Agriculture and Farming

Kate Grover

Kate Grover

Current City: Etna, ME
Chapter: Bangor SCORE

   

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Kate Grover

Kate.grover@yahoo.com ·  540 Old County Road, Etna, ME 04434· 207.423.5252

Summary

Multifaceted, dynamic sales and managerial leader with a strong background in prospecting and sourcing new business, account development, and human resources. Uncompromised commitment to management and customer service excellence balanced by the highest degree of integrity in all relationships and transactions. Characterized by demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities, initiative, and strong communication and presentation skills. Proud career track with consistent success in driving growth, generating revenues, improving team performance and enhancing business value at all levels. Mentors, motivates, and leads operations, sales, business development, and team development.

Experience

Director of Membership Services

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 20 South Street, Bangor, ME 04401

March 2012 – Present 

Responsible for the growth and development of a vital membership program, including the acquisition of new members and the retention and satisfaction of existing members. Tasked with raising $500,000.00 in membership dues, sponsorships and event fees each calendar year. Realized 105% of budget goals for 2012. Repeated performance for 2013.

 

Business Account Executive

Time Warner Cable Business Class Central Maine Territory

May 2011 – April 2012

Function as a key account executive guiding and implementing sales activities for the organization. Executed creative strategies and programs to achieve maximum sales volume potential for products. Directly conducted sales, prospecting, proposals, pricing, presentations, and marketing to new and existing business customers in the Maine market

 

Business Account Executive

Verizon Wireless 6 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401

May 2010 – April 2011

Resourceful thinker with a focus on creative sales, customer service strategies, and performance improvement. Unparalleled record of achieving business results through all levels of organizational change demonstrated by key performance indicators.

 

Leader

US Cellular 770 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04021

September 2004 – November 2009 

Fast-track promotion from Business Consultant realizing Store Manager based on strong performance in customer service, process optimization, key account management, and productivity. Lead sales and support team for multiple retail locations. Afford continuous staff training, development, and operational leadership to effectively manage and drive business. 27 direct reports.

 

Regional Manager

Geiger Mount Hope Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04210

1999 – 2003 

 

Over saw the process of an order from start to finish with 37 employees in product research, order entry, order tracking, customer service, billing, and credit checks. Communicated and negotiated with Independent representatives’ to drive an efficient order process. Traveled to a myriad of regions within the United States, building strong rapport with the independent sales team.

 

Regional Manager

Cole Haan One Cole Haan Way, Yarmouth, ME 04494

September 1991 – September 1998 

Traveled the country, recruiting retail staff to train then open up new retail locations. Involved in the site selection, architectural build out, punch list, IT, inventory, merchandising, operations and sales training prior to store opening. Opened 11 locations on time and under budget.

Education

Attended University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business-1984-1986

University of Phoenix, Business Administration-2001-Present

Skills

BlackBerry and iPhone Power User

September 2004 – Present

Servant Leadership

August 2005 – Present

Microsoft Office Suite

September 2005 - Present

 

Business to Business Sales Training

June 2010 – Present

            

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Regis Rulifson

Regis Rulifson

Current City: Morrisville, NC
Chapter: Raleigh SCORE

Completed a 36-year career with John Deere, retiring in 2014.  Over the course of my career with Deere, I participated in the development and growth of a start-up health management company, created new business and product segments within the health care and equipment business units, developed and led strategic planning and business growth efforts and led the divestiture of several business units.

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Education

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2002&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Chicago, Graduate School of Business, Executive Program in Corporate Strategy</p>

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1999&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Stanford University, Graduate School of Business, Financial Program for Executives</p>

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1986&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; University of Iowa, M.B.A.</p>

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1976&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Iowa State University, B.S., Computer Science</p>

Jeff Twiddy

Jeff Twiddy

Current City: Louisville, OH
Chapter: Canton SCORE

Experience

Registered Representative at Western & Southern Brokerage Services

Western & Southern Financial Group

May 2013 – Present (9 months)

6539 Market Avenue N Canton, Ohio 44721

 

Financial Representative at Western & Southern Life

Western & Southern Life

2012 – Present (2 years)

Canton, Ohio

 

Mathematics Instructor

Canton City Schools

2006 – 2013 (7 years)Canton, Ohio Area

Canton McKinley Sr. High School
• Advanced Calculus
• Advanced Geometry
• Advanced Algebra 2 w/ Trigomometry
• Probability (Senior Level)
• Ohio Graduation Test Prep

Football Coach

Canton McKinley Bulldogs

2006 – 2013 (7 years)Canton, Ohio Area

• Coordinate Varsity Wide Receivers
• Passing Game Coordinator
• Quarterback Coach
• Head JV Coach
• Head Freshmen Coach

 

Supervisor

Enviroscapes

June 2011 – August 2012 (1 year 3 months)

Louisville Ohio

Organizations

AmSpirit - Hall Of Fame Chapter

Vice President

January 2014 – Present

 

Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce

Member

January 2013 – Present

 

Jackson Regional Chamber of Commerce

Member

February 2013 – Present

 

Louisville Regional Chamber of Commerce

Member

October 2013 – Present

 

Certifications

 

Six Sigma Certified

Aveta

March 2012 – Present

 

CPR / First Aid

American Red Cross

August 2012 – August 2015

 

 

Projects

Game Plan Your Future: A Guideline to Collegiate Athletics, Academics, & Funding

January 2013

  • We help parents and student athletes make sure they are prepared for college academically, athletically, & financially. 

Volunteer Coach

NFL All Pro Dad

July 2008 – Present (5 years 7 months)Children

http://www.allprodad.com/

  • Since 2002, the All Pro Dad Father & Kids Experience has been held 70 times in 21 different NFL, MLB, and NCAA markets (Indianapolis, Tampa, Miami, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Green Bay, Kansas City, St. Louis, St. Petersburg, Charlotte, Detroit, Jacksonville, Houston, Chicago, Cincinnati, Minneapolis, Nashville, Canton, Athens, Tallahassee, and Baltimore).

 

  • We host this event annually in several NFL markets. The Father & Kids Experience is held at the team's practice facility or stadium. During the three-hour event, dads and kids rotate through stations and participate in interactive games designed to strengthen their relationships and deliver useful fatherhood tips.

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Education

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Masters of Business Administration,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&amp;keywords=Risk+Management+and+Corporate+Finance&amp;sortCriteria=R&amp;keepFacets=true&amp;trk=prof-edu-field_of_study" style="outline-width: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit;" title="Find users with this keyword">Risk Management and Corporate Finance</a></h5>
2011&nbsp;&ndash; 2013</div>

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Bachelor of Science,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&amp;keywords=Mathematics+%2F+Education&amp;sortCriteria=R&amp;keepFacets=true&amp;trk=prof-edu-field_of_study" style="outline-width: 0px; color: rgb(0, 0, 0); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-style: inherit; font-family: inherit; vertical-align: baseline; font-variant: inherit;" title="Find users with this keyword">Mathematics / Education</a></h5>

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2001&nbsp;&ndash; 2006</p>

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&bull;&nbsp;OMNOVA&nbsp;Physics Scholarship Recipient<br />
&bull; Pioneer Field of Dreams Scholarship Recipient</p>
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       I own a software development company. While I wouldn’t consider myself disorganized,
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What can I do to better manage my time?

About the Author

       This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly
70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one
business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit
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opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S.
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Michael Lynch

Michael Lynch

Current City: Rochester, MN

45 year career in Farm Equipment business, 15 years in wholesale side of the business &  30 years in Retail Farm Equipment business, last 20 years in Nebraska @ a John Deere dealership. Experienced in sales & marketing & analyzing income statements & balance sheets

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Education

B.S. from University of Minnesota in 1967 in Agricultural Economics

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Stan Starrett

Stan Starrett

Current City: Wimberley, TX
Chapter: SCORE Austin

For the past 39 years I have been actively involved in the real estate business, primarily as a real estate developer and consultant.  Prior to being in the real estate business, I was a stock broker, and also in the oil business.  I have been actively involved in real estate projects all over the world, including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Mexico, Belgium, Egypt, Cyprus, etc.

In the past decade my projects  have received awards for Environmental Excellence and Keep Texas Beautiful. Many of the Starrett Development projects have been waterfront oriented.   I have always had a keen interest in being a good steward of all lands I have developed

I have an International Appraisal License plus brokers' licenses for Texas and Florida.

Eight years ago I started a 501c.3 foundation, (THE TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES).

In the past 15 years I have bought 11 ranches in central Texas and have developed each of them into attractive communities specializing in Wildlife management Plans, which provide ag exemptions for the property owners.

 

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Education

B.S. Degree from the University of Houston.  Degree in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance.  And have taken a myriad of courses world wide on real estate development, plus being a speaker at International Conferences on Real Estate in the United States and Europe.

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