Sharon Castle is a business consultant who provides specialized advisory services to small businesses and start up ventures seeking to expand their markets through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. Ms. Castle has assisted several companies in the preparation of business plans, financing and capitalization assessments, financial budgeting and cash management, as well as facilitation of potential strategic partnering candidates. She is the former Chief Operating Officer of a small publicly traded technology company in California. She facilitated the sale of this company to a large competitor/strategic partner. When she is not working with clients, Sharon enjoys jogging, cross-country skiing and spending time with her children and grandchildren.