Balboa Enterprises is a full service business consultancy firm specializing in start-up and business turnaround projects. Our staff has a broad range of experience and expertise in industries including, but not limited to health care, manufacturing, marketing/advertising, government, internet/e-commerce, communications technology, automotive, real estate, and the financial services sectors.
We are a small but growing firm, and are very selective as to which projects we pursue. In general, we have to like the people involved, the business concept, and most importantly, we have to believe that we offer some added value. There are no ‘cookie cutter’ solutions and no limitations upon how long we can be involved and what role our professionals will play – often, our staff will take on interim board or executive positions, defer compensation or participate in advisory activities for equity (options).
University of California, Santa Barbara
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry
The firm’s philosophy is that the relationships with the people we help continue well past any artificial timelines, and that being honest, working hard and acting as if the client’s problems, dreams and plans were our own leads to the best decisions and ultimately, success.
Scott Korba, CEO Balboa Enterprises
Consultant and adviser to entrepreneurs in all aspects of incorporation, venture finance, recruiting, operations, product development, marketing, strategy, taxation and wealth planning activities. Founder and advisory board member for multiple firms and have held interim “C” level or director positions as key personnel and launch partners were attracted to the respective enterprise.
Prior to founding Balboa Enterprises, he served as President for Gemini Medical--an international medical services company with multiple joint venture projects domestically and abroad. Gemini Medical and its subsidiary companies collaborated with hospitals and physician groups, ultimately operating six cancer treatment/diagnostic clinics in three developing nations. He managed over $20MM in deployed capital and 60+ employees.
As a senior consultant with Deloitte & Touche, he managed a re-engineering client team at a $500MM integrated health care system.
As a manager for a systems integration and communication firm, he recruited and trained an eight-person, cross functional sales, engineering and installation team targeting education accounts with cutting edge voice, video and data network solutions.
Randy Korba, Consultant
Randy’s passion is his work and he sees himself as the "Grown-up for Start-ups" with a background in e-commerce (consumer and B-to-B), internet, healthcare services and technology. Has worked in leading roles for Amazon, Kmart, Paypal. Former President and Founding Business Lead for secure online file sharing company YouSendIt, where he led the start-up through the initial venture rounds, growth phase, hiring and organizational ramp up. He was the Business Development and Web Commerce Vice President for Junglee: web commerce business, partnerships with Yahoo, CNET, Wired, AOL and Amazon (which culminated in 1998 acquisition).
Walter Grieves, Consultant
Walter’s extensive background in finance includes working for Morgan Stanley, the Research Magazine/Multex Data Group with clients such as Daimler, Bank of New York, Bank of Scotland and Citibank. He was an institutional trader for seven large hedge funds out of PCH Securities in San Diego where he Made Markets and executed a variety of trades for NYSE, Nasdaq and foreign issuers.
Served as board member and officer to private companies and helped them to restructure and recapitalize, turn entities around or settle out of their debt. He specializes in capitalization, corporate structure, restructuring, revenue expansion and assistance in exit strategy for small to medium sized private companies. His passion lies in creating value out of corporate chaos for a triple digit investor return over a short time horizon.
Matt Finley, Researcher/Chemist
Matt has conducted chemical investigations and has extensive experience in providing consulting and research services to start-ups. Expertise includes analysis of complex data and development of new approaches to ensure work is innovative. Chemical expertise extends to organic, inorganic, analytical and bio-chemistry; materials science; environmental chemistry, compliance, sampling and process control. Demonstrated expertise in managing projects, solving problems and developing strategic partnerships.