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Jim Philpot

Jim Philpot

Current City: Moraga, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Experience in:

Heavy Construction, Construction Contracting, Residential Construction, Engineering, Franchising, Auto Service, Business Management, Franchisor, Civil Engineer, Contractor, Business Owner, Business Plans, Financial Forecasting,  International Business, Business Start-Ups, Accounting and Advertising.

Work Summary:

Structural Design Engineer for two years.

Worked in the International Division of two world wide heavy construction companies in various capacities from Field Engineer to Project Manager and above. Was Project Engineer on the world's first underwater oil storage facility which was voted the 3rd best engineering feat of 1969 by the National Society of Professional Engineers . Number one and two were the Man on the Moon and the Boeing 747. Project Manager on a four plus year heavy construction project which included engineering, design, procurement, fabrication and field installation. It was worldwide in scope and was the largest job the company ever had.

Started my own successful construction company that built large residences and small commercial projects.

Started a company that franchised automotive service centers. Built it to 30 million dollars in annual sales and sold it.  I've owned and operated 6 Sub S Corporations in three states.

Now retired and keeping busy with golf, SCORE mentoring and 8 grandchildren.

My areas of expertise are: franchising, engineering, construction, contracts, contracting, auto service, business plan, management, forecasting, start-ups, franchisor, general business management and common sense.



Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada

Bachelor of Foreign Trade, Thunderbird Graduate School of International Business, Glendale, Arizona

Registered Professional Engineer, Illinois & Louisiana

National Association of Home Builders

American Society of Civil Engineers

Jennifer A. Capezzuto CPA

Jennifer A. Capezzuto CPA

Current City: Rochester, NY

CPA & Quickbooks ProAdvisor specializing in tax preparation, small business accounting and fiduciary services such as trust and estate tax preparation and personal money management.



Rochester Institute of Technology
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Accounting and Business/Management
Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Accounting and Business/Management

Roger K Daugherty

Roger K Daugherty

Current City: Lexington, OH


I have worked in manufacturing, retail and over thirty-three years as a small business mentor in a vocational adult program for start up businesses and those already in business.  In this capacity, the businesses attended class twice a month and then we had one-on-one training at the business location covering all aspects of managing a more successful business.

 Also, held many other training sessions open to the public for business related topics.   Mentored many minority/women owned businesses and those who are wanting to go into a non-profit business. Main goal has been to help these people succeed in either starting or managing their own business to be successful.  Also, have a few years experience with Quickbooks software for small businesses.

Been married 46 years to the same great lady and have two great boys and four super good grandkids.

Have been a Score member now for 26 years and received Score's Certified Mentoring Certificate of Recognition in 2012.  Currently. A Manta member for four years as owner of Ohio Business Institute,

A Linkedln member for four years.

When in education I was a chairperson of several committees working with the State of Ohio Adult educational organizations receiving several outstanding membership awards.  Also received form Score several years ago their award for one of the top ten counselors in the state. Former member of the Mansfield and Ashland local Chambers of Commerce’s and a local business to business referral group.




Graduated from a local high school, have a Bachelors’ of Science in Business Administration with majors in Marketing and Management from Ashland University, Masters in Business Education from Bowling Green University in Ohio. Had been a SCORE member for 23 years before retiring, rejoined three years ago and do online internet mentoring. I also was an active member of various state of Ohio Educational organizations and two local Chamber of Commerce’s.  Plus attending many workshops and seminars dealing with small businesses over the years and I still attend business related programs to keep up to date as much as possible when new ideas and concepts come up.

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