Timothy T. Archer, CEO of Blue Sky Innovations LLC, an international business, and general aviation consulting firm, announced today that business growth strategist Chris Goodman has joined BSI as one of the team’s Financial and Strategic Planning Analysts.
Chris will be responsible for examining global economic conditions to identify target acquisition and expansion opportunities and assist Blue Sky Innovations’ clients with recommendations for business expansion and investment. His position will include examining finances and business operations, forecasting, strategic planning, negotiating deals, setting goals and securing financing.
“I have a great deal of personal and professional respect for Chris,” stated Archer. “His professional leadership and analytical ability will be an asset to Blue Sky Innovations and the clients we serve. His skills as a strategist, financial analyst and M&A specialist are critical and will enhance our commitment to GA companies looking for growth opportunities in new markets.”
Chris has over 20 years of leadership experience in sales, marketing, finance, and business expansion – primarily in the tech sector – including participation in several Silicon Valley startups. For six years he was Chief Marketing Officer at Social Sector Ventures, a holding enterprise with a portfolio of five companies in the analytic-driven marketing space. While at Social Sector, Chris led strategy, marketing, and financial planning for all operating companies. He was also involved in merger and acquisition transactions and successfully launched two Software as a Service (SaaS) companies: Affinaquest, a CRM system built on Salesforce.com and 2Dialog, a marketing automation platform.
“I’m very excited to join Blue Sky’s outstanding team of industry veterans to assist private aviation companies in growing their businesses and building sustainable value for shareholders. This is an exciting time for GA as growth in global demand, changes in sales and marketing technology and a passion for aviation are all fueling expansion opportunities for innovative industry leaders.”
Chris’s passions run from analytics and strategy to branding and marketing. He loves combining his detailed, analytic nature with his creative marketing skills, to solve difficult business challenges. He also prides himself on his relationship-based business model as opposed to a transaction-based one. “I love working with clients to help build value propositions and create a competitive advantage by telling the unique story of their company and what it could be to different buyers.”
Chris has a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) with a concentration in finance and marketing from the University of North Texas. He has lived and worked abroad in Europe and Asia and traveled to over 35 different countries for business. He joins Blue Sky Innovations with a substantial Rolodex of industry contacts from around the globe. Today Chris resides in North Texas with his wife and three young children. When not working he enjoys spending time with his family, scuba diving and gardening.
To learn more about Blue Sky Innovations, or to reach Chris Goodman please call (972) 294-5811.