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Ellen Brown

Ellen Brown

Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Chapter: SCORE Las Vegas

Marketing and public relations mgr for areospace division of Lear Siegler; Training and development mgr for Spartan Stores' corporate University; Consultant for CAEL in US and International clients; Asst Prof, Business School, Davenport University; Dean, Davenport U; Affiliate Faculty, Regis University - Denver CO

Owner, Managing Partner New Concept, Inc. 2 day spa operations

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BS and MS from Grand Valley State University (Michigan)- Marketing and Communications; Post graduate Cornell University - Administrative Management; Doctorate (DCB), Jacksonville Theological Seminary; "Lots of post graduate training in sales, management, training & development, business finance.

Sidney B. Landman

Sidney B. Landman

Current City: Clayton, CA
Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Over 40 years in corporate America in industries ranging from Sandpaper to contact lenses and in organizations as large as Fortune 50 companies to start-ups. My career has primarily been in Financial and Operating management but has also included general management and consulting. I have worked in multi-national, multi-divisional environments dealing with factories and marketing in the US, Asia, Africa, Europe, South America and Australia. Products have ranged from consumer electronics to defense to contact lenses and finally a not for profit.

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 BA in Economics and Finance from City College of New York, MBA in Finance from Loyola of Baltimore and taught Financial Management in the MBA program at Frostburg State College.

Keith L Oakes

Keith L Oakes

Current City: Collierville, TN
Chapter: SCORE Memphis

33 years in various management (line and staff) positions with Nationwide Insurance Company. Sales Management including training and development of agents, agency staff, field sales managers. Field sales management including management of field sales managers, sales management administration, awards and recognition programs, agency audits and compliance with corporate, state, and federal regulations. Agency acquisitions, marketing development including new product development.

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BS in Business Administration, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU, Numerous marketing, management and training development courses.

Juan J Fret

Juan J Fret

Current City: Oldsmar, FL

Juan J. Fret is a seasoned manager with over 45 years of aggregate experience in credit, industrial and operations management. He was a Graduate School of Business professor of managerial accounting with extensive business administration, mentoring, coaching, counseling as well as training and organizational development experience. Juan offers advice with a perspective on essential business disciplines such as Money, Management and marketing. Professional Qualifications: Able to evaluate business operations & offer ideas for cost control, debt & credit management, improving profits and achieving a stronger, better organized and more effective business Highly organized planner, able to develop plans, strategies, time lines & frequent reviews to improve business processes, strategies, and increase profitability Global thinker, committed to achieving results and making the immediate community a better place to live and work Proficient in developing and managing financial budgets, operational and strategic plans, expense forecasts and justifications for acquisitions Effective written and oral communications skills, analytical ability and competence to deal effectively with diverse types of people with different types of values, styles and personalities Patient and intent listener with ability to read between the lines and interpret body language Able to deal with ambiguity and drive change in complex, high-stress environments Demonstrated proficiency in business counseling, coaching and mentoring for aspiring entrepreneurs and existing business owners Completely PC literate: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access data base, MS Publisher, QuickBooks, and Smart Draw.

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BBA, MBA

Vazi Okhandiar

Vazi Okhandiar

Vazi Okhandiar

Current City: Irvine, CA

Executive Director, NR Computer Learning Center & Vice President, Technology at mLogica inc., managing the software development centers in Southern California and India. Assist companies streamline and automate their processes to improve their productivity and improve company performance through online and mobile application development.

 

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  • Project Management Professional(PMP), Project management Institute 
  • MBA, University of California, Irvine
  • MS Computer Science, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago
  • BS Electrical Engineering, University of California, Irvine
  • Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

John Twyford

John Twyford

John Twyford

I can help improve business performance in marketing, operations, and finance.

As a banker, management consultant, entrepreneur, and professor, I have helped countless small businesses in the areas of marketing, operations, and finance. In my professional practice I provide financial management support, business development assistance, and marketing expertise to banks, businesses, universities, municipalities, government agencies, and service organizations. 

In addition to my professional activities, I’m also an adjunct business faculty member at Arkansas State University-Newport where I instruct human resources, entrepreneurship, and economics courses. I hold a deep sense of community and have served both public and private organizations in roles such as vice chairman of finance for the Little Rock Zoo Commission, founding president of the Maumelle, Arkansas Chamber of Commerce and the boards of the Downtown Little Rock Partnership, the Little Rock Southside Main Street Project, and the Wade Knox Children's Advocacy Center. I’ve also served on key committees of several Arkansas economic development organizations. 

As a mentor for SCORE, I have provided advice to hundreds of entrepreneurs. Let’s get started.

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Master of Science, University of Arkansas - Engineering, Business, and Human Resources

Graduate School of Banking, Louisiana State University 

National Commercial Lending School, University of Oklahoma

Alan Simon

Alan Simon

Current City: Monarch Beach, CA

Employed at Omaha Steaks Omaha Ne. Major Skills include STARTING NEW BUSINESSES, FINANCING NEW BUSINESSES new company financial, sales and staffing start ups. Have extensive knowledge with Non Profit Organizations and their structures, organization and extensive fund raising. Have created several of this types of organizations. Heavy experience with BUSINESS STARTUPS, FINANCING AND SALES;  and all types of food manufacturing, marketing, sales, including web creations and web based sales. Experience also includes working with City, County, State and Federal Department to get funding for various projects and a variety of fundraising projects

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BS Economics Wharton School of Finance University of Pennsylvania MBA Activities at University of Nebraska at Omaha Multitude of Universities on business, business ethics and social issues confronting our lives have been speaks at all of them.

Dr. Som Karamchetty

Dr. Som Karamchetty

Current City: Potomac, MD

As a volunteer counselor with SCORE since 2004, Dr. Karamchetty counseled over nineteen hundred entrepreneurs as they start and grow their businesses. His clients came from a variety of businesses and he counseled them in developing their business plans, financial plans, management strategies, and taking inventions to product based businesses. In his counseling, he applies his prior background in government, contracting, engineering, technology, inventions, and idea to product transition, and manufacturing. At the US Army Research Laboratory in Maryland for sixteen years, he managed research projects, and formulated multi-million dollar research programs in emerging technologies and next generation and future systems. At Martin Marietta Data Systems, he was the Principal Technology Investigator for AI and managed Advanced Technology projects. As program manager at Mechanical Technology Inc., in Latham, NY, Som developed a number of advanced concepts and managed thermal systems projects. His other research and development accomplishments were in energy systems, computational methods, wire ropes, and biometrics. He has four patents in engineering and computing. Since his retirement from ARL, Som has been running his own consulting business in technology and management with a focus on concept generation. His current interests span engineering, technology, economic and social development. Som Karamchetty obtained M. Tech. and PhD degrees in engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur, in 1962 and 1965 respectively. He was on the faculty of IIT in India for ten years, and the University of Newcastle, Australia for nine years. He was a visiting faculty member at Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; the ARL Distinguished Professor at Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA; and an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland University College, MD. He is a life Member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. Having been selected as a delegate-at-large in 2005, Som served on the White House Conference on Aging and contributed to the development of implementation strategies.

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Education

PHD, 1965, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

M. Tech, 1962, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India

BE (Hons), (1959),  Andhra University, India

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