Senior Business Advisor Gil Murphy assists SBDC clients with business plans, business financing, business startup, general business, global trade, management, sales and marketing and business turnarounds. Gil is skilled in each stage of the life of a consumer product, including product development, promotion, licensing, marketing, sales and distribution.After serving in the Marines, Gil spent 20 years in management at AT&T before leaving the corporate world. He has owned several businesses, including a premium and incentive rep firm, a promotional sales company focusing on entertainment-related licensed merchandise, and an asset management company. He is CEO of Group G Asset Management, a sales consulting company that helps offshore manufacturers place products with U.S. buyers.In 2007, his first year with the SBDC, Gil was recognized for his accomplishments when he was named “Counselor of the Year” for the Los Angeles region. “I thrive on meeting with a variety of clients each week — each with a different circumstance; each with a different level of expertise, education and background; but each with a burning desire to be in business for themselves and ‘make it happen,’ “ says Gil.Gil graduated from the Marine Corps Aviation Cadet Academy at NAS Pensacola and has a degree from Glendale Community College. He has received numerous military, business and Jaycee awards.