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Steven M Willinger

Steven M Willinger

Current City: Bristol, TN
Chapter: Bristol SCORE

I specialize in working with Independent Professionals such as consultants, coaches, counselors, trainers, speakers, sales, marketing and financial professionals.

The clients I work with are great at what they do professionally but struggle with the marketing part of their business. They want to know how to attract more clients with ease and without compromising their integrity.

Here's what I help my clients do:

  • Get clear about your vision and what you want to accomplish
  • Discover what may be holding you back and overcome it
  • Evaluate your strategy and design a sustainable business model
  • Overcome fear, procrastination, and self-doubt
  • Solve problems, eliminate obstacles, and avoid pitfalls
  • Locate resources, make connections, and build alliances
  • Gain perspective, get feedback, and discover new ideas
  • Set realistic goals, stay true to your vision, and on track with your plans

I have the skills and experience to help you and your business with:

  • Practical visioning, strategy, and planning
  • Discovering and overcoming inner saboteurs
  • Developing your potential as an entrepreneur, manager, and leader
  • Marketing tactics, tools, skills, and messaging
  • Business models, product design, and program development
  • Managing projects and people
  • Learning attitudes and habits that allow you to thrive

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Education

<p> California State University - Chico, CA&nbsp;</p> <p> Butte Junior College, Durham, CA&nbsp;</p> <p> Las Plumas High School, Oroville, CA</p>

Sidney B. Landman

Sidney B. Landman

Current City: Clayton, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Over 40 years in corporate America in industries ranging from Sandpaper to contact lenses and in organizations as large as Fortune 50 companies to start-ups. My career has primarily been in Financial and Operating management but has also included general management and consulting. I have worked in multi-national, multi-divisional environments dealing with factories and marketing in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and Australia. Products have ranged from consumer electronics to defense to contact lenses and finally a not for profit.

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Education

 BA in Economics and Finance from City College of New York, MBA in Finance from Loyola of Baltimore and taught Financial Management in the MBA program at Frostburg State College.

Steve Cooper

Steve Cooper

Current City: Free Union, VA

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Education

<p> I graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BS degree and from the University of California at Berkeley with an MBA.</p>

Randi A Luoto

Randi A Luoto

Current City: The Villages, FL

35+ years in marketing and consumer research. Current expertise in helping clients identify who the customer is or will be, what customers (will) expect, how to spot a competitive advantage. Adept with start ups. Skilled in test design, evaluation and measurement; all proven research methods (one to one interviews, surveys, focus groups, etc.); competitive intelligence. Past examiner for MN Quality Award. "Green belt" in Six Sigma.

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Education

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BA from U of MN, Minneapolis in Journalism. Some coursework towards an MBA.&lt;/p&gt;

Douglas Ware

Douglas Ware

Current City: Winter Park, FL
Chapter: SCORE Orlando

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Education

BSME California Maritime Academy 1962

Kurt Lichtenfeld

Kurt Lichtenfeld

Current City: North East, PA

Manufacturing management with General Electric in areas of machining and assembly. Also process flow.

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Education

General Electric Apprentice grad. General Electric Engineering program grad. Gannon College grad, BS Industrial Management

Barry McKinley

Barry McKinley

 Very knowledgeable in business operations. Have started from scratch (and almost no assets), bought and sold 10 different businesses in five different industries, Medical,Surf, Motorsports, Insurance and Personnel. Have extensive experience in operating small retail, wholesale, service and manufacturing businesses and all the challenges. Have won awards both in the Medical Industry numerous times and in the Motorsports Industry. Have sold businesses to Fortune 1000 Companies, employees and private groups. Have started four different businesses in two industries and built them to 50 plus employees and 15 million plus in sales. Have an excellent understanding of being under capitalized and overworked and still being able to grow my businesses against national companies. I financed all my business with my own personal money. I understand very well how to motivate staff and customers. If you're a small business, I can help, been-there-done-that!

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; San Diego State-Business,Marketing 100 plus, sales, marketing and business training classes Hobbies: Surfing, Motorcycle Dirt Bike Riding, Racquetball and Softball.&lt;/p&gt;</p>

John Twyford

John Twyford

John Twyford

I can help improve business performance in marketing, operations, and finance.

As a banker, management consultant, entrepreneur, and professor, I have helped countless small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance. In my professional practice I provide financial management support, business development assistance, and marketing expertise to banks, businesses, universities, municipalities, government agencies, and service organizations. 

In addition to my professional activities, I’m also an adjunct business faculty member at Arkansas State University-Newport where I instruct human resources, entrepreneurship, and economics courses. I hold a deep sense of community and have served both public and private organizations in roles such as vice chairman of finance for the Little Rock Zoo Commission, founding president of the Maumelle, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the boards of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Southside Main Street Project, and the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center. I’ve also served on key committees of several Arkansas economic development organizations. 

As a mentor for SCORE, I have provided advice to hundreds of entrepreneurs. Let’s get started.

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Education

Master of Science, University of Arkansas - Engineering, Business, and Human Resources

Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University 

National Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma

Kerry J Pfrimmer

Kerry J. Pfrimmer, SCORE Volunteer

Kerry J Pfrimmer

Current City: Northfield, NH

Held CEO & President positions achieving growth and expansion of globally focused Fortune 500, turnaround and start-up organizations. Early career experiences in small business development within the specialty retail, automotive and recreational products segments.

Posses skills in leadership, focused strategy, organizational development and sound financial management. Participated  on  boards of non-profit organizations serving Emergency Services, Handicapped Workplace Integration and Economically Disadvantaged Housing. BS in Management and Finance.   

Documented record of strong, decisive executive leadership in organizations ranging from $20 million to $800 million, global in reach and scale, and with interdisciplinary teams of 1,400 employees. Noted for sound, practical management style centered on impact-driven financial models and strategies. Strong boardroom presence.

Results-proven, growth-oriented, globally focused leader with repeated success in multiple industries and markets, expanding international footprint, building shareholder value, driving vision, and achieving critical strategic goals. Valued contributor to key strategic acquisitions and highly successful joint ventures.

Dynamic change agent skilled in repositioning organizations to achieve operational and manufacturing excellence. Delivered dramatic improvements to quality, market positioning, and financial performance by leading organizations to adopt Six Sigma tenets, Lean Manufacturing strategies, and metric-based management.

 

 

 

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Education

London Business School - Executive Management Program

INSEAD - Global Leadership Program

Post University - BS Management & Finance

Bob Smith

Bob Smith

Current City: Hot Springs Village, AR

High tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions.

I am a professional general management executive with engineering (BSME) and MBA (UCLA) degrees. My experience includes twenty-one years as president and/or CEO of five manufacturing companies, backed by additional line experience in engineering, sales & marketing, and manufacturing operations with high tech electronic & mechanical system products. I am Chairman or Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for three firms. I have significant experience in international operations, mergers & acquisitions, IPO's, managing public and privately held corporations in both turn-around and growth modes. I am a specialist in Strategic and Tactical Planning. I am also a volunteer counselor for SCORE, and a seminar leader at Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). I currently am the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Management at he Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix, where I teach business to MBA and undergraduate students.

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Education

BSME - Polytechnic institute of Brooklyn; MBA - UCLA

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