Comprehensive guidance you and your company can trust.


The consultants at Southwood come from an impressive range of backgrounds and education. Our staff’s diversity lets us find the best solution for making your ideas successful. We come from a variety of disciplines and career paths, ensuring that our approach considers all angles.

We serve a wide range of clientele, and every client relationship is valued greatly and treated with dignity and respect. Each engagement benefits from the depth and breadth of our expertise.

We come from a variety of disciplines and career paths, ensuring that our approach considers all angles. Basically, whenever you have an idea, we produce a strategy to make that idea work. We won’t rest until you’re completely satisfied.

Business Management Consultant / Venture Capital    

Jeff Michel

His background in management consulting began in the 1980's after a being honorably discharged from the U.S. Coast Guard. In 1993 he was recruited by a small Broker-Dealer and entered the field of Financial Services. The firm specialized in retail financial services and underwriting small and medium sized companies in various fields. Furthering his career in the financial services industry, he took on the role of President of a regional Broker-Dealer supervising circa five hundred stock brokers and support staff. In that position Mr. Michel initiated and had direct oversight responsibility for numerous underwriting initiatives ranging from several hundred thousand dollars to tens of millions in syndicate lead projects.

 Core team

Roy Scandrol, PE

Roy  enjoys over 36 years of experience in the energy sector. His industry experience spans across coal, natural gas, coke and renewal energy projects. Roy is a licensed professional engineer in Pennsylvania, demonstrating his ability to take on a high level of responsibility. He has tenure with Consol Energy, CNX Gas, Kela Energy and Clean Air Engineering, Inc.

Jon Babek, M.E., MBA

Jon has a long history of entrepreneurial projects, and brings a diverse skill set rooted in international business and strategy. Jon started his first company while earning a Mechanical Engineering degree from Lehigh University. He followed a unique career path and worked as an engineer and project manager in professional motorsports, with ties to a CHAMP car championship and several NASCAR wins. On completion of an MBA from Wake Forest University, Jon went to work for a machinery manufacturer, and focused on building a market-based diversification strategy for the company’s’ product portfolio across four international production facilities.

Our Mission

Experience You Can Trust Your Business With

We are committed to effective and knowledgeable representation for you and your business. Our reputation and history of success with our clients and their business needs speaks for itself. There's no substitution for the best.


02. Dedicated and Loyal 

The complex, important, and often ground-breaking international business matters on which we work can attract the best and brightest  from around the world. And we've been lucky enough to hire and collaborate with the best of the best in business development.


03. We Treat You and Your Business with Respect

Whether your business is looking to get started or it's in need of some negotiation skills, you can rest assured that we’re going to help you. We’re committed to providing you with top notch support and knowledge. We approach every client with a focus on integrity, advocacy, and understanding. 

Captain Bruce Sweet

Capt. Sweet has over forty years in the maritime industry. Specialties include: maritime towing, bridge inspection and construction, barge operations, chartering, tug operations, dredging and general marine construction. Has been the owner /operator of three maritime concerns over his tenure. He is a certified 200 ton master of towing vessels upon near coastal waters and western rivers, a 200 ton master of steam or motor vessels upon near coastal waters and western rivers, and a radar observer unlimited.

About Us

A BUSINESS MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT BUILT WITH a team of dedicated business strategists with a broad range of experience and skills.