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Dr. Sharon Nunes

Dr. Sharon Nunes

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

Several years experience in Global Entrepreneur Weekends as coach and mentor to new start-ups. Significant experience in business strategy, marketing and communications, business partner relationships during twenty-eight year career in global technology company, including starting two new businesses. Work experience includes technologies for water management & alternative energy; research and development of new products and software solutions. 

1) Created new business opportunities by developing the technology and business partnerships to deliver compelling solutions to customers.

2) Led Emerging Technologies program, including stage-gate program for evaluating potential projects.

3) Started Green Innovations program that became cornerstone of new business growth involving water management and alternative energy

4) Experienced mentor to new employees while working and volunteer mentor to entrepreneurs both internally and external to business.

 

 

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Education

PhD Materials Science & Engineering, University of Connecticut

BS Chemistry, UMass Dartmouth

 

Lowell Humphrey

Lowell Humphrey

Current City: Anchorage, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

EXPERIENCE SUMMARY

 

  • Provided business management coaching to companies’ senior management and owners. 
  • Assisted owners in representation, presentation and negotiation of selling process when their decision is to sell their companies.
  • Consultant to Qivliq, LLC; a holding company wholly-owned by NANA Development Corporation other NANA companies.

 

  • Chief Executive Officer and principle of TKC Communications LLC.  Established the company with two other principles in July 2000.  The company grew from start-up to $50 million revenue in fiscal year 2003.
  • Provided management and business consulting for client companies and individuals in Alaska.
  • As General Manager of Kanas Telecom, directed all activities of corporation.  History with the corporation included role as facilitator for the formation of the corporation in April 1996 and then transcending from part-time consultant role to full time employment as the General Manager. 
  • As Airport Director, senior manager for all activities at Anchorage International Airport. Accountability included the marketing, financial results, operations, environmental, engineering, planning, police, fire fighting and administration of the 4500 acre complex of the commercial and general aviation facilities.
  • Directed the entire complement of transportation support provided by the State of Alaska for the Central Region.
  • Established and functioned as Chief Executive Officer for a progressive multi-million dollar computer contract services corporation. Started corporation from an idea and grew it to $10 million per  year company that employed over one hundred professional staff members.
  • Vice President of a multi-million dollar per year communications equipment distributor and Services Company.
  • Managed and directed total compliment of computer services for Alyeska Pipeline, the largest construction project ever completed by private industry.
  • Held progressively more responsible management positions within Sohio.  Positions were in project management, computer operations, computer process control and operations research.  These positions provided management direction to accomplish support for more than ten different departments within the corporation.

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Education

 

Stanford Executive Program

Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

BA Mathematics, University of Toledo

Boris Krepak

Boris Krepak

Current City: Stamford, CT

I like mentoring clients who want to startup a new venture or grow and expand their current business. Being exposed for many years to managing and running the various engineering projects, gave me an opportunity to grasp the details of how to perform the daily work tasks properly and bring the projects to successful completion.

I am happy to help clients in the long and short-term planning and managing their business, as well as resolving, if applicable, some challenges related to mechanical/electrical engineering and construction aspects of the business ventures.

Based on my experience of running the small engineering firm for 10 years, I am also happy to share the intricacies of marketing techniques that had proved to be successful in the small business environment.       

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Education

I have graduated with a master degree in electrical engineering from Novosibirsk Electrotechnical Institute, Russia.

I am a licensed Professional Engineer in State of Connecticut and LEED Accredited Professional.

I had completed required continued education courses in engineering, project management and business administration.  

Document and Plan Solutions, LLC

Problem: Architectural and interior design firms have on-going needs for people who can provide reliable working plans for their projects, but the ancillary costs of vacation time, health care, liability insurance and other overhead costs often make the hiring of full-time employees cost-prohibitive.

Challenge: To find a way to get project plans drawn up in a timely and cost-effective way. 

Solution: To provide plan and document services to architectural and interior design firms as an independent contractor, which eliminates the costs associated with hiring full-time employees. 

Owner/Founder
Christian Bauerecker
My Successes

Projects: Christian’s current workload is primarily with senior development communities, specializing in the design of common areas, kitchens and dining facilities. 

The Future:  Mr. Bauerecker’s longer-range goals include expanding his services to a wider variety of architectural and interior design firms. At some point in the near future, Christian hopes to use his past experience to move into actual construction management of the projects on which he has worked. With his growing business, he feels that he will soon need to take on a contract vendor or a full-time employee.

What's Great About My Mentor?

“Wally Freier is a valued mentor because of his in-depth knowledge in marketing and sales.” - Christian Bauerecker, Owner.

How SCORE Helped

In the days after separating from his employer, Christian spoke with a counselor at a Dislocated Workers Program in St. Paul. Through this contact, Christian became even more convinced that he had made the right decision…the one that best suited his background and goals in life. During those discussions, his counselor mentioned SCORE. Christian did some investigating and learned about the seminars that St. Paul SCORE provides to people who want to start a business. He enrolled. After attending several of the seminars, he decided that individual mentoring would be to his benefit so he filled out the application for free mentoring. Wally Freier, a volunteer in the St. Paul Chapter, was assigned as his mentor. 

See the PDF File for this Success Story.

Richard S. Smith

Richard S. Smith

Current City: Weaverville, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

Expert in writing business plans and finance and accounting. Very knowledgeable in business operations. 

Seasoned pro who can convey complex concepts in simple terms as a businessman, not as a “bean counter”;  13 years experience with large firms (Swift/ConAgra, Nabisco, Kraft, BASF) and 25 years with small companies, many as a part owner/operator & consultant struggling to make payroll (!); CFO; BA Johns Hopkins, MBA U. of Chicago; CMA; full Quick Books experience; strategic planning, g/l, standard  & job costing, tax, banking & private equity fund raising ($2M+ for 1 client), projections, M & A, financial analysis, business valuations, cash flow mgmt; served on several boards; taught Corporate Finance and Strategy & Planning at UNCW and Campbell University, respectively.

 

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Education

BA in Economics (Johns Hopkins)

MBA in Finance (University of Chicago)

Certified Management Accountant (CMA)

 

Ask SCORE

          I’m confused about the rules for paying employees overtime. Can you explain them to me? 

         Should you be paying overtime to your employees? The answer is: it depends.

          Under the U.S. Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers are required to pay overtime to most hourly employees who work more than 40 hours a week for businesses that take in more than $500,000 a year in revenue.

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. 

Steve R. Smith

Steve R. Smith

Current City: Westport, CT

40+ years with IBM in sales and sales management, marketing and product development

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Education

MS Business, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio  1971

MBA The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio  1972

International Business Management, Cal. Berkeley, 1986

Global Leadership Program, University of Michigan, 1990

 

Gregory Schwarz

Gregory Schwarz

Current City: Jamesville, NY
Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Retail, wholesale, recreation/travel, manufacturing. Textiles, sewn goods manufacturing. Product design, manufacturing and distribution.

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Workshop Poster 1st. qtr. 2015

Alverta Lopez

Alverta Lopez

Current City: Accokeek, MD

Alverta Lopez is the president of APL Solutions, LLC.  Her primary focus is on winning and maintaining contract awards in the areas of Management Consulting (as it relates to Administrative Management, Human Resource Consulting, Telecommunications Consulting, Staffing Services, Project Management and Contracts Management).  The company's primary focus is to help companies improve performance, comply with complex regulations, enhance infrastructure and stimulate growth.  Our responsibilities include all aspects of the day-to-day operations as well as providing consulting services to clients who are interested in getting into the Federal space. 

Prior to owning APL Solutions, LLC, Ms. Lopez served as the President of a full ground transportation company for over 6 years.  Her responsibilities included Managing Projects, administering the management of the corporation, its employees and consultants and providing leadership to the team.  She was the lead person responsible for the signature and audit of invoices, checks, releases, Billing, Accounts Receivables/Payables, and other documents in the name of the company.  I was also responsible for executing Teaming Agreements (NDA/Joint Venture's (JV) ); overseeing contracts and proposal preparation; as well as  hiring the right staff to support senior management as well as other  Government Officials. 

Before becoming president, Ms. Lopez served in a number of Billing, Finance and Contract support roles.  She managed support staff; developed processes and procedures, provided Process improvement plans and Training Guides to be used by all employees and worked on several Government Contracts with GSA, making sure we were in compliance with the FAR (Federal Acquisition Regulation) from a billing perspective, managed Accounts Receivables/Payables/Collections .   Ms. Lopez has a track record of being able to reduce accounts receivables. Previous Federal/Government project work included services to the following agencies:  MCI/Verizon, AT&T, Winstar, and a Consultant to MODIS, Inc.

 

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Education

<p> <strong>BS, Mathematics, </strong>Elizabeth City State University, NC, 1982.&nbsp; Computer Science - Minor.</p> <p> <strong>Certificate, Mathematics</strong>, Atlanta University, Atlanta, GA, 1981. Computer Science - Minor.</p>

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