Center for Technology and Investment
CTI’s competitive edge is linked to Bill Franklin’s knowledge and experience in running a small rural business and making it successful. Bill took a small grocery chain located in Baker City, Oregon, and turned it into a regional powerhouse that now has offices in California and Colorado, and stores throughout the West. Bill’s expertise and knowledge of technology is unequaled in the rural communities he offers support to. He is also well respected in more urban communities such as Portland, Oregon. He is chairman of the Mayor’s Art Committee, and spends time putting together a Rose Parade float each year for the Kiwanis Club.
Mr. Franklin’s technology experience comes from his deep knowledge of Internet infrastructure gained through his early work as an engineer at the Stanford Research Institute, his deep abiding love of technology, and the potential for technology to shape the way people work and think.
Mr. Franklin received his MBA from Stanford in 1984, after receiving a Stanford BSEE in 1971.
6.1 Personnel Plan
Personnel will remain at a minimum, due to the low funding expectations, and Bill Franklin’s ability to service his clients without support. Accounting will be outsourced, as will any other necessary activity that threatens to unnecessarily burden Mr. Franklin’s time. In the second year it is expected that Mr. Franklin will need to hire an additional consultant to assist him.
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