Retail and Wholesale Trade

David Willard Maaske

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Sussex, WI

Languages:English

How I can help you

David W. Maaske is a senior marketing executive with over 30 years of financial services, consulting, marketing communications, global manufacturing and general management experience in small business, regional, national and global organizations, including strategic planning, project management, business processes, internal and external marketing, brand positioning, business development, mergers, acquisitions, E-commerce, marketing research, lead generation, channel planning, business analysis and forecasting, and customer engagement. He is a creative leader with proven strengths in developing marketing processes and functions.

2009 to 2011,  ALIGN fsc, Atlanta, Georgia Align FSC is an independent consulting firm staffed by a team of professionals, each with extensive experience working with major financial institutions, specializing strategic marketing, product management and organizational alignment for mid-sized banks and credit unions in the North and South American markets. Senior Consultant: Responsible for account management, project definition and proposals, strategy development, implementation and follow-up.

2008 BMO Harris (formerly Marshall & Ilsley Corporation), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Vice President – Business and Commercial Marketing: Responsible for development, communication, implementation and measurement of successful marketing strategies and tactics to support the profitable growth of the Commercial, Business and Treasure Management Solutions lines of business.

2007 StrateVation LLC, Sussex, Wisconsin, Founder and President of an independent strategic marketing consulting firm focused on marketing research, strategy development and implementation to achieve profitable growth for leading b-to-b organizations: conducted marketing consulting for a leading mid-west agricultural commodity risk management firm and product pricing research for Case IH .

2001 to 2006 Charleston|Orwig Inc., Hartland, Wisconsin A full service marketing firm providing strategic services, marketing communications and public issues management to global organizations including Pfizer, Arm & Hammer, Miller Brewing, PPL Corporation and Smithfield Foods:  Director – Strategic Services responsible for developing strategic marketing plans and brand positioning strategies for existing clients and new business prospects.

1989 to 2000 CNH Industrial (formed November, 1999 with merger of Case Corporation and New Holland, N.V.), Racine, Wisconsin: A global $11 billion designer, manufacturer and distributor of agricultural, construction equipment and financial services. Sr. Director, Worldwide Strategic Services: responsible for developing and implementing strategic planning processes, including business intelligence and marketing research.

• Developed and implemented “Case Strategic Thinking and Planning Process” that was utilized by the global agricultural equipment, construction equipment and financial services business units. The process included scenario planning, economic analysis, industry forecasts, financial analysis and cross-functional teams.

• Directed the marketing research team, including outside consultants, that provided voice-of-the-customer research input for new product development teams, including product concept, prototype evaluations, pricing, brand positioning, customer satisfaction and quality.

• Managed organizational interface with outside consultants, including developing request for proposal (RFP), evaluating and identifying projects

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Education

Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business, Strategic Brand Managment

University of Chicago, Product Pricing

Allis-Chalmers, Advanced Management Program

University of Wisconsin, Madison, MS in Economics

University of Wisconsin, Madison, BS in Agricultural Economics

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Jim Means

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Waukesha, WI

Languages:English

How I can help you

Work experience includes consumer marketing, sales, retail and wholesale distribution, and general management with Ted Bates, Unilever, Exxon Mobil, Southland Corporation, and Colgate Palmolive companies. I also started, managed and sold my own business in 2001.

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BBA, Oklahoma University MBA, Northwestern University

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Dan Laemont

Dan Laemont

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Eustis, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

My specialties are in helping you write:

  • Creative, Researched Marketing Plans (utilizing the Wharton "4 P's" process).
  • Concise Business Plans (utilizing simple, prepared templates).
  • Effective Hiring Plans (utilizing Xerox's "Selective Hiring Process" Techniques).

I apply an analytical approach to Business. If you choose, I can walk you through any of the above processes, step by step, using tried and true (and FREE) Templates.

I am a Navy Veteran trained as an Electronics Technician. I enjoyed a 32 year career in Industrial Electronics Parts Distribution. I served as a Technical Correspondent, Mail Room Supervisor, Employment Supervisor, Industrial Salesman, Sales Manager, General Manager and Senior Manager in the MW, SE and NE Regions of the US.

I want to help you. Let's get started!

 

 

 

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Industry Experience

Education

High School, USN Electronics, Sonar and Submarine Schools, numerous Strategic Planning, Personnel Management, Sales Management Seminars.

Online MBA Courses 2012-2014

  • U of VA: Grow to Greatness Parts I and II
  • U of MD: Innovative Ideas for new Companies
  • Princeton: Sociology
  • Stanford: Entrepreneurship
  • Wharton: Marketing
  • Wharton: Financial Accounting

Memberships:

1. Certified Florida Small Claims Court Mediator (Volunteer)

2. Certified Florida Master Money Mentor (Volunteer)

2. Sub-Vets Lifetime Member

3. Holland Club (Qualified in Submarines)

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Shortcuts for Starting an Online Retail Business

I just spoke with a newbie entrepreneur who’s a designer and wants to sell her fashion directly to consumers. At first she toyed with the idea of a retail store but realized that the cost of this was prohibitive (too expensive for her). She thought that creating an online store was the way to go because she could showcase her wares and have broader distribution and reach across the country. Welcome to the world of online retail! Good news!

An advisory board is an informal group. This is not a board of directors. It is a group of mentors. The group has no financial interest in your firm. This is a group of outside advisors who share their knowledge to help you be more competitive, think strategically and offer specific advice in key skill areas.

The benefits of an advisory board include: setting aside time to think strategically, obtain feedback and insights from outside the company, and gather information and expertise from peers who have knowledge in different areas than your own. In general, a three to five person board will likely meet your needs.

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Neil F Webman

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Orlando, FL

Chapter: SCORE Orlando

Languages:English

How I can help you

 OVER 50 YEARS EXPERIENCE- owner and operator of independent chain full line retail drug stores -prescriptions, sundries,appliances- active investments with management in restaurants,hotel/motel ,radio-chemical and citrus industry.-- active member on several non profit executive boards in arts,religious, and charity organizations-  buyer in coop buying organization-consulting experience 

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pharmacy degree and licensed as registered Florida pharmacist, and continuing education in pharmacy, and other fields.

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Keith L Oakes

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Collierville, TN

Chapter: SCORE Memphis

Languages:English

How I can help you

33 years in various management (line and staff) positions with Nationwide Insurance Company. Sales Management including training and development of agents, agency staff, field sales managers. Field sales management including management of field sales managers, sales management administration, awards and recognition programs, agency audits and compliance with corporate, state, and federal regulations. Agency acquisitions, marketing development including new product development.

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BS in Business Administration, The Citadel, Charleston, SC. Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter, CPCU, Numerous marketing, management and training development courses.

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