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Leonard Kranser

Leonard Kranser

Engineering and manufacturing manager for the Gillette Company.  Assistant to the President of a NYSE conglomerate evaluating acquisitions and performing in-house management consulting. President and owner of a manufacturer with approximately 150 employees.

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Education

BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS MIT

MBA Harvard Business School

Victor G Allara Jr.

Victor G Allara Jr.

Current City: Pikeville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Professional Business Experience: I have in excess of 25 years of senior management experience in businesses from start-up to working with other businesses who are experiencing operating and financial distress. My diverse business background includes consulting and training, commercial loan underwriting, coal mining operations, oil & gas exploration, retail convenient stores with quick service restaurants, and a FAA Part 145 aircraft repair station.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Masters in Business Administration in Management.

Financing, Equity, "Venture Capital", "Starting a Business", Idea, Loan, SBA, "Economic Development", "Convenience Store", Gas, Gasoline, "Natural Gas", CNG, LNG, "Business Model", "Business Idea"

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Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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Education

EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

Herbert H Konowitz

Herbert H Konowitz

Current City: Dover, DE
Chapter: Delaware SCORE

Previously ran a family owned business for 48 years in the textile manufacturing business. Catered to hotel and motels and retail department store trade. Being the primary owner I have experience in sales, marketing, accounting,production , and human resources. Presently involved with homeless in Dover, non profit C501(C)3, day to day operations and grants, elected Vice Chair. Elected SCORE State Vice Chair 2006. Elected SCORE State Chairman, 7/20/09. Elected Chairman Concerned Citizens for Justice 2015Reelected 2nd Vice President of Frederica Senior Center

CERTIFIED MENTOR

 

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Education

<p> Graduated Babson College, Wellesley, Mass BS in BA 1958 Business Counselor Delaware Technical and Community College</p>

Mike Forney

Mike Forney

Current City: Steamboat Springs, CO
Chapter: SCORE Denver

Leadership Trainer, Rotary Zone 21B/27 (Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Idaho, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Arizona.  (2013-present)  Rotary Public Image Coordinator, Rotary Zone 27;  Rotary District Governor, 2012-13.   President, Management Dynamics, 2003 to present).  Principal and CEO of PW Funding, Mineola, NY 2001-2003. Principal and COO of Larson Financial Resources, Bernardsville, NJ. 1985-2001 (Sold company to PW Funding.) Commercial and multi-family mortgage finance. Division Manager - AT&T (Public Relations and Public Affairs) 1965-1984. Non-profit boards - Colorado Wing Leader, Angel Flight West; Executive Board, Seminars at Steamboat;  United Way; Main Street. Steamboat Seminars. YMCA. Yampa Valley Airport Authority.

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Education

BA. Political Science. Eastern Washington University 1965 Brookings Institution, 1982.

John A Horan

John A Horan

Current City: Snyder, NY

I have started about 10 businesses during the last 30+ years and have loved every day. All have been profitable. Start-up costs ranged from $0.00 to $240.00. There are few things more satisfying than making a nice living from a business that you created on a zero dollar investment.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and then doing it again....... and again.

I have always specialized in contrarian mentoring based on finding a niche and exploiting it.  This avenue is not for most as it will usually go against what most people say, and everything you read.  

If you do what you love, the money will follow.

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Education

AAS - Industrial engineering

BS - Industrial Arts Education

Jeffrey R Clack

Jeffrey R Clack

Current City: Belmont, MA
  • Expert in pricing products and services
  • Expert in non-profit Boards
  • Expert in sales, sales forecasting
  • Expert in finding and retaining customers
  • Expert in call centers
  • Expert in merging sales teams

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Education

&amp;lt;p&amp;gt; &amp;lt;span&amp;gt;Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, BS Materials Engineering 1971;&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; &amp;lt;span&amp;gt;Harvard Business School, MBA Marketing 1978&amp;lt;/span&amp;gt;&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;

Samuel C Li

Samuel C Li

Current City: Sant Barbara, CA

Senior professional services executive with extensive financial services and management consulting expertise in strategic marketing, business strategy, and operational effectiveness;

Sector specialties: consumer, high net worth, middle market, retail banking, portfolio management, venture/start-ups/new ventures, and credit cards

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Education

MBA, University of Chicago Booth School of Business (formerly the Univeristy of Chicago Graduate School of Business)

BA, Haverford College, Economics (with honors)

Gene Sinser

Gene Sinser

Current City: Santa Barbara, CA

Institutional Food distribution, Retail sales, Art Gallery, custom picture framing, non profits, business counseling

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Education

MA Business European University

Ralph H Shepard Jr.

Ralph H Shepard Jr.

Current City: Ferrisburg, VT

Expert in Public Administration. Very knowledgeable in Economics. Executive Level Operational Management of Manufacturing! Industrial Arts teacher 2 year, Vermont Air National Guard Pilot and Staff Officer 22 years. Owned and operated an ironworking and blacksmithing business in Cornwall Vermont 8 years. 17 years industrial manufacturing experience primarily in operations; projects included: establishing and maintaining working partnerships with vendors, implementation of two EPR manufacturing packages, establishing European distribution warehouse, maintaining and upgrading MIS System(s), establishing an activity based costing system, installing shop floor data collection and "Just in Time" manufacturing systems, performed organizational analysis on several occasions to establish baseline and justify expenditure for major upgrades and process changes.

Served as chair of new product development committee.  Several years as consultant in operations and fiscal management for small businesses prior to volunteering for SCORE.

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Education

<p> BSBA (Economics), University of Tennessee; Master of Public Administration, (MPA), University of Vermont; Certified Professional in Integrated Resource Management by American Production and Inventory Control Society, APICS.&nbsp; Various military technical and professional development courses.</p>

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