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Douglas Allen

Douglas Allen

Current City: Adamstown, MD
Chapter: SCORE Frederick

Decisive, objective and pragmatic strategic planning and business development executive with strong market due diligence, business plan development and partnership negotiation experience.  Versed in drafting and implementing initiatives to successfully identify and capture new market opportunities, promote new and existing products and services, and foster long-term growth with sustainable revenues.

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Education

Bachelor of Science; The American University, Washington, DC

Theresa M Zittritsch

Theresa M Zittritsch

Current City: Williston, VT

34 years at IBM

IBM Business Development - Mergers and acquisitions

IBM Functional manager

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Dr. Alan Roy Millner

Alan Millner

Dr. Alan Roy Millner

Current City: Lexington, MA
Chapter: Boston SCORE

Alan Millner is an electrical engineer, with experience in power electronics, solar energy systems, electric vehicles, and medical devices. His business experience includes small business startup and sale, product development, and product strategy. He earned his BSEE, MSEE, and PhD from MIT. After working at MIT Lincoln Laboratory on spacecraft and solar energy systems, he co-founded a solar system company in 1979. After sale of the company, he left it in 1985 to serve as an engineering manager in a series of small and medium sized businesses, which included both industrial power electronics and medical devices. In 2009 he returned to MIT Lincoln Lab where he now works part time as energy systems technical staff.

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Education

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BSEE, MSEE, and PhS in Electrical Engineering from MIT.</p>

Robert Sussna

Robert Sussna

Current City: Stockton, NJ

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Education

Bachelor of Architecture Cornell University

Joseph Elias

Joseph Elias

Current City: The Villages, FL

Retired Vice President of Citibank. Executive level expertise in commercial lending and commercial Real Estate. Author of few Patents. Previous owner of a "The UPS Store" Franchise. Re-engineered and created a number of businesses at Citibank. Provided financial re-engineering and counseling, Developed business plans and provided guidance in operation efficiency for small businesses. Introduced the concept of Product Development Life Cycle (PDLC) replacing SDLC. Re-engineered and defined Human Resources business. Developed Knowledge distribution centers across the company. RE-architect customer interface process for internal clients worldwide. Sigma 6 certified professional. Negotiated major contracts. Restructured commercial lending relationships. A Change Agent.

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Education

&lt;p&gt; BSEE, MSEE computer Science, NYU&lt;/p&gt;

John Schveibinz

John Schveibinz

John Schveibinz

Current City: Ellicott City, MD

Entrepreneur, small business owner with startup experience

Co-founder Applied Signal and Image Technology, Inc. (ASIT) acquired by L3 Communications in 2005.

Electrical Engineer BSEE Univ of Akron 1985, MSEE Johns Hopkins 1991

Experienced mentor, trainer and public speaker with MAT in secondary physics UMBC 2011.

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Education

BSEE University of Akron (1985)
MSEE Johns Hopkins University (1991)
MAT University of Maryland, Baltimore County (2011)

Carin Lin

Carin Lin

Current City: Chappaqua, NY

I am an experienced business mentor and educator with more than 10 years’ experience in effectively building and managing start-up companies and non-profit organizations. My broad experience in establishing start-up companies and non-profit organizations, health care and financial industry, education and science, hands-on experience in social media, Internet marketing, research and product development, and international business enable me to think out of the box with a global and forward-looking vision.
I speak English, Chinese and German.
I focus on understanding customer needs, developing creative plans and solutions, and delivering desired results. I like tell stories about the subject.
Specialties:
Entrepreneurship, start-up, market research, building small business, Internet and social media marketing, importing and exporting, leadership, organizing workshops and seminars, technical vision, customer focus, building a brand using story articles, global and forward-looking vision.

Small Business Mentor

Who I help? I can help people who take action to realize their dreams of starting their own businesses

How I Work? I can help you better present your ideas and then translate the good ideas into business opportunities, clearly define the business objectives, conduct market research and analyze market potential, establish your business, marketing using Internet and social media, and help you make the transition from an employee to a business owner, etc

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Education

Ph.D. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany.

M. S. in chemistry, University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany

B. S. in chemical engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

Victoria Turner

Current City: Lockbourne, OH
Chapter: Columbus SCORE

Victoria Turner joined SCORE in 2014 and is a SCORE Certified Mentor.  She is an entrepreneur starting her own company after retirement as a business executive with a diverse experience.  Her background extends across medical/chiropractic practice management, insurance and workers’ compensation, retail operations, wholesale operations, manufacturing,  safety & security, healthcare management, B2B, sales, marketing, human resources, quality and process improvement, audits, turning operations around, among many other business aspects.  Victoria holds many certifications: safety inspector, OSHA, medical coding, compliance and critical care.  “I find it very rewarding mentoring clients achieving their business dreams.  I hope to make it a smoother process for them by sharing my experiences.”  Victoria mentors SCORE clients in all areas of business with emphasis on risk management, operations, strategy and turning performance around.

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Education

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<strong>Franklin University </strong></p>

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<strong>Integrated Bachelor of Science of Business Administration,</strong></p>

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<strong>and Masters of Business Administration</strong></p>

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<u>Dual Majors</u>: Business Administration; Organizational Leadership</p>

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Accelerated program w President&rsquo;s List w GPA 3.6</p>

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<strong>Marion General/Tri-Rivers School of Paramedicine</strong></p>

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<strong>Paramedic, </strong>1986 w GPA 4.0</p>

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<strong>Ohio Fire Academy</strong></p>

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<strong>Professional Firefighter, </strong>1976</p>

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<strong>Congress on Research for Chiropractors</strong></p>

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<strong>Chiropractic Nurse, </strong>1979</p>

Donald R Reid

Donald R Reid

Current City: Ponte Vedra, FL

DONALD R. REID, MBA, PMP

648 Wandering Woods Way

Ponte Vedra, FL  32081

(904) 373-0777 – home

reid7424@gmail.com

 

 

CAREER SUMMARY

 

  • Proactive Information Technology professional with global experience in world-class companies.Realistic, future-focused understanding of Healthcare, Manufacturing, Retail, and Power Generation industries.

  • Engineered successful strategies to enable dynamic business growth or contraction through new products, acquisition due diligence, start-up or divestiture planning, and services outsourcing.

  • Effective communicator who fosters on-going collaboration between matrixed team members, stakeholders, and business partners. Embraces new challenges to deliver competitive advantage and sustained operational performance.

  • Innovative problem solver known for improving organization’s success.  Leadership skills leverage varied technical background.  Expertise in process restructuring, software engineering, proactive quality assurance, configuration management, and production audits.

  • Lifetime learner.  MBA complemented by industry certifications (e.g., PMI, APICS) and on-going, relevant education.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Laboratory Corporation of America Holdings         , Burlington, NC                                              April, 2003 – October, 2013

IS Director – Lab Systems

$4B healthcare, laboratory-testing company.   Manage project office; portfolio includes roughly 25-concurrent, strategic projects with measurable, operational impact. Comply with CAP, CLIA, FDA, HIPPA, and Sarbanes Oxley regulations.  Previously supervised 3-fast paced Java and .Net teams engaged in web development and business process normalization using mainframes and distributed servers (38-person, $4.2M budget).

  • Re-functioned legacy, Customer Service applications with J2EE thin-client replacement to consolidate 53 call centers into 13, facilitate client satisfaction improvements, reduce application training from 45 days to 1, re-engineer call response process, and introduce metrics-driven, call volume analysis.

  • Reduced lost business by 4% and internal costs by 10% through cross-functional team addressing Corporate Customer Retention and selective software enhancements.

  • Implemented high volume end-to-end specimen tracking tool. Provides real-time, work in process status for 53-labs as well as providing specimen cycle time comparisons.

  • Ensured that corporate-wide infrastructure (LAN’s, WAN, servers, and instrument interfaces) was upgraded and certified in 2 months to support new client who added 15% incremental volume.

  • Published corporate development methodology, defined career development programs, authored IT performance metrics, and introduced project management standards plus templates.

     

    Solectron Technology, Inc, Charlotte, NC                                                                                                      July, 1995 – April, 2003

                Information Technology Manager

    Supervised divisional, 42-person database administration, development, network engineering, and operations staff of $18B multi-national, contract electrical manufacturer (Malcom Baldridge award winner).  Managed matrixed, virtual teams (domestic / international plus direct / contract resources) in system integration and development projects using distributed client servers.  Hosted international EDI operations center.

  • Participated in acquisition due diligence evaluations and subsequent implementation of ERP II at $1B domestic and international manufacturing plants. Tailored accounting applications (AP, AR, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, and Payroll) to local standards.Delivered 50% schedule reduction for comprehensive ERP II conversions / implementations.          

  • Reduced 9-plant, $110M IT budget to $71.6M run rate in 12-months.Sustained operation’s service levels and customer base.

  • Restructured IT services at 4 acquired manufacturing plants during 3-year period.Scope included staff assessment, application replacement (ERP II; shop floor, quality control, and warehouse management; office applications), telecommunications and infrastructure upgrades, and performance metrics standardization.Typically generated a $1.5M budget reduction.

  • Enabled EDI and Internet communication via centralized development and operations for 14 Americas plants.Realized reduced operating costs while improving customer satisfaction and cutting both DSO and materials acquisition costs.

  • Had senior role in $80M global IT outsourcing due diligence and contract management strategy that encompassed infrastructure (computer operations, database administration, help desk, and network management) and software development.

     

    Progress Energy (Carolina Power & Light), Southport, NC                                                             June, 1992 – July, 1995

                Computer Support Manager

    Active participant in nuclear power plant turnaround – i.e., plant graduated from NRC watch list to top quartile performer in less than 2-years.  Built customer focused organization (25-person, $4.8M budget).  Maintained fault-tolerant operations while successfully completing multiple, complex projects.

  • Executed site-wide, network strategy to integrate business and engineering services.Standardized software, enhanced disaster recovery, instituted a Help Desk, and re-skilled end users.

  • Plant achieved $10M labor and material cost reduction through installation of Plant Maintenance Planning and Scheduling system.

  • Directed implementation of plant’s Process Computer and Security Computer systems.

     

    Coca-Cola Foods, Houston, TX                                                                                                                                  October, 1986 – May, 1992

                Manager of Systems and Programming

    Managed development and maintenance for $1.7B consumer goods division consisting of 7 manufacturing plants and 79 field sales offices ($3.6M budget).

  • Realized $15M inventory reduction and improved asset utilization by integrating a ERP II/Production Scheduling system into 7 manufacturing plants and 3 contract packing operations.

  • Achieved $100M sales growth and eight person reduction by developing a proprietary Order Entry / Processing application that instituted progressive pricing and promotional strategies.

  • Designed and installed Promotion Control application for administering a $120M marketing budget.Immediately eliminated serious control weaknesses.

     

    Anderson Clayton Foods, Dallas, TX                                                                                                 August, 1982 – October, 1986

                Information Systems Manager

    Supervised software development and operations for a $400M food manufacturer (18-person staff).  Performed control and functional audits.

  • Realized 27% ROI by implementing integrated Accounting, Order Entry / Processing, and Sales Analysis software project at specialty products division.

  • Reduced plant downtime by 35% and parts inventory and overtime by 15% by Plant Maintenance system implementation.Application also established basis for predictive plant maintenance program, improved repair vs. replacement decisions, and enabled capital equipment standardization.

     

     

EDUCATION

MBA – Northern Illinois University

BS – Northern Illinois University

Certification: Project Management Institute (PMP)

Certification:  American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)

 

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TECHNICAL ADDENDUM

 

 

INDUSTRY BACKGROUND

 

Clinical Laboratory Testing                               Contract Electronics Manufacturing                               Food Manufacturing / Marketing    Electric Utility Power Generation      Retail Management / Marketing

 

 

PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

 

Strategic Business Planning                               Line & Project Management                                             Budget / Financial Management

Performance Improvement                                               Organization Development                                               Outsourcing Due Diligence / Contract Mgmt

Business Restructuring                                       Application Design / Development                  Hardware / Software Evaluations

Quality Software Engineering                           Facilities Planning / Management                    Disaster Recovery Planning / Validation

Procedures / Methodologies                              JAD / Prototyping                                                                                Contract Negotiations

 

 

APPLICATIONS EXPERTISE

 

Accounting / Finance:        Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Activity Based Accounting, Cost Accounting, Fixed Assets, General Ledger, Route Settlement, Brokerage / Commissions, Payroll / Human Resources, Invoicing

 

B 2 B                                      EDI, Web Services

 

Lab Operations                    Customer Service, Lab Workflow, Order Entry, Results Reporting, Specimen Management

 

Distribution:                                          Order Entry / Processing, Bills of Lading, Freight Consolidation, Freight Estimation / Payment, Freight Lane Evaluation, Fleet Maintenance, Distribution Requirements Planning

 

Manufacturing:                   ERP, Shop Floor Control, Work in Process Tracking, Failure Analysis, Plant Maintenance, Feeder Verification, Labor Collection, Vendor Managed Inventory

 

Sales / Marketing:               Customer Service, Sales Analysis, Forecasting, Promotion Planning / Analysis, Profitability Analysis, Route Sales, Marketing

 

 

TECHNICAL BACKGROUND

 

Software Vendors:                              Artemis, Baan, Computer Associates, Datalogics, Fourth Shift, Gentran, Genrad, McCormack Dodge, MSA, etc.

Languages:                           Assembler, C/C++, CAD/ CAE, COBOL, FOCUS, J2EE / Java, .Net, PowerBuilder, RAMIS, SAS, Visual Basic

Databases:                                            DB2, IMS, Oracle, SQL Server, Sybase

Hardware:                                                             IBM & Unisys Mainframes, Midrange Computers, Client Servers, Bar Code Scanners, OCR,

Data & Voice Communications, Video-conferencing

Operating Systems:             Banyan-Vines, DOS, Linux, Novell-Netware, NT, UNIX(AIX, HP-UX, Solaris), MS Windows, VMS, z/OS

Communications:                               CICS, EDI, LAN, Internet, RJE, WAN, Web Services, WebSphere MQ

 

 

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS & HONORS

 

Certified: Project Management Institute at PMP level

Certified: American Production & Inventory Control Society

Information Technology Council (ITC) – Chamber of Commerce

Data Processing Management Association (Association of Information Technology Professionals)

Grocery Manufacturers Association

Sigma Iota Epsilon (Business Honorary)

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Education

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MBA &amp;ndash; Northern Illinois University&lt;/p&gt;

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BS &amp;ndash; Northern Illinois University&lt;/p&gt;

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Certification: Project Management Institute (PMP)&lt;/p&gt;

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Certification:&amp;nbsp; American Production and Inventory Control Society (APICS)&lt;/p&gt;

James Greear

Consultant, speaker, author, minister, from startup to turnaround

James Greear

Current City: Ormond Beach, FL

Jim has extensive international experience in serial entrepreneurship and leadership with more than 30 years in senior management developing strategies, planning and tactical execution. Jim also provides start-up to turn-around and management consulting that provides strategic and creative direction on projects and executive oversight to clients ranging from consumer products and government agencies, to real estate/construction to retail, manufacturing and distribution as well as nonprofit organizations and has benefited hundreds of private and public sector clients.

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Education

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I studied a little...</p>

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