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Mark Lowenstein

Mark Lowenstein

Current City: West Falmouth, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Mark Lowenstein was an Assistant Professor of Business at a small college most recently. Mr.Lowenstein has a wide background in business development, contract negotiation, strategic alliances, marketing and international/domestic sales channel management in the software/high tech industry. He has a number of years of entrepreneurial experience with knowledge of a number of different markets and a strong sense of customer's needs. 

Evaluating and refining business models and reviewing business plans are a specialty. He knows how to help you evaluate your target market and determine the characteristics of your target customers. He will advise you on how to structure product and/or service offerings for a successful business. In addition,he can determine the best means to deliver the product and/or service in a cost effective manner using a variety of methods; both direct and indirect.

He has consulted with inventors evaluating the commercial feasibility of markets and product development for a variety of patents.  He was the COO of a fixed wireless broadband company focused on the Caribbean market. Mark was the VP of Business Development at a software industry non profit. He co-founded two software based startups: one was a supplier of tactical weather systems to the US military and international markets and the other a data acquisition measurement company for manufacturers.

He has worked with several non profit organizations and has been on the board of a regional economic development agency. He is currently a trustee for a local college.

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BABSON COLLEGE, MBA; SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, JD; UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, BA

Judith A Edwards

Judith A Edwards

Chapter: Canton SCORE

Project manager and line manager in both defense and commercial manufacturing for over 30 years. Projects included systems developments for avionics, client server transaction processing applications, and quality process systems. Managed outsourced software developments. Currently, adjunct professor in math & computer science.

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Education

BS Mathematics Education MA Mathematics PhD Computer Science

David Willard Maaske

David Willard Maaske

Current City: Sussex, WI

David W. Maaske is a senior marketing executive with over 30 years of financial services, consulting, marketing communications, global manufacturing and general management experience in small business, regional, national and global organizations, including strategic planning, project management, business processes, internal and external marketing, brand positioning, business development, mergers, acquisitions, E-commerce, marketing research, lead generation, channel planning, business analysis and forecasting, and customer engagement. He is a creative leader with proven strengths in developing marketing processes and functions.

2009 to 2011,  ALIGN fsc, Atlanta, Georgia Align FSC is an independent consulting firm staffed by a team of professionals, each with extensive experience working with major financial institutions, specializing strategic marketing, product management and organizational alignment for mid-sized banks and credit unions in the North and South American markets. Senior Consultant: Responsible for account management, project definition and proposals, strategy development, implementation and follow-up.

2008 BMO Harris (formerly Marshall & Ilsley Corporation), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vice President – Business and Commercial Marketing: Responsible for development, communication, implementation and measurement of successful marketing strategies and tactics to support the profitable growth of the Commercial, Business and Treasure Management Solutions lines of business.

2007 StrateVation LLC, Sussex, Wisconsin, Founder and President of an independent strategic marketing consulting firm focused on marketing research, strategy development and implementation to achieve profitable growth for leading b-to-b organizations: conducted marketing consulting for a leading mid-west agricultural commodity risk management firm and product pricing research for Case IH .

2001 to 2006 Charleston|Orwig Inc., Hartland, Wisconsin A full service marketing firm providing strategic services, marketing communications and public issues management to global organizations including Pfizer, Arm & Hammer, Miller Brewing, PPL Corporation and Smithfield Foods:  Director – Strategic Services responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and brand positioning strategies for existing clients and new business prospects.

1989 to 2000 CNH Industrial (formed November, 1999 with merger of Case Corporation and New Holland, N.V.), Racine, Wisconsin: A global $11 billion designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, construction equipment and financial services. Sr. Director, Worldwide Strategic Services: responsible for developing and implementing strategic planning processes, including business intelligence and marketing research.

• Developed and implemented “Case Strategic Thinking and Planning Process” that was utilized by the global agricultural equipment, construction equipment and financial services business units. The process included scenario planning, economic analysis, industry forecasts, financial analysis and cross-functional teams.

• Directed the marketing research team, including outside consultants, that provided voice-of-the-customer research input for new product development teams, including product concept, prototype evaluations, pricing, brand positioning, customer satisfaction and quality.

• Managed organizational interface with outside consultants, including developing request for proposal (RFP), evaluating and identifying projects

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Education

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Strategic Brand Managment

University of Chicago, Product Pricing

Allis-Chalmers, Advanced Management Program

University of Wisconsin, Madison, MS in Economics

University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS in Agricultural Economics

Harold R Godschalk

Harold R Godschalk

Current City: Macon, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

30 years business planning/ new business development experience mainly in for-profit health care industry (hospital operations). Deep overseas experience including living abroad.

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<p> BA (Economics)- Dartmouth College-1958 MBA (Marketing/Finance)- Amos Tuck School of Business- 1962</p>

James Newman

James Newman

Current City: Phoenix, AZ

Jim Newman joined Greater Phoenix SCORE in 2005.  Since joining SCORE, Jim has mentored more than 750 entrepreneurs and small business owners. He serves on the Chapter’s Executive and Operations committees.  He also mentors clients at a Vermont chapter during the summer months. 

His expertise includes:

  • Business & market planning
  • Manufacturing, operations & supply chain
  • Acquisitions, divestitures & joint ventures
  • Performance improvement & turnarounds
  • Product development & licensing
  • Business Development & Marketing

During his prestigious career, Jim led mid-size, multi-site international manufacturing and construction companies, emphasizing improved performance through restructuring, growing sales, cost reductions, partnerships and innovation.  

He directed sales & marketing for proprietary and commodity products into automotive, architectural, consumer, industrial, international and defense markets. He directed product development of industrial and consumer products and opened and expanded international markets using partnerships, licensing and company owned operations.

Jim implemented planning, continuous improvement, lean thinking, objective setting, quality systems and team development processes. He negotiated acquisitions, divestitures, licenses and formation of Joint Ventures. He expanded, moved, closed and built plants with proprietary processes and equipment.

Jim served as CEO of 3 plastic processing companies, two owned by equity capital firms. He was also CEO of an international construction company owned by a large Japanese company. Other positions included Sr. VP of Operations (COO), VP of Business Development and Director of Manufacturing for a public company making high performance materials and custom designed engineered systems. He was COO of 2 furniture companies and Division General Manager of a public furniture company.

Jim served as Captain in the US Army, commanding armor, infantry and engineer units. He is a decorated Vietnam veteran. 

 

At this time Jim is not available for face to face mentoring in Phoenix, AZ

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Education

MBA, General Management, The Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College

BS, Management Engineering, University of Vermont

Hubert H Buehler

Hubert H Buehler

Current City: Glen Ellyn, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

20 years of executive experience in large international automotive parts manufacturing company in Europe and NorthAmerica. 10 years experience in runing my own automotive remanufacturing company near Chicago/Illinois. Several years in running international consulting team.

Presently: President of a Scholarship Fund Foundation

Speaks English, German, French

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Education

MBA University of Munich/Germany

An advisory board is an informal group. This is not a board of directors. It is a group of mentors. The group has no financial interest in your firm. This is a group of outside advisors who share their knowledge to help you be more competitive, think strategically and offer specific advice in key skill areas.

The benefits of an advisory board include: setting aside time to think strategically, obtain feedback and insights from outside the company, and gather information and expertise from peers who have knowledge in different areas than your own. In general, a three to five person board will likely meet your needs.

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