Donald Chambers

Lecturer and Associate Director, Entrepreneurship Program at Terry College of Business

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  • Terry College of Business

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Terry College of Business

Experienced PRACTITIONER-SCHOLAR, with teaching, research and firm development interests in ENTREPRENEURSHIP and culture; recent experience in the clean energy sector working for the Department of Energy and an electrical products MNC.

Mergers, acquisitions and startups: Acquired numerous strategic businesses, spun off less profitable units and sold to a Fortune 500 energy firm. Merged internal operations driving significant savings and synergies. Started up a health care software implementation firm. Led the startup of several aftermarket sales operations, regional service centers and an outdoor power equipment company. Also led venture that started up a trans loading operation at a CSX terminal.

Personnel Development: Led talent management strategies at several employer and client firms focused on identifying and developing leaders of the future while employing mentorship concepts.

Strategic planning and leadership: Developed and led numerous business strategy programs for employers and clients resulting in new business products, enhanced business services, new markets and new customers. Drafted nontraditional pricing models, started up international sales programs, and project managed facility design. Identified commercialization platforms within eco systems.

Financial results: Negotiated credit lines worth hundreds of millions of dollars, and raised private funds. Reduced cost structures of firms, adding 10-100% or more to net earnings. Developed simple yet robust business models for strategic planning and presentation to financial institutions, boards and investors.

Operations: Oversaw a low-volume custom product firm that maintained on-time delivery for large international OEMs. Conceived and executed several service revenues generating streams and turned warranty cost centers into profitable business units. Part of executive team that started up a high-density computing enclosures business unit with sales to US Government contractors.

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