Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Lynn J Reiter

Lynn J Reiter

Current City: Windsor, CA

VP/VP Marketing and Sales/Marketing Manager in Technology companies

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Education

MBA/BSEE

Bob Breaux

Bob Breaux

Current City: Baton Rouge, LA

Entrepreneur who started, sold, and bought several successful businesses.  

Started a technology firm at the birth of the micro computer age in 1982 and built it into a technology service firm working with 1,000's of clients in over 15 states.  Business sold after 25 years.

SUMMARY: Experienced Entrepreneur, small business owner/manager, CEO, leader, with experience for all the day to day business operations.

Has served as interim CEO for several large nonprofit organizations.

3 M’s: Marketing, Management and Mentoring

Business Planning, P&L management, marketing and sales, public relations, community involvement, and team and consensus building.

  • Sales, Marketing, Networking Skills
  • Organizational, People and Communication Skills 
  • Activist for Business and Community
  • Business Mentor and Coach
  • Upper Level Management Experience in all Phases of Operations 

 

 

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Education

Accounting Degree from University of Houston

Gale F Linster

Gale F Linster

Current City: Baton Rouge, LA

CEO of Mfg. Rep agency with 46000 sq. ft. factory warehouse serving 8 states, with 50 employees including 15 salesmen covering and a volumn of $100,000,000 in sales. Also operated gear box assembly operation for our manufacturer WINSMITH. BALDOR District warehouse in Atlanta from 1972 to present. Also built 6 office-warehouse buildings for own company use and at same time, lease buildings on same property.

Current actiities:
- Past Chairman, SCORE BATON ROUGE, '04 & "05, active Board Member

- LINSTER PROPERTIES, LLC owner of high quality office/warehouse commercial buildings in Gonzales, LA see www.linsterconsults.com 

- LINSTER CONSULTING, LLC principle, offering Business Model mentoring, see www.linsterconsults.com

 

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Education

BS I.E. AUBURN UNIVERSITY, 1957, Several courses in Sales, Marketing, Distribution.

David E Fisher

David E Fisher

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

Owner and partner in a large plumbing, heating and air-conditioning distributor in the Philadelphia Area. Hold a Florida Real Estate associate broker license and was a real estate sales associate in Pennsylvania. Retired as a Captain from the USAF after 2 years of active duty and 10 years in the reserve. Served as a Supply Officer. Served on the Boards and as an officer on a number of non-profits in Philadelphia. Was a member of the SCORE Eastern Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Chapter for over 10 years of which I was Chairman for four years. Have been a member of the SCORE Naples chapter for 8 years.

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Education

BS in Business Administration, Lehigh University, June 1953

Katherine Kline

Katherine Kline

Current City: San Marcos, CA

 

Katherine Kline, ChFC focusses on helping business owners and their employees retire comfortably. Kathe has more than 20 years of Retirement Planning experience and has worked with over 1,000 clients to implement strategies that assist them in pursuing their goal of a comfortable retirement.  She is well known as a valuable resource to her clients, and as a community leader, she facilitates a monthly CEO Roundtable for clients and friends of IOA*. (Insurance Office Of America)

IOA is a privately held, full-service insurance agency founded in 1988 and is one of the fastest-growing independent insurance agencies in the U.S.  (Kathe works with IOA clients to provide 401(k) and other business retirement plan services).

Additionally, she volunteers for SCORE, a 501(c)3 non profit organization that helps small business owners achieve their business goals.  Through this volunteer work she is also a volunteer facilitator in a monthly CEO Forum for SCORE.  Kathe  not only enjoys helping business owners pursue their Retirement goals, but in their overall business goals as well.

Business Philosophy:

· Always do what’s best for the client

· Use systems to help make sure nothing slips through the cracks, and constantly look for improvements to the systems

· Help the client comply with regulations to reduce their risk

· Always look for improvements that will make having the plan worthwhile not just for the employees, but for the business itself

· Make everything as easy as possible for the client

Specialized Education:

· Bachelors of Science in Financial Services at SDSU, graduated Cum Laude with distinction in the major

· Chartered Financial Consultant Designation  (ChFC), and working toward Certified Retirement Plan Specialist Designation (CRPS)

· Executive Coaching through Action Coach and Graduate of 401(k) Coach Boot Camp

Unique Accomplishments:

· Improved the life of a young girl - facilitated by Big Sisters of San Diego

· Went hang-gliding in Brazil, overcoming her fear of heights

· Survived 9 months on a “homestead” with no electricity, no running water, and a mother named “Earthchild”

Kathe and her husband, Les (former Technology Chief at Prodigy) live in San Marcos with a Lhasa Apso named Izzy, a Shih Tzu named Winky and a Molluccan cockatoo named Mr. Grant.  When not working with business owners, they like to travel to places like the Galapagos Islands where they can observe animals in their natural habitat.

*IOA Insurance Services is not a subsidiary of nor controlled by ING Financial Partners

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&amp;lt;p&amp;gt; Kathe graduated with a degree in Business, with an emphasis in Financial Services, from San Diego State University and has a ChFC designation from the American College as well as a CRPS designation from the College for Financial Planning.&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</p>

Greg Bowcott

Greg Bowcott

Current City: Poway, CA

Extensive financial services experience with emphasis on sales, marketing and operations.  CEO of five companies, including three start-ups.  Specialize in business plans, sales, marketing, and turnaround situations.

 

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MBA, St. Louis University; AB Duke University

William J Evans

Business Plan Review

William J Evans

Current City: Center Valley, PA

Bill Evans is an experienced SCORE counselor who has helped many clients including those who need to know how to start a business, do a business plan, or are struggling to solve other business problems.  Topics included marketing, transferring ideas to manufacturing, patents, improving customer support, improving quality of services and products, and nonprofit business problems

Bill is an expert in electronics and engineering software.  His experiences include: software and hardware product development, technology transfer from R&D to large systems, marketing technology based products, customer support for these products, and IT systems management.     On the business side, is required the review of business plans, development of software quality control systems, management of large teams and financial management.   After retiring, Bill joined an angel investing group and  SCORE.  He has reviewed many business plans and business models.  He has seen many businesses that succeed and many that fail.  Talking to a SCORE counselor can help you avoid a few serious mistakes

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<p> &lt;p&gt; PhD Electrical Engineering&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Michael Sarka

Michael Sarka

Current City: Santa Cruz, CA

Michael Sarka Tourism and Hospitality management, marketing and publicity. Events development, planning and operation. Small business start up and management. Not for profit start-up and growth Chief Executive Officer and Chief Elected Officer, management, marketing, program development and implementation. Agriculture background.

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Education

Bachelor of Arts Degree, St. Thomas University. Collateral Credits, University of Minnesota. Certified Meeting Planner, Convention Liaison Council. Certified Mentor, SCORE. Be the Difference, Individual Award, Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County. Member, SCORE E-Mail mentoring certification program.

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