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John Miller

John Miller

Current City: Scottsdale, AZ

Expert in developing new business plans, expanding & improving existing businesses, and contracting-delivering many different business and consumer market goods & services.  During my career I developed the skills and reputation for analyzing and improving different businesses’ performances, including reliably delivering quality goods & services to markets-customers, and increasing short- and longer term business financial performance.

Began my business career in Home Repair/Construction, followed by being an Auto Shop Owner-operator prior to and during college.  After graduation I worked for 35 years in the Petroleum Oil Industry including Refining, Logistics & Distribution, Business Development & major asset acquisitions, and Commercial for Independent and Major Oil Companies.  My work experience and expertise included developing, managing and continuously improving the operating and financial performances of small-to-large Refining facilities, associated Logistics-Supply Chains, and Commercial operations.  I held many management positions including: VP of Refining, Refinery Manager (of 3 individual Refineries), Engineering Manager, and Manager for many other Operating Services Departments.  Engineering-technical experience included analyzing manufacturing-production facilities’ performances, and innovating, designing & constructing improvement-expansion projects; including upgrading staff/labor operating practices.  In addition I improved-optimized many Facilities’ production, minimized expenses/costs, and increased overall Facility’s revenues and maximize profit margins.  Each Refinery I Managed was operated as an independent business unit.  Management responsibilities included: Operations, Maintenance, Administration, Regulatory compliance (safety & environmental), Inventory management, Transportation (truck, rail & marine), Logistics (supply chains/inventory management), Utilities (power, fuels & water), and many other on-site support groups (Control Labs, Training, Fire/Security, Safety/Environmental, Warehousing, Public Relations, and Maintenance shops & offices/buildings).

Retired from Corporate life and became a Clean Energy Professional Analyst and Consultant.  In recent years, began Consulting with different small IT business startups and most recently joined the SCORE team and became a Certified Mentor to support Small Businesses and developing/new Entrepreneurs.

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Education

B.S. degrees in Chemical Engineering and Chemistry from UC Davis, CA, and a MBA from Saint Marys/UC Berkley, CA; Certified Professional Engineer in CA

John Dwan

John Dwan

Current City: Woodbridge, CT
Chapter: New Haven SCORE

24 years in Fortune 500 sales, marketing and product management in analytical instrumentation industry. 10 years in small and midsize organizations in instrumentation and services market. Concurrently owned small family service based business for 7 years.

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Education

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BS - Medical Technology&nbsp;- University of Bridgeport</p>

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MBA - Management and Organizational Behavior - University of Bridgeport</p>

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Executive Development Program - Northeastern University</p>

Charles Howze

Charles Howze

Charles Howze

Current City: Coral Springs, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Over 30 years of executive retail experience. Accomplished executive with extensive experience in operations, P&L management, corporate leadership and large sales volume.  A results-oriented, decisive leader with proven success in start-ups, turnaround and growth organizations.  track record of increasing sales, market penetration and growing bottom line while spearheading operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce cost.  Excel in dynamic demanding environments while remaining pragmatic and focused.  Managed multi-unit organizations for several retail formats including  big box merchandise, specialty apparel and closeout.  Worked in several regions of the US including the Southeast and the West Coast.  Recently served as COO of a small closeout retail chain located in Canada. 

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Education

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Bachelor Degree__Miles College, Birmingham, Alabama</p>

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Professional Development__University of Miami Entrepreneurial Program, Blanchard Situational Leadership,</p>

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Gallup University Great Leader Program</p>

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Edward Collins

Edward Collins

Current City: Wilmington, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Foreman - Leeds & Northrup (instrumentation)

General Manager - LG Nestor, Inc.(scientific glassblowing)

Ass't to Technology Group VP - Singer Co.

GM - Ballantine Labs (test instrumentation)

GM - Cavitron Ultrasonics, Inc.(ultrasonic dental and medical equipment)

Group VP - Cavitron Corp (ultrasonic instrumentation, medical devices).

VP - IPCO Corp

President - Hospital Supply Division, IPCO Corp.

Group VP - IPCO Corp (dental prosthetics, blood and plasma collection, medical instrumentation)

GM - Silhouette Optical US (eyeware frame distribution)

GM Granada Hospital Group (hospital TV services)

President Sonokinetics, Inc. (ultrasonic orthopedic surgical instrumentation)

Novartis Corp Federal Government Contracting Manager

Government Consulting Services (pharma consulting, contracting with the Federal Government)

 

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Education

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BS Physics - Fordham University</p>

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MBA - Wharton School of Finance</p>

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

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Current City: North Adams, MA

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Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein

Current City: Doylestown, PA

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Prentis Hall

Prentis Hall

Current City: Lansdale, PA

32+ years in corporate America

  • Marketing
  • Market research
  • Market communciations
  • Sales
  • Business development
  • Business management

Small business owner

  • Started 5 small businesses in total
  • Currently operating a small business

 

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Education

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MBA - Marketing &amp; Statistics</p>

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Engineering undergrad</p>

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Additional training in market research, new product development, competitor intelligence</p>

John Ripple

John Ripple

Current City: Massillon, OH
Chapter: Canton SCORE

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Education

Bachelor Degree in Industrial Engineering from University of Toledo.

Master Degree in Business from Ashland College.

Manjula Charles

Manjula Charles

Current City: Dallas, TX
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

11 year corporate retail career covering international sourcing, manufacturing, fabric, trim, product development and brand management.

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Education

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BFA in Fashion marketing</p>

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