Educational Services

Norm Brown

Norm Brown

Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Chapter: Las Vegas SCORE

Norm Brown combines a business and legal education with extensive experience in everything from large corporations to tiny start-ups; his last position before joining SCORE was VP Technology Commercialization for a Fortune-500 defense contractor.  A patented inventor and former Angel Investor, Brown focuses on New Products, New Businesses, and Intellectual Property.  He's adept at building winning relationships via Development & Co-Marketing Agreements, Technology Licenses, Strategic Partnerships, and other complex agreements.  He managed an incubator ranked #3 in America by the National Science Foundation in the percentage of new companies created around NSF-funded technologies.  He has served on a number of start-up company boards, and he has supported the launching of over 30 companies based on licensed or transferred technologies.

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Education

George Washington University —

Masters, International Relations

Doctorate, Business Management

Georgetown University —

Juris Doctor

 

Bonnie Copeland

Bonnie Copeland

Current City: Costa Mesa, CA

Business plans, business start-up, finance, financial projections, financing businesses and start ups, cash flow, budgeting, intellectual property, turn-arounds for troubled businesses. Retail, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, the environmental industry and non-profits. I began my business career by starting a retail ski shop, which built to $1 million in sales as the ski industry boomed. When my daughter was born I sold the ski business and became a stay-at-home mom entrepreneur. I sold custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops. Five years later I sold the portrait business and entered the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. After graduating Magna cum Laude I worked as Assistant Controller and Factory Systems Analyst for a large aluminum foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio. Two very cold winters later I moved to Southern California as Project Financial Analyst for Hughes Aircraft.I moved to Disney to manage the financial affairs for several divisions at the park as well as the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad. I left Disney to work as a Special Projects Analyst for Shell Oil, then spent 11-1/2 years at Digital Equipment Corporation. At DEC I worked directly with the Western Vice President of Sales, managing the budgeting, reporting, and awards programs for a 300 person sales force. I also served as executive partner to several aerospace and banking companies, wrote the strategic plan for a new $50 million venture, served as national training manager for the Finance and Accounting organization, and as training liaison between Finance and Accounting and the sales group. In 1992 I took early retirement and became a SCORE volunteer. Currently, I work half-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also work periodically with the Cal State Fullerton School of Business Entrepreneurship program and run three small businesses: consulting for several former employers, art beading and freelance writing

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Education

BA, University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude -- Studio Art Major, Theater and dance minor MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Accounting. 5 time winner, Chapter Cyber Counselor of the Year Award.

Dr. Robert L Dean

Dr. Robert L Dean

Current City: Onalaska, WI

Information Systems Design; Business strategy & planning; Contract Development; University Business Program assessment/accreditation expert; executive leadership.

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Education

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Philip Greene

Philip Greene

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

Expert in Business Start ups, Buying and Selling a Business, related Business Valuation, Business Plans, Business Legal Forms, Obtaining Financing.  Specialize in Restaurants, Retail, Medical Services, Manufacturing and Natural Resources.  1965 to 2003 W.R.Grace & Co. Corporate Vice President of Finance. For last 25 years negotiated worldwide acquisitions and divestment's of various businesses ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion. Coordinated due diligence, both in house and third party, including work of independent accountants, investment bankers and attorneys. Negotiated financial and purchase price sections of relevant agreements and reviewed other documents. Resolved all post closing purchase price adjustments and business issues. Worked closely with investment bankers in achieving corporate value objectives.  Director of Internal Audit for two years.  Prior to 1980 was responsible for both internal and external world wide financial reporting. Corporate business plan and financing initiator. Start up business initiator. 1960 to 1965 PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC. CPA

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Education

Columbia University Graduate School of Business. MS degree in Accounting. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. BS in Marketing

Matthew Molitch

Matthew Molitch

Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Chapter: Las Vegas SCORE

37 years as CEO of trucking, Air & Sea freight forwarding, and warehousing company.

Currently: Treasurer University of Santa Monica

               Facilitator, Insight Seminars

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Education

B.S. NYU

M.A. University of Santa Monica

J.D. George Washington University School of Law

Sher Graham

Sher Graham

Current City: Mobile, AL
Chapter: Gulfcoast SCORE

Chief Energy Officer/Publisher, Synergy Solutions Worldwide/Coastal Woman magazine, LLC, Mobile, AL - Managing director of business influence expertise and consulting agency,assisting clients through knowledge sharing in creating sustainable business models.  We guide clients to increase revenue and influence branding awareness. 

Executive Director,Institute for Sustainability Education & Development, Inc. (ISED) Formerly OneStop Business Institute; Inc., Mobile, Alabama· - Founder of nonprofit organization that provides leadership and organizational development education and training for non-profit agencies (start-up to longevity agencies) and entrepreneurial ventures.Advisor to worldwide community agencies and businesses.

Organizational Behavior Consultant/Trainer, Corporate FireFighting Strategies; Columbus, OH; Atlanta, GA · Managed a private consulting practice, which specialized in solving business challenges incorporating education, crisis communications, technology, organizational behavior, strategic planning, marketing and public relations.

Senior Vice President of Stuff & Strategies, International Sports Promotions, Atlanta, GA · Senior manager of a communications, public relations and sports marketing practice, specializing in joint partnership projects for a diversified client base – high technology, health care (alternative and traditional), manufacturing, small business, not-for-profit organizations, manufacturing, educational institutions, community and sports events, government telecommunications, marketing communications, real estate-related services.

Organizational Development/Educational & Behavioral Consultant, Concepts International; Columbus, OH; Key West, FL; Kent, OH - Managed private consulting practice. International seminar and keynote speaker.

Provided over 3.499 presentations reaching over 79,579 individuals. Specialties - Strategic Planning - Marketing and Public Relations - Crisis Communications - Community Development - Urban Revitalization - Proposal Writing for Grants - Branding and Image Development - Public Speaking - Workshop Facilitation - Writing for Presentations and Sales Proposals - Governmental Relations - Event Production and over 200 more lifestyle, business and personal topics.

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Education

- B. S. Education, Behavioral Sciences, Kent State University, Kent, OH Communications and Organizational Behavior

Advanced Training/Certifications Organizational Development, Business Process Re-engineering, Knowledge Management, Marketing Communications, People Change Management, Public Policy and Public Health, Global Business Partnership Development, Human Resources Administration, Technology/E-Learning, Leadership Development, Governmental Affairs, Project Management, Negotiation & Conflict Resolution, Sports Marketing, Sports Psychology, Public Relations, Governmental Affairs, Strategic Planning, Performance & Productivity (Six Sigma,), Customer Service, Crisis and Issues Management, Community Preparedness Initiatives/Emergency Management/Disaster Planning, Domestic Terrorism, Youth Safety & Violence Prevention, Fund Development, Event Production/Meeting Planning

Everett Johnson

Everett Johnson

Current City: Jacksonville, FL

Business Expertise · Enterprise Information Systems · International finance · Strategic Planning, Policy and Procedures · Human Resources Management · Crisis & Consequence Management and Continuity Planning

Career Background · US Department of Defense civil service: Senior Strategic Analyst – Developed continuity plans and policy for homeland defense · US Army, Active Duty military and civil service: Army Europe, G-3 Operations, Plans & Training – Managed Theater Army component command analysis branch; U S Army Corps of Engineers – Managed National Emergency Management Programs Branch; numerous and varied other unit command and staff positions of responsibility.

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Education

University of Nebraska, BGS, Business Management (Macroeconomics)· US Army War College, Masters of Strategic Studies · US Army Management Staff College · USC, Systems Management masters studies · Florida Notary Public

Tamme Tannehill

Tamme Tannehill

Current City: Louisville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Expert in START UP Franchising. Award-winning Entrepreneur with a proven record of driving aggressive business growth and assertively managing personnel and projects to achieve groundbreaking success. Innovative, creative leader who inspires teams to work to their greatest potential. Skilled in cultivating strong business partnerships and establishing brand awareness and recognition.

I have been in the franchise industry for over 16 years as an owner and operator, operating as an multi-unit Franchise Owner for 11 years in 2 franchise systems, with locations in two large metropolitan cities. My specialty is in the areas of operations and profitability.

7 years as a Franchise Coach, specializing in the process of; due diligence/investigating a franchise, understanding and negotiating the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, Validation Process of franchise systems and their current franchisees to ensure client success and profitability, helping clients secure funding and favorable lease negotiations.

I have appeared in several local and national publications such as USA Today, Business First, Franchise Update, and The Courier Journal for the innovative way I ran my franchises.

In addition to my business ownership and Franchise Broker experience, I have an 18 year span in the banking industry that includes work with the Federal Reserve and the SBA. I hold a Bachelor degree in Business and a Kentucky Real Estate license.

I am a past Program Chair appointee to the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where I focused on educating women business owners on best business practices. Franchising, Real Estate Banking, Business Ownersh.

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Education

BA Business Administration

Real Estate License

34+ years as an Entrepreneur

Brenne Marshelle Shepperson

Brenne Marshelle Shepperson

Current City: Bear, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Currently an adult educator for Christina School District Adult Education Programs with 20+ years of experience in business, management, leadership, sales and marketing, training, and community relations.

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Education

MBA with a concentration in Marketing. Also, pursuing a doctorate in business administration (DBA) with emphasis in management.

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