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Allen Budnick

Allen Budnick

Current City: Aiken, SC

Education in engineering with BS chemical engineering and MS mechanical engineering. Completed 27 military service in US Navy nuclear submarines and naval reserve.   Retired as Navy Captain.   Worked in civilian utility business for 25+ years in nuclear operations and construction.  Was plant manager of nuclear  facility and project manager for numerous major capital projects in civil, electrical, and mechanical fields.  Provided consultant services for 10+ years to companies erecting natural gas and solar (CSP / PV) electrical facilities.

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Education

BS Chemical Engineering  Purdue University

MS Mechanical Engineering  University of Connecticut

Certifications in Business from Milliiken University

Certifications in Quality Assurance / Quality Control

Art Perez

Art Perez, MAOL, MBA, USN (Retired)

Art Perez

Current City: Gonzales, CA

     20 year Military experience in high tempo aviation operational environment specializing in remote logistical operations, meeting strategic objectives, and frequent adjustment to response varied dynamic environmental applications.

     Experienced with Process Cycle Efficiency (PCE) systems such as LEAN process, Six Sigma, Black Belt, and Contingency Planning Process.

     15+ years of Quality Control and inspection process. 13+ years in Auditing process and policy design, and policy implementation. 10+ years of cost benefit analysis.  8+ yeas in Sales, Marketing, Human Resources Staffing, and Recruiting.

    

 

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Education

Masters Degree in Businesses Administration (MBA)

Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership (MAOL)

Graduate Certificate in Human Resources (HR)

Bachelors Degree in Organizational Leadership (BA)

Certification in Logistics Efficiency and Waste Reduction

Joseph Richard Dibello

Joseph Richard Dibello

Current City: Beaufort, SC

Joe is an accomplished business management consultant professional with over 30 years of hands-on experience in management positions, as a business owner, and as a consultant to businesses. He offers a proven history of implementing, analyzing, and monitoring sales, production, inventory, vendor/supplier contracts and customer service methods to improve profitability, dependability, and growth. As a former owner/operator he knows the tremendous potential as well as challenging demands any current or future business owner must face, from start up through expansion, and evaluating strategies for acquisition and divestiture. Sales, operations, human resources, project management, and strategic planning are just a few areas Joe has extensive knowledge and practical experience. These attributes coupled with a BA in management from Stanton University allows Joe to be a valuable asset in helping any business owner achieve their goals. Joe's background and commitment to helping business owners succeed make him a valuable and unique asset to any business.

Please e-mail us today for a confidential consultation concerning your business objectives. Kindly email us at jdibello@vestedbb.com.

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Education

BA in management from Stanton University 

Kathryn Nehlsen

Kathryn Nehlsen

Current City: Durham, NC

As an organizational behavior professional, I take a solutions-focused approach to business, always striving to innovate and excel. With an affinity for entrepreneurship, I aspire to help small businesses grow and scale wisely. I am passionate about coaching as a way to empower and inspire an organization, enabling optimum performance while also creating a pleasant work environment. As an enthusiastic scholar with nontraditional work history, my goal is to learn by doing while bringing a unique, engaging perspective to the workplace. 



Currently, I am working as a Program Manager for the AICPA, specifically working to roll out a global designation for accountants in business. I have diverse experience in consulting, executive coaching, leadership development, project management, marketing analytics and account management in the US and Germany.


 

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Education

The University of Texas at Dallas - School of Management

Master of Science (MS), Organizational Behavior Studies, 2013

 

Thunderbird School of Global Management

MBA, Global Management, 2011

 

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

BA, Communication Studies, 2005

Allen Weaks

Allen Weaks

Current City: Lathrup Village, MI
Chapter: Detroit SCORE

Analytical Chemist for 10 years.

Account executive for marketing communications firms for seven years working on insurance and automotive accounts.

As a business consultant I provided strategic marketing, tactical marketing, market research, and business planning services services to automotive, insurance, technology, professional services, and manufacturing clients for 25 years.

Member of Lathrup Village City Council for 13 years.

Adjunct Professor of Marketing at Mercy College, U of D/Mercy, and Cleary College for three years.

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Education

BS Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan with majors in Chemistry and Psychology 1976

MBA University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan with Marketing emphasis 1983

Tilmon Brown

A Visionary Entrepreneur

Tilmon Brown

Current City: Mobile, AL

Active in the Mobile and Gulf Coast community and public involvement area for more than 35 years. A sixth generation Mobilian, Mr. Brown was a founding member of the Mobile Community Organization, Lower Dauphin Street Historic District, Downtown Residents Association, and along with other local residents facilitated the founding of the Old Dauphinway Historic Association, the largest federally designated historic district in the City of Mobile with thousands of listed historic properties, which later lent itself to be renamed the ‘Old Dauphinway Historic District’. With organizational affiliations too numerous to mention, Mr. Brown’s involvement, coaching, guidance, and public speaking, ranges from small issues like local neighborhood items to major national topics such as the National Home Builders historic building codes review committee. 

Mr. Brown's career has primarily been in the computer and software industry with emphasis on internet based technology, sales, marketing and promotion. Mr. Brown founded several Computer, Software, and Internet related companies that became successful and were later spun off or sold to larger publicly traded companies. After semi-retirement, pursuing his passion for Historic Preservation, Mr. Brown founded The JTB Group, a company that specializes in property development, contracting, and construction of historic properties, urban infill and adaptive re-use of commercial and residential historic properties in urban settings.

Most recently Mr. Brown launched a new company called Gloh which specializes in the Alternative Energy marketplace with an emphasis on Solar and Hydrogen Fuel Cell energy products.

 

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Mr. Brown attended Tulane University law school and has master degrees in Economics and Political Science, received from the University of Mobile. Mr. Brown has conducted numerous seminars and training classes on sales, marketing, promotion, community activism and citizen involvement. Mr. Brown commands excellent public speaking and public relation skills and is said to be an "entrepreneur with a vision".

Linda Pickwick

Linda Pickwick

Current City: The Villages, FL

I specialize in helping companies grow their businesses, retain customers and improve margins.

Personnel and leadership development; how to hire, train, and develop customer-focused employees.

Expertise in problem solving, dealing with difficult customers and employees.

Additional skills include sales force development and sales management, compelling compensation, creative thinking, and behavioral event interviewing.

20 years experience in creating and delivering interactive seminars, face-to-face and on-line.

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BA &nbsp;Social Sciences</p>

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MBA &nbsp;Business Generalist</p>

David Cortese

David Cortese

Current City: Westfield, NJ

Mr Cortese has more than 20 years experience in senior management positions in the telecommunications industry throughout the USA, Middle East and Asia. He has a diversity of experience that includes program and services management; product planning and management; product development and technical support; market management and engineering. Mr Cortese has a strong knowledge of the telecommunications industry from services, technology and market prospective.

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Education

MS Engineering - New Jersey Institute of Technology
BS Mechanical Engineering - Fairleigh Dickinson University

Additional:
Executive Masters Program - International Finance, University of California-Berkeley, Haas School of Business
Masters Certificate - Program Management, Stevens Institute of Technology
AT&T Manufacturing Leadership Program

Gerald W Scholand

Gerald W Scholand

Current City: Homer, AK

I attended undergraduate school on an NROTC scholarship and entered the Navy immediately after college.  I was in the nuclear submarine program from 1963 until 1970 serving on the USS Triton (SSN-586).I also taught nuclear power technology and inertial navigation.  Upon leaving active duty, I started working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the nuclear power business unit.  Over 25 years i progressed through a series of professional and managerial positions.  Highlights include managing the multimillion dollar nuclear training division and creating a joint venture for nuclear power plant instrumentation in Ukraine which still operates today. 

Upon leaving Westinghouse in 1994, I started a business and personnel management consulting business which I ran for seven years.  After retirement from consulting, my wife and I purchased a tourism lodging business in Alaska which we still operate today.

Volunteer activities include President of the Alaska B&B Association, member of the Alaska Tourism Association Board of Directors, parish lay leader.

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Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1963</p>

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Master of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1970</p>

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