Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

ROBERT RINKER

ROBERT RINKER SCORE Volunteer

ROBERT RINKER

Current City: Sherwood, AR

I have a track record of helping small business owners find practical and affordable solutions to building and growing a business.

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Education

MBA - Global Enterprise Management, Summa Cum Laude, 2013 Jones International University

BS - Marketing Management, 1991 University of South Florida

Public Service - Mayor, Commissioner, Planning and Zoning Committee 1988 - 1999

 

Dennis Moffet

Dennis Moffet

Current City: San Bernardino, CA

An accomplished speaker, mastermind professional, business coach, life coach, ministry coach, golf coach, and entrepreneur and business trainer. Over 35 years’ in retail management in such industries such as lumber, automotive and consumer goods in big box stores such as Walmart. His passion is assisting business owners, entrepreneurs, and ministers in developing, implementing and achieving their goals. Dennis also mentors professional referral and networking groups, coaches for personal growth and development, coaches businesses on increasing referrals, relationship development, ministry development and growth, and behavioral style coaching on interpersonal relationships. Also, a pretty good golfer!

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Brien DeBari

Brien DeBari

Current City: Farmington, CT

 

Jun 2012-  BARI MEDICAL, LLC, Farmington, CT

Present      (Business development/sales organization specialized in the area of medical products and services)

                   President/Owner

2003-2012  NESTLE HEATLH SCIENCES/PAMLAB, LLC, Mandeville, LA

(Pharmaceutical/medical foods company with products in diabetes, depression, Alzheimer’s/MCI, obstetrics, podiatry, and neurology)

                   Director of Sales/Equity Position

2000 -2002  CLINARIUM/ARIS GLOBAL, INC- Stamford, CT

(Pharmaceutical/Bio-Tech Software Company. Applications targeted toward regulatory safety compliance and clinical trials management. Serve largest international pharma and bio-tech companies)                   

VP Business Development/Equity Position 

1987-2000   ALK-ABELLO, INC - Wallingford, Connecticut

(U.S. subsidiary of ALK-Abello, A/S, worldwide manufacturer of therapeutic and diagnostic allergy immuno-vaccines.) 

President (1990-2000)

Director of Sales and Marketing (1987-1990)                  

1982-1987   FISON'S CORPORATION - Bedford, Massachusetts (Now part of Sanofi-Aventis)

 (Pharmaceutical manufacturer and marketer)

 Field Sales Manager (1985-1987)

                      

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Education

 

                       UNIVERSITY OF CONNECTICUT - Storrs, Connecticut

                       Master of Business Administration, Finance and Marketing

 

                       SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY - New Haven, Connecticut

                       Bachelor of Science, Education and Science

                       Education certifications: Chemistry, Biology, General Science and Mathematics.

Ronald Tucker

Ronald Tucker

Current City: Palmetto, FL
Chapter: Manasota SCORE

II have been in the commercial insurance business for 50 years working in New York State. I have worked for insurance carriers, intermediaries, wholesale brokers, owned my own insurance agency, and produced clients for my entire career. I have worked and managed offices for 2 International brokers, 2 regional brokers, and have been employed for 21 years with my existing employer. Additionally, I have taught agents and brokers licensing courses and master's level insurance courses for 36 years for several universities. I have been teaching at Hofstra University on Long Island for 26 years as an adjunct teaching the same insurance curriculum.

II currently produce and service some 55 commercial clients in Metropolitan New York area in the health care, manufacturing, distributing, and not for profit specialties. Recently myr team created a new specialty in the Home Care Distribution system for NYC Human Resource Administration vendors and currently insure 22% of this NYC marketplace since 2013. Additionally,our firm is nationally recognized as a provider for this industry segment on a Regional and National Basis.

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John Oliva

John Oliva

Current City: New London, CT

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Tim Zimmerman

Tim Zimmerman

Current City: Little Rock, AR

At the age of 23 I moved to Ft. Smith, AR and stared a grass roots Industrial Rubber Distributorship. The Company flourished and merged with several other similar businesses, created an ESOP, and grew to 12 locations in 6 states with 160 employees and $48m in annual sales. I was second in command when I was forced out and sold my interest in the business in 2007. In 2010 I became a partner in a local Drug Testing company which was struggling, I currently run that business. The company has grown nicely and became profitable in the second year of my tenure. Our 2014 sales were up 30% and I see that trend continuing.  

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Education

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High School Diploma</p>

Philip Jennings Stevens Jr.

Philip Jennings Stevens Jr.

Current City: Greenwich, CT

Commercial insurance and risk management. Assisted large corporations to self insure their own risks and to assist groups and associations in pooling their own risks by setting up and operating what are called captive insurance companies for these clients.

I have assisted over 40 clients to establish these unique, special purpose insurance companies: feasibility studies, financial pro-formas, business plans, capital structures, reinsurance, license applications to various insurance domiciles, actuarial projections, underwriting, rate and premium setting, as well as co-ordination of outside legal, tax, banking, claims, investment advisory and captive management services.

 

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Education

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Trinity Pawling School - 1967</p>

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Denison University - 1971, B.A - English Literature</p>

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American Institute of Risk Management - 1976 - Assoc. in Risk Management</p>

Ron Barnes

Ron Barnes, Columbia SC SCORE Mentor

Ron Barnes

Current City: Columbia, SC
Chapter: Midlands SCORE

I have held every position in the career colleges from instructor to President of the college. I have also taught career planning for the Department of Labor, tutored for No Child Left Behind and taught pre-release classes for Prison Fellowship. I have a complete career planning program on the internet at http://opng8.org/career.html

I am currently working with an organization to help people start their own business. You can learn more about the program at http://leap2biz.com/.

You can find out more about me at http://meetronbarnes.com

 

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Education

BBA-Marketing, University of Central Oklahoma

M.Ed.-Adult Education, University of Central Oklahoma

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Dr. Jeffrey W von Freymann

Current City: Mount Pleasant, SC

Over 40 years practitioner experience in marketing, communications, and management working in/with 100s profit and non-profit organizations from start ups to ongoing concerns, small to large (but mostly small).  Last 15 years as a college professor in marketing and management at the undergrad and graduate levels.

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Education

<p> Doctorate in Business Administration (University of Sarasota, FL), MBA in marketing (Babson College, MA), BA in English (Stonehill College, North Easton, MA).</p>

Jeff Durham

Jeff Durham

Current City: Noblesville, IN

Expert in helping NEW entrepreneurs streamline their startup process while minimizing RISK and maximizing SUCCESS.  LEAN STARTUP Specialist.  Expert assisting EXISTING business owners grow revenues & cash-flow, improve operational efficiency, strategic acquisitions, and exit strategy.  I've owned over 6 businesses and would be privileged to share proven processes with you!  I've been in your shoes and understand your excitement and desire to make sure you are taking the right steps.

Butler University Bulldog fan by chance?  I previously served as a professor in the Entrepreneur & Innovation department and currently work as a Business Coach in same.  I started my first business in 1996. While it wasn't started the right way, I sure learned alot!...ALOT about what I should've done and wouldn't do again!  Since that first experience, I've been blessed to own businesses with retail sales volume in excess of $30,000,000 involving Retail, Service, Wholesale, Importing, International Business, Ecommerce, Distribution, Sales, Marketing, Operations, Staffing, Financial, Product Development, Sales Reps, Tradeshows, Exit Strategy, Selling/Buying Business and EVERYTHING involved in small business. 

I look at my job as a coach and mentor...guiding you along using best-practices in order to help you achieve your GOALS & DREAMS while avoiding expensive mistakes!

 


BACKGROUND

Business Coach/Adjunct Professor, Real Business Experience Program

2013-Present, Butler University, Indianapolis, IN

The Real Business Experience is an innovative program at Butler where students form teams, create a business idea, apply for funding (to a group of real business executives) - and if they receive funding, start and run their real business.

Teach (September –December 2013), led, coach and engage 25 students per semester in learning how to create a small business model and actually turn that model into a for profit business.

Owner, President       

2011-Present, Business Brokers & Consultants of Indianapolis, Noblesville, IN

Business Brokers actively seeks to acquire engagements with business owners looking to sell their business, and  entrepreneurs wishing to purchase a business.  

Provide expert guidance on valuation, marketing a business, along with all the elements of good management.

In demand to provide small business consulting on strategies such as growth, vision, scaling, marketing, partner issues, online marketing and exit strategies.

Founder & Senior Mentor Volunteer

2011-Present, Business Mentor Program of Central Indiana, Noblesville, IN

Not-For-Profit program that connects first-time Indianapolis area entrepreneurs with volunteer business mentors that provide expertise and guidance using lean start-up best practices.

Consult with business owners on strategies necessary in order for their business to become profitable, as well as craft strategies to ramp up and significantly grow the business while remaining profitable. 

Founder & Senior Turnaround Specialist Volunteer  

2012-Present, Help For My Business Program, Noblesville, IN

Not-For-Profit program that provides business turnaround best practices to struggling small business owners.

Provide consulting to turn around high potential or once profitable businesses including root cause analysis of problems, and strategies to renovate finance, sales & marketing, operations, processes, supply chain, market penetration, advertising, staffing, and budgeting.

Board of Directors     

2010-Present, Starfish Missions, Louisville, KY

Starfish Missions is a faith-based, nonprofit organization that partners with Christian churches in the Dominican Republic, providing underprivileged children with educational opportunities and school supplies.

Provide guidance to the CEO regarding strategy, growth, cash management, logistics, volunteers and interns.

Owner, General Manager       

2001-2012, Harvest Scents & Traders, Indianapolis, IN

HST was acquired by Wholesale Home Décor in 2012 and imports quality and innovative home décor and giftware products to retailers, wholesalers and craft partners.

Built this business from the ground up to a $5 million business with gross margins of 65%+.

Managed all aspects of the business including sales & marketing, advertising, website/SEO, and product development.

Traveled and sourced large volumes of goods from Asia, and utilizing Chinese agents and interpreters, negotiated pricing and logistics; traveled extensively to trade shows in the United States to develop customer relationships.  

Owner, General Manager       

1996-2001, The Golden Quill, Carmel, IN

The Golden Quill started as a home décor retailer and was the forerunner of Harvest Scents & Traders. 

Founded this firm growing revenue to over $400,000; discovered a lack of wholesalers to serve the many retailers and wound down this business to concentrate on founding a wholesale business.

Owner, General Manager       

1996-2001, NuTan Indianapolis, IN

NuTan was a retail tanning salon & gift shop.

Bought, operated and sold this business after doubling sales to $125,000.

Stockbroker, Investment Consultant, Sales Manager & Trust Portfolio Manager    

1992-1996, Smith Barney, Banc One Securities, Huntington Investment Co & First National Bank

The original Smith Barney, a well known securities firm, is now part of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management.

Acquired and managed assets of high net worth clients, corporations and municipalities in excess of $40 million.

Sold by cold calling, direct sales, referrals and seminars while consistently reaching client objectives for wealth investment growth & income.

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Education

MBA, Business Administration, Western Governors University

BA, Business Administration, Hanover College

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