Counselors to America's Small Business
SCORE counselor in taxes, accounting, internet and computers - a 20 year volunteer
Two years Butternut Coffee, Omaha, accountant; Five years field auditor/taxes Arthur Andersen & Co., Omaha; One year Revenue Accounting Manager at M&StL Railroad, Mpls; 30 years Norwest Bank Mpls- IT manager, Controller, Executive. V.P. Operations (Norwest is now Wells Fargo Bank). Ten years owner of D-R Mgmt Service,Inc. Consultant to fin'l institutions. Services included Disaster Planning and Emergency Preparedness. Also experienced in Drupal webmaster, ConstantContact email marketing and ReadyTalk voice and webinar online conferencing.
<p> University of Nebraska, BBA, major in Accounting, Rutgers School of Banking, General management Four Company Management School - Twin Cities Many online and seminar based courses.</p>
BSME California Maritime Academy 1962
33 years in various management (line and staff) positions with Nationwide Insurance Company. Sales Management including training and development of agents, agency staff, field sales managers. Field sales management including management of field sales managers, sales management administration, awards and recognition programs, agency audits and compliance with corporate, state, and federal regulations. Agency acquisitions, marketing development including new product development.
BS in Business Administration, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU, Numerous marketing, management and training development courses.
Dun & Bradstreet, Credit Reporter; Better Business Bureau, Assistant Manager, President & General Manager; KBVM FM, General Manager, Non Profit Management, Blaze Signs of America, Sign Consultant(Sales)
University of Portland
Worked on the Mercuy, Gemini, and Apollo space programs with Honeywell Aerospace. Program manager at Control Data Corporation. Director of Engineering at a super computer company. Consultant to high tech companies. Volunteer at SCORE since 1996 and author of a financial planning program that is widely used by chapter 11 clients.
Electronics engineering and business management.
25 years of advertising agency and account management experience working with local, regional and international brands. Started/grew my own agency (now TBWA Greater China). One of the first agencies into China. Bought, sold, developed companies/business. Developed and managed regional agency network. Clients included KLM; HSBC; Infinity, Nissan; Apple, Swire Systems; Brandt, Nivea, Whirlpool; Burger King, Golden Resources; Cityplaza, Whimsy; Levis, Texwood Brands; Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton, Morningstar Travel; Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Followed by 8 years working in a non-profit and as a leadership coach in Portland. Counseling expertise in advertising, marketing, management, entrepreneurship, acquisition/sale, planning, strategy.
<p> BSc. Business Administration, Portland State University</p>
Juan J. Fret is a seasoned manager with over 45 years of aggregate experience in credit, industrial and operations management. He was a Graduate School of Business professor of managerial accounting with extensive business administration, mentoring, coaching, counseling as well as training and organizational development experience. Juan offers advice with a perspective on essential business disciplines such as Money, Management and marketing. Professional Qualifications: Able to evaluate business operations & offer ideas for cost control, debt & credit management, improving profits and achieving a stronger, better organized and more effective business Highly organized planner, able to develop plans, strategies, time lines & frequent reviews to improve business processes, strategies, and increase profitability Global thinker, committed to achieving results and making the immediate community a better place to live and work Proficient in developing and managing financial budgets, operational and strategic plans, expense forecasts and justifications for acquisitions Effective written and oral communications skills, analytical ability and competence to deal effectively with diverse types of people with different types of values, styles and personalities Patient and intent listener with ability to read between the lines and interpret body language Able to deal with ambiguity and drive change in complex, high-stress environments Demonstrated proficiency in business counseling, coaching and mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners Completely PC literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access data base, MS Publisher, QuickBooks, and Smart Draw.
Started professional career at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft in East Hartford, CT. as a cost analyst. (Late 1960's)
After several years, joined Veeder-Root Division of Veeder Industries as a cost analyst.(Early 1970's)
Mid 1970's, moved to the Iseli Division of Veeder Industries to be Division Controller.
Mid 1980's, moved to position of Vice President.
Late 1980's, left Iseli Division to open up a property management company (with a partner).
Early 2000 to present, sold out to my partner and started a consulting practice for capital budget planning and financial analysis.
BA - ECONOMICS (Thiel College, mid 1960s)
MBA - FINANCE (Univ. of Hartford, early 1970s)
Manufacturing management with General Electric in areas of machining and assembly. Also process flow.
General Electric Apprentice grad. General Electric Engineering program grad. Gannon College grad, BS Industrial Management</p>
project engineering, general management, treasurer/controller, business consulting
Undergraduate mechanical engineering, BSME; MBA with finance major