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The Milestone Strategies team consists of seasoned individuals with extensive experience of product marketing, business development, sales operations and generating revenues for technology companies.

Executive Partners:
Bill Baker
Alan Creutz, Ph.D.
Scott McGill
 
 

Bill Baker
Bill specializes in the semiconductor and electronics markets with concentrations in manufacturing outsourcing and services for the communications, electronics, and photonics industries. His career includes over twenty five years of executive sales, marketing, and business development including six years as a General Manager and Senior Vice President of RVSI, an industry leading major semiconductor metrology manufacturer. Mr. Baker has co-founded two industry data communications start-ups including Express Support Services in California that led to merger/ acquisition events and been an integral part of two communications industry successful turn-arounds in his career. While at ESS, Mr. Baker led a tripling of product and services revenues that keyed future positioning and growth during the telecommunications deregulation period. He is active in a number of high tech industry associations including SEMI, SMTA, and OFC and is a frequent public speaker for representative companies at technical and business forums. Major engagements have included Solectron, Flextronics, and Jabil Circuits in the EMS community: Cisco, Nortel, and Lucent Technology in communications, and Motorola, TI, and Intel in the semiconductor industry. Mr. Baker did his undergraduate work at Defiance College and Western Connecticut State College and majored in Economics.

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Alan Creutz, Ph.D.
Alan drives the success of early- and emerging growth companies and companies in transition, focusing on business strategy and planning, internal operations, company positioning and product marketing, business development, project implementation and product deployment. Drawing on his experience in creating and building highly successful international companies, he leverages strong analytical capabilities with strategic vision, outstanding leadership, and compelling presentations. Recently Alan was President of a startup with innovative networking technology for providing intelligence for sensor networks and led the company to its acquisition by Lockheed Martin. Previously, Alan created an application software company which was acquired by a major enterprise application suite vendor where Alan became the senior executive of a vertical market business unit charged with product marketing and development, professional services and customer support, and overall operations as the acquiring company scaled from $12million/year to $100million with divisions and customers throughout the world. A certified “New Product Development Professional” by the Product Development and Management Association, Alan has been named “San Diego Businessman of the Year” and serves as a Board Member of several emerging growth companies as well as the San Diego Tech Coast Angels.

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Scott McGill
Scott has spent the past 18 years developing product, marketing and sales strategies across a broad range of technology sectors, including Semiconductor, Electronics and Biotechnology. Mr. McGill evolved his engineering background into that of business development providing strategic marketing skills with ability to define and drive future market requirements and quickly convert vision to product. During his tenure at companies such as Lockheed, Compaq Computer and RVSI, he has taken a “customer-centric” approach while developing successful customer relations within the U.S, Europe and Asia. Mr. McGill’s responsibilities have ranged from Engineering Program Manager, to Senior Vice President, providing leadership which has concluded in successful equity and M/A exits. Key areas of interest include metrology, traceability, and process integration solutions development. During his career, Mr. McGill has been granted several patents, published numerous technical and marketing papers, and sat on a variety of industry committees. Mr. McGill received a Bachelor’s of Engineering degree from the University of Arizona and a Master’s of Engineering from Pennsylvania State University. Mr. McGill currently resides in Austin, Texas.

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