Counselors to America's Small Business
Mentoring Skills: Business Finance & Accounting Areas of Interest: Workshop Instructor Industry Experience: Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Professional Experience: Enrolled Agent (EA-IRS license) Small Business Tax Advisor & Payroll Administrator/ Prior experience: Insurance Agency Owner (sold), Financial Advisor, Security-licensed Banker, Insurance Instructor for Louisiana licensees.
Attended Delgado Community College, University of New Orleans and Tulane University
I have worked in the Travel Industry for well over 25 years. But, 11 years ago I decided to open my own travel agency with a partner and we became Let's Go! Travel. We were the first home based travel agency in Tuolumne County.
During these past 11 years I have had to face the challenges of re-defining myself as a Travel Consultant, facing the increasing need to be available in all types of formats (mobile, web, social media) and just meeting the ever growing small business economic changes.
High School Graduate
Attending college courses in Business Administration, Business Accounting, Office Management - though have never received a college degree.
I continuously keep up with courses specific to my profession, have earned my accreditation with the Cruise Industry (CLIA) and the National Association of Travel Agents (NACTA).
I have also been awarded destination specialist distinctions for Hawaii, France and Italy.
Pat Pettit was the Director of Information Technology at Millikin University and is still an adjunct professor in the Tabor School of Business. The IT Department at Millikin is responsible for the infrastructure of the network, desktop support, media services, telecommunications, the administrative system, academic and financial applications, the university print shop, and mailroom.
Pat began working for Millikin University in July of 1996 after fourteen years of teaching technology and math at Milford High School in Milford Illinois where she was also the technology coordinator for the district, the Sophomore Class Sponsor, and the Gifted/Talented Education Coordinator. In addition, she taught technology classes at Danville Area Community College and was a consultant for small businesses. Pat is active in Educause, Decatur Plugged-In, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois. Pat loves to travel and her hobbies include sewing, cooking, reading, gardening, and anything involving technology.
13 yrs Armstrong Prods., Research, cost service, tech service, quality control
15 yrs Winona Corp., Gen. Mgr., President, Owner Sold business in 2001
<p> BS from Purdue University 1969</p> <p> </p> <p> Masters Business St. Francis</p>
Pearce Cinman, a native of Atlanta, Ga, has built a career in both the public and private sector working for and with stakeholders across Louisiana for over 17 years. A graduate of the LSU Public Administration Institute, the LSU Center for Internal Audit and the LSU Ourso College of Business, Pearce has put his MPA and MBA towards researching governmental relations and policies related to Economic Development, Small Business Development, in particular Microbusiness segments, State Fiscal and Public Policy, and Higher Education. His career path includes managing a family business, working for The Louisiana House of Representatives and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, in addition to his work in Higher Education as a faculty member. Pearce's consulting experience includes working on and managing several businesses, political campaigns and research consortia.
BA -- 2003 Industrial Sociology
MPA -- 2007 Economic Development and Public Policy Research
MBA -- 2010 Internal Audit and Public Policy
B.S. in Accounting from University of Southern NH</p>
Summary Strategic Business Planning / M&A Experience / Sales Team Leadership New Product & Market Development Rich has over thirty years of experience in executive management with both major corporations and small start-ups. He served as the president of two companies and in varies senior management positions in sales, marketing, and business & product development. He provided strong leadership & management in the areas of strategic business positioning, product definition & development and establishment of a clear and compelling customer focus. In addition, Rich had direct responsibility for raising investment capital and M&A activities. He prides himself on his strong presentation, communication and negotiation skills and expertise in building a high performance management team which develops solid relationships with customers and other business stakeholders. TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS * Led the successful turnaround of a privately held IC equipment firm into a merger with a larger company * Effectively managed the product-development / market introduction for new products for two start-up companies. Raised seed and development funding from major corporations in the USA and Japan. * Introduced and led the formal PDP (Product Development Processes) for new, innovative 300mm production equipment for the semiconductor industry. * Led a successful introduction of a web- based ecommerce business that marketed and sold high end tech equipment though a website to a global customer base. * Introduced the QFD (Quality Function Deployment) process to improve both profitability and customer satisfaction for after sales system market.
<p> US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO - BS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA - MS Electrical Engineering</p> <p> Stanford Business School, Palo Alto, CA - MBA</p>
Applying in the best interest of my employer my unique combination of professional training as a lawyer, tax specialist and MBA in areas such as: International Tax, tax planning including analysis of foreign tax credits and earned income exclusion, expatriation and dual –residency filing. Pre and post residency planning. Preparation of U.S. federal income, payroll and Estate taxes, foreign national residing in the U.S., pre immigration and expatriation. Business valuations, mediations and Litigations support and marital dissolution services. Also notable paralegal training experiences under Employment/Family based petitions, WAVA and Political Asylum for Hispanics. Small business advisory, risk management, business activity, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, management decisions, organizational performance and strategic planning.
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX, AZ (SOUTH FLORIDA CAMPUS)
2013 Masters in Business Administration
UNIVERSIDAD CENTRAL DE VENEZUELA, CARACAS, VENEZUELA
1999 Masters in Taxation
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA ANDRES BELLO
1999 Masters in Public Law
UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA ANDRES BELLO
1994 Abogado (equivalent of a U.S. Juris Doctor degree)
FIS Evaluation Report available
Elected member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration
Lambda Sigma Chapter
NSHMBA National Society of Hispanic MBA’s
Greater than 39 years of business experience in the global nuclear energy industry and small business environment.
Corporate experience as senior executive, startup experience as an entrepreneur, consulting experience, international experience, currently a college professor BA, MS, MBA, PhD degrees. Teaching business strategy, entrepreneurship, and marketing courses
Doctoral degree in Management and International Business from Pace University</p>
<span>MBA from New York University</span></p>
<span>MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology</span></p>