Business Operations

Jeff Marmer

Jeff Marmer-  Score Mentor & Coach

Jeff Marmer

Current City: Menasha, WI
Chapter: Fox Cities SCORE

My career has grown through various retail companies, including my own business.  I have been through store management roles and multi store management roles in both small format stores and large volume large format stores.  Product responsibilities have included soft lines, hard lines, apparel, seasonal, groceries, fresh foods, specialty foods, health and beauty and a full range of consumables.  Strengths and passion for success with strategic planing, inventory controls, operational process/controls, sales, merchandising, marketing, advertising, leadership, and most important, people, have served me through each opportunity and challenge.

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Education

Bachelors in Business Administration from The University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a concentration in Marketing.

Joseph Elias

Joseph Elias

Current City: The Villages, FL

Retired Vice President of Citibank. Executive level expertise in commercial lending and commercial Real Estate. Author of few Patents. Previous owner of a "The UPS Store" Franchise. Re-engineered and created a number of businesses at Citibank. Provided financial re-engineering and counseling, Developed business plans and provided guidance in operation efficiency for small businesses. Introduced the concept of Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) replacing SDLC. Re-engineered and defined Human Resources business. Developed Knowledge distribution centers across the company. RE-architect customer interface process for internal clients worldwide. Sigma 6 certified professional. Negotiated major contracts. Restructured commercial lending relationships. A Change Agent.

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Education

<p> BSEE, MSEE computer Science, NYU</p>

Karen Smith

Karen Smith

Current City: Atlanta, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

KAREN SMITH – SR. CONSULTANT

Master Black Belt – Six Sigma

Text Box: —At a Glance—
•	Leadership Development 
•	Professional Trainer 
•	Strategy Consultant
•	Process Efficiency Specialist
•	Organizational Development
•	 Experienced Facilitator
•	Executive Coach

Karen Smith is a Certified Executive Leadership Coach, Certified Six-Sigma Master Black belt project manager and results driven consultant with more than thirteen years of experience in sales, management and training.  Her expertise extends into business development in commercial and federal sectors and various segments of the healthcare industry, such as medical sales – pharmaceuticals, specialized biologics, devices, and managed care reimbursement in US and Puerto Rico.

 

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<p> Ms. Smith is a graduate of the Georgia Tech - Global Business Management-MBA program, &nbsp; University of Cincinnati and Villanova University.&nbsp; In addition to her professional responsibilities she has also worked with and served on several non-profit boards.&nbsp; She was recently named&nbsp; Vice President of Operations for Executive 50, Education Committee member&ndash; Atlanta Business League, and a member of SHRM (Society for Human Resource Managers) both national and local chapters, as well as having served as a board member of The National Sales Network for more than 10 years, and served as a Career Coach and intake counselor.</p>

Ruth Fite

Ruth Fite

Current City: Fort Pierce, FL

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Education

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Miami.

Rob Duncan

Rob Duncan

Current City: Ponte Vedra, FL

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Randall W. Biles

Randall W. Biles

Current City: Colorado Springs, CO

1961 to 1970 Employed by Pacific Telephone & Telegraph in many technical positions in the area of communications equipment and specialized product applications offered by PT&T.

1970 to 1982 was with Motorola Communications & Electronics as Service manager, Comunication Control Center design consultant, account manager for communication equipment sales to the State of California, District Sales Manager for the state and local government sales team.

1982 to present, owned and operated Pikes Peak Traveland, Inc. a full service RV dealership in Colorado Springs, CO.  In the RV industry have held many volunteer positions in the RV industry, President of the Colorado State Dealers Association, many board of director positions with the RV Dealers Association of America(RVDA) and was chairman of RVDA 1999/2000.  Today hold a number RVDA committee positions as well as currently holding the position for the RV Safety and Education Foundation.

I do consulting to various investment firms on the RV Industry.

 

 

 

 

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Education

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Graduated Arcadia High School, 1961</p>

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Attended Pasadena City College, business, no degree</p>

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Attended many industry related training programs.</p>

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Kenneth Farris

Kenneth Farris

Current City: Lakeland, FL

25 years with Hewlett-Packard Co.  Responsibilities for sales and sales management as a national account manager for hardware, software, services and infrastructure support / outsourcing.  Dallas, TX & Tampa FL

2 years with an HP reseller in a startup office in Tampa Florida

2 years with Grainger as a sales manager representing thousands of industrial products as part of a new corporate program in central Florida.

2 years self employed consulting in the IT infrastructure marketplace for a local central Florida business.

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Education

<p> BS Degree</p>

Johnny Benjamin Carter Jr.

Johnny Benjamin Carter Jr.

Current City: Lakeland, FL

  United Parcel Service: Operations Manager, IE, Safety Manager

  Federal Express : Operations Manager, Sales

  Office Depot : Warehouse Manager, Cross Dock Manager, Shipping Manager, Trans Manager 

   Just Plain Good Inc / Carters BBQ ; CEO , 

 

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Al Chiasson

Al Chiasson

Current City: Nashville, TN
Chapter: SCORE Nashville

Experience

1. General Manager - Hexagon Metrology Services June 2004 – February 2014 (9 years 9 months) Studied and analyzed financial and technological opportunities to provide strategic plans to a $3.2B global provider of integrated design, measurement and visualization technologies. Led to the startup of three successful divisions. Included complete Business Plan development and implementation.

2. National Aftermarket Business Manager 2001 – 2004 (3 years) Revised existing go-to-market sales strategy by transitioning several of the ‘commercially savvy’ Application Engineers into Technical Sales Specialists. Direct result of studying the buying habits of the customer base and launching something innovative. As a result of this focus, the sales strategy changed dramatically and realized record revenues.

3. Regional Sales Manager, Aftermarket 1997 – 2000 (3 years) Southeast Region Partnered with Direct Sales Representatives and Certified Distributors to grow market share. Established growth plans for accounts with more potential. Continuously developed resolutions to affect long-term process improvements and successful outcomes. Consistently surpassed sales quotas year over year. Mostly software and retrofit sales (hardware), with impressive EBIT percentages.

4. Key Account Manager, Aftermarket 1996 – 1997 (1 year) Michigan Spearheaded complete line of SPC software products into each stamping plant operation. Delivered a full range of data reporting tools for each of the US small car assembly plants. Grew account by 20%.

5. Application Engineer 1995 – 1996 (1 year) Michigan Provided training and technical support to the company’s full range of software products. Arranged and installed on line software systems to several different OEM machines.

6. Adjunct Instructor - Mathematics 1993 – 1994 (1 year) Pensacola, Florida Area Taught classes in College Algebra and Pre-Calculus.

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Education

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Mathematics, MA</p>

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University of West Florida</p>

Jorge DeLeon

Jorge DeLeon

Current City: Hialeah, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

Several years as a International Marketing Consultant. Expert in effectiveness analysis and implementation. 

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Education

Master’s Degree in Business Administration 2009

University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL

Made research work on Harley Davidson IT strategy, Carnival Cruise lines expansion policy, Coca Cola Global Marketing, and Pollo Campero expansion in China among other academic work.

 

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and Sports Administration 2007

Saint Thomas University, Miami, Florida

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