Career Highlights:

  • Disciplines include Market Research and Business Development.
  • Career spans positions at Dealer Tire and Smithers Rapra; Owner of Zephyr Research Partners consulting for Pfizer, Merck & Co., Omnicom, and Ernst & Young.


Art’s career has taken him from large international pharmaceutical concerns and market research firms to respected Original Equipment Manufacturer tire businesses, as well as his own consulting enterprise. With each successive endeavor, Art has helped propel business and boost the bottom line of companies and their clients.


At Dealer Tire, LLC, Art supported executive and functional level management in program management, sales, finance, IT, supplier relations, and logistics. He engaged in strategic plan development and presentations, competitive intelligence, OEM program negotiations, trade show intelligence collection and sharing initiatives, and data analysis and insights. Art led or was involved in key business development projects and initiatives in preparation for pursuing growth opportunities.

For Smithers Rapra, a leading rubber and polymer testing, analysis, and consulting firm, Art researched and wrote analysis/forecast, and published reports relating to the domestic and international tire industry, ranging from the tire lifecycle and intelligent tires, to truck and OTR tires.

In addition to working with Pfizer, Merck & Co., Omnicom and Ernst & Young, LLP, Art established his own consultancy, Zephyr Research Partners, LLC. There he provided strategic research and insights to support business planning, marketing, market entry, and business development decisions for a variety of businesses ranging from boutique consulting firms to large multinational manufacturers. Art’s efforts at Zephyr were instrumental in helping clients gain important market intelligence and capitalize on a changing marketplace.

Art is based in Cleveland, OH, and is fluent in German.


  • Market Research
  • Business Development


University of South Carolina
Master of International Business

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