Ray Torres is President, Torres & Associates, LLC a boutique business consulting firm. As a results-oriented firm, it offers strategic business solutions. Mr. Torres has been an executive in the technology industry since 1992 with small to med-size companies. He serves as corporate officer for Information Strategy Design, Inc , and has served as a Board member to technology, privately-held companies in Arizona and California.
Mr. Torres earned his MBA degree at Pepperdine University and Bachelor of Science degree at Arizona State University. He is also a graduate of Stanford University, Executive Development program. Further, he has taught MBA courses for University of LaVerne and University of Phoenix.
The dynamics of operating and growing a business is a challenge for any astute business person. Therefore seeking outside support -- Torres & Associates -- is always a wise undertaking.
Creating Business Value
If only building a business was straight forward. Too many distractions bombard businesses, often times becoming festering hot spots. With thermal imaging capability Torres & Associates can detect business issues and work toward solutions.
Further, in today’s over-zealous government intervention environment, small businesses need the navigation know-how to address and manage regulators and enforcers. Torres & Associates is adept in charting and implementing a course of action.
Also, limited resources contribute to the challenge of accelerating a company. Once again, Torres & Associates is proficient in diagnosing and prescribing results-oriented activity, specifically in the capital requirement arena.
Creating business value is not just a moniker; it is providing real-time value for customers, investors, management and employees.
Profit targeting, expense control and revenue enhancements are ways of life in business. Operational, marketing, and financial plans become more than just words and numbers; they're executable plans. At the end of the day, they measure management's ability to execute and to achieve the desired results. Equally important, they enable various capital investment opportunities.
A forward-looking executive is a perquisite for a start-up company. Having such talent on an Advisory Board or Board of Directors, improves the chance for a young company to succeed in a competitive and challenging business environment. Ray Torres has been a board member of Yunau.com, Digital Storefront, PDQ, and MicroMadness.
Incubators give local startups a leg up in business
Scottsdale should throw a Bob Parson style party for all the high net worth individuals Go Daddy will create. The company receiving a "strategic investment " from KKR & Co, Silver Lake Partners and Technology Crossover Ventures, likely sits well with many employees and management with stock purchase plans. I also suspect that the Go-Daddy team is counting on an Initial Public Offering (IPO) sometime in the near future.
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Center for Innovation
SkySong in Scottsdale is no sleeping giant. It has the “trapping” and “shaping” to be the Mecca of business vitality and innovation. While hardware and software development companies, world-wide, are locating in the facilities, several business incubation and support services firms, such as law firms, are housed there as well.
Keeping in mind that Scottsdale innovation center is only 4 years young, the visionaries of the center are mindful of creating a “campus-like” environment. One in which it would showcase the tapestry of a strong and sustaining private-sector community co-existing with its neighbors, the arts and cultural offerings.
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Job Creators Network
Job Creators Network is an organization formed by Herman Cain and Bernie Marcus, the co-founder of The Home Depot. Job Creators Solutions enable employers to educate employees about public policy issues affecting their company.
As Herman Cain and Bernie Marcus said, we're living in difficult economic times, but we're all in this together. Government policies affect our company's ability to make a profit, create jobs, and take care of employees. Too much of big government doesn't just affect our company; it affects our employees, our customers, and our shareholders.
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Regulations Wrecking Recession Recovery. Usually hiring picks up strong after a recession is over. Not so this time. What’s the problem?
Robert Luddy is the CEO of CaptiveAire Systems and a member of Job Creators Alliance. When he started his business many years ago, there weren’t a lot of restrictions in the way of how he ran it and how he hired. Today … very different story. He explains it all to Fox Business Channel’s John Stossel. See video.