Business Operations

Alverta Lopez

Alverta Lopez

Current City: Accokeek, MD

Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC.  Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management).  The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth.  Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space. 

Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years.  Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team.  She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company.  I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as  hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other  Government Officials. 

Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles.  She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections .   Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies:  MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.

 

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Education

<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982.&nbsp; Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>

William E. (Bill) Schmidt

William E. (Bill) Schmidt

Current City: Richmond, TX
Chapter: SCORE Houston

Small Business Owner, Financial Investment Consultant

A 50% owner with a partner who in 1991, created a company that grossed over $700K in revenue our first year to our best year in 2008 with revenue in excess of $27 million in the sale and installation of flooring products with commercial and  production builders in the Houston, Dallas, Austin and San Antonio markets.   In 1994, our company made the Houston 100 – Houston’s Fastest Growing Companies. 

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Education

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New Mexico State University&lt;/p&gt;

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BBA, Double Major: Finance &amp;amp; Real Estate&lt;/p&gt;

Daniel Ferdinand

Expert HR Professional Specializing in Non-Profit Organizations

Daniel Ferdinand

Current City: Wilmette, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

30 + years as a senior manager and private consultant working with and for non-profit organizations.

Areas of expertise include: Organizational Development | Labor & Employment Relations | Employment Law | Quality Improvement | Management of Human Resource | Troubleshooting

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Education

<p> B.S. Business Administration + extensive learning through practical experience and study.</p>

Donald O. Benjamin

Donald O. Benjamin

Current City: Port Charlotte, FL

New York State Restaurant Association, Sales Rep and Director of Membership             1999-2012

Royal Savage Inn Restaurant, Plattsburgh, NY, owner                                                       1970-1999

Windows on the Bay Restaurant and Motel, owner                                                             1985-1994

Clinton Community College, Plattsburgh, NY, Operated Food Service Concession            1988-1994

The Barnstead Restaurant, Keeseville, NY, owner                                                               1980-1987

Rippling River Motel,Keeseville, NY owner                                                                           1978-1987

Howard Johnson Restaurants, Parent Company, District Manger, Los Angeles Office        1965-1970         

Chicago Office  1960-1965, and   Manger Utica, NY 1959-1960

Community Involvement

Paul Smith's College, Board of Trustees -n Board Member, Chairman of the Board, Board Member Emeritus                                                                                                                           1975-present

Clinton County Tourism Bureau - Chair                                                                          1978-1998

Upstate New York "I Love New York" Advertising Committee - Chair                             1973-1990

Fleet Bank Advisory Board, Plattsburgh, NY                                                                     1980-1987

Champlain Valley Physician's Hospital -Board Member                                                    1979-1986

Plattsburgh and Clinton County Chamber of Commerce - Member and President           1979-1984

                                                                                                                                                          

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Education

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Paul Smiths&amp;amp;#39; College, A.A.S., Hotel and Restaurant Management, Class of 1956&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

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Denver University, B.S., Business Administration, Hotel and Restaurant Management Major, Class of 1959&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

Rodney Rangen

Rodney Rangen

Current City: Brainerd, MN

30 years in banking. Working in lending and management.

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Education

Graduate school of Banking at Madison WI

 

National Commercial Lending School at Norman Oklahoma

John Miller

John Miller

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

VP of Refining, Refining Facilities Manager, Corporate Refining, Commercial and Operations Planning Manager, and Business Development/Acquisition Manager; for Independent and Major Corporations.  Broad experience in developing and purchasing new businesses, expanding and improving existing businesses-performances, and contracting-delivering many different business and consumer goods & services into local and national markets.

During my career I developed the skills and reputation for analyzing, troubleshooting and improving different businesses’ performances, including reliably delivering quality goods & services to markets-customers, and increasing short- and longer term business financial performance.

Expert in business development and operations improvement, purchasing and selling businesses, manufacturing and products/services development, supply chains and projects management, and developing many technologies.  Available for face-to-face Counseling on Mondays 10 AM-2 PM at the Greater Phoenix SCORE office at E. Thomas Rd. and N. Central Ave. (September-May) and by Email year-round.

Professional Experience and Resume:

  • - During College years I owned and operated an independent auto repair shop.

  • - 25 years experience in the oil, gas and power businesses.  Started as an Engineer with responsibilities to monitor, analyze, troubleshoot, improve and optimize Refining and Chemical Plant processing units.  Over the years I held and advanced through numerous positions including Projects Design, Development & Management, Engineering Manager, and Plant Manager of multiple Refiners.

  • - 10 years experience at the Corporate Management level.  Responsibilities included VP of Refining, Refining & Commercial Operations Planning, Optimization and Strategy Development Manager, Business Development Manager including Corporation acquisitions-mergers and major asset evaluations-acquisitions, and Supply Chain Management.

  • - After retiring from Corporate life, became an Energy Consultant and Researcher.  Most recently joined the SCORE team to counsel and mentor entrepreneurs, new business startups, and help improve-grow existing small businesses.

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Education

B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from UC Davis, CA, and a MBA from Saint Marys/UC Berkley, CA; Certified Professional Engineer in CA

Robert N Lepre

Robert N Lepre

Current City: Greenwich, CT

Business Management and Strategic Marketing Consulting.Key positions included 

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Emmanuel Okwor

CEO at Grelite Corp

Emmanuel Okwor

Current City: Plantation, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Grelite Corp., Plantation, Florida

Co- Founder/ ICEO (Jan 2011 – Present) 

Link Construction Group, Miami, Florida

Assistant Project Manager (April 2014 – August 2014)

Skanska USA Building /Foster, Miami Garden, Florida

Field/ Project Engineer (May 2013 – May 2014)

Fedtronix, LLC, Fedtronix.com

COO/ Business Manager (January 2010 – April 2012)

ONEL Associates, LLC, General Contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Project Manager (January 2009 – September 2012)

ONEL Associates, LLC, General Contractor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Intern/ Field engineer (May 2006 – January 2009)

Broward Meat and Fish, Lauderdale Lakes, Florida

Employee (January 2007 – January 2009)

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Education

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<strong>Florida International University, Miami, FL</strong></p>

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<span>Bachelor of Science in Construction Management (Magna cum Laude) &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></li>
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Business administration (Minor), Honors College ARCH program</li>
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<strong>Broward College, Davie, FL&nbsp;</strong></p>

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Associates of Arts degree in Civil Engineering (Honors)</li>
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Charles Howze

Charles Howze

Charles Howze

Current City: Coral Springs, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Over 30 years of executive retail experience. Accomplished executive with extensive experience in operations, P&L management, corporate leadership and large sales volume.  A results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in start-ups, turnaround and growth organizations.  track record of increasing sales, market penetration and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost.  Excel in dynamic demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.  Managed multi-unit organizations for several retail formats including  big box merchandise, specialty apparel and closeout.  Worked in several regions of the US including the Southeast and the West Coast.  Recently served as COO of a small closeout retail chain located in Canada. 

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Education

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Bachelor Degree__Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama</p>

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Professional Development__University of Miami Entrepreneurial Program, Blanchard Situational Leadership,</p>

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Gallup University Great Leader Program</p>

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Edward Collins

Edward Collins

Current City: Wilmington, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Foreman - Leeds & Northrup (instrumentation)

General Manager - LG Nestor, Inc.(scientific glassblowing)

Ass't to Technology Group VP - Singer Co.

GM - Ballantine Labs (test instrumentation)

GM - Cavitron Ultrasonics, Inc.(ultrasonic dental and medical equipment)

Group VP - Cavitron Corp (ultrasonic instrumentation, medical devices).

VP - IPCO Corp

President - Hospital Supply Division, IPCO Corp.

Group VP - IPCO Corp (dental prosthetics, blood and plasma collection, medical instrumentation)

GM - Silhouette Optical US (eyeware frame distribution)

GM Granada Hospital Group (hospital TV services)

President Sonokinetics, Inc. (ultrasonic orthopedic surgical instrumentation)

Novartis Corp Federal Government Contracting Manager

Government Consulting Services (pharma consulting, contracting with the Federal Government)

 

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Education

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BS Physics - Fordham University</p>

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MBA - Wharton School of Finance</p>

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