Media and Communications

Paola Safarsi

Paola Safarsi

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

10/2012 to Current:  Consultant (Hospitality, Tourism, Marketing & Social Media)
Freelance Consulting Services - Tucuman-Argentina
08/2010 to 11/2012: Executive Manager
FEDECATUR (Federation of Chambers of Tourism of Argentina) - Tucuman-Argentina
08/2010 to 11/2012:  General Manager
Chamber of Tourism of Tucuman- Tucuman-Argentina
01/2010 to 07/2010: Business Intelligence Executive
Macaya & Suarez Battan (Head Hunter) - Buenos Aires –Argentina
04/2009 to 12/2009: Executive Manager
Pragma Eventos -Tucuman-Argentina
01/2008 to 03/2009:  Product Manager
NOA Software (Convey-Argentina)-Tucuman-Argentina
07/2005 to 12/2007: General Manager
Garden Park Hotel-Tucuman-Argentina
02/2000 to 06/2005: Sales Manager
Garden Park Hotel-Tucuman-Argentina
05/1995 to 01/2000: Executive Assistant
Elimport -Tucuman - Argentina

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A two-sided flyer designed to instruct prospective clients how to sign up for counseling.  

Printed copies are available in the SCORE Office.

 

 

Ask SCORE 
          I’m in the process of establishing a graphic design/web development business. 
Should I form a corporation? 

 

CHOOSING YOUR BUSINESS ENTITY
By Attorney Ruth-Ellen Post


The four most common forms of business structure are:

  • LLC (Limited Liability Company)
  • CORPORATION (Conventional and Subchapter S)
  • PROPRIETORSHIP
  • PARTNERSHIP

The following outlines provide very general information on some of the main
similarities and differences among these business structures in six key areas:

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with 
nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, 
one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org for information on mentoring, upcoming 
workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization 
and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration. 

 

Samuel Duane Feola

Sam Feola

Samuel Duane Feola

Current City: Camarillo, CA

In July 2013 I retired as a program executive with Raytheon. 

From 2006-2012 I was the program director of Raytheon Polar Services, supporting the National Science Foundation’s U.S. Antarctic program.  Polar Services provided operations, construction, and facilities maintenance and science support at three stations, and aboard two research vessels in Antarctica.  I managed 400 full-time staff and over 2,000 seasonal contract employees each year, coordinating offices on three continents to manage the requirements of a 12-year contract valued at over $1.9 billion.

During my tenure, the new South Pole Station was constructed at the end of a 10,000-mile long logistics chain, within budget, and on time in the world’s coldest, harshest, and most remote environment on earth.

My last 12 months at Raytheon before retiring was in a business development role as a director project management /planning operations for the company’s infrastructure and operations.

My previous program management experience include general manager of a joint American-Canadian company based in Ottawa, Canada, providing base construction, operations, and maintenance support to the Canadian Defence Forces serving overseas in Bosnia and Afghanistan.  I was also a business systems manager for DISH Network in Denver, CO, director of logistics for U.S. Antarctic Support Associates in Denver, where I played a key role in transitioning the Antarctic program from predominately military support to civilian support, Proposal Manager in Orange, CA, Project Site Manager in Izmir and Istanbul, Turkey, and Special Project Manager on a Department of Energy contract in Hawaii and the Marshall Islands.

I received a bachelor of science in business administration from Wesleyan and graduated from the Naval Aviation Schools command as an officer receiving a designation as a naval aviator.  I spent 11 years on active duty, including a decorated one-year tour as a combat helicopter pilot in Vietnam.

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Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, West Virginia Wesleyan College

Naval Aviation Schools Command, Officer and Aviator

Kenneth Baird

Kenneth Baird

Current City: Las Vegas, NV
Chapter: SCORE Las Vegas

I have over fifty one years experience in the design, integration, and training for clients about the high technology of the day. Ten years of experience was with the US Navy and the aerospace industry. Task ranged from service of all electronics on military aircraft to testing of system components used to land the first man on the moon. The last forty one years have been in the Broadcast, Entertainment and Industrial Audio Visual industry. Task ranged from service, design, installation, training and management of video production and post-production facilities, theme parks, Sports Facilities, and the latest application of technology to get your message out (Internet, Event Streaming, Social Networks, etc)

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Education

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">MBA Pepperdine University 1985 - 1986 </font></font></strong></u></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Major: Mid-Level Business Management </font></font></p>

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">BS Vocational Education, University of Louisville 1976 </font></font></strong></u></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Major: Adult Education Minor: Computer Technology </font></font></p>

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">AA Business, Grossmount College 1972 </font></font></strong></u></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Major: Business Minor: Electronic Engineering </font></font></p>

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Aviation Electronics School US Navy 1964 </font></font></strong></u></p>

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Electronic repair of navigation and radar School&nbsp;1965&nbsp;</font></font></strong></u></p>

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Standards Laboratory Procedure School 1966 </font></font></strong></u></p>

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<u><strong><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Electronic system and simulator repair School 1967&nbsp;</font></font></strong></u></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Manufacturer&rsquo;s Specialty Schools </font></font></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">Sony, JVC, IRP, IED, Shure, Crown, Panasonic, AMX, Newtek </font></font></p>

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<font size="2"><b>PROFESSIONAL LICENSES</b></font><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">: </font></font></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">State of California - Secondary Teaching License </font></font></p>

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<font face="Arial,Arial" size="2"><font face="Arial,Arial" size="2">FCC General License </font></font></p>

William Effinger

William Effinger

Current City: Poulsbo, WA

Bill Effinger has several decades of hands-on experience as a developer; builder of homes and commercial projects, a forward planning consultant and land acquisition specialist. His negotiating and marketing skills are exceptional

Elected Mayor of Buena Park California in 1950 Effinger has been a long time member of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). He was an appointed member of the NAHB Marketing Committee, National Education Chairman of the Remodelers Council and has had many of his cogent industry related articles on marketing and management published in the NAHB Business Journal, National Association of Realtors Magazine, Boston Business Journal, and Builder Magazine.

“New Dimensions for Living” became the creative company formed by Effinger in 1982 to design and build two prototype affordable housing products, one in San Diego’s North Park and the other in Golden Hill, which won an award from the San Diego Housing Commission for “The Most Creative Affordable Housing Concept" in 1985. After getting National publicity beginning with the Pacific Coast Building Conference in San Francisco, the concept was acquired by a national public company in Boston Massachusetts. The original concept remains viable today.

Formerly a commissioner of the Escondido, CA Housing Commission, Effinger has an excellent track record for receiving government approvals for large and difficult commercial and residential development projects. He has applied his passion for, and experience in affordable housing projects to create and assist builder clients in that field.

Effinger created a computer based business management tool marketed internationally in 1991 as "The Competitive Edge" licensing it to Bird Construction Software, Inc. a subsidiary of Bird Incorporated of New England.

Effinger is a licensed Commercial Real Estate Broker/Independent Contractor, Managing Principal of New Century Consulting, a member of the Kitsap HBA specializing in Affordable Housing.

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Education

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Continuation courses UCLA&lt;/p&gt;

Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?

            “If only I had more time….”

About the Author

          This column is brought to you by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE, with nearly 70 current and former business executives available to provide free, confidential, one-on-one business mentoring and training workshops for area businesses. Call 603-666-7561 or visit merrimackvalley.score.org  for information on mentoring, upcoming workshops and volunteer opportunities. SCORE is a national, non-profit organization and a resource partner of the U. S. Small Business Administration.

Luc Lefevre

Luc Lefevre

Current City: Riverside, CA

Successful Executive with domestic and international experience in operations, P&L, oversight, multi-product distribution, and sales/marketing involving both established and growth organizations.  Results focused, decisive leader with proven success in key account management, new market identification and strategic positioning of Fortune 500 organizations. Spearheaded operational improvements to drive productivity and reduce costs. Excel in dynamic and demanding environments while remaining results focused and pragmatic. Negotiated strategic contracts with Fortune 100/500 companies such as:

Sony, Panasonic, Tyson Foods, ITT-Canon, Pentair, St Jude’s Hospital, as well as, many additional small to medium sized businessS    

CORE COMPETENCIES

   • Visionary Leadership   • Risk Management     • Budget/Sales Forecasting

   • Key Partnership Development   • Multi-Media Advertising  • High Stakes Negotiations

   • Key Distribution Management   • Tactical Market Planning   • International Experience

 


 

 

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Education

     

     MBA: Business Administration, Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business 

            BS:    Business Administration. U.S.C, Marshall School of Business

 

Ken Sethney

Ken Sethney

Current City: Suquamish, WA

launched my first company in ’76. EMS Music manufactured a tape player that worked 24/7/365 in commercial environments, and we leased tapes of “foreground music” to restaurants and retailers throughout the US and Canada. We were one of three companies in the “industry” — all based in Seattle.

Sold my shares and moved to SoCal in ’81 with my “street degree” in business, joined a friend’s marketing firm, and helped it grow from 2-35 employees in five years. Transitioned to my own virtual agency in ’86 — just me and a list of SoCal’s best freelance creatives.

Clients ranged from start-ups to a handful of very large corporations, but most were midsize companies. Manufacturers, distributors, inventors, service providers. They all had a common problem — get their product in front of people who needed it and convince them it was the right solution for their most immediate problem.

A chronic early adopter, I went online early joining listservs before there was a World Wide Web. In the mid-90’s, I was invited to speak to a group of CEOs about the marketing implications of the Internet. They were members of TEC (now known as Vistage) who met in groups of 12-15 every month to share ideas, hold each other accountable, and learn something new from “experts” like me. Thirty presentations later — from San Diego to Orlando, Atlanta to Alberta — I was convinced that “coaching” was powerful stuff.

In ’99, I was invited to coach the clients of an experimental SBDC (small business development center) in Orange County, CA. VenturePoint was funded by the SBA and the State of California, but managed by the Orange County Business Council. Unlike most SBDC’s that help mom-and-pop stores, VenturePoint was created to help early stage high-tech, potentially high-growth companies get off the ground.

We provided educational workshops, investment meet-ups, and individual coaching for entrepreneurs and founders groups. In three years, VenturePoint turned $2.5 million in grant money into $167.5 million of economic impact, as measured by the state and federal sponsors. Not a bad ROI for coaching, eh?

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Education

BS in Mechanical Engineering, U of W, 1972 

Street Degree in Business (first start-up 1976-1981)