Business Operations

Kenneth Rogers Fowler

Kenneth Rogers Fowler

Current City: S. Dennis, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

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Education

BS: Chemistry

MBA: Finance; Corporate Taxation

JD: Securities Regulation; Intellectual Property

David Spitzman

David Spitzman

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

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Arnold Goldberg

Arnold Goldberg

Current City: Lincolnshire, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

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Education

BS Accounting  Philadelphia University

MBA  Finance and accounting  Drexel University

Peter Rubenacker

Peter Rubenacker

Current City: Chapel Hill, NC

Peter has almost 30 years professional experience in business operations, finance and accounting, contract negations, procurement, globalization, process design and analysis, and IT.  He joined Qualcomm in 1991 and held a variety of leadership positions in various functional aspects of the company while it grew from a small privately held, defense contracting firm to the 20,000 employee global presence it is today.  His experiences include strategic business planning, financial modeling, pricing strategy, cost accounting, budgeting,  procurement, logistics, supply chain operations, customer care operations, software asset management, intellectual property portfolio management, litigation discovery, contract negotiations and management.

Peter joined Qualcomm’s IT leadership team in 2000.  As Vice President of IT, he was responsible for cultivating a staff of 400 global professionals responsible for business and customer facing application needs of emerging profit centers and corporate functions.  Peter has actively managed teams responsible for web design and development, analytics, Saas/PaaS based solutions, middleware integrations, payment gateways, recurring and subscription billing and tax solutions, sales force automation tools, customer relationship management tools, and ERP solutions.

Peter is a well respected talent cultivator, peer mentor, and team builder.  He enjoys building disparate skill sets into strong, capable, focused teams.  A leader of both technical and functional talent, Peter easily builds rapport across talent pools through mutual respect and collaboration.

Peter is heavily engaged in board advisory and charitable advisory causes.  Peter is a board member of the Triangle Technology Executives Council (www.ncttec.net), a non-profit organization dedicated to collaboration among executive leaders of technology companies in the Research Triangle. He is a Mentor for CED’s Venture Mentoring Service.  He lectures at NC State University and Wake Tech Community College. Peter is passionate in the education and health care of children; he has spent the last decade in philanthropic support of Rady Children’s Hospital, donated time and resources to both public and NGO-private school systems nationally and internationally.  He is a frequent guest lecturer and career advisor to those who may need it most.

Peter holds a B.S. in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from San Diego State University.

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Kenneth (Ken) Eitel Jr.

Kenneth (Ken) Eitel Jr.

Current City: Greencastle, IN

Multiple careers in small business, education, and community service provide the foundation and desire to engage in continuing community service, mentorship, and leadership development for individuals, small business, and communities; more than 40 years of experience in the operating and growing a lifestyle, retail business, including marketing, finance, and organizational leadership; community collaborations, visioning, and non-profit development; facilitating and developing curriculum in community college classrooms and online for business, leadership, personal selling, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and business law classes; guided and molded non-profits in numerous leadership roles, as well as participated in organizational development, funding, and community visioning initiatives.

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Education

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: Masters of Science in Management, Business Administration and Management,1997 – 2004

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Dr. Ralph E. Warmack

Current City: Gulfport, FL

Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.

Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group.  Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.

Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.

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Education

BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Michael Siegel

Michael Siegel

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

Over 35 years of experience in senior IT management positions in the healthcare industry, primarily as CIO of a number of large home health care companies. Extensive experience in growing businesses, process improvement, team building, leadership, operational management, planning, project management, and sales.

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Education

BS in Biology, Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA MA in Developmental Biology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Andrew Thomas Gaiennie

Current City: Shreveport, LA

Graduate of Nicholls State's Geomatics program, Andrew has over a decade of experience in training entrepreneurs and opening his own ventures from working along side his father and grandfather.

Professionally, Andrew has worked outdoors as a land surveyor, owned an employment agency while in collage, managed two nightclubs and a radio station, and is currently an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and a SCORE chairman. 

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Education

Collage Degree: BS of Geomatics, Nicholls State

Constant Contact ALE training program

Kauffman Foundation entrepreneurship series veteran

P. Simon Mahler

P. Simon Mahler

Current City: Richland, WA

I have been a part of 6 business start-ups in the past and just signed on for number 7 last week. Three companies continue significant growth and success. Two companies were sold to competitors, and one company closed its doors. I have written 4 complete business plans, participated in business plan competitions finishing in the top 10 each time.  My latest startup company is called Pando Logic which was featured in the news on KEPR TV, and was originated at Startup Weekend.  

 

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Education

BA from Washington State University

Continued Education:

University of Virginia:  Business Course (Small Business Strategies)

University of Penn (Effective Small Business Management)

University of Michigan (Customer Relationship Management)

Bobby Wimberly

Bobby Wimberly

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

26 years in Banking, worked in all functional areas including 15 years as CEO.  Certified Public Accountant (currently inactive status).  Accounting and Tax Practice, 15 years part time and 8 years full time..

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Education

BS Math Education, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA, M Ed Secondary School Administration, Northwestern State University, Natchitoches, LA, BGS, emphasis in Accounting, LSU-Shreveport, Shreveport, LA, MBA, University of Louisiana-Monroe (formerly Northeast Louisiana University)Monroe, LA

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