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Don Moffitt

Don Moffitt is a consultant with CDS Consulting Co-op, specializing in organizational readiness for expansion and financial feasibility. His career has spanned thirty years of leadership in multiple business environments, including retail store operations, new store development, and project management.

For two decades, he held a number of positions with Whole Foods Market, including president and COO of the southeast region, and in 2000 began advising food industry startups and established businesses.

Recently, he was project manager for the startup Durham Co-op Market.  In addition to his retail experience, he has an extensive public service background, including five years on the Durham City Council. Don also has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a professional architectural degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Don thrives in atmospheres that demand initiative, creative problem solving and collaboration, which is why he enjoys assisting co-op clients with their business growth and development as community leaders.  He understands that technical assistance for cooperatives includes delivering on the needs of owners and the community.

“I work with co-ops because they are locally owned and managed, keeping resources in the community.” he said.  Don’s skills include early stage development assistance, from expansion planning, pro formas and leasing, to fundraising and coaching.

 

 
Sessions led by this presenter:
To open your cooperative you must first create a roadmap to success. Key to the roadmap is utilizing the Four Cornerstones in Three Stages development model for start-up food co-ops...
Building on our work from Part 1, this session includes an in-depth focus on developing checklists, managing the start-up budget and outlining an approach to assess and address the critical...
Startups enter a lease negotiation from a disadvantage. Lease terms that meet the needs of your startup co-op are among the most important issues you can affect for your co-op's...
Four areas of feasibility are critical to your co-op’s success. Financial Feasibility is central to proving the overall feasibility of your startup co-op project; it’s a key responsibility of a...
To open your cooperative you must first create a roadmap to success. Key to the roadmap is utilizing the Four Cornerstones in Three Stages development model for startup food co-ops...

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