Counselors to America's Small Business
Retired from CVS Health as a VP of Information Technology.
Prior positions were in IT for SysteMed, Saks (Younkers), Iowa Department of Transportation and a couple Community College Districts.
Did start and ran two IT Service and System Sales companies as well as consulted small businesses and taught in my early career.
Expertise in: IT Strategy Development, Business Plans, Implementation & Management Business Applications, Implementation & Management for continuous improvement. Mergers and Acquisition Transition and Management. Coaching & Mentoring. Vendor Relationships. Outsourcing & Off-shore Vendor Management. Project Management.
BA - Iowa State University - College of Business
Post Graduate work at ISU, University of Iowa and others.
Expert in START UP Franchising. Award-winning Entrepreneur with a proven record of driving aggressive business growth and assertively managing personnel and projects to achieve groundbreaking success. Innovative, creative leader who inspires teams to work to their greatest potential. Skilled in cultivating strong business partnerships and establishing brand awareness and recognition.
I have been in the franchise industry for over 16 years. First as an owner and operator, operating as a Regional Developer multi-unit Franchise Owner for 11 years in 2 franchise systems, with locations in two large metropolitan cities. My specialty was in the areas of operations and profitability. Then as a Franchise Coach/Consultant.
8+ years as a Franchise Coach, specializing in the process of; due diligence/investigating a franchise, understanding and negotiating the Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD) and Franchise Agreement, Validation Process of franchise systems and their current franchisees to ensure client success and profitability, helping clients secure funding and favorable lease negotiations.
I have appeared in several local and national publications such as USA Today, Business First, Franchise Update, and The Courier Journal for the innovative way I ran my franchises.
In addition to my business ownership and Franchise Coach/Consultant experience, I have an 18 year span in the banking industry that includes work a large Commercial Bank, The Federal Reserve Bank and the SBA. I hold a Bachelor degree in Business and a Kentucky Real Estate license.
I am a past Program Chair appointee to the board of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) where I focused on educating women business owners on best business practices. Franchising, Real Estate, Banking, Business Ownership.
BA Business Administration
Real Estate License
34+ years as an Entrepreneur
I can help you strategize and build a plan for your business. Or think through your marketing approach. Or manage your expenses. My background is business and financial/risk management for insurance companies over 35 years. My experience is entirely within personal lines of insurance - no experience with property/casualty coverages. As the financial member of the senior management team, I focused on identifying key business goals and related business risks and the strategies for achieving those goals and managing risks.
B.S. degree from Bates College (1970); majored in physics and mathematics. Professional certification as an Actuary; member of the Society of Actuaries and American Academy of Actuaries.
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.
<p> 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.</p>
I spent a number of years as a practicing CPA. Eventually that led me to become involved as a principle in an apparel manufacturing business. My primary areas of responsibility in that business were Accounting, Finance and General management of the shipping area. I spent the past 16 years of my career as Controller of a large manufacturer of women's swimwear. In short I am an expert be in accounting, planning and general management as well as the apparel business.
Bachelor's in Accounting, Temple University
Masters in Counseling, Villanova University
Expert in Fire and Casualty Insurance Agency operation, 47 years experience managing the agency, and servicing business accounts for clients of the agency. Managed all operations of the agency including sales, financial and marketing and personnel. Acquired numerous other agencies as they became available. A Business graduate from Mankato State University with a BS Degree in Business Administration. Spent two years in the US Army, served in the Counter Intelligence Corp in Korea. Worked for the St Paul Fire and Marine Insurance Company as a casualty underwriter. Joined an insurance agency in Dayton Ohio where he worked for 47 years until retirement. Worked in sales, service and management of the agency becoming president during 1961. Very familiar with all forms of general business insurance.
BA in Business administration, Mankato State College, 1951 Studied law for 2 years at St Paul College of Law Completed several parts of the requirements of obtain a CPCU Designation (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter)
Hi, I'm Ryan. I have 5 years of business banking experience; 8 years of adjunct teaching in higher education in marketing, finance, innovation, and entrepreneurship; nearly 3 years of food manufacturing in quality control; and 10 years of self-employment as a business advisor for small business owners and micro-business owners.
MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management
BS from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay
30+ years with a local CPA firm, growing from junior accountant to senior administrative partner. Experienced in startup business, operating all kinds of businesses and selling business. Experience in business and individual taxation.
35 year + career focused primarily on international.Traveled extensively overseas. Lived overseas (Brazil, France, Greece, China, Argentina) for 16 years. Specific experience: business management, finance, investment, banking, treasury, strategic planning and implementation, merger/acquisition experience (strategy, negotiation, due diligence), p&l and capital management, project management, troubleshooting overseas operations. Developed advisory partnership in China assisting Chinese companies seeking foreign investment partners or denovo investing overseas as well as small/mid-sized US companies seeking acquisitions or expanding into China. Complete fluency in Spanish, French, Portuguese. Very modest knowledge of spoken Mandarin.
Experience in Sales, Management, & Marketing in financial services, business information, & business services fields. Have lived or traveled in all 50 states & 100 countries.
CFP, CLU, ChFC, SCM, CCP had a 46 year career in sales, marketing, & general management. He received a BA in Economics from Notre Dame & an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as a US Army officer graduating from ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate. While with 8 organizations, he introduced 6 new products & was president of 3 companies in business information, M&A information, & wholesale & retail investment products & services. Chuck spent 21 years with Dun & Bradstreet where he managed four district offices, was Director of New Business Development, and was President of its Canadian subsidiary. He worked for Smith Barney as a Trainer on the 103rd floor of 2 World Trade Center in NYC and moved to Florida as branch manager & Senior VP-Wealth Advisor for 22 years before he retired for the second time. He and his wife of 54 years, Priscilla have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Chuck’ Sawicki was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Charlotte SCORE for his over 7 years of volunteer service and dedication to the non-profit group that helps small businesses get started. He was also awarded the “Dick O’Brien Award”, named after a former Chapter President who died in 2005, as the top Charlotte SCORE Certified Mentor out of nearly 80 volunteers. He has been a Rotarian for almost 50 years and has been a volunteer Ambassador for Road Scholar, the largest non-profit educational travel company. Chuck has traveled to all 50 states & 100 countries and has been a volunteer mentor in high poverty schools. He won the AFP Volunteer Fund Raiser Award in 2006 while serving on non-profit boards & donor development committees. Currently resides in a Retirement Community near Lancaster, Pa. Please listen to this 12 & 1/2 minute introductory video "How To Start & Grow A Small Business" presentation. This video is now posted on the main page of www.Charlotte.SCORE.Org under the green box on the right How to Start & Grow Your Business - Video
Financial Planning Associations Economics Round Table World Affairs Council Chamber Of Commerce 46 yr. Rotarian
BA Economics Notre Dame University; MBA Washington University of St Louis; Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Captain US Army; Retired 25 year Certified Financial Planner; Chartered Life Underwriter Chartered Financial Consultant; Certified Coach Practitioner; & Certified SCORE Mentor