Larry Strassner

Austin, Texas, US

Start-up specialist. Creating empires from nothing and no resources. Open minded, sales, ops, gov't
Larry's Skills
Recruiting
Strategy
Operations
Business Development
Marketing
Sales
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 1 startup

About Larry

I really enjoy creating start-ups or working in small team start-ups and growing them quickly and in ways which are profitable, meaningful and fun.

I created a chain of vocational trade schools with no financial assistance or resources of any kind and successfully grew that company into an multi-million dollar enterprise with vocational trade schools all over Texas.

We helped thousands of people to get trained, nationally certified and placed into entry level professional careers without charging students anything.

I got every program approved through grant sources and that allowed all of my customers to go from unemployment to that of training, national certifications and then employment in a high demand occupation without ever having to pay a penny for those services.

Our company did extremely well financially until the grant programs were finally re-channeled to community colleges which now creates an opportunity for both of us.

Quote

1 part helping, 1 part business (real), 1 part science, 1 part friendship, 1 part fun, 1 part belief - Universal creed

Work Experience

Founder and Executive Director

Job Training Institute

January 2000 - September 2015

As founder and Executive Director, JTI created, managed and grew into 8 vocational trade schools across Texas who helped over 5,000 Texas get trained, certified and placed into careers at no cost to them.

Education

University of Texas

MS

1982 - 1984

University of Texas

BA

1978 - 1982

UCLA

PM Certificate

1985 - 1985

Certification

CNI, MCNE, MCSE, CTT, etc...

Microsoft, Novell, and tech stuff like that