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Norman Brown

Norman Brown

Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Chapter: Dallas 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

 

Michael Thompson

Michael Thompson

Current City: Marblehead, MA

Expert in food sales and marketing, specializing in international market development. Built consumer product franchises in over 25 countries and participated in the planning, construction and profitable operation of both new plants and acquisitions.  Here's my full profile:

http://www.linkedin.com/in/michaelthompson44

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Education

Master of Business Administration (Honors in Marketing)

Bonnie Copeland

Bonnie Copeland

Current City: Costa Mesa, CA

Business plans, start-ups, finance, financing, financial projections, cash flow, budgeting, intellectual property, troubled business turn-arounds, retail, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, insurance, environmental industry and non-profits. I began my business career by starting a retail ski shop. I built it 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, selling custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops (that's yesterday's equivalent of an internet business). I sold the portrait business after five years and entered the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. I graduated Magna cum Laude and I worked as Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for a large industrial foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio. Two very cold winters later I moved to Southern California to be Project Financial Analyst and Internal Auditor at 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 Consultant 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 part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also consult 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. Over 20 years as a SCORE mentor.

Dr. Anita F Khayat

Anita Khayat, SCORE Volunteer

Dr. Anita F Khayat

Current City: Beachwood, OH
Chapter: Cleveland SCORE

15 years experience as chief administrative officer for an organization of 300+  hospitals and medical centers collaborating on pediatric cancer research. 7 years as VP of Professional Services and Medical Affairs for 450-bed teaching hospital. 4 years as Director of Laboratory Medicine. Start-up of small business: developed general administration, financial services and operations.

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Education

Executive MBA with emphasis in healthcare administration

PhD in Regulatory Biology MS in Molecular Biology BS in Chemistry

Richard James Fisher

Richard James Fisher

Current City: Williamsburg, VA

Customer Service, Operations, Program/Vendor Management and Supply Chain Management experience. Effective in building a positive and productive work environment for a geographically dispersed team. Key areas of expertise and knowledge include: Managing for Profit; Process Redesign; Program Design, Development and Implementation; Forecasting and Financial Analysis, and Outsourcing.

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; BS Mechanical Engineering&amp;nbsp; Clarkson University&amp;nbsp; Potsdam, New York&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; MBA Finance&amp;nbsp; State University of NY at Buffalo&amp;nbsp; Buffalo, New York&lt;/p&gt;</p>Major (Ret) USAR Corp of Engineers

Colin Freund

Colin Freund

Current City: Lancaster, PA
Chapter: Lancaster SCORE

CPA, working in large and small firms, as well as controllerships in smaller manufacturing companies.

Owner of franchised retail business.

Currently conducting part time accounting/tax practice.

 

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Education

<p> BS Lehigh University</p> <p> &nbsp;</p>

Aurico Reports, Inc. Grows With Assistance of SCORE Mentor

Navy veteran Joel Goldberg founded Aurico Reports in 1991, running it out of an extra bedroom in his home.  Over twenty years later, the company occupies a 3 story office building in Arlington Heights, Illinois and provides a comprehensive array of in-depth background screening, drug testing, assessment tools and related resources that help companies find and retain the "A" players - the best people for the job opening they seek to fill.  Aurico is recognized as an industry leader due to their exceptional commitment to accuracy, consistent quality, fast turnaround, and solutions-based approach.  By partnering with an organization’s Human Resources department, they increase that organization’s efficiency, lower their recruitment costs and improve their organizational performance.

Learn more at www.aurico.com

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Owner/Founder
Joel Goldberg
My Location
Arlington Heights IL
United States
Year Company Formed
1991
My Successes

SCORE MentorsAurico is committed to support its employees and their community.  In 2011, they added 12 new full-time positions to their staff and now support 63 employees in their hometown.  They’ve made a significant investment in employee cultivation, often promoting from within their own ranks and offering continuous employee training and development.  In 2011, Aurico was nominated for the "Business of the Year" Award in the Arlington Heights Chamber of Commerce and was also cited as an INC 5000 Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in the US. The company works closely with the town government and Chamber of Commerce to support events in the Arlington Heights community.  Every member of the management team is involved with volunteer activities throughout the community by serving on boards, supporting PADS for HOPE homeless shelters, volunteer coaching and supporting the local YMCA, community libraries and United Way. Aurico reports was also recognized by SCORE as the 2012 Outstanding Veteran-Owned Small Business.

How SCORE Helped

Beginning in 2009, SCORE mentors Leo Dietlin, Don Crossett, Jerry Hicks and Jay Rowell began carefully evaluating Aurico’s operations, corporate structure and strategic plan, looking for new opportunities for growth and planning the company’s long-term course of action, including incorporating the talents and experience of the founder’s son, Ben Goldberg.  The SCORE team recommended a strategy and goals that the Aurico team now uses to benchmark its accomplishments and develop annual planning and directions.  The results were obvious – they now serve 2,500 clients nationwide and boast a 97% client retention rate since 1991.  They continue to regularly meet with their team of SCORE mentors to assist in managing their resulting growth.

Thomas H Warneka

Thomas H Warneka

Current City: Toledo, OH

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Norman James Hamner III

Norman James Hamner III

Current City: Gainesville, FL

I am an energetic, detail oriented person and have managed all aspects of the office. I set high personal goals, I am a hard worker, I have a desire to learn, and the ability to work with people from all walks of life.

I have 6 years of administrative and communications experience , owner of several small businesses, more than 11 years in business related fields, and I am continuing to refine my skills through education and experience.

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Education

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<strong>Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (3.94 GPA)</strong>&nbsp;University of Florida, May 2015</p>
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<strong>Associates<strong> in Applied Science </strong>in Business Administration (4.0 GPA) </strong>Santa Fe College, May 2012</p>

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