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Howard P. Berkowitz

Founder, Managing Director, Precision Growth Strategies

Precision Growth Strategies was founded by Howard Berkowitz in 2010. A graduate of the University of Connecticut with a degree in economics and marketing, Howard is a celebrated business development professional with an innovative and proven approach to "strategic market engagement." His experience includes the profitable development of corporate platforms, sales and distribution systems, territories and teams in a variety of markets and industries with one common theme ... the challenging world of the, conceptual business to business (B2B) sale. Combining the accrued experienced offered by years of sales, marketing, development, planning and communications success with a long-term private equity intensive relationship, Howard has delivered in environments ranging from startups to Fortune 100 corporations.

Howard's past assignments have included:

  • vice president of business development of Machine Laboratory, a KC based ultra-high tolerance manufacturer of machined components
  • interim CEO of Serotta Custom Bicycles, a high end U.S., custom bicycle manufacturer
  • partner and vice president of private investment with Bradway Financial, LLC, where he was responsible for the growth and oversight of the firm's private equity fund and its portfolio of companies
  • vice president of business development and sales at Zimmer Orthopedics, Inc., a $4B global manufacturer and marketer of implantable, orthopedic medical devices

Prior to his medical device and company building work, Howard served as property/leasing manager and space planner for more than a million square feet of office and industrial space in the northwestern suburbs of Chicago. His commercial real estate experience also includes the development and management of a portfolio of industrial buildings and other similar facilities. Howard's early stage experience includes a business to business sales role at MCI Telecommunications and 1099 experience in the fashion/retail sectors.

Industry experience includes:

  • Action sports/recreation
  • Apparel/garment
  • B2B services
  • Commercial property management
  • Financial services
  • Food service
  • Health care
  • Manufacturing
  • Medical device
  • Real estate

Tom Dusterhoft

Massage Heights, Amazing Lash Studio multi-unit business owner
Regional developer for Amazing Lash Studio for the Kansas City Region

Tom Dusterhoft graduated from the University of Central Missouri where he played baseball and graduated with a degree in biology. He taught at Dubuque Wahlert High School in Iowa and coached baseball and football. He then spent 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry in different locations within the U.S. developing his skills in sales, management, marketing, training and business. He ended his career with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals where he was awarded Regional Sales Representative of the Year and Regional Sales Director of the Year.

In 2008, Tom went in to business for himself beginning with his first Massage Heights Franchisee. Currently he is a Massage Heights and Amazing Lash Studio multi-unit business owner and regional developer for Amazing Lash Studio for the Kansas City Region.

Massage Heights: Multi-Unit Franchisee

Parkway Plaza
4800 135th St., STE 270

Shoal Creek
9225 Missouri NE Highway 152
Kansas City, MO 64158

Tiffany Springs
9028 NW Skyview Ave.
Kansas City, MO 64154

His businesses have been recognized as:

  • International Franchisee Of The Year, 2016
  • Massage Heights Franchisee of the Year, 2009
  • Top Performer Million Dollar Club, 2009-2015

Dan Loiacono


Dan Loiacono has more than 25 years of experience in business management, strategy and transaction execution. Dan has been involved with advising clients on more than 200 completed business transactions and is currently the managing partner of DLA-Business Performance Advisors. Founded in 2009, DLA is an advisory firm helping business owners prepare for a transition of ownership through defining and executing an exit strategy or growing through acquisition.

Dan is an adjunct professor at UMKC teaching real estate/entrepreneurship in undergraduate and masters programs. Dan is an instructor for the Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM) International organization, writing and delivering courses on business strategy. Dan is also a respected speaker for various organizations including the Kaufman Foundation, local chambers and regional small business development groups.

Dan earned an undergraduate degree in marketing and completed the executive MBA program at Rockhurst University. He supports a number organizations including:

  • Global Orphan Project
  • Operation Breakthrough
  • Integrity Resource
  • The National Center for Fathering