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Russell Stern


TAB Jupiter

Russell Stern is the owner of The Alternative Board (TAB) Jupiter. Florida’s excellent business climate, great weather, and outdoor lifestyle have attracted many new small businesses. Joining a TAB board is an unparalleled and effective way for business owners to collaborate, solve business problems, and grow their business while maintaining a well-balanced lifestyle.

Russell has over 35 years of experience as an executive. He has developed and practiced effective techniques and skills to solve a wide variety of business problems in engineering, operations, marketing, I.T., human resources and sales by distilling and simplifying issues with a clear and common-sense approach to the solution. Russell has successfully applied these skills in various CEO, COO, and VP positions from Fortune 500 companies to venture backed startups. Most recently, he was the CEO of Solarflare Communications in Irvine, CA, a developer of high-speed communications semiconductors and software used in electronic trading applications. Russell executed a successful acquisition of the company by Xilinx (now AMD) for $400m.

Russell has a deep and broad understanding of business, directly leading or presiding over every company function. He has extensive management skills training beginning with IBM and continuing throughout his career, later conducting many management and quality systems courses himself. Russell is an accomplished public speaker and has been a guest speaker at tech conferences and various government symposiums on the security of the U.S. semiconductor industry. He has served on the board of directors of both public companies and private companies, often serving as a performance coach to the CEO and their executives.

Russell most enjoys the growth in the people he coaches, taking pride in over ten former employees going on to be successful CEOs themselves. As a TAB facilitator and coach, he strives to empower and inspire business owners and their staff to exceed their own expectations and vastly improve their quality of life.

Member Success

As a TAB member, through the regular coaching sessions and monthly Board meetings, I gain invaluable mentor and peer support. The TAB ethos and coaching approach has helped me to plan personal and business goals and set direction. This is supported by the wealth of knowledge, skills, experience and support that is shared by the board who provide Impartial, informed and considered guidance and advice on all types of business issues, that enable me to gain fresh perspectives, identify blind spots and fill my skill gaps. Over the last twelve months TAB has effectively become my company’s non-executive board and its members my trusted colleagues.
Saul Goldfarb
Goldfarb & Associates
There is no silver bullet to becoming successful, you just have to stay focused on your goals. TAB has helped my business grow significantly by encouraging me to take a step back and identify the basics I need.
Jo McCabe
Mr. Handyman
TAB helped me to focus on the things that have made my business scalable. I was tempted to divert my attention to another endeavor, but TAB helped me determine that was not prudent. The economy, and specifically new building starts, have helped, but the degree of capitalization would not have been possible were it not for TAB. I compare my situation with another franchise owner who was in my shoes several years ago and I am way ahead, in fact we just bought him out. My revenues have doubled, and my capacity has increased four times from what it was three years ago. I have time to be with my girls, work on my hobbies and enjoy life.
Bill Armstrong
President – ProHome Colorado
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.
My TAB coach has gotten me on track and kept me on track since 2005 toward the goals I’d originally stated," says Perlmeter. "I’m totally confident that we’ll continue to realize the vision that I have for the company in our second decade.
Stu Perlmeter
President – First Resource
16 yrs. in business. Company was run like mom and pop shop for 14 years. Since joining TAB we have been able to identify our niche in the market and now the company is being run like a real company with focus and clarity as to where we are going and an actual plan on how we’re going to get there. Our company is poised to grow in size and wealth beyond my expectations and with TAB I will be able to sleep at night in the process.
Ted Curato
TLC Painting
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