Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services

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)

Barry McKinley

Barry McKinley

 Very knowledgeable in business operations. Have started from scratch (and almost no assets), bought and sold 10 different businesses in five different industries, Medical,Surf, Motorsports, Insurance and Personnel. Have extensive experience in operating small retail, wholesale, service and manufacturing businesses and all the challenges. Have won awards both in the Medical Industry numerous times and in the Motorsports Industry. Have sold businesses to Fortune 1000 Companies, employees and private groups. Have started four different businesses in two industries and built them to 50 plus employees and 15 million plus in sales. Have an excellent understanding of being under capitalized and overworked and still being able to grow my businesses against national companies. I financed all my business with my own personal money. I understand very well how to motivate staff and customers. If you're a small business, I can help, been-there-done-that!

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<p> &lt;p&gt; San Diego State-Business,Marketing 100 plus, sales, marketing and business training classes Hobbies: Surfing, Motorcycle Dirt Bike Riding, Racquetball and Softball.&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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

John E Herzfeld

John E Herzfeld

Current City: Prospect, KY
Chapter: Louisville SCORE

Sales during college at retail level and with Brown & Bigelow selling business to business ad novelties. Naval officer during Korean War ( 1951-1952), nearly one year in bank training program, 4 years in sales at NCR, 4 years sales including 2 in sales management photocopy equipment, last 30 years with Atlantic Envelope Company, 15 in sales management and 12 years general management that included bottom line responsibility for plants---2 years in Little Rock, and 10 years in New Orleans. SCORE counselor/mentor since 2003 and prior to that served on board of non-profit. Also active Rotarian and past president of our club.

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BS degree in marketing from University of Louisville in 1950. Many seminars and life experiences since.

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.

Peter J Foley

Peter J Foley

Current City: Fountain Valley, CA

In the transportation industry for 41 years; 40 years in trucking and 1 year in Air Freight. Retired, after 17 years of service,  from FedEx Freight, Inc. as Vice President, Sales with direct responsibility for all field and Inside Sales function. Worked in conjunction with the VP of Marketing to develop, price and market our products. Graduated the NJ State University, Rutgers University New Brunswick, NJ, in 1970.

My successful trucking/transportation career started in a sales territory in both Hudson and Essex Counties. I was then promoted to Sales Manager and then promoted to 'off line' National Accounts in Southern California.  Eventually, I was hired in June, 1985 as Director of Sales for Viking Freight System and a year later promoted to Vice President, Sales.  Viking needed to grow their revenue and grow it we did ultimately to the level of $500 million annually.  Through a previous sale, Viking became part of Caliber Systems which was eventually purchased by FedEx, Inc. along with RPS (Roadway Package System) in 1996.  We were eventually renamed FedEx Freight, Inc. and I remained in my position with the company until I retired in June, 2002.  I have also held a California Real Estate license and did sell real estate for a number of years.

I currently teach the SCORE Orange County Ca Sales Techniques workshop and perform face to face counseling for the Orange County Chapter.

Hope to hear from you!

Sincerely

Peter Foley, SCORE

 

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B A Degree from Rutgers University, State University of New Jersey. Ca Teacher Certified to teach Sales/Marketing, ESL, and History

Nancy Strojny

Nancy Strojny

Current City: Cape Elizabeth, ME

Experience in Consumer Product Sales, Marketing, and Brand development.

Procter & Gamble Customer Business Development, CVS/Caremark, Corporate Retail Buying & Merchandising. B2B contract manufacturing, and hospitality/hotel channels.

Sales, marketing and branding, including social marketing.

strategic sales plan development
new brand and distribution channel growth
social media marketing new business development
 
 
 

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<p> BA English</p>

John Goldman

John Goldman

Current City: Newton, MA

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>

Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

Steve April

Steve April

Steve April

Current City: Creve Coeur, MO
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

Broadcast Commercial (major market) Radio Sales & Management 1961-1982

Owned & Operated Direct Mail Advertising Company, based in Fairview Heights, primarily mailing the East Side 1982-2000 Sold business & retired 2000

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Graduate Univ of Virginia '59 B.S. Two years  U.S.Navy

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