Counselors to America's Small Business
Business Finance & Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Non-profits, Sales Marketing & PR, Technology & IT
BBA Accounting with Honors from Florida Atlantic University
Doctor of Philosophy - Religion (current)&lt;/p&gt;
Doctor of Christian Studies, ULC Seminary&lt;/p&gt;
Master of Healthcare Administration&lt;/p&gt;
Master of Business Administration&lt;/p&gt;
Master of Education (C)&lt;/p&gt;
Bachelor of Science - Human Services Psychology/Sociology)&lt;/p&gt;
Cook & Associates Consulting, 1995 to present:
Business Growth Specialist 2005 to 2012:
$2.8mm, leveraging $27mm with 135 jobs,
Development Association (MEDA).
Vice President for Resource Development
The Enterprise Group of Jackson, Inc., Jackson, MI 1996 to 2004:
and $1.5 million Revolving Loan Fund Programs,
& $450,000 in HUD grants for industrial infrastructure.
Branch County Economic Growth Alliance, Inc., Coldwater, MI 1990 to 1995:
$5,000,000 new investment,
investment and 2,000 new jobs,
Economic Development Coordinator
Southcentral Michigan Planning Council, Portage, MI 1987 to 1990:
Responsible for industrial assistance throughout two rural counties resulting in over 2700 jobs and $56 million in investment.
Responsible for annual development of community created local improvement project inventory in 3 rural and 2 urban counties.
Program Manager - Economic Development
West Michigan Shoreline Regional Development Commission, Muskegon, MI 1986 to 1987:
* Assisted communities in one rural and two urban counties to develop physical and human resource infrastructure needed to meet local objectives.
Assoc. Dean of Instruction - Business and Technical Studies
Kalamazoo Valley Community College, Kalamazoo, MI 1983 to 1985:
* Responsible for 58 FTE faculty and staff; 34 Associate Degree and Certificate Programs; developing and managing a $1.8 million budget; evaluating faculty and staff; establishing articulation agreements with area high schools and colleges; and re-activating academic program advisory committees.
Regional Community Development Agent
Cooperative Extension Service
Pennsylvania State University, Reading, PA 1980 to 1983:
* Worked with local government officials and groups to determine needs; provided legislative process information for citizen use; created, packaged and delivered community education programs including:
- legislation impact on local government
- land development ordinances (subdivisions)
- land use planning and zoning
Illinois State Geological Survey
University of Illinois
Urbana-Champaign, IL 1978 to 1980:
* Conceived, developed and co-authored "Land Use Impacts of Subsidence Over Illinois Coal Mines".
Assistant Planning Director
Kankakee County Planning Commission
Kankakee, IL 1974 to 1978:
* Supervised staff and technicians; directed community needs assessments; created community development plans with local officials and citizens; directed and completed successful Community Development Block Grant applications; and successfully re-initiated federal HUD contract activities.
Governor's Office of Management and Budget
State of Michigan, Lansing, MI 1973 to 1974:
* Co-authored report on staffing Michigan's multi-county planning districts.
United States Air Force
L. G. Hanscom Field
Bedford, MA 1969 to 1974:
* Co-developed computerized management program to monitor Department of Defense research and development contracts.
<p> Graduate: Economic Development Institute (EDI), University of Oklahoma, 1996</p> <p> M.U.P., Urban & Regional Planning, University of Illinois, 1980</p> <p> B.S., Urban Studies, Michigan State University, 1969</p>
Ron Elliard is driven by a passion for people--motivating them to reach for the highest standards of success. As the founder and CEO of Evermore Consulting Services, Ron trains business executives and management professionals to be the best they can be, inspiring them to strive to get to the top...and stay there. His innovative, no-nonsense approach is based on applying what he has observed in his seventeen-plus years as a business leader, motivational speaker and trainer. Ron reveals the common business habits of the top 20% of performers in upper quartile organizations, and insures his clients stay committed to their goals.
Ron Elliard has worked extensively with business and healthcare facilities throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantics states, and has a rich mix of business development, operations and strategic planning for 1 million to 50 million-dollar organizations. Ron's diversity of experienced from start-up to work out, turnaround and rapid growth, has helped him in resolving long-standing problems and creating solutions that improve operational efficiency and profitability. By utilizing expert analysis and insights to promulgate lean approaches and team empowerment Ron has helped help 100's of companies to drive organizational improvements and instills best practices. With dynamic leadership and business acumen Ron brings about dramatic change to organizations which produce extraordinary results. Ron worked for companies like American Management Services and Arthur Andersen before starting ECS in 2000. Ron currently consults, holds webinars, coaches, writes, and does speaking engagements. Ron also Chairs the (BLR) Business Leaders Roundtable which is a peer advisory group that helps end the isolation of being the top executive, allows for peer-to-peer feedback when tackling common business issues and helps top executives hold themselves and each other accountable.
Practice Management & Development
Turnaround or Rapid Growth
Ron attended the University of San Francisco in California, for his undergrad in business administration while in the military (USMC). Ron has always been entrepreneurial by nature and had several business of his own before starting his consulting career. While running his own security company with 60 plus employees Ron went to school at night at New Hampshire College to attain his MBA. In 1992 he sold the Security Company and went full time into consulting, first with Authur Andersen, then American Management Services. In 1995 Ron opened a 10 man consulting firm, North Star Small Business Strategies Inc. which grew rapidly and specialized in all types of industries from start up to 50 Million in revenue. After Five years it was time to slim down and concentrate the practice to a more specialized and hands on service for his clientele. In 2000 Ron revamped his practice to more align with his passion thus ECS was born.
Ron and his wife of 25 years Mary collaborate often in support of those who cannot help themselves and spend a fair amount of time traveling in that pursuit. A recent trip took them to Peru where they hiked Machu Picchu and then spent time at the local orphanage where they still send support to children today. Ron has two adult children, recent college grads and two dogs…Skye and Koda.
37 Years experience in Commercial Banking with extensive real estate experience in Oregon and Puget Sound area. As part of Bank lending, assisted many small businesses throughout the years. Also participated in Real Estate sales and management. Assisted in creating a Small Business Assistance Center in Gig Harbor, WA through the local Chamber. Attended SCORE meetings in Tacoma, WA.
Have served on various Boards, including non-profit business.
Current Marketing & Client Relations Associate, Uhrich & Co. CPA; Previous, New business Developer at Wenatchee World Advertising. 7 years Business Developer Express Employment Professionals, Recruiting, Staffing and Job Creation, 10 Years Direct Sales Manager, Consultant fashion industry.
<p> <p> ITT Peterson, School of Business, Legal Secretary Certificate</p> <p> 7 years Express University Human Resources, Sales, Marketing Business Management certifications</p> <p> Business Management, Chicago, Ill.2 week course</p> <p> Police Dispatcher Training, Shelton, Wa.</p> <p> &nbsp;</p></p>
President, PRCI - a small business owner for 30 years (finance, marketing, sales, diversification) Boeing, Banking VP, Human Resources, Benefits/Payroll Municipal government (Human Resources, Social and Human Services, Employment Manager, Recruitment, IT interface, Budget, Supervisor)
<p> City University, Seattle, graduate B.S.</p> <p> City University, Master&#39;s Education, graduate</p>
Kate.email@example.com · 540 Old County Road, Etna, ME 04434· 207.423.5252
Multifaceted, dynamic sales and managerial leader with a strong background in prospecting and sourcing new business, account development, and human resources. Uncompromised commitment to management and customer service excellence balanced by the highest degree of integrity in all relationships and transactions. Characterized by demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities, initiative, and strong communication and presentation skills. Proud career track with consistent success in driving growth, generating revenues, improving team performance and enhancing business value at all levels. Mentors, motivates, and leads operations, sales, business development, and team development.
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 20 South Street, Bangor, ME 04401
March 2012 – Present
Responsible for the growth and development of a vital membership program, including the acquisition of new members and the retention and satisfaction of existing members. Tasked with raising $500,000.00 in membership dues, sponsorships and event fees each calendar year. Realized 105% of budget goals for 2012. Repeated performance for 2013.
Time Warner Cable Business Class Central Maine Territory
May 2011 – April 2012
Function as a key account executive guiding and implementing sales activities for the organization. Executed creative strategies and programs to achieve maximum sales volume potential for products. Directly conducted sales, prospecting, proposals, pricing, presentations, and marketing to new and existing business customers in the Maine market
Verizon Wireless 6 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401
May 2010 – April 2011
Resourceful thinker with a focus on creative sales, customer service strategies, and performance improvement. Unparalleled record of achieving business results through all levels of organizational change demonstrated by key performance indicators.
US Cellular 770 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04021
September 2004 – November 2009
Fast-track promotion from Business Consultant realizing Store Manager based on strong performance in customer service, process optimization, key account management, and productivity. Lead sales and support team for multiple retail locations. Afford continuous staff training, development, and operational leadership to effectively manage and drive business. 27 direct reports.
Geiger Mount Hope Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04210
1999 – 2003
Over saw the process of an order from start to finish with 37 employees in product research, order entry, order tracking, customer service, billing, and credit checks. Communicated and negotiated with Independent representatives’ to drive an efficient order process. Traveled to a myriad of regions within the United States, building strong rapport with the independent sales team.
Cole Haan One Cole Haan Way, Yarmouth, ME 04494
September 1991 – September 1998
Traveled the country, recruiting retail staff to train then open up new retail locations. Involved in the site selection, architectural build out, punch list, IT, inventory, merchandising, operations and sales training prior to store opening. Opened 11 locations on time and under budget.
Attended University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business-1984-1986
University of Phoenix, Business Administration-2001-Present
September 2004 – Present
August 2005 – Present
Microsoft Office Suite
September 2005 - Present
Business to Business Sales Training
June 2010 – Present
2012-present Co-Founder/Professional Certified Coach Designed Alliance: a coaching partnership Jacksonville, FL
2004-2012 Strategic Planner/Consultant That Girl, Inc. Jacksonville, FL
2001-2004 Division Manager City of Jacksonville Jacksonville, FL
ACEPC Post Graduate Certification - Executive Coaching (College of Executive Coaching)</p>
MPA Masters of Public Administration - University of North Florida</p>
BS Bachelors of Science - University of Massachusetts Amherst</p>