Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Ernie Weiss

Ernie Weiss

Current City: Cumberland Foreside, ME

Manufacturer's Representative; VP Marketing; Author; Publisher.  http://www.outofvienna.net.

Ernie Weiss received his B. S. Public Relations and Communications from Boston University.

He spent his career as a Manufacturer's Representative followed by VP Marketing of a start-up company that later became publicly held. His customer base was manufacturers of various end products. He supplied parts needed to manufacturer those items.

As a SCORE mentor he concentrates on start-up businesses and low profit situations where sales and marketing are a solution.

 

 

 

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<p> &lt;p&gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; &amp;amp;lt;p&amp;amp;gt; BS Public Relations, Boston University, &amp;amp;amp;#39;53&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Thomas Patrick Kearney

Thomas Patrick Kearney

Current City: San Jose, CA

Tom and his partner owned and operated a successful lumber yard, hardware store and architectural millwork manufacturing company located in the heart of Silicon Valley for over 30 years. The company achieved consistent growth through direct sales effort and expansion of product lines and services offered.  Tom's responsibilities included planning, cost analysis, financial analysis, manufacturing and revenue and expense forecasting. During that time he managed the company's sales and marketing efforts in selling building materials to general contractors as well as retail clients. Tom also managed manufacturing and installation of architectural millwork, cabinets and countertops to commercial contractors. Tom was a licensed contractor.

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Tom has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology and an MBA in Agribusiness from Santa Clara University.

Sherese Y Duncan

Sherese Y Duncan

Current City: Charlotte, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Duncan is President and CEO of Efficio, Incorporated, Founder of For Educators and is a distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at Central Piedmont Community College.  One of the most sought after speakers and business strategist by organizations and entrepreneurs alike, Duncan has served as a SCORE counselor in Charlotte NC since 2006 and has developed and taught entrepreneurial training for Entrepreneurs, Professionals, and Business Owners around the world through Efficio's School of Business for Entrepreneurs.  She has also taught undergraduate and non-credit courses on business strategy, business systems, technology, internet, social media, financial management, human capital, marketing, and many other disciplines of entrepreneurship for Central Piedmont Community College, Rowan-Cabarrus Community College, the Small Business Administration, the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council, the Small Business Development Technical Center in Georgia, SCORE, and various other non-profit entrepreneurial centers.

She is the author of the premier Getting to the CORE of Business® strategic development curriculum, now in its second edition.  It is one of the first non-credit curriculum for existing entrepreneurs focused on building a complete Small Business System.  Over 500 entrepreneurs and students have engaged in training and education using CORE content and is currently supported by the City of Charlotte North Carolina for qualifying entrepreneurial students attending CPCC's Institute of Entrepreneurship.  Duncan has also written entrepreneurial articles that are syndicated worldwide and a variety of instructional ebooks, courses and seminars.

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BS
MBA

Bob Goedjen

 Experience in Technology Company Management  Bob's career includes 40 years in

Bob Goedjen

Current City: Saratoga, CA

Experience in Technology Company Management  Bob's career includes 40 years in the Semiconductor Industry. During that time he worked for a Fortune 500 company as well as two smaller companies.  He was a Managing Consultant at a company that worked with medium and small sized manufacturers in Northern California before he retired and joined Silicon Valley SCORE.  Although managing manufacturing both in the USA, Mexico and the Philippines his career featured many years of sales and marketing management.   The scope of his experience included both domestic and world-wide marketing and sales.  He was highly successful in forming long term partnerships with International sales representatives as well as sales teams in the US.    Even though he has many years of marketing and sales experience he also has worked in non-profit organizations as CFO and Treasurer as well as program manager for SBIR grants.  He now has been with Silicon Valley SCORE for over 10 years.

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University of Michigan

Post Graduate courses:

Product Liability and Intellectual Product Rights

Senior and corporate management courses by Raytheon

EPA sponsored courses.

Marcia Feinsod

Marcia Feinsod

Current City: Lebanon, NJ

40 yrs multiple retail camera & high end audio. Volunteer President Trail Assoc. Chairman Parks & Recreation; tutor ESL; mentor horse boarding industry, member state equine board

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Lawrence A Brody

Lawrence A Brody

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, showroom layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - real estate and auto, purchase of land and buildings and capital equipment, franchising. Owned retail floor covering store; Owned wholesale floor covering business. Operated retail floor covering store for 42 years. Company became an early member of Carpet One. Opened a Prosource Wholesale Floor Covering Franchise that presently has locations in Louisville and Lexington, KY. Was an Armstrong Floor Fashion Center member and served on National Council. Served 2 years on active duty with U.S. Air Force as an accounting and budget officer.

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<p> BS In Business (Accounting), Indiana University</p>

Jack Chezek

Jack Chezek

Current City: Toledo, OH

Vice Pres Controller-Doehler Jarvis,Worthington Industries,VP FINANCE-Treasurer-Flxble Industries/General Automotive,President Automatic Connector ,Consultant to defense contractor,computer sales/service company,medical device company

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<p> BS Fordham University,Pace University</p>

Roland Sutton

Roland Sutton

Current City: Norway, ME

Contract Manufacturing of Precision Machined Parts and Assys. Started and ran company for 50 years.

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BSME

Michael J Ludgate

Michael J Ludgate

Current City: Charlottesville, VA

President and General Manager of two radio stations. Prior to that involved in Radio sales and sales management in several markets

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Syracuse University BS Broadcasting/Marketing

William G Brown PhD

William G Brown PhD

Current City: Daytona Beach, FL

I have a lot of project and proposal management experience (primarily with IBM), which translates well to helping small businesses plan their startups and operations. I

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<p> BES University of Virginia;&nbsp;MEE University of Virginia; PhD University of Virginia</p>

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