Founder and Chief Executive Officer
William Schawbel was the Founder and CEO of The Schawbel Corporation, a privately held business he formed in 1981 through the acquisition of two divisions of The Gillette Company. The corporation was sold in July of 2014 (see press release).
Prior to founding The Schawbel Corporation, Bill held senior management positions with The Gillette Company, including President of Gillette-Japan and President of Braun North America. His marketing and management experience includes significant contributions to many of Gillette’s divisions within the United States and internationally, with particular success in the areas of acquisitions and new business development.
Over the past 35 years, Bill has created and sold over 30 companies covering a wide array of consumer products in personal care, housewares, hardware, food and drug and pest control. He also launched a line of Heated Products to heat the body in 2012 which are sold worldwide. He has built relationships with quality offshore manufacturers and, through his University of Pennsylvania alumnus, a broad and deep network of industry experts.
Bill is a graduate of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Science in Economics and has served his alma mater as a Trustee, Chair of the Board of Overseers, School of Veterinary Medicine, and Co-Chair of the James Brister Society. Bill is an alumnus of the Boston Latin School, where he has served as President of the School’s Foundation and chaired its Capital Campaign Committee.
Bill’s philanthropic interests are in public education, diversity, and entrepreneurship.
Chief Financial Officer
Julie Furrier has more than twenty-five years of experience in the areas of accounting and finance. Julie has served as the Chief Financial Officer or Controller for several privately owned and public companies. Her areas of expertise include fundraising, work-out negotiations, cash flow and financial model development, public and private financial reporting, policy and process development and improvement, as well as transactional accounting.
Julie’s experience includes companies in a variety of sizes and industries including consumer products, software sales and development, biotech, manufacturing, and professional services. This broad experience, across a variety of small and
Over the past eleven years, Veronica has managed over fifty client projects that have covered companies ranging in size from start-ups to $14 billion in revenue through Schawbel’s globally positioned consulting organization.
Veronica earned a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Economics from Waynesburg University and a Masters in Business Administration from Western New England University. Veronica is a member and regional head of Adam Global, a network of independent firms providing corporate services. She is also a board member of Fitchburg University’s Business Administration Department.
medium size companies, has provided her the skills to range from gradual transitions to scalable financial growth.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accountancy from Bentley University, is a Certified Public Accountant licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and is a Notary Public authorized by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. She also serves as Treasurer of the United Brachial Plexus Network, a not-for-profit organization, and serves on the Advisory Counsel of the Fitchburg University Business Department.
business consulting, technology development, and consumer products
The Schawbel Companies leverage extensive executive management experience with a global network of strategic business partners and consultants to provide a state-of-art framework for the development, sale, marketing, and distribution of consumer products. Schawbel utilizes this unique resource pool to develop consumer products for Schawbel Technologies LLC, and for third parties through Schawbel Group, LLC.
Chief Operating Officer, Schawbel Technologies LLC
President, Schawbel Group, LLC
Veronica Zsolcsak has over forty years of financial and business operations experience, including positions as Chief Financial and Operations Officer for publicly held corporations. Her previous industry experience includes manufacturing, software services, consulting, and healthcare.
Veronica has extensive experience in business planning, tactical implementation, and infrastructure creation. Her early career hands-on line manufacturing knowledge has afforded her the necessary skills to deal with engineers and factory personnel at all levels.