Grand Rapids, MI
Counselors to America's Small Business
He is retired from Ferris State University as Professor Emeritus. He had been Interim Director of the School of Engineering & Technology Systems at Ferris State University and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Technology and Energy Systems Engineering. He taught at Ferris for 14 years. Prior to Ferris, Mr. Hollen worked as a consultant to a major utility on natural gas and electric rebate programs. He has been involved in energy projects as both a consultant and manager for 40 years, having conducted over 100 energy audits nationwide. He was instrumental in establishing an Energy Systems Engineering B.S. degree at Ferris which started the Fall of 2010. He has a B.S and M.S. from Western Michigan University.
He has worked for a CPA firm as consultant in various roles. He has been a Product Development Engineer for a wire & cable company and a Facility Engineer for a automotive supplier. He has worked for a Not-for-Profit R&D institution and has operated his own consulting practice. He is a registered Professional Mechanical Engineer in the State of Michigan.
B.S. Automotive Engineering Technology, Western Michigan University, 1968.
M.S. Engineering Technology, specializing in Mechanical Engineering, w/minor in Computer Systems, Western Michigan University, 1971.
4 years of Doctorate course work in Mechanical Engineering Systems, Michigan State University, 1976
Ryan's expertise is in IT strategic consulting and assisting organization's achieve IT operational excellence. He has worked in multiple industries and organizations ranging from startups to Fortune 500 in roles from ranging from administrator, systems engineer, manager, director and consultant.
Ryan can assist SCORE clients in information and communication system selection, assessment of current applications and technologies, process development and reengineering, cyber security risk assessments, operating risk assessments, big data, cloud computing, application development, service desk delivery, business continuance and disaster recovery planning.
California State University, Chico - B.S. Business Administration, Focus - Management Information Systems
Ryan is certified as:
Professional Cloud Solutions Architect
Enterprise Architecture (TOGAF)
IT Operations (ITIL)
Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (Windows 7 Deploy)
VMware Certified Professional
Manager of Research and Development for Firestone
Vice President of Technology and Board member of small public company
President of $200,000,000 Plastics Company
Currently Vice President for Business Development for a billion dollar privately held plastics company
I have run the sales,marketing, technology, and financial operations of medium sized companies.
My current activities include: mergers and acquisitions,technology evaluation and acquisition, and am the only internal employee coach for fast track and high potential troubled employees
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Cornelius E. Cobb, Founder and Principal of C. Cobb Accounts, LLC
Cornelius ( Sonny) Cobb has extensive experience in financial management, finance, accounting and taxes. As vice president and branch manager for Bank of America he was loan out to the University of New Haven to assist in their minority and small business development program. He was comptroller for Global Specialties, Inc a electronic manufacturing company in New Haven, CT. Chief Financial Officer for the Sagamore Group, Inc, a Construction Consultant company, specializing in Department of Transportation construction. As Business Support Administrator For Comcast, New Haven, CT, he assisted the Business Manger in the Accounts payable department. He was Accountant for The Elderly Nutrition Program, for the New Haven area in CT. He was Chief Financial Officer for The Highville Mustard Seed Development Corp, A Charter School in Hamden, CT.
Serviced on the board of Police Commissioners in the town of Hamden, Serviced as Chairman of the Board and President and Tax Consultant for the Connecticut Police Commissioners of Connecticut, President, Vice President, and Treasurer of The Connecticut Chapter of The National Association of Tax professionals. Pro-Bono Tax Preparer for AARP in Hamden, CT. SCORE - Mentor Volunteer, New Haven Chapter.
Cornelius Cobb, RTRP started C. Cobb Accounts, LLC, A twenty year old business to assist small businesses in their need to respond. to instant financial information at an affordable cost for accounting services by using accounting software training and to understand the value of maintaining financial records that are accurate, accessible and relate to growth and improvement of their business. In addition, by offering training in bookkeeping services, and tax preparation services, tax planning and reach with an inference is on proficient and convenience and offering a quick turn around time service to our clients.
Williams College, MA ---School of Banking
University of New Haven, CT Accounting
Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics and Minor in Accounting from UCLA.
Dan Langford is a Certified Charlotte SCORE Mentor. He tries to assist entrepreneurs who are not quite sure if they want to establish a business or not. He tries to help formulate, design, and get people moving in the right direction to be successful in their own small businesses. He tries to make entrepreneurs see the full potential of their business mature and grow from their passion and separate that passion into a successful healthy business. His expertise is building a model business from the real estate side, hiring the right people, assisting with methods and procedures for daily and monthly processes, pricing the cost of materials to open a business, liability issues, and what the business can do effectively to make money. He will try to help you build your business plan as an added value for no charge. During a 40 year career with AT&T & its operating companies, he was known as a fixer, focused on fixing things & moving on to fixing the next thing.
Under Graduate Degree in Business Administration, Montreat College
Master's Degree in Business, with a concentration in Business Management, Montreat College
I am knowledgeable in staff management and running day-to-day operations. I also have expertise in financial analysis. For the past twenty years I have held management positions in non-profit agencies. The last 15 years, was the Executive Director of a non-profit childcare organization. During my tenure at the organization, in addition to day-to-day operations, I managed a $1.2 million capital expansion project which featured the creation of a state-of-the-art early childhood center. I also created and implemented a comprehensive five-year strategic plan, including expansion from a single site to multi-site programs which resulted in an increase of the agency’s income and total operating budget by 40%.
UNIVERSITY OF HARTFORD – West Hartford, Connecticut
Executive Master of Business Administration, 2008
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT STATE UNIVERSITY – New Britain, Connecticut
Bachelor of Science, Elementary Education, 1992