Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services

James Castanzo

James Castanzo

Current City: Lancaster, PA

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Education

B.F.A. Fine Art, Wilkes University

Post Graduate Studies, School of Visual Arts, Communication Design, Syracuse University

Professional Studies, Interactive Strategy, University of San Francisco

Larry Weissman

Larry Weissman

Current City: Boca Raton, FL

Highly successful corporate marketing and advertising executive with over 40 years experience in franchised quick service and fast casual restaurants, franchised education services and franchised automotive aftermarket businesses. Also served in senior executive level positions at multinational advertising agencies. Developed award winning marketing and sales promotion tactics for restaurants.

Business management skills include strategic planning, brand development, product development, marketing/sales promotion, public relations, advertising and related creative services.

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Education

Nichols College, Dudley, MA

Michael Falvo

Michael Falvo

Current City: Hilton Head Island, SC

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Griswold Home Care, Hilton Head, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia 2013 - Present
Owner and administrator of home care company since January 2013. Graduate of Griswold Home Care Academy (2013) and Certified Senior Advisor (CSA)

CaerKillian Consultants, Hinsdale, Illinois 2011 - 2012
Founder and owner of professional consultancy company specializing in developing foodservice businesses.

Grand Brands, Baltimore, Maryland 2009 – 2010
Private equity owned five year old CPG company with patented, unique product line marketed to retail, food service and ingredients.

- Executive Vice-President and General Manager of Food Service

MERISANT, Chicago, Illinois 2005 – 2008
Private equity owned, $300 million global manufacturer of artificial sweeteners, including Equal.

- General Manager of Food Service, North America (2007 – 2008)
- Vice-President of Food Service (2005 – 2006)

KAREN’S FABULOUS FOODS, White Plains, New York 2004 – 2004
Private company specializing in cookies, biscotti and fresh baked products for grocery, food service and club.

- Chief Operating Officer

THE DANNON COMPANY, Tarrytown, New York 1998 – 2003
$600+ MM manufacturer of dairy products. United States based division of global dairy, water and cookie leader, Danone. Customer base included: Foodservice distributors, Dairies, Convenience, Drug and Military.

- Senior Director, Foodservice (2001 – 2003)
- Senior Director, Customer Logistics (1999 – 2000)
- Director, Customer Service (1998 – 1999)

THOMAS J. LIPTON COMPANY (Unilever), Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey 1984 – 1998
Manager, Strategic Processes Sales & Customer Development (1997 – 1998)
Customer Management Transition Manager (1997)
Brand Manager – Packaged Dinners (1996 – 1997)
Trade Marketing Manager – Food Division (1995 – 1996)
Business Unit Sales Manager – Chicago Grocery (1991 – 1995)
Business Unit Sales Manager – New York Food Service (1990 – 1991)
Retail Sales Manager – New York Grocery (1989 – 1990)
District Sales Trainer – Central Region Grocery (1988 – 1989)
Senior Sales Representative – Minneapolis Grocery (1987 – 1988)
Sales Representative – Chicago and Milwaukee Grocery (1984 – 1987)

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Education

 

MBA - Northern Illinois University 
BA - DePauw University

Bob Turel

Bob Turel - The Presentations Coach

Bob Turel

37 years as professional development trainer. Facilitated workshops on interpersonal skills such as:

  • Public Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Facilitating Meetings
  • Outstanding Customer Service
  • More than 30 different topics overall

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Education

<p> MBA in Personnel Administration</p>

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Dr. Thomas B Whalen

Current City: North Adams, MA

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Robert I Scales Jr.

Robert I Scales Jr.

Current City: Chicago, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

I have amassed over 40 years of professional business experience in providing sales consulting, sales and management training solutions to increase the sales effectiveness and the business results of my clients. Through continued support and ongoing reinforcement sessions, I help sales professionals and executives to fulfill personal and organizational goals. I help companies and sales teams, who are frustrated with their overall sales performance; with their ability to build sustained relationships, in qualifying or in the disqualifying of prospects quicker, in closing sales faster and in obtaining quality referrals.

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Education

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Bachelor of Science in Marketing Central State University, Wilberforce, Ohio</p>

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Certified Professional Behavioral &amp; Values Analyst with Target Training International, Scottsdale, AZ</p>

Michael Farmer

Michael Farmer

Current City: Aiken, SC

Technology and Web based services (cable television, phone and internet). Non-profit organizations. Strongest skill areas: Marketing; Financial Modeling; Business Process and Operations.

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Education

                . Bachelor of Science: Business Administration - Indiana State University

                . Masters in Business Administration - Indiana University

                . University of Chicago Executive Development Program

 

Chris Smeltzer

Chris Smeltzer

Current City: Reno, NV

Financial Advisor, Morgan Stanley 2009-2011

Financial Advisor, Waddell and Reed 2011-2014

Financial Advisor, Ameriprise 2014-Present

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Education

I have multiple degrees in Music Performance and Musicology.

William M Stern

William M Stern

Current City: Fort Lee, NJ

20 years ago I decided I wanted to become an entrepreneur so I left a secure job in retail merchandising and founded 'The Natural Dentist' oral care brand. I was so glad that I did. Being a successful entrepreneur is a great accomplishment and leads to very positive feelings about oneself. So I've decided to use my experience and skills to help others navigate to entrepreneurship.

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Education

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<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/edu/school?id=19026&amp;trk=prof-edu-school-name" title="More details for this school">State University of New York at Albany</a>&nbsp;<strong>1974 &nbsp; BS Degree in Economics</strong></p>

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Susan Jagerson

Susan Jagerson

Current City: Junction City, KS
Chapter: Topeka SCORE

1990 - 1996 conference and marketing manager Advanced Manufacturing Institute Kansas State University, 1996 - 2011 client services and project manager Educational Communications Center Kansas State University, 2004 - 2009 adjunct marketing instructor Kansas State University, 2011 - present economic development specialist Junction City Area Chamber of Commerce.

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Education

M.B.A. Kansas State University emphasis Marketing

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