Board of Directors

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Martin Baumann

Martin Baumann of Tampa, FL, a CPA, has more than 30 years of experience in public accounting with PricewaterhouseCoopers, auditing some of the largest U.S. and international banking, insurance and other financial services companies. Since 2006, he has served in Washington, D.C. as a director of regulatory review and compliance in the accounting sector.

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Gail Blanke

Gail Blanke of New York, is founder, president, and chief executive officer of Lifedesigns, LLC, a company whose vision is to empower men and women worldwide to live truly exceptional lives. A renowned executive coach and presentation skills trainer, Blanke has advised CEO’s, presidential candidates, college presidents – and even a jazz musician. Considered one of the finest motivational speakers in the country, she has delivered keynote addresses for corporations including GE, MasterCard, JPMorgan Chase, UBS, AXA Financial, Citigroup and at events such as the “Global Summit of Women” in Taiwan, the “Decade to Democracy” conference in Budapest and Cornell University’s symposium, “Contracting Out: Danger Signal for Working Women and Men” chaired by Betty Friedan.

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John Campbell, Vice Chair

John Campbell of Monument Beach, MA, is currently director of WAM Systems, Inc. and a director of Constant Contact. He has more than 30 years of experience in the high-tech field. His extensive industry experience includes the co-founding of Marcam Corporation, a leading developer of ERP software, in 1980. He sits on the board of both Canopy International, an e-business service provider specializing in enterprise and business-to-business integration, and WAM Systems, Inc., a company that provides supply chain management software for the chemical industry. John is also on the advisory boards of Vanguard Solutions, Inc., Vase, Inc. and e-tractions, Inc.

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Jovita Carranza

Jovita Carranza of Skokie, IL is founder and president of The JCR Group, a consulting firm serving corporations and NGOs on issues of business development and profit and loss management. She served as the Deputy Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration from December 2006 to January 2009 and previously as vice president of air operations for UPS where she led the cutting-edge automated package processing operation.  As Vice-Chair of both The American Cancer Society Corporate Advisory Council and the Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia, Carranza helps non-profits create sustainable business models to meet the demands of their missions.  In 2004, she received the title of “Woman of the Year” by Hispanic Business Magazine.

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Tim Carroll

Tim Carroll of Minneapolis, MN is the Vice President of Small Business Marketing at Deluxe Corporation.  As a seasoned marketing leader with over 20 years of general management experience in B2C and B2B markets, he has expertise in growing online audiences, generating leads and sales, and driving customer retention and loyalty via SEO/SEM, email marketing & CRM, UI/UX, e-commerce merchandising and web analytics.  Prior to Deluxe, Carroll was SVP and General Manager at North American Membership Group.

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Ridgely Evers

Ridgely Evers of Healdsburg, CA, started his first business in the early 1970's. In 1988, he joined Intuit, where he was responsible for the creation of QuickBooks and later instrumental in creating their online banking system. After Intuit, he was CEO of several successful technology start-ups. Since 2003, he has been a managing partner at Tapit Partners, providing assistance to both start-ups and Global 2000 companies.

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Gerard Glenn, Chairman of the Board

Jerry (Gerard) Glenn of Lancaster, PA is principal of G Squared Consulting, specializing in mergers and acquisitions for medium to large companies.  He held several prominent positions throughout his 35 year tenure with Armstrong World Industries, Inc., including President and CEO of Armstrong International Floor Operations based in Bietigheim-Bissingen,Germany.  He earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arkansas.  An active member of SCORE, he has served in several roles within the organization including Chapter Chair of the Lancaster SCORE chapter, District Director and as a member of the Finance Committee.

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Gail Goodman

Gail Goodman of Waltham, MA, is the CEO of Constant Contact, a leading provider of email marketing, social media marketing, event marketing and online survey tools for small organizations. Since joining Constant Contact, Goodman has led the company to more than 350,000 customers worldwide and an initial public offering in October 2007. Gail was named “Executive of the Year” at the 2009 American Business Awards and was the 2008 New England Regional Winner of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Goodman develops and tracks best practices in small business success, email marketing, customer communications and entrepreneurship.

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Sue Hartman

Susan E. Hartman of Evergreen, CO is President of The Hartman Group.  Sue has over 30 years of diversified experience in strategic planning, business management, organizational design, mergers and acquisitions, operations and international business development. She began her career with Eastman Kodak Company, working her way up from Research Scientist to General Manager, Worldwide Film Manufacturing and Supply Chain. Through guest lectures she has shared her expertise with numerous academic institutions, including RPI and University of Michigan, as well as professional organizations including Agility Forum and IEEE.

 

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Keith Ogata, Secretary

Keith Ogata of Honolulu, HI, is the president of 3-K Financial Corporation in Nevada, a private investment and consulting firm. Prior to that, he was chief financial officer and treasurer of the National Education Corporation in Irvine, Calif., a leading education, training and publishing company. His responsibilities included accounting and finance, strategic planning, investor and public relations, human resources, risk management and information systems.

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Laura Radewald

Laura Radewald of Hopkins, MN currently serves as Vice-President of Brand, Media Relations, and Customer Experience for Deluxe Corporation.   Throughout her many years in the marketing industry  working with firms including  General Mills, American Express Financial Advisors, 3M, and multiple software and technology start-ups, she has specialized in the repositioning and reinventing of brands.  In 1999, she co-founded ExperienceArt.com which was chosen to be a member in the highly-selective Austin Technology Incubator.  She is a member of the Advisory Board for the Deluxe Foundation which contributes to education, human services & cultural organizations.

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Nigel Stephens

Nigel Stephens of Beltsville, MD is the Senior Manager for Federal Government Relations at Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, where he manages the legislative and policy portfolio for the Civilian and Public Safety business groups. Prior to joining Accenture, he served in both the U.S. House and Senate in various roles, including: Chief of Staff for Congresswoman Yvette Clarke (D-NY), Professional Staff on the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Senator John Kerry (D-MA), and Legislative Assistant for former Congressman Albert Wynn (D-MD). In addition to his tenure on Capitol Hill, he has served as the Manager of Government Relations for the AIDS Action Foundation and as a Government Relations Specialist for COMSAT Corporation.

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Nancy Strojny

Nancy Strojny of Cape Elizabeth, ME is the principal of Beauty Vantage Consulting, focusing on building brands in the hospitality channel in the U.S. and the Middle East. Her broad experience includes Fortune 100 companies and business start ups. Strojny has been a Sales & Marketing Executive with Procter & Gamble, CVS, Outsourcing Services Group, and most recently Power Brands. She maintains strategic alliances with MGM Resorts International in Las Vegas. Strojny is a Certified SCORE Mentor, and the Chair of the Portland Chapter of SCORE. She was honored in March of 2012 as a White House Champion of Change for entrepreneurial mentorship. She is a member of the Maine Marketing Association and the SCORE National Advisory Board.

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Margie Traylor, Treasurer

Margie Traylor of Tempe, AZ is Chief Executive Officer of both Sitewire, an interactive marketing agency that connects customers and brands through meaningful digital experiences, and The Whale Hunters, a strategic sales coaching company that helps small businesses grow by making bigger sales to bigger customers. In 2010, she was named Arizona's Small Business Person of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) and is also a recipient of the Distinguished Women Award from Northwood University.  She also serves as a Director for the John C. Lincoln Health Network.

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Rob Waite

Rob Waite is Managing Director and member of the Board of Advisors of Allen + Associates, a senior executive search firm. Rob also holds advisory board seats with Solidia Technologies and Alpine Home Air Products. Rob is former CEO of a successful private equity backed firm that was recognized by Inc Magazine as one of America's fastest growing privately held companies. Rob has held CEO and Senior Executive positions with other privately held and Fortune 500 companies. Rob authored the internationally acclaimed book, "The Lost Art of General Management" and is often tapped to keynote various business events. Rob resides in Louisville, KY with his wife Karen. They have three children and four grandchildren.    

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Ronald D. Weiss

Ron Weiss of Nashua, NH has been a SCORE volunteer since 1998 and the past District Director of New Hampshire SCORE. He is a SCORE-certified mentor, a past Chapter President of Merrimack Valley SCORE, the current Assistant NH Director and a current member of Score’s National Advisory Council. He is also the CEO/CTO of ARkival Technology Corporation, a leading technology company in the field of magnetics and cancer research. He holds several degrees in Physics and has been CEO of several High Technology startups, companies that include an IPO and a leveraged buyout.