Counselors to America's Small Business
Expert in new product development, intellectual property protection, business start-up, marketing and financing strategy including JOBS Act crowd funding, design of marketing and engineering experiments for enhanced feedback, business operations, developing business models that "Shark Tank" would find compelling.
45 year career in both small business and large multi-national public companies.
Currently CEO/CTO of a new product development company in Florida specializing in machine to machine communications solutions.
Previously a VP of Operations / Manufacturing / Engineering for Regenerative Technologies Corporation.
Prior to that Senior Director of Research and Development for a Tyco International (TYC) strategic business unit focusing on retail item security and life safety device communications technology.
I have been professionally engaged in the information technology (IT) industry since 1971.
Small business experience includes organization development and management consultation, document duplication systems, computer software (Value Added Reseller), motels and property management. Large business experience has included senior management roles in research and development, electronics manufacturing, medical device regulatory affairs and quality systems, product support, mergers and acquisitions, offshore capabilities development, intellectual property management, product development process. software product life cycle management, product management.
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<p> &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; 1970 BA Philosophy / Lingusitics 1971-1973 Research Director - Rural Crime and Justice Institute - Center for the Study of Local Government&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</p>
A1,Business Mentor, Start up, Organize, Grow, Marketing,Sales, Accounting, Finance, Facebook, Linkedin.Owned and Operated several business ventures, a Petroleum Distributorship, which included Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contracting, Residential and Commercial for over 35 years. Formerly Licensed Master Plumber and Master Electrician.Licensed, New Hampshire Broker Real Estate, Insurance Property,Casualty/Life Accident, Health, Securities. Internal Revenue Service (Retired), Real Estate Developer,Investor, Chairman Planning,Land Use Board 8 years. SCORE Business In person, and Email Mentor. Clearwater, Florida. SCORE Business Workshop Presenter: How to really start your own business. How to Grow Your Business, How to Make Your Business Thrive, Not Just Survive, Estimating and Bidding. Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Business Plan, Employee vs Independent Contractor.www.score.org/mentors/cliff-sullivan
Central Catholic High School, U.S. Navy Electricians Mate School. U.S. Navy First Naval District Instructor School. Northern Essex Community College, AA Business Studies, New Hampshire College,1972, Southern New Hampshire University BS Business 2012.
20 years in Commercial Banking with emphasis in Mortgage Banking. 10 years experience in real estate sales and residential construction. 8 years a small business owner.
<p> BA in Business Administration from Central Washington University</p></p>
Experienced in Business Plans, business operations, strategic planning, sales training, marketing strategies, startup planning. Managed sales, operations, purchasing, bookkeeping, marketing, hiring and HR policies, credit and collections, accounts payable, Profit Sharing Retirement Plan - of small regional food processing and distribution business in SE Wisconsin, both wholesale & retail parts. Under USAID performed consulting assignments to medium-sized regional businesses in Russia, Ukraine[x 3], Croatia which were emerging from the Soviet style command economy -1998-2003.
BS - Economics MA - English Literature
David W. Maaske is a senior marketing executive with over 30 years of financial services, consulting, marketing communications, global manufacturing and general management experience in small business, regional, national and global organizations, including strategic planning, project management, business processes, internal and external marketing, brand positioning, business development, mergers, acquisitions, E-commerce, marketing research, lead generation, channel planning, business analysis and forecasting, and customer engagement. He is a creative leader with proven strengths in developing marketing processes and functions.
2009 to 2011, ALIGN fsc, Atlanta, Georgia Align FSC is an independent consulting firm staffed by a team of professionals, each with extensive experience working with major financial institutions, specializing strategic marketing, product management and organizational alignment for mid-sized banks and credit unions in the North and South American markets. Senior Consultant: Responsible for account management, project definition and proposals, strategy development, implementation and follow-up.
2008 BMO Harris (formerly Marshall & Ilsley Corporation), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vice President – Business and Commercial Marketing: Responsible for development, communication, implementation and measurement of successful marketing strategies and tactics to support the profitable growth of the Commercial, Business and Treasure Management Solutions lines of business.
2007 StrateVation LLC, Sussex, Wisconsin, Founder and President of an independent strategic marketing consulting firm focused on marketing research, strategy development and implementation to achieve profitable growth for leading b-to-b organizations: conducted marketing consulting for a leading mid-west agricultural commodity risk management firm and product pricing research for Case IH .
2001 to 2006 Charleston|Orwig Inc., Hartland, Wisconsin A full service marketing firm providing strategic services, marketing communications and public issues management to global organizations including Pfizer, Arm & Hammer, Miller Brewing, PPL Corporation and Smithfield Foods: Director – Strategic Services responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and brand positioning strategies for existing clients and new business prospects.
1989 to 2000 CNH Industrial (formed November, 1999 with merger of Case Corporation and New Holland, N.V.), Racine, Wisconsin: A global $11 billion designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, construction equipment and financial services. Sr. Director, Worldwide Strategic Services: responsible for developing and implementing strategic planning processes, including business intelligence and marketing research.
• Developed and implemented “Case Strategic Thinking and Planning Process” that was utilized by the global agricultural equipment, construction equipment and financial services business units. The process included scenario planning, economic analysis, industry forecasts, financial analysis and cross-functional teams.
• Directed the marketing research team, including outside consultants, that provided voice-of-the-customer research input for new product development teams, including product concept, prototype evaluations, pricing, brand positioning, customer satisfaction and quality.
• Managed organizational interface with outside consultants, including developing request for proposal (RFP), evaluating and identifying projects
Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Strategic Brand Managment
University of Chicago, Product Pricing
Allis-Chalmers, Advanced Management Program
University of Wisconsin, Madison, MS in Economics
University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS in Agricultural Economics
I can help improve business performance through: business & market planning, achieving sales growth, focusing on innovation, product development, licensing and partnerships and achieving efficient operations.
During my career, I led private & public mid-size, multi-site international manufacturing and construction companies. I gained broad general management experience as a senior officer in a variety of companies serving a variety of industries & markets.
in marketing & sales I directed activities for proprietary and commodity products serving automotive, architectural, consumer, industrial, international and defense markets; directed product development of industrial and consumer products and opened and expanded international markets using partnerships, licensing and company owned operations.
In operations I implemented planning, continuous improvement, objective setting, quality & management systems and team development processes. I also negotiated acquisitions, divestitures and formation of Joint Ventures and expanded, moved, closed and built plants with proprietary processes and equipment.
Military service: Served as Captain in the US Army, commanding armor, infantry and engineer units. A decorated Vietnam veteran.
MBA, General Management, The Amos Tuck School, Dartmouth College
BS Management Engineering, University of Vermont
Knowledgeable in Business Operations. Specialized in International Business Operations. Highly Knowledgeable in Computer Systems.I am a well-rounded manager with extensive knowledge and experience in operations management which includes process Improvement (Six-Sigma – Green Belt), paralegal (purchase and service related contracts coupled with other related legal documentation, Project Management, strategic finance experience that collimated in seven years of experience as a member of the Board of Directors of 150+ million non-profit and IT technology including long-range telemetry and particle physics as well as training, coaching and/or mentoring experience. Professional Qualifications: Both business and technically competent that proved extremely useful as an important member of legal teams that worked on multiple multi-million dollar contracts. Extensive experience coordinating and obtaining equipment global safety certification (CE, CSA, etc.) for the world’s first manufactured MIX systems that were shipped world-wide. Able to analyze a business and offer recommendations for improvement in effectiveness and efficiency, Extensive knowledge and experience in the technical arena that includes IT, satellite remote tracking station equipment and High Energy Physics (HEP) hybrid networks. Effective written and oral communication skills which interfaces well with all levels of management, More than seven years on the Board of Directors of a financial non-profit organization where I played a significant role in in the strategic direction of the organization. Academic credentials: MBA; International Business, BBA, Business Management Computer Literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, with more than three dozen technical certifications in satellite remote tracking station and high Energy Physics (HEP) pieces of equipment.
BBA: Major: Business Management
MBA: Major: International Business
Training: Six-Sigma Project Management
Worked for Norwest Bank, Minnesota (now called Wells Fargo) for 35 years lending money to or managing divisions that loaned money to Small and Medium sized businesses, mostly privately held in a variety of industries.
<p> Degree in Business Administration from Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, MN. Also attended a number of Banking Schools and Commercial Lending Schools.</p>
Certified Public Accountant with over 40 years of experience. I spent 10 years in private practice as a controller, CFO and VP Finance and managed my own practice in public accounting for the remainder of my career. In addition the the experience listed above, I am also knowledgeable in business valuations, litigation support and various aspects of taxation.
BBA Pace College, 1965. MBA Long Island University, 1969.</p>
Diana has more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing, product development, quality and test, and research. She has worked in the automotive industry, with a team of cardiologists for biomedical engineering applications, supported government contracts for surveillance applications, and in the semiconductor industry. Diana has extensive experience in engineering and also in the management of up to 80 engineers and technicians throughout New England. She is interested in helping small businesses and single owner businesses understand how to differentiate their product, invest their money wisely, develop sound business plans, and start basic social media marketing. Her personal interests include the fine arts and spending time with her family.
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Bachelor of Science in Systems Engineering (