Technology & IT Services

Jeffrey R Clack

Jeffrey R Clack

Current City: Belmont, MA
  • Expert in pricing products and services
  • Expert in non-profit Boards
  • Expert in sales, sales forecasting
  • Expert in finding and retaining customers

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS Materials Engineering 1971;

Harvard Business School, MBA Marketing 1978

Dr. Joel M Kushnir

Dr. Joel M Kushnir

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Joel M. Kushnir is a Principal at Joel M. Kushnir Associates, LLC, a firm specializing in consulting with small business clients who are further developing their experience or are going through the establishment of their business. His background is that of a senior executive who specializes in business development, project management and leadership of both management and technology practices for a variety of entities in government, industry and institutions. His specialty, for over 40 years, has been within the healthcare sectors, particularly for companies and government entities involved with drugs, devices and diagnostics, globally. Dr. Kushnir has been a member of senior management at firms such as Booz, Allen & Hamilton, Oracle Corporation, Cap Gemini Sogeti, Stone & Webster Engineering Corporation ServerLift Corporation. He has significant proficiency in business plan development, as well as regulatory filings for life sciences companies. Drawing on his extensive consulting background, his participation focused on the development and analysis of business requirements, generation of presentations, proposals, performing final negotiations, financial considerations and engagement delivery for large, small and entrepreneurial companies in a wide variety of industries. He has been directly responsible for approximately $50,000,000 in professional services during his career and has lead large teams in the execution of projects on a global basis. Clients include organizations which are for profit or not-for-profit. Examples of entrepreneurial-related projects include: • Complete re-organization of a small, multi-product manufacturing company • Development of organizational structure and a compliant regulatory framework for several newly established genetic engineering companies • Organizational and regulatory assistance to a Germany-based pharmaceutical company establishing themselves in the United States • Business transformation of a photographic materials manufacturing organization • Market development and sales organization formation for a new, entrepreneurial company providing equipment to information technology organizations and public sectors globally • Reuse of satellite technology originally used for intelligence gathering to earth resource identification use • Strategic planning for senior management of a global, highly diversified manufacturing and financial services firm • Preparation of a detailed business plan and loan application for a small company providing services to large construction companies in the Phoenix area • Development of a marketing strategy for selling to the government for a medium-size construction company operating in three southwestern states He is also involved with several volunteer organizations for which he applies his business, consulting and mentoring experiences. Three such organizations include the following. Dr. Kushnir participated, as a member of the Executive Committee for an Advisory Board, at Arizona State University’s School of Nursing. The objective of the board is to attract more drug, device and diagnostic companies to do more work in Arizona, particularly in the area of clinical trials. He is a certified mentor for SCORE, an affiliate of the U.S. Small Business Administration. At SCORE he mentors and consults with entrepreneurs who desire to start new businesses, as well as established businesses. In that role, he provides assistance in such areas as: how to start or improve established businesses, business planning, organization, regulatory issues, marketing, web page and social media utilization and finance. The businesses include concepts for both profit and not-for-profit establishments. Dr. Kushnir is an active member of the Phoenix Chapter's Executive Committee and the Chapter's Secretary. In addition, he volunteers at Camelback High School in the Phoenix School District. At Camelback High School, Dr. Kushnir mentors the school’s top students, many of whom come from inner-city environments. The students belong to the Distributive Education Clubs of America. A key purpose of the club is to prepare them for competition with other students at local, regional and national levels, presenting their entrepreneurial concepts to establish new businesses. He has been a judge at both local and international events for such organizations as DECA and the International Science Fair sponsored by Intel Corporation. Early in his career he taught such subjects as biology and chemistry at both the high school and university levels. He received his B.S. in Chemistry from the City College of the City University of New York and performed his doctoral studies in physical, environmental chemistry at the State University of New York, Albany.

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Stuyvesant High School, City of New York, Math and Science City College of the City University of New York, BS in Chemistry, Minor in Education State University of New York at Albany, Ph.D. in Environmental Chemistry

Nancy A Shuttleworth

Ralph H Shepard Jr.

Ralph H Shepard Jr.

Current City: Ferrisburg, VT

Expert in Public Administration. Very knowledgeable in Economics. Executive Level Operational Management of Manufacturing! Industrial Arts teacher 2 year, Vermont Air National Guard Pilot and Staff Officer 22 years. Owned and operated an ironworking and blacksmithing business in Cornwall Vermont 8 years. 17 years industrial manufacturing experience primarily in operations; projects included: establishing and maintaining working partnerships with vendors, implementation of two EPR manufacturing packages, establishing European distribution warehouse, maintaining and upgrading MIS System(s), establishing an activity based costing system, installing shop floor data collection and "Just in Time" manufacturing systems, performed organizational analysis on several occasions to establish baseline and justify expenditure for major upgrades and process changes.

Served as chair of new product development committee.  Several years as consultant in operations and fiscal management for small businesses prior to volunteering for SCORE.

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BSBA (Economics), University of Tennessee; Master of Public Administration, (MPA), University of Vermont; Certified Professional in Integrated Resource Management by American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS.  Various military technical and professional development courses.

Andrew N Beran

Andrew N Beran

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Strategic Planning, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Small Business

Intel Corporation, 1984-2005, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Operations

Signs By Tomorrow, 2005-2008, Owner, Operator, Sign Making, Digital Printing, Advertising, Trade Show Displays

Quality Transport Services of Arizona, 2010-Present, Owner, Operator, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Maricopa County

 

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Dartmouth College, AB, 1980, Sociology and Urban Studies

Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1984, Finance and Accounting

Thomas R Filesi

Thomas R Filesi

Current City: Chandler, AZ

A people manager, leader, all my life. Last job was a Turn-Around as CEO, President of $100,000,000 sales Public Company. Have done every job from Technician to CEO, and all between, in both small to very large companies. Won award for Entrepreneur of the year for S.W. Region USA for turn-around in 1996. Two careers, in Coatings Industry, then Semiconductors.Tom Filesi is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He studied Management Science at the graduate level at Johns Hopkins as well as Arizona State University. He served as a member of the Business and Industry Council in Career Education for Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools. In addition to curricula advice, he often sponsored internships of high school students and faculty members in the Motorola industrial environment. Tom most recently served on the Electronics Industrial Advisory Committee of the University of North Texas. Mr. Filesi was brought to Optek Technology, a Public company with sales about $60,000,000, in Dallas,Texas in 1991 with the charter to turn around the then financially ailing company. He is credited with leading the successful turnaround of Optek which saw sales growth of double digits (percent), elimination of all debt, increase of shareholders’ equity from a very negative to a strong, positive number and increase of the stock price by a factor in excess of twenty times. For this accomplishment, Mr. Filesi was recognized by Ernst & Young in 1996 as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Turnaround category, for the Southwest Region of the U.S.

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B.S. Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Also Grad studies in Masters, Mgmt Science, at Johns Hopkins, and Arizona State University

Ken Norland

Ken Norland

Current City: Agoura, CA

Senior Information Technology Executive with significant experience in: ♦ Technology Strategy and Positioning ♦ Management Consulting ♦ Systems Development and Management ♦ Leveraging Emerging Technologies ♦ IT Governance and Risk Management ♦ Program/project management ♦ Knowledge management. Industry experience in financial services,technology product companies, technology startups, and management consulting. Specialties Resolving complex technology and management problems in information technology, technology strategy, system management, IT governance, Risk Management

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Michael C Dillon

Michael C Dillon

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Chief Sales/Marketing Officer responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, customer service and operations.Specialty is building successful sales and marketing organizations, maximizing revenue and improving the return on sales and marketing investment. Companies include Honeywell, Digital Equipment, Apollo Computer, Xerox, HP and several start-ups. As a consultant and counselor for SCORE,works with entrepreneurs and business owners to maximize their success by starting and growing their companies effectively.Focus on all areas of a business with particular emphasis on growing revenue through cost effective sales and marketing programs, including Internet marketing. Registered Investment Advisor helping business owners with benefits programs, profit sharing and pension plans, exit strategy planning, and other general financial issues.

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Engineering degree from the University of Toronto Post-graduate business studies at Babson College and USC.

Gary Johnson

Gary Johnson

Current City: Savannah, GA
Chapter: Savannah SCORE

Career in business management, consulting and business owner..

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Degrees in engineering and business.

Stuart D Pompian

Stuart D Pompian

Current City: Hanover, NH

Founder and CFO of Dartware, LLC, developer of network management software. Twenty years venture capital experience. CEO/COO of small manufacturing turnarounds. Experience in strategic planning, marketing and sales. Several years experience as an engineer in defense-related companies. Board of directors of both commercial companies and non profits. Private consultant.

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BSEE University of Illinois

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