Business Operations

Don Schafer

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Waretown, NJ

Languages:English

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Shan Shanbhag, Ph.D.

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Maitland, FL

Chapter: SCORE Orlando

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

 

  • Product and Business Development Advisor and Consultant, Shanbhag Enterprises, 1991-Current
  • Chief Technology Officer, Horizons International Foods, 1988-1991
  • Technical and Development Director, General Foods Corporation,  1970-1988
  • Project Leader, Hindustan Lever Ltd., India, 1963-1966
  • Food Technologist, D & P Products, India, 1962-1963

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Industry Experience

Education

 

  • Ph.D., University of Illinois                  Food Science and Technology
  • M.S.,, University of Illinois                   Food Science and Technology
  • B.S., Bombay University, India           Technology
  • B.S., Karnataka University, India        Chemistry and Physics

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Michael Cunningham

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Rancho Cordova, CA

Chapter: Sacramento SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Owned and operated a retail business which provided woodworking tools, supplies, exotic lumber, classes, and advice. The business employed 11 full- and part-time employees and grossed over $1.7M annually. Hands-on management of sales, marketing, inventory control operations. Applied a number of data-base technology solutions for more efficient operation of the business.

Held hardware and software engineering positions extending through senior level management. Specific technology areas included CAD hardware, RISC workstations, disk and tape controller and driver software, hardware quality assurance/control, software quality assurance. The latter specializing in process control, methods, and metrics.

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Baccalaureate of Electrical Engineering
 

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Charles Savino

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Wimberley, TX

Chapter: SCORE Austin

Languages:English

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Charlie Savino

729 Hill Country Trail, Wimberley, TX  78676− (512) 738-5426 – charliesavino@gmail.com

Experience

Executive Vice President

CDS Market Research, Houston, TX

June 2006 –December 2012

Directed all activities of professional staff engaged in community development and real estate research

Completed research projects as project manager

Managed budgets and provided quality assurance on all research reports

 

Executive Vice President

Greater Houston Partnership, Houston, TX

June 1986 – April 2006

Responsible for directing the organization's common functions (Research, Communications, Finance and Administration) as well as acting on behalf of the President in his absence.

 Assisted in the growth of the organization from $6.8 million in annual revenue to $8.5 million by developing effective membership policies and non-dues sources of revenue

 Managed the budgeting and spending of the organization achieving operating surpluses in 18 of 20 years

 

Supported a Board of 136 Houston CEOs in developing overall planning, timely agendas, and committee assignments which helped ensure achievement of the organization’s function and mission.  Deeply involved in the annual plan and budget, the nomination process, overseeing the annual audit and investments, and other special projects as identified by the Board

 

Executive Vice President

Texas Management Company, Houston, TX

October 1984 – May 1986

 Responsible for the management and coordination of engineering, planning and architectural consultants; coordination with all government agencies; communication with resident-controlled municipal utility districts; and development of marketing plans and materials for this major real estate management and development firm.

 Directed the successful development of the 2,600-acre master-planned community of Williamsburg; a 330-acre mixed-use development.

                

 

President/CEO

West Houston Association, Houston, TX

January 1981 – October 1984

Responsible for the administrative operations and technical/policy direction of the Association's community activities which included projects in transportation, environmental, land planning, and urban services with local and state agencies

 Expanded the association from 65 to 100 members with budget growth of 33%.

 Completed a master plan for the area including transportation facilities, park space and other public infrastructure requirements

 

Director of Research

Rice Center, Houston, TX

June 1977 – January 1981

Responsible for the direction of a multi-disciplinary staff of professionals engaged in economic, social, demographic, corporate relocation and environmental analysis.

 Served as project director for 23 successful research projects for clients, which included government agencies, chambers of commerce and public companies such as Conoco and Exxon

Education

Master of Science, Civil Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974

Master of City Planning, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1974

Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, Lamar University. 1969

Other

Currently:  Member of the Planning and Zoning Commission, Wimberley, TX

Formerly:  Adjunct Faculty, University of Houston,  Bauer College of Business.

Formerly:  Adjunct Faculty, Rice University, School of Architecture

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Bachelor of Science - Mechanical Engineering - Lamar University 1969</li>
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Master of Science - Civil Engineering - Georgia Tech 1973</li>
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Master of City Planning - Georgia Tech 1973</li>
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Dave Horn

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Port Charlotte, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

Data processing, business operations, business finance and accounting

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