Former COO - Alpha Packaging, Founder - Creston Consulting
Dan Creston has been involved and working in small, mid-size and large companies for the past 38 years. His expertise lies in the areas of Sales, Operations and Manufacturing. Helping build Alpha Packaging from a Startup to a Mid-Size Company and then selling to Private Equity (twice), gives Dan an excellent case study to share in his discussions with Startup Companies.
Grove City College, Pennsylvania - 1977 to 1981: BA in Business Administration, Cum Laude
Borg-Warner Chemicals, Inc. - 1981 to 1987: Sales Management with responsibilities for $25,000,000 in Revenue.
Alpha Packaging, Inc. - 1987 to 2015: Chief Operating Officer and Partner. Partnered with CEO to open 9 Plastic Packaging Plants and take Sales from $400,000 in 1987 to $230,000,000 in 2015. Sold the company twice to Private Equity and still remain a shareholder.
Creston Consulting, LLC - 2015 to Present: Owner. Startup and Small Businesses Mentoring & Angel Investing. Judge Startups for grants, investment potential & mentoring with three St. Louis companies: www.archgrants.org & www.stlouisarchangels.com & www.capitalinnovators.com