Herold Marketing | Owners Bio
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Small Business consulting from an executive who has been on the front lines of business as a CEO for over 25 years. Herold specializes in startups and early stage companies seeking help with General Management, company structure,financial management, sales and marketing, and opportunity creation and development.

Stephan Herold is a seasoned veteran in the computer and technical industries having held high level executive positions at several successful companies over the past 39 years. He was most recently founder and CEO of Visual Pro 360 Inc and DBA Rapid Access. Visual Pro 360 is a Sales, Marketing and Integration firm specializing in solutions for Public Safety, Transportation, Healthcare, Oil and Gas, and Utilities industries. Rapid Access is the companies’ ecommerce internet site that sells directly to B2B customers primarily in those industries. Prior to founding these companies Herold was a business consultant for small and medium companies focusing mainly in the high-tech arena. Mr. Herold was also President and CEO of Graphics Technologies, Inc. (GTI), a company he founded in 1987. GTI was a computer products distributor specializing in high-end personal computer graphics. In 1999, Mr. Herold sold GTI to Virtual Technology, Inc., a public company. From 1980 to 1999, Mr. Herold was President of Herold Marketing Associates, a company he founded as a manufacturer’s representative organization marketing products such as Apple computer in an exclusive four state territory. Prior to 1972, he served as a Senior Financial Analyst at Dayton Hudson Corporation (now Target Corporation), a diagnostic programmer at Univac and Slumberger, and a field service Engineer at Control Data Corporation. Mr. Herold served a tour in the U.S. Navy followed by graduating from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration.


1999- Present
The Herold Group, Scottsdale, AZ-Business Consultant
~ Consultant to start-ups and small growth oriented companies in the Technology space


2011 – 2015
Visual Pro 360 Inc, Tempe, AZ. Founder and CEO.
~ Organized a consortium along with Oracle and Panasonic to bring a total solution approach called Video Evidence Management Solutions (VELM) to the Law enforcement industry.
~ Successfully implemented Proof of Concept of VELM to several Tier 1 law enforcement agencies.
~ Deployed evidence capture systems at Omaha, Sacramento, and Dallas County Sheriff’s office as well as many others.


2007 – 2015
Rapid Access, Tempe, AZ and Burnsville, MN
~ Developed E-commerce site for marketing and sales of Panasonic Tough Book computers and related products primarily to State, County, and local government entities.
~ Developed site to market evidence capture systems to Tier 3 law enforcement agencies including Police, sheriffs, and state patrols.


2006 – 2011
Paradigm System Solutions Inc., Burnsville, MN-CEO, co-Founder.
~Started company in January 2006 and grew business from $4M in first year to $5.8M in 2007 and $8.9 in 2008.
~Opened sales offices in Chicago, Texas, and Arizona.
~Expanded to internet sales in 2007 through dba Rapid Access Computer.
~Recognized as Panasonics Utility partner of the year in 2007 and Dealer of the year in 2011
1987 – 1999
Graphics Technologies Inc., Eden Prairie, MN – CEO, Founder
~ Distributed PC products nationally with five branches
~ Maintained quarterly profitability for twelve consecutive years
~ Founded the business with no outside capital
~ Organically grew the company from $o to just under $100,000,000 in 1998
~ Sold the company to Public company (Virtual Technology) on January 29,1999


1973 – 1987
Herold Marketing Assoc., Eden Prairie, MN – CEO, Founder
~ Apple Computer’s first Manufacturers Representative
~ Grew Apple’s business 1900% in four years
~ Represented 20 plus companies in Consumer Electronics and Personal Computers


1969 – 1973
Dayton Hudson Corporation, Minneapolis, MN – Senior Financial Consultant
~ Implemented financial control systems at Target Stores
~ Completed department sizing project for Dayton Development Company
~ Conducted feasibility studies, fact finding projects, and financial system implementations at Lechmere Stores, JB Hudson Jewelers, Etc.


1968 – 1968
Electro Mechanical Research, Bloomington, MN – Systems analyst
~ Maintained companies Fortran Compiler
~ Wrote diagnostic program for EMR’s process computer
~ Wrote program documentation for process computer


1966 – 1968
Univac Corporation, St. Paul, MN – Diagnostic programmer
~ Wrote diagnostic program for Univac 1812 computer
~ Completed diagnostic programming for the National Security Agency.
~ Completed diagnostic programs for the Apollo Space programs peripherals


1964 – 1966
Control Data Corporation, Arden Hills, MN – Customer Engineer
~ Maintained CDC’s mainframe at corporate headquarters


1960 – 1964
United States Navy
Aviation Electronics Technician
Honorable Discharge attached in following link DD214 (NAVY).pdf


1960 – 1964
Born and raised in Cresco, Iowa
Graduated from Notre Dame High School
Graduated from St Joseph’s Grade School




Bachelor of Science in Business, University of Minnesota 1970
Control Data Corporation, two and half years training in Computer Technology
United States Navy, two years training school in Electronics
Attended numerous Executive Management courses over the years




Available upon request
Driver’s License attached in following link SH DL 011117.pdf
Passport and SS card attached in following link passport ssn.pdf




~ Thirty-nine years of experience in Executive Management

~ Became the first manufacturer’s representative for Apple Computer in 1980

~ Successfully introduced several Innovative products such as Apple Computer into retail.

~ Started Hi-Tech Company in 1987, grew to $100,000,000 in 1997, sold to Public Corp.

~ Developed unique evidence retrieval system for law enforcement agencies called VELM

~ Successful track record in project management.

~ Recognized for exceptional analytical and problem solving skills.

~ Dedicated, results oriented individual who consistently goes beyond expectations.

~ Proven ability to multi-task and gather, extract, and use data effectively.

~ Easily establishes rapport with other management and company employees