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Barry Marks

Barry Marks

Current City: Montville, NJ

Graduate Electrical Engineer. Computer designer for Department of Defense and NASA in mid-1960s. Extensive experience in business planning, marketing and systems analysis with Honeywell, IBM and At&t -- all in Com[uters and Communications. Since the late 1980s I have been a management consultant focusing on assisting clients in marketing, business planning and strategic planning in technology related industries. Currently a founding partner and Senior Consultant with a firm I helped start 9 years ago,

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Arthur Baumann

Arthur Baumann

Current City: Columbus, NJ

 

Over 30 years involvement in the development, promotion and sales of technical products.

Vice President of Marketing and Sales for a division of Allied Corp., VP Marketing for a division of General Signal Corp., Product and Sales Manager for a division of U.S.Philips (Norelco) 

Electrical Engineering degree from NJ Inst. of Technology, multiple graduate courses in Marketing and Business Management.

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Mike Limbach

Mike Limbach

Current City: Woodland Park, CO

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Leslee Minas

Leslee Minas

Current City: Fresno, CA

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John Rhind

John Rhind

Current City: Hilliard, OH
Chapter: Columbus SCORE

John is a senior marketing leader who's spent his entire career involved with marketing communications. He has a dual perspective of advertising agency & client-side experience in both B2B and B2C market segments. Most recently he worked at McGraw-Hill Education  as director of content marketing and social media where he directed strategic planning, public relations, social media, content marketing, search engine optimization, web development, advertising (print and online), branding and results measurement. 

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Bachelor of Science, Scripps School of Journalism / Public Relations, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio

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Manjula Charles

Manjula Charles

Current City: Dallas, TX
Chapter: Dallas SCORE

11 year corporate retail career covering international sourcing, manufacturing, fabric, trim, product development and brand management.

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BFA in Fashion marketing</p>

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Mike Nikolich

Mike Nikolich

Current City: Barrington, IL
Chapter: Chicago SCORE

Media and Communications, Marketing, Advertising and Creative Services, Technology and Web-Based Services, Non-Profit Public and Professional Organizations.

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Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL -- Currently pursuing my Executive MBA (class of 2016).

Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL -- Bachelor of Science degrees in Marketing and Journalism in 1979.

Harper College, Palatine, IL -- Graduated with an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration in 1977.

Derek Howard

Derek Howard

Current City: Linn Creek, MO

PROFSSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Countryman Business Consultants, Linn Creek & Eldon, MO   January 2002 - Current

Technology Consultant & Implementation Liaison – Technology Sales & Business Improvement Initiatives. Ensure technology implementations meet or exceed proposed delivery specifications and customer satisfaction.  This includes POS systems, debit & credit card terminals, ATM machines, and all other technical business solutions.  www.CountrymanConsultants.com

 

Business Process Consultant and Project Manager - Cultivate and maintain relationships with potential clients to promote service and product offerings.  Develop proposals, conduct presentations and finalized engagement contracts. Plan and deliver engagements, including the integration of industry best practices and appropriate business process controls, development of project timelines and allocation of project resources.  Relieve or eliminate organizational issues while streamlining daily operations and controls.  Provide multi-faceted business plans, including high-level financing and management tools to low-level process procedures and checklists.

Recent Accomplishments - Redesigned virtually all of a companies core business processes, integrated real-time business controls and management tracking measures to reduce cycle time by 87 days and annual process costs by $108,000.  Designed and installed new corporate wide information collection, automated processing and Intranet access and management systems. 

 

Holosofx Incorporated, El Segundo, CA   April 2000 – December 2003

Business Analyst & Lead Project Consultant

Lead and managed consulting engagement project teams, communicated with internal and external stakeholders.  Developed executive reports related to financial results and performance enhancement metrics.  Notable clients include Southwestern Bell Corporation, Principal Financial Group, and CNA Insurance.  This partnership was subsequently purchased by IBM Global Services in 2004.

 

Meridian Enterprises, Hazelwood, MO  March 1999 - February 2000

Pricing Estimator & Quality Assurance Manager

Developed estimation process, coordinated issue and billing closures for all departments.  Managed production requests, daily operations and supporting data collection and retention.  Implemented corporate-wide quality assurance program to existing industry standards.

 

MasterCard International, St. Louis, MO  November 1994 - February 1999

Internal IT Auditor

Completed all phases of the audit process (planning, testing and reporting).  Audited large scale transaction processing system on Mainframes, Tandem and UNIX platforms.  Identified and evaluated risks and their associated controls relative to specific business processes, business applications, data center operations and IT infrastructure.  Assessed controls for change management process, including application design, development and implementation.  Presented issues and new design proposals to CEO and staff.  Prepared support & regulatory documentation.

Network Administrator

Identified and resolved network, system and transaction processing problems.  Monitored network systems and alarm calls to ensure proactive identification and resolution of problems or issues.

 

EDUCATION

MBA - Marketing and Accounting Saint Louis University - August 1993

BBA - Finance Southwest Missouri State University - May 1991

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Marc Garrison

Marc Garrison

Current City: Birmingham, MI
Chapter: Detroit SCORE

I have been in the food service business for 35 years. We ran a small wholesale meat company called Mark's Quality Meat's in Southwest Detroit. We were food purveyors and wholesalers to restaurants,bars and country clubs. We sold the business in 2010.

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I have a fine art degree from Wayne State University with a concentration in painting and photography.

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