Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Pearce Cinman

Pearce Cinman

Current City: Baton Rouge, LA

Pearce Cinman, a native of Atlanta, Ga, has built a career in both the public and private sector working for and with stakeholders across Louisiana for over 17 years. A graduate of the LSU Public Administration Institute, the LSU Center for Internal Audit and the LSU Ourso College of Business, Pearce has put his MPA and MBA towards researching governmental relations and policies related to Economic Development, Small Business Development, in particular Microbusiness segments, State Fiscal and Public Policy, and Higher Education. His career path includes managing a family business, working for The Louisiana House of Representatives and the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, in addition to his work in Higher Education as a faculty member. Pearce's consulting experience includes working on and managing several businesses, political campaigns and research consortia.  




BA -- 2003 Industrial Sociology

MPA -- 2007 Economic Development and Public Policy Research

MBA -- 2010 Internal Audit and Public Policy


Business Technology Program - Overview Webinar (1 of 4)


This narrated PowerPoint video provides an overview of the benefits and features of using current technology to improve your small business.  It is the first in a four-part series originally developed to provide SCORE volunteers with an overview of current technologies in order to better guide their small business clients.  However, the perspective of the narration in these videos has been changed to be appropriate for viewing directly by small business owners and managers.

Patricia Calvo

Patricia Calvo

Current City: Miami, FL
Chapter: Miami Dade

Applying in the best  interest of my employer my unique combination of professional training as a lawyer, tax specialist and MBA in areas such as: International Tax, tax planning including analysis of foreign tax credits and earned income exclusion, expatriation and dual –residency filing. Pre and post residency planning. Preparation of U.S. federal income, payroll and Estate taxes, foreign national residing in the U.S., pre     immigration and expatriation. Business valuations, mediations and Litigations support and marital dissolution services. Also notable paralegal training experiences under Employment/Family based petitions, WAVA and Political Asylum for Hispanics.  Small business advisory, risk management, business activity, quantitative and qualitative reasoning, management decisions, organizational performance and strategic planning.






2013  Masters in Business Administration

GPA 3.83


1999  Masters in Taxation



1999  Masters in Public Law



1994  Abogado (equivalent of a U.S. Juris Doctor degree)

            FIS Evaluation Report available


Elected member of Delta Mu Delta Honor Society in Business Administration

Lambda Sigma Chapter



 NSHMBA National Society of Hispanic MBA’s

Dale Simon

Dale Simon

Current City: Iowa City, IA

Associate VP Kirkwood Iowa City Campus - Iowa City, IA

Vice President Academic Affairs Iowa Lakes Community College - Estherville, IA

Dean Grand Rapids Campus Davenport College - Grand Rapids, MI

Dean Department of Business Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA

Accounting Coordinator Kirkwood Community College - Cedar Rapids, IA

Staff Accountant Pederson and Brekke - Devils Lake, ND



Ph.D. - Leadership and Policy Studies the University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

Master's Degree in Business the University of Iowa - Iowa City, IA

Bachelor of Science Degree - Minot State University - Minot, ND

Certified Public Accountant - Not Currently Licensed

Enrolled Agent - Currently Licensed to Practice before the Internal Revenue Service 

Daniel Fischer

SCORE Mentor

Daniel Fischer

Current City: Matthews, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Retail Management and Operations expert. To include: merchandising, purchasing, marketing and advertising, sales and sales management, store layout and displays, bookkeeping and accounting, tax issues, human resources - hiring, firing, compensation, employee benefits, service department management, store maintenance, leasing - franchising.

Franchising expert. Start up and acquisition.

Small business start-up.

Commercial credit and collections.



University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business, College Park, MD - General Business Administration, with a concentration in Management, Marketing, and Accounting

Chris Davis

Chris Davis

Current City: Glen Carbon, IL
Chapter: St. Louis SCORE

SBA/Commercial Lending
Midwest Regional Bank
Present - St. Louis Metro Area

Midwest Regional Bank continues to be the leading SBA lender in Eastern, MO, with more than $28.5MM in loans approved in the SBA’s fiscal year ending 9/30/2014. Nationwide, we accumulated $45.5MM in loan approvals during this time ranking us #71 in the entire United States. 

My role is to provide business lending solutions to borrowers in our footprint as well as Southern Illinois. I am able to provide both SBA and conventional lending options as well as various cash management solutions. My commitment is to provide you with personalized service to meet your needs. If I do not personally have a solution that will solve your current financial need, I may be able to connect your with someone who may be able to provide you with an alternative solution to your needs. 

SBA loans are great solutions for businesses that: 
-Need to expand
-Don’t have enough collateral required to secure a traditional bank loan
-Have experienced volatility in cash flows due to the economy 
-Cannot qualify for traditional bank loans due to other circumstances

Executive Global Talent Acquisition Consultant

Blackmore Partners


Blackmore Partners is a private equity independent sponsor that works with investors to provide capital, exceptional business expertise, and unparalleled talent acquisition services. In this consultant capacity, my role is to build relationships with client companies of Blackmore in order to gain a better understanding of recruitment needs and requirements. Candidates are identified using a wide range of media, as well as by networking and referrals. Executive Consultants also provide advice to both clients and candidates on salary levels, training requirements, and career opportunities.

Vice President, Market Manager

Associated Bank

Bank Manager

National City, US Bank, Bank of America






Webster University

Master of Science (M.S.), Finance and Financial Management Services

Webster University

MBA, Business Administration and ManagementGeneral

Webster University

Master of Arts (M.A.), Human Resources Management and Services

Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville

Bachelor of Science, Business Administration/Finance

Saint Mark’s Church

How SCORE Helped

Our SCORE mentors (Joe Mierendorf ) have been timely and very professional. They’ve met with us several times, given us excellent feedback and information, and they’ve continually checked in to be sure our needs have been met. SCORE helped us redesign our financial statements and simplify our reporting. We really appreciate the new systems they helped us put in place. It has made a big difference.


          A friend and I are considering becoming partners in purchasing an existing, somewhat successful hobby shop. I’ve known him a long time, but we’ve never been in business together. What is your opinion of partnerships?  

          The partnership has been the foundation for millions of successful small businesses. Unfortunately, it has also been the source for innumerable disputes, arguments, irreparable relationships and lawsuits, all of which exacted economic and personal costs on the people involved.

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 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.  

John W Ward

John W Ward

Current City: Brewster, MA

Early career in petrochemical and extractive industries as financial analyst.

20 years in New York financial services management.

25 years as independent investor/consultant working mostly with early to later stage entrepreneurial companies. Substantial independent director experience both on private and public company boards.




MA Hons, chemistry. University of Oxford UK

MBA Manchester Business School UK

Dr. Laura Jenski

Laura Jenski, PhD

Dr. Laura Jenski

Current City: Boise, ID

Vice President for Research, University of South Dakota (grants and sponsored programs, technology transfer, animal welfare, human subjects protection, other regulatory compliance)

Head of Biological Sciences, Marshall University (faculty and staff development, academic curricula, budgeting and fundraising, student affairs)

Faculty member at the following universities: University of Cincinnati (Children's Hospital Research Foundation), Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Marshall University, University of South Dakota



PhD in Oncology (University of Wisconsin)

MS in Biology (Northern Illinois University)

BS in Biology (Northern Illinois University)

Postdoctoral training in Immunology (University of Wisconsin)

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