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Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Current City: Free Union, VA

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I graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS degree and from the University of California at Berkeley with an MBA.

Randi A Luoto

Randi A Luoto

Current City: Edina, MN

35+ years in marketing and consumer research. Current expertise in helping clients identify who the customer is or will be, what customers (will) expect, how to spot a competitive advantage. Adept with start ups. Skilled in test design, evaluation and measurement; all proven research methods (one to one interviews, surveys, focus groups, etc.); competitive intelligence. Past examiner for MN Quality Award. "Green belt" in Six Sigma.

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BA from U of MN, Minneapolis in Journalism. Some coursework towards an MBA.

Juan J Fret

Juan J Fret

Current City: Oldsmar, FL

Juan J. Fret is a seasoned manager with over 45 years of aggregate experience in credit, industrial and operations management. He was a Graduate School of Business professor of managerial accounting with extensive business administration, mentoring, coaching, counseling as well as training and organizational development experience. Juan offers advice with a perspective on essential business disciplines such as Money, Management and marketing. Professional Qualifications: Able to evaluate business operations & offer ideas for cost control, debt & credit management, improving profits and achieving a stronger, better organized and more effective business Highly organized planner, able to develop plans, strategies, time lines & frequent reviews to improve business processes, strategies, and increase profitability Global thinker, committed to achieving results and making the immediate community a better place to live and work Proficient in developing and managing financial budgets, operational and strategic plans, expense forecasts and justifications for acquisitions Effective written and oral communications skills, analytical ability and competence to deal effectively with diverse types of people with different types of values, styles and personalities Patient and intent listener with ability to read between the lines and interpret body language Able to deal with ambiguity and drive change in complex, high-stress environments Demonstrated proficiency in business counseling, coaching and mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners Completely PC literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access data base, MS Publisher, QuickBooks, and Smart Draw.

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BBA, MBA

John P Benton

John P Benton

Current City: Wheaton, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

Experienced in Business Planning, Growth Marketing, Facebook for Business and Strategic Planning

A broad based experienced general management executive with diversified P/L, managerial and staff experience. My extremely diverse background includes positions such as Director of Finance, GM of Manufacturing, VP Transportation and Logistics, and VP of Operations. Experienced working with companies as small as $3MM in sales to as large as $3 Billion. Skilled in leading organizations in developing strategic plans and implementing the plan that lead to growth and profitability. Experienced in organizational change and cost management. Worked in small privately held companies to billion dollar public firms. I believe in getting things done! My favorite quote has to do with Leadership it is “Lead follow or get out of the way.“ Thomas Paine. Leadership needs to step forward and work with and guide an organization so best efforts are directed toward common goals that will lead to success. I enjoy the challenge of learning about people “their strengths, skills and personal situations and putting them in a team that enables them to become engaged and successful in their careers.” Former Chapter Chairman for Fox Valley SCORE. An organization of over 90 incredibly talented, knowledgeable and dedicated business individuals that helps small business grow and become successful in our country.

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B.S. Industrial Management (Duquesne University) Certificate in Quality Management (DePaul University Certified Quality Improvement Exec. in the Crosby College;

Barry McKinley

Barry McKinley

Expert in Business Finance and Accounting. Very knowledgeable in business operations. Have started from scratch (and almost no assets), bought and sold 10 different businesses in five different industries, Medical,Surf, Motorsports, Insurance and Personnel. Have extensive experience in operating small retail, wholesale, service and manufacturing businesses and all the challenges. Have won awards both in the Medical Industry numerous times and in the Motorsports Industry. Have sold businesses to Fortune 1000 Companies, employees and private groups. Have started four different businesses in two industries and built them to 50 plus employees and 15 million plus in sales. Have an excellent understanding of being under capitalized and overworked and still being able to grow my businesses against national companies. I financed all my business with my own personal money. I understand very well how to motivate staff and customers. If you're a small business, I can help, been-there-done-that!

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San Diego State-Business,Marketing 100 plus, sales, marketing and business training classes Hobbies: Surfing, Motorcycle Dirt Bike Riding, Racquetball and Softball.

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 business 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. 

Donald R Keller

Donald R Keller

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Over 40 years of management experience in manufacturing, operations and marketing in several different industries and companies. He has progressed from Industrial Engineer, Manufacturing Services Manager, Sales Manager, Vice President of Operations, General Manager, President and Chief Operating Officer. Since 2002, Mr. Keller has redirected his focus to the Non-Profit Sector by volunteering in areas of senior services, education and developing economic skills with young men and woman at risk, and counseling and mentoring companies and individuals to improve their economic conditions. He is currently the Chapter Chairman of the local Chapter of SCORE for 95 Members and five branches in the Louisville Metro area. In addition he has been appointed Assistant District Director of SCORE Kentucky.

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BS UK Lexington, KY MBA, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio Non-Profit Management Certificate, Bellarmine University, Louisville, KY

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.

Peter J Foley

Peter J Foley

Current City: Fountain Valley, CA

In the transportation industry for 41 years; 40 years in trucking and 1 year in Air Freight. Retired, after 17 years of service,  from FedEx Freight, Inc. as Vice President, Sales with direct responsibility for all field and Inside Sales function. Worked in conjunction with the VP of Marketing to develop, price and market our products. Graduated the NJ State University, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ, in 1970.

My successful trucking/transportation career started in a sales territory in both Hudson and Essex Counties. I was then promoted to Sales Manager and then promoted to 'off line' National Accounts in Southern California.  Eventually, I was hired in June, 1985 as Director of Sales for Viking Freight System and a year later promoted to Vice President, Sales.  Viking needed to grow their revenue and grow it we did ultimately to the level of $500 million annually.  Through a previous sale, Viking became part of Caliber Systems which was eventually purchased by FedEx, Inc. along with RPS (Roadway Package System) in 1996.  We were eventually renamed FedEx Freight, Inc. and I remained in my position with the company until I retired in June, 2002.  I have also held a California Real Estate license and did sell real estate for a number of years.

I currently teach the SCORE Orange County Ca Sales Techniques workshop and perform face to face counseling for the Orange County Chapter.

Hope to hear from you!

Sincerely

Peter Foley, SCORE

 

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B A Degree from Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey. Ca Teacher Certified to teach Sales/Marketing, ESL, and History

John Goldman

John Goldman

Current City: Newton, MA

Owned and operated both a Food Brokerage Business in New England, and a specialty distributing company. Sold both life and casualty insurance, and passed CLU exams while in college. Took grad coursed in: Philosophy,  Computer(IT), .and statistics.

 

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<p> Boston University BS in BA. Additional graduate courses in;&nbsp;philosophy&nbsp;statistics, and computer courses.</p> <p> Currently enrolled, and have completed on line courses at: Duke, Wharton, University of Edinburgh.</p>

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