Consulting, Research and Business Services

Patricia Loftus

Unavailable

Venice, FL

Chapter: Manasota SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Greater than 39 years of business experience in the global nuclear energy industry and small business environment.

  • Greater than 15 years of team-based experience in business and function startup and operations turn-arounds => Proven ability to achieve Company’s strategic and business goals.
  • Deliver senior executive strategic/operations decision support consulting services including strategic alliance/teaming, M&A due diligence, corporate committee participation (enterprise risk and strategy), and independent oversight process ownership => Actionable results and recommendations.
  • Business mentor, team and workshop facilitator, and classroom instructor => Impassioned advocate for continuous learning and knowledge transfer.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with government, industry and regulatory stakeholders.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 

  • BS/MS Nuclear Engineering, MBA.
  • Currently licensed real estate Salesman (SC)/Broker (FL) & real estate instructor (FL).
  • Prior real estate certifications: internet expert (e-PRO), Certified Residential Specialist, and Accredited Buyer's Representative.

Communication methods

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Debbie Jones

Unavailable

Kansas City, MO

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have spent all my career in various Information Technology roles:

- Application development, design, and programming

- Technical training both in classroom and computer based training

- Project management

- Staff and operations management

- Process and quality improvement using 6-sigma

I have worked over 20 years in automotive and airplane manufacturing.  I have also spent time working for  IT consulting companies.

I am very detail oriented and organized.  I have built strong cross-functional teams for short term workshops as well as ongoing business departments. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 MBA in Management - University of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA

BA in Math and Computer Sciences - University of Missouri, Columbia, MO</p>

Certifications:

6-sigma Master Black Belt

PMP - Project Management Professional

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Don Goeltz

Unavailable

New Hope, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Corporate experience as senior executive, startup experience as an entrepreneur, consulting experience, international experience, currently a college professor BA, MS, MBA, PhD degrees. Teaching business strategy, entrepreneurship, and marketing courses

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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Doctoral degree in Management and International Business from Pace University</p>

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<span>MBA from New York University</span></p>

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<span>MS in Computer Science from Stevens Institute of Technology</span></p>

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SCORE Mentor

Daniel Fischer

Available

Matthews, NC

Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, store layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - franchising.

Franchising expert. Start up and acquisition.

Small business start-up.

Commercial credit and collections.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD

B.S.degree - General Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, Marketing, and Accounting

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Whitham Group

Owner/Founder
Carina Whitham
My Location
8130 Louisa Way
Windsor CA
United States
Employees
8
How SCORE Helped

Carina Whitham, Founder and President of the top Renewable Energy Executive Search Firm, Whitham Group, first approached SCORE about five years ago when she was just launching her company.
 
She discovered SCORE through an internet search for mentors. Carina said she was somewhat skeptical when she saw SCORE’s counseling was free. "I wondered if this will help me and would they have "A" players as consultants if there were no charge," she said. "I was pleasantly surprised as the counselors are informative and experienced."

"When I first met with Richard, he had me construct a business plan and a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis," she said. "He really made me do my homework."
 
As her company expanded, she continued to meet with Richard to discuss growth strategies. Today, she's very proud to say that Whitham Group has experienced phenomenal growth, has a staff of eight, and is extremely successful. "Now when I meet Richard, he tells me how he always knew I was going to make it," she said.

Ask SCORE

          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

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 merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.  

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