Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Robert B Goodyear

Robert B Goodyear

Current City: Toms River, NJ

Seasoned franchise system manager with 40+ years experience in business development for franchise small box retail and home based service formats. Developed and implemented national franchise program for Texaco Star Mart convenience stores.   Built and managed the complete franchise development program for a major US home based service franchisor. Awarded Certified Franchise Executive designation by International Franchise Association.  Currently the Chairman of Chapter 150, Ocean County NJ SCORE.

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Bachelor of Arts  LaSalle University, Philadelphia, PA

Completed numerous professional education programs including Executive Effectiveness from AMA, Leadership Development from National Training Laboratory.  Conducted and attended workshops on Store Site Selection, Franchise Relations, Diversity Awareness, and Legal Issues in Franchising. 

Mark Lowenstein

Mark Lowenstein

Current City: West Falmouth, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Mark Lowenstein was an Assistant Professor of Business at a small college most recently. Mr.Lowenstein has a wide background in business development, strategic alliances, marketing and international/domestic sales channel management in the software/high tech industry. He has a number of years of entrepreneurial experience with knowledge of a number of different markets and an understanding of customer's needs. Evaluating business models is a specialty.

He has consulted with inventors evaluating the commercial feasibility of markets and product development for a variety of patents.  He was the COO of a fixed wireless broadband company focused on the Caribbean market. Mark was the VP of Business Development at a software industry non profit. He co-founded two software based startups: one was a supplier of tactical weather systems to the US military and international markets and the other a scientific measurement company. He has assisted several non profit organizations as well as local economic development agencies.

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BABSON COLLEGE, MBA; SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, JD; UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, BA

William O. Lehmann

William O. Lehmann

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

BUSINESSES STARTED AS CEO/PRINCIPAL PARTNER:

Hydroponics tomato business

Oil and Gas exploration and production

It consulting business

Healthcare oriented software company featuring disparate system integration

SIGNIFICANT ACCOMPLISHMENTS:

CIO First National bank Cincinnati (US Bank)

Installed first successful online gasoline pumps using debit/credit cards

Sold project and led $$70mm profit improvement in a $500mm baby bell unregulated Subsidiary

Started group purchasing company for the Hardwood industry

POSITIONS:

12 years sales IBM DP division

2 years Software lab (System Supervisor level software) IBM Santa Tereasa Lab

CIO 1st National bank

Director operations Ameritech, unregulated businesses

President Health Network Ventures

Principal TAM consulting (marketing)

Family retail bakery business

 

 

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Education

BA math and Econ

Master of Change Administration

Howard C Daly

Howard C Daly

Current City: Webster, NY

Have counseled a large number of clients who wanted to start a professional photography business, a printing business or improve a web site for their business. Worked at Eastman Kodak from 1956 to 1986. Was in charge of product development of graphic arts film, paper, chemicals and equipment in the Photographic Technology Division for thirteen years. Final assignment before retirement was acting as world-wide budget coordinator for research and development of graphic arts products. SCORE Offices 1995 to 1999 - Director, Region II (On national board of directors) Several offices in Rochester NY chapter including chapter chair and web site coordinator. Other activities included national offices (treasurer and conference vice-president) in SPSE (Society of Photographic Scientists and Engineers). Was editor of Journal of Applied Photographic Engineering.

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Education

Graduate of University of New Hampshire (MS - Physical Chemistry, 1952)

Lee McFadden

Lee McFadden

Current City: Glen Ellyn, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Lee McFadden founded a multi-media publishing company and sold it after 30 years. Publications ranged from self-study computing courses and computer training newsletters to management newsletters and math curriculum materials for schools. Marketed throughout the English-speaking world by direct mail, phone and online. Previous background included 4 years developing new products for Encyclopaedia Britannica Educational Corp., 4 years as an Air Force missile officer, and several years as a newspaper reporter and doing public relations work in political campaigns. Active for the past 30 years in all aspects of community theater. Member for many years of the Specialized Information Publishers Association, and Vistage International (formerly TEC, The Executive Committee) Married with two grown children.

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Education

University of Texas, Bachelor of Journalism

Stanford Graduate School of Business, MBA

Suresh P Parab-Desai

Suresh P Parab-Desai

Current City: Barboursville, WV
Chapter: Huntington SCORE

1) Product Development, 2) Manufacturing Management, 3) Engineering Design & Management, 4) Project Management. 5) Process Control & Troubleshooting and 6) Skills Training. Have over 45 years of experience, in above mentioned fields, in various heavy manufacturing industries: Metallurgical ( High Nickel Alloys, Alloy Steels), Chemical and Specialized Machinery Fabrications.

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Janet Shellenberger

Janet Shellenberger

Current City: Clearwater, FL

I own and run a tax preparation and accounting business focused on small and medium sized businesses of all types and legal structures.  This includes helping businesses determine the best legal structure for them and providing the services to incorporate.

During my six years with Intermedia Communications as Director and Vice President leading Sales Operations and Finance organizations, I grew the technical sales support organization from 6 to over 250 employees.

Fifteen years with Digital Equipment Corporation in Sales Engineering and Management. Specialties include hardware and software networking, VAX systems and software. Several years of software development - machine code, FORTRAN, COBOL, ORACLE Data Base systems; etc.

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Education

MBA from Florida Institute of Technology - finance and accounting focus

BS from Univ. of Mo. at Rolla in Computer Science

Authorized IRS tax preparer

Dennis Robert Peoples

Dennis Robert Peoples

Current City: Melbourne, FL

Expert in sales and marketing.and business start up/, Implemented Internet Strategies to increase brand awareness, and adopted .Global Product Management: Sales Management: Managed the Sales, marketing and product management department with both direct sales and independent sales representatives Skills: Process Mapping Continuous Process Improvement training and implementation Cycle Time Reduction MRP-II - Manufacturing Resource Planning Project Management Strategic Planning Sales Management Computer Excel, Word, Visio and Power Point New Business Development

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Education

BSEE Valparaiso University

MBA Rutgers

Edward Joffe

Edward Joffe

Current City: Plantation, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Founder & Manager of Automatic Fasteners, a Construction Contractors supply company in 1959. Sold Automatic Fasteners to Allied Products Corp., a public company on the N.Y Stock Exchange in 1967. Retained position as a Division Manager until 1987. I retired in 1987. Automatic Fasteners had branches throughout the South East portion of the United States. It had a fleet of 24 trucks and 10 warehouses that sold and delivered to job sites Electric Tools, Stud Guns,Diamond Drilling Equipment, Concrete Anchors and Fastener Hardware. In addition we had the United States exclusive distributorship for Impex Tools, a line of imported electric construction tools and Powder Actuated Tools. As Division manager I was responsible for marketing, budgeting, collections, purchasing, importing,and the national marketing program. I had extensive experience with product distribution directly. In 1976 I was one of the founders of STAFDA, a National Trade Association dedicated to the distribution and sales of Tools and Accessories for the Construction Industry. Today STAFDA is one of the leading Trade Associations in the United States.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts, University of Michigan

Robert L Heasley

Robert L Heasley

Current City: Kalamazoo, MI
Chapter: Kalamazoo SCORE

Research and manufacturing fine chemicals, pharmaceuticals and antibiotics both US and foreign operations. Agricultrial product development in Central America. Small Business Counseling, Capital Acquisation.

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Education

Hope College - Chemistry; Michigan Tech.- Chemical Engineering; Texas Tech - Mechanical Engineering; University of Michigan - Business Administration;. Business Counseling Certified- SBA/SBDC

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