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Greg Pantirmas

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Greg Pantirmas

Current City: Elmwood Park, NJ

With 20+ years of diverse and hands on experience in technology that started with managing a small tri state network, to becoming the chief technology officer of a national real estate company(easyrent/easyroommate) to the corporate world as a high ranking quality assurance member with (mellon financial) that serviced national members and their families to a current position as chief executive officer for an international technology servicing company (pcmacnerds). I have gained the skills to effectively communicate, manage, train and simply run day to day business operations.

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Education

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Associates Degree in Computer Science, Bachelor&#39;s Degree in Computer Information Systems and a Master&#39;s Degree in Software Engineering Including multiple certifications and licenses in the technology field surrounding Computer Architecture, Security, Privacy and Artificial Intelligence, as well as member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers</p>

James Allen

James Allen

Current City: Columbus, OH
Chapter: Columbus SCORE

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Kenneth Velten

Kenneth Velten

Current City: Ballwin, MO
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Retired from Boeing in 1999 after 34 years in Finance, Planning, Strategic Planning and Program Management.

Not for Profit activities include Habitat for Humanity (Project Manager and Treasurer), Long Beach City College Foundation (President and Treasurer)

Adjunct Faculty, St. Louis Community College

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Education

BSEE Univ. of Cincinnati 1965 MSEE ST. Louis University 1969

Ted Redmond

Ted Redmond

Current City: Fort Myers, FL

34 year career with The Kroger Co, Cincinnati, Ohio holding several positions in the Manufacturing Division including Vice President of Dairy Operations and Vice President of Bakery/Deli Operations.

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Education

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University of Cincinnati&nbsp;1974&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Bachelor of Business Administration with Major in Marketing and Operations</p>

Duncan H Cooper

Duncan H. Cooper

Duncan H Cooper

Current City: Tisbury, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Highly Experienced in Running a business and working with entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses which add to my mentoring skill. My experience includes 40 years of combining Mechanical Engineering skills with an MBA education to grow companies, manage project launches and controlling project finances to produce on time, on budget and high quality results. The scope of my background included projects in the Automotive Industry, Aerospace Industry, Electronics Industry, Plastics and Metal working Industries. All aspects of these projects were handled from design and build, awarding project contracts, installing projects, start up and hand off.  In addition to these skills my career encompassed a broad range of duties from raising funds to finance projects, turning around struggling companies, selling companies and starting companies. Working as a volunteer allows the entrepreneur the opportunity to draw on my experience to increase their chance of success.

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Education

Earned a BS Mechanical Engineering Technology from Weber State University. Obtained an MBA Finance - Sacred Heart University and an additional degree as CFP Design - College for Financial Planning.

 

James Fitzhugh

James Fitzhugh

Current City: Burbank, CA

I have over 40 years of experience in International freight forwarding and global logistics. I have managed small and large offices as well as Regional groups for both operations and sales. My last employer was UPS for over 13 years. During my career I have been responsible to build and manage budgets for operations and sales. I have completed global supply chain designs for such companies as Apple, HP and Seagate. I have traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. My last responsibility was to manage teams of Project managers who were responsible for the global customer satisfaction of some of UPS's largest and most complex global customers. 

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Education

BA from the University of Virginia and a masters of International Business from The American Graduate School of International management (Thunderbird)

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

Richard Campagna

Richard Campagna

Current City: Norwich, NY

Chief Operating officer                                                                                                       2012 – Present

Chief Financial officer                                                                                                          2011 - 2012

Mang Insurance Agency, LLC – Norwich, NY                                                           

High growth insurance agency with active acquisition strategy.  Manage commercial and benefits service operations, finance and human resources.  Led reorganization of operating departments, improved service and was quickly moved to COO position.  Evaluate acquisition candidates and manage due diligence.

Richard P. Campagna CPA  - Dunmore, PA                                                                       2009 - 2011

Accounting, Financial and Tax services for individuals and small business.  Operational and financial consulting and assisting insurance enterprises in raising capital.

Vice President, Finance & Chief Financial Officer

VPA, Inc. – Calabasas, California                                                                                             2004 – 2006

Third party claims administrator of self-funded disability insurance programs for major employers including claims adjudication and plan administration and reporting.  Managed finance, human resources and contract administration.                   

Accomplishments:            

  • Executive sponsor and team leader that improved operating efficiency by implementing an automated document management system.
  • Remarketed insurance programs resulting in over $25,000 in savings.
  • Developed client level cost accounting and product pricing process.

Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, Product & Finance

Countrywide Insurance Services - Simi Valley, California                                                                                                                              2001 - 2003

MGA marketing insurance and warranty products to customers of Countrywide Financial.  Revenue $65M.   Managed Underwriting, Finance, IT and Independent Agency Distribution comprised of over 100 staff.

Accomplishments:

  • Identified opportunity and led due diligence for efforts to acquire a general agency.
  • Established capability to market business outside core mortgage customer universe.
  • Negotiated agreements to outsource auto insurance sales and processing.
  • Reduced expenses through operational streamlining and staffing revisions.

 

Founder, President & CEO

Pacific Select Property Insurance Company - Walnut Creek, California                                                                                                                             1997 - 2000

Insurance company specializing in residential/commercial catastrophe exposed property insurance.  Managed all operations and led development of management team, business process outsourcing, product development, sales & marketing, operations, and leading edge risk management process.

Accomplishments:

  • Founded and built operations and sold company for 150% of book value.
  • Implemented a formula-based reinsurance program saving $1 million in annual premiums.
  • Outsourced business processing minimizing up-front capital investment and fixed costs.
  • Implemented Internet strategy with underwriting, policy processing, and direct sales.

USF&G Corporation - Baltimore, Maryland                                        1988 - 1997

President - F&G Specialty Insurance Services                                               1995 - 1997

Vice President – Treasurer                                                                                 1993 - 1995

Vice President – Controller                                                                              1991 - 1993

Asst. Vice President – Controller, F&G Life                                                 1988 - 1991

 

Major publicly held international company offering property & casualty, reinsurance, life insurance and financial services.  Revenue $5 Billion - 12,000 employees.  Managed all financial areas including accounting, capital markets, investor relations and operational support areas.  Developed new startup operation writing in earthquake and hurricane exposed areas.  Managed all operations including marketing, underwriting, operations, risk management and finance.

  • Led development of new operation writing earthquake and wind exposed risks.
  • Revised marketing strategy in response to market conditions, resulting in rapid growth.
  • Improved relationships with investment analysts and rating agencies resulting in upgrades.
  • Reengineered operating departments resulting in savings of over $2 million annually while still improving financial reporting process.
  • Restructured capital through $600 million in creative transactions resulting in $26 million in annual dividend and interest savings.
  • Through proactive communication with customers and regulators, stemmed a “run on the bank” and convinced regulators not to take action against the company.

 

Senior Manager

Ernst & Young - Baltimore, Maryland                                                 1981 - 1987

A “Big 4” public accounting firm with offices throughout the world.  Senior audit manager leading services to clients mainly in insurance ranging in size from $50 million to $5 billion in revenue.  Managed engagement staffing, reviewed staff work and communicated audit results to management and audit committees.  Interfaced regularly with CFO, controller, actuaries and boards of directors.

 

Accomplishments:

  • Served on national task force to develop audit guidance for insurance industry
  • Through a timely and complete review of work in the field, audit engagement hours were cut resulting in a 20%+ improvement in collections versus standard rates.

 

NON-INSURANCE EXPERIENCE

Chief Financial Officer

The Forma Group, Inc. – Danville, CA                                                                                 2006 - 2008

Founder and officer of company bringing new technology to the wood frame construction industry.

Accomplishments:      

  • Raised over $5 million in equity capital and obtained $1.8 million equipment lease.
  • Established finance, legal, human resources and shareholder management processes.

 

Chief Operating Officer/Chief Financial Officer

Design2build, Inc. - Walnut Creek, California                                                                                                                             2000 - 2001

Start-up technology and engineering services company providing collaborative software.

Accomplishments:

  • Prepared financial models presentations to investors resulting in $1 million in funding.
  • Negotiated contracts and managed relationship with international engineering partners

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Education

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B.S. Accounting, University of Scranton</p>

Kevin John Clarke

Kevin John Clarke

Current City: East Amherst, NY

I am a Senior Executive who had led global high performance organizations of up to 15,000 employees with $1B+ in sales, and manufacturing facilities across the USA, Canada and Latin  America. I firmly believe in engaging and empowering my employees and I feel it is critical that the CEO maintains strong relationships with critical business clients and aggressively drives his organization with a defined Operating Philosophy that is well articulated to all stakeholders.I have 40+ years of experience with my most recent role being President -CEO of Catalyst Paper in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. I successfully guided the Company through the CCAA bankruptcy process from filing in Jan ,  2012 to emergence in Sept, 2012 .I believe in firmly focusing on people, performance , leadership and teamwork and highly focused direct communication to drive quick innovative strategies and tactics that strengthen business performance and growth. My favorite quote " It is not the strongest of the species or the most intelligent of the species that survives but the one that is most adaptive to change " Charles Darwin.

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Education

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B.S. Niagara University in transportation and Logistics 1973&lt;/p&gt;

Dr. Smarajit Mitra

Dr. Smarajit Mitra

Current City: St. Pete Beach, FL

 

Partner  and Co-Owner,      Mitra Chemical Consulting LLC.     2010 - present

Consulting in the fields of chemistry and materials science. Fields covered include cosmetics, personal care products, microencapsulation, adhesives (industrial, consumer and biomedical), biomedical materials, infection control materials, silicones, polyurethanes, functional coatings, radiation curable coatings, signage, microencapsulation, cleaning and sanitation chemicals, edible oils and food-safety technologies.

3M Company                                                                                 1978 – 2010

         Various research and management  positions in attaining the ranks Senior Staff Scientist, Laboratory Manager and Business Manager with New Product Development & Commercialization, New Business Development, Strategic Planning and Acquisitions & Mergers responsibilities.

Case Western Reserve University, Macromolecular Institute         1977 - 1978

Research Associate

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Education

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Ph.D.&nbsp;&nbsp; Organic /Polymer Chemistry&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI&nbsp; 1977</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; M.Sc.&nbsp;&nbsp; Organic Chemistry &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Calcutta, India&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1972</p>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; B.Sc.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Chemistry&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Calcutta, India&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 1969</p>

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