Human Resources & Internal Communications

Barry McKinley

Barry McKinley

Expert in Business Finance and Accounting. Very knowledgeable in business operations. Have started from scratch (and almost no assets), bought and sold 10 different businesses in five different industries, Medical,Surf, Motorsports, Insurance and Personnel. Have extensive experience in operating small retail, wholesale, service and manufacturing businesses and all the challenges. Have won awards both in the Medical Industry numerous times and in the Motorsports Industry. Have sold businesses to Fortune 1000 Companies, employees and private groups. Have started four different businesses in two industries and built them to 50 plus employees and 15 million plus in sales. Have an excellent understanding of being under capitalized and overworked and still being able to grow my businesses against national companies. I financed all my business with my own personal money. I understand very well how to motivate staff and customers. If you're a small business, I can help, been-there-done-that!

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San Diego State-Business,Marketing 100 plus, sales, marketing and business training classes Hobbies: Surfing, Motorcycle Dirt Bike Riding, Racquetball and Softball.

John Twyford

John Twyford

Improve business performance in marketing, operations and finance.

As a banker and management consultant Twyford has helped countless small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance.  Twyford provides full-service management support, business development, and marketing support to banks, businesses, universities, municipalities, government agencies, and service organizations.  In addition to his professional activities, Twyford is an adjunct faculty member at Arkansas State University-Newport where he instructs business courses.  Twyford also holds a deep sense of community and has served both public and private organizations such as vice chairman for finance of the Little Rock Zoo Commission, founding president of the Maumelle, Arkansas, chamber of commerce and the boards of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Southside Main Street Project, the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center, and key committees of several Arkansas economic development organizations.  On a recent project at the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, Twyford lead one of the nation's top performing JOBS Act teams. As a mentor for SCORE Twyford has counseled hundreds of entrepreneurs.  

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Twyford completed graduate work in engineering, business, and human resources at the University of Arkansas and graduate work in banking at the Louisiana State University Graduate School of Banking.  He is also a graduate of the National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma. 

Jim Sadler

Jim Sadler

Current City: Little Rock, AR

Operations Management, Business Management, Human Resources, Business Plans

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Alan Simon

Alan Simon

Current City: Monarch Beach, CA

Presently Employed at Omaha Steaks Omaha Ne. Major Skills include STARTING NEW BUSINESSES, FINANCING NEW BUSINESSES new company financial, sales and staffing start ups. Have extensive knowledge with Non Profit Organizations and their structures, organization and extensive fund raising. Have created several of this types of organizations. Heavy experience with BUSINESS STARTUPS, FINANCING AND SALES;  and all types of food manufacturing, marketing, sales, including web creations and web based sales. Experience also includes working with City, County, State and Federal Department to get funding for various projects and a variety of fundraising projects

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BS Economics Wharton School of Finance University of Pennsylvania MBA Activities at University of Nebraska at Omaha Multitude of Universities on business, business ethics and social issues confronting our lives have been speaks at all of them.

Leonard Kranser

Leonard Kranser

Engineering and manufacturing manager for the Gillette Company.  Assistant to the President of a NYSE conglomerate evaluating acquisitions and performing in-house management consulting. President and owner of a manufacturer with approximately 150 employees.

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Education

BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS MIT

MBA Harvard Business School

Victor G Allara Jr.

Victor G Allara Jr.

Current City: Pikeville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Professional Business Experience: I have in excess of 25 years of senior management experience in businesses from start-up to working with other businesses who are experiencing operating and financial distress. My diverse business background includes consulting and training, commercial loan underwriting, coal mining operations, oil & gas exploration, retail convenient stores with quick service restaurants, and a FAA Part 145 aircraft repair station.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Masters in Business Administration in Management.

Financing, Equity, "Venture Capital", "Starting a Business", Idea, Loan, SBA, "Economic Development", "Convenience Store", Gas, Gasoline, "Natural Gas", CNG, LNG, "Business Model", "Business Idea"

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Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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Education

EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

Marlan R Helgeson

Marlan R Helgeson

Current City: Grand Forks, ND
Chapter: Upper Red River

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Dr. Gustavo Garcia

Dr. Gustavo Garcia

Current City: Benning Heights, DC
Chapter: Broward SCORE

over 35 years of experience in import -export, freight forwarding, customs, and International Laws Consultancy. U.S Congress Certified Lobbyst /U.S.Armed Forces Veterans Financial programs

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Education

Juris Doctor (JD) Rutgers University School of Law, BS Political Sciences, Rutgers University ,Master Degree in International Litigations Princeton University. , Specialized in International Litigations and International Arbitrations (International Chamber Of Commerce ICC) International Trade Court.

Marshall L Crouch

Marshall L Crouch

Current City: Clemmons, NC

Sara Lee Hosiery, Director of Organization Development, 20 years.  Geoffrey Ladhams Associates, Senior Consultant, 6 years.  Carlton Yarn, Director of I.E, 3 years.  Burlington Industries, Chief I.E, 2 years. Fieldcrest Mills, Industrial Engineer, 5 years.  US Army Signal Corps, Spec 4, Supply Management, 2 years.

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Education

<p> Wake Forest University, Business Admin.</p>

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