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An advisory board is an informal group. This is not a board of directors. It is a group of mentors. The group has no financial interest in your firm. This is a group of outside advisors who share their knowledge to help you be more competitive, think strategically and offer specific advice in key skill areas.

The benefits of an advisory board include: setting aside time to think strategically, obtain feedback and insights from outside the company, and gather information and expertise from peers who have knowledge in different areas than your own. In general, a three to five person board will likely meet your needs.

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Alan M Shaver

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Harpswell, ME

Languages:English

How I can help you

Nearly 20 years with two different major American packaged food manufacturers, plus 4 years with a diversified chemical, plastics and consumer goods manufacturer. With partner, owned and operated a multi-unit franchised auto service business. Have been both an employee of a franchiser and owner of a franchisee. Extensive experience in financial management, strategic planning, and business organization.

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Education

Dartmouth College, Bachelor of Arts, major economics Yale Law School, Bachelor of laws, area of concentration labor law Extensive experience in mergers, acquisitions, anti-trust, trademark, corporate organization and governance, contracts, international transactions, and SEC compliance.

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Bob Smith

Available

Hot Springs Village, AR

Languages:English

How I can help you

High tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions.

I am a professional general management executive with engineering (BSME) and MBA (UCLA) degrees. My experience includes twenty-one years as president and/or CEO of five manufacturing companies, backed by additional line experience in engineering, sales & marketing, and manufacturing operations with high tech electronic & mechanical system products. I am Chairman or Vice Chairman of Board of Directors for three firms. I have significant experience in international operations, mergers & acquisitions, IPO's, managing public and privately held corporations in both turn-around and growth modes. I am a specialist in Strategic and Tactical Planning. I am also a volunteer counselor for SCORE, and a seminar leader at Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center (ASBTDC). I currently am the Lead Faculty Area Chair for Management at he Little Rock Campus of the University of Phoenix, where I teach business to MBA and undergraduate students.

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Education

BSME - Polytechnic institute of Brooklyn; MBA - UCLA

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Leonard Kranser

Available

Languages:English

How I can help you

Engineering and manufacturing manager for the Gillette Company.  Assistant to the President of a NYSE conglomerate evaluating acquisitions and performing in-house management consulting. President and owner of a manufacturer with approximately 150 employees.

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Education

BME Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

MS MIT

MBA Harvard Business School

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Norbert 0 Grohmann

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Louisville, KY

Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Languages:English, French, German

How I can help you

Corporate and international management in capital goods manufacturing, service and contracting. Global marketing, acquisitions, formation and management of joint ventures. Divestitures. Corporate staff and line experience.

 

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Education

Wabash College, University of Würzburg (Germany), Columbia University Graduate School of Business.

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John Goldman

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Newton, MA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Owned and operated both a Food Brokerage Business in New England, and a specialty distributing company. Sold both life and casualty insurance, and passed CLU exams while in college. Took grad coursed in: Philosophy, Finance, Computer(IT), and statistics.

 

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<p> Boston University BS in BA. Additional graduate courses in;&nbsp;philosophy&nbsp;statistics, and computer courses.</p> <p> Currently enrolled, and have completed on line courses at: Duke, Wharton, University of Edinburgh.</p>

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