Fort Wayne, IN
Counselors to America's Small Business
42 years in business. Expertise in Sales and Marketing. Last 22 years as CEO of 5 companies mostly doing turnarounds. Business Markets include Pharmaceutical, Nutritional, Consumer Products, Home and School Supplies, Paper Products, Entertainment Products. -Dart Distributing, CEO - Manco Products, CEO -Le Page's Inc, CEO -National Patent.Medical, CEO -Graham Medical Products, General Manager
BS Management , and Economics, Southern Illinois University MBA Business Management, and; Economics, Indiana State University Leadership, Decision-Making in Organizations, Yale University, American Management Association Brand Management, Advanced Brand Management &amp;amp; General Sales Manager Seminars.</p>
Expert in home-based businesses, consultants, musicians, artists, crafts people, e-Commerce and Internet situations, website design critique, computer service businesses and coaching healthcare related businesses. 25 years as a new products and new ventures executive. Management consultant helping companies increase innovation and entrepreneurship (self employed since 1989). Help companies and non-profits develop strategic and growth plans. Volunteer member of non-profit & church boards. Helped start up an aquaculture venture in Hawaii. Avid golfer and a cappella choral singer.
BA Yale, MS University of Minnesota
41 years in commercial banking, on the Operation side.
Expert in Franchises. Very knowledge Hotel Management, Business Strategy and Planning. Also, numerous years of marketing experience. Many years in the hotel and restaurant industries as an owner and as Sr Vice President of a NYSE listed restaurant chain. Fifteen years as a management consultant with both large and small entrepreneurial companies in many industries located throughout western United States. I am proud to be a Certified Management Consultant, certified by the prestigious Institute of Management Consultants of Washington D.C. Graduate of Cornell University School of Hotel Management.
As a consultant and mentor my goal was to help prevent my clients from making the same mistakes that I did when I was in their shoes. Now, I am happy to have the opportunity to bring that many years of of consulting and mentoring experience to my SCORE clients.
Graduate, School of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Certified Management Consultant, one of less than 2000 in the USA, by the Institute of Management Consultants, Washington DC
Mark Lowenstein was an Assistant Professor of Business at a small college most recently. Mr.Lowenstein has a wide background in business development, contract negotiation, strategic alliances, marketing and international/domestic sales channel management in the software/high tech industry. He has a number of years of entrepreneurial experience with knowledge of a number of different markets and a strong sense of customer's needs.
Evaluating and refining business models and reviewing business plans are a specialty. He knows how to help you evaluate your target market and determine the characteristics of your target customers. He will advise you on how to structure product and/or service offerings for a successful business. In addition,he can determine the best means to deliver the product and/or service in a cost effective manner using a variety of methods; both direct and indirect.
He has consulted with inventors evaluating the commercial feasibility of markets and product development for a variety of patents. He was the COO of a fixed wireless broadband company focused on the Caribbean market. Mark was the VP of Business Development at a software industry non profit. He co-founded two software based startups: one was a supplier of tactical weather systems to the US military and international markets and the other a data acquisition measurement company for manufacturers.
He has worked with several non profit organizations and has been on the board of a regional economic development agency. He is currently a trustee for a local college.
<p> BABSON COLLEGE, MBA; SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, JD; UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, BA</p>
Project manager and line manager in both defense and commercial manufacturing for over 30 years. Projects included systems developments for avionics, client server transaction processing applications, and quality process systems. Managed outsourced software developments. Currently, adjunct professor in math & computer science.
non profit counseling for boards
<p> BS Mathematics Education MA Mathematics PhD Computer Science</p>
Credit Reporter Dun & Bradstreet University Mathematics Professor
<p> <p> B.A. - University of Northern Iowa M.A. - University of Minnesota Additional work at University of Minnesota and the University of Wisconsin.</p></p>
Regular Army Officer with leadership experience as Platoon leader, Executive Officer, and Company Commander with 1st and 2nd Infantry Divisions. 27 years with the United States Postal Service as Industrial Engineer, Manager Industrial Engineering, Director of Mail Processing, Director of Operations Support, and MSC Manager/Postmaster. The world's largest distribution, logistics, and delivery system - required proficiencies of me in operations improvement, personnel and labor relations; mechanical, building, and fleet maintenance, financial and operations analysis; air and highway transportation networks and contracting; facilities justification and design; Manager, supervisor and employee skills training; and public relations.
<p> BS/MS Mechanical Engineering from South Dakota State University - MS in Industrial Engineering option. Executive programs from Duke Universities Fuqua School of Business and University of Virginia's Darden School of Business.</p>
Steven is a management professional with senior level experience in Business Development, Administration, and Operations. He has over 25 years of experience in sales and marketing with a Master’s degree in Business Management. Recognized as a successful businessman; Steven has been a motivational speaker for Antelope Valley College, business’ curriculum for more than 12 years.
As the founder of an apparel and promotional company, he has decided to share his knowledge with others. He has navigated the challenges of selling to the U.S. Government. He knows the endeavors of selling to GOV, DOD, SBA, GSA, and other government agencies.
Steven has served in the United States military with years of honorable service and is now retired. He is recorded as having enlisted more than 600 soldiers into the United States Army.
Steven received his BA and MBA in Business Management from the University of Redlands’ School of Business. He is also a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurship Boot camp for Veterans. He enjoys spending time with friends and family while watching movies and studying business strategies. He has a passion for developing meaningful relationships with other entrepreneurs. He is an added value to the SCORE family. Follow Steven on Twitter/Veteranpreneur.com
Steven received his Masters in Business Management from the University of Redlands’ School of Business. He is also a graduate of UCLA’s Anderson School of Management, Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans.
Private Legal Practice, Opelousas & Baton Rouge, Louisiana (Served as member of the La. Legislative Bureau & 2009 –Present
Office of Louisiana Lieutenant Governor, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2004-2009
Responsible for legislative advocacy / out-reach, stakeholder coalition building, legislative bill tracking, and agency legal analysis and supervision
Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 2000-2004
Responsible for managing all phases of defense litigation pertaining to any medical malpractice claim against the state of Louisiana assigned to my care
Premier Title of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1998-2000
Responsible for managerial and operational oversight of eighteen title company offices throughout the U.S.
Juris Doctor, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1989)
Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1984)