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All about Hank


Henry R. Feeser was born January 8, 1939 in Springfield, Ohio. His experience includes twenty-five years service with the United States Navy (Commander, USN (Retired)), where he served in combatant surface ships, offshore and in-country Vietnam, in combat systems, electronics, ship procurement, and shipbuilding. He is currently receiving disability from the VA for Agent Orange exposure. His business experience spans over forty years in various phases of the truck manufacturing, building construction, electronic, weapons, shipbuilding, and computer/computer-related consulting industries. He has been directly responsible for the startup of four companies, and a angel to the funding of a fifth. He taught at the university level (Strategic Management and Marketing) for over five years prior to entering the consulting business; both graduate and under graduate students always evaluated his teaching skills as superior. For fun, Hank likes to garden and sails their Catalina 30 in Padre Island waters. He sometimes crews on racing sailboats  and enjoys the Rolex 24 where he crewed a Porsche GT3 in 2004.He and his wife Linda are avid supporters of Canine Companions for Independence and sponsored Brutti RIP (top left), a therapy dog for Caring Paws.

Entrepreneurship-Related Experience


-Provided consulting services to the Indiana

Commission on Agriculture and Rural Development resulting in a 10 year strategic plan (Lt Governor chaired)

-Market and competitive analysis of over-the-counter ice cream in the Anderson, IN area for an entrepreneur

-Naming and branding of a new seed corn line

(Fielder's Choice) including supporting marketing materials

-Positioning and initial manufacturing of a line of popcorn poppers (Felknor International) [Now branded "Whirlypoppers®"]

-Analysis of medical uninsured in Indiana including focus groups and formal presentation results to Indiana governor task force

-Blank-sheet startup of professional landscape company Indianapolis area

-Blank-sheet startup of gardening center Fishers, Indiana area

-Advisor/mentor to startup Bio-Tech company Lafayette area

-Blank-sheet startup of antique company Lafayette area

-Installation and maintenance of computer information systems for family real estate appraisal company

-Upgrade and maintenance of computer information systems for family trucking and construction company

-Installation, upgrade and training computer

 information systems very large farming/hog operation

-Strategic Plan for Indianapolis-based saw mill

 manufacturing company (Wood-Mizer)

-Angel for blank-sheet startup of logging/excavation company Seattle area

-Advisor to take-over owner of limestone quarry including family succession (current)

-Team engineer Porsche racing team, including running Rolex 24 Hours 2004

-Advisor/mentor blank-sheet startup Porsche/Mercedes repair/service business Avon, Indiana

-Owner/founder computer engineering firmÂ

-Owner/founder YABI.biz, LLC to support pre-startup Purdue student-based efforts (current)

-Lecturer & Executive Coordinator Purdue

University Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (Until June 2010)

-Angel to www.esposure.comand mentor (defunct)

-Mentor to UnstoppableLearning, a game-based remedial learning system to improve ISTEP scores (defunct)

-Mentor and angel to MissionMatchUp.com


-Mentor and angel to MarathonConnection.com (defunct)

-Investor in and on Advisory Board of Sports

Visual Innovations, Inc. (Defunct)

-Current or former students placed 1,2,3 & 5 in

2008 and First in 2009 Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Contest

-Former students placed 1&2 in 2008 Purdue

 Elevator Pitch contest,

-Mentored Soy Contest team that took first place (SoyTabs) 2010



Grad Faculty Purdue U. since 2011

Purdue University - Lecturer and Executive Coordinator Entrepreneurship Certificate Program (Jan 2006-2010),

Promoted to Continuing Lecturer Jan 09. Marketing in a Global Economy@

Krannert Fall 08 - 13. Sustainability Strategies Maymester since 2010


Owner (2006-present) YABI.biz, LLC


Owner (1990 -2006) Rapid Computer Systems


Executive Vice President/Vice President- Profound Consulting Indianapolis (1992-1998)


Faculty Butler University- MBA Strategy/Marketing, Business Policy, Int'l Mktng



Purdue University PhD Program (1983-1987)


United States Navy (1958-1982)



News :Brutti went to heaven.


Hank’s Summer Sustainability Strategies class was selected to be made into an online class by Purdue’s NeXt Program as well as the Fall 2013 Global Marketing Management class, MGMT64900


 Hank will be teaching a section of MGMT 649000 Global Marketing Management for Krannert School of Management, Purdue University Fall 2013 (Also 2008/9/10/11/12. Also Fall 2013 Hank will be teaching Sustainability Strategies in the Weekend MBA Program for the second year.


-Hank taught ENTR200 Intro to Entrepreneurship &

Innovation class Maymester 2011. This  marked the 29th ENTR200 class Hank taught at Purdue.




Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

Doctor of Philosophy (Strategic Management & Marketing) (1987)


Bachelor of Science (with distinction)/Master of Science Electrical Engineering  (1965)


Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA

Master of Science in Management (1974)



1988 recipient Heizer Award Certificate of

Distinction for dissertation, Incubators,

Entrepreneurs, Strategy and Performance: A Comparison of High and Low Growth High Tech Firms, Purdue University.



Supports Wounded Warriors through the Padre Island Yacht Club, as well as the US Marine Corp Toys-for-Tots Program.