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Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Current City: Glen Carbon, IL
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

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Larry Ornstein

Larry Ornstein

Current City: West Palm Beach, FL
Chapter: Palm Beach SCORE

41 Years with Hess Corporation in Finance & Operations. Much of my experience has been in : 1. Financial Reporting and Controls  2. Budgeting  3. Strategic Planning  4. M&A Activities  5. Negotiation of large transactions  6. Turnaround of failing businesses  7. Overseeing supply side of the operations including Refineries, Storage Terminals, Marine Transportation, Supply and Trading.   In addition I was Hess' Executive Sponsor and creator of the Corporate Mentoring Program.   In my 41 years at Hess, M&A activities totaled approx. $10 Billion.  Had the opportunity to meet 2 Heads of State and negotiated with the most powerful executives of some of the largest National Oil Companies in the world. I retired from Hess at 12/31/14. The last 2 years of my career was spent on overseeing the divestiture of the Refining and Marketing Division.

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; Undergraduate degree in Accounting, plus an MBA in Finance&lt;/p&gt;</p>

Sangeet Vellore

Sangeet Vellore

Current City: Greenwich, CT

I like mentoring clients who want to startup a new venture, grow and expand their current business. As a consultant, I have helped retail companies on technology, inventory management,supply chain, pricing, training, strategy, transportation, manufacturing, human resources, marketing, accounting, product development, and project management. I enjoy learning about my client's current business and identifying actionable items to help clients achieve their business dreams.  

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Education

Georgia Institute of Technology - 2011 - Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering

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

Michael Hall

Michael Hall

Current City: West Linn, OR
Chapter: Portland SCORE

 

Summary

Twenty-years - Operations management in large multi-site manufacturing companies.

Fifteen-years - Managed my own manufacturing company ($5 Million in sales) 

Strong team building skills, sound financial understanding, extrovert personality.

Solid experience of new product development in Plant start-up and relocation.

 

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Education

<p> <u>Undergraduate degrees</u></p> <p> Metallurgy - Sheffield, Hallam. England</p> <p> Business management - Concordia University,Portland&nbsp;</p> <p> <u>Post Graduate </u></p> <p> Operations management - Sheffield, Hallam.England&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>

Dr. Santoshia Oggs

Dr. Santoshia Oggs

Chapter: SCORE Atlanta
 

KEY STRENGTHS

 

Financial Auditing ● Industry Professional ● Experienced Leader ● Communications/Negotiation ● Team Leadership ● Accounting Planning/Coordination ● Training/Staff Development ● Financial Statements ●  Forecasting/Trend Analysis  Technical Analysis ●  Strategic Planning ● Business Policies ● Policy Development  ● Cost Control/Containment ● Advisor to Executive Management ● Cost Benefit Analysis ● Budget Formulation ● Manage Mission and Vision

Highly accomplished finance and accounting professional with over 19 years of progressive leadership growth within the Federal Government and civilian sector. A results driven, top performing, hands-on, highly accomplished Financial Consultant and Financial Controller credited over her career with combining commitment to the organization’s financial processes, preparing, justifying and administering large program budgets, overseeing procurement and expenditures and utilizing cost accounting  principles to deliver efficient operational performance, and actively managing multi-project service contracts totaling over $24M. Strong expertise streamlining business processes using a two-phased restructuring approach, and leading a team developing a plan to centralize the finance/contract management functions.

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Education

Doctorate of Business Administration: Business Management/Marketing ,   

Argosy University, Atlanta, Ga          2014

Master of Arts (MA): Concentration in Finance                                                                    

Webster University, St. Louis, MO    2004    

Bachelor of Arts (BA) Sociology                                                                                                   

Hampton  University, Hampton, VA     1999

 

Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access, Project, PowerPoint, resource Management Tool (RMT)

Sigma Beta Delta Honor Society

Certified Defense Financial Manager (CDFM)

Gary Wooton

Gary Wooton

I have been fortunate to have a bunch of professions and along the way have started, developed, operated and sold three business.  I have a background in franchise operations, employee development, finance, manufacturing, sales and any other aspect of owning a  small business that you can imagine.  To see one of the businesses look up Croze.com.

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Education

University degrees in Humanities and education.  I have also accumulated a bunch of hours in Nutrition, History, winery technology and operations as well as business.

William Joseph Berry

William Joseph Berry

Current City: Sylvania, OH

A results-oriented and enterprising General Manager and Corporate Executive, with extensive domestic and international experience.  Main specialty is in sales and marketing, corporate operations, strategic planning, profit and loss management, territory management, OEM relationships, global business interactions, corporate governance, and J-SOX compliance.  Leverages sound financial judgment and changing marketplace needs to develop strong business plans and drive continuous change across Total Organization.  Builds and develops teams that tackle and achieve business objectives to meet the expectations of all stakeholders.

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Education

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University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland, <strong><em>B.A., Marketing and Finance,</em></strong> 1980 (graduated with honors)</p>

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<em>Associate, Institute of Financial Accountants</em>, 1991</p>

Gregory Schwarz

Gregory Schwarz

Current City: Jamesville, NY
Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Retail, wholesale, recreation/travel, manufacturing. Textiles, sewn goods manufacturing. Product design, manufacturing and distribution.

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