William Weinstein is a successful entrepreneur with over 30 years of business strategy and development experience. His passion for new business ventures drove him to found the Center of Excellence for Global Business Development, a business incubator that specializes in early idea stage startups going into the first round of financing, assembling the management team, business structure, and marketing strategy. COE clients span multiple industries including athletic and outdoor, construction, entertainment, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, security and technology, and its services assist both new and seasoned entrepreneurs to move from new concept to positive revenue. Sample firms include Allegory Venture Partners, Bright.md, Fashion Peddler, Speedo, Homeschool Snowboarding, Lile Entertainment Group (LEG), NHT Audio, Micro ST, TRIAD Building Systems, Select Sole, FSC, Tixie and Trek Technologies.
Weinstein has a successful track record in identifying trends and potential business opportunities. He is particularly skilled at building and maintaining relationships with financial institutions and business professionals, cultivating new client relationships, and conceiving and implementing marketing and public relations initiatives. His experience includes working with foreign and domestic organizations, local, national and international governments, and non-governmental entities to provide clients with the ability to source and access cost effective resources and services from around the globe.
In 2013, Weinstein co-founded Hyperlayer, a cloud-based open source distributed framework for real time object and facial recognition applications. The web-based system provides data access for security and authentication application services. Prior to founding the COE, Weinstein was Executive Vice President and Co-founder of Enzyme Technologies where he was responsible for introducing new and innovative remediation technologies to the environmental industry. During his 14 year tenure he grew revenues 30% year over year and collaborated with the Russian Academy of Science as well as multiple regulatory entities in Mexico to bring state-of-the art remediation technologies to market.
The interest in remediation stemmed from his experience as City Manager in Cordova Alaska, where he was responsible for managing the Exxon Valdez oil spill disaster response and recovery efforts and representing the city in economic recovery negotiations with Exxon Corporation. As a result, Weinstein managed construction of the Prince William Sound Science and Technology Institute, a 17.5 acre industrial development park, a $2M dock facility, and a $7.2M rehabilitation of a local grade school.
Weinstein’s success in Alaska was fueled by nine years with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in Greensboro, North Carolina. As Program Manager he worked with the Secretary of HUD to design and implement a new program concept, the Rural Assistance Initiative, and also implemented an innovative delivery model for on-site assistance and flexible grants for site rehabilitation. He also served as Public Information Director where he managed all public relations programs and activities.
Weinstein received an MBA and a BA from the University of Georgia, and is affiliated with the Technology Association of Oregon (TAO) and Northwest Environmental Business Council. He is an active member of the Portland Business Alliance, Film TV Professionals Group and the Apparel & Footwear Network Oregon Marketers Group.