Banking, Financial Services and Insurance

Juan J Fret

Juan J Fret

Current City: Oldsmar, FL

Juan J. Fret is a seasoned manager with over 45 years of aggregate experience in credit, industrial and operations management. He was a Graduate School of Business professor of managerial accounting with extensive business administration, mentoring, coaching, counseling as well as training and organizational development experience. Juan offers advice with a perspective on essential business disciplines such as Money, Management and marketing. Professional Qualifications: Able to evaluate business operations & offer ideas for cost control, debt & credit management, improving profits and achieving a stronger, better organized and more effective business Highly organized planner, able to develop plans, strategies, time lines & frequent reviews to improve business processes, strategies, and increase profitability Global thinker, committed to achieving results and making the immediate community a better place to live and work Proficient in developing and managing financial budgets, operational and strategic plans, expense forecasts and justifications for acquisitions Effective written and oral communications skills, analytical ability and competence to deal effectively with diverse types of people with different types of values, styles and personalities Patient and intent listener with ability to read between the lines and interpret body language Able to deal with ambiguity and drive change in complex, high-stress environments Demonstrated proficiency in business counseling, coaching and mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners Completely PC literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access data base, MS Publisher, QuickBooks, and Smart Draw.

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BBA, MBA

Gerald A Staraitis

Gerald A Staraitis

Current City: Napervile, IL
Chapter: Fox Valley SCORE

IBM Global Credit Corp. -- International Business Systems Analyst, Asset Based Lending

Sears, Roebuck and Co. --  National Financial Manager Human Resources and Personnel, Information Technology Consultant,  Accounting Center Controller,  Audit Group Controller Retail Stores Operations,  and  Operations and Financial Auditor.

Currently serving as president of homeowners association and a local branch chair of the Fox Valley SCORE.  Landlord.

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Education

John Carroll University, University Hts., Ohio; Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.

Began MBA work at Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Served in the U. S. Army in administration

Moody's Credit Underwriting

Past President Newark, OH Area Jaycees

John Twyford

John Twyford

John Twyford

I can help improve business performance in marketing, operations, and finance.

As a banker, management consultant, entrepreneur, and professor, I have helped countless small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance. In my professional practice I provide financial management support, business development assistance, and marketing expertise to banks, businesses, universities, municipalities, government agencies, and service organizations. 

In addition to my professional activities, I’m also an adjunct business faculty member at Arkansas State University-Newport where I instruct human resources, entrepreneurship, and economics courses. I hold a deep sense of community and have served both public and private organizations in roles such as vice chairman of finance for the Little Rock Zoo Commission, founding president of the Maumelle, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the boards of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Southside Main Street Project, and the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center. I’ve also served on key committees of several Arkansas economic development organizations. 

As a mentor for SCORE, I have provided advice to hundreds of entrepreneurs. Let’s get started.

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Education

Master of Science, University of Arkansas - Engineering, Business, and Human Resources

Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University 

National Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma

Earl F Orr

Earl F Orr

Current City: Smithfield, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Earl Orr is involved with developing business plans and evaluating business plans for financing opportunities. Included in his work history are international business evaluations to assist in acquisition decisions, profitability assessments and financial statement analysis.

Earl spent 20 years with a commercial lending bank involved with all phases of loan operations and established the bank’s first loan review department. Currently serves as president of Orchid Financial LLC, a financial services company that evaluates loan requests for a nationwide commercial lender.

Education: MBA in Finance and BS in Accounting

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Alan Simon

Alan Simon

Current City: Monarch Beach, CA

Employed at Omaha Steaks Omaha Ne. Major Skills include STARTING NEW BUSINESSES, FINANCING NEW BUSINESSES new company financial, sales and staffing start ups. Have extensive knowledge with Non Profit Organizations and their structures, organization and extensive fund raising. Have created several of this types of organizations. Heavy experience with BUSINESS STARTUPS, FINANCING AND SALES;  and all types of food manufacturing, marketing, sales, including web creations and web based sales. Experience also includes working with City, County, State and Federal Department to get funding for various projects and a variety of fundraising projects

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Education

BS Economics Wharton School of Finance University of Pennsylvania MBA Activities at University of Nebraska at Omaha Multitude of Universities on business, business ethics and social issues confronting our lives have been speaks at all of them.

Arthur Fairman

Arthur Fairman

Current City: Port Richey, FL

Was an electrical engineer. Prior to retirement, he spent 20+ years as vice president of a small two-division company engaged in the design and manufacture of high-powered microwave equipment for the U.S. Department of Defense and others. Prior to this assignment, Hap was employed as VP of operations and director of quality control and reliability for several employers who produced electronic systems and components. In between these two jobs, he formed and operated his own management consulting business. Hap has been with SCORE for fifteen years and has been highly successful in counseling new startups, mentoring existing businesses, helping clients to export and in his quest for obtaining financing for Chapter clients, especially in the areas of business purchases and expansions. He also conducts a seminar on how to successfully secure a business loan.

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Victor G Allara Jr.

Victor G Allara Jr.

Current City: Pikeville, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Professional Business Experience: I have in excess of 25 years of senior management experience in businesses from start-up to working with other businesses who are experiencing operating and financial distress. My diverse business background includes consulting and training, commercial loan underwriting, coal mining operations, oil & gas exploration, retail convenient stores with quick service restaurants, and a FAA Part 145 aircraft repair station.

I have a Bachelor of Science in Management and a Masters in Business Administration in Management.

Financing, Equity, "Venture Capital", "Starting a Business", Idea, Loan, SBA, "Economic Development", "Convenience Store", Gas, Gasoline, "Natural Gas", CNG, LNG, "Business Model", "Business Idea"

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John Goldman

John Goldman

Current City: Newton, MA

Owned and operated both a Food Brokerage Business in New England, and a specialty distributing company. Sold both life and casualty insurance, and passed CLU exams while in college. Took grad coursed in: Philosophy,  Computer(IT), .and statistics.

 

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Education

<p> Boston University BS in BA. Additional graduate courses in;&nbsp;philosophy&nbsp;statistics, and computer courses.</p> <p> Currently enrolled, and have completed on line courses at: Duke, Wharton, University of Edinburgh.</p>

Jothi Nedungadi

Jothi Nedungadi - A Business Mentor & a SCORE member since 2008

Jothi Nedungadi

Current City: Appleton, WI
Chapter: Fox Cities SCORE

An entrepreneur with expertise in Market Research, Internet Marketing, Strategic Planning & Business Modeling Jothi Nedungadi has worked for Fortune 500 companies in the past, and now, works with small businesses to launch, build and grow them.

 

With an undergraduate degree in Fine Arts & Business, and a masters in Education, Jothi has been involved with companies and organizations in these industries:
• Non-profit associations, strategic planning, mentoring and community impacts
• Trade Associations, leadership, PR, marketing, website redesign, social media & internet marketing strategy
• Pharmaceutical, training & development for sales force
• Medical Insurance, organizational development, curriculum design & development, education & systems implementation
• Manufacturing, sales force development and learning content management systems integration
 
Jothi started her market research company, Competitive InfoSearch, LLC, in 2006, which quickly evolved to providing internet marketing strategies and business coaching to small businesses. With her breadth of experience in internet marketing, social media networking, SEO, business operations and human resource management, she engages with businesses in varying stages of their business lifecycle and successfully guides them through their challenges.
 
In addition to being CEO at Competitive InfoSearch, LLC, Jothi is an Adjunct Faculty/Business Coach at a local Technical College. She is on Advisory panels and Boards of several local for profits and non-profits in the area.

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Education

MSc in Education (Major: Instructional Systems Technology) BA Fine Arts (Major: Business &amp;amp; Fine Arts)

John J McKearney

John J McKearney

Current City: Nixa, MO

With 25 years of financial administration and planning experience at large corporations in New York and California, including positions as Chief Financial Officer, John founded and managed a commercial, digital technology based,printing company serving business customers in California.

Areas of experience include:

  • working capital management, cash, accounts receivable/payable and inventories
  • credit and collections
  • business planning, acquisitions and mergers
  • franchising
  • operations management
  • cost accounting
  • warehousing and transportation
  • business start ups
  • accounting and reporting systems

John has been a mentor in the SanFrancisco Bay Area, Las Vegas and Springfield Missouri.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Education

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BS Finance and Accounting- St Johns University.&lt;/p&gt;

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Advanced Management- Harvard Business School&lt;/p&gt;

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