“Hank Tate is the epitome of the number two man. He was my
Right Hand Man. His exceptionally thorough research and analysis made decision
making easy. He performed everything with excellence! I trusted him enough to
leave the company completely in his hands for three months a year.”
Jack Frey, Owner & President
Jack Frey Properties
1977-1985 VICE PRESIDENT: With no previous experience, Hank
Tate designed almost all aspects of five subdivisions: land planning, utilities
distribution, drainage engineering, road design, recreation facilities, deed
restrictions, contracts, marketing materials, and image design.
“I think he does almost everything” (when asked what Hank Tate did for RENEW)
“Do you need expertise in some area? Give the assignment to Hank. He will
become an expert in minimal time. I’ve seen it a number of times. He combines a
super intellect with a vast capacity for learning, and a great desire to
accomplish the task in an excellent manner. And then he can communicate with
other experts, or break it down into simple terms where the layman can
understand. — He’s the only person I recommend for helping companies produce Business
Plans and Financials Proformas.”
Roy Shelby, CPA
former CFO of RENEW DEVELOPMENT INTERNATIONAL
“I value and admire Hank’s thoroughness in researching and
internalizing totally foreign and often extremely technical subject areas.
He is fearless, relentless and mostly flawless in attacking projects with the
intent of providing complete/usable analysis and recommendations.”
Andy Dekaney, CEO
former President of RENEW Development International
1987-1988 VP of PROJECT DEVELOPMENT: Hank Tate established
office operations, purchased all office equipment, researched technology,
primary scientific interface, translated all technical materials into layman’s
language, produced Business Plan.
“Hank walks the talk! I trust him completely. He does what he
says — even when it costs him, and he does it incredibly well. He made me look
VERY good as the founder and President of the company. Hank is an
extremely competent person with excellent communication skills. His attention
to details, creativity, and unwavering integrity were critical elements while he
served as my right hand man managing a multi-million dollar public company”
Dr. Bob Bohannon, Founder & President
(AIDS related Public biotech company)
1991-1992 VICE PRESIDENT & DIRECTOR: Hank Tate
served as RIGHT HAND MAN to the founder. Almost solely developed
5-year Business Plan and Financials that increased initial perceived value of
the company 50%. Assisted with establishment of corporate
“Hank’s like a concierge on steroids. He can
accomplish almost anything I throw at him. He’s very intelligent and creative.
He makes things happen by creatively solving complex problems — even when he’s
never done it before. In one emergency, someone corrupted a mission critical
database — and with no one available to fix it — Hank jumped in working around
the clock to fix it, 36 hours later the database was back in production. Based
upon my working experience with Hank, I knew he’d take care of the problem, even
though he had only limited technical experience dealing with problems of this
type. To this day, I regularly meet with, and hire Hank for his creative
Mark Reed, Founder & President
1994-1996 CONTRACT SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER: Hank Tate
was responsible for user interface design, quality assurance, documentation and
training. Became Product/Project Manager and Lead Programmer
for major project involving multiple Fortune 1000 companies.
1996-present PROJECT DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT: Hank Tate
provides continuing services, including business development consulting, project analysis & planning, web design support, and web coding in HTML and CSS.
“As I've watched Hank work over the years I've been amazed at his ability to tap into his broad range of experience to solve problems for a wide range of clients. I believe the key to his consistent success has been his strength in systems and processes for both analyzing current scenarios and developing & implementing pragmatic solutions. He is a master at translating complex or technical issues into language that any business person can quickly understand. His out-of-box thinking has consistently allowed him to help clients successfully address business problems and opportunities, even when budgets were severely limited. From crystal clear financial pro-formas to clever hybrids of website programming, Hank isn't satisfied until he's optimized solutions for his clients. I have yet to see him “stumped” by an issue or challenge. He taps into every available resource and just digs till he develops the insight he needs to address the problem. Hank is the only person I know who is truly a specialist at being a creative generalist. I believe that as a “right-hand man” he could improve the effectiveness of any business leader.”
Alan Vera, Owner
The Quest Business Agency, Inc.
1995 - Present: Hank Tate has collaborated with Alan on numerous projects over the years.
“Hank ‘saved our bacon’ on a project rolling out
new network servers to all regional offices in North America for a multi-billion
dollar international entertainment company. He was hired
to do Lotus Notes programming, but quickly became my right hand man — the acting
assistant project manager. He taught himself how to do everyone’s jobs and one
night when the company’s staff failed to follow through and finish a critical
server that had to be in Canada by the next day he saved the project.
Without being asked, Hank stayed all night and worked 26 hours straight to
complete the construction, configuration, packing, and delivery to the airport by
himself. Only because of his commitment, the server arrived on time for the
installation crew enabling the project to stay on schedule. It’s extremely rare
to find someone like Hank who will take such initiative to insure success of a
Steve Borsch, Project Manager
1998 CONSULTANT: Hank Tate provided project management
assistance to Project Manager handling all aspects of building, configuring, and
shipping racks of new NT Servers to all Blockbuster regional offices in the
“Hank is someone I feel comfortable introducing to my clients. I can trust his
integrity and his practical wisdom. Also, his real-world experience is
invaluable with my clients. I have called on Hank when I was facing a challenge
and within 48 hours he was with a client, providing the assistance that they
needed. He understands what makes a business work and how to get things done.”
Ray Sheen, President & Founder Product & Process Innovation, Inc.
1999-2000 PROJECT MANAGEMENT TRAINER: Hank Tate
taught workshops on the Principles and Practice of Project Management to teams
from a number of Fortune 1000 companies. Overwhelming ratings of "Excellent"
“On a scale of 1 to 10, the quality of his work is a 12.”
Charles Calderwood, Owner & President
2001-2002 CONSULTANT: Hank Tate created a marketing system
and all materials for performing a “Business Health Assessment” on legal firms
and analyzing areas for operational improvement. Created 5-year proforma for
expansion into national market.
“When Hank does financial proformas no one can question the
numbers. The Synogy Financial Proforma Program that he developed is so complete,
easy to follow, and addresses the details so well that the only thing that can
be questioned is the assumptions. And he makes the company analyze assumptions
in small enough detail that there’s nothing left to question.”
Tom Maples, CFO
Institutional Investors Consulting Corporation
2001: Hank Tate produced the Business Plan and Financial
Package for NuStem Technologies, a biomedical company that became IICC’s “crown
“Successful Leadership in Business is realizing that you
MUST surround yourself with people who provide support to you with excellent
skills sets that you might not have. People who truly care about your success
and are committed to faithfulness and excellence to help you achieve it. Hank
Tate is my Right Hand Man. He is my personal business consultant who I
constantly seek out for his wide expertise as I face critical decisions in
multiple arenas. His insight and analytical perspective always helps me make
Elizabeth A Walter, VP of Business Development
2000-2003: Hank Tate provided NuStem with strategic
and financial planning services. Created the Business Plan and Financial
Package. Was involved in a number of investor presentations.
“As a consultant, we found Mr. Hank Tate’s services
invaluable. His amiable nature and winning personality were added bonuses
that made working with him a true pleasure!”
Jo Beth Harris, Director
Houston Independent School District
Virtual School Department
2002-2003: Hank Tate provided market development
consulting to assist HISD’s Virtual School to expand into a new market. Directed
market research, development of marketing materials, creation of booth for
conventions, and initiation of strategic contacts. Provide quality analysis on a
variety of courses.
“In a Word ‘OUTSTANDING’;. Hank’s attention to detail and
exhaustive research into our industry, has given my partner and myself a
definitive leg up in raising the capital required for a successful launch. I
continue to seek his council, and will gladly recommend him to anyone interested
in putting together a ‘World Class’ Business plan.”
Edward Schulenburg, President
Premier Publishing, LLC.
2003: Hank Tate developed an Business Plan and
Synogy Financial Proforma Package equipping Premier Publishing to raise capital
for the establishment of a national magazine marketing farms and ranches.
“Hank Tate is a talent in his own right. He embraces a good challenge. Hank has proven himself as an incredible talent at creating detailed, professional business plans & projected financials. ‘He’s the man’. When he began working on developing a business plan for MiniCheck-OCR, Inc., he demonstrated an amazing attention to detail and professionalism. As an added bonus, I discovered that Hank has a strong background in software development, this knowledge has proven to be an invaluable asset to the company. According to Bo at Expervision, the software specifications Hank created ‘were the best I have ever seen’. As a graphic artist, Hank has displayed an amazing talent. To this day, Hank continues to be a valued advisor and confidant to the company.”
Bruce Brenner, Founder & President
2004-present: Hank Tate initally provided consulting services to develop a complete business plan and financial package for providing automated electronic clearing of checks. His understanding of technology and value in developing detailed software specifications for the product led to position as Chief Technology Officer.
“If I had to choose one word to describe Hank’s attributes it would be ‘thorough’. It did not matter what was asked of him he immediately went to work and did whatever it took to complete the project. It was done efficiently and thourough. He was an asset to us in every way.”
Randy Hart, President
Geotek Industrial Distributors
2005: Hank Tate served as Director of Financial Development. Developed systems for all client agreements and investments: all legal documents, agreeements, financial analysis, and presentation packages. Also developed new Internet marketing program that produced more prospects in one month than had been produced in previous four years.
“I have known Hank for at least 10 years and have had occasion to work with him on business and personal projects requiring his experience and expertise, and can say unequivocally that he has always been the most diligent and motivating force in any project I have been involved. It is rare to find a person that can and will rival the passion and energy of anyone in a project, whether he is an employee or partner. Hank approaches every task with an entrepreneurial spirit of how to make it better; more efficient; technologically sound; and, cost effective. I have found Hank to be a very fast learner, and much of that is due to his broad knowledge base and willingness to research what he doesn’t understand. It is unusual that you can allow someone to work on a project unbridled and be able to trust the outcome; Hank is one of those individuals. These are some of the reasons that I have either consulted with, or used Hank’s expertise whenever and wherever I can in every business endeavor I have undertaken over the past 8-10 years, including recommending and hiring Hank as our Chief Information and Technology Officer of our merchant & investment banking firm, Triumvirate Capital Group (which of no fault of Hank’s, has ceased operations).”
Howard Andrews, Partner
Triumvirate Capital Group
“Hank provided detailed and complex financial projections using a proprietary program. The projections were part of a comprehensive business plan for a business opportunity my partners and I were evaluating for potential involvement as franchisees. The information provided made very complex financial projections understandable for financial and non-financial individuals. This seems to be one of a number of valuable skill sets that Hank possesses.”
Sam Moyers, Instructor
Wichita State Universary
2007-2008: Hank Tate served as Chief Information Officer of Triumvirate Capital Group and developed business plans and financial proforma packages for a number of business ventures.
“I had the pleasure of working with Hank Tate during a project to raise capital for ZStem, Inc. The business proposition of ZStem was to cryogenically freeze the blood containing adult stem cells remaining in the umbilical cord following the birth of a newborn infant. This “Cord Blood” contained life saving adult stem cells that could be used in conjunction with or in place of the traditional bone marrow transplant used to re-establish a person’s immune system that has been attacked by various liquid tumors. The project was complex and contained many facets. Hank prepared the financial models used to establish the business plan for the project. Unfortunately we were not able to raise the funds required to launch the project. But, while working on the project I had the opportunity to work closely with Hank and I learned to appreciate his abilities and knowledge.”
Alan Saltzman , Chief Executive Officer
2003: In 2000, Hank Tate developed the original business plan and financial proformas for NuStem, Inc., a biomedical company established to create the world’s largest bank of genetically diverse stem cells collected from the umbilical cords of newborn babies. In 2003, ZStem hired Hank as Interim COO & CFO to update the business plan and financials, and to develop an initial operational plan for the acquisition of NuStem.
“Hank has been a special leader on the homeschool landscape. He has a heart for the new homeschooler and pours his heart and soul into the work of conferences and workshops. People discuss Hank's workshops on online communities for months after his presentations, and will drive across counties to hear him when a workshop is scheduled. He spends time with people at the conferences, answering all the questions from the audience with patience and wisdom. His unique sense of humor and great stories speak to the families who are considering their new adventure of homeschooling.”
Social Media/Online Community Manager
“Hank worked with the Texas Home School Coalition as a director, helping us to become one of the premier advocacy organizations for home schoolers in the country. He is a great advocate and works well in building relationships and working with those who may not initially be receptive to the goals being developed.”
Tim Lambert, CEO
Texas Home School Coalition
“Hank is one of the people that I am glad I connected with. He is a great source of information and knowledge and blesses everything he is involved with.”
Gary Frederick, Owner
1984 - Present: Hank Tate served in leadership serving the homeschool community in Texas since 1984, including co-founder and past president of the South East Texas Home School Association. He has also served on the boards of both state homeschool organizations, the Texas Home School Coalition and HOPE for Texas, for over 10 years.
“I attended several of Hank's talks at the SETHSA conference in Houston. My wife and I were attending with a friend who was considering homeschooling, so we sat in on many of Hank's talks about getting started. Hank is an engaging speaker, full of humor and joviality while yet delivering strong encouragement and exhortation to his listeners. He makes his students feel at ease and capable of following his advice, even when presenting a completely new way of thinking and doing things. I highly recommend Hank as a dynamic and engaging speaker, especially for helping folks get started on the right foot as they begin homeschooling.”
Jim Bob Howard, Webmaster/Treasurer
CHEACT (Christian Home Education Associate of Central Texas)
“As a pioneer serving the homeschool community since 1984, Hank Tate is referred to as the “Grandfather of Homeschooling” in Houston. He has touched the lives of thousands of families through his workshops. Hank speaks with a passion about homeschooling that inspires and trains parents for the specific purpose of educating their children. Hank’s speaking and training has impressed upon families to return year after year to sit under his tutelage, often bringing the children of these families back to hear him as they begin to train the next generation. Hank has been consistently active with the Southeast Texas Homeschool Association since he co-founded the organization in the early 1980’s. It has been my pleasure to be able to depend on Hank’s generous spirit and willingness to pass on his expertise, in the training of parents who wish to homeschool their children. I appreciate having worked with him over the years as he continues to serve the homeschool community.”
Holly Wallis, Board Member/Conference Coordinator
South East Texas Home School Association
“Hank is an excellent communicator who is an enormous asset to the homeschooling community. His down to earth personality and ready wit make him a perfect choice for media spotlights on homeschooling as well as a speaker for events. Hank is incredibly caring and generous with his time and talents. I highly recommend Hank!”
Homeschool mom, author, speaker
“Hank Tate provides a high level of encouragement and support valuable to both the new and veteran homeschooling parent. His seminars continue to motivate parents who have stepped out into the sometimes intimidating world of home education with well-spoken wisdom. Hank's heart for service and ministry shine through in his willingness to meet parents where they are and help them move toward success as home-educators. Hank's wealth of knowledge can be considered an asset for those in the media and others seeking to further acquaint their audiences with information central to the impact of homeschooling on the family and the greater community.”
Kari Richardson , Director of Children's MInistry
Church of the Ascension
1987-present: Hank Tate has presented over 250 workshops and keynote addresses in homeschool conventions around the country since 1987 with attendance over 25,000. He has presented over 40 radio and TV interviews and Hank's notes are famous for their clarity and value. They have been passed on to friends in many places that Hank has never been. His homeschool workshops, handouts, and overheads are available for free download at www.educationalsupport.org