Counselors to America's Small Business
University of Houston, College of Technology, Computer Information Systems
City of Houston, Houston IT Services
Multiple careers in small business, education, and community service provide the foundation and desire to engage in continuing community service, mentorship, and leadership development for individuals, small business, and communities; more than 40 years of experience in the operating and growing a lifestyle, retail business, including marketing, finance, and organizational leadership; community collaborations, visioning, and non-profit development; facilitating and developing curriculum in community college classrooms and online for business, leadership, personal selling, entrepreneurship, management, marketing, and business law classes; guided and molded non-profits in numerous leadership roles, as well as participated in organizational development, funding, and community visioning initiatives.
INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY: Masters of Science in Management, <a href="http://www.linkedin.com/search?search=&keywords=Business+Administration+and+Management&sortCriteria=R&keepFacets=true&trk=prof-edu-field_of_study" title="Find users with this keyword"><u>Business Administration and Management</u></a>,1997 – 2004</h5>
Experienced in high tech R&D and manufacturing; technical sales and marketing; research grant applications; intellectual property, technology transfer and licensing. Registered Patent Agent and inventor or co-inventor of fourteen U.S. and foreign patents.
Prior to retiring from IBM, Ralph was Worldwide Principal for Blue Gene® supercomputers developed and delivered by IBM Systems & Technology Group. Previous assignments included leading the Linux and Grid (Cloud) deployment revolutions among IBM’s industrial customers, managing sales and marketing activities for IBM Microelectronics, contributing to IBM’s business transformation and development of ibm.com.
Before joining IBM, Ralph held geophysical research positions at Atlantic Richfield and Amoco (both now BP plc) and managed R&D at AMF Geospace (now Geospace Technologies). He also held marketing and engineering management positions at VLSI Technology (now NXP Semiconductors) and Tandy Electronics (now RadioShack), and taught statistics, linear programming and operations research as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Tulsa.
BS, MS, PhD (all in Electrical Engineering) from University of Missouri, Rice University and University of Tennessee, respectively. Executive management program, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
Graduate of Nicholls State's Geomatics program, Andrew has over a decade of experience in training entrepreneurs and opening his own ventures from working along side his father and grandfather.
Professionally, Andrew has worked outdoors as a land surveyor, owned an employment agency while in collage, managed two nightclubs and a radio station, and is currently an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact and a SCORE chairman.
Collage Degree: BS of Geomatics, Nicholls State
Constant Contact ALE training program
Kauffman Foundation entrepreneurship series veteran
Adjunct Instructor, Accounting - Reading Area Community College, Reading, PA
Director of Training, Government Auditing - Controller's Office - County of Lehigh, Allentown, PA
Certified Internal Auditor, Vice-Presidents' staffs - AT&T - Pennsylvania/New Jersey
Cost Accountant, Accountant, Methods, Procedural Review, Project Coordinator, Quality Consultant
Assistant Supervisor, Royalty Accounting Department - McGraw-Hill Book Company, Princeton, New Jersey
Bookkeeper/Payroll, E. J. J. Mickley Roofing and Sheet Metal, Bethlehem, PA
Certified Internal Auditor (Retired)
MA - Master of Administration - The Pennsylvania State University
BS in Commerce - Accounting - Rider University
Proven Problem Solver. Strong expertise in manufacturing management, action planning, problem solving, and change management. 30+ years of multi-functional management experience (production, materials, quality, engineering, lean manufacturing) in manufacturing and operations. Has expertise in developing and executing transformational improvements in cost, quality, delivery and competitiveness. Experience leading teams in developing and executing operational plans, solving problems, and developing improvement programs.
<p> MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University. Concentrations in Operations, Finance, Policy. BSBA, University of Maryland; Business and Management.</p>
Expertise: Business Strategy, Advertising, Marketing, Media, Communications.
Eastern Illinois University - M.S.
Eastern Illinois University - B.S.
Expert in Start up Businesses and very knowledgeable in business operations. My most recent start-up, BizSprout.NET, will launch in March of 2015. My name is P. "Simon" Mahler, and like you, I have a strong passion for business. Having just recently been nominated by Small Business Trends INC as one of "The Most Influential Experts for Small Business" in North America, I find that being a small business owner myself, can be daunting and exhausting. This is why I love SCORE and volunteer for the organization on a grand scale.
My history includes:
MBA Degree Candidate at Queen's University (2016)
MBA Degree Candidate at Cornell University & the Johnson School of Management (2016)
BA Social Sciences with Economics Emphasis from Washington State University
BA Corporate Communications from Portland State University
Continued Education Courses / Certifications:
University of Virginia: Business Course (Small Business Strategies)
University of Penn (Effective Small Business Management)
University of Michigan (Customer Relationship Management)