Restaurants and Hospitality

James Francis Dannhauser

James Francis Dannhauser

Current City: Cotuit, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

I have extensive experience in all aspects of finance and banking relationships, as well as in business acquisitions and sales, and in crafting business plans.  I am also very knowledgeable in accounting.  I was a chief financial officer of a public company for 11 years, an investment banker for 15 years, and also practiced commercial law for 5 years.  I have been an investor in small businesses and am familiar with the issues frequently arising in creating businesses and managing growth.  I have also advised non-profit entities and businesses seeking to provide services to non-profits.

I was an associate attorney with Kelley Drye & Warren, a New York City based law firm, from 1977 to 1982, including one year in Tokyo, Japan.  I was involved in the general commercial practice, including banking, finance, real estate finance, corporate acquisitions and advising non-profit entities.

I was an Investment banker with Lepercq, de Neuflize & Co., an international money management and investment banking firm, from 1982 to 1995.  During this time, I concentrated in real estate finance, including hospitality and senior housing assets, as well as private equity investments and corporate acquisitions.

I was the Chief Financial Officer and a member of Board of Directors of Six Flags, Inc. and predecessor entities, from 1995 to 2006.  I was a key participant in the growth of the company from a private enterprise with three assets to a publicly owned company with assets throughout United States and Europe.  I was responsible for all financial activities, including bank and other financings and relationships, budgeting, planning, and accounting, as well as other matters such as insurance and human resources.

I have been a private investor since 2006, investing in small to medium sized businesses seeking growth capital.

I have also served as director of two other public companies and two private enterprises, and as advisor to several start-up companies. 

 

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Education

Undergraduate: Lehigh University, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.  Bachelor of Arts.  Graduated in 1974 with highest honors.  Member of Phi Beta Kappa

Graduate: Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts.  Juris Doctor.  Graduated in 1977 with honors.

Arthur Junstrom

Arthur Junstrom

Current City: Canonsburg, PA
Chapter: Pittsburgh SCORE

Worked primarily in the Accounting and Finance arena with a large multi-national manufacturing corporation. Areas of responsibility include Billing and Invoicing, Accounts Payable, Payroll, Inventory Control, Production Planning and Scheduling and Financial forecasting. Prepared Annual Business Plans, Long Range Plans and Monthly forecasts and, subsequently developed change analyses comparing these forecasts to actual results. Involved in International Trade Commission submissions from a financial perspective on various anti-dumping and countervailing duty issues. After retiring I took several positions in the Hospitality Industry, primarily focused on Customer Service.

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Education

<p> Accounting degree from Robert Morris University Business degree from The Pennsylvania State University</p>

Phil’s Old-Fashioned BBQ

Owner/Founder
Phil Bouchard
My Location
589 Elm Street
Milford NH
United States
Year Company Formed
2009
How SCORE Helped

Phil Bouchard encountered numerous obstacles in getting his business up and running.

Read his story in the Union Leader: 

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20140407/NEWS02/140409411/0/SEARCH

 

 

Gerald W Scholand

Gerald W Scholand

Current City: Homer, AK
Chapter: Alaska SCORE

I attended undergraduate school on an NROTC scholarship and entered the Navy immediately after college.  I was in the nuclear submarine program from 1963 until 1970 serving on the USS Triton (SSN-586).I also taught nuclear power technology and inertial navigation.  Upon leaving active duty, I started working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation in the nuclear power business unit.  Over 25 years i progressed through a series of professional and managerial positions.  Highlights include managing the multimillion dollar nuclear training division and creating a joint venture for nuclear power plant instrumentation in Ukraine which still operates today. 

Upon leaving Westinghouse in 1994, I started a business and personnel management consulting business which I ran for seven years.  After retirement from consulting, my wife and I purchased a tourism lodging business in Alaska which we still operate today.

Volunteer activities include President of the Alaska B&B Association, member of the Alaska Tourism Association Board of Directors, parish lay leader.

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Education

<p> Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 1963</p> <p> Master of Business, George Washington University, Washington, DC 1970</p>

Tyler Ryan Moffatt

Tyler Ryan Moffatt

Current City: Boone, NC
Chapter: Asheville SCORE

• Moffatt & Moffatt, PLLC – Boone, North Carolina – September 2010 to Present-Attorney-Member • Kathryn S. Drake, Attorney at Law – Wake Forest, North Carolina – January 2009 through April 2010-Law Clerk • Michael K. Perry, Attorney at Law – Wake Forest, North Carolina – January 2010 through April 2010-Law Clerk • Malcolm E. Harris, Attorney at Law – Wake Forest, North Carolina – May 2009 through April 2010-Law Clerk

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Education

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&bull; Juris Doctorate &ndash; Elon University School of Law &ndash; May 2010 &bull; Bachelors of Science &ndash; Major in Political Science &ndash; North Carolina State University &ndash; December 2006</p>

Don Robert Vehlhaber Jr.

Don Robert Vehlhaber Jr.

Current City: Fort Collins, CO
Chapter: Cheyenne SCORE

Seasoned executive at Vice President, Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President and CEO and COO levels(14 years) and professional consultant (34 years) in all areas of business (Manufacturing, Distribution, and Retailing) associated with consumer package goods. Serviced over 200 clients on 3 continents with Business Policy, Strategy, Marketing and Sales, Operations, Finance and Accounting, Distribution and Logistics, Store Operations, Technology (fluent in RFID and bar coding) and Change Implementation and Management. Clients include: small startups to largest trading company in the world.  Frequent speaker at industry events, author of several articles, trusted interview and comment source for a number of industry periodicals and contributing author of the Supply Chain Handbook.  Known in industry circles for thought leadership and implementation of significant business improvements.  Father of Demand Chain concept and account principal on landmark study of all machine readable technologies for the UCC and Volunteer Inter-industry Communication Standards.  Started own consulting business and operated on two continents for over 15 years. 

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Education

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BBA - Management, minor in Industrial Engineering, University of North Florida 1975. &nbsp;Completed 2/3 of Masters Program before family and work pressures required interruption. &nbsp;Numerous classes from International Institute of Engineers, American Management Association, Council of Logistics Management. &nbsp;Many seminars, trade conventions and discussions with key industry professionals from all facets of consumer products industry.</p>

Linked Cause, LLC

Problem: Hunger is a problem that has been addressed in many different ways including local, regional, national, and worldwide initiatives. But, despite our best efforts, it continues to be an ever-expanding problem that is looking for unique and innovative solutions.

Challenge: To discover and implement ways to provide for those in need.

Solution:  Three approaches…by:     

  • Fighting hunger around the world;
  • Providing marketing opportunities for participating restaurants; and,
  • Helping food shelves and other providers raise funds and awareness for their causes. 
Owner/Founder
David Woodbury
My Successes

Projects: In the first full year of operation, eatiply™ donated over 300,000 meals to charity by working with restaurants in Minnesota, Arkansas, and Washington.

The Future: Woodbury’s goal is to expand to all 50 states and to have at least 50 participating restaurants in each state. He is seeking an initial round of financing to expedite growth and to greatly increase the number of meals that can be donated to charity partners.  Also, Mr. Woodbury plans to launch another related concept called drinkiply™ which will work on the same partnership concept as eatiply™ but will provide clean drinking water to people in developing countries.   

 

 

 

What's Great About My Mentor?

“SCORE, and especially Doug Petersen, have been a great resource for the launch and growth of eatiply™. SCORE is a valuable resource for entrepreneurs in all stages of development.” – David Woodbury, Owner.

How SCORE Helped

See the PDF file for this Success Story.

Mary Willenborg

Management and business development executive specializing in strategic planning, operations, sales, marketing, process improvement and training in non-manufacturing industries. A twice-successful entrepreneur herself, Mary understands small business needs. She has specific expertise with nonprofits, fundraising, hospitality, parking, management consulting, and start-ups.

Mary is currently VP for NonProfit Partnerships at Go Buy Local, a technology and social entrepreneurial start-up venture. She previously served for 4+ years as EVP of Operations & Business Development for Parking Solutions Inc., 13 years at Entrepreneurial Solutions (her own management consulting business) and 5 years as the start-up District Manager for Market Day.  

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Education

Master in Public Administration

BA in Anthropology

Ask SCORE

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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.

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