About Our Team

Joseph O. Vogel

Founder
Joseph Vogel advises firms in security solutions, telecom, digital entertainment and automotive sectors. He has significant operating experience leading product development, global market entry initiatives, turnarounds and M&A activity in these sectors.  Prior to establishing his consulting practice, Joe contributed to development of a major automotive manufacturer’s first world car, led corporate negotiations to establish a manufacturing facility in Nigeria, led restructuring of a major Brazilian automotive project and managed product development initiatives in several industries.

In addition to his consulting work, Joe is active in business education and management training. Presently he is an adjunct faculty associate at Western Washington University. In addition, he delivered training programs in Pakistan for the United Nations and has presented at AT&T, Department of Defense and state government programs. Joe earned his DBA and AB degrees from Indiana University and his MBA from Harvard Business School.

Bob Rice

Principal
Bob Rice is a Seattle-based business development professional. His career work in the auto, metals, I.T. services, and renewable energy sectors was and continues to be focused on Asia Pacific / North America business initiatives based on the foundation of trust: he drives creation and maintenance of robust partnerships which are key to enduring success. Bob, a native of Seattle, graduated from the University of Washington earning both his master’s and bachelor’s degrees. Bob is conversant in Mandarin Chinese and Japanese.

John Diaz

Advisor
John Diaz began his 36-year career in law enforcement as a criminal investigator for the US Army. Following his service in the army, he joined the Seattle Police Department and worked in all areas of that organization including Patrol, Gangs, and Homicide. Rising through the ranks to become Deputy Chief of Administration he was directly responsible for IT, Budgets, Training, and HR. He subsequently advanced to Deputy Chief of Operations: his span of control included all areas of Police Operations. John’s responsibilities reached their zenith when he was promoted to Seattle Police Chief – the position at which he served 4 years prior to his retirement. John is a graduate of the FBI National Academy, Senior Management Institute for Police, Leadership in Counterterrorism and the FBI National Executive Institute.

Our team includes professionals certified in internet security (CISSP), online marketing and web design, and a former bank executive responsible for managing merchant payments.

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