Real Estate, Rental Services and Leasing

Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Current City: Fort Wayne, IN

52 years experience in Banking and was also Executive Director of the Fort Wayne Community Development Corporation with the last 30 years of my career in Commercial Lending.  Was involved in numerous non-profit fund raising activities.  Past member of the Fort Wayne Rotary Club and Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce.Involved in several networking groups. Currently working part-time for a life, health and annuity insurance agent.

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Graduated from the University of Oklahoma Graduate &Commercial Lending School. Certified from the National Development Council for Community Development Corporation as a Economic Development Finance Specialist. Holds a Real Estate Broker License & Certified from Ball State University as an Economic Development Finance Planner.

Dan Langford

Dan Langford

Current City: Matthews, NC
Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Dan Langford

Dan Langford is a Certified Charlotte SCORE Mentor. He tries to assist entrepreneurs who are not quite sure if they want to establish a business or not.  He tries to help formulate, design, and get people moving in the right direction to be successful in their own small businesses. He tries to make entrepreneurs see the full potential of their business mature and grow from their passion and separate that passion into a successful healthy business. His expertise is building a model business from the real estate side, hiring the right people, assisting with methods and procedures for daily and monthly processes, pricing the cost of materials to open a business, liability issues, and what the business can do effectively to make money. He will try to help you build your business plan as an added value for no charge.  During a 40 year career with AT&T & its operating companies, he was known as a fixer, focused on fixing things & moving on to fixing the next thing.

DanLangford@BellSouth.net

704-806-3470

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Education

Under Graduate Degree in Business Administration,                                        Montreat College

Master's Degree in Business, with a concentration in Business Management,   Montreat College

 

Craig Ward

Craig Ward

Current City: Chapel Hill, NC

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John Millett

John Millett

Current City: Ocala, FL

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Areas of Expertise

     ¨ Startup Operations                                              ¨Team Development                            ¨ Key Account Penetration

     ¨ Strategy Planning                                                ¨Training Management                        ¨ Negotiating / Closing

     ¨ Business Development                                      ¨ Networking                                           ¨ Record-Breaking Results

 

Professional History

Sun Scientific, Inc., Deerfield Beach, FL

President / Owner, 2003 – 2006

  • Manage all operations of a startup supplier of video controller boards serving the industrial and commercial markets
  • Recruited, interviewed, hired, and coached regional sales managers; defined company policies and procedures
  • Developed the sales handbook and provide training in product knowledge and applications, negotiating, overcoming objections, closing, and account management
  • Created the company website (www.sunsa.us) providing internal sales and marketing tools, product descriptions, and E-commerce transaction management
  • Assembled a network of manufacturers reps to expand the sales organization
  • Identified market opportunities through web research, developed leads, analyzed customer needs and specifications, and created formal sales presentations for key accounts
  • Brought in accounts with industry leaders including Boeing, Rockwell, Cardinal Health, Computer Dynamics, Airworks, General Digital, and others

 

Sun Marketing, Melbourne, FL

Vice President / Co-Owner, 1993 – 2003

  • Launched a manufacturers rep firm targeting the semiconductor, passive component, and interconnect products market and built sales to $125M annually from startup
  • Recruited a team of 17 operations, sales, applications, administrative, and distribution specialists and oversaw all sales and marketing activities
  • Created policy/procedure manuals and training programs, evaluated staff, and designed the compensation structure
  • Located profit opportunities through the industry contact network; delivered sales presentations highlighting features and benefits of a wide variety of product lines
  • Developed and maintained relationships with the president and vice president of worldwide and US sales for IBM as well as executive representatives from Harris and Sharp

 

 

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Professional History, continued

 

Harris Semiconductor, Melbourne, FL

Corporate Account Manager, 1992 – 1993

§Liaised to executive staff at assigned distributors; grew key accounts by 16%

Southeast Regional Manager, 1989 – 1992

  • Trained and managed 14 manufacturers reps focused on key account penetration in the semiconductor market
  • Created quarterly and annual business reviews and forecasts
  • Consistently increased annual sales by 30% and exceeded targets each year through effective marketing and customer relationship management
  • Maintained and cultivated relationships with customers’ engineers to ensure company products were designed into systems

Distribution Sales Manager, 1986 – 1989

  • Managed $12M in annual sales through semiconductor product distribution locations

 

Schweber Electronics, Atlanta, GA

Corporate Account Manager, 1983 – 1986

  • Directed corporate relations, training for senior sales staff, and inventory management

Product Manager, 1978 – 1983

  • Managed sales training, asset management, pricing, and quoting

 

Hamilton Avnet, Syracuse, NY

Operations Manager, 1976 – 1978

  • Responsible for staffing, training, product management, sales, and warehouse operations

Inside Sales Rep, 1974 – 1977

  • Set a company record for sales that remains standing today

 

Education and Development

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

  • Studies in Math and Sociology, 1968 – 1969

 

qExecutive Profiling, Sun Marketing Group, 1994

qExecutive Forecasting / Managing Key Accounts, Harris Semiconductor Corporation, 1991

  1. Executive Sales Presentations, Field Development Associates, 1990
  2. Customer Needs Analysis / Relationship Management, GE Corporation, 1988

 

Awards and Recognition

  1. Sharp Electronics Manufacturers Rep of the Year, 1997, 1999
  2. Thomas and Bets Manufacturers Rep of the Year, 1995
  3. Schweber Electronics Top Ten Product Managers, 1981, 1984, 1985
  4. Hamilton Avnet Production Manager of the Quarter, Five Time Winner

 

Computer Skills

  1. Proficient in QuickBooks; MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Internet and email in the Windows 95/98/ME/XP environments.

 

 

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Education and Development

Onondaga Community College, Syracuse, NY

  • Studies in Math and Sociology, 1968 – 1969

 

qExecutive Profiling, Sun Marketing Group, 1994

qExecutive Forecasting / Managing Key Accounts, Harris Semiconductor Corporation, 1991

  1. Executive Sales Presentations, Field Development Associates, 1990
  2. Customer Needs Analysis / Relationship Management, GE Corporation, 1988
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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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Herbert N. Posner

Herbert N. Posner

Current City: New Rochelle, NY

After graduating from law school, I became a practicing lawyer. In my first employment  I worked as a claims adjuster for Allstate Insurance Company where I learned to investigate accidents, manage claims and negotiate settlements of those claims. My experience has made me uniquely qualified to assist my clients with risk assessments.

I then went into private law practice concentrating in the fields of business activities, real estate law and matrimonial law. During the 50+ years in the practice of law, I expertly handled the organization of thousands of businesses running the gambit from small to large and in many various forms of organization. Having an accounting degree, this allowed me to aid my business clients, whether they were purchasing an existing business or starting a new one, and further, allowing them to take advantage by my providing them with the best information that I could give them.

I also specialized in matrimonial law which required me to be able to assist my clients in negotiations where their business was being appraised and/or being sold to satisfy the laws concerning equitable distribution.

Even my serving in the Army allowed me to be able to understand the various problems dealing with the staging and preparation of various types of events. I am also involved  involved in various charitable endeavors, sitting on various boards, all of which has given me insight to problem solving and dealing with people.

 

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Education

<p> Earned a Bachelor&#39;s of Science (BS) degree in accounting and Commerce and Economics at the University of Vermont;</p> <p> Earned a law degree&nbsp; from Brooklyn Law School.</p>

Prez Palmer

Prez Palmer

Prez Palmer is a serial entrepreneur, Realtor, Independent Life & Health Insurance Agent and personal credit score expert. Prez Palmer is a former political party endorsed candidate for State Senator. He is an Adjunct Professor of both Finance and Business. He is an Armed Forces combat veteran who now serves as the State of Connecticut's VFW Public Relations Chairmen. Prez's experience enables him to assist his clients from start to finish, educating them in personal finance the whole way through and assisting them accordingly.

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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.
       Have a question you’d like answered in this column? E-mail it to info@score-manchester.org, with “Ask SCORE” in the subject line.

Stan Starrett

Stan Starrett

Current City: Wimberley, TX
Chapter: Austin SCORE

For the past 39 years I have been actively involved in the real estate business, primarily as a real estate developer and consultant.  Prior to being in the real estate business, I was a stock broker, and also in the oil business.  I have been actively involved in real estate projects all over the world, including, but not limited to: Hawaii, Mexico, Belgium, Egypt, Cyprus, etc.

In the past decade my projects  have received awards for Environmental Excellence and Keep Texas Beautiful. Many of the Starrett Development projects have been waterfront oriented.   I have always had a keen interest in being a good steward of all lands I have developed

I have an International Appraisal License plus brokers' licenses for Texas and Florida.

Eight years ago I started a 501c.3 foundation, (THE TEXAS FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES).

In the past 15 years I have bought 11 ranches in central Texas and have developed each of them into attractive communities specializing in Wildlife management Plans, which provide ag exemptions for the property owners.

 

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B.S. Degree from the University of Houston.  Degree in Finance from the New York Institute of Finance.  And have taken a myriad of courses world wide on real estate development, plus being a speaker at International Conferences on Real Estate in the United States and Europe.

Michelle E Parks

Michelle E Parks

Current City: Pueblo, CO
Chapter: Pueblo SCORE

CORE COMPETENCIES

Corporate Marketing or Operational Problem Solver

Best Practice - Business Management

Relationship Builder and Trainer

Marketing Strategy and Media Negotiations

Diversity Consultant / /Facilitator / Leadership Trainer

HIGHLIGHTS

Created “Inner Health – Outer Beauty” Cancer Education for Mary Kay Consultants yearly “Seminar”

Recruited, trained, and mentored 4 city sites (Hartford, Chicago, Kansas City, and Denver)

Built-out multiple “business-incubator” sites  combined value - $2 Million

VP Operations: including marketing themes for 12 retail locations

HR Manager with 350 employees...multiple levels of responsibility

Point of contact for Blue Chip Customers, and IT

Guest Speaker: Cancer Summits, NCI Conferences, and NSABP “Corporate Meetings”

Professional Development/Cultural Competency

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

Adjunct Professor: Adams St University; UT Dallas: Healthcare< Information Technology, Marketing and Administration

Executive Director of Marketing: Spanish Peaks Regional Health Center and Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home - Created Branding strategy for critical access rural hospital, 4 rural clinics and veteran nursing home, including 8 TV commercials, multiple radio spots, and print media averaging 50 new designs yearly.  Cut budget by 33%, with positive exposure increased statewide

VP Marketing: ParkHurst Properties, Dallas, TX - Investigated, and confirmed housing trends; Designed lending information program, and analyzed outreach strategies 

Strategic Fiscal and Marketing Analyst: ACS, INC, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed marketing impact of new AR Software, created database road maps, and closed a $2 million disparity, limited fiscal exposure by controlling costs and leading a  team to improve financial processes in half the allotted  time and increased revenue by 3.4% weekly.

Negotiated contract, managed a team,  retrieved data from top 5 wireless vendors; recognized telecom billing discrepancies, migrated 11,000 users to multiple corporate accounts and increased device availability; resulting in a 14% cost reduction while developing instructional material for call centers and communicating  the new policies to all stakeholder levels.

Marketing VP: 1st Mtg. Source/Benchmark Dallas Mortgage, Dallas, TX, (Consultant) - Analyzed, and verified marketing trends to achieve improved outreach goals; Explored expectations for introduction of this mortgage branch in a competitive market, while establishing the monthly educational program; Designed Lending Referral Program,  generating 60% increase in applications in a year

(Recruiter) Director of Community Relations: Baylor University Hospital, Dallas, TX,  Cancer Div. - Outpaced (4) predecessors’ 5-year efforts by re-designing brochures, forms, presentational aids, working with IRB, and adapting marketing presentations;  Amplified attendees from 26,300 to 55,600 (in 2 years);  Tripled the impact of programs; Increased recruitment in cancer trials by 11%; Established new corporate contacts and enriched the existing relationships

President: MEP Creative Consulting, Dallas, Strategic Planning and  Marketing - CLIENTS: Kevlin Leasing, Best of Travel, Austin Ventures, Telecom Electric

Performed analytical reviews, risk assessments, revamped financial and  operational processes and performed complex quantitative/qualitative analysis on assigned projects; Facilitated Cultural Competency workshops; Developed specifications, schedules, established budgets, evaluated scope of work, negotiated bids, managed progress meeting, and coordinated with stakeholders; Recruited fledgling businesses for “Incubator Site”, made recommendations to approve or disapprove requests for funds.

Regional VP of HR, Operations, & Marketing:  Giant Video, CO - 12 locations with 350 FT/PT employees and all of the responsibility the title implies; Conducted training, general oversight, compensation & mediation under HR; Analyzed trends  and improved daily operations; Demonstrated mediation and negotiation skills with employees and vendors

 

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Education

<p> &lt;p&gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; Attended (Chicago, IL) Loyola University&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt; &amp;lt;p&amp;gt; BBA and MBA: London University - Business Administration (special emphasis)&amp;amp;nbsp;Marketing, Finance&amp;lt;/p&amp;gt;&lt;/p&gt;</p>

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