Counselors to America's Small Business
I enjoy mentoring and advising clients who are in business and want to grow and expand. I am an actuary by profession, with over 30 years of consulting and management experience at a global management consulting firm. In addition to being a client relationship manager for a wide range of clients, I also had profit and loss responsibility for various global lines of business and ultimately served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for the firm, which had $1.5 billion in revenue. I have strong problem solving, analytical and financial skills that can be applied to a range of businesses. My particular areas of expertise include consulting, business planning and strategy, financial planning and budgets, human resources, client relationship management and buying/selling businesses. Industry expertise includes consulting and business services. Outside of business, I am an avid skier and enjoy travel, reading and playing golf.
Helen Bradford Hanley, FACMPE
Helen utilized SCORE when she initially started her business, Mason-Hanley & Associates in Nashville, TN in 1985, and feels it is now time to pay it forward to others who need business advice.
Helen is currently co-owner of Hanley Consulting (HC) and has been a Value Added Associate and Distributor affiliated with Target Training International, Ltd. (TTI) since 1995. Her son, Craig, will be taking over the family business in a few years. HC utilizes the TTI Success Insights® Behaviors and Motivators and TTI Insights™ Job assessment tools in their consulting business and customizes solutions to everyday business problems utilizing these tools. Helen has presented workshops on these subjects at the National meetings for the Medical Group Management Association, American Society of Ophthalmology Administrators/Surgeons and Medic Computer Systems (now Misys Group) and for many local groups and organizations. Helen specializes in ensuring her clients obtain meaningful day-to-day implementation of her problem-solving recommendations, and will provide this same type mentoring to her SCORE clients and workshop attendees.
As a Business Banker, Helen assisted clients in the areas of Business Lending (SBA and conventional) and business financial management, has worked with virtually all types of businesses, and will continue consulting in these areas to help her clients, both SCORE and private pay, attain financial success.
<p> <strong>Target Training International, Ltd</strong>., Boot Camp and Annual Conference, <em>Jan 7-12, 2015</em></p> <p> <strong>SunTrust Bank, </strong>Banking Courses, <em>August 2007-Dec 2012</em></p> <p> <strong>BB&T University, </strong>Banking Courses, <em>June 2004-July 2007</em></p> <p> <strong>SouthTrust Bank, </strong>Banking Courses, <em>June 2002-Feb 2004</em></p> <p> <strong>American College of Medical Practice Executives, Member, </strong><em>1994 to 2002, </em>Division of Medical Group Management Association</p> <p> <em><strong> Certified Medical Practice Executive</strong> </em> (passed all three parts of exam at first sitting), Dec. 1994</p> <p> <strong><em> Fellow, </em></strong>Sept. 1995; <strong><em>Life Fellow, </em></strong>July 2005 to present</p> <p> <em><strong> Professional Paper Published</strong>,</em> <strong><em>College Review</em></strong><strong>, </strong>Fall 1996</p> <p> <strong>American Society of Ophthalmic Administrators; Member, Annual Conventions</strong>, <em>1999, 2000, 2001–Speaker for 4 Breakout sessions on Behavior Style Analysis Tools and Personal Interests, Attitudes and Values Tools; 2002-Speaker for 5 Sessions</em></p> <p> <strong>Medical Group Management Association; Member, </strong><em>1993-2002</em><strong>, Annual Conventions, <em>1993, 1994, 1995, 2000, 2001-</em></strong><em>Speaker for Breakout Session at 2001 Annual Meeting</em></p> <p> <strong>Numerous Accounting, Practice and Financial Management seminars and course work, <em>1979 to Present</em></strong></p> <p> <strong>Nashville State Technical Institute, <em>1980, </em></strong>Nashville, TN, <em><strong>Associates Degree in Banking </strong></em></p> <p> <strong>Tennessee </strong><strong>School of Banking, </strong>Vanderbilt University Campus, 1984</p>
Founder and CEO, &yet, LLC
WSU &mdash; BA Communication / History</p>
After completion of a BS in Chemistry degree I was engaged for four years in product development of high strength glass ceramic products. The following fourteen years of my career were in Operations Management (operations, quality, finance and engineering) in a high volume manufacturing environment. I have been a consultant and trainer to over 200 organizations in a wide variety of industries since 1982, the last twenty five years of which were as Founder and President of my own firm of ten professionals. Our clients were typically medium to small organizations although we also worked with Fortune 500 companies.
BS in Chemistry from Rochester Institute of Technology</p>
I have been fortunate to have a bunch of professions and along the way have started, developed, operated and sold three business. I have a background in franchise operations, employee development, finance, manufacturing, sales and any other aspect of owning a small business that you can imagine. To see one of the businesses look up Croze.com.
University degrees in Humanities and education. I have also accumulated a bunch of hours in Nutrition, History, winery technology and operations as well as business.</p>
Expert in writing business plans and finance and accounting. Very knowledgeable in business operations.
Seasoned pro who can convey complex concepts in simple terms as a businessman, not as a “bean counter”; 13 years experience with large firms (Swift/ConAgra, Nabisco, Kraft, BASF) and 25 years with small companies, many as a part owner/operator & consultant struggling to make payroll (!); CFO; BA Johns Hopkins, MBA U. of Chicago; CMA; full Quick Books experience; strategic planning, g/l, standard & job costing, tax, banking & private equity fund raising ($2M+ for 1 client), projections, M & A, financial analysis, business valuations, cash flow mgmt; served on several boards; taught Corporate Finance and Strategy & Planning at UNCW and Campbell University, respectively.
BA in Economics (Johns Hopkins)</p>
MBA in Finance (University of Chicago)</p>
Certified Management Accountant (CMA)</p>
40+ years with IBM in sales and sales management, marketing and product development
MS Business, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio 1971
MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 1972
International Business Management, Cal. Berkeley, 1986
Global Leadership Program, University of Michigan, 1990
Prior to launching Alpha Consulting & Empowerment, Ann Marie worked at Citi Group, as an Assistant Vice President for Global Consumer Affairs, TIAA/CREF as a senior Accounting Associate in Tax planning and real estate investment, New York Life Insurance company as a Financial Professional and Psychology and Accounting adjunct professor at Bryant & Stratton College and Schiller International University respectively. She is the co-author of Customer Service & Professionalism for Women and the founder of Life Transformation & Connections, a non-profit organization for empowering women. She has published Aging Workforce: Generational Cohort as a Moderator of the Relationship between Extrinsic and Intrinsic Motivation and Job Satisfaction, ProQuest, May 2012. Ann Marie was nominated as Women of the year 2012 by National Association for Professional Women for her outstanding professionalism, she is a Business Psychologist and mentor and sits on several boards. She also authored and administers “The Empowered Woman, 21 Days Intensive” coaching program.
Ann Marie earned her PhD in Organizational Psychology and MBA in Business Management from Walden University and Regis University respectively with honors, and her BS in Accounting from St Francis College. She is also a member of PePsico external coaching pool. She’s a member of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), and Emotional Intelligence Society. She has coaching certifications from IPEC Inside Out Coaching and Behavioral Coaching Institute. She is also a certified diversity and conflict resolution trainer.