Restaurants and Hospitality

Charles W Christiansen

Charles W Christiansen

Current City: Knoxville, TN

QUALIFICATIONS

Management and Strategic & Business Planning Consultant Plan & deliver seminars & workshops for profit & non-profit companies & organizations. Work with all types of individual for-profit businesses; retail, wholesale, service, financial, educational, agricultural, and manufacturing in development of short and long term strategies. Help them create strategic plans, business plans, marketing plans, and management strategies that are consistent with the individual need. Assist each in identifying core values, vision, purpose/mission statements, goals, objectives, strategies, and an evaluation processes. Counsel companies in need of turn-around plans to achieve acceptable profitability levels and strategic objectives. Assist non-profit and religious organizations in strategic and business planning with emphasis on governance and management issues, organizational relationships, accountability, and non-profit marketing.

Experience and Background International:

International Executive Service Corps Volunteer  Dushanbe and Khujand, Tajikistan. Counseled and trained Pragma Relationship and Marketing Managers in best practices of Strategic and Marketing Planning in concert with 22 clients. Transfer of knowledge in client diagnosis, and insights given into use of management accounting was accomplished. The companies included polygraphic manufacturing, radio broadcasting, chicken farming [egg production], stucco production, semi-precious stone conversion to gifts & jewelry, wood gift manufacturing, soft drink bottling, beauty & cosmetology parlor, cotton socks & hosiery manufacturing, recreation/restaurant development, a medical center, advertising & information agency, construction, freight forwarding, and processing & canning of agricultural produce. Customer Service and Sales & Selling PowerPoint presentations were developed for use as tool box items for local Pragma staff and deliverables to clients in Central Asia.

Atyrau, Kazakhstan. Interacted with and advised 25 separate manufacturing, energy/oil drilling, dairy processing, distributor, and retail companies in various capacities including coordinating regional and international joint venture relationships. Counseled the clients in all aspects of operational practices; Sales & Marketing, Organizational Structure, Financial Management, Human Resource management, and Customer Service. Facilitated and guided a Joint Venture proposal between an energy company and Small Enterprise Assistance Fund [SEAF]. Worked with the local Pragma Corp. management and staff toward the compilation of an internal plan for client management and follow up. This Plan included a reorganization of staff functions and training of local nationals in consulting techniques.

Ust Kamenogorsk, Kazakhstan. Worked in various capacities with 26 individual manufacturing (Auto, Fabric mill, Capacitors)  construction, retail establishments, consulting companies, hog grower/sausage production, honey processing, animal [marels] raiser, auto dealer, and a private school. Assisted in Strategic Planning, Sales & Marketing, Management, Organizational Structures, & Financial Planning, Business Planning. Trained local nationals in Business Consulting and Needs Diagnosis through practical on-the-job experiences. 

Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Trained local nationals and worked with 29 manufacturing, distribution, construction, slaughter houses, farmers co-op, retail companies and 1 University. Areas of involvement included Strategic Planning, Business Plans & Planning, Marketing, Sales & Customer Service, Human Relations, Organization & Management, Joint Business Ventures, and Financial Management & Planning. In concert with the University developed an organization structure plan for management of a Business Incubator along with a Micro Loan Program to enhance its support and success.

Macedonia: training local nationals in western business practices & working with 50 privatized companies in hard goods and soft goods sectors of manufacturing, distribution, & retail sectors on conversion from planned to market economy including business planning, marketing/sales, management practices, & financials. Assisted a trout farm and honey producer in the process of compilation and implementing a Human Resource management program/process.

American Career Background: General Management, Executive Full P&L responsibility for Operations Management of manufacturing facilities in areas of metal stampings, cold heading & forming, impact extrusion, plastic injection molding & extrusion, zinc die casting, assembly, distribution & warehousing. Including functions of; Production, Production Planning, Inventory Control Sales & Marketing Research & Development, Engineering, Tool & Die, Quality Control, Human Relation/Personnel, Capital justification & acquisition, Accounting, budget, short & long range planning, asset management Legal compliance: safety, labor, environment, etc.

WORK HISTORY

Towle Manufacturing, House wares & Distribution Center, Fairmont & Farmington, West Virginia & Cumberland Maryland - General Manager Manufacturer of ice buckets, trays, & glassware decoration & distribution center for giftware.

Impex Division KCI, Crawfordsville, Indiana - General Manager Impex was a specialty manufacturer of non-ferrous products for the semiconductor, automotive OEM and aftermarket, small engine, and aircraft markets. Examples: semiconductor heat sinks & bases, impact aluminum brake pistons, & other impact extrusion and cold formed parts.

National Lock Fastener, Rockford, Illinois - Operations Manager Manufacturer of cold headed products: Screws, bolts, nuts, & other cold formed products

National Lock Plastics Division, Rockford, Illinois - General Manager Manufacturer of custom injection molded products

National Plasticrafters, Sheboygan, Wisconsin - General Manager Manufacturer of custom extruded thermoplastic parts

Chair Hardware Division NLC, Waverly, Tennessee - General Manager Manufacturer of rocking & tilting mechanisms & casters for office chairs and other applications.

National Lock Company, Rockford, Illinois - Regional Sales Manager Manufacturer of cabinet and furniture hardware and screws & bolts utilized in the automotive, furniture and appliance industries..

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

Consultant - Los Angeles Lutheran High School, Los Angeles, California Responsible for reorganization including strategic planning, policy & procedures development, financial records reconstruction and systems, computer hardware, software & management systems and new site location, purchase & construction of a new campus.

SCORE Volunteer 1998 to present - Counseling of small businesses in all sectors of industry including for profit and non-profit. Counseling is accomplished in face-to-face sessions locally and via telephone & email worldwide

 Judge - Ford Motor Company, Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Business Plan competition  2005, 06, & 07

Judge  Ford Motor Company, Best Business Plan Contest National competition for new and emerging entrepreneurs  2004 This program was replaced by HBCU competition noted above.

Member, past & present, of several nonprofit and for profit Boards of Directors

Owner of Several Businesses

Examples: Retail gift shop, property developer and home construction, camping trailer distributor; screw assembly and packaging business; mail order enterprise; fastener distribution; antiques retailing.

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Education

EDUCATION

Accounting Degree, Rockford Business College, Rockford, Illinois

Various courses at several universities in Sales, Marketing, Quality Control [Statistical Process Control] Industrial Engineering, Human Relations [Labor & Union Management], & Management & Motivation.

Yusef Muhammad

Yusef Muhammad

Yusef Muhammad

Current City: Houston, TX
Chapter: SCORE Houston

One of the most talented young lions in the media business, Mr. Muhammad is in charge of product and brand development, distribution, television broadcasting, national advertising initiatives, business consulting and television station ownership for more than 19 years. Currently, Mr. Muhammad oversee business operations, television programming mandates, capital acquisition, and revenue strategy formulation for American Business Television and Mixed Media Network. This includes short-form content available via set-top-box, smart TV’s, mobile, online, cable, satellite, and IPTV. (www.AmericanBusinessTV.net / www.MixedMediaNetwork.com)

 

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John J Gallo

John J Gallo

Current City: Orchard Park, NY

Equipment financing and leasing my entire career. Owned national equipment leasing company, sold to Bank, started another national equipment leasing company Blue Bridge Financial, LLC. Currently active in company.

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Education

BS Empire State College

John A Horan

John A Horan

Current City: Snyder, NY

I have started about 10 businesses during the last 30+ years and have loved every day. All have been profitable. Start-up costs ranged from $0.00 to $240.00. There are few things more satisfying than making a nice living from a business that you created on a zero dollar investment.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, and then doing it again....... and again.

I have always specialized in contrarian mentoring based on finding a niche and exploiting it.  This avenue is not for most as it will usually go against what most people say, and everything you read.  

If you do what you love, the money will follow.

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Education

AAS - Industrial engineering

BS - Industrial Arts Education

Gene Sinser

Gene Sinser

Current City: Santa Barbara, CA

Institutional Food distribution, Retail sales, Art Gallery, custom picture framing, non profits, business counseling

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Education

MA Business European University

William A Roy

William A Roy

Current City: Daytona Beach, FL

I have excellent Business related skills which I am willing to share with anyone interested in starting their own business or who are already in business and want to bring it to the next level. My organizational development, business management and financial expertise are areas in which I can help you focus.  Product quality and great customer service will win your customers and keep them coming back for more.

Managing Director for a major fortune 500 corporation.  Over 40+ years experience in management related responsibilities including organizations of 25 to 3500 employees.  Developed and implemented numerous organizational changes with improved operational and financial benefits to improve profitability.  Responsible for worldwide operational center with a particular focus on crisis management. 

I have been focused on start up businesses and small business improvement for the past six years.

 

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Education

<p> Business Management degree</p>

David Hoffman

David Hoffman

Current City: Cherry Hill, NJ

I am a college graduate with a B.S. in Accounting, have owned a Wholesale/retail food service company for 40 years We have branched out into catering and preparation of meals for institutions

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Education

B.S Accounting

Patrick A Terhune

Patrick A Terhune

Current City: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Chapter: Broward SCORE

Chain Restaurant Operations and Marketing (15 years), Cruise Travel Marketing (9 years), Fast Food and other retail companies consulting and contract projects (10 years), and Business Brokering (7 years.) Worked at or provided contract services to a range of Fortune 100 companies.

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Education

University of Miami - Total Quality Management, New York University - Marketing, Brigham Young University - Management Style & Philosophy

Joseph H Ruf

Joseph H Ruf

Current City: Hiawassee, GA
Chapter: SCORE Atlanta

Joe has over thirty years of experience in the Information Technology field, and retired as Vice President of BellSouth Information Systems prior to joining Matrix. Matrix is an Atlanta based Personnel Search firm and Joe worked for them for five years establishing several sales records and their national personnel contract bidding line of business. Prior to BellSouth, Joe served four years in the United States Air Force. Since retiring from BellSouth Joe has served two terms on the Board of Directors of Atlanta Habitat For Humanity and has made two Habitat For Humanity International Global Village building trips to Eastern Europe. Currently, Joe volunteers his time between the Towns County Chamber of Commerce and the Atlanta Chapter of SCORE. Joe received a B.A. from Georgia State University and graduated with honors.

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Education

 Joe received a B.A. from Georgia State University and graduated with honors. Numerous industry courses in finance,operations and management.

Walker M Brown

Walker M Brown

Current City: Jupiter, FL
Chapter: Palm Beach SCORE

Twenty-five years as a country club manager plus eight years as a purchasing agent in country clubs. During the Annual Awards Luncheon (Palm Beach SCORE) on May 8, 2015, a client of mine was presented with $5,000 for being Entrepreneur of the Year. Second and third place winners were awarded $1,000 each. Over 100 other clients were considered. Another mentor, Bruce Chips, and I provided assistance to the winning client over the last 2 years.   

 

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Education

Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management, Florida State University

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