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People band together to help each other and to help others they serve. Here are some important associations to Business Accelerants.

The Value Builder System™

A statistically proven methodology for increasing the value of your company based on over 30,000 businesses. We can help you improve the value of your company.


Established in 1964, NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry, represents more than 2,000 companiesthat manufacture, distribute, install, sell and repair commercial trucks, truck bodies, truck equipment, trailers and accessories. Buyers of work trucks and the major commercial truck chassis manufacturers also belong to NTEA. The Association provides in-depth technical information, education, and member programs and services, and produces The Work Truck Show®Green Truck Summit, and Fleet Technical Congress.


People-Powered Strategy Software—The complete solution for strategic planning, management and tracking.

What we believe in…
At Cascade, we believe that we all want to work in a place that we love. Having a deep understanding of where an organization is heading, and staying aligned with its strategy, is fundamental for this. We’re building a platform that encourages this alignment, in an environment that feels agile and intuitive. Launched in 2013, Cascade is now home to thousands of strategy plans, with hundreds of companies of all sizes executing their vision and growing every day!

We want to be the People-Powered Strategy Software at the heart of every great workplace.

The One Page Business Plan®

The One Page Business Plan® company is a international consulting firm specializing in planning and performance management systems based upon innovative and proven One Page Business Plan methodology. The company provides consulting, training, enterprise software, e-learning systems and workshops with over 500 licensed consultants. It’s innovative web-based enterprise planning and performance management tools are rapidly becoming the tool of choice for CEOs. Paul is certified in helping companies to develop and implement 3-5 year long-term strategies and track performance using this company’s software and resources.

Cornerstone Growth Advisors

Cornerstone Growth Advisors (CGA) provides advisory services in key business areas including Strategy, Planning, Operations, Sales, Marketing, Organizational Development, Leadership and Talent Acquisition. We advise global public companies, privately-held organizations, family-owned businesses and private equity corporations.

CGA brings deep senior leadership credentials and know-how in many business sectors including Automotive, Commercial Working Vehicles, Medical Devices, Aviation & Aerospace, Consumer Packaged Goods, Pharmaceuticals, Food & Beverage and Energy. Our experience, resources, and understanding of business cultures and practices stretch across the globe.

The CGA team is made up of many former C-suite leaders who offer an outside eye to your business combined with a wealth of real-world abilities and accomplishments. We bring that extra horsepower when needed, specialized skills for critical, short-term assignments and a laser focus to optimize results for you.

National Association of Corporate Directors

The National Association of Corporate Directors helps more than 17,000 directors lead with confidence. As the recognized authority on leading boardroom practices, NACD aspires to a world where businesses are sustainable, profitable, and respected, and where stakeholders trust directors to develop strategies that create long-term value and provide effective oversight. Paul is a Governance Fellow focusing on the correlation of compensation and long-term strategy.

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Technology Association of Oregon

TAO unites the region’s technology industry and is a recognized leader in shaping and growing technology and business communities. We empower businesses and entrepreneurs through networks, events, resources and more.

Technology & Maintenance Council

The purpose of the Technology & Maintenance Council is to improve transport equipment, its maintenance and maintenance management. The Council develops Recommended Engineering and Maintenance Practices that are voluntarily adopted by fleets, OEMs and component suppliers. The Council also conducts industry surveys and promotes the voluntary cooperation among designers and manufacturers of transport equipment and those who specify, purchase, and manage such equipment. Paul focuses his efforts on the Future Truck Committee and its Far Horizon group, which he chairs.

SAE International

SAE International is the leader in connecting and educating engineers while promoting, developing and advancing aerospace, commercial vehicle and automotive engineering.  A global association of more than 128,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries, the group is A.  Pioneering: blazing new paths and always working to explore what is next; B.  Dynamic: constantly moving with the times, being proactive and energetic; C.  Precise: exacting with themselves and taking a measured approach to provide the definitive word. Paul is a member of the Executive Council that plans the annual Commercial Vehicle Engineering Congress meeting and currently chairs the Electrical Systems Committee for the Truck and Bus Council.


IEEE is the world’s largest professional association dedicated to advancing technological innovation and excellence for the benefit of humanity. IEEE and its members inspire a global community through IEEE’s highly cited publications, conferences, technology standards, and professional and educational activities. Paul chairs the Oregon section of the Technology and Engineering Management Society that is focused on advancing, enhancing, and improving essential management and leadership knowledge and skills of IEEE members.

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SCORE grows successful small businesses across America, one business at a time. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship. Work is supported by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Paul has been a certified Business Mentor since 2012 counseling companies on buying or selling businesses, intellectual property, financial turn arounds, long term strategy, fund raising, and more.