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Jim Besikof

Jim Besikof

Current City: Coronado, CA

Jim Besikof has extensive experience in retailing and the wholesale trades. He was a Regional Manager for Target Stores Inc prior to going into the Electrical Supply and Automation business. He most recently served as Chief Operating Officer of B&K Electric Wholesale in the Los Angeles Metro area. He also spent two year as Director of a large internet supply chain startup sponsored by Rockwell Automation. Jim has mentored numerous people in Sales, Marketing and Company Operations. Most related to how Jim can help SCORE Clients is his successful experience in starting up new branch operations from the ground up and by acquisition. The success of these branches was accomplished through detailed training workshops, hands on mentoring sessions, and regular feedback sessions.

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Education

BSB Business, University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Business

US Army, Logistics Management Certification

University of Colorado, Just-in-Time Certification

University of Denver, Myers Briggs Certification

Eric Ho

CPA

Eric Ho

Chapter: Vancouver SCORE

Finance/Accounting professional, who is a CPA, with operational experience.  Also, has a background in taxes, cost accounting, financial reporting, finance, internal controls, cash flow and profitability.

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Education

B.B.A. in finance - University of Hawaii

M.B.A. in Accounting/Finance - Willamette University

Timothy Duke

Timothy Duke

Current City: Marion, IN

Worked  in 2 mega corporations with management expertise in marketing, sales engineering, technical, manufacturing and International.  Executive VP in 2 middle sized corporations.  Started 3 companies in US and 1 in Africa.  Vice President of City of Marion Redevelopment Commission 

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Education

<p> Purdue University BS IM</p>

Mankamna Singh, PMP, HIT Pro

Mankamna Singh, PMP, HIT Pro

Current City: Danville, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

40+ Years of executive, operational, and professional experience in business development, business operations, sales, global marketing, advertising, social media marketing and sales, heavy industrial construction, product development, global product marketing, program and project management, sales support, software development, system integration, IT infrastructure development, operation including outsourcing, health IT implementation, operations and support, personal health coaching and mentoring in mining and manufacturing, aerospace, automotive, utility, IT, heavy industries, government, hospitals and healthcare providers, and non-profit organizations. Worked for American Electric Power (AEP), Bechtel Corporation, GE, IBM, Contra Costa County, Cisco systems, and El Camino Hospital (South Asian Heart Center).

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Education

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Master in Computer Science (MS) - City&nbsp;University&nbsp;of New York, NY</p>
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Bachelor of Science and Engineering in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) - BIT Sindri, India</p>
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Certificate in Biotechnology &amp; Marketing - UC Santa Cruz, CA Certificate in Health Information Technology - Broward College, Florida CERTIFICATION PMP (Project Management Professional) - Project Management Institute (PMI) HITPro (Health Information Technology Professional) - American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)</p>

Gary Banks

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Gary Banks

Current City: Darien, CT

 

Gary has over 35 years as an IT change agent doing operational turnarounds though Business Process Redesign enabled by IT.

For the past three years Gary was SVP Decisyon Customer Services – the unit responsible for designing, developing and supporting customer applications.

He spent 11 years in Private Equity.  Six years as the CIO/Executive in Residence for a $6B fund and five years as the CIO/Partner with a $1.2B fund.  Both invested in distressed industries such as automotive and textiles that were in critical need of restructuring.  He takes a hands-on approach to finding realistic and practical solutions with a total focus on results.

As the Corporate CIO of Xerox he was on the team that implemented a major strategic change for the company - from making black & white, analog, standalone copiers to color, digital, network devices.  His role was to work in the field with Sales to help them meet and understand Xerox’s new customer, the CIO.   He sharply improved internal customer satisfaction with IT by implementing a quality improvement team to manage a troubled EDS outsourcing contract.

At Monsanto he was the IT lead of a very large, and successful, global SAP implementation – thousands of users, 4 distinct business units, 41 plants and 7 languages – all in a single, unmodified model.  Deploying an innovative technical architecture using SAP’s ALE, the project became a showcase of IT enabled business transformation.  He co-founded the SAP Large Implementation Group and worked directly with SAP’s developers in Walldorf.  Previously he was the CIO of Monsanto’s Agricultural Division. 

He was the CIO of Sithe Energies, a de-regulated electricity producer and trader.   At Bristol-Myers Squibb he was the Director, Operations Analysis and Consulting.  He was also the CIO of Clairol.  He started his career as an Operations Research analyst at Procter & Gamble.

He has served on the Board of Directors of Documentum sold to EMC for $1.6B; Metaldyne, a $2B automotive parts supplier; and Trimas a $1B diversified manufacturer (stock symbol : TRS).  His response to a case study “The Strategy that Wouldn’t Travel” was published in the Harvard Business Review .

He holds a MS in Operations Research from Columbia Graduate School of Engineering, a MA in Mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in Mathematics from Tulane University.

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Education

  • MS, Columbia Graduate School of Engineering, concentration in Operations Research
  • MA, University of Pennsylvania, concentration in Mathematics
  • BA, Tulane University, concentration in Mathematics

David Houseman

David Houseman

Current City: Chester Springs, PA

Thirty five years in the computer industry from designer to senior management as CTO. Five years as COO of a small company in the healthcare IT industry. Skilled in operations, development, marketing, product management, project management, strategy and business planning.

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Michael Lupo

Michael Lupo

Current City: Parkland, FL

Expert in Sales and Marketing and business plans Long, successful career as a recognized expert in sales and marketing, manufacturing and distribution in both product and service oriented businesses.  I have lead major corporations as CEO, CFO, COO, or Industry Consultant, so I  am known and recognized for what it takes to build successful companies.During my career I have lead companies to achieve 1.5 billion dollars in annual volume, yet be assured I know what it is to be a startup. Numerous industry awards and recognition attest to my expertise. In addition, I have experience in building and analyzing a web site as well as social media marketing tools.

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Education

St. John's University BBA in accounting

Marc Abear

Marc Abear

Current City: Meredith

24 years experience with UPS (5 accounting, 7 industrial engineer, 12 operations). My experience included turn arounds of help needed operations. I have also made a living operating small businesses: selling real estate, catering, a retail furniture business, a contracting business, selling consulting, startup testing for the Hanford Engineering Development Lab at FFTF, grievance work for organized labor and State of NH.

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Education

AA Columbia basin College

BS Central Washington University

MBA Plymouth State University

Ronald L Coosaia

Ronald L Coosaia

Current City: Palm Desert, CA
Chapter: Detroit SCORE

30 years experience at all levels of light and heavy manufacturing management.  

Expertise: Manufacturing/Assembly Management, Start Up, Business Planning, Leadership, Quality Control, Budgeting, Logistics and Manufacturing/Plant Engineering.

Skilled and accomplished at all levels of manufacturing manage from floor level supervisor to plant manager.  Developed business plans and successfully launched several new products.  With 30 years experience in manufacturing I am well grounded in start up, quality control, budgeting, planning, supply management and manufacturing/plant engineering.

I have a Business Administration Degree and Associates Degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan.

Currently reside in Palm Desert California, am a member of the Detroit SCORE Chapter and have been counseling since 1998.

Will phone and site counsel as required.  

Have been counseling since 1998.

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Education

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Bachelors Degree in Business Administration University of Michigan<br />
Associates Degree Industrial Engineering University of Michigan</p>

Dr. Shashi K. Shah

Dr. Shashi K. Shah

Current City: New Cannaan, CT

Expert in writing business plans, and logistics. Very Knowledgeable in business systems. As a consultant, I have assisted members of corporate boards in their committee work, and provided input to management on corporate development, training and assessment and divisional restructuring projects. Also worked confidentially with an investment-banking firm in New York, scouting and evaluating small and medium size businesses for merger and acquisition considerations by their clientele.  

From 1973 to 1976, CEO/Director of a small national public company disseminating marketing information to the traveling public.  Streamlined the company's branch and HQ operations, and computerized accounting and administrative functions which resulted in reduced costs and improved efficiency by more than 30 per cent. I motivated national sales force of over 100 people, helped increase their productivity by providing sales leads, training, and incentives.  Also introduced Research tools to improve overall profitability. 

While a partner in a consulting firm, developed management contacts for projects involving corporate planning, logistics, and organizational development.  Also helped clients customize their training programs for middle-level managers.

As senior systems analyst at Lever Brothers, New York, developed synthetic rates and evaluated optimality of corporate distribution networks.  These efforts resulted in annual savings in excess of $1.0 million.  Also participated in developing training programs for managers overseas.

Among other jobs, supervised analysis of corporate statistics and preparation of management reports at Columbia Records; analyzed clerical work for its conversion to computer operations, and forecast product needs at strategic locations for McGraw-Hill.

For the past forty years, I have taught business courses including entrepreneurship and management of start-ups, management, business policy & strategy etc. at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, St. John's University, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, Baruch College, etc. With the support of department head at USMMA, raised more than $800,000 for e-classroom and computer labs for training students to participate in cyber defense competition sponsored by the NSA. I worked with New York metro area computer scientists and cyber security experts to train our midshipmen to bring championship trophy home in 2004. Presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles in professional journals. 

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Education

Ph.D. in business (1986) from the City University of New York, MBA (1979) from New York University, MA and BS from Brigham Young University. 

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