Planning For The Future– The Pitfalls and Rewards Of Forming Your Own Consulting Company
SEPT 9 2015 - PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE – THE PITFALLS AND REWARDS OF FORMING YOUR OWN CONSULTING COMPANY, Richard A. Koseluk.
- How to decide whether to be:
- an independent consultant, pros and cons
- Work for a consulting company, pros and cons
- Best method to find work if an independent
- How does the client mix and type of work vary with the business cycles we see in the industry?
- How best to deal with:
- Finding an office, or work from home?
- Financing if needed
- Billing, accounting, and payroll if needed – do it yourself or hire outside help
- Software –
- buy, lease, license, or write your own?
- What are the main differences between being a consultant and working as a salaried employee?
- How best to get return business
- What amount of work is repeat business?
Mr. Koseluk has extensive experience and expertise in startup companies. He is thoroughly experienced in developing and executing comprehensive business plans across many industry verticals. His expertise includes over 30 years of experience in management, oil and gas exploration and production, operations management, asset reserve evaluation, acquisition and divestitures, technology design strategy, technology development and commercialization, computer software design and implementation, hardware/ software integration.
Mr. Koseluk is currently President of Lumina Reservoir Inc. Lumina Reservoir has exclusive access to proprietary technology which provides high resolution seismic data for multi-variant statistical workflows.
Mr. Koseluk was formally President and COO of Fusion Petroleum Technologies, Inc. His responsibilities included developing a comprehensive business plan designed to increase the revenue and visibility for Fusion whose major service offerings are pore pressure and shallow hazards prediction, reservoir geophysics including detailed workflows for unconventional shale plays and depth imaging. Under Mr. Koseluk’s tenure Fusion Petroleum Technologies Inc. was sold to Sigma3 Integrated Reservoir Services in January of 2011.
Prior to this Mr. Koseluk was instrumental in the acquisition of the Galveston Bay properties for Tekoil and Gas Corporation where the focus was on “brown field” development including production and work over operations.
Mr. Koseluk was previously Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of Lattice Communications, a multiple service provider to Fortune 2000 companies for high-speed connectivity of sophisticated networks, secure network solutions, data management, disaster recovery, storage, web enablement, and network and hardware consulting.
In 1988, Mr. Koseluk co-founded Woodlands Geophysical Group (data management and communications to the energy sector, specializing in delivery of seismic data for multinationals using secure communications facilities) and served as Principal until 1995, when the Company was sold to PGS Data Management, a Norwegian company.
Mr. Koseluk began his career with NL Industries in research and development and then served as a Pennzoil geophysicist in the U.S. and in Europe, where he received awards for development of computer technology advancements for Pennzoil Exploration.
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BP Plaza Westlake 4 - Room 107
WL4: 14110 Grisby Rd. - Houston, TX 77079
Time: Lunch 11:30, Presentation at 12:00
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