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Ian Wright

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Ian Wright

Current City: NAPLES, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

Merchandise manager of shoes and accessories at Neiman Marcus. President of several Shoe Companies, Liz Claiborne, Papagallo. Owned womens shoe manufacturing company with factories in Italy. Our channels of distribution were high end stores, Saks, Neimans, Nordstrom.

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Education

Graduated from University of Buffalo

Donovan Hudson

Donovan Hudson

Current City: Opelousas, LA
Chapter: Acadiana SCORE

Private Legal Practice, Opelousas & Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Served as member of the La. Legislative Bureau &        2009 –Present

    

 

Office of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                           2004-2009

General Counsel/Special Asst. Urban Affairs

Responsible for legislative advocacy / out-reach, stakeholder coalition building, legislative bill tracking, and agency legal analysis and supervision

  • Provided supervision, analysis and direction to individuals tasked with grant writing efforts in the office of the Lieutenant Governor resulting in the procurement and administration of $20 million transparently and without any negative audit findings;
  • Spearheaded passage of 15 of 17 Lt. Gov. initiatives while serving as primary legislative liaison having direct supervision of 6 and indirect supervision of 30 plus state employees,
  • Ensured compliance with State and Federal  laws and regulatory by providing legal assistance and support during the development and drafting process of departmental legislation;
  • Cultivated and maintained effective working partnerships with all elected officials and stake-holders of legislation;
  • Created and  maintained operational procedures to keep the Lt. Gov. current and apprised of legislative activities;

 

 

Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                             2000-2004

Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Division – Medical Malpractice Section

Responsible for managing all phases of defense litigation pertaining to any medical malpractice claim against the state of Louisiana assigned to my care

  • Successfully handled 75+ cases over a four year period. (27 cases - resolved at trial with favorable verdicts – [22 of that 27 under appeal when I resigned], 34 cases;
  • Led efforts to streamline case management operations through the design, development, and implementation of software that functioned as a case status tracking / reporting system;
  • Designed, developed, and submitted a litigation document retention schedule at the request of the La. Attorney General for the entire La. Dept. of Justice;

 

 

 

Premier Title of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                                  1998-2000

Partner – Office Manager

Responsible for managerial and operational oversight of eighteen title company offices throughout the U.S.

 

  • Coordinated and supervised the creation of an internet software system that facilitated centralized office management of satellite operations;
  • Developed and coordinated educational curriculum to train office personnel on software and internal office procedures and protocols;
  • Supervised day to day office operations of personnel as well as all phases of title company work including document creation and tracking as well as financial logistics on all transactions;
  • Established procedures and protocols for establishing operations in a new location to insure local legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Directed and participated in business operations which grew from a single state to one with offices with 18 locations grossing 10 million per annum. 

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Education

EDUCATION

 

Juris Doctor, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1989)

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1984)

Michael C Harris

Michael C Harris

Current City: Charlotte, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Worked primarily in the database-related facets of IT for over 25 years and was responsible for the overall architecture of a number of systems. Ran my own consulting firm, specializing in the areas of database administration, data modeling and creation of database dependent web sites. Since joining SCORE I have mentored over 500 clients in their start-up, and later, phase[s] of existence.

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Education

B.S. - Management Science; M.A, - Economics; further graduate study - Economics, Computer Science; Many continuing education seminars

Harold R Godschalk

Harold R Godschalk

Current City: Macon, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

30 years business planning/ new business development experience mainly in for-profit health care industry (hospital operations). Deep overseas experience including living abroad.

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Education

<p> BA (Economics)- Dartmouth College-1958 MBA (Marketing/Finance)- Amos Tuck School of Business- 1962</p>

WILLIAM MCLEOD

WILLIAM MCLEOD

Current City: Wilmington, MA

William C. McLeod: Bill gained broad experience during his 33-year career with a major energy company. Business planning, refining, marketing, new technology development and commercialization are areas of expertise he used throughout his career. Bill also led a major company-wide initiative on customer satisfaction and business process improvement. Bill has served in several leadership positions within Greater Bridgeport, CT Chapter.  He moved to North East Massachusetts area in 2012.

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Education

BS ChE Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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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Education

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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Education

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&lt;p&gt; BA in Economics from UC Berkeley. Advanced studies at UCLA and Wharton.&lt;/p&gt;</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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Education

 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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Education

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.

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