Subject Matter Experts
Experts to Help Drive Your Business Forward
Founded as CECON.com Science Engineering & Technical Experts in 1985 by six early-retired DuPont Company scientists and engineers who wanted to continue to do project work, the Expert-SubjectMatterExpert.com Global Expert Network today is some 1,500-plus Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) across all 50 USA states and more than 20 countries.
The Company remains headquartered in Wilmington, DE, just steps away from the global headquarters of the DuPont Company, founded in 1802. Its clients today range from corporations to small businesses and entrepreneurs. It has also expanded to academia, higher education, government, not-for-profit, and the legal industry.
The “Legacy CECON.com” Strategic Business Unit (SBU) – today known as Expert-SubjectMatterExpert.com Global Expert Network – is home to five divisions organized around competencies in Science, Engineering and Technology, among them:
Expert-Bio.net, with its focus on Bio and life sciences.
Expert-ExpertWitness.com, with its focus on providing professional witnesses for court cases or depositions.
Expert-RegulatoryAffairs.com, with its focus on industry regulations spanning a broad facet of multiple industries.
Expert-SafetyFirm.com Leaders and Services in Safety and Security, with its focus on business campus safety and security.
Expert-CorporateDevelopment.com Strategic Business and Organizational Consulting, from the legacy SamWaltz.com Strategic Capital & Business Counsel business, also founded out of DuPont Company in 1993, with its focus on Strategy, Finance including Merger & Acquisition, Business Growth including Scalability & Organization Development, Branding & Marketing, Government Affairs, Public Affairs including Issues & Crisis Management, and more;
Expert-MarketingAgency.com Branding Positioning Marketing and Business Development, also from the legacy SamWaltz.com Consulting & Marketing Firm, founded based on DuPont’s global leadership in strategic marketing and business development.
Expert-ValueBuilder.com Coaching to Maximize Business Valuation, on ultimate exit, with its focus via John Warrillow’s “Built to Sell” volume, that every business should be built to be sold, whether next year or in a generation, supported by its “8 Strategic Drivers of Business Valuation,”
Expert-MasterMindGroup.com Strategic Peer Advisory, with its focus on building custom peer advisory groups as a growth, learning, and strategic tool for entrepreneurs.
The firm is a Vietnam-era Veteran of US Army CounterIntelligence-owned firm, led by Sam Waltz, an early-out DuPont Company executive, who in 1999 headed the professional society for the corporate development and strategic communications industry, akin to a local MD elected to lead the AMA or a local Attorney elected to lead the ABA.
Sam Waltz, a Vietnam-era Veteran of US Army CounterIntelligence, is an early-out DuPont Company SHEA (Safety, Health, and Environmental Affairs) external affairs and government affairs executive who has served more than 25 years on the Board of Directors of the Delaware Safety Council, which he’s led for more than a decade as its co-chair. He’s a native Illinoisian, a Delawarean since 1975, with BS and MS degrees from the University of Illinois.
Sam Waltz, who joined DuPont in 1977 after covering the likes of both Jimmy Carter and Joe Biden before each were elected president, became a senior leader in its external affairs function, heading strategy, strategic communications, marketing, PR, and issues & crisis management for a number of businesses, including his work with DuPont’s SHEA team.
He founded SamWaltz.com Strategic Capital & Business Counsel in 1993, where his work focused on “the staff side” of business services, strategy, finance, safety and security, technology, M&A (merger & acquisition), public affairs, issues & crisis management, and planning. He’s credentialed in the field (1991) and was elected a Fellow of the Industry (1995) by his industry’s professional society, which he headed in 1999 as its elected global and national president, akin to an MD heading the AMA or an Attorney heading the ABA.