Business Consulting and Development


There is an old story about a king who was at war.  He asked Leonidas I, king of neighboring state, Sparta for military aid. King Leonidas agreed to send an army to help the embattled king. The army consisted of just one soldier.

This is because in those days it was generally accepted that just one highly trained, experienced Spartan soldier was capable of defeating an entire army of insurgents.

I have been personally trained by the best in the world: W. Edwards Deming, Peter Drucker, Lee Iacocca, Jack Welch, and Dave Thomas among others. I do not advertise my services widely but I bring to the table solutions that only the most experienced MBAs and CFOs can fathom.

If your enterprise is in need a corporate trouble-shooter or a “turn-around”, I can help. No matter what type of business you are in; no matter the size of your company large or small. If the the odds seem to be against you, I urge you to get in touch with me ASAP. I can equalize the odds.

Gentry Smith

I provide business development and IT consulting for small and mid-size companies interested in developing a global marketing strategy.  My expertise in business development, project management. corporate engineering, marketing and process flow has allowed me to provide quality business consulting for dozens of small and mid-sized companies nationally and internationally, improving their bottom line.

  • 35 years experience in international business consulting
  • Corporate Engineering
  • Local, National and International Marketing
  • Barter, Trade and Exchange
  • Project Management
  • Expertise in multiple industries
  • International business opportunities and trade deals
  • Trained by the best:  W. Edwards Deming, Peter Drucker, Jack Welch

Improve your bottom line 35-100 percent, guaranteed.
Contact me for details.

My Training and Experience

Throughout my personal and business life, I have had some extraordinary mentors and coaches.  Here are a few of the business mentors I’ve had the pleasure to meet, interact with and learn from over the years: W. Edwards Deming, Peter Drucker, Jack Welch, Dave Thomas, Lee Iacocca.  Full Résumé.

W. Edwards Deming

When I was a Computer Network Consultant and Engineer contracting at Procter & Gamble (1985-1990), I had the honor of attending one of Mr. Deming’s last public seminars.  It was an extraordinary 4-day master class where he taught his methods which caused a product quality revolution here in the US and in Japan.

From Deming, I learned the secrets of the symbiotic relationship between “People, Process and Product” in depth.  These three P’s are the motto of now famous Malcolm Lemonis of the CNBC TV Show, “The Profit.”  Deming gave a 4-day master class teaching his methods which caused a product quality revolution here in the US and in Japan.

Jack Welch


I worked as a Computer Network Engineer for the International Marketing Division of General Electric in 1991-1992.  GE is a military contractor, and during the first Gulf war there was a lot of necessary secrecy in the environment.  Personal information exchange had to be kept to a minimum.  During that time, my IT Support office was just 20 feet outside Jack Welch’s office.  I remember him as always being very kind, approachable and very down to earth.  Mr. Welch is a textbook study in leadership.  What I didn’t pick up through osmosis, I learned from chatting with his secretary.

Peter Drucker

I met Mr. Drucker in the late 1980’s at a management seminar he was conducting.   At the time I was working as a computer network engineer at Procter & Gamble.  Even though I was a contractor and not an employee of the company, I was sent to several management seminars as part of a “fast-track management program” for political reasons.

From Mr. Drucker I learned how to structure and manage virtually any type of business organization, be it a non-profit or for profit corporation.  It comes down to “people will do what people do.  To get results, one must understand and support people, while providing quality leadership – as a person. ”  Those are not his words exactly, but from Drucker’s teachings I learned how to build strong, profitable organizations that people actually want to be part of.