Santa Cruz, CA
Counselors to America's Small Business
Al Carman gained much of his business experience in the Residential Real Estate field, first as an award-winning salesman, then in various managerial positions, and finally as Northwest Regional Manager for Coldwell-Banker. Al has been generous in his work for the Santa Cruz community, having served on the Boards of the Central Coast Center for Independent Living, the Veteran's Building, and as Chairman for SCORE. He has a strong interest in finance,taught economics as a volunteer at a local home schooling facility, and is a successful investor. He provides local mentoring to non-profits and entrepreneurs on sales and marketing issues, and also does extensive cyber-counseling for individuals all over the U.S.
San Jose State -Business Administration
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)
I can help primarily with the Marketing and Business Development concerns of almost every existing and start-up business. Since 1979 I've been an executive in Marketing, Sales, and Business Development. My industry field since 1993 has been pharmaceuticals (consulting since 2003); my previous 14 years were in office supplies. My MBA education and initial experiences in Finance & Accounting and Operations allow me to offer helpful general advice as well.
M.B.A., 1968, Tuck School of Business Administration (Dartmouth), Hanover, NH; B.A., 1966, Williams College, Major in Economics, Williamstown, MA.
30 years (1958-1988) in International Worldwide Textile/Apparel Import/Export Businesses, both large and small as well as retail/wholesale trades. 3 years abroad in Hong Kong as assistant office manager of large retail buying office.
25 years in Higher Business Education (1986-2011), Marketing, Sales, International Trade and Supply Chain Management
Retailing, Fashion Merchandising, Sales & Sales Management, Purchasing, Supply Chain, Operations
Doctor of Professional Studies in Management, Pace University, 1993
Master of Business Administration, New York Institute of Technology, 1984
Bachelor of Arts, Social Science, Thomas Edison State College, 1983
Hi, I'm Ryan. I have 5 years of business banking experience; 8 years of adjunct teaching in higher education in marketing, finance, innovation, and entrepreneurship; nearly 3 years of food manufacturing in quality control; and 10 years of self-employment as a business advisor for small business owners and micro-business owners.
MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management
BS from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay
Retired Associate Director/Plant Manager from Procter & Gamble in 2010 to pursue my passions as a non-profit leader and social entrepreneur. I have multi-national corporate Manufacturing, Product Supply and Organizational Development experience through several business leadership roles across diverse regions, businesses/consumer brands, supply chains, product platforms and technologies. I've worked as a global and international manager in organizations throughout the US, Mexico, Latin America, Europe, Asia and West Africa. I retired as an Associate Director/Plant Manager from the P&G Pet Care Plant in Henderson, North Carolina, USA. Prior to that, I was the Plant Manager at the P&G Baby/Feminine Care Plant in Tepeji, Mexico, near Mexico City. In 2002, I founded Advanced Transformational Technologies, LLC as a business and organizational consulting company that specializes in leadership development, performance based management systems and continuous improvement methodologies. I currently volunteer on several boards and advisory councils. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Polymer Engineering at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1989), and was awarded my Master’s of Science in Positive Organizational Development (MS POD) from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management (2010).
B.S. Polymer Science & Engineering, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio (1989)
M.S. Management (Positive Organizational Development & Sustainable Change), Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management (2010).
Executive Certificate Nonprofit Leadership, Duke University, (2011).
I founded and operated a temporary services agency in the health care field for 25 years, then sold it in 2010 to a private equity investor. The business provided speech, occupational and physical therapists on a contract basis to hospitals, schools and rehabilitation centers throughout the Chicago metro area, northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin.
SCORE mentors helped me start my business and also assisted me with the sale transaction 25 years later. As a speech pathologist, I worked in a variety of hospital settings. As a small business owner I had overall responsibility for running a small business, including responsibilities in the following areas:
1. Human Resources, including recruiting, retention, quality appraisal systems and termination
3. Expertise in Service Industries, including healthcare and education
4. Billings and Collections
5. Search engine optimization (SEO) and web marketing, including experience in integrating web marketing into the sales force
6. Not for profit industry experience
I now serve as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barbara & Stephen Miller Foundation, an organization with various interests. In addition, I am currently a board member of several non-profit organizations and also have served as a legislative council member for the American Speech and Hearing Association.
<p> M.S., Communication Disorders, University of Michigan</p> <p> B.S., Communication Disorders, Miami University</p> <p> Certificate of Clinical Competence, American Speech, Language & Hearing Association</p> <p> Licensed Speech Therapist, State of Illinois</p>
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;
Detail: Expertise in researching and matching prospective funder interest with an organization’s program and funding needs, and Executive Director for 501c3 Tax Exempt Regional and County Economic Development Organizations; Consultant on Strategic Planning and Nonprofit Board Capacity Building; Economic Development: Director, Municipal and County Economic Development, Regional Business Development, Community Development and Tourism Development; Officer of twelve Boards of Directors and Municipal Commissions; Additional leadership positions with 14 Boards of Directors and Regional Business and Economic Development Industries and Non-Profit Organizations; Chairperson for regional and statewide collaborations;
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
<p> Graduate of California State University at the Dominguez Hills, CA campus, with a Bachelor or Arts Degree in Communications.</p> <p> Certified Master Consultant, Business Retention and Expansion.</p> <p> Post-Graduate work in Behavioral Science and Advanced Post Graduate Work in Communications.</p> <p> Created and taught a &quot;How to Start a Business&quot; Course with the Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) System across three Campuses for a period of 6 years.</p>
Experience in Sales, Management, & Marketing in financial services, business information, & business services fields. Have lived or traveled in all 50 states & 100 countries.
CFP, CLU, ChFC, SCM, CCP had a 46 year career in sales, marketing, & general management. He received a BA in Economics from Notre Dame & an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He served as a US Army officer graduating from ROTC as a Distinguished Military Graduate. While with 8 organizations, he introduced 6 new products & was president of 3 companies in business information, M&A information, & wholesale & retail investment products & services. Chuck spent 21 years with Dun & Bradstreet where he managed four district offices, was Director of New Business Development, and was President of its Canadian subsidiary. He worked for Smith Barney as a Trainer on the 103rd floor of 2 World Trade Center in NYC and moved to Florida as branch manager & Senior VP-Wealth Advisor for 22 years before he retired for the second time. He and his wife of 54 years, Priscilla have 3 children and 6 grandchildren. Chuck’ Sawicki was awarded the Meritorious Service Award by Charlotte SCORE for his over 7 years of volunteer service and dedication to the non-profit group that helps small businesses get started. He was also awarded the “Dick O’Brien Award”, named after a former Chapter President who died in 2005, as the top Charlotte SCORE Certified Mentor out of nearly 80 volunteers. He has been a Rotarian for almost 50 years and has been a volunteer Ambassador for Road Scholar, the largest non-profit educational travel company. Chuck has traveled to all 50 states & 100 countries and has been a volunteer mentor in high poverty schools. He won the AFP Volunteer Fund Raiser Award in 2006 while serving on non-profit boards & donor development committees. Currently resides in a Retirement Community near Lancaster, Pa. Please listen to this 12 & 1/2 minute introductory video "How To Start & Grow A Small Business" presentation. This video is now posted on the main page of www.Charlotte.SCORE.Org under the green box on the right How to Start & Grow Your Business - Video
Financial Planning Associations Economics Round Table World Affairs Council Chamber Of Commerce 46 yr. Rotarian
BA Economics Notre Dame University; MBA Washington University of St Louis; Army ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate; Captain US Army; Retired 25 year Certified Financial Planner; Chartered Life Underwriter Chartered Financial Consultant; Certified Coach Practitioner; & Certified SCORE Mentor
Tax partner with BKD a public accounting firm.
BS in acct Univ of Neb JD Law Univ of Neb