Frequently Asked Questions

What does Product, Market, Competitive and Financial Data Acquisition and Analysis mean?

I undertake to find and report to you as much information about similar products to yours as you want. I try to determine (with statistics, when available) how big the potential market is for your product. I try to find products which may compete (directly or indirectly) with yours. I look at SEC filings of companies which produce similar products to learn how successful those products are, and how big a market share those products may have. I report all those findings to you.

I try to do this with a one-day turnaround, understanding that time zones may make that impractical.

What does fully sourced Internet Research mean?

When I find information pertinent to your requests, I will provide the URL to the webpage where I got it. You can then confirm my judgment as to its relevance as well as examine further information there.

What's a Targeted Media Clipping Service?

I will subscribe to as many professional journals as you and I can think of which may have relevance to your product and your research. For example, if you are developing a drug to treat corneal disease, I'll subscribe to Biospace, to Ocular Surgery News, to Archives of Ophthalmology, to Drug Discovery, to JAMA and NEJM, and to as many others as you and I think might contain news which could pertain to your drug.

Who have you worked for?

Previous clients have included Nascent Pharmaceuticals, Cellular Bioengineering, and NIC America.

What did you do before you started doing this?

1995-1996 General Accountant. Towne Realty of Hawaii, Inc. Performed multiple accounting functions, including Payables/Job Costing, General Ledger through financial statements, bank reconciliations using Timberline and Quattro Pro software.

1993-1995 Self-employed. Provided bookkeeping and data processing services to several different clients. Managed private investment portfolio.

1990-1993 Assistant Information Systems Manager. Ilikai Hotel, 1777 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu, HI., 96813. Designed and developed programs to increase the utility of vendor software on two IBM S/36’s. Trained and assisted PC and Macintosh users.

1989-1990 Data Processing Coordinator. Lion Coffee, 894 Queen St., Honolulu, Hi., 96813. Identified company data processing requirements for hardware/software purchase. Wrote requests for proposals and evaluated results. Scheduled production of coffee using Excel spreadsheets.

1980-1989 Data Processing Manager. Knight Development Corporation, 932 Ward Ave., Honolulu, Hi., 96814. Installed and maintained hardware and software for a private country club developer. Planned and directed all data processing operations, purchases, and acquisitions for two clubs, one in Hawaii and one in Los Angeles. Programmed IBM S/34 and S/36 computers. Supervised and trained data entry personnel. While at Honolulu Club was contributing editor to the Club's Magazine and also helped write company business plans.


B.S. in Business Administration, Hawaii Pacific University, December, 1979


Windows; Office; Timberline; Quicken; Quickbooks; Lotus; Word Perfect