Neil Rosenbaum

Chief Operating Officer

About Neil Rosenbaum - Marshall Goldsmith Quote


Neil has more than 30 years of experience in sales, product development, business planning/management and retail buying/merchandising.  His background includes work in both consumer and business-to-business environments. Neil brings a unique blend of leadership experience from the manufacturing, product development and marketing functions of a business.  In addition to his corporate experience, Neil has had extensive experience in entrepreneurial ventures.  This provides valuable experience for the development of the company as well as for the creation and delivery of development programs aimed at current or aspiring entrepreneurs.

What Matters to Neil

As a product of the Mohawk Valley, having been born, raised, educated and employed no more than 10 miles from the NYS Thruway for all but one year of my life, I care about Upstate NY and am passionate about having an impact on its resurgence.  As Warren Buffet has said: “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.”

Inspirational Leaders

Steve Jobs because he saw things in already existing products that others didn’t.  His vision of “perfection” in product development led others to achieve things that they couldn’t have otherwise.  Apple succeeded where every industry expert predicted they would ultimately fail.  We want to have that impact on the Upstate NY region.

Quotes that Drive Neil

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”.
~Peter Drucker

“What got you here won’t get you there”.
~Marshall Goldsmith

“Life is a struggle and the potential for failure is ever present, but those who live in fear of failure, or hardship, or embarrassment will never achieve their potential. Without pushing your limits, without occasionally sliding down the rope headfirst, without daring greatly, you will never know what is truly possible in your life.”
~ Admiral William H. McRaven

Neil’s Thoughts on Leadership

Some of Neil’s Favorites