Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

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          Our veterinary practice began doing online marketing, including social media, about six
months ago. We believe it’s having a positive impact, but would like to know how we can
accurately measure its effectiveness.  

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       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer

John Robert Knecht

John Robert Knecht

Current City: Rochester, MN

General:

All Business phases MMM&O---Money, Marketing, Management, and Operations. Was the CEO of a 153 employee multi level Building Material supply business which included the following: Home Building, Remodeling, General Contracting, Land Development, non-profit Development,  Modular Home manufacturing, Component Home parts manufacturer, truss manufacturer,Cash and Carry Building Supply business,  Real Estate company, Board member Black Hills Power & Light, Mobile home court developer, Real Estate Appraisal, numerous American Management Association short courses.

Political involvement: Lobbyist, RC City Council,  Governors Advisory Board for Mental Illness, Formed the RC Alliance for the Mentally Ill, Served on the SD Alliance for the Mentally Ill Board, Hospital Psychiatric Center advisory board, County commitment Board, Journey Museum Marketing Board, Elder and Trustee First Presbyterian Church, Junior Chamber, Chamber of Commerce, SCORE Chairman, Board member National Retail Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member National Home Builders Assn., Boy Scouts Cub Pack Master and Scout master, RC Economic Development Board, Board member West Hills Village 220 unit retirement facility, SBA Small Business Advisory Council, Elks Lodge, Chair of the RC Planning Commission, Board member of Northwestern Lumber Dealers Assn., Board member Pennington Drainage Commission, and a member of the Naja Temple Shrine.

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Education

BS in Architectural Engineering, Life Insurance license,, Real Estate Appraisals, Real Estate License, Construction Management course. AMA courses: Marketing, Sensitivity 'training, Financial Management, Management of Managers, Management by Objective course, and Sales Management..

Steven Chase

Steven Chase

Current City: Albuquerque, NM

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Donald Rogers

Donald Rogers

Current City: Maplewood, NJ

Expert in growing small and large businesses, and solving business problems. Experience includes 10 years in finance, 12 years in marketing and sales, 10 years in operations, and 10 years in executive management. Until Nov. 2011, EVP and Group President for Tetra Tech (NASDAQ), duties included running the full service engineering and construction business, revenues - $1 Billion, also CEO of Tetra Tech EC, revenues $650 Million. Identified and acquired companies to help expand the business, improved cash flow, and modified operations processes and procedures to improve safety and quality and improve efficiency. Familiar with most resource problems, procurement processes, and general business issues. Also have extensive experience in government contracting, for both small and large businesses. Previously COO for Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.,EVP of Marketing and Sales for Ebasco Constructors, VP of Development, and Co-generation and Alternate Energy for Ebasco

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Education

BA, Economics - University of Bridgeport, MA, Economics - New School for Social Research, Advanced Executive MBA - Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania

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            I recently purchased a children’s daycare center. The previous owner did not treat the staff well, and my top priority is to correct that situation. How do you suggest I accomplish that?

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Richard Jones

Richard Jones

Current City: Appleton, WI
Chapter: Fox Cities SCORE

31 yrs as commercial lender. 7 yrs with Harris Trust & Savings Bank, Chicago; 24 yrs with Valley Banks, WI; Retired in 1994 as bank president, ex vp and board member of Valley Bancorporation. Former director of food wholesaler, paper converter, nat'l warehouse company, multiple community orgs.

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Education

BSBA (Finance) at Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL

Dorothy Savastano

Dorothy Savastano

Current City: Northford, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

Results orientated sales and marketing professional.  In addition, I was  a  training facilitator and public relations contributor.  Experience is primarily in the Banking industry.  Within that industry I created, trained and mentored a team of outside sales professionals who interacted with small business owners in order to sell business banking products matching their particular needs.

 

Other skill sets include program development,project management and event planning.

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Walter H Rotz

Walter H Rotz

Current City: Forsyth, IL
Chapter: Decatur SCORE

Bachelor's of Science in Business from Eastern Illinois University.

Master's of Science in Taxation from Bentley University in Waltham Massachusetts.

Worked for Cooper's and Lybrand CPA in St Louis, Missouri for 3 years.

Owned and operated CPA firm in Lewiston, Maine for 36 years

Retired in May 2010 from CPA practice and moved back to Decatur, my home town.

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 Ask SCORE

       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
at the end of most days I can’t help feeling I haven’t accomplished what I set out to do that day.
What can I do to better manage my time?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer
opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
Small Business Administration.

Michael Manning

Michael Manning

Current City: West Windsor, NJ
Chapter: Princeton SCORE

Throughout my career, I have had an opportunity to work for leading companies (i.e., Salesforce.com, Cisco, Deloitte, IBM, AT&T, Prudential) and high profile clients on strategic and innovative initiatives across a variety of subjects.  As a result, I have developed valuable consulting skills and industry experience that will directly benefit many SCORE clients at various stages of maturity.  Additionally, for much of my career, I have held leadership positions with management consulting practices, so, I am very accustomed to managing client relationships. 

Samples of my work include:

  • Planning:  Broad experience planning business initiatives from initial concept definition to execution
  • Business Plans / Justification:  Developed business plans and related cost justification for a variety of initiatives that ranged from small investments to approximately $100 million
  • Innovation: Helped organizations think “outside the box” to develop new value propositions and potential businesses / services to grow revenue and improve customer service
  • Information Technology:  Business / IT planning, governance, centers of excellence, program management, requirements planning, and vendor selection
  • Start Ups:  Held leadership positions while launching new, start-up business service organizations
  • Product Management: Launched new global services as a product manager
  • Size of Companies: Worked with large and small businesses, including start-ups and candidate spin-offs

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Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT, Master in Business Administration, Storrs, CT

THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN, Bachelor of Arts, Ann Arbor, MI

THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND PUBLIC MANAGEMENT, Masters Certificate in Project Management, Washington, DC

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