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Richard M Stivers

Richard M Stivers

Current City: Fountain Hills, AZ

Rick Stivers has been a Certified SCORE Business Mentor since 2010. He has mentored and coached more than 100 business owners in startup, growth, turnaround and exit scenarios as both a SCORE volunteer and as an executive business coach.

Rick served 32 years as a chief financial officer and senior executive in large healthcare systems, community and specialty hospitals, managed care (HMO/PPO) companies, physician medical groups, and physician/hospital joint ventures. His experience includes board governance for public, private and not-for-profit organizations.

During this time his areas of expertise encompassed: information systems, banking, treasury management, capita/debt financing structure, risk management, insurance, finance and accounting, audit, strategic planning and executive compensation.

For ten years, he was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Evansville teaching accounting, finance and strategic operations. Prior to his healthcare career, Rick served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Finance Corps for six years.

Rick has an interest in healthcare related businesses, startups, existing and turnaround situations.

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BBA, Accounting, McMurry University, Abilene, Texas; MBA, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana; Executive Program in Healthcare Financial Management, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio; and Certified Master Business Coach, The Fowler School of Business.

Bernard Lefson

Bernard Lefson

Current City: Santa Rosa, CA

19 years as Director/VP in Human Resources with aerospace, high tech, consumer electronics, transportation industries. General Manager, Operations Manager, Facilities Director.

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<p> BA in Economics from UC Berkeley. Advanced studies at UCLA and Wharton.</p>

Ray Staton

Ray Staton

Chapter: Willamette SCORE

Retired attorney.

Real property financing and acquisition.

Business acquisitions, businesss organization, business operations.

Business plans.

Non-profit organization, Charitable organizations.  Tax exempt status.

Professional Services management.  Professional services marketing.

Formation and management of business entities; partnership agreements, LLC operating agreements. bylaws.

Contracts, licenses, non-competition agreements, employment agreements.  Independent contractor or employee issues. 

Business buy - sell agreements.

Real estate sales and real estate leases.

 

 

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Education

BA 1965, JD 1974

Sidney B. Landman

Sidney B. Landman

Current City: Clayton, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Over 40 years in corporate America in industries ranging from Sandpaper to contact lenses and in organizations as large as Fortune 50 companies to start-ups. My career has primarily been in Financial and Operating management but has also included general management and consulting. I have worked in multi-national, multi-divisional environments dealing with factories and marketing in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and Australia. Products have ranged from consumer electronics to defense to contact lenses and finally a not for profit.

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 BA in Economics and Finance from City College of New York, MBA in Finance from Loyola of Baltimore and taught Financial Management in the MBA program at Frostburg State College.

Earle J Spokane

Earle J Spokane

Current City: Edina, MN

C.P.A. and Manager with a National Firm. Vice President of Finance: Miller Wohl, Lane Bryant, Lerners ,Stuarts Department Stores, Morse shoe, and Lamonts.

As a CPA for a national firm I audited a number of various clients in many different industries including retail, manufacturing, and non-profit.

  As a Vice President, I did or supervised planning, budgeting, accounting, financials including S.E.C.reporting, stock registrations, buying and selling companies,investing and acquiring credit.  Supervised Controller, Electronic Data Processing, and Treasury functions

 

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BS in Economics University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School) MS in Business Columbia University  Education at Wharton provided me with accounting, economics, and finance.  At Columbia, I majored in management.

Dr. Paul Thomas Schoenemann

Dr. Paul Thomas Schoenemann

Current City: Torrington, CT

* 1983-1991 Associate Professor, Small Business Management and Director of Center for Small Business at San Francisco State University * 1980-1983 Senior Consultant, Hay management Consultants (Compensation Management) * 1965-1980 Senior Consultant, Arthur D. Little, Inc - Operations Research * 1962-1965 Senior Staff, Advanced Systems Studies, Sandia Corporation (nuclear weapons R&D)

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B.Eng 1958, M.Eng 1959 Yale University (electrical engineering) Ph.D. 1965 University of California, Berkeley (Electrical engineer & applied mathematics)

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 MIS and business management 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. 

Kerry J Pfrimmer

Kerry J Pfrimmer

Current City: Northfield, NH

Held CEO & President positions achieving growth and expansion of globally focused Fortune 500, turnaround and start-up organizations. Early career experiences in small business development within the specialty retail, automotive and recreational products segments.

Posses skills in leadership, focused strategy, organizational development and sound financial management. Participated  on  boards of non-profit organizations serving Emergency Services, Handicapped Workplace Integration and Economically Disadvantaged Housing. BS in Management and Finance.   

Documented record of strong, decisive executive leadership in organizations ranging from $20 million to $800 million, global in reach and scale, and with interdisciplinary teams of 1,400 employees. Noted for sound, practical management style centered on impact-driven financial models and strategies. Strong boardroom presence.

Results-proven, growth-oriented, globally focused leader with repeated success in multiple industries and markets, expanding international footprint, building shareholder value, driving vision, and achieving critical strategic goals. Valued contributor to key strategic acquisitions and highly successful joint ventures.

Dynamic change agent skilled in repositioning organizations to achieve operational and manufacturing excellence. Delivered dramatic improvements to quality, market positioning, and financial performance by leading organizations to adopt Six Sigma tenets, Lean Manufacturing strategies, and metric-based management.

 

 

 

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Education

London Business School - Executive Management Program

INSEAD - Global Leadership Program

Post University - BS Management & Finance

Jim Sadler

Jim Sadler

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.

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