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Ed Davis

Ed Davis

Current City: San Jose, CA

I can help you with your intellectual property issues including patents, trademarks, copyright and trade secrets.  I can also help you with 

I spent 20 years managing the Intellectual Property Office of SRI International.  During this time, I was instrumental in developing patent portfolios in diverse technologies that were the bases for several successful start-ups.  I was a member of a team that prepared and negotiated agreements for protecting those rights and for commercialization of the technology —e.g., NDAs, license agreements, etc.  Since joining SCORE, I have helped clients in a variety of different businesses with more general business matters—e.g., preparation of business plans, market research, employee relations, etc.

If you have concerns about any aspect of intellectual property important to your business-- process, strategy, cost, licensing, etc. , contact me.

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JD: University of San Francisco, School of Law

MA and BA: California State University of San Francisco, School of Natural Sciences

Emil A Hartleb

Emil A Hartleb

40 plus years in the field of business credit. Former Chief Operating Officer of the nations largest commercial collection agency, Dun & Bradstreet Receivables Management Services. Executive Director of the Commercial Collection Agency Association a section of the Commercial Law League of America. Seminar leader and author of several Dun & Bradstreet Business Education courses on credit decision making, cash flow, budgeting and strategic planning.

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Education

<p> MBA, St. Johns University, in Economics.</p>

Jim Fitzsimmons

Jim Fitzsimmons

Current City: San Diego, CA

10 years Marine Corps

30 years as attorney at law working with small businesses

 

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<p> iPEC Professional Coaching Institute; Western State University School of Law - Juris Doctorate; University of Maryland; Hastings School of Law - Trial Advocacy College; Pepperdine University - Institute for Dispute Resolution;</p>

Jack Kravitz

Jack Kravitz

Current City: Hubbard, OH
Chapter: Youngstown SCORE

After college, I had a Private Practice of Law in Youngstown, Ohio. I then worked for the Ohio Attorney General in Columbus as a Federal Litigator representing the Ohio Correctional System.

In 1984 I took over my family business in Youngstown Ohio, Kravitz Delicatessen. I still run Kravitz Delicatessen and also started Kravitz Bagels full time.

I also teach Business Law at National College and volunteer with SCORE.

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Education

BA Political Science Ohio State University&lt;br /&gt; JD Case Western Reserve University

Bonnie Copeland

Bonnie Copeland

Current City: Costa Mesa, CA

Business plans, start up, finance, financing, financial projections, cash flow, budgeting, intellectual property, troubled business turn around, retail, sales, manufacturing, entertainment, insurance, environmental industry and non-profits. I began my business career with a startup retail ski shop. I built it to $1 million in sales as the ski industry boomed. When my daughter was born I sold the ski business and became a stay-at-home mom entrepreneur, selling custom portraits of children and pets through mail order and specialty shops (that's yesterday's equivalent of an internet business). I sold the portrait business after five years and entered the University of Pittsburgh M.B.A. program, majoring in Accounting and Finance. I graduated Magna cum Laude and I worked as Assistant Controller and Systems Analyst for a large industrial foundry and rolling mill in Eastern Ohio. Two very cold winters later I moved to Southern California to be Project Financial Analyst and Internal Auditor at Hughes Aircraft. I moved to Disney to manage the financial affairs for several divisions at the park as well as the construction of Thunder Mountain Railroad. I left Disney to work as a Special Projects Consultant for Shell Oil, then spent 11-1/2 years at Digital Equipment Corporation. At DEC I worked directly with the Western Vice President of Sales, managing the budgeting, reporting, and awards programs for a 300 person sales force. I also served as executive partner to several aerospace and banking companies, wrote the strategic plan for a new $50 million venture, served as national training manager for the Finance and Accounting organization, and as training liaison between Finance and Accounting and the sales group. In 1992 I took early retirement and became a SCORE volunteer. Currently, I work part-time doing marketing, accounting, and financial planning for a small family owned firm. I also consult periodically with the Cal State Fullerton School of Business Entrepreneurship program and run three small businesses: consulting for several former employers, art beading and freelance writing

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BA, University of Pittsburgh, Cum Laude -- Studio Art Major, Theater and dance minor MBA, University of Pittsburgh, Magna Cum Laude, Finance and Accounting. 5 time winner,&nbsp;Chapter Cyber Counselor of the Year Award. Over 20 years as a SCORE mentor.</p>

Philip Greene

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Philip Greene

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

Expert in Business Start ups, Buying and Selling a Business, related Business Valuation, Business Plans, Business Legal Forms, Obtaining Financing.  Specialize in Restaurants, Retail, Medical Services, Manufacturing and Natural Resources.  1965 to 2003 W.R.Grace & Co. Corporate Vice President of Finance. For last 25 years negotiated worldwide acquisitions and divestment's of various businesses ranging from $25 million to over $1 billion. Coordinated due diligence, both in house and third party, including work of independent accountants, investment bankers and attorneys. Negotiated financial and purchase price sections of relevant agreements and reviewed other documents. Resolved all post closing purchase price adjustments and business issues. Worked closely with investment bankers in achieving corporate value objectives.  Director of Internal Audit for two years.  Prior to 1980 was responsible for both internal and external world wide financial reporting. Corporate business plan and financing initiator. Start up business initiator. 1960 to 1965 PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLC. CPA

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Columbia University Graduate School of Business. MS degree in Accounting. University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business. BS in Marketing

Russell M Thompson

Russell M Thompson

Current City: Sunrise, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

EDUCATION University of Miami, School of Law, Law Degree (JD) – 1985   Nova University, Davie BS in Psychology – 1982   QUALIFICATIONS Experience in P&L management, strategic planning, marketing and operations. I have legal, financial analysis and budget skills. EMPLOYMENT 1971 - 1997 - Pylon Manufacturing Corporation   President/CEO (1996 – 1997)  Full Profit and Loss responsibility of a $30 million manufacturer of windshield wipers and other automotive accessories. Reported to Group President, Aftermarket Division of MascoTech. Vice President/COO (1986 – 1995) Profit and Loss responsibility for Engineering and Manufacturing operations. Worked closely with President on Marketing and Product Strategies. Reported to President.   Shipping Manager & V.P. Purchasing (1971 – 1986) Attorney (2000 - Current) Law Offices of Russell M. Thompson Owner Personal Injury Law Practice Sunrise, Florida I'm a Broward County Traffic Court Magistrate  

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University of Miami, School of Law, Law Degree (JD) – 1985   Nova University, Davie BS in Psychology – 1982  

Andrew Kazimierczuk

Andrew Kazimierczuk

Current City: west chicago, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

42 years of successful international business experience in sales and management in the industrial sector in central Europe, United Kingdom and USA. in the eighties led joint venture entity as J.M.D. with Engineering Part of  Burmah Oil Group in England. In 1986 appointed marketing director for Elektrim SA -at that time, publicly traded, largest industrial/trading conglomerate in Poland.In 1992 established in Illinois and led for 14 years Tele-Fonika Cable Americas Corp.- importer and wholesaler for industrial cables/wires.Sales from $ 2 M.- first year to $55 M.in 2005. Currently advises Tele-Fonika and owns consulting company- AmeriEuro Consultants Inc.

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MS in Law ( private international law);post graduate in international business - equivalent to MBA; financial management and accounting courses- local colleges in Illinois. internal management courses within Burmah Engineering part of Burmah Oil Group-UK.

Mark Lowenstein

Mark Lowenstein

Current City: West Falmouth, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

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.

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Education

<p> BABSON COLLEGE, MBA; SUFFOLK UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL, JD; UNIVERSITY OF VERMONT, BA</p>

Donovan Hudson

Donovan Hudson

Current City: Opelousas, LA
Chapter: Acadiana SCORE

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

General Counsel/Special Asst. Urban Affairs

Responsible for legislative advocacy / out-reach, stakeholder coalition building, legislative bill tracking, and agency legal analysis and supervision

  • Provided supervision, analysis and direction to individuals tasked with grant writing efforts in the office of the Lieutenant Governor resulting in the procurement and administration of $20 million transparently and without any negative audit findings;
  • Spearheaded passage of 15 of 17 Lt. Gov. initiatives while serving as primary legislative liaison having direct supervision of 6 and indirect supervision of 30 plus state employees,
  • Ensured compliance with State and Federal  laws and regulatory by providing legal assistance and support during the development and drafting process of departmental legislation;
  • Cultivated and maintained effective working partnerships with all elected officials and stake-holders of legislation;
  • Created and  maintained operational procedures to keep the Lt. Gov. current and apprised of legislative activities;

 

 

Louisiana Department of Justice, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                             2000-2004

Assistant Attorney General, Litigation Division – Medical Malpractice Section

Responsible for managing all phases of defense litigation pertaining to any medical malpractice claim against the state of Louisiana assigned to my care

  • Successfully handled 75+ cases over a four year period. (27 cases - resolved at trial with favorable verdicts – [22 of that 27 under appeal when I resigned], 34 cases;
  • Led efforts to streamline case management operations through the design, development, and implementation of software that functioned as a case status tracking / reporting system;
  • Designed, developed, and submitted a litigation document retention schedule at the request of the La. Attorney General for the entire La. Dept. of Justice;

 

 

 

Premier Title of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana                                                                                                  1998-2000

Partner – Office Manager

Responsible for managerial and operational oversight of eighteen title company offices throughout the U.S.

 

  • Coordinated and supervised the creation of an internet software system that facilitated centralized office management of satellite operations;
  • Developed and coordinated educational curriculum to train office personnel on software and internal office procedures and protocols;
  • Supervised day to day office operations of personnel as well as all phases of title company work including document creation and tracking as well as financial logistics on all transactions;
  • Established procedures and protocols for establishing operations in a new location to insure local legal and regulatory compliance;
  • Directed and participated in business operations which grew from a single state to one with offices with 18 locations grossing 10 million per annum. 

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EDUCATION

 

Juris Doctor, Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (1989)

 

Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Political Science, Loyola University, New Orleans, Louisiana (1984)

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