Business Operations

Herman W Meyer

Herman W Meyer

Current City: Tulsa, OK
Chapter: Tulsa SCORE

Have held positions as President/Owner of a small business, General Manager of pharmaceutical company, VP Engineering and ranch owner.

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Education

 BSME and MBA

William A Roy

William A Roy

Current City: Port Orange, FL

I have excellent Business related skills which I am willing to share with anyone interested in starting their own business or who are already in business and want to bring it to the next level. My organizational development, business management and financial expertise are areas in which I can help you focus.  Product quality and great customer service will win your customers and keep them coming back for more.

Managing Director for a major fortune 500 corporation.  Over 40+ years experience in management related responsibilities including organizations of 25 to 3500 employees.  Developed and implemented numerous organizational changes with improved operational and financial benefits to improve profitability.  Responsible for worldwide operational center with a particular focus on crisis management. 

I have been focused on start up businesses and small business improvement for the past six years.

 

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<p> Business Management degree</p>

Gary Headrick

Gary Headrick

Current City: LaGrange, GA
Chapter: SCORE Columbus

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Education

MBA. U. of Iowa

Andrew N Beran

Andrew N Beran

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Strategic Planning, Operations, Marketing, Finance, Technology, Small Business

Intel Corporation, 1984-2005, Finance, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Operations

Signs By Tomorrow, 2005-2008, Owner, Operator, Sign Making, Digital Printing, Advertising, Trade Show Displays

Quality Transport Services of Arizona, 2010-Present, Owner, Operator, Non-Emergency Medical Transportation, Maricopa County

 

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Dartmouth College, AB, 1980, Sociology and Urban Studies

Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, 1984, Finance and Accounting

Lance A Thompson

Lance A Thompson

Current City: Phoenix, AZ

My business mission: “Delivering meaningful business results aligned with strategy, culture and risks - with leadership focus on people and customers."

Overview: A results-oriented leader with entrepreneurial cross-functional and multi-industry expertise focused on significantly improving business performance aligned with business strategies, risk tolerances, and culture.

  • As a Management Consultant and Corporate Controller (high technology medical industry) in the private and public sectors.
  • Functional background in strategic business planning, organizational effectiveness, finance, operations, supply chain management, facilities, information systems, and R&D.
  • Cross-industry experience and expertise in technology, manufacturing, financial services, retail, business consulting, distribution, transportation, energy, and others
  • Practical knowledge: best business practices, enterprise models, methodologies
  • Personal leadership success factors: character, competence, chemistry and commitment
  • A top performer who is results and people oriented

Most recent experience and focus is on entrepreneurship and innovation.  Has expertise with startup and early growth companies in all areas of the business model - significant involvement with Arizona State University (ASU) startups working with professors and accelerator companies on the commercialization of technology.

Lance mentors on Fridays between 9:00 - 1:00 at the ASU SkySong location in Scottsdale.

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MBA in Management (Finance & Accounting) and BS in Engineering (Engineering Systems): University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)

Thomas R Filesi

Thomas R Filesi

Current City: Chandler, AZ

I have been a SORE Certified Mentor for more than 7 years.  During that time I have successfully mentored well over 1,000 SCORE clients.  I have reported many individual Success Stories regarding SCORE clients who met or exceeded their expectations. My most frequent request from clients is to help with Business Plans.  I have a high level of expertise in this area. I have been a people manager, leader, all my life. Last job was a Turn-Around as CEO, President of $100,000,000 sales Public Company (NASDAQ). Have done every job from Technician to CEO, and all between, in both small to very large companies. Won award for Entrepreneur of the year for S.W. Region USA for turn-around in 1996. Two careers: in Coatings Industry, then Semiconductors.Tom Filesi is a graduate of Johns Hopkins University with a BS degree in Chemical Engineering. He studied Management Science at the graduate level at Johns Hopkins as well as Arizona State University. He served as a member of the Business and Industry Council in Career Education for Mesa (Arizona) Public Schools. In addition to curricula advice, he often sponsored internships of high school students and faculty members in the Motorola industrial environment. Tom most recently served on the Electronics Industrial Advisory Committee of the University of North Texas. Mr. Filesi was brought to Optek Technology, a Public company with sales about $60,000,000, in Dallas,Texas in 1991 with the charter to turn around the then financially ailing company. He is credited with leading the successful turnaround of Optek which saw sales growth of double digits (percent), elimination of all debt, increase of shareholders’ equity from a very negative to a strong, positive number and increase of the stock price by a factor in excess of twenty times. For this accomplishment, Mr. Filesi was recognized by Ernst & Young in 1996 as Entrepreneur of the Year in the Turnaround category, for the Southwest Region of the U.S.

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B.S. Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University. Also Grad studies in Masters, Mgmt Science, at Johns Hopkins, and Arizona State University

Ken Norland

Ken Norland

Current City: Agoura, CA

Senior Information Technology Executive with significant experience in: ♦ Technology Strategy and Positioning ♦ Management Consulting ♦ Systems Development and Management ♦ Leveraging Emerging Technologies ♦ IT Governance and Risk Management ♦ Program/project management ♦ Knowledge management. Industry experience in financial services,technology product companies, technology startups, and management consulting. Specialties Resolving complex technology and management problems in information technology, technology strategy, system management, IT governance, Risk Management

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Pamela H Brown

Pamela H Brown

Current City: Daytona Beach, FL

My experience is focused primarily on small businesses and businesses of my own, specializing in financial and personnel management. Until relocating to Daytona Beach I served as adjunct faculty for the Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies (MD) in their MBS program, teaching a broad range of business courses to adult students for several years. My husband Bill and I developed and presented our SCORE Chapter's "How To Successfully Start Your Own Business" workshop for 5 years. I have become very active in SCORE's online counseling program and was recognized (Summer 2013) as being in the top 5 nationwide. I have worked with a wide range of health-care professional practices and other types of for-profit businesses, primarily service related.

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<p> &lt;p&gt; Certified Financial Planner (c)&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; MBA - Florida Atlantic University BA&lt;/p&gt; &lt;p&gt; Michigan State University, Office Administration&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Michael C Dillon

Michael C Dillon

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Chief Sales/Marketing Officer responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, customer service and operations.Specialty is building successful sales and marketing organizations, maximizing revenue and improving the return on sales and marketing investment. Companies include Honeywell, Digital Equipment, Apollo Computer, Xerox, HP and several start-ups. As a consultant and counselor for SCORE,works with entrepreneurs and business owners to maximize their success by starting and growing their companies effectively.Focus on all areas of a business with particular emphasis on growing revenue through cost effective sales and marketing programs, including Internet marketing. Registered Investment Advisor helping business owners with benefits programs, profit sharing and pension plans, exit strategy planning, and other general financial issues.

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Engineering degree from the University of Toronto Post-graduate business studies at Babson College and USC.

Mike L Sheedy

Mike L Sheedy

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Owned, operated, managed and sold 11 businesses including several manufacturing entities, an agricultural equipment and wire specialties products which were distributed internationally. Operated a national auto industry service business. Owned and managed two radio stations. Also owned and managed a contract printing enterprise and a specialty retail enterprise. Have been a New York Stock Exchange, Chicago Board of Exchange and National Association of Securities Dealers  licensed representative. Owned a business which manufactured specialty bank furniture and fixtures. Also, owned and managed a water conditioning business, plus an auto and truck rental and leasing venture.

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U of Minnesota</p>

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