Daytona Beach, FL
Counselors to America's Small Business
I'm glad to share my knowledge and experience with SCORE clients who are thinking of starting a business and those who want to improve an existing one. I can provide insights and assistance with some of the key issues clients commonly face. I can help with for-profit or non-profit planning. I've been involved in a number of charitable, civic and educational organizations,on which I have held Board positions.
I focus on planning and implementation based on many years with IBM as a systems engineer and having had project responsibility. I have experience with the financial aspects of owning and operating a business, too. Whether pre-start or operational, I can help you understand the challenges and define a workable plan to help solve your problems. .
Throughout the years I've served as adjunct faculty at many schools including University of Hawaii, Johns Hopkins University School of Continuing Studies and Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. I live in Daytona Beach, FL and am a member of the Volusia/Flagler Chapter in Central Florida. My wife and I developed and presented the core workshop “How to Successfully Start Your Own Business" for several years.
I mentor via email and face-to-face. Feel free to contact me.
BES University of Virginia; MEE University of Virginia; PhD University of Virginia
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.
counseling areas: profit and non-profit boards, grant and proposal writing, technology based business, women in business
<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>
20 Years in Apparel industry doing research and Development and equipment design. 3 years in project management. 20 years in Plant Maintenance, management and engineering.
Awarded 5 US Patents
<p> 4 years David Dale College of Engineering Mechanical engineering, Non Degree Hudson Valley Community College Industrial controls and design ,Certification Program. Utica College Business Management </p>
1) Product Development, 2) Manufacturing Management, 3) Engineering Design & Management, 4) Project Management. 5) Process Control & Troubleshooting and 6) Skills Training. Have over 45 years of experience, in above mentioned fields, in various heavy manufacturing industries: Metallurgical ( High Nickel Alloys, Alloy Steels), Chemical and Specialized Machinery Fabrications.
Expert in Information Technology. Experience included systems planning, organizational planning, systems development, project management, systems support, and cost containment. IT leader who completed many successful projects. A leader who inspired IT teams to work to their greatest potential. Over thirty-nine years as a professional manger/director with extensive experience in Information Technology. From 1989 until 2001, served as Director, Information Technology, and was responsible for the business systems of the Chemical and Engineered Products business units of Goodyear. These two businesses accounted for two billion dollars in annual sales. Accomplishments included installing SAP R3 system to replace many aging mainframe applications. Staff was about 60 direct associates and over 50 indirect, and at times up to 50 consultants. System was installed in over 40 locations in US, Canada, Mexico, and Europe. Spoke at various SAP symposiums about the project. Retired from The Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in January, 2001. Served as a mentor for students in Kent State’s MBA program. From 2001 to present, volunteer as SCORE counselor providing help with business plans, startup steps, and IT issues. Participate in Business Basics and Resume Writing workshops.
<p> BS Industrial Engr-The Ohio State University 1961 MBA - Kent State University 1969</p>
Expert in new product development, intellectual property protection, business start-up, marketing and financing strategy including JOBS Act crowd funding, design of marketing and engineering experiments for enhanced feedback, business operations, developing business models that "Shark Tank" would find compelling.
45 year career in both small business and large multi-national public companies.
Currently CEO/CTO of a new product development company in Florida specializing in machine to machine communications solutions.
Previously a VP of Operations / Manufacturing / Engineering for Regenerative Technologies Corporation.
Prior to that Senior Director of Research and Development for a Tyco International (TYC) strategic business unit focusing on retail item security and life safety device communications technology.
I have been professionally engaged in the information technology (IT) industry since 1971.
Regenerative Technologies Corp - VP 1/2012 - 8/2014,
Tyco International (TYC) - 2001 to 2011 Senior Director - Engineering 2009 - 2010 Global Enterprise and System Software - Tyco Retail Solutions Director Engineering 2007 - 2009 Global Enterprise and System Software - Sensormatic - Tyco Safety Products
Director Engineering 2002 - 2007 Radio Frequency Identification SBU - Sensormatic - Tyco Safety Products
Manager Product Assurance 2001 - 2002 Sensormatic
Crossmatch Technologies Inc. (fingerprint scanning, analysis and identification) Director - Software Development 2000-2001
Quadramed Corporation (QDHC)Vice President, Technology 1998-2000
Marquette Medical Systems (MEI) - GE Director - Information Interchange / Interoperability 1996-1998 Vice President - Engineering & Manufacturing 1994-1996 Project Lead - Software 1991-1994
Sabattical (self funded) 1990 -1991
Health Care Office Systems Inc. President - Owner 1985-1990
Cyberstar Corporation President 1980-1985
Microspect Partner 1973-1980
Minnesota Growth Exchange Inc. Partner 1973-1978
Small business experience includes organization development and management consultation, document duplication systems, computer software (Value Added Reseller), motels and property management. Large business experience has included senior management roles in research and development, electronics manufacturing, medical device regulatory affairs and quality systems, product support, mergers and acquisitions, offshore capabilities development, intellectual property management, product development process. software product life cycle management, product management.
See my linked in profile at www.linkedin.com/pub/ed-jones/6/b93/460/
<p> &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; 1970 BA Philosophy / Lingusitics 1971-1973 Research Director - Rural Crime and Justice Institute - Center for the Study of Local Government&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;</p>
A1,Business Mentor, Start up, Organize, Grow, Marketing,Sales, Accounting, Finance, Facebook, Linkedin.Owned and Operated several business ventures, a Petroleum Distributorship, which included Plumbing, Heating, and Air Conditioning Contracting, Residential and Commercial for over 35 years. Formerly Licensed Master Plumber and Master Electrician.Licensed, New Hampshire Broker Real Estate, Insurance Property,Casualty/Life Accident, Health, Securities. Internal Revenue Service (Retired), Real Estate Developer,Investor, Chairman Planning,Land Use Board 8 years. SCORE Business In person, and Email Mentor. Clearwater, Florida. SCORE Business Workshop Presenter: How to really start your own business. How to Grow Your Business, How to Make Your Business Thrive, Not Just Survive, Estimating and Bidding. Marketing, Sales, Social Media, Business Plan, Employee vs Independent Contractor.www.score.org/mentors/cliff-sullivan
Central Catholic High School, U.S. Navy Electricians Mate School. U.S. Navy First Naval District Instructor School. Northern Essex Community College, AA Business Studies, New Hampshire College,1972, Southern New Hampshire University BS Business 2012.
Worked primarily in the database-related facets of IT for over 25 years and was responsible for the overall architecture of a number of systems. Ran my own consulting firm, specializing in the areas of database administration, data modeling and creation of database dependent web sites. Since joining SCORE I have mentored over 500 clients in their start-up, and later, phase[s] of existence.
B.S. - Management Science; M.A, - Economics; further graduate study - Economics, Computer Science; Many continuing education seminars