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Larry Weissman

Larry Weissman

Current City: Boca Raton, FL

Highly successful corporate marketing and advertising executive with over 40 years experience in franchised quick service and fast casual restaurants, franchised education services and franchised automotive aftermarket businesses. Also served in senior executive level positions at multinational advertising agencies. Developed award winning marketing and sales promotion tactics for restaurants.

Business management skills include strategic planning, brand development, product development, marketing/sales promotion, public relations, advertising and related creative services.

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Education

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Michael Falvo

Michael Falvo

Current City: Hilton Head Island, SC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Griswold Home Care, Hilton Head, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia 2013 - Present
Owner and administrator of home care company since January 2013. Graduate of Griswold Home Care Academy (2013) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)

CaerKillian Consultants, Hinsdale, Illinois 2011 - 2012
Founder and owner of professional consultancy company specializing in developing foodservice businesses.

Grand Brands, Baltimore, Maryland 2009 – 2010
Private equity owned five year old CPG company with patented, unique product line marketed to retail, food service and ingredients.

- Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Food Service

MERISANT, Chicago, Illinois 2005 – 2008
Private equity owned, $300 million global manufacturer of artificial sweeteners, including Equal.

- General Manager of Food Service, North America (2007 – 2008)
- Vice-President of Food Service (2005 – 2006)

KAREN’S FABULOUS FOODS, White Plains, New York 2004 – 2004
Private company specializing in cookies, biscotti and fresh baked products for grocery, food service and club.

- Chief Operating Officer

THE DANNON COMPANY, Tarrytown, New York 1998 – 2003
$600+ MM manufacturer of dairy products. United States based division of global dairy, water and cookie leader, Danone. Customer base included: Foodservice distributors, Dairies, Convenience, Drug and Military.

- Senior Director, Foodservice (2001 – 2003)
- Senior Director, Customer Logistics (1999 – 2000)
- Director, Customer Service (1998 – 1999)

THOMAS J. LIPTON COMPANY (Unilever), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1984 – 1998
Manager, Strategic Processes Sales & Customer Development (1997 – 1998)
Customer Management Transition Manager (1997)
Brand Manager – Packaged Dinners (1996 – 1997)
Trade Marketing Manager – Food Division (1995 – 1996)
Business Unit Sales Manager – Chicago Grocery (1991 – 1995)
Business Unit Sales Manager – New York Food Service (1990 – 1991)
Retail Sales Manager – New York Grocery (1989 – 1990)
District Sales Trainer – Central Region Grocery (1988 – 1989)
Senior Sales Representative – Minneapolis Grocery (1987 – 1988)
Sales Representative – Chicago and Milwaukee Grocery (1984 – 1987)

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Education

 

MBA - Northern Illinois University 
BA - DePauw University

Will Paul

Will Paul

Current City: West Orange, NJ

There are patterns to success; and failure.  My goal is to help my clients identify and leverage the strategies that lead to success. I'm an engineer by trade, a hacker (programmer subculture) by nature. I'm a software architect with over 20 years of business and technical experience and the president of a non-profit organization focusing on STEM education, entrepreneurship and career development. I ask myself everyday "what are you doing for others?" My answer is always the same: Help tons of students and their families and others, young or old, improve their education, develop their career, and enter the entrepreneurial space"

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Education

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BS/MS in Computer Science from New Jersey Institute of Technology</p>

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Current City: North Adams, MA

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Michael Ravens

Michael Ravens

Current City: New Port Richey, FL

MICHAEL RAVENS            11436 Hidden Cove Ct. Trinity, Fl. 34655

                                                                                                         Phone; (240) 888-4767

                                                                                                         E-mail:Ravenger.ent@gmail.com

 

Executive with extensive experience in all phases of Program Management (Process Improvement, Plans and Procedures). Proposal preparation and reviews.

Government Contracting.

Earned Value Management expert.

Certified Program Management Professional.

 

 

Senior Business Operations Manager- Managed financial operations for National Archives $200M+ operation

 Instructor/Consultant in Program, Finance, Sub-contracts, business, and Risk/opportunity management for Center for Performance Excellence. Developed advanced Risk Opportunity Management class. Prepared detailed corporate procedure for designing a Work Breakdown Structure.

 Senior Program/ Operations Manager of all Sub-contract and financial operations activities for $350M program for MTA security transit system.

Deputy Program Manager/Manager of Subcontracts for $0.5B Communications and Satellite program for FAA (GCCS). Including design, development and deployment of two satellites communicating with ground stations for FAA customer.

Manager of Weather Programs

Supervising several Program Managers as Lead Capture Manager for international programs (i.e. Brazil, Romania, Venezuela, China, India, and Korea). Business Manager of Chinese Joint Venture Company producing weather radars.

 Program Manager-NEXRAD Weather Radar Systems ($744M)-Successfully managed on time deployment of 4 systems per month.Increased profits $17M by creatively negotiating resolution of claims, with customer and sub-contractors. Increased profits by $20M by training and developing construction personnel to install and assemble towers, radomes, antennas, and ancillary electronics. Joint Services customer (DOD, FAA, NWS).

Deputy Program Manager-LANTIRN Automated Test Stations ($100M). Consolidated and managed Program Control, manufacturing, ILS, and Sub-contracts realizing a $3M improvement in profit margin. Increased profits by $4M by developing low cost manufacturing facility. DOD customer.

Business Operations Manager-Test Systems Division ($300M)- Controllership position managing all financial reporting and operations. Improved cash flow, by developing 100% cash flow model and negotiating change.

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Education

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B.B.A. Business Management</p>

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M.B.A Accounting</p>

Colleen Marie Larson

Colleen Marie Larson

Current City: The Villages, FL

Expertise in management, consulting, training, analytics, survey development, software development, technology strategy, project management, business analysis, customer relationship management, team building and technical writing.

Experience in the following industries:  computer, retail, financial services, healthcare insurance, education, survey research, and printing.

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Education

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MBA - Business Administration</p>

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BA - Mathematics</p>

Robert I Scales Jr.

Robert I Scales Jr.

Current City: Chicago, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

I have amassed over 40 years of professional business experience in providing sales consulting, sales and management training solutions to increase the sales effectiveness and the business results of my clients. Through continued support and ongoing reinforcement sessions, I help sales professionals and executives to fulfill personal and organizational goals. I help companies and sales teams, who are frustrated with their overall sales performance; with their ability to build sustained relationships, in qualifying or in the disqualifying of prospects quicker, in closing sales faster and in obtaining quality referrals.

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Education

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Bachelor of Science in Marketing Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio</p>

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Certified Professional Behavioral &amp; Values Analyst with Target Training International, Scottsdale, AZ</p>

Michael Farmer

Michael Farmer

Current City: Aiken, SC

Technology and Web based services (cable television, phone and internet). Non-profit organizations. Strongest skill areas: Marketing; Financial Modeling; Business Process and Operations.

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Education

                . Bachelor of Science: Business Administration - Indiana State University

                . Masters in Business Administration - Indiana University

                . University of Chicago Executive Development Program

 

Russell Stravitz

Retail Stores, and Direct to Consumer

Russell Stravitz

40 years in the Retailing industry. Worked at Bloomingdale's for 20 years with experience in Home Furnishings, Apparel, Woman's accessories and footwear and Store Operations. 10 years in Atlanta at Rich's (now Macy) as CEO of a 75 store group.

CEO of Brylane for 4 years, one of the largest US mail order catalog companies. Transformed into an online and offline company.

Formed private consulting company in 2004 through 2009 serving many private equity companies seeking to acquire retailing, e-commerce and mail order companies.

Started from scratch a retail chain of stores, under contract with T-Mobile USA in Los Angeles. The company with 6 locations was sold in 2012 to a larger partner distributor.

I enjoy meeting high performance individuals and team development with positive results.

 

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Education

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BA Economics, Queens College, City University of NY. 1969</p>

Lee Gessner

Lee Gessner

Current City: Charleston, SC

Current

CIty of Folly Beach - Director of Finance

BookKeeping Express - Greater Charleston Area Franchise Owner

US Army Reserve - Major, Chief of Internal Review 81st Regional Support Command

 

Past

Kapstone Paper & Packaging - Financial Analyst

KPMG - Auditor

Arthur Andersen - Auditor

 

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Education

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The Citadel - Bachelor of Science Business Administration (Accounting Focus)&lt;/p&gt;

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Middle Tennessee State University - Masters of Business Administration&lt;/p&gt;

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Certified Public Accountant - South Carolina License #8279&lt;/p&gt;

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