Counselors to America's Small Business
For the past 15 years my experience has been working with 3 different financial institutions in the problem loan workout department which focuses on borrowers that are experiencing some type of situation that is causing cash flow issues for the business which in turn puts the loan in a higher risk profile. In this role I analyzed business strategy, cash flow statements, business plans, and collateral positions of the borrower. From this experience I am able to work with borrowers to ensure that their business plans are comprehensive and to assist them in assessing where they may have a gap in operations or administration within their business. In addition, I have knowledge and experience with all types of lending partners for business owners from investors, to traditional lenders, to alternative lenders and factoring companies. I can assist business owners in putting together a strategy to ensure that they are able to secure the working capital needed to facilitate operation of their business and/or growth and expansion.
For 10 years prior to commercial lending, I was involved with consumer credit functions.
I am now a front end commercial lender with a community based bank.
BS in Education from the University of Akron
Numerous management training courses over the years
25+ years in Sales and Strategic Management, primarily in Technology related companies. Successfully launched, grew and ultimately sold a business focused on in home care. Currently serving in various volunteer roles for non-profit organizations.
Humboldt State University- BA in psychology and Minor in Business Admin
I am a degreed Electronics Engineer, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, who has received two patents and worked for large and small companies mainly in the area of communications, networks and systems. I have managed large technical groups scattered across the US as well as start-ups. I have gained a proficiency in creating large budgets, spreadsheets, formal presentations and cost justifications. My technical areas of expertise has been cellular systems, paging, Hyperthermia (treatment of cancer using RF), secure voice, secure networks, cryptology, SDN (software defined networks) and network controls systems and topology.
I have a BSEE from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
45+ year career that includes design, development and implementation for Aerospace and Military (member of Mars Viking Lander design and development team and Space Shuttle proposal team), Marketing Manager / VP Sales in Computer, CAE/CAD/CAM related industries and managed manufacturing operations and sales providing Industrial Workstations including design, fabrication, sales, etc.
MBA Finance / Marketing - UCLA MS Mechanical Engineering - Colorado State University BS Aerospace Engineering - Penn State University
I have coached and done business consulting since 1987 with dentists all over the US, UK & Canada in all stages of their business growth -- start-up, mid career & selling their businesses. My husband & I have owned and operated a small business ourselves since 1986. My Masters degree in adult learning and a certification as an Executive Coach have enhanced my 35 years as a manager in the industries of health care, education, insurance and finance.
<p> Master of Arts, Adult/Community Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1979</p> <p> Bachelor of Science, English, Indiana University of Pennsylvania 1971</p>
I worked for 40 years for the Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA), the federal agency that administers Defense Department contracts after they are awarded. DCMA deals with contractors of all sizes, including small businesses. My first assignments were in the quality assurance discipline, but later assignments required a knowledge of contract administration and contract payment. I have helped small businesses resolve quality assurance and contract payment issues. While working for DCMA, I served as a supervisor, a mid-level manager, and a member of DCMA Headquarters policy staff. In my supervisory and management assignments, I gained experience with strategic planning, budgeting, staffing, and other management responsibilities.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Fairmont State University, Fairmont, WV. I was also accepted into the MBA program at the University of Toledo and had taken some evening MBA courses while working full-time. However, I did not complete the program.
CPA and attorney with over 23 years of extensive advisory and management experience within three Big 4 professional services firms and two Fortune 500 health/managed care and life insurance corporations . Well-rounded leadership experience in M&A, start-up advisory, provider development, internal controls, accounting and financial analysis.
• The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, - (MBA), • Law School, Obafemi Awolowo University, Nigeria • CPA (Virginia), • Certified Internal Auditor • Attorney (State of New York) • Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE)
I have over 50 years of retail experience. From working for my father when I was in middle and high schools to being the Chief Operating Officer of three major retailers, I have developed a wide range of skills that span other industries. I love to help business managers solve problems and to build teams making operations more efficient and more profitable. My areas of responsibility have included Finance, IT and E-business support, Logistics, Human Resources, Loss Prevention, Store Operations, Real Estate & Leasing, Store Planning and Construction. I am an avid golfer and not so avid of a fly fisherman and photographer.
I am an entrepreneur with a winning attitude, effective leadership skills and a strong work ethic. I learn quickly and contribute immediately. I have a solid understanding of how to work within the Greater Omaha Business Community, and I have a lifetime of experience developing professional relationships. I understand the value of a customer/member and the importance of retention. I am a difference maker and I offer a competitive advantage. I look for new/creative ways to help the company I work for remain relevant for our customers/members and our community.