MICHAEL W. ANDERSON
Michael Anderson, the founder and managing partner of Eclipse Corporate Development, has more than 12 years of professional experience in finance and operations management. For the last seven years, he has served as a consultant specializing in financial and strategic turnarounds to protect owners’ equity. He is proven in negotiations and organizational development change management.
His management consulting experience includes:
- Development of a successful operations closure exit strategy for a West Coast-based medical supply chain.
- Design and implementation of a successful financial and strategic turnaround plan for the non-profit organization whereby the organization achieved revenues over expenses within six months and cash flow increased 1,000% within two years.
- Capital improvement planning for a rural Nevada hospital, and
- Operations start-up road-mapping and planning for an alternative fuels production company in the Midwest.
In addition to these projects, Mr. Anderson implemented a turnaround plan for the University of Nevada, Reno, computer labs. This plan eliminated several unprofitable departments’ redundant costs through consolidation, implemented 360-degree feedback, and marketed computer-related products and services. This resulted in a cost reduction of 24%, increased employee morale, and increased customer satisfaction by 10% -- all within eight months. As a part of this work, Mr. Anderson developed and implemented the lab’s budgeting model for salaries, future expansions and system updates, which is still in use.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Anderson founded and led four companies in California and Nevada. With one firm, he implemented a new marketing strategy for home computer service and sales that had yet to be offered in its region. He then founded a wholesale/retail distributor for major manufacturers, such as Casio, Maxell, and 3M. Focusing on aggressive hyper-growth management, accounts receivable and purchasing disciplines, this venture succeeded during a deep recession and foreign allocation limitations. Mr. Anderson later traded products ranging from commodities to consumer products through the establishment of one of the first and most popular Internet import/export trading boards. Lastly, he assisted in networking international venture capitalists for projects greater than $1 million.
Another business he owned was MBL Sales, an OEM and compatible private label toner cartridge company. Using a continuous improvement management system, the company lowered the defect rate to less than 1% for the private label section, doubled sales eight out of the last nine years, and increased gross profit margins to 86% within one year. Post acquisition allowed shareholders to enjoy an 8% ROI.
Mr. Anderson is an adjunct faculty member in the undergraduate and graduate business management department at the University of Nevada, Reno. He instructs courses in strategic planning and turnarounds. His students consistently receive the Top 20 Global Business Strategy Game Competition award sponsored McGraw-Hill. Mr. Anderson recently co-developed a professional development seminar on crisis management during corporate turnarounds for the University of Nevada, Reno’s Extended Studies Program. He also reviews top strategic management textbooks and simulation software for McGraw-Hill and Prentice Hall.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering and a Master of Business Administration degree. He was also an examiner for the Nevada Governor’s Award for Performance Excellence (APEX), a state-level Malcolm Baldrige Award program. He served as a business coach for the Silver & Gold Venture Capital Conference and judge for the Governors Cup Student Business Plan Competition for the past three years. Mr. Anderson is also a member of the Young Venture Capital Society. He was a Director of the Nevada Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and its program committee chair for several years.
In his organizational management work, Mr. Borges designs and implements highly successful solutions tailored to the unique strategic, tactical and operations issues facing rapidly growing and crisis-plagued organizations. Notable beneficiaries of this work include regional healthcare systems, a Malcolm-Baldrige-National-Quality-Award-winning Silicon Valley medical imaging equipment manufacturer, and a major West Coast military base.
In his technical field, corporate environmental sustainability, Mr. Borges has successfully directed more than 100 sustainability, public policy assessment, environmental research and analysis, and pollution-control projects. As a principal environmental scientist, he initiated and directed the sustainability consulting practice and Asia market-entry program at Midwest Research Institute, operator of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory. In 2009, he developed two new undergraduate business management courses – "The Sustainable Organization" and "Environmental Management Systems" – for the worldwide University of Phoenix system.
Further, as an educator, Mr. Borges teaches undergraduate and graduate level courses in strategic planning, CI-based performance improvement, change management, organizational behavior, international business, general business management, project management, and an MBA program capstone course. In collaboration with the University of California Irvine’s Paul Merage Business School, he led exploratory efforts to design a healthcare executive MBA program in transformational leadership. He also helped develop a short-course on corporate turnarounds for the University of Nevada, Reno, Executive Extension Program.
He has served as an examiner for a state-level Baldrige Award program. And, just for the fun of it, he serves annually as a Grand Award judge in environmental management at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in geography (environmental management emphasis) from Sonoma State University and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix, Southern California Campus.
His major publication credits
- Principal author of Performance Improvement for Healthcare Managers published by
Washoe Health System, 2005
- Author of Planning
the Creation and Implementation of World Standard Environmental Management
Systems published jointly by the Korean Chamber of Commerce and
Industry and MRI, 1995
- Author of the industry-specific sustainability blog, Creating Hospital Sustainability Programs, http://hospitalsustainability.blogspot.com
Other accomplishments include
his service as a special investigations case controller with Army Intelligence
during the late 1960s and early 1970s. Lastly, he is listed in the various
editions of Who’s Who in the World, Who’s
Who’s Who in Business and Finance, and Who’s
Who in Science and Engineering.