Consulting, Research and Business Services

Linda Richardson Diou

Linda Richardson Diou

Current City: Manchester, ME
Chapter: Augusta SCORE
  • Develop strategy and align metrics and employee goals
  • Lead profitable change and turnaround
  • Increase productivity and reduce waste 
  • Continual process improvement
  • Redesign business processes
  • Acquisition target analysis and due diligence
  • Successfully merge acquired businesses
  • Distribution network plan & implementation
  • Contract negotiation
  • Improve P&L    
  • Supplier management
  • Data analysis, conclusions, solutions


Perry Collins

Perry Collins

Current City: Roanoke, IN
Chapter: Fort Wayne SCORE

Perry is semi-retired working as a Consultant specializing in Leadership Training and Military Outreach.  He is owner of Collins and Associates Consulting LLC.  He also is a regional photography artist and has a small studio on Main Street Roanoke, Indiana.

Perry retired after serving 2 years and 4 months as Vice President of the College of Professional Studies, Indiana Institute of Technology (Indiana Tech). Perry drove more than 73 thousand miles during this period to provide leadership to 12 sites. During this period revenue has grown by an outstanding 72%.  Fishers, Mishawaka, and Hammond sites were developed and launched. A Master of Science in Organizational Leadership and PhD in Global Leadership were also started during this period. Most recently Perry helped the University develop a very aggressive marketing program to the military. A generous scholarship is helping soldiers and their spouses attain college degrees.

Collins came to Indiana Tech after serving as director of the EXCEL Program for Adults at Huntington University. During his two years at Huntington he increased enrollment by 67% and exceeded all income projections for both fiscal years he was the Director.   

He retired as a Colonel and Vice Commander of the 122nd Fighter Wing. He began his military career by enlisting in the Indiana Air National Guard, Fort Wayne, in 1964. The Indianapolis Star/News selected him for the prestigious Eugene C Pulliman Military Achievement Award in 1969. He attained the grade of Master Sergeant within seven years and was the unit's first active duty recruiter. He was accepted for the Air National Guard Academy of Military Science and received his commission in 1973. He has served as the chief career control officer, information officer, chief of personnel actions section, chief of security police, chief of personnel, base executive officer, commander of the combat support squadron, support group commander, and chief of staff before assuming the position of vice commander in August 2000.  He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Sagamore of the Wabash Awards during his retirement ceremony in 2003.


Phillip L Block

Phillip L. Block photo

Phillip L Block

Current City: Port Washington, WI

Professional Background

  • Business Analysis
  • Technical and Marketing Communications
  • Training Development and Delivery
  • Principal, P.L. Block & Associates, LLC
  • Mentor, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
  • Mentor, The Ability Connection (Goodwill and Independence First)
  • Former commissioned officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Retired 2013

Primary Skills

Interests and Activities

  • Photography (, SmugMug)
  • Creator/host of Lights of the Lakes, a historical Great Lakes lighthouse program
  • Port Washington Historical Society: volunteer docent and tour guide at Port Washington 1860 Light Station
  • Ozaukee County Historical Society: volunteer event photographer
  • Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association
  • Milwaukee Photo Pictorialists Camera Club



  •     BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University.

  •     Health IT (Practice Workflow & Info. Mgmt Redesign Specialist – Certificate, MATC)

  •     Over 140 distance learning courses in technical and business disciplines (synopsis)

Regis Rulifson

Regis Rulifson

Current City: Morrisville, NC
Chapter: Raleigh SCORE

Completed a 36-year career with John Deere, retiring in 2014.  Over the course of my career with Deere, I participated in the development and growth of a start-up health management company, created new business and product segments within the health care and equipment business units, developed and led strategic planning and business growth efforts and led the divestiture of several business units.



2002&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Corporate Strategy</p>

1999&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Financial Program for Executives</p>

1986&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Iowa, M.B.A.</p>

1976&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa State University, B.S., Computer Science</p>

Shelby Handley

Shelby Handley

Current City: Columbus, GA
Chapter: SCORE Columbus


Jeff Twiddy

Jeff Twiddy

Current City: Louisville, OH


Registered Representative at Western & Southern Brokerage Services

Western & Southern Financial Group

May 2013 – Present (9 months)

6539 Market Avenue N Canton, Ohio 44721


Financial Representative at Western & Southern Life

Western & Southern Life

2012 – Present (2 years)

Canton, Ohio


Mathematics Instructor

Canton City Schools

2006 – 2013 (7 years)Canton, Ohio Area

Canton McKinley Sr. High School
• Advanced Calculus
• Advanced Geometry
• Advanced Algebra 2 w/ Trigomometry
• Probability (Senior Level)
• Ohio Graduation Test Prep

Football Coach

Canton McKinley Bulldogs

2006 – 2013 (7 years)Canton, Ohio Area

• Coordinate Varsity Wide Receivers
• Passing Game Coordinator
• Quarterback Coach
• Head JV Coach
• Head Freshmen Coach




June 2011 – August 2012 (1 year 3 months)

Louisville Ohio


AmSpirit - Hall Of Fame Chapter

Vice President

January 2014 – Present


Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce


January 2013 – Present


Jackson Regional Chamber of Commerce


February 2013 – Present


Louisville Regional Chamber of Commerce


October 2013 – Present




Six Sigma Certified


March 2012 – Present


CPR / First Aid

American Red Cross

August 2012 – August 2015




Game Plan Your Future: A Guideline to Collegiate Athletics, Academics, & Funding

January 2013

  • We help parents and student athletes make sure they are prepared for college academically, athletically, & financially. 

Volunteer Coach

NFL All Pro Dad

July 2008 – Present (5 years 7 months)Children

  • Since 2002, the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience has been held 70 times in 21 different NFL, MLB, and NCAA markets (Indianapolis, Tampa, Miami, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Charlotte, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Nashville, Canton, Athens, Tallahassee, and Baltimore).


  • We host this event annually in several NFL markets. The Father & Kids Experience is held at the team's practice facility or stadium. During the three-hour event, dads and kids rotate through stations and participate in interactive games designed to strengthen their relationships and deliver useful fatherhood tips.




Walden University

Masters of Business Administration, Risk Management and Corporate Finance

2011 – 2013


Kent State University

Bachelor of Science, Mathematics / Education

2001 – 2006

• OMNOVA Physics Scholarship Recipient
• Pioneer Field of Dreams Scholarship Recipient

NathanUsoro Friday Idio

NathanUsoro Friday Idio

Current City: Chambersburg, PA
Chapter: Hagerstown SCORE


Katarzyna (Kasia) Dec

Katarzyna (Kasia) Dec

Current City: Orchard Park, NY

Freelance Business Consultant, December 2012 – present

  • Consulting and coaching entrepreneurs and start-up companies
  • Advising on long-term strategic growth opportunities
  • Evaluation and forecast of business trends
  • Development and help with implementation of the Business Plans
  • Identification and recommendation of new business and market opportunities
  • Performing cost-benefit analysis

Buffalo MBA Consulting, Senior Consultant and VP of Public Relations, December 2010 – June 2012

  • Ensured a common understanding by setting expectations in accordance with the Project Plan, in order to align the stakeholders and team members
  • Ensured meeting the deadlines by participating in resource planning, effectively planning, organizing, prioritizing, and delegating assignments to project team members and following up on their individual progress
  • Kept management and key stakeholders well informed on a timely basis on project progress, status and/or concerns for each assignment
  • Developed project metrics and facilitated project scorecard development and progress
  • Provided team mentoring and support
  • Facilitated communication and negotiation within the project teams
  • Ensured the team had the resources required to meet its goals

Adventure Center Travel Agency, Sales and Operations Assistant and Independent Quality Control Contractor, October 2005 – June 2007

  • Determined if the project activities comply with organizational policies, processes and procedures
  • Performed audit and process analysis
  • Planned Quality Control tools and techniques

Stowarzyszenie Plenipotentow J.Tadeusza, Non-profit Organization, Assistant Director, April 1999 - November 2004

  • Obtained project plan approval from the customer in order to formalize the project management approach
  • Conducted fundraising
  • Developed and managed project schedule status, resources, deliverables, issues, and timelines throughout the project with input from the application managers, business partners, and project team
  • Coordinated the events with city government, sponsors, potential participants, staff, and volunteers



University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, MBA, May 2012

University of Gdansk, Poland, MA, October 2001

Thomas E Pease

Thomas E Pease

Current City: Carmel, NY

Partner in a Professional Engineering firm for 25 years. Developed site services for the firm, including marketing,and planning. As an environmental engineer, developed innovative analyses of environmental impacts.  Interpreted technical requirements of regulations and permitting.  Testified in numerous federal and state cases relating to contamination issues.  I continue to serve as Quality Control and Quality Assurance engineer for projects.

Served on several boards of non-profits, including as president, secretary, grant writer (successful), and preparer of annual reports.



&lt;p&gt; Bachelors degree in Physics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.&amp;nbsp; Masters and Doctorate (PhD) from NYU School of Engineering and Science.&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Patrick Ingram

Patrick Ingram

Current City: Chandler, AZ

40 years experience in small business from writing the startup plan, to raising capital, to writing business policies for: safety, operations, and hiring and training personnel, to finally selling the company. Businesses included: electrical contracting, solar contracting, and general contracting. Industries served were commercial tenant improvement (strip malls and high rise office towers) and residential remodel (multifamily, condos, and single family).

Specific duties included: manage companies; create and execute marketing plans; bidder design/estimating costs; cost accounting and financial analysis

Retired as a Corps of Engineer officer from the US Army after 20 years active and reserve service.

Currently own and manage residential property management company



<p> MBA from Seattle University - concentration and thesis: Marketing</p> <p> BA from University of Puget Sound - General Business degree with a concentration in accounting</p> <p> AA from Edmonds CC - Construction Project Management degree</p>

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