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 TAB Raleigh & Durham

North Carolina

Keith Weaver

Owner

TAB Raleigh & Durham
NORTH CAROLINA

Keith is the current CEO of Smart State, LLC and has been a resident of the Research Triangle Park area since 1998. He graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1983 and began his career as a Supervisor for the textile giant Burlington Industries (which later became Highland Industries), working his way up to Plant Manager. In 1994 he became the President/CEO of the Brenlin Group, a manufacturing conglomerate with over 2,500 employees. Companies included White Hat Ventures (education management), Hayes Brake and Hayes Disc Brakes (motorcycle, construction, off road vehicle & bicycle brake systems), LXD (liquid crystal display manufacturing), SMT (sheet metal fabrication), SSP (screen printing), Brennan Leathers (leather manufacturing), Hamlin Steel (automotive stamping), Paumier (tool & die manufacturing), Prior Remanufacturing (remanufactured brakes). From 2001 until 2006, Keith served as the Vice Chairman/CEO of White Hat Ventures, which served over 25,000 students and operated in six different states. In 2006, Keith moved to Business & Management Consulting where he acted as the CEO, offering expertise in turnaround and financial/cost management, efficiency improvement, strategic planning and growth strategies, and hands on CEO and management team coaching.

Keith’s 20 years as a CEO have afforded him experience in a wide variety of industries, including manufacturing, property management, and service organizations, in organizations with revenues that have ranged from $3 million to $3 billion in annual sales. In his consulting work he has worked with organizations in the architecture, software development, engineering, manufacturing, and high tech industries. Keith specializes in turnarounds, growth management, start-ups, mergers and consolidations, divestitures, experienced and skilled negotiator.

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The Alternative Board is a place to learn and gather information. It is a group of people to bounce my solutions or ideas off before I try them. I gain valuable input for the decisions I have to make. Also it is very easy to see other’s mistakes, but not realize you have made the same mistake or are currently making the same mistake. Decisions, solutions & especially employee issues become obvious.
Scott McManus
Something Greek MEMBER SINCE 2006
I find that the sharing of ideas and problem solving in others businesses helps me think creatively about my own business. Stepping outside of my day to day work helps me look at the bigger picture and focus on short and long term goals.
Bob Makofsky
Conformer Products, Inc MEMBER SINCE 2013
We have an excellent group of professional business owners. I learn something from them each month. Hearing and seeing what they are doing in their business is motivational for me. And they are not "yes" people. They tell me when I should be doing something differently.
Lynn Gastineau
Gastineau Log Homes, Inc. MEMBER SINCE 1993
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