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Robert Hersh

Robert Hersh

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

ROBERT HERSH Dynamic High Energy Executive and Change Agent in Profit and Non-Profit Industries Current Executive Director at Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Am Day School Past President at Robert Hersh Consulting Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Catalina Lighting Robert Hersh Summary Senior Executive who has led both profit and non-profit companies to reach and exceed their goal through increasing revenue and containing costs using strategic change. A skilled motivator enabling all levels of organizations to work harmoniously towards meeting stretch goals to enhance stakeholders equity. Possesses outstanding organizational skills with a laser focus on quality, detail, and customer service. An entrepreneur who transformed a start up into multi-national $200+ million dollar public company. with operational, manufacturing and financial acumen. Team builder who has expanded beyond the profit world into the non-profit world seamlessly. Always looking for new challenges Experience: Executive Director Temple Beth Am and Temple Beth Am Day School Nonprofit; 51-200 employees; Religious Institutions industry December 2004 – Present (9 years 8 months) Miami, Florida Contracted, in December 2004 as executive consultant to the Board of Directors of this 1,250 member reform synagogue, with a Day School of 400 children located in Miami, Florida, at a time when change was required to sustain the financial viability of this 60 year old organization. Hired as Executive Director July 2005. Improved operating results from a $750,000 deficit to a surplus of $250,000 using an entrepreneurial approach to create new revenue streams, and cost cutting, without compromising integrity or quality. • Starting January 2004, became Chief Operating and Financial Officer with budget of over $8,500,000. Led the culmination and collection of a $23 million dollar Capital Campaign and managed the construction and renovation of the 14 acre campus comprised of over 140,000 square feet of occupied space. • Implemented an audit of all line items of operational budget streamlining operations. Reorganized administrative and financial functions. Upgraded financial management and key staff members which led to timely financial reporting. Through forensic accounting, financial records were created for three years of incomplete and inaccurate information and finalized by audited financial statements. • Automated record keeping through the implementation of new accounting software enabling the creation of monthly financial statements, budgets and other records to enable management and lay leaders to continually monitor the financial health of the organization, These records made it possible for the temple to be current with all obligations to have audited financial statements in place by 12/31 of each fiscal year. • Negotiated a $6 million line of credit to fund daily operations as well as complete a capital improvements. .Using an entrepreneurial approach raised additional bottom line results through the implementation of additional allied programming using existing facilities and staff creating new “bottom line” income exceeding $250,000. President Robert Hersh Consulting 2001 – 2005 (4 years) Various Retained by the Leonard Green Company to mentor existing CEO of Intercontinental Art, a manufacturer and distributor of consumer art products to the mass retailers with sales of approximately $100 million dollars. Focused on administrative and major sales segments of the company creating new market opportunities and streamlining logistics. Brought in new major big box retailers to increase market share. Retained by First Florida Surveying Company, a private S. Florida based company, to focus management on regaining market share and improving all administrative and financial functions. Created reporting tools to enable ownership to better manage the business and return to profitability. Returned the company to profitability thus creating the opportunity for owners to enable sale of company to new investors. Consulted for major Investment Company's Capital Markets Group, which owned all, or part of 13 public and private companies seeking capital for growth and expansion. As an executive consultant, advised, mentored and coached executive management of tier 1 portfolio companies. Interim positions held included executive, chief executive, CEO Coach and liaison between the companies in the Capital Market Group. Companies included: Go Antiques: Negotiated replacement of owner/CEO, closed redundant facilities, created marketing plan. Miller Golf: Brought financial reporting up to date, evaluated inventory and manufacturing, eventually recommending to ownership the closing of this failing business. Superior Galleries: Worked with the CEO of this public entity to consolidate locations, reduce inventories, close losing operations and hire a new CFO. Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Catalina Lighting, Inc. N.Y.S.E. Listed; 51-200 employees; Consumer Goods industry March 1984 – July 2001 (17 years 5 months) Miami Lakes, Florida Top-ranking executive providing the vision, strategy and leadership growing a start-up company into a $230 million, world class manufacturer and distributor of lighting and lamp products doing business in domestic and international markets. Over 17 years led the company through dynamic growth, global reorganization and turnaround, public offerings and culture change. Credited with driving the company to rank as the major player in an intensely competitive global market. As President/CEO held full P&L accountability and decision making authority over every aspect of the business concurrent with directing all core areas of operations in ten global sites and managing the global supply chain. Managed multi-site operations with an aggressive drive on top-line performance and an unwavering eye of bottom line outcomes. Earned confidence and gained consensus from the Board of Directors of several high-impact, enterprise-wide strategies and initiatives. Served as the driving force and executor of enterprise-level structuring, development, growth and performance improvement initiatives (IT solutions, business processes, manufacturing best-practices and quality programs, supplier networks, financial controls) Served in high-profile senior executive roles providing forward-thinking vision and making difficult decisions having positive impact on the growth and sustainable profitability of the company Secured favorable financing for the construction of a 475,000 distribution center in Mississippi with labor and tax relief advantages with the State, signifcantly improving customer lead times Changed the company from an importer and distributor to a manufacturer by purchasing Go Gro Industries in Hong Kong and China. Negotiated and consummated the $15 million deal as well as the building of a 750,000 state of the art manufacturing facility in mainland China. Negotiated/consummated purchase of Ring, PLC a $125 Million dist. of lighting in the UK. Education Kellogg School of Management Scholar of Non-Profit Management, Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management 2012 – 2013 University of Miami - School of Business Bachelor of Business Administration, Management and Accounting 1964 – 1968 Activities and Societies: Beta Alpha Psi, Accounting Honorary \ Robert Hersh's Certifications • Certificate of Professional Achievement in Non-Profit Management o Kellogg School of Non-Profit Management

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University of Miami, B.B.A. Major in Management and Accounting

Kellogg School of Management, Kellogg Executive Scholar

Margaret L. (Peggy) Sinisalo

Margaret L. (Peggy) Sinisalo

Current City: Eustis, FL

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Carin Lin

Carin Lin Small business mentor start-up company market research social media

Carin Lin

Current City: Chappaqua, NY

I am an energetic self-starter with more than 10 years’ experience in effectively building and managing start-up companies and non-profit organizations. My extensive experience in establishing start-up companies and non-profit organizations, health care and financial industry, education, and science, hands-on experience in social media, Internet marketing, research and product development, and international business enable me to think out of the box with a global and forward-looking vision.
I speak English, Chinese and German, and have traveled throughout Europe and China.
I focus on understanding customer needs, researching and analyzing market potential, developing creative plans and solutions, and delivering desired results.
Specialties:
Entrepreneur, strategic planning, market research, building small business, Internet and social media marketing,importing and exporting, leadership, organization, technical vision, customer focus, building a brand using story articles, innovation, global and forward-looking vision.

Small Business Mentor

Who I help

I can help recently graduated students, minority and women to realize their dreams of starting their own businesses.

How I Work

I can help you translate your ideas into business opportunities, clearly define your business objectives, conduct market research and analyze market potential, registration, marketing using Internet and social media, operation, etc.

http://www.linkedin.com/in/carinlin

 

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Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

M. S. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

B. S. in chemical engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Karen Stephens

Karen Stephens

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

4 years - Lockheed Aircraft, Marietta, GA. Human Factors Engineer. Our group participated in the design of all C-5A aircraft functions operated by personnel.

23 years - Pacific Northwest Bell/U S West, Seattle, WA. IT Director. Managed large application development organizations, primarily accounting systems. Utilized Quality Management processes.

10 years - Community Organization, Seattle, WA. Volunteer (upon retirment.) Provided leadership in Neighborhood Planning (5 year process) and implementation strategy; served on boards of Community Council and Chamber of Commerce.

6 years - Turk's Head, Seattle, WA. Occassional employee and volunteer. Office Manager, bookkeeper, marketing associate, HR and office procedures.

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Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Georgia

Eileen Snyder

Eileen Snyder

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

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Larry Stevenson

Larry Stevenson, MPA

Larry Stevenson

Current City: Provo, UT

I have 38 years experience as a results-oriented operations manager for an international nonprofit organization and entrepreneur. Improving society one family and one business at a time drives me.

For example, we helped one operation increase productivity by 87% in four months and 230% in two years. Our team also opened 30 operations in 22 countries in 3 years. We achieved our 12-month goals 3 months early. We helped 10,000's of small- and home-based businesses to increase profits, grow their sales, and improve their efficiency.

We'd like to help you grow your business, too!

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Education

  • Master of Public Administration from the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration

 

Michael Rubino

Michael Rubino

Current City: Akron, OH

After graduating from the University of Akron, Mike began his career teaching general science and health science in the public schools. In 1985, he made a career shift into medical sales, joining the prescription drug division of Proctor and Gamble. He later joined Johnson and Johnson promoting both capital equipment and disposable instrumentation for surgery.  At Ethicon Endo-Surgery he served as a field sales trainer until 2002, when he moved to Tissue Link Medical, a start-up company that was later purchased by Medtronic.

Mike finished his corporate career as a Regional Manager for American Medical Systems, where he led a surgical sales force that covered thirteen states.  Following his departure, he formed the healthcare consulting company, ProjectPoint Solutions in 2011.  In this role, he assisted several companies with salesforce organization and training, national contract management, business development and clinical consulting in the operating room.  This consulting role led to a position at Austen BioInnovation Institute as the Director of Sales.

Today, Mike serves medical industry by providing independent sales and marketing services. By applying the sales and marketing skills acquired during his tenure with worldwide healthcare organizations, he assists newly formed and established companies enter the healthcare space. He specializes in strategic healthcare sales, product launch management and salesforce development.

 Mike resides with his wife Martha in Fairlawn, Ohio.  He has two married children and five grandchildren.  In their spare time, Mike and Martha hike, bike and kayak the National Parks and spend part of the year working from their home in Southwest Florida.

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<strong>The University of Akron</strong></p>

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BS. Ed, Cum Laude, Health Science and Physical Science, 1971 - 19</p>

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Additional Post-Graduate Coursework at Kent State University</p>

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Marcial Gomez

Marcial Gomez

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

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Michael O'Toole

Michael O'Toole

Current City: Rocky Hill, CT

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Marcial A Gomez

Marcial A Gomez

Current City: Hialeah, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

8 yrs experience in Real estate and Mortgage loans.

  • 8 Years experience in Real Estate and Mortgage loans.
  • Currently active Real estate agent and Government employee by the Transportation Security Administration.
  • Light QuickBooks Accounting Software, Income Tax Preparer.
  • Owned and Managed a Retail Clothing Store.
  • Owned and Managed Signature Financial One a Correspondent Mortgage Lender company, Income Tax prep and Business Services.

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Education

La Guardia Community College - Travel & Tourism Administration.

Real Estate Agent.

 

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