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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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Martin Leppitsch

Martin Leppitsch

Current City: Denver, CO
Chapter: SCORE Denver

Versatile management consultant and thought-leader with a proven track record of generating measurable improvements for startups and established businesses across multiple industries. Accomplished at utilizing data-driven business process analysis and project management to implement innovative, technology-leveraging enterprise solutions that increase profitability and organizational efficiency. An effective leader, negotiator, collaborator, communicator, and mentor, grounded in personal integrity, with demonstrated ability to build high-performance, entrepreneurial teams.

TRANSFORMATION SYSTEMS, Inc., Washington, DC 8/2011

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Education

MA in Business Administration
BS in Computer Science
BA in Communication Studies

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

Ask SCORE

            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.

Inga Brown

Inga Brown

Current City: Gainesville, FL

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Kyle A. Flann

Kyle A. Flann

Current City: Rochester, MN

Yanowitz Law Firm, Rochester MN

Associate Attorney - June 2013- Present

Attorney practicing in the areas of Business Law, Real Estate, and Estate Planning.  Counsel clients and prepare legal documents on a variety of business matters and tax planning strategies.

 

University of Minnesota Law School Housing Law Clinic, Minneapolis MN

Certified Student Attorney - January 2013-May 2013

Interview and work with clients to prepare forms and motions for use in Minneapolis Housing Court.  Argue motions before Housing Court Referees and Judges.

 

Thomson Reuters, Eagan MN

Legal Intern- July 2012 – May 2013

Engage in document review of documents including trial pleadings, trial filings, appellate briefs and filings, dockets, jury instructions, verdicts, and others.  Find, identify, and classify legal experts for use in a premium level Westlaw offering.  Utilize a variety of Thomson Reuters tools.

 

Dr. Francis Shen, Minneapolis MN

Research Assistant- June 2012 – August 2012

Perform research on congressional records concerning the war in Iraq.  Code congressional records for use in research article by Francis Shen and Douglas Kriner.

 

Northland Builders & Remodelers, Mora MN          

General Laborer (Construction), Office Assistant- May 2011 – Sept 2011 , May 05- Sept 07

Performed general construction work.  Assist in creation of client letters, bids, and general office paperwork

 

University of Minnesota Duluth Statesman, Duluth MN         

Business Manager- August 2009- May 2010                                                                               

Manage all business functions of the student newspaper “The Statesman”, including financial decisions, advertising, and staff functions.  Oversee business staff of 8 employees.  Work in conjunction with editor in chief to form creative solutions to increase readership and induce increased advertising sales in a difficult industry.

 

University of Minnesota Duluth Library, Duluth MN                                                             

Administrative Assistant- May 2009- Sept 2009

Assist in day to day clerical work.  Perform a variety of library functions including shelf reading, equipment upkeep, and documentation

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Education

University of Minnesota Law School

Juris Doctorate, Business Law, 3.68

2011-2013

J.D. Conferred May 18, 2013. MSBA Award Recipient for Labor Law, 1st Quartile Class Rank, Deans List Member 2011-2013, Participant in Housing Law Clinic

Activities and Societies: Business Law SocietyMaynard Pirsig Moot Court Participant

University of Wisconsin-Madison

University of Wisconsin-Madison

JD, Law

2010 - 2013

University of Minnesota-Duluth

University of Minnesota-Duluth

BBA, Organizational Management

2006 - 2010

GPA: 3.860

Summa Cum Laude

LSAT Score: 163

Dean's List: Fall 2006, Spring 2007, F2007, S2008, F2008, S2009, F2009, S2010

Academic Awards:
“Management Studies Award for Excellence in Organizational Management” 

“Management Studies Award for Achievement and Commitment to the Management Profession”

Activities and Societies: Beta Gamma Sigma

Andrea Tannenbaum

Andrea Tannenbaum

Current City: Bloomfield, CT

Expert in ecommerce and niche marketing. Very knowledgeable in small office operations, streamlining processes and systems.

Over my career, I built and managed several small businesses, the most recent being a 16 year old dot.com ecommerce business. In addition to managing website redesigns, I also created catalogs, pursued product development and established branded extensions. I understand shipping, warehousing, budgeting, marketing, customer service and more.

Earlier businesses included a consulting business and a pottery studio. I also spent over a decade within the larger corporate world learning about management, process and team building.

My strengths are in discovery of opportunities, business strategy and process organization.

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Education

Graduated from New York University, with a BS in Education.

Attended many management, facilitation and creative thinking workshops. 

 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.
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