About R. J. Potter Company
R obert J. Potter is the former chief executive officer of Datapoint Corp. (NYSE).
Dr. Potter has held executive management positions with Nortel Networks, International Harvester, Xerox and IBM. He founded the Dallas-area business and technical consulting firm, R. J. Potter Company, in 1991. Born in New York City and raised in Pennsylvania, Potter graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Lafayette College and earned a Ph.D. in optics from University of Rochester. He wrote the first dissertation on fiber optics in the USA.
Potter has served on the boards of six public companies, most with multi-billion dollar market capitalizations, various size private companies, two universities, and several non-profit organizations. He has also served on the boards of technology start-ups. Potter offers a unique style of management counseling and coaching. He helps owners and CEOs handle complicated business issues as well as tactical problems. His clients see their businesses in a new light,
re-evaluate their priorities, define new strategies, and deal more successfully with operating issues. He helps c-suite executives improve their leadership effectiveness and helps owners increase the market value of their companies. Dr. Potter provides operations reviews, strategic thinking, and approaches to liquidity. He is always independent and objective.
Dr. Potter has written over fifty articles for various scientific, technical and business journals and magazines, including the first encyclopedia section on optical character recognition. He holds three U.S. patents and is the co-owner of another. Dr. Potter is often quoted on technology-oriented business issues. He has given many speeches to public and private groups as well as guest lectures to university classes.
Individual clients and companies are treated with high priority. Dr. Potter always makes sure he has an efficient honest relationship with his clients.