Human Resources & Internal Communications

Heather Johnson Schmitz

Heather Johnson Schmitz

Current City: Eau Claire, WI

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Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Current City: Hopewell Junction, NY
Chapter: Dutchess SCORE

EXECUTIVE - LARGE,  COMPLEX  BUSINESS  SOLUTIONS

Envision,  Define,  Justify,  Lead,  Architect,  Organize,  Develop,  Implement,  Deliver Results

 

PROFILE

Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.

  • Identified opportunities and addressed significant governance, organization, business, and technology issues in multi-project corporate initiatives and large commercial contracts.
  • Managed annual budgets of up to $40M and teams of up to 120 staff members with revenue impacts up to $2B.
  • Delivered effective industry/customer solution successes on-schedule, within-budget and with high customer and team satisfaction.

 

Representative Contributions

  • Ran Wipro Technologies’ Global Delivery Program Management operations for North America, and helped define key service management processes for the company.  
  • Turned around ibm.com e-Business: Led 100 person cross-function, global team, stabilized business operations and technology, doubled performance, added function and enabled 5x revenue growth to $2.1B
  • Created and ran Enterprise Architecture Governance across the divisions of ADP-ES
  • Formed and led 120-person four-company matrix team in $300M IBM contract and developed & delivered reengineered SAP-based ERP solution for Unisource Inc., a 23-company conglomerate.

 

Industries/Sectors

  • e-Business
  • Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Logistics
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • Software Products
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Info Technology

 

Strengths 

  • Initiative Definition including: Strategy Development and Business Alignment;  Portfolio Management;  Enterprise Architecture;  Delivery Roadmaps
  • Defining, establishing and running Development Lifecycle Management and  Governance

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Education

EDUCATION

  • MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    (GPA of 4.0/4.0).
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (“with Distinction”).

 

CERTIFICATES

  • PMP® (Project Mgmt. Professional), Project Management Institute.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Certificate, Open Group. 
  • Project Management Certificate, IBM.
  • Professional Consulting, IBM Advanced Business Institute 
  • Marketing Analysis and Planning, Wharton School.
  • Management of Technology (IBM’s joint Harvard/Sloan/Wharton “exec” MBA).

Peter MacFarland

Peter MacFarland

Current City: Collegeville, PA
Chapter: Pottstown SCORE

General management in the food service equipment industry with emphasis on sales & marketing, and manufacturing strategy.

market share, profit margin strategy, competitive advantages, manufacturing cost efficiencies.

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Education

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Assumption College, Worcester, MA majored in Political Science</p>

Bob Nelson

Bob Nelson

Current City: Ringgold, GA

I worked for Goodyear Chemical Division for in a variety of commercial positions, including sales, marketing and business management. We manufactured and sold synthetic rubber, latex, resins, and other related chemical products to the tire, rubber, carpet, adhesives, and other related markets world wide. I retired after 39 years as director of global sales. I then joined Textile Rubber and Chemical Company in Dalton and vice president and general manager of the ThermoTex division Textile Rubber is a major supplier of chemical products and solutions, to the carpet and synthetic to the carpet and synthetic turf industry. The ThermoTex division was a startup business for Textile Rubber to create recyclable solutions for the backside of carpets. We began the business with innovative technology and zero sales.

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Education

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BS Chemical Engineering, Iowa State University</p>

Norm R Trudel

Norm R Trudel

Current City: Westbrook, ME

Owned and operated Knowlton Machine Engineering, Gorham, Maine.

 

Operations Manager for Portland Engineering Company.

 

Quality Assurance Manage for PX Engineering Manager

 

 

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Education

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Karin Raijmann

Karin Raijmann

Current City: Tamarac, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Accomplished executive – Equipped with 10+ years in business consulting and operations management, including human resources (employee benefits, payroll and accounting), and revenue management.

Performed feasibility studies, developed and implemented strategic business models for local and international small to mid-size businesses.  Directly responsible for budgeting, (re-)negotiating of key procurement deals, service contracts and other business initiatives, (re-)developing staffing hierarchy and “best practices” policies. 

CONSULTANCY PROJECTS

Process Analysis: Export, Freight Forwarding & Warehouse Management 
Business Case: Implementation of Technology efficiency and reduction of operations expenditures
Results: 
•Cut manual workload by 50%
•Increased workflow efficiency by 60%
•Analyzed the probability of disputes and human errors, maintaining 98% of customer satisfaction

Feasibility Study: Leisure Industry/ Water park & Wellness resort (International) 
Project objective: Possible expansion of the existing resort. An assessment of current market conditions proved to be essential, measuring the market forces in this industry. Evaluating the risks for new investments vs. rewards. 
Results:
•Developed Industry Analysis, Industry Trends, Competitive analysis and Industry Constraints
•Outlined Market Demand, Competitive Advantage, Value Proposition and Business Model 
•Outlined Growth Strategy Model, Target Market (size and segment), Competitive Strategy, Marketing Plan
•Developed Operating Framework
•Outlined Critical Risks, Exit Strategy and Financial assumptions 

Technology Commercialization Feasibility Study: E-Commerce/Personal Recommendation Space (Start-up)
Project objective: Assessment of the market forces to discover innovative ways to increase market share and profitability. 
Results:
•Market Analysis that would conclude if there was truly a market for the product or service
•Technology and Product Analysis critical to take a detailed look at company’s current offerings to determine a method improving and expanding upon them
•Financial Analysis which consisted of analyzing income and expenses to obtain a greater understanding of current and future risks and profitability.  The analysis only included revenues and costs to find ways improving the bottom line

 

Strategic Management Audit: Security Services (Merger & Acquisition)

Project objective: The management audit aimed to detect a small company's potential managerial problems or system constraints that threatened its existence.  The processes used for the internal audit were through information gathering of the internal and external environments.  A series of questions were asked to key managers. From those responses the strengths and weaknesses were identified and in return illuminated the core system constraints that caused conflicts in the organization. 

Results:
•Produced systems diagram
•Developed an assessment of the company’s internal workings 
•Developed a cause and effect analysis
•Created a situation analysis and made strategic recommendations

 

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Education

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Innovation Entrepreneurship Certificate&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

Daniel Lee

Daniel Lee

Current City: Pasadena, CA

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Ravi Talwar

Ravi Talwar

Current City: Carmel, IN

1965 - 1968 : Project Engineer

1969 - 1983 : Several Positions with GE. These included Management of Plant Operations, Management of Product Development, Management of Quality Assurance, Management of Shop Process Improvement.

1984 1987 : Managing Director of GE / Saudi Joint Venture. Responsible for assembly of Panel Boards, Switchboards, Motor Control Centers and Switchgear.

1987 - Current: Owner / Operator of various Steel Fabrication Operations. The products included Heavy Structural Steel Operations, Ten Rebar Fabrication Facilities in multiple States. Pressure Vessel Shop,  Heavy Plate Fabrication Shop and Engineering related business in India.

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Education

1962 - B. S. in Science from University of Delhi

1965 - B.S.M.E. - Indiana Institute of Technology, Fort Wayne, Indiana

1969 - M.S.I.E. - Purdue University, West Lafeyette, Indiana

Thomas Dube

Thomas Dube

Current City: Long Beach, CA

I have worked in the service industry over 20 years. I have been successful at creating win-win relationships that generate long term prosperity. 

Volitude Sport & Adventure Club: 2009 - Present
Founder. Adult Coed Beach Sports League. Come play, Have fun and Socialize is the motto. Volitude has been successful at providing a variety of activities that encourage the community to live a healthy and active lifestyle. Success from the generation of synergistic relationships, Marketing, Sales, P&L Management and Customer Service.

Regus Management Group: 2011 - Present
General Manager for Newport Beach location. Provider of flexible office space solutions. Successful resource to the new way of doing business. Success in Sales, Marketing and P&L Management. 

True Blue, Inc: 2009 - 2011
Branch Manager for Long Beach location. Provider of temporary/for hire staffing for blue collar and light industrial industry. Successful in behavioral interviewing and process management to assure client and associate maximized productivity and profitability.

Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 1997 - 2009 
Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Employee Development were the keys to success. Successively promoted from Management Trainee, Branch Manager, Regional Sales Manager to Regional HR Manager over 13 years of employment.  

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; California State University, Long Beach&lt;br /&gt; Bachelor of Arts&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt; Business&amp;nbsp;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Katherine Henry

Katie Henry

Katherine Henry

Current City: Elkhorn, NE

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending/Business Development

United Republic Bank – Omaha, NE

  • Managing the Business Development Department Staff.

  • Contributes to the overall profitability of the Bank; implements costs controls, income generation, and department marketing efforts; monitors expenses to ensure compliance with budget.

  • Gathers and analyzes all information necessary to present a financing request to Senior Management or Loan Committee for approval; meets with existing or potential customers; visiting sites of loans; negotiates loan terms and conditions; approves loans within established lending limits or refers and recommends acceptance to the Chief Lending Officer or Loan Committee.

  • Maintains a superior knowledge of financial industry status and trends.

  • Ensures department activities run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Plays a positive role in the development and growth of assigned department staff through excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, along with strong delegation skills assuring a highly cross-trained staff.

 

Human Resources Officer

United Republic Bank – Omaha, NE

  • Plan and formulate general personnel policy

  • Facilitate and keep current the employee handbook, first aid program and procedure.

  • Oversee compliance with all required federal, state and local employment laws and regulations with regard to Human Resources.

  • Oversee and implement the bank’s hiring and termination process.

  • Implement, as necessary, new employee orientation, special education, counseling, training, and development programs related to various staff functional areas.

  • Coordinate with management the annual review process and any additional transfer, promotion, layoff, demotion and termination of employees.

  • Administer payroll for both exempt and non-exempt employees.

Formerly Marketing Officer

United Republic Bank – Omaha, NE

  • Coordination of all marketing and networking activities of the Bank Ensures marketing activities are in compliance with state and federal regulations

  • Develops various marketing concepts, objectives, materials, advertisements, programs, press releases, and other special events.Provides guidance and coordinates implementation efforts with respect to the installation of new or existing products and services.

  • Responsible for being the primary contact for determining the best internal contact with regard to inquiry of public relations and media, advertising, and certain business development activities that promote the spirit, philosophy, dedication, and general direction of the Bank.

 

Formerly Loan Operations Officer

United Republic Bank – Omaha, NE

  • Managing the Loan Operations Department Staff.

  • Ensures accurate and timely servicing of the Bank's loan portfolio.

  • Oversees the production of loan documentation relating to the opening, servicing and closing of all loans.

  • Ensures department activities run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Provides leadership, training and supervision within the department; and provides a high level of customer relations and service.

 

Formerly Mortgage Loan Officer

United Republic Bank – Omaha, NE

  • Originate Loan Business

  • Processing of loans

  • Assemble and provide management/pipeline reports

  • Aid in management of Mortgage Division

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Education

1995-1999  University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE

  • Bachelors of Journalism and Mass Communications with an emphasis in Advertising.

  • Other areas of emphasis: English, History, Sociology

  • Dean’s List

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