Blumenthal is the president of CO-OPPORTUNITIES,
Inc., an Atlanta-based consulting company that has counseled
world class clients such as Coca-Cola, Nestle, Kroger,
McDonald's, Harrah's, American Airlines, Disney, United Artists,
Marriott, Exxon, Wal*Mart and others in areas related to branding,
strategic alliances, marketing, change management,
re-invention and success.
is a published author. His successful first book,
"Ready, Blame, Fire!"
focuses on the "myths and misses in marketing."
He is also the recipient of the coveted "George Washington
Honor Medal For Literary Excellence" (Freedoms Foundation).
Ira has written and
published over 100 magazine articles on business development.
He has also received numerous business and civic awards and
honors, including The Educational Foundation's highest honor
for his contributions to "
The former host of a popular radio talk show ("SuccessTalk"),
Ira has interviewed guest
"success stories" such as General Colin Powell,
Mario Andretti, Tommy Lasorda and other notables. Ira
has also served as visiting university instructor at
The University of Notre Dame and Michigan State University.
Guest lecturing at many institutions, Ira
also delivered the commencement program at the University
of Houston's Conrad Hilton School of Business. Ira
was also honored being named the "first" Executive-In-Residence
at Georgia State University's Robinson College of
Business where he oversees the prestigious hospitality
industry executive council.
Delivering over 75 speeches annually, Ira
has served as the "opener" for leaders such as President
George Bush (Sr.), General Colin Powell, Tommy Lasorda, Bob
Dole, Lech Walesa, Henry Kissinger and others
lectured on four continents. Recognized as a visionary
business development expert, Ira has been quoted and featured
in media sources such as "The Wall Street Journal",
"USA Today", CNN, "BrandWeek",
"Entrepreneur Magazine", "Executive
Excellence", "Marketing News" and
On a personal note, Ira
is a committed leader in the fight against hunger. . .is a
tireless community activist and youth coach. . .and in his
own youth, was a "World Cup" athlete, as well as
a collegiate Football and Lacrosse coach. Originally from
New York, Ira resides
in Hot-lanta, Georgia with his red-head Missouri bride, Kim.
He is the father of two daughters and three sons.