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Ms. Dawn Cole

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Phone: (254) ***-****  
Email: d***@***.com
Kerberos International Inc
19 North Main Street Suite 2711 ( Map)
Temple , Texas 76501
United States

Company Description: Kerberos is committed to providing unsurpassed value in products and services, delivering outstanding customer service and earning customer satisfaction and...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Founder
    LodeStar Management Corporation


  • Bachelor of Arts degree
    University of Texas
48 Total References
Web References
Management, 5 Oct 2012 [cached]
Dawn Cole President 254-771-1080 Ext 1 Office 713-677-4674 Mobile
In short, Dawn Cole generates profitable revenues for her enterprise clients as they enter the U.S. commercial and government markets. She also provides outstanding value to her government customers with innovative, dependable products and services that are delivered by U.S. veterans.
Ms. Cole offers extensive, multi-functional management experience ranging from large corporations to small start-up enterprises. Her specialties include developing effective product strategies, driving revenues by building effective sales and business development teams as well as creating and executing pinpoint marketing strategies. Her passion is to provide consistent, dependable value to her customers, her clients and to U.S. veterans.
IBM Systems Engineer Roots
Ms. Cole began her career at IBM as a systems engineer, earning several national awards as an IBM mainframe software specialist in the communications area. Subsequently, Ms. Cole spent most of her successful, fourteen year tenure at IBM in sales and sales management. In addition, she developed and conducted sales and executive training programs, led international motivational seminars and served as an operations executive for a rapidly growing ATM network. At IBM, she excelled at leading high-achieving sales and services teams, winning numerous sales management awards.
Media, Content Management and Identity Management Software
After leaving IBM, Ms. Cole shared her leadership and consulting skills with the entertainment industry, managing several large information technology consulting projects for Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox. Fischer International, a premier enterprise-class provider of high volume messaging, e-commerce and security software, recruited Ms. Cole to become VP Worldwide Sales and Marketing. In this position, she initiated a joint venture between Fischer and Toshiba that resulted in the IPO of Smart Disk Corporation. Adding VP Product Management to her sales and marketing role, Ms. Cole led the design and launch of Fischer's Prio! suite of e-commerce enabling identity and security products, earning accolades from industry analysts such as Gartner Group.
Launches European Encryption Provider into US Market
Ms. Cole was recruited from Fischer International to open the North American division of Control Break International, a European security and encryption software provider. (Control Break later changed its name to SafeBoot that has been acquired by McAfee Corporation.) As Managing Director, she led the company from start-up to profitability and was instrumental in propelling the company from a PC-based product strategy into an expanded strategy to provide security for mobile devices including PC's, PDA's and smart cell phones.
Opens LodeStar Management Corporation in 2006
After helping to position Control Break International for its next phase of growth, Ms. Cole founded LodeStar Management Corporation to assist European companies launch into the US commercial and government markets. The company grew to offer assistance to US and Canadian based corporations to develop effective product strategies, sales and marketing teams.
Under Ms. Cole's leadership, Kerberos was able to assist numerous British, Canadian, Czech, and Dutch companies to increase sales into US commercial customers and to capture government contracts - resulting in more than $50 million in sales for these small enterprises.
Launches Kerberos International, Inc. in 2010
In May 2010, Ms. Cole changed the name of LodeStar to Kerberos International, Inc. in order to support significant expansion into the U.S. government market and to symbolize bringing our troops and first responders home safely.
Expands to support Middle East clients
In May 2011, Ms. Cole expanded Kerberos' services to support several clients in Afghanistan including a construction and logistics company and two non-profit enterprises focused on human rights issues. In this capacity, Ms. Cole has developed a strong network of trusted contacts in that region
Speaking Engagements
As the President of LodeStar, Ms. Cole was a featured speaker at the Canadian Wireless Telecommunication Association's Annual Conference and at the Messaging Americas Annual Meeting She also served as the Chairperson and featured speaker at the Annual Canadian Forum on IT Security and Governance.
Communications and M&A Experience
From 2006 until 2010, a Toronto-based private equity firm retained LodeStar and Ms. Cole for two purposes: (a) increase revenues in its key technology assets, including a premier satellite communications provider and (b) conduct M&A due diligence for technology and communications firms. During this time, Ms. Cole benefited from valuable M&A experience and developed numerous, strategic investment banking partners. Ms. Cole has made arrangement for these resources to support Kerberos clients on an as-needed basis.
Balaton Group Inc. | Corporate Architects | Special Situation & Turnaround Experts, 6 Dec 2008 [cached]
Dawn Cole Balaton Group Inc. | Corporate Architects | Special Situation & Turnaround Experts
Dawn Cole VP & Asset Manager
Ms. Cole joined Balaton Group as a project manager in September 2006 and has since moved up the ranks to VP & Asset Manager. Leveraging her experience as a business leader with renowned corporations such as IBM, DEI Management Group and Fischer International, she leads her team in the development and execution of strategies that advance the growth of Balaton's assets. Ms. Cole began her career at IBM, where she held positions of increasing responsibility specializing in leading award-winning sales teams. Prior to joining Balaton Group, she held managing director and management positions in executive sales and business development at several European technology companies, including U-Turn Media Group and Control Break International, successfully launching them into North America.
As managing director for DEI Management Group, Ms. Cole led a team that sold and conducted sales training for high-profile clients including Telus, Rogers, Toshiba, Brenntag Chemicals and Canada Newswire. As vice president of worldwide sales and business development for Fischer International, Ms. Cole designed a product strategy and managed the successful launch of an identity management product suite that quadrupled sales for the company. In addition, she negotiated a joint venture between Fischer and Toshiba, which she grew into the very successful IPO of SmartDisk Corporation.
Dawn Cole | VP & Asset Manager
U-TURN, 28 Jan 2007 [cached]
Dawn ColeVice President, Business Development, North America
Dawn Cole brings valuable experience as a technology provider to the U-Turn management team.
Although she began her career at IBM as a Systems Engineer, Ms. Cole spent most of her 14-year career with IBM in sales and sales management.She excelled at leading high-achieving sales and service teams, earning numerous sales management awards, culminating with the President's Award, which is presented to one IBM branch office each year.
Ms. Cole left IBM for an opportunity to share her leadership and consulting skills with the entertainment industry, winning several consulting projects for Sony Pictures and 20th Century Fox.Subsequently, she became an international sales and marketing executive for small- and medium-sized businesses, growing each of them significantly.Ms. Cole has initiated successful joint ventures and IPO's and has assisted several European technology firms to launch their products into the United States and Canada.
Prior to joining U-Turn, Ms. Cole founded LodeStar Management Group, which specialized in assisting companies with product strategies, marketing plans, sales strategies for rapid revenue generation, channel development and introductions for the purpose of acquisitions and funding.
SkyPort Satellite and Terrestrial Communications Services: Custom Solutions, SkyPort Global Communications, Inc. Remote Satellite communications solutions designed for video conferencing, data backup, and VOIP, 29 April 2010 [cached]
Dawn Cole, VP Government Group - Houston, Texas
As vice president of SkyPort's government sales group, Dawn Cole delivers extensive, broad-based, multi-functional management experience in the information technology field.
During her 20+ year career at companies including IBM and Fischer International, she has excelled at leading high-achieving international sales teams and developing profitable sales channels with revenues exceeding $100 Million annually. An experienced business development executive, her joint venture between Fischer and Toshiba resulted in the successful IPO of Smart Disk Corporation.
Ms. Cole leverages her sales management experience as a well-known international sales trainer. In partnership with DEI Corporation, she has provided sales and sales management workshops for large and small corporations including Sprint Canada, Toshiba Canada, Brenntag Chemicals, Canada Newswire, Rogers Media, Unisource, Quebecor World and others.
Ms. Cole is a sought-after speaker in sales and technology circles. She has been a featured speaker at numerous events including Canada Newswire's Annual Sales Conference and several Wireless Telephony Association conferences. She also served as the Chairperson for the Annual Canadian Forum for Information Technology Security and Governance.
all contents of this site are subject to copyright 2001 SmartMicrochip Inc, 2 July 2003 [cached]
"Millions of laptops are traveling throughout the world with extremely sensitive information on their hard drives," according to Ms. Dawn Cole, Managing Director at CBI."If the PC is lost or stolen, information including confidential corporate strategies, business contacts, financial data, patient health information, or proprietary formulas may be exposed to the public.This presents a significant risk to the large enterprise," warns Ms. Cole.
SafeBoot makes it simple to protect valuable and sensitive information that is stored on PCs.Supporting all Windows platforms, SafeBoot uses the new and extremely secure AES 256-bit key and other encryption algorithms to scramble data in a way that is totally transparent to the authorized user, but prevents an unauthorized "hacker" from reading the information.
"SafeBoot Version 4 was designed for the large enterprise with automated connections to NT domain directories, LDAP directories and PKI systems," said Ms. Cole.
Dawn Cole, 941/596-8962
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