Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Jerold Freier

Jerold Freier

Current City: Montclair, NJ

Started four restaurants. Originated and managed all types of bank and finance company lending including small business, asset based, commercial real estate, and home mortgages. Merger acquisition and corporate planning consultant to 30+ companies. Frequent lecturer and instructor on accounting, banking and business finance topics. Also expert on flood insurance,and consumer protection regulations

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Education

Univ of Virginia BA Highest Honors in Economics Harvard Univ MCP Master of City Planning Harvard Univ EdM Master in Education

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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Education

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BA &nbsp;Social Sciences</p>

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MBA &nbsp;Business Generalist</p>

Gerald W Scholand

Gerald W Scholand

Current City: Homer, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

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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Education

<p> Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1963</p> <p> Master of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1970</p>

Heather Johnson Schmitz

Heather Johnson Schmitz

Current City: Eau Claire, WI

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Chanda Browning

Chanda Browning

Current City: Conyers, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

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Zack Cockfield

Zack Cockfield

Current City: Suwanee, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

I have 15 years experience in the Financial Services Industry working with families and businesses in an advisory capacity. I have experience with investment management and advisory, financial planning, risk management, lending, management consulting, and enjoy working with individuals and management teams to help them reach their growth and profitability goals. Currently I own my own business and work with individuals and small businesses in a consulting capacity but when volunteering as a mentor with SCORE we do not charge for business advisory services.

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Education

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Kenneth Velten

Kenneth Velten

Current City: Ballwin, MO
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Retired from Boeing in 1999 after 34 years in Finance, Planning, Strategic Planning and Program Management.

Not for Profit activities include Habitat for Humanity (Project Manager and Treasurer), Long Beach City College Foundation (President and Treasurer)

Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College

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Education

BSEE Univ. of Cincinnati 1965 MSEE ST. Louis University 1969

George J Obst

Starting, managing, buying and selling small businesses

George J Obst

Current City: Fountain Hills, AZ

 

                  Expert at starting , buying, selling and profitably growing small businesses, with a focus on dental laboratories. George developed and executed  sales and  marketing strategies, strategic plans, financing options, budgets and maximized employee performance..  

Also, he advised  family businesses, including succession planning, dispute resolution, and mentored  owners.

In addition George developed and  taught a supervision studies program for technical specialists in various fields who needed to learn how to maximize employee and team performance.

George served on the board of directors of two non profit dental foundations.  He developed and conducted organization and operations analysis,  helped better define the vision and mission of the organizations, and developed and executed strategic plans.

In his business career George was expert at recruiting and hiring specialists and managers,  team building and human resource  management to maximize performance.  

George has in-depth experience in evaluating small businesses and  locking into the key metrics and improvement needs for successful operations,

George grew a small business operation in Mexico specializing in the manufacture of oral dental appliances  from just a few employees at the start-up phase to more than 100 employees. Also, he developed a program to import manufactured oral appliances from China.

George held positions as small business owner (employment agency), assistant vice president of bank operations (large money center bank), human resource manager, regional manager, operations vice president,  president, chief executive officer, and owner  of a dental laboratory manufacturing and service business with 30 manufacturing and sales sites throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico.

 

 

 

         

 

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Education

<p> BA degree with Psychology major from Alfred University. &nbsp;MS degree in business administration from Long Island University.</p>

Ask SCORE

            I’m a retired sales and marketing guy who’s recently purchased a local convenience store. What are some of the key numbers I should be monitoring to successfully manage the business’ finances?

About the Author

            This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

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