of Competitive Cycling 1994 - 1998

In Form Columnist

Vitamin Research Products, Inc. 1995 - 1996

Product Development and Technical Consultant

Amrion 1993 - 1995

Product Development Specialist - Advanced Kinetics / Consultant

EDUCATION and Professional Training

University of Colorado at Boulder

Studies in Biology, Chemistry, and Kinesiology

Speakers Institute of America

Certified Speaking Professional

United States Olympic Training CENTER PERMANENT RESIDENT

Permanently resided at the Olympic training center, participating in research and development training, product testing, and athlete performance analysis

¨ Won 348 events, including numerous national titles and the silver medal at the 1984 World Championships.

Scientific Advisory Boards

ChangeWave Alliance

Alliance Member

Changes International (A Division of TwinLab, Co)

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board

EnviroTech International

Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Board