Counselors to America's Small Business
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.
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Management, Florida State University
Over 25 years experience with Sales and marketing.
Specialized skills in:
RV Parks buying/selling.
RV Park & campground marketing
RV Park & campground sales
Ferris State University, (Doctorate in Community College Leadership), 2015 – present.
Michigan State University, (Higher Adult and Lifelong Education Doctoral Program*),
2006 – 2015. ABD.
Ferris State University, M.S. (Career and Technical Education*), 2006
Grand Valley State University, B.A. (Marketing), 2004
Montcalm Community College, A.A.S. (Business), 2000
*Coursework focused on adult learning theory, curriculum development, quality improvement, and organizational development.
3300 McKee Road
Bakersfield, CA 93313
Phone (661) 836-8382 Fax (661) 834-7732
Over Twenty years experience in accounting, specializing in General Ledger, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Budget and Forecasting, Payroll, Sales Tax, Bank Reconciliation., Food and Beverage Cost Analyst, Un-Claimed Property and Non Profit Accounting.
Proficient in PC various software such as: Peach Tree, QuickBooks Pro, Quicken, Dac Easy, AccPac, Lotus123, AS 400, JD Edwards, Famous, Data General, CLS, Frame Work, First Choice, Word Perfect, Excel, Word, Access, Power Point and D Base III.
Excelsior Hotel, Hilton Hotel and Westwood Marquis Hotel 5 times winner of Employee of the month
Team Achievement Award for quality contribution at Arthur Young & Company
AL’S SERVICES Los Angeles & Bakersfield, CA
Self Employed (Bookkeeping & Tax Services) Jul. 1993 - Present
Also worked directly with the temp. agency (accountemps) for various major / medium / small corporations
such as; Disney, Warner Bros., Universal Studios and some others
WESTWOOD MARQUIS HOTEL & GARDENS Los Angeles, California
F & B Cost Analyst/Credit Manager(promotion) Aug. 1991 - Jun. 1993
HILTON HOTEL (500 ROOMS) Burbank, California
Chief Night Auditor Feb. 1991 - Aug. 1991
EXCELSIOR HOTEL (500 ROOMS) Little Rock, Arkansas
Purchasing Clerk/General Cashier (promotion) May 1987 - Dec. 1990
ARTHUR YOUNG & COMPANY (Ernst & Young) Tehran, Iran
Staff Accountant Sep. 1975 - Sep. 1983
B.A. – Public Business Administration and Finance – University of Tehran 1975-1980
Masters Degree - University of Heidelberg - Germany 1983-1987
B.A. – Public Business Administration and Finance – University of Tehran <strong>1975-1980</strong></p>
Masters Degree - University of Heidelberg - Germany<strong> 1983-1987</strong></p>
Chemist for 25 years then an Arby's Roast Beef Franchisee for 20 years. Retired in 2006
MS in Chemistry in 1971 at Marshall University
11 years in the Hospitality industry & 22 years in Salon & Spa industry. Business Consulting since 2007.
Bachelor Degree -Central Michigan University -Business Management with Major in Human Resources
MBA -currently pursuing.
Government contracting, sales, marketing, social media experience, start up and multiunit franchising ownership experience.
B.A. Economics, University of Michigan
Forty years of management and leadership experience, including 22 years as CEO of an independently managed division of a $20 billion public company and two years as CEO of an international training and consulting company. Directly involved in major cultural changes, acquiring and integrating acquisitions, implementing integrated information systems, moving businesses to world-class performance levels, and leading a major manufacturing asset restructuring. Strong strategy formulation, organizational development, and decision-making skills.
HarvardBusiness School, MBA, 1975
University of Michigan MA Japanese Area Studies, 1968
University of Michigan, BA, Political Science. 1967
Business start-up and operational challenges with an emphasis on the photography and restaurant industries are the primary focus of my mentoring to over 1500 SCORE clients since 2003.
After working for United Press as a news photographer, I started a commercial photography studio specializing in editorial style photography for business clients. The studio became a trusted source for photography and the largest commercial studio on the San Francisco peninsula. We built long-standing relationships with our clients, regardless of whether they were a small business or a Fortune 500 company.
In 1992, while still operating the photography business, our family purchased a fine dining restaurant on the S.F. Peninsula. I handled all day-to-day management details and long term planning. After 11 years of successful operation, we sold the restaurant. This is the type of hands-on knowledge I can share with you.
My past volunteer work as a crisis counselor sharpened my listening skills and trained me to realize there are multiple solutions to all challenges. I try and bring this approach to you my SCORE clients regardless of where you are in your business development.
<p> B.A. San Jose State University</p>
Skillful in Business Plans and Finance. Completed a very successful 36 year Banking Career centered on Commercial Lending Administration, Branch Operations Administration and Delivering Superior Customer Service in Every Transaction.
Received a number of Business Awards the result of his professionalism and extensive background.
<p> Mohawk Valley Community College Utica, NY Degree in Banking, Insurance & Real Estate</p> <p> Banking & Business Expertise Spanning near 40 Years</p> <p> Quality Customer Service Certified Professional</p> <p> Community Advocate Supporting Americas Small Business</p>