Counselors to America's Small Business
Pat Pettit was the Director of Information Technology at Millikin University and is still an adjunct professor in the Tabor School of Business. The IT Department at Millikin is responsible for the infrastructure of the network, desktop support, media services, telecommunications, the administrative system, academic and financial applications, the university print shop, and mailroom.
Pat began working for Millikin University in July of 1996 after fourteen years of teaching technology and math at Milford High School in Milford Illinois where she was also the technology coordinator for the district, the Sophomore Class Sponsor, and the Gifted/Talented Education Coordinator. In addition, she taught technology classes at Danville Area Community College and was a consultant for small businesses. Pat is active in Educause, Decatur Plugged-In, and the Associated Colleges of Illinois. Pat loves to travel and her hobbies include sewing, cooking, reading, gardening, and anything involving technology.
Pearce Cinman, a native of Atlanta, Ga, has built a career in both the public and private sector working for and with stakeholders across Louisiana for over 17 years. A graduate of the LSU Public Administration Institute, the LSU Center for Internal Audit and the LSU Ourso College of Business, Pearce has put his MPA and MBA towards researching governmental relations and policies related to Economic Development, Small Business Development, in particular Microbusiness segments, State Fiscal and Public Policy, and Higher Education. His career path includes managing a family business, working for The Louisiana House of Representatives and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, in addition to his work in Higher Education as a faculty member. Pearce's consulting experience includes working on and managing several businesses, political campaigns and research consortia.
BA -- 2003 Industrial Sociology
MPA -- 2007 Economic Development and Public Policy Research
MBA -- 2010 Internal Audit and Public Policy
Osiris Software Developed software applications for small business clients. Also acted as consultant for IT solutions
KCI Technologies Was CFO for the largest engineering firm from Newark, NJ to Charlotte, NC. In charge of accounting, finance, HR, real estate, leasing operations.
Maryland Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority Executive Director for conduit financing agency providing financing for not-for-profit hospitals and universities within the State of Maryland
Morgan Stanley Had multiple functions for this investment banking firm including REITs and equity and options trading.
George Washington University Bachelors and Masters degrees in IT
Columbia University Masters of Science in Finance
University of Pennsylvania Bachelors in Finance and Accounting
Certified Public Accountant
Grant Holmes' career has led him to successfully serve as both a consultant and an employee to industries as diverse as education, construction, media, manufacturing, marketing, technical training, hospitality, tourism, entertainment and software development. He has managed as many as 70 direct reports and directed multimillion dollar budgets. His greatest skill lies in the ability to quickly assess needs, develop plans to achieve goals and implement those plans.
Grant Holmes has been extremely active in various Chambers of Commerce, networking groups, business foundation and operations groups as well as mentoring others. His experience includes experience from a training background to marketing & PR experience, planning events, working with non-profits, and recruiting businesses and their executives for engagement.
For over 10 years, Grant Holmes was able to prove that passion tempered with complex project/general management experience is a potent combination when mixed with knowledgeable strategic planning and execution. Grant Holmes is comfortable with concurrent project demands, managing moving targets and serving as a change agent.
Grant has worked with hundreds of clients to hone their operations, especially where marketing language and brand position are concerned.
Grant Holmes succeeded through:
A significant position in a dynamic environment that offers flexibility, challenge and opportunity would be perfect for Grant Holmes. He is open to travel and willing to relocate. Grant has the experience, practice and ability to excel in your organization!
If you are seeking an energetic professional who can make an immediate and positive impact upon your operations, revenue stream and profit margins, call Grant Holmes at 330-327-5208 (Ohio area code, VA Resident, East Coast time).
VWCC: Project Management Certification Prep
Kent State: Master's in Communications studies (in process)
Malone University: Bachelor's in Business Administration.</p>
Vice President for Research, University of South Dakota (grants and sponsored programs, technology transfer, animal welfare, human subjects protection, other regulatory compliance)
Head of Biological Sciences, Marshall University (faculty and staff development, academic curricula, budgeting and fundraising, student affairs)
Faculty member at the following universities: University of Cincinnati (Children's Hospital Research Foundation), Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Marshall University, University of South Dakota
PhD in Oncology (University of Wisconsin)
MS in Biology (Northern Illinois University)
BS in Biology (Northern Illinois University)
Postdoctoral training in Immunology (University of Wisconsin)