Counselors to America's Small Business
Chief Marketing Officer with 35 years experience in consumer package goods marketing, including OTC, personal care, and household products. Outstanding track record in growing sales and profits of consumer products through organic business growth and acquisition. One of the founders of 2 consumer package goods companies including a NYSE company, Prestige Brands, Inc. Currently an Operating Partner for Yellow Wood Partners, a private equity group specializing in consumer products.
BS American University - Psychology/Business
MA Bernard Baruch College - Marketing
Extensive experience in travel and hospitality marketing, sales and brand development including hotels, motels, restaurants, automobile dealerships and car rental.
<p> BA, Sociology - Princeton, 1969</p> <p> MA, Organizational Sociology - University of Michigan, 1971</p> <p> Graduate courses in Finance, Marketing and HR - Wayne State University</p>
Magazine editor: MART Magazine (appliance/TV retail trade); Magazine Age (magazine advertising trade). Developmental book writer; 20 books since 1990 in the areas of market research, executive compensation, marketing, direct marketing, sales, business relationships, internet marketing and social media, management, public relations. Self-published novelist.
School of General Studies, Columbia University, BA in Philosophy; City College of New York, MA in creative writing
Brand and Shopper Marketing Executive, retired. 32 years of experience which included, Senior Manager, Shopper Marketing Center of Excellence at Kimberly-Clark, Corp, Vice President Marketing, Specialty Foods Group, Inc. (Nathan’s Hot Dogs); Group Manager, Business Development at International Paper, Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications and Investor Relations at Gibson Greetings; consultant for various CPG & B2B companies, and Community College instructor on business plan writing and marketing. Specialties: Shopper Marketing for grocery and mass market retailers, Brand Marketing for CPG companies, Sales and Communications. Her marketing background includes extensive website content and social media expertise.
BBA, Marketing and Finance, University of Cincinnati
Tom is an idea man who can listen to peoples problems and come up with ideas and solutions. Tom worked in sales positions with 2 other companies before he joined Data Processing Sciences Corporation in 1969 as an Account Executive. Over the 37 years at DPS, he has served as Assistant Sales Manager, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and then President of DPS. He became an owner in Data Processing Sciences in 1985 and since retiring in 2005 currently remains on their Board of Directors. Over the years Tom used his sales and marketing talents to help DPS grow from a $5 Million dollar company to a $50 Million dollar company. He provided the vision for the companys Management, Marketing, Technical and Product architecture and helped shepherd DPS's transformation from a Manufacturers rep organization to a Data Communications Distributor, to a Network Integrator and currently as an E-Business Internet Infrastructure and Services Provider providing security products, Carrier Services, Network Management, routing/switching infrastructure, internet services, consulting, and technical support to an industry whose growth was expanding at unprecedented rates. Tom has served on various vendor and manufacturer advisory boards over the past 20 years. Tom designed and presented workshops and seminars to groups from 10 to 200+ over the past 30 years. In addition to Score, Tom also currently volunteers as a Mediator in the Small Claims Court System in Charlotte County, Florida. He also volunteers as a Juvenile Arbitrator and Teen Court Arbitrator in Charlotte County. Tom joined SCORE in 2008 planning to use his extensive Management, Marketing, and Technical skills to help small businesses start up and grow successfully.
Tom holds a Bachelor of Sciences in Business Administration (BSBA) with a major in Marketing from John Carroll University in University Heights, Ohio. (1966)
INVENTOR Mentor assisting inventors to; prepare business plans/competitive analysis/pricing, develop prototypes/manufacturing contacts, conduct proof of concept testing, determine funding requirements/options, prepare for investor presentations, acquire patent protection, etc.
I have helped inventors with; A Woman's Handbag, A Modular Wine Rack, A Posture Support, A Serving Device, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
SCORE Mentor assisting would-be entrepreneurs to start/fund/grow their business dreams!
Previously, for 14 years, I was the COO & Co-founder of a Software & Services firm serving fortune 500 clients nationally. I was the technology & marketing partner responsible for developing innovative state-of-the-art products & services, as well as creative marketing strategies to brand, promote & distinguish our firm in the marketplace. Our success resulted in our sale of the company to a billion dollar New York Stock Exchange Company. Due to our success, I was invited to attend the Harvard Smaller Company Management Program for successful entrepreneurs, which I did, in addition to my Bachelor & Master degrees. As an investor/consultant I also participated with a medical device company to assist them with their FDA approvals & clinical trials. My forte is the start-up business plan, funding, marketing tools, social media & effective development of relevant products & services. I enjoy the consultative process of coaching, mentoring & motivating others.
BA, MA, MBA (in process).
Harvard SCMP (Smaller Company Management Program).
I am a graduate of the University of Michigan with a B.S. in General Studies and Marketing. I have recently retired from Roseburg Forest Products where I held the position of the National Sales Manager for the Engineered Wood Products (EWP) business unit for the last 12 years. I have 31 years of experience in the EWP business and prior to that had management experience in the grocery, cabinet, building, remodeling and lumber industries. I am experienced with the promotion, sales and marketing of value-added products to the building and construction industries throughout the United States and Canada. In my free time I enjoy, exercising, gardening (landscaping), reading and spending time with my family. I am a certified “duffer” at the game of golf.
University of Michigan, B.S. General Studies; Marketing
Aurora University, Chicago, IL, MBA Classes Toward MBA
Boise State University, Boise, ID, Completed Micro MBA Course
27 years with HP in different positions: Research and Development, Materials Engineering, Marketing, Graphic Arts, Managed Services, Sales and Business Management. Experience in Consumer, Small and Medium Business as well as Corporate and Enterprise customers.
Physics Engineering - ITESM Mexico Executive MBA - IPADE (Harvard Business School in Mexico)
25 Years-Expertise in Non-Profit Sector Start-up and Conversion of existing Non-pofit to 501c3, Senior Leadership Positions, Development Positions,Board of Directors.
15 Years Expertise as "Serial Entrepreneur" owning successful businesses Free-Lance Photography, Editor/Writer, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries.
11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years;
Instructor: Business Start-ups, both non-profit and for-profit sectors; Instructor, six years, on three Technical College campuses in WI- "How to Start A Business";
Serial Entrepreneur, with over 15 years, owning businesses in Free-Lance Photography, Editor/Writer, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Promotions and Light Manufacturing industries;
11 years as an International Photo-Journalist in the Travel and Entertainment Industry; Weekly Newspaper Columnist for eight years and Publisher/Editor/Writer/Photographer for a monthly Online Newsletter for six years; Web Site Design for non-profit and for-profit sector industries for 12 years;
Retail Electronics Store Manager for three stores in Southern California;
US Air Force Veteran, Space and Missile Systems Organization;
Rock ‘n Roll Band Member, over six years in the mid to late sixties, when music was music that one could understand, dance to and listen to for hours on end!
Hobbies: Corvettes, Shotgun Sports, Hunting, Rifle, Pistol Shooting
Cancer Survivor, December 2014
Graduate of California State University at the Dominguez Hills, CA campus, with a Bachelor or Arts in Communications; Post-Graduate, Business Management, Business Retention and Expansion, Behavioral Science and Advanced Post Graduate Work in Communications.
Created and taught a "How to Start a Business" Course with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) System across three College Campuses for a period of 6 years.