About the Author, George Cloutier

George Cloutier, a magna cum laude graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Business School, founded American Management Services in 1986-see http://www.amserv.com. The firm specializes in financial turnarounds and profit development for small and mid-sized companies across the nation.

Cloutier, using just $42,000 in seed capital, built his company into an organization of over 150 employees, and tens of millions in annual revenue. Cloutier and American Management have worked with 6000 clients in 400 industries and have implemented over One Billion dollars in profits and savings. American Management Services has brought hundreds of businesses back from the brink of bankruptcy to top tier profitability.

Today, Cloutier is well known as the nation’s leading small business expert. Leading economic, media, and political professionals from around the world frequently solicit his advice on profit issues faced by small and mid-cap companies. He has become a regular on national television programs such as, Fox News, Fox Business News, ABC’s 20/20, MSNBC’s Squawk Box, CNBC and Bloomberg Television. He developed his views over the last 25 years on small and midsize business, profits, and the failure of government to assist them.

Cloutier is often quoted by the national media-AP, Fortune, Forbes.com, Entrepreneur, Entrepreneur.com, Washington Business Journal, Market Watch, Yahoo News, The Kiplinger Letter, MSN Money, Crain’s New York Business, Reuters, Business Week, Wall Street Journal, Boston Business Journal, Washington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, Business Week, Long Island Business News, Austin Business Journal, Orlando Business Journal, The Times-Picayune, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Worth, Miami Herald, and the LA Times, among others. His commentary reaches listeners in hundreds of cities in radio broadcasts from the Wall Street Journal and Legends of Success programming.

A nationally recognized speaker, Cloutier lectures at dozens of conferences and seminars on the path to real business profitability.

Cloutier co-founded and serves as Co-Chairman of Partner America , a unique, public/ private partnership between the United States Conference of Mayors and American Management Services that is dedicated to small and midsized business growth in the nation’s metro economies. Formed in 2000, the program is the nation’s first small business resource initiative, providing management expertise, technical assistance, education and government procurement opportunities to help grow small businesses across the country.

In recognition for his dedication to small and midsized business, Cloutier was awarded the first ever Small Business Advocate Award and The Small Business Leadership Award by the US Conference of Mayors in recognition of his tireless efforts on behalf of small business owners on a local, state, and federal level. He also was awarded The Minority Business Development Agency Award, for being a critical partner in America’s economic success.

In 2007, Cloutier was given The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award by the Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business for his contribution and fundraising assistance in developing a student based ‘Peace Corps’ style ‘Small Business Corps’ to assist businesses affected by Hurricane Katrina. Dozen of cities across the nation have also awarded him small business achievement awards.