Fort Lauderdale, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
Mr. Batista has had over thirty years of experience in the Health Care Industry. In 1987 he earned a Bachelor degree in Health Services Administration from Florida International University. He has worked in several of the major hospitals in Dade and Broward Counties of South Florida. In 1993 he went to work for the Principal Financial Group as an Insurance Agent until 1996, when he went on to become an independent broker. In 1997, he started Insurance Answers INC. where he advises clients such as individuals, corporations, partnerships, organizations, and associations. He shows his clients how to save on their taxes and help protect their assets by placing different benefits through the company. In 2004 he established a DBA Answers4Funfding to help his clients with the Factoring needs of their invoices, making it so that they would no longer have to wait 30 to 60 days to get paid, giving them access to cash sooner. Answers4Funding can also help with equipment lease funding such as hardware, software, vehicles and large machinery. We provide Purchase Order Funding to help you with your manufacturing needs, especially with B2B and B2G. In 2009 he became a partner with (IAUSGC) International Association of U.S. Government Contractors to provide services and assist its members in addition to the Marketing of the Association to the general public of small businesses in the capacity of District Sales Manager. Sense 2011 acts in the position of National Sr. VP of Operations for the Association. We provide Coaching to Small Businesses to teach them how to sell their services and product to the Federal Government without Bidding and Red-Tape.
Florida International University BHSA, Health Service Administration 1985 – 1987
Recently retired from the US. Small Business Administration (SBA) after 33 years of service, as a Economic Development Specialist. I also had additional 3 years of Government Services under IRS and ICC (Interstate Commerce Commission. I am familiar with SBA's financing incentives and special programs, i.e. Government Contracting incentives under 8(a) Business Development, HubZone, Small Disadvantaged Business, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program. Experienced in creating power-points and developing workshop programs. Knowledge of SBA's resource partnerships, i.e. Small Business Development (MSBDC), Chambers of Commerce, South Eastern Economic Development Corp (SEED), Center for Women & Enterprise (CWE) and Veteran programs and services throughout SE MA, and the Cape & Islands.
Graduated 1969 Weymouth High
Graduated 1970 Quincy Vocation Surgical Technician Program
Varies courses through Quincy College and Bunker Hill Community College: Business and Marketing Development Programs; Real Estate practices and valuations
Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC. Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management). The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth. Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space.
Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years. Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team. She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company. I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other Government Officials.
Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles. She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections . Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies: MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.
<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982. Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>
Mathematics teacher/Coach 1977-1979 Washington High School, Southridge High School
Sales representative 1979-1991 Life, Health, Property and Casualty Companies, Packaging Industry Sales
Teacher/Coach 1991-1995 Evansville Vanderburgh Schools
Athletic Director 1995-1999 EVSC Bosse High School
Assistant Principal 1999-2002 EVSC Reitz High School
Principal 2002-2014 Princeton Community High School
Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Mathematics, Indiana State University, 1977</p>
Master of Education, Indiana State University, 1997</p>
Educational Specialist, Indiana State University, 2006</p>
Founder and CEO of an Environmental and Construction Services firm. Founded in 1986 as a start-up the firm expanded with branch offices and affiliated operations in five regional locations. My experience includes business development, strategic growth initiatives, staff development and hiring, estimating, pricing and bidding strategies, safety and worker compensation, risk and litigation control, identification of critical metrics.
The firm was recognized by Inc. Magazine as a top 100 inner city businesses based on growth rate.
After building the firm's value through growth and a stable experienced management team the firm was sold to a Private Equity Group in 2012. After a one year employment contract I retired in 2013. The firm continues to operate successfully today.
Bachelor of Science degree, Cal Poly Pomona </p>
Professional Experience: Newspaper reporter: small business owner (freelance photographer), currently owner/director Merlin Power & Sail, boat captain "River City Star" (Port of Omaha), corporations (tax/financial analyst): Experian, Conagra Foods, Oriental Trading. Military: Management Analysis Director, 16th Air Force (Spain). Combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam (Air/Sea Rescue Detachment Commander) and Desert Storm (Medevac pilot and 24th Med Air Ambulance Company training officer (AGR)). Major, USA (ret.)
BA Journalism - News-ed, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1974 MA Professional Accounting (MPA), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
Most of my career (+25 years) has been in the media business, primarily in a top managerial, head financial or sales role. Over the course of my career, I have managed human resources, IT, finance, general accounting, sales, marketing, customer service, production and other areas. I have proven experience in leading large teams, start-ups, acquisitions, change management, developing policies, etc. I believe strongly in developing and mentoring staff. Additionally, as traditional media business evolved it afforded me the opportunity to become involved with multi-platform sales, including web and mobile. I am well-versed in general accounting and business systems, and have proven strengths in supervision, planning, analytics, business metrics, negotiation, pricing, cost reduction, media buying, government relations, in addition to public speaking skills.
I have always been deeply involved with nonprofit organizations in various capacities that have included officer, director, management, fundraising and event organization since college. Probably most significant was my tenure as a board member with the Boys’ and Girls’ Clubs of East County, where I was on their marketing committee. Until moving recently, I held an elected position with the County of San Diego (3 terms, Planning), and was the former president of a community organization, GMIA. Additionally, I have experience both from a financial and logistics side with events. These included San Diego's Big Bay Boom (not 2012’s or 2013’s) and six Pacific Islander cultural/sports events (I am their media and PR director).
<p> San Diego State University, <span><font color="#000000" face="Arial" size="2">Bachelor of Science in Accounting, Minor in Finance</font></span></p>
I have 38 years of management experience, including Dist. Mr. for several major companies, covering a time frame form 1961 to 1996. Companies included F.W. Woolworth, Walgreens', Zayre Discount Stores, Arnold Drugs, Mich. D.M., SuperX-CVS Drug Stores. In 1996 I purchased Food Fantasies, a natural food store. My experience covers all area's of management including budgets, operations, payroll, personnel, marketing,etc
We were able to make this store a destination in Springfield, and a reputation for being the best Nat. Food Store in the area. We have grown from approx. 13 employees in 1996 to 32 employees in 2014.
1. American Management Association 2. LaSalle Business Management. 3. Various Company sponsored Management Seminars
20 years ago I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur so I left a secure job in retail merchandising and founded 'The Natural Dentist' oral care brand. I was so glad that I did. Being a successful entrepreneur is a great accomplishment and leads to very positive feelings about oneself. So I've decided to use my experience and skills to help others navigate to entrepreneurship.
<p> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19026&trk=prof-edu-school-name" title="More details for this school">State University of New York at Albany</a> <strong>1974 BS Degree in Economics</strong></p> <p> </p>
Bachelor of Architecture Cornell University