Chester Springs, PA
Counselors to America's Small Business
Thirty five years in the computer industry from designer to senior management as CTO. Five years as COO of a small company in the healthcare IT industry. Skilled in operations, development, marketing, product management, project management, strategy and business planning.
<strong>Master of Science, Human Resource Management </strong></p>
Anticipated 2015; Walden University, Minneapolis, MN (online). GPA 4.0</p>
<strong style="line-height: 1.385em;">Master of Arts, Teaching and Learning with Technology</strong></p>
2012, Ashford University, Clinton, IA. GPA 4.0</p>
<strong>Bachelor of Arts, Organizational Management and Communication</strong></p>
2004, Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. Cum laude</p>
<strong style="line-height: 1.385em;">Instructional Design Post-Bachelor Certificate</strong></p>
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2013, Walden University, Minneapolis, MN. GPA 4.0</p>
Expert in writing business plans, and logistics. Very Knowledgeable in business systems. As a consultant, I have assisted members of corporate boards in their committee work, and provided input to management on corporate development, training and assessment and divisional restructuring projects. Also worked confidentially with an investment-banking firm in New York, scouting and evaluating small and medium size businesses for merger and acquisition considerations by their clientele.
From 1973 to 1976, CEO/Director of a small national public company disseminating marketing information to the traveling public. Streamlined the company's branch and HQ operations, and computerized accounting and administrative functions which resulted in reduced costs and improved efficiency by more than 30 per cent. I motivated national sales force of over 100 people, helped increase their productivity by providing sales leads, training, and incentives. Also introduced Research tools to improve overall profitability.
While a partner in a consulting firm, developed management contacts for projects involving corporate planning, logistics, and organizational development. Also helped clients customize their training programs for middle-level managers.
As senior systems analyst at Lever Brothers, New York, developed synthetic rates and evaluated optimality of corporate distribution networks. These efforts resulted in annual savings in excess of $1.0 million. Also participated in developing training programs for managers overseas.
Among other jobs, supervised analysis of corporate statistics and preparation of management reports at Columbia Records; analyzed clerical work for its conversion to computer operations, and forecast product needs at strategic locations for McGraw-Hill.
For the past forty years, I have taught business courses including entrepreneurship and management of start-ups, management, business policy & strategy etc. at U.S. Merchant Marine Academy, St. John's University, Rutgers University, Hofstra University, Baruch College, etc. With the support of department head at USMMA, raised more than $800,000 for e-classroom and computer labs for training students to participate in cyber defense competition sponsored by the NSA. I worked with New York metro area computer scientists and cyber security experts to train our midshipmen to bring championship trophy home in 2004. Presented papers at national and international conferences and published articles in professional journals.
Ph.D. in business (1986) from the City University of New York, MBA (1979) from New York University, MA and BS from Brigham Young University.
After college, I had a Private Practice of Law in Youngstown, Ohio. I then worked for the Ohio Attorney General in Columbus as a Federal Litigator representing the Ohio Correctional System.
In 1984 I took over my family business in Youngstown Ohio, Kravitz Delicatessen. I still run Kravitz Delicatessen and also started Kravitz Bagels full time.
I also teach Business Law at National College and volunteer with SCORE.
BA Political Science Ohio State University<br /> JD Case Western Reserve University
Principal - KIS Management Services, Retired as Assistant Vice President of FM Global in 2007. Corporate Office liasion Underwriting Officer to its Western and International Divisions. Served as Interim CFO/COO of a small non-profit organization in 2009/10. Certified Instructor of: Business Risk Management, Commercial Property Insurance and Insurance Laws & Regulations.
ASEE - Roger Williams University</li>
BSIE - Roger Williams University</li>
MBA - Norwich University (concentrations in Operations and Financial Management)</li>