Wayne Spivak

Wayne Spivak

C-Level Executive: Financial, Operations and IT Professional Known for Performing 'Behind the Scenes' Miracles.

Greater New York City Area
Management Consulting

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Wayne Spivak's Overview

  • Public Affairs Officer at Naval Sea Cadet Corps
  • Media Director at Coast Guard Auxiliary Association
  • Chief Financial Officer at Model Collections of America
  • Chief Financial Officer at dna Asia LLC
  • Chief Financial Officer at Frenchw@re
  • Chief Financial Officer at dna Model Management LLC
  • Founding President at New York Greater Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY)
  • Adjunct Faculty at City University of New York
  • MIS Director at Country Kitchen Food Distributors
  • Chief Financial Officer at Pond View Stud Farm
  • MIS Director/Division & Subsidiary Controller at TH Lehman/Self Powered Lighting
  • General Manager/Vice President at Ross Metals / Apple Collaterals
  • Chief Administrative Officer at Guilford Publications/BMA Audio Cassettes
  • Corpsman at New York City Emergency Medical Service
  • City as School

500+ connections


Wayne Spivak's Summary

Being a key player of any team is about providing value, team building around those values and solving problems to affect the stratagems that move a company forward.

Value is about leadership, vision and communicating the same to all stakeholders, regardless of their relationship to the company.

Value is not defined by how much cost cutting can be accomplished, because the next person can be just as effective. I have effectively used cost reductions as a mean of achieving increase cash flow and improved profits. But the real value is about critical thinking and problem solving. And in business, that means how we are able to increase both revenues and margins, whether it is done directly or by innovative indirect methodologies.

I, and the management teams I've been a member of, enable companies to expand their operational, administrative, accounting, supply chain and IT systems. Importantly, we also assist in growing sales, which depends on planning, alignment and the execution of those plans.

With alignment; the team is working for the same goals whether it is a small team, a single departmental or the entire company, when one unit aligns and brings forth tangible results; the entire enterprise benefits.

I am different. My broad and diverse experiences couldn’t possibly be encapsulated on two pages. The sheer breadth of industries I have been involved with have taught me that most companies and sectors share an overwhelming amount of similarities, not differences.

Issues faced by one client or employer were never really different than another. There were turnarounds and growth companies. Those with inventory and manufacturing; others with a personal service slant. Those with adequate working capital and those who struggled. Companies that were public, owned by Private Equity or privately held.

It is because during my diverse career I have focused on solving problems, and those solutions have grown the companies where I have been involved.

Wayne Spivak's Experience

President & Chief Financial Officer

SBA * Consulting LTD

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Management Consulting industry

January 1990Present (24 years 9 months) Greater New York City Area

"Growth is Good"

SBA * Consulting focus is a global based company providing CxO’s (CFO, Supply Chain Management, Chief Marketing, Chief Information, Chief Operating Officers as well as Human Resource and other consulting professionals. Our market-space now includes mid to large businesses, with over 60 Consultants with diverse backgrounds and 20+ years of experience to assist your company.

What makes us unique to the consulting market is our philosophy to identify the most troubling problems (chief complaint) via using initially Executive Team Alignment and then comprehensive GAP Analysis techniques, we then help solve these problems. We then assist our clients in implementing change, and empower employees to facilitate the GAP Analysis cycle themselves, without our direct on-site assistance, to discover new areas of improvements and implement the changes required to correct those problems. In other words, we are there to facilitate and teach the client, not take up residence.

Very involved in the high-end modeling business where we helped create and installed unique front-end/back-end accounting system. Created an industry-standard Chart Of Accounts which is still in use by many of the major modeling agencies 15 years later.

In the 1990's I specialized in implementing Manufacturing Requirements Planning/Distribution Requirements Planning in mid-sized discrete manufacturing companies (in multiple industries, from electronics to food). In addition we provided Chief Information Officer/Computer Consultation to a wide range of companies.

Web: http://www.sbaconsulting.com/

Community Leader, Instructor


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

June 2013Present (1 year 4 months) San Jose, CA

Leading efforts to maximize Community involvement of senior level Finance, Accounting and & Treasury as well as other C-Level members. Promotion of the Community to current and potential users in order to increase the professionalism of all involved by seeking and assisting others in the field with quandaries asked and answered.

Instructor in the Proformative Academy, a wealth of webinars for the busy financial executive or team member to learn or keep up to date on a wide variety of subjects (CPE pending).

Executive Assistant to Chief Director, USCG Auxiliary

United States Coast Guard

Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

December 2001Present (12 years 10 months) Washington D.C. Metro Area

Executive Assistant to the Chief Director of the USCG Auxiliary (program manager), located in the Administrative Division of the Office of Auxiliary (CG-BSX-11) which is part of the Office of Auxiliary and Boating Safety (CG-BSX).

Manage their Internet Presence as well as provide counsel on technological solutions to management of this 30,000+ volunteer force.

Developed concept and produced the Auxiliary KnowledgeBase, based on Gnu software at http://kb.cgaux.info. Also part of development team for a Ribbon Checker for not only the USCG and the USCG Auxiliary awards, but all armed services.

Introduced Internet mailing lists, and a variety of innovative internet technologies as a way to inform members of the Auxiliary of current events and changes to the program.

Worked on several proof of concepts enabling intra-service shared best practices software and techniques.


President & Chief Financial Officer


January 1990Present (24 years 9 months) Greater New York City Area

SBA.NET.WEB is an Information Technology firm that has gone through many phases during the last twenty-something years.

From installation of Windows 3 standalone PC’s, to setting up the earliest of peer to peer networks; installing the earliest of Novell file servers and then migrating to Windows NT Server. Using 10 Base 5 star topologies and then migrating that to today’s standard 10 Base T and now using wireless technology.

Whether it was UNIX or Linux, Macintosh to an Air Mac, iPads or Androids, “Cloud” based or server based we have and are assisting clients along the ever-changing technology spectrum.

Today, SBA.NET.WEB provides hosting and consulting services mainly to small non-profit organizations for nominal fees. It is part of our community commitment.

Web: http://sbanetweb.com

Member, Advisory Board


Privately Held; 11-50 employees; Internet industry

January 2012Present (2 years 9 months)

Proformative is the largest and fastest growing online resource and professional network for senior finance, accounting and related professionals focused on career success. Our community-driven content, which comes from thousands of senior level professionals and renowned subject matter experts, allows our constituency to make better decisions; driving efficiencies, top line growth, and career success.

As an Advisor, consult on the direction the website/community; contribute to the discussion and provide general advice.

Chief Information Officer & Member, Board of Directors

Association for Rescue at Sea, Inc. (AFRAS)

Nonprofit; 1-10 employees; Maritime industry

January 2005Present (9 years 9 months) Worldwide

People who live and work along the world's coastlines have, for centuries, answered distress signals of those whose lives have been endangered on the sea. There is an affinity, an unspoken allegiance, among such individuals that has prompted immediate, almost instinctive response to trouble at sea.

In many countries around the world, the people who unselfishly and without hesitation risk their own lives to save others, are volunteers. Voluntary sea rescue organizations range in size from small services, such as Rescue 15 in Prince Rupert, B.C., Canada, with one craft, to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, which operates a fleet of 290 boats from more than 200 lifeboat stations.

In 1976, to address the needs of rescue organizations around the world to raise funds, exchange information and provide co-operation, a group of American professional seamen and business men formed the Association for Rescue at Sea (AFRAS).

How to reach both potential recipients and donors was the issue at hand when I joined AFRAS. To assist them with their goals I helped them move to the Internet, social media and other information technologies, as the CIO. As a Board Member I help develop those same goals.

http://www.afras.org/ and on FaceBook at: https://www.facebook.com/afras.org

Chief Information Officer

United Safe Boating Institute, Inc. (USBI)

Nonprofit; 11-50 employees; Maritime industry

January 2003Present (11 years 9 months) United States

The United Safe Boating Institute (USBI) is an alliance of non-profit organizations joined together to provide a public service through preparation and distribution of focused boating educational information, funded by grants and/or public, private and corporate contributions.

USBI puts out several pamphlets that are in high demand by recreational boaters. To reinforce their work, we have created both a web site, Twitter and Facebook presence on the web.

Part of the USBI Vessel Safety Check Data Collection program to determine feasibility and best practice to obtain Vessel Safety Check data to enable the Recreational Boating Community to focus in on areas that are deficient in recreational safety equipment and thus save lives by educating the boating public.


Public Affairs Officer- Region 3-4

U.S. Naval Sea Cadets

November 2011Present (2 years 11 months) Greater New York City Area

The Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541).

While not officially a member of the NSCC, as a member of the US Navy League and as a member of the USCG, I donate some my time for this worthwhile organization. Currently assisting Region 3-4 comprising three units,, Liberty (AGTR5) in Farmingdale, NY, Iwo Jima in Teterboro, NJ and Jersey City, in Jersey City, NJ


Government Agency; 10,001+ employees; Military industry

December 2001Present (12 years 10 months) United States

United States Coast Guard Auxiliary is the uniformed volunteer component of the USCG. Currently in the National Public Affairs Department and the Communications Director for the International Affairs Department.

Advisor to the incoming District Commodore (an Auxiliarist) for the First CG District, Southern Region (1SR). On staff of the Director of Auxiliary, (a USCG Commander) for the 1SR District.

Program Manager and Chief Instructor for the Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement.

Please see http://www.sbanetweb.com/bio.html for full description of my involvement in the USCG and Recreational Boating.

Websites: http://www.cgaux.org, http://diraux.d1south.org/ http://www.cgauxinternational.org

Freelance Writer/Contributing Editor

Various Magazines

July 1992Present (22 years 3 months) Worldwide

Provide articles to various magazines including The CPA Journal, WindowsNT, The Ensign, Boating Magazine, Economic Times of Long Island VAR Business, and Network World covering Hardware and Software, Business Management, Internet Issues and Recreational Boating Issues and the United States Coast Guard. See http://www.auxguidanceskills.info/mediaoutlets.html for a listing. See http://www.sbaconsulting.com/press/ for articles .

2011 – 2012: Providing content for IAEM Bulletin
2001 – 2010: Columnist, Various Boating Magazines for the USCG
2007 – 2010: Columnist, Florida Sport Fishing Magazine, Lighthouse Point, FL
2007 – 2009: Frequent Contributor to Multi-hulls Magazine, Quincy, MA
1998 – 2006: Contributing Editor, VAR Business, a CMP publication, Jericho, NY
1998 – 2006: Contributing Columnist, VAR Business Web Site.
1997 – 2000: Columnist, Law Technology Product News, American Lawyer Media, NYC
1998 – 1999: Contributing Editor, On The Internet, Internet Society, Reston, VA
1995 – 2000: Columnist, Network World, an IDG publication, Framingham, MA

Member, Board of Advisors

QED National

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Information Technology and Services industry

September 2012April 2014 (1 year 8 months) New York, New York

Top 20 Most Promising Government Technology Service Firms in the US, CIO Review, 2013

Five Consecutive Years: Inc. 500|5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies, 2009-2013

DiversityBusiness.com Top 50 Woman Owned Business in NY for 2013

At QED National, experience counts. With proven results in all phases of the IT project lifecycle, we deliver well-balanced flexible IT Staffing and Systems solutions. At QED National, we work as a team. The team is composed of Recruiting and IT professionals that together focus on the full depth of our clients’ requirements, leveraging the full power of the QED National recruiting engine.

Clients give us high marks for the quality of our candidates and the speed in which we locate the right fit. QED National submits candidates who know the job specifications and the corporate culture, and are prepared to discuss their contributions.

As an Advisor, consult on direction, and provide assistance in problem solving issues which may be causing difficulties. When a group of smart people sit around a table, the results are limitless.

The Advisory Board was discontinued April 28th, 2014

Interim Chief Financial Officer for Portfolio Company

The Yucaipa Companies

December 2013March 2014 (4 months) Greater New York City Area

Created structure, processes, systems and coherence in the newly acquired company which did not exist. Worked closely with Corporate Counsel to create contractual templates to be used by company in normal course of business.

Negotiated several contested relationships to an amicable solutions.

Consultant - PANYNJ Police Department

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

Government Agency; 5001-10,000 employees; Transportation/Trucking/Railroad industry

April 2004February 2014 (9 years 11 months) Greater New York City Area

Through the USCG's Office of the Director, First Coast Guard District Southern Region I am the Program Director and Chief Instructor of the Small Boat Course for Local Law Enforcement (http://diraux.cgaux1sr.org/small-boat/).

Over the last six classes (years) we have taught seamanship, navigation, and boating safety with an 80 hour hands-on, in-the-classroom and on-the-water boating course to over 175 PAPD police officers and supervisors.

Courses that are being discussed include a hands-on workshop on the use of RADAR in the small boat and Cold Water operations.

The officers and boats of JFK and La Guardia Airports are designed to be Life Raft Distribution Vessels to planes that find themselves water-bound. To that end, the Marine Unit at La Guardia Airport responded to US Airways Flight 1549 which landed in the Hudson River, January 15th, 2009.

In 2013 we have added a 4-day workshop that brings those prior graduates up to date with new training requirements issued by the FAA. Included are towing, the use of marine RADAR and plotting and executing search patterns. To date we have run the classroom portion of two courses, On-the-water training is scheduled for mid-June.

Public Affairs Officer

Naval Sea Cadet Corps

January 2007October 2013 (6 years 10 months) Farmingdale, New York

The Department of the Navy requested the Navy League of the United States to establish a program for American youth. The Navy League agreed to do so and formally established the Naval Sea Cadet Corps (NSCC) and Navy League Cadet Corps (NLCC) in 1958. Recognizing the importance and benefits of the NSCC, Congress on September 10, 1962 federally incorporated the Naval Sea Cadet Corps under Public Law 87-655 (36 USC 1541).

While not officially a member of the NSCC, as a member of the US Navy League and as a member of the USCG, I donate some my time for this worthwhile organization. Currently assisting Liberty (AGTR-5) Division in obtaining IRS 501(c)(3) designation.

Additional projects in works for 2011 are visits to the JFK International Airport Police/Fire stations as well as to the JFK FAA Tower. Coordinating the teaching of a FCC Ham Radio Technician Class radio class for the Cadets.

The Liberty (AGTR-5) Division was the top unit in the Naval Sea Cadets for 2008 and 2009. http://www.libertyagtr5div.org/

Media Director

Coast Guard Auxiliary Association

January 2006October 2012 (6 years 10 months) United States

Provide press releases to both the public and the membership, as well as consult on best use of media products to further the aims of the organization.

The Coast Guard Auxiliary Association, Inc., is a Non-Profit, 501(c)(3) organization incorporated under the laws of the District of Columbia. The Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard authorized the establishment of the Association as the only corporation authorized to provide for the business management of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary.


Chief Financial Officer

Model Collections of America

April 2009January 2011 (1 year 10 months) Greater New York City Area

Third-party billing company for foreign (non-US) models who did work outside the United States.

Duties include all aspects of finance, accounting, banking (FX was a major aspect) and model relationships.

Company folded when both partners died within 10 months of each other.

Chief Financial Officer

dna Asia LLC

January 2008January 2011 (3 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area

Handle all financial aspects of this highly regarded global model management company.

dna Asia was created to capitalize on the Asian marketplace. Year one revenues exceeded $1M.

Duties include all aspects of finance, accounting, banking (FX was a major aspect) and model relationships, vendor and employee contract negotiation, payroll, legal, administration, US VISA’s for foreign models (O-1 and H1-B) as well as telephone and information systems.

Issues that were successfully solved were cultural, foreign exchange, legal and timezone in nature.

Chief Financial Officer


January 2008January 2011 (3 years 1 month) Greater New York City Area

Software house that created a specialized front-end/back-end system for management, billing, tracking talents (models, actors, musician, writer, etc.). Software could be used in any situation where third-party billing and advances were made to the client (model, actor, etc.).

In addition to the standard CFO duties, I spend the bulk of my time devising algorithms that were responsible for design, analysis and testing of new enhancements to product. Creating a product that was both malleable within reason by the Customer, but followed industry standards in both accounting, legal and administrative procedures.

Chief Financial Officer

dna Model Management LLC

May 2001January 2011 (9 years 9 months) New York City

Handle all financial aspects of this highly regarded global model management company located in New York City.

dna Model Management are one of the most prestigious modeling management agencies in New York and worldwide, representing some of the top models in the world.

Duties include all aspects of finance, accounting, banking and model relationships, vendor and employee contract negotiation, payroll, legal, administration, US VISA’s for foreign models (O-1 and H1-B) as well as telephone and information technology systems.

Involved in all aspects of multiple litigation (including class-action, and inter-competition suits).

This multi-million dollar business sustained over 500% growth during my tenure. Managed dynamic cash flow issues that accompanies rapid growth while reducing all non-trade debt to zero. Enabled dna to maintain employee staffing levels during recent global recession while most of our competitors and clients reduced staffing levels.

Retired ABL line of credit which was at usury rates to bank lender at market rates, where I was able to retire the debt 6 months earlier than term.

Negotiated major re-make of office space http://www.eoarch.com/work/architecture/offices/dna-model-management1.html

Negotiated and project managed office move which included dramatic lease-hold and architectural changes to space that made new office an architectural showpiece http://www.spatialdiscipline.com/dna


Founding President

New York Greater Metropolitan Area Chapter of the Internet Society (ISOC-NY)

January 1997December 2005 (9 years) Greater New York City Area

Founding President and Board Member of the New York Chapter of the Internet Society (1997-1999), Member

The Internet Society (ISOC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1992 to provide leadership in Internet related standards, education, and policy. With offices in Washington D.C., USA, and Geneva, Switzerland, it is dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet for the benefit of people throughout the world.

The mission of (ISOC-NY) is:

1. in support of ISOC, to assure the beneficial, open evolution of the global Internet,
2. to promote local initiatives, maximize the societal benefits which the Internet can bring to the New York area, and
3. to advance the professional development of ISOC members in the New York area.

Held twenty (20) meetings during my two year term, Responsible for the production and success of ISOC-NY's first major symposium; on the new Internet Domain Name system that was being implemented in 1997-1998 time frame, with a who's who of panel members. Had guest speakers at majority of meetings including Dr. Vinton Cerf, one of the inventors of the Internet.

Wrote, applied for and obtained a 501(c)(3) certification for ISOC-NY.

Over ten years later the Chapter is alive and well due to the work of so many talented people who unfortunately are lost to ISOC-NY's history.


Adjunct Faculty

City University of New York

Educational Institution; 10,001+ employees; Higher Education industry

June 1995December 2005 (10 years 7 months) Bronx, New York

Provide instruction in Accounting Information Systems (AIS) ( for 4 of the 10 years) to departmental majors (seniors) and graduate students (master’s candidates). Course specializes in spreadsheets, their use and function to the accountant, as well as the implementation of computerized accounting systems. In addition, I taught a similar course at Hunter College, City University of New York.

Taught Accounting I and Accounting II to both intended majors and non-majors. Over 10 years, in excess of 800 students passed through my classroom. In my non-teaching capacity I have come across my students in such diverse roles as Business Manager for a very well respected Orthopedic Surgeon located in Nassau County, members of the accounting staff for a modeling agency and fashion house, both located in NY, or just passing in the streets of New York.


MIS Director

Country Kitchen Food Distributors

December 1993April 1995 (1 year 5 months) Brooklyn, NY

Meat & Cheese food distribution company serving New York City and Long Island.

Responsible for implementing their entry into the computer age with a state of the art industry specific accounting system.

Streamlined processing time; inventory; and production of weekly sales and other reports from 3 people to create one report, to multiple reports created in several hours.

Chief Financial Officer

Pond View Stud Farm

January 1991December 1993 (3 years) Bullville, NY/Brownsville, FL

Pond View Stud Farm was a Thoroughbred Breeding, Racing and general horse farm, with the New York location a member of the New York horse breeding program.

Bonus duties included assisting in foaling and breeding horses.

MIS Director/Division & Subsidiary Controller

TH Lehman/Self Powered Lighting

May 1990May 1992 (2 years 1 month) Elmsford, NY

Responsible for all computer operations of this public company (THLM) involved in managerial consultation. Controller for two subsidiaries, located in Westchester, New York and Northants, England. Reported directly to Chief Financial Officer of TH Lehman.

• Implemented Office Information Systems (OIS)
• Implemented Integrated Accounting, Distribution, and Manufacturing Systems.
• SEC Reporting
• Installed Novell networks.
• Provided MIS support for ten (10) companies.
• Implemented Manufacturing Requirements Planning (MRP II) as well as Cost Accounting System for both NY & English subsidiary

Transferred for year to parent company to be the Controller and implement MRP and/or associated /IT implementation projects of other subsidiaries located in upstate New York, Florida and two in California.

California companies were medical device firms (manufacturing); Florida and New York were agricultural based.

Was brought back to Self Powered Lighting to bring them out of technical bankruptcy due to errors by both Purchasing Manager and the new Controller while preparing for launch of major new product line. As end of relationship, current ratio was positive, A/R aging went from 97 days to 37 days, and inventory was under control and accuracy was 96.4%

General Manager/Vice President

Ross Metals / Apple Collaterals

January 19841989 (5 years) Greater New York City Area

Ross Metals is a buyer and seller of scrap precious metals (Gold, Silver, and Platinum) as well as a Findings (Jewelry hardware store) and Casting House.

As General Manager I help to establish both the Findings and Casting House divisions; establishing policies, procedures, pricing, etc.

Apple Collateral is a Pawn Broker specializing in loans based upon physical possession of precious metals and stones.

As the VP I was responsible for the oversight on loans made, the books and records required by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs license and NYC Police Department regulations regarding Pawn Brokers as well as the liaison with those two agencies.

Chief Administrative Officer

Guilford Publications/BMA Audio Cassettes

Privately Held; 51-200 employees; Publishing industry

19801983 (3 years) New York City

Started as a summer job in the shipping department and ended up as the Chief Administrative Officer in charge of customer service, office management, and MIS.

Implemented both first leased computer system as well as in-house computer system (XENIX).

Helped develop administrative and accounting systems which enabled Guilford to grow as they went from an extremely small publisher of audio tapes on bio-feedback to a well-known and respected Small Press in the psychology and psychiatry field.

Thirty years later I still bump into, and talk with the principles of Guilford.


New York City Emergency Medical Service

19801982 (2 years) New York City

Provided emergency pre-hospital medical care and transportation to the sick and injured of New York City. Worked in Brooklyn's Greenpoint/Williamsburg/Brownsville sections as well as in Queens.

NYC EMS was a unit of the NYC Health & Hospitals Corporation during my employment. Years later it was transferred to the New York City Fire Department.

Member of elite Technical Services Unit, which provided tactical and strategic support at large multi-casualty incidents as well as large events, such as the annual West Indian Parade in Brooklyn, and concerts at Central Park.

Provided oversight to the Supply Unit of EMS.

Responded as an independent EMT to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Wayne Spivak's Honors and Awards

  • Public Service Award

    National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA)
    • May 2004

    For recognition of work in public affairs in promoting safe boating practices

  • JOC Alex Haley Award For Public Affairs Excellence

    United States Coast Guard
    • January 2002


    "Through his work, the traditions of creativity, professionalism and spirit born with Alex Haley lives today"

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • January 2008

    "For Exceptionally Meritorious Achievement and Superior Performance of Duties"

  • Auxiliary Commandant Letter Of Commendation Award

    United States Coast Guard
    • January 2004

    "In recognition of outstanding Achievement or Service in support of the United States Coast Guard and its purposes"

  • Auxiliary Commandant Letter Of Commendation Award

    United States Coast Guard
    • September 2003

    "In recognition of outstanding Achievement or Service in support of the United States Coast Guard and its purposes"

  • Auxiliary Commandant Letter Of Commendation Award

    United States Coast Guard
    • August 2004

    "In recognition of outstanding Achievement or Service in support of the United States Coast Guard and its purposes"

  • Auxiliary Commandant Letter Of Commendation Award

    United States Coast Guard
    • January 2007

    "In recognition of outstanding Achievement or Service in support of the United States Coast Guard and its purposes"

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • September 2004

    "For Outstanding Achievement"

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Commendation Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • January 2010

    For Outstanding Achievement

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • June 2009

    Superior Performance of Duty from June 2005 to June 2009

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • September 2005

    Superior Performance of Duty

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Achievement Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • July 2004

    In Recognition of Sustained Superior Professional and /or Leadership Achievement

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary Meritorious Service Medal

    United States Coast Guard
    • September 2005

    "Exceptionally Meritorious Achievement and Superior Performance of Duties"

  • Certificate of Recognition

    Nassau County Legislature, New York
    • February 2005

    "For dedication and hard work and receiving the NASBLA Public Service Award"

  • Auxiliary Humanitarian Service Award

    United States Coast Guard
    • March 2006

    "In recognition of Outstanding Humanitarian Service to the Citizens of Louisiana and Mississippi In Support of Hurricane Katrina
    29 August 2005 - 13 September 2005

  • Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation

    United States Coast Guard

    Recipient of an unprecedented twenty-one (21) individual and group Team awards.

    "To justify this award, the individual members of the group must have performed
    service that made a significant contribution to the group’s overall outstanding
    accomplishment of a study, process, mission, etc."

  • AFRAS Silver Medal

    Association for Rescue at Sea, Inc.
    • 2005

    A special AFRAS Silver Award was given to the members of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary during the period that encompassed the Hurricane Katrina incident.

    The AFRAS Silver Medal was established in 2001 and is awarded for extraordinary bravery in a rescue at sea by a U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliarist. It is referred to as the “Silver” Medal in keeping with the silver braid worn on Auxiliary uniforms as the criteria for the award is the same as the Gold Medal.

Wayne Spivak's Organizations

  • Nassau County, NY Medical Reserve Corps

    • December 2011 to Present

    "...[To] target that strengthen the public health infrastructure of their communities by the U.S. Surgeon General.."

    Wrote in 2013 draft Communications Plan for LI Marathon and other large scale projects.


  • International Association of Emergency Managers

    • January 2011 to January 2013

    "...dedicated to promoting the "Principles of Emergency Management" and representing those professionals whose goals are saving lives and protecting property and the environment during emergencies and disasters."

  • American Red Cross - Nassau County Chapter

    • March 2012 to Present

    The American Red Cross, a humanitarian organization led by volunteers and people, guided by its Congressional Charter and the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross Movement, will provide relief to victims of disasters and help people prevent, prepare for, and respond to emergencies.


  • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security

    • February 2013 to Present

    The American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, CHS® (ABCHS) and its sub-boards sponsor certification programs in various homeland security-related areas. The goal of each program is to validate the professional knowledge and skills of certified individuals in a particular area related to homeland security.

Wayne Spivak's Volunteer Experience & Causes

  • Volunteer Interests

    • Causes I care about:

      • Animal Welfare
      • Disaster and Humanitarian Relief
      • Science and Technology

Wayne Spivak's Courses

  • Executive Assistant to Chief Director, USCG Auxiliary

    United States Coast Guard

    • DOD Antiterrorism Level 1 Training
    • Weapons of Mass Destruction (Nassau Cty DOH)
  • President & Chief Financial Officer

    SBA * Consulting LTD

    • Cyber Law & White Collar Crime - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-168-W)
    • Cyber Incident Analysis & Response - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-169-W)
    • Information Security Basics - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-173-W)
    • Cyber Ethics - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-174-W)
    • Information Security for Everyone - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-175-W)
    • Business Information Continuity - TX Engineering A & M (AWT-176-W)
    • Information Risk Management - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-177-W)
    • Secure Software - TX Engineering A & M (AWR-178-W)
    • Understanding and Attacking the Money Laundering Target, Focus: Terrorist Financing (IHS0301)
    • Is the Healthcare Industry Prepared for Terrorism? (IHS0305)
    • Pre-Approved Identity Theft in the Workplace: Could You Be the Next Victim? (IHS0306)
    • Hazardous Materials Awareness (Nassau Cty EMS Academy)
  • Member

    U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

    • 90% of all FEMA Independent Study Courses as of Dec 2012
    • Chemical Emergencies...Public Health - Columbia U
    • Public Health Risks Radiation - Columbia U
    • Chem Rad Bio - Columbia U Mailman Sch of Pub Hlth
    • Fund Emergency Preparedness - Columbia U
    • Mass Casualty Incident Triage - So Central Public Health Training Ctr
    • Plan & Execution for Disaster Response - So Central Public Health Training Ctr
    • Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication - CDC (WB1138)
    • Major Islamist Terrorist Organizations: Just Icons, or More? (IHSSU0112)
    • Basics of Emergency Risk Communication (Columbia Univ COM 1301)
    • Fundamentals of Emergency Preparedness (Columbia Univ 100)
    • Chem Rad Bio: Fundamentals for the Public Health Workforce (Columbia Univ 200)
    • Public Health Risks of Ionizing Radiation (Columbia Univ 3700)
    • Chemical Emergencies and the Role of Public Health (Columbia Univ 400)
    • Personal Emergency Preparedness: Planning for the Public Health Worker (Columbia Univ PREP 1110)
  • Public Affairs Officer- Region 3-4

    U.S. Naval Sea Cadets

    • Children, Trauma & Resiliency - Columbia U
    • Dealing with Disaster Related Trauma in Children (Columbia Univ 700)
  • Adjunct Faculty

    City University of New York

    • Campus Security: An Overview (IHS05011)

Wayne Spivak's Certifications

  • Active Secret Security Clearance

    • United States Coast Guard, Department of Homeland Security
    • January 2007 to January 2017
  • Certified in Homeland Security, CHS-I

    • American Board for Certification in Homeland Security
    • February 2013 to February 2016
  • Incident Command Systems ICS100 - ICS400

    • February 2011
  • Over 145 Independent Studies Courses Completed

    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS
  • Instructor

    • United States Coast Guard
    • January 2002
  • Emergency Medical Technician I

    • New York State Department of Health
    • License 57770
    • August 1978 to August 1995
  • Amateur Radio License - Amateur Extra Class

    • Federal Communications Commission
    • License KC2NJV
    • October 2004 to October 2014
  • Extra Class Accredited Volunteer Examiner

    • ARRL Volunteer Examiner Coordinator through the FCC
    • License KC2NJV
    • March 2006 to October 2014
  • Emergency Medical Technician-Ambulance

    • New Jersey State Department of Health
    • License 855532217
    • August 1985 to June 1991
  • Vessel Safety Examiner

    • United States Coast Guard
    • July 2001
  • Certified Port Engineer

    • United States Coast Guard
    • April 2007
  • Instructor

    • United States Power Squadron (NASBLA Certified)
    • January 1995 to January 2010

Wayne Spivak's Publications

  • The New American West: The Internet. Gary D. Kessler (Ed.) In the Writers Net Anthology of Prose, Volume Two: Nonfiction and Children’s Literature pp 53 – 56

    • Writers Club Press
    • 2002
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Originally written in 1996

    Now that society is firmly making headway in this new land, what exactly are the rules? We've all heard through the popular media that there are no rules. No one runs the show. No one is in control. There is no Commander-in-Chief of the Internet (Bill Gates, please take notice).

  • Articles on Recreational Boating Safety

    • Various magazines and web sites.
    Authors: Wayne Spivak, Et.Al.

    Articles written are geared to assisting, educating, cajoling members of the Recreational Boating Community to increase their vigilance, when it comes to Recreational Boating Safety.

    There are articles relating to such topics as Marine Safety, Search and Rescue, Environmental Protection and Homeland Security. Each topic area is part of the "multi-mission" United States Coast Guard, and as such, are key missions of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary.

    There are over 150 articles and press releases that have been re-printed (all are free to be re-printed) in thousands of boating and other interested venues (magazines and web sites)

  • Webinar: Before You Buy That Accounting, ERP, or CRM System...

    • Proformative
    • May 10, 2014
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Many of the questions asked when selecting corporate software are asked in this fashion: “What is the best software for [Fill-in type]”. This is the wrong question; whose answers will invariably yield poor results. There is a reason that most major enterprise system implementations don't fully meet their primary objectives and come in over budget. The right question is: "What is the best software for [fill in the blank] the particular needs or our products/people/processes and our company at this point in time and the reasonably predictable future?" This requires significant self-knowledge, process and introspection.

    This course provides an Overview for the project-sponsoring-execs (e.g. the CFO, Controller, VP of Finance) and an in-depth discussion for the actual teams involved in the process to provide a best practice approach to the acquisition of new software for the finance, accounting or related enterprise functions.

  • Articles on Accounting, Accounting Systems and Information Technology

    • Various magazines and web sites.
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Articles (both for in-print and for publication on web-sites) for major accounting journals and information technology magazines written between 1995 and 1999.

    Topics covered were accounting system software, office technology, networking, operating system reviews, business viability and customer/vendor relations, and a Q & A column.

  • Food Safety and Food Emergencies: Is the Word on the Street?

    • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Bulletin February 2011 Online Edition
    • February 1, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    *Journal website is restricted, so it is reprinted above*

    Communications with the public before, during and after an emergency are critical to the success of both the mitigation and response phases of that emergency. But what the messages contain, how they are provided, and when can make the difference between success and failure, when it comes to encouraging members of a community to keep emergency food supplies on hand and store them safely.

  • When Customer Service Is A Misnomer

    • Network Computing
    • June 16, 2004
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Sure you learn a lot from the best, but I think you can often learn even more from others, especially when they do everything they can wrong.

  • OpenOffice.org: A Free Replacement For Office Automation Software

    • Network Computing
    • January 20, 2004
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    I was surfing the net the other day, and I must be getting either old or I was just plain tired because I haven't a clue how I found this fascinating program. Its called Open Office 1.1 (http://www.openoffice.org/) by Open Office. All of us who use desktop applications in which we need a word processor, a spreadsheet and a presentation developer should take a look at this package.

  • Coast Guard Auxiliary is a Force Multiplier

    • SeaPower Magazine, Navy League of the United States
    • June 1, 2010
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Letter to the Editor based on a prominent omission in a feature article about the new Commandant of the Coast Guard, ADM Robert Papp.

  • The Caribbean Volunteer Maritime Search and Rescue Initiative

    • The Coast Guard Journal of Safety at Sea Proceedings of the Marine Safety & Security Council
    • February 2004
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    The Caribbean Basin consists of more than 30 nations, plus the bordering countries in Central and South America. This region has become the world’s foremost aquatic playland, with its miles of pristine beaches, resorts and secluded bays and coves.

    Thousands of seagoing vessels ply these waters, from small recreational boats to inter-island vessels, from the major cruise lines to supertankers. Add to this traffic the commercial airlines that fly over the vast maritime portions of the Caribbean, and we
    have the unwelcome possibility of an untimely “landing” in the water.

  • Creative Accounting 101

    • Network Computing
    • November 11, 2004
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    * Written in 2004, but still valid *

    Windows - MAC - Linux the age old question. For servers at least its a no brainier - LINUX

  • Credit Where Credit Is Due

    • Network Computing
    • August 10, 2004
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    * Written in 2004 but still valid today *

    Corporate giving to charity

  • Am I Such A Tough Customer?

    • Network Computing
    • August 26, 2004
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    All it takes is communication, which is at the heart of Customer Service, to sooth the savage beast, or at least me. Give me the proper expectation. Make the effort to address my concern. Make me feel like the only customer you have.

  • Military Auxiliaries: A Welcome Addition to Your Emergency Plan

    • International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Bulletin - March 2011
    • March 1, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    The United States military has in its wide arsenal of weapons and assets two unique organizations that can be of great assistance during times of emergencies or training. The diversity within these organizations can supplement or force-multiply existing assets that an emergency manager may have or even require.
    What are these not so secret, secret assets?

    The United States Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Civil Air Patrol, the United States Air Force Auxiliary.

  • The CFO and the SMB

    • Focus.com
    • February 21, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    You're a Small to Mid-sized Business (SMB), and you're the owner.

    You may be very profitable, you may be barely profitable. But you are in business, and your business has finance and cash flow issues.

  • Why SMB's Choose the Wrong Banks

    • Focus.com
    • March 19, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    I have been involved in the SMB marketplace for many years.  One continual source of problems for the SMB has been access to the credit markets.</span></span>

    In this day of very tight credit controls, the bank you choose is a primary concern.  Too many SMB's pick the "large bank" or the nearest bank or the bank with the snazzy logo to do business with.

  • How should the business owner work with a CPA or CPA practice?

    • Focus.com
    • March 21, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Many small and mid-size companies complain about their Certified Public Accountant (CPA). Their complaint centers on the fact that their CPA never quite learns their business. Is this necessarily a bad thing?

    It depends on what you believe the role of your CPA should be, and in fact what the CPA feels there role actually is. It is this mis-communication that brings disassociation of purpose and leads to the business owner finding a new CPA.

  • The Safety Element in Managing Risks Associated with Volunteers

    • International Association of Emergency Managers
    • May 1, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Risk management is a logical process or approach that seeks to
    eliminate or at least minimize the level of risk associated with a
    business operation. Essentially, the process identifies any type of situation that could result in damage to any resource within the
    possession of the company, including personnel, then takes steps to correct factors that are highly likely to result in that damage.

  • Interactions

    • Harvard Business Review
    • May 25, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Quoted in response to the article:
    "Why Most Product Launches Fail" HBR article by Joan Schneider and Julie Hall, April 2011

  • Inc. Magazine: Reader Mail: June 2011

    • Inc. Magazine
    • June 1, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Wayne Spivak, consulting chief financial officer of SBA Consulting in Bellmore, New York, added, "Every good spy can become a double agent, by either a) leaving your employ or b) job dissatisfaction. Remember, what's good for the goose is good for the gander."

  • Inc. Magazine: How You Use QR Codes - Readers’ Responses

    • Inc. Magazine
    • June 7, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Wayne Spivak uses QR Codes in his company’s corporate logo and has received the response of either, “Cool! A QR Tag!” or “What’s that?” Both statements have led to more sales.

  • Main Street on edge as Wall Street swings

    • CNN Money
    • August 12, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Quoted in story: "...Patience is a virtue: Wayne Spivak isn't worried about losing clients. But the swings in the market mean he may have to work harder to win new ones..."

  • Zintro experts comment on small business strategy: Part 1

    • Zintro Blog and News
    • September 12, 2011
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    Quoted in article on Small Business Strategy.

  • Even in times of oversupply, paying a realistic wage makes good business sense.

    • SBA * Consulting LTD Blog
    • January 31, 2013
    Authors: Wayne Spivak

    The concept of supply-and-demand in a purely academic fashion makes sense here—Oversupply leads to lower prices, higher demand increases prices, and scarcity of product come higher prices and with a fall-off of demand prices go down—but there is a real-world wrinkle.

    When the commodity is people; you’re buying not only skill sets but psyches and behaviors.

  • Keep Spending Under Control in Good Times

    • Institute of Finance & Management "Controllers Report,
    • July 2014
    Authors: Wayne Spivak, anna maria trusky

    Quoted in this article on Page 11

  • Trouble at the Top: What to Do When the CEO-CFO Relationship Goes Sour

    • Proformative
    • June 30, 2014
    Authors: Wayne Spivak, Sarah Johnson

    Quoted in this article.

Wayne Spivak's Skills & Expertise

  1. Strategic Planning
  2. Business Strategy
  3. Change Management
  4. Process Improvement
  5. Team Building
  6. Executive Management
  7. Management Consulting
  8. Mentoring
  9. Public Speaking
  10. Problem Solving
  11. Team Leadership
  12. Crisis Management
  13. Budgets
  14. Project Planning
  15. Government
  16. Emergency Management
  17. Contract Negotiation
  18. Management
  19. Policy
  20. Program Management
  21. Leadership
  22. Operations Management
  23. Training
  24. Strategy
  25. Leadership Development
  26. Risk Management
  27. Business Planning
  28. Analysis
  29. CRM
  30. Human Resources
  31. Public Relations
  32. Security Clearance
  33. Negotiation
  34. Marketing
  35. Entrepreneurship
  36. Social Media
  37. Nonprofits
  38. Competitive Analysis
  39. Supervisory Skills
  40. Finance
  41. Start-ups
  42. Team Management
  43. Sales
  44. Product Development
  45. Networking
  46. Customer Service
  47. Proposal Writing
  48. Business Development
  49. Time Management
  50. Organizational Development

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Wayne Spivak's Education

Pace University

BS, Accounting

Cornell University

Summer School, Summer School

Summer School

Sheepshead Bay

Regents, General


Activities and Societies: Band, Orchestra, Sing

City as School

Regents, N/A

Intern at WPIX-TV News Department, New York, NY. Worked as a Assignment Desk Editor

Activities and Societies: Big Brothers/Big Sisters

Wayne Spivak's Additional Information


Ham Radio (hold Amateur Extra License) KC2NJV, Boating, Traveling, Writing, Bicycling, Reading (see "Amazon Reading List" applet), Public Service, Emergency Management

Groups and Associations:

Currently (in addition to those not listed above): AARL - The American Radio Relay League US Naval Institute National Press Club Boating Writer's International US Golf Association Financial and Executives Networking Group (TheFENG.org) Formerly: United States Power Squadrons - ("CIO") Naval Order of the United States - (Webmaster - New York Commandery) Civil Air Patrol - US Air Force Auxiliary; Associate Member US Navy League "Subject Matter Expert", Focus.Com National Information Officers Association (NIOA)

Honors and Awards:

The President's Volunteer Service Award (Gold Award 2011)

Additional United States Coast Guard Awards (Team/Group/Unit):

Coast Guard Presidential Unit Citation
Coast Guard Unit Commendation (3)

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