Restaurants and Hospitality

Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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Education

EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

Herbert H Konowitz

Herbert H Konowitz

Current City: Dover, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Previously ran a family owned business for 48 years in the textile manufacturing business. Catered to hotel and motels and retail department store trade. Being the primary owner I have experience in sales, marketing, accounting,production , and human resources. Presently involved with homeless in Dover, non profit C501(C)3, day to day operations and grants, elected Vice Chair. Elected SCORE State Vice Chair 2006. Elected SCORE State Chairman, 7/20/09. Elected Chairman Concerned Citizens for Justice 2014

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Education

<p> Graduated Babson College, Wellesley, Mass BS in BA 1958 Business Counselor Delaware Technical and Community College</p>

Howard L Fitter

Howard L Fitter

Current City: Houston, TX
Chapter: Houston SCORE

Liquor bottling, janitor/building services,property management, bowling & billiards,business broker,retail store supplies & fixtures, bars,

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Education

BSBA-Washington University

Gene Sinser

Gene Sinser

Current City: Santa Barbara, CA

Institutional Food distribution, Retail sales, Art Gallery, custom picture framing, non profits, business counseling

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Education

MA Business European University

David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Current City: Cherry Hill, NJ

I am a college graduate with a B.S. in Accounting, have owned a Wholesale/retail food service company for 40 years We have branched out into catering and preparation of meals for institutions

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Education

B.S Accounting

George Gremse

George Gremse

George Gremse

Current City: FT LAUDERDALE, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

President/COO, national/international service businesses. Designed business strategy,restructured under performing units and improved operations to increase profitability. P&L Leadership. Designed Enterprise Strategy. Responsible for Acquisition Management, Operations Management, Franchise Management.

Industry experience in dairy cattle management, linen supply & uniform rentals, car rental, staffing services, retail banking, travel & tourism, & courier & time sensitive package delivery.

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Education

MBA Baruch College, City University of New York B.S. Cornell University

Patrick A Terhune

Patrick A Terhune

Current City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Chain Restaurant Operations and Marketing (15 years), Cruise Travel Marketing (9 years), Fast Food and other retail companies consulting and contract projects (10 years), and Business Brokering (7 years.) Worked at or provided contract services to a range of Fortune 100 companies.

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Education

University of Miami - Total Quality Management, New York University - Marketing, Brigham Young University - Management Style & Philosophy

Christopher Nuthall

Christopher Nuthall

Current City: Brevard, NC
Chapter: Western NC SCORE

finance, loan applications, business plans, company legal structures, taxes, 

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Murray Schlussel

Murray Schlussel

Current City: Oakland, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Legal Services expert. Corporate Law expert. Taxation planner. Main Career as Assistant General Counsel, Ford Motor Company. In charge of Taxes and International transactions. Two years private business law practice in NY. Six years at National Office of the Internal Revenue Service, IRS, legislation, regulations and corporate reorganizations. Own hotel and commercial Real Estate. Involved in small business in various fields.  Negotiations, business planning.

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Education

<p> BA (Economics) Queens College, NY JD Boston University School of Law</p>

Julius Spradling

Julius Spradling

Current City: Greensboro, NC

Chemist for 25 years then an Arby's Roast Beef Franchisee for 20 years. Retired in 2006

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Education

MS in Chemistry in 1971 at Marshall University

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