Robert A. Wood – President, is the founder and architect of the
Pinnacle Performance Institute, a
business consulting company with a passion for
performance in sales, marketing and
technology, headquartered in Plano, Texas. He has been a senior technologist
for over 25 years with both Ross Perot and Bill Gates and founded Shabang.com
during the Internet gold rush, raising $15M and building it to a $200M
corporation. He also founded the underlying technology company, WinTech, Inc.
in 1995 and has served as its President & CEO from its inception. WinTech
is a premier developer of scalable client-server multi-lingual Internet
business solutions at a fraction of the normal time and cost. From 1998 to
2001, Mr. Wood served as the Chief Technology Officer, President & CEO, and
Chairman of the Board of Directors for Shabang.com, an online e-commerce
solution for merchants. From 1990 to 1995, Mr. Wood served as Senior Consultant
and Developer with Microsoft Corporation. While at Microsoft he was responsible
for assisting both the management and technical staffs of Fortune 500
corporations in understanding, architecting and constructing distributed
application architectures. Mr. Wood was president of Executive Micro-Systems
from 1988 to 1990 and a systems engineer for Electronic Data Systems
Corporation (EDS) from 1985 to 1988.
Mr. Wood is a regular speaker at entrepreneurial forums training business
professionals on marketing strategies and the “Secrets of Online Marketing”. He
provides consulting services on all aspects of business including
organizational performance, sale and marketing strategies, employee
productivity and retention, successful solution implementation, technology
leverage and custom software development.
Mr. Wood's areas of technical expertise include solution development discipline
and methodology, component-based application architecture, business process
re-engineering, user interface design analysis, legacy system integration,
multi-lingual solutions, relational data modeling, system development tools,
technical instruction and project management.
Mr. Wood has twenty-five years experience with over fifty corporations as an
Information Technology Consultant, Systems Analyst, Systems Programmer,
Application Developer, System Tools Developer and Systems Architect in the
corporate and commercial software development environments. He is also chief
architect of the Hyper-Object Technology (HOT) application architecture.
Mr. Wood is an original member of the International Methodology Team that
developed the Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF) and the Microsoft Solution
Development Discipline (SDD). As a methodology evangelist and Certified Master
Trainer, Mr. Wood traveled throughout the United States building development
teams and architecting client server systems for Microsoft clients.
In addition to his regular consulting and management responsibilities, Mr. Wood
was published in the Microsoft Systems Journal, published the blue book on
"Re-engineering Software Development", and presented numerous executive
lectures for Fortune 500 corporations on “Re-engineering Software Development”.
Mr. Wood also has several years of business administration and marketing
experience before his transition to the application of technology in solving
business problems and realizing business opportunities.
David Foote – V.P. of Business Development, has recent experience as the
President & CEO of a multi-million dollar tourism enterprise with several
wedding chapels in Las Vegas. He was previously the founder and President of a
successful residential and commercial construction company throughout Nevada
with offices in Reno and Las Vegas, with additional expertise as an operational
manager for a national transportation company.
Mr. Foote is responsible for the current development of a team-building guest
ranch in southern Utah for corporate management teams to enhance performance.
Mr. Foote has similar guest ranches planned for Arizona, California, and the
Grand Canyon. Mr. Foote is experienced working at the executive level in
developing business opportunities.
His executive contributions to Pinnacle include expertise in International
marketing, contract negotiations, finance and accounting, business
administration and vendor relations.
He is fluent in French and is a dedicated family man with his wife and six
Bart Bateman – Director of Sales, is responsible for meeting sales
projections for the Pinnacle Performance Institute. As V.P. of Sales for a
prior company, Innovative Marketing, he has been successful in product
development and marketing by creating over $1,000,000 in sales with a new
product. With Shabang.com, Bart, as a Strategic Account Executive, in less than
three months, personally committed 20 merchants to partner with Shabang.com,
and increased web site product count by over 200,000 products. He was
individually responsible for developing 40% of website product content, out of
ten sales associates and secured contracts and projects from large merchants
such as KBKids.com, CD Universe.com and others.
For Digital Convergence Corporation, Mr. Bateman Created a program of free and
discounted merchandise for users of proprietary technology- including the
writing and negotiation of contracts, rates, marketing approaches and
strategies. He negotiated partnerships with other Internet entities such as
Clickthebutton.com and Giftcertificates.com and researched and created internet
marketing proposals for the executive branches of the firm and their clients.
With Evergreen America Corporation, Mr. Bateman was a Senior Sales
Representative and annually maintained gross sales of over 25 million dollars
for an international steamship line. Bart has a Bachelor of Science Degree from
BYU and is fluent in Japanese.
Bart is an Eagle Scout and former scoutmaster and is now serving as Assistant
District Commissioner for the Scouts locally. He, his wife, and eight children
were awarded 2001 Family of the Year in Plano, Texas where they reside.
Pinnacle is assisted by the following Advisory Board professionals.
Jon Scholl, Senior Partner – Boston Consulting Group
Jim Seaberg, Former Senior Partner – McKinsey Consulting