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Steven Chase

Steven Chase

Current City: Albuquerque, NM

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Janet M. Hamvas

Janet M. Hamvas

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Sports, Wellness, Entertainment?  

 President/Owner, Ricochets Gymnastics, Inc., Hatboro, PA 1982-2013
Creatively financed and developed all aspects of this start up business, and in 32 years took it to a top level program recognized throughout the United States. Ricochets was ranked in the top 10% of training centers for profitability and number of students enrolled, and top 5% for client retention and satisfaction rates. Responsibilities included: 1.) hiring, training, providing professional development for, and maintaining a top notch staff  2.) developing curricula for the preschool, age group, and competitive team programs 3.) starting a summer camp program 4.) marketing and advertising these programs to the public 5.) all aspects of finance, including payroll and investing 6.) relocation of the facility, and orchestrating all aspects of the move including contract negotiations, build out, design and layout, all to optimize efficiency and ascetics, three times, as expansion was necessary to keep up with growing demand.

Program Director/Head Coach, Abington YMCA, Abington, PA 1979-1982

Developed program curriculum. Responsible for hiring and training staff, scheduling classes, and physical set up of gymnasium for optimal use. In two years, took the program out of the red, and turned it into their most profitable children’s program.

 

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Temple University, Philadelphia, PA  BBA 1982

Charles Bartelt

Charles Bartelt

Current City: Franklin, WI

 

Owner – Hospitality First 

Hospitality management, training, education, and consulting firm.  Offer web based e-learning modules, management training, state certification programs, serve safe food and alcohol service programs.  Took business from startup to current status as Wisconsin’s only national hospitality growth and educational source.  Vehicles for sales efforts are social media, web integrated activities, and national article publications, including Forbes magazine.

 

Manager: Training and New Property Openings–Applebee’s & Cracker Barrel

Manager with a career focus in opening or remodeling properties.  Opened six new locations and executed two remodels.  Became a training manager, focusing on internal managerial candidates.  In last training property, developed and trained more internal managerial candidates for the Applebee’s franchisee than were hired externally, and with a better retention rate than external hires.

 

Kiteboard Athlete, Instructor -- International Kiteboarding Association

Professionally sponsored kiteboarder and International Kiteboarding Association member.  First athlete to cross Lake Michigan by kiteboard.  Independent kiteboarding consultant for long distance record attempts.  Utilized social media, web forums and television production to generate sponsorships, interest in events, and for fundraising.  Contributing writer for kiteboarding magazines.

 

Member, American Society for Training and Development

Member, American Management Association

Instructor, National Restaurant Association, Certified in multiple disciplines

Member, International Kiteboarding Association

Advocacy Adviser, National Restaurant Association

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<strong>Bachelor of Science in Business Administration</strong></p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Ashley University, G.P.A. 3.8</p>

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<strong>Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies</strong></p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Wisconsin,&nbsp; G.P.A. &nbsp;3.5</p>
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Theodore (Ted) Fichtenholtz

Theodore (Ted) Fichtenholtz

Current City: West Simsbury, CT

I have started businesses of my own in the legal field, retail (stationary sales, clothing sales) and consulting (party planning).  During my forty (40) years as an attorney I purchased and sold small businesses and helped entrepreneurs acquire franchises in many fields.  As a result of my years working as an attorney, I have helped many with closing loans and preparing packages to present to loan officers.  He has knowledge of real estate transactions, corporate structure and compliance issues. Ted also teaches leadership training, conflict resolution and team building for non-profit organizations

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Education

B.S, New York University - 1969 

   J.D., New York Law School - 1973

James Heerin

James Heerin

Current City: Atlanta, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

While paracticing law I formed Sea farms, Inc.for a client of our firm. It was a start up enterprise located in Key West, FL dedicated to research and development of shrimp farming. I served as counsel to Sea Farms until 1971 when I joined Sea Farms as Exec VP and and served as President and Chairman as it grew to operating over 16,000 acres of shrimp ponds in Honduras producing oveer 9 million pounds of shrimp per year. Sea Farms also developed and operated shrimp farming and processing facilities in Ecuador and Venezuela. I was an officer and director of Sea Farms until 2005.

In 1977 I joined Pitcarin Inc. as VP and Associate Counsel. Pitcairn was a private investment company that was a major shareholder of Sea farms, Inc. While at Pitcairn I helped supervise a number of public and private operating companies in which Pitcairn was an investor,including Sea Farms, which I managed. 

In 1989 I co-founded Capital Partners, Ltd., a private merchant banking business which specialized in agribusiness investments. In 1995 it was merged into InterAg Technologies, Inc., which was purchased by Deere & Co. in 1999. I served as VP and General Counsel of John Deere Special Technologies Group until December 2003.

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University of Pennsylvania, B.A. University of Connecticut, LLB</p>

Francis X Shields

Francis X Shields

Current City: Media, PA

Professional Experience: I was employed with Accenture for over 20 years, and most recently led the management consulting practice in North America. Prior to that, I was EVP (including finance and IT)of a utility and started my career in Audit/Accounting, holding a CPA. I have experience across many industries, with more recent focus in energy, banking and trading. And I have worked with all size business from fortune 500 to startups. Industry Experience: Banking, Financial Services and Insurance, Construction, Industrials and Utilities, Consulting, Technology and Web-Based Services

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Education

<p> Temple University BBA</p>

Jim Corley

Jim Corley

Current City: Orchard Park, NY

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<strong>William Paterson University of New Jersey - MBA, Management</strong></p>

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<strong>Montclair State University - BA, Economics</strong></p>

Andrea Tannenbaum

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Andrea Tannenbaum

Current City: Bloomfield, CT

Expert in ecommerce and niche marketing. Very knowledgeable in small office operations, streamlining processes and systems.

Over my career, I built and managed several small businesses, the most recent being a 16 year old dot.com ecommerce business. In addition to managing website redesigns, I also created catalogs, pursued product development and established branded extensions. I understand shipping, warehousing, budgeting, marketing, customer service and more.

Earlier businesses included a consulting business and a pottery studio. I also spent over a decade within the larger corporate world learning about management, process and team building.

My strengths are in discovery of opportunities, business strategy and process organization.

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Education

Graduated from New York University, with a BS in Education.

Attended many management, facilitation and creative thinking workshops. 

Thomas Wayne Hollen

Thomas Wayne Hollen

Current City: Grand Rapids, MI

He is retired from Ferris State University as Professor Emeritus. He had been Interim Director of the School of Engineering & Technology Systems at Ferris State University and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Energy Systems Engineering.   He taught at Ferris for 14 years.  Prior to Ferris, Mr. Hollen worked as a consultant to a major utility on natural gas and electric rebate programs.  He has been involved in energy projects as both a consultant and manager for 40 years, having conducted over 100 energy audits nationwide.  He was instrumental in establishing an Energy Systems Engineering B.S. degree at Ferris which started the Fall of 2010.  He has a B.S and M.S. from Western Michigan University.

He has worked for a CPA firm as consultant in various roles. He has been a Product Development Engineer for a wire & cable company and a Facility Engineer for a automotive supplier. He has worked for a Not-for-Profit R&D institution and has operated his own consulting practice.  He is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Michigan.

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Education

B.S. Automotive Engineering Technology, Western Michigan University, 1968.

M.S. Engineering Technology, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, w/minor in Computer Systems, Western Michigan University, 1971.

4 years of Doctorate course work in Mechanical Engineering Systems, Michigan State University, 1976 

Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Current City: Rochester, MN

45 year career in Farm Equipment business, 15 years in wholesale side of the business &  30 years in Retail Farm Equipment business, last 20 years in Nebraska @ a John Deere dealership. Sold the business in 2012

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Education

B.S. from University of Minnesota in 1967 in Agricultural Economics

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