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Ask SCORE

            I own a small advertising agency, as well as being a wife and mother. I constantly read about women who “have it all” and would love to be one of them. How do they do it?

            “If only I had more time….”

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.

Edward Gromada

Edward Gromada

Current City: Jamestown, RI
Chapter: Rhode Island

2011 to Present Retired

2009 to 2011 BLACKBERRY, INC.  WATERLOO, ON, CANADA
Consultant: Strategic Business Development

2000 to 2009 GLOBALWARE SOLUTIONS, INC.  HAVERHILL, MA
Vice President, Global Business Development (2004 to 2009)
Director, Global Marketing Operations (2002 to 2004)
Director of Global Business Integration (2000 to 2002)

1998 to 2000 IPC COMMUNICATION SERVICES, INC.  RONCQ, FRANCE
Vice President/General Manager, Europe

1995 to 1998 SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY, INC.  HEATHROW, FL
Director, Operations

1992 to 1995 THE GCS GROUP, INC.  BELMONT, MA
Principal

1977 to 1992 POLAROID CORPORATION  CAMBRIDGE, MA
General Manager

1974 to 1977 ANALOG DEVICES INCORPORATED  NORWOOD, MA
Senior Analyst

1971 to 1974 PWC LLP  BOSTON, MA
Senior Auditor

Resume

Education

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Certificate in Advanced Studies in International Business, Post MBA Study

Northeastern University  Boston, MA
Masters of Business Administration

University of Massachusetts  North Dartmouth, MA
Bachelor of Science, Business Management

James Greear

Consultant, speaker, author, minister, from startup to turnaround

James Greear

Current City: Ormond Beach, FL

Jim has extensive international experience in serial entrepreneurship and leadership with more than 30 years in senior management developing strategies, planning and tactical execution. Jim also provides start-up to turn-around and management consulting that provides strategic and creative direction on projects and executive oversight to clients ranging from consumer products and government agencies, to real estate/construction to retail, manufacturing and distribution as well as nonprofit organizations and has benefited hundreds of private and public sector clients.

Resume

Education

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I studied a little...</p>

Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Ramesh A. MIRCHANDANI

Current City: Hopewell Junction, NY
Chapter: Dutchess SCORE

EXECUTIVE - LARGE,  COMPLEX  BUSINESS  SOLUTIONS

Envision,  Define,  Justify,  Lead,  Architect,  Organize,  Develop,  Implement,  Deliver Results

 

PROFILE

Innovative, results-oriented leader, selected several times to start up, transform, turnaround and lead large, complex enterprise-level efforts.

  • Identified opportunities and addressed significant governance, organization, business, and technology issues in multi-project corporate initiatives and large commercial contracts.
  • Managed annual budgets of up to $40M and teams of up to 120 staff members with revenue impacts up to $2B.
  • Delivered effective industry/customer solution successes on-schedule, within-budget and with high customer and team satisfaction.

 

Representative Contributions

  • Ran Wipro Technologies’ Global Delivery Program Management operations for North America, and helped define key service management processes for the company.  
  • Turned around ibm.com e-Business: Led 100 person cross-function, global team, stabilized business operations and technology, doubled performance, added function and enabled 5x revenue growth to $2.1B
  • Created and ran Enterprise Architecture Governance across the divisions of ADP-ES
  • Formed and led 120-person four-company matrix team in $300M IBM contract and developed & delivered reengineered SAP-based ERP solution for Unisource Inc., a 23-company conglomerate.

 

Industries/Sectors

  • e-Business
  • Manufacturing
  • High Technology
  • Logistics
  • Distribution & Retail
  • Financial Services
  • Public Sector
  • Software Products
  • Marketing & Sales
  • Electronics
  • Securities Brokerage
  • Info Technology

 

Strengths 

  • Initiative Definition including: Strategy Development and Business Alignment;  Portfolio Management;  Enterprise Architecture;  Delivery Roadmaps
  • Defining, establishing and running Development Lifecycle Management and  Governance

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Education

EDUCATION

  • MSEE, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA    (GPA of 4.0/4.0).
  • BSEE, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi (“with Distinction”).

 

CERTIFICATES

  • PMP® (Project Mgmt. Professional), Project Management Institute.
  • TOGAF (The Open Group Architecture Framework) Certificate, Open Group. 
  • Project Management Certificate, IBM.
  • Professional Consulting, IBM Advanced Business Institute 
  • Marketing Analysis and Planning, Wharton School.
  • Management of Technology (IBM’s joint Harvard/Sloan/Wharton “exec” MBA).

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>

Duncan H Cooper

Duncan H. Cooper

Duncan H Cooper

Current City: Tisbury, MA
Chapter: Cape Cod SCORE

Highly Experienced in Running a business and working with entrepreneurs to start and grow businesses which add to my mentoring skill. My experience includes 40 years of combining Mechanical Engineering skills with an MBA education to grow companies, manage project launches and controlling project finances to produce on time, on budget and high quality results. The scope of my background included projects in the Automotive Industry, Aerospace Industry, Electronics Industry, Plastics and Metal working Industries. All aspects of these projects were handled from design and build, awarding project contracts, installing projects, start up and hand off.  In addition to these skills my career encompassed a broad range of duties from raising funds to finance projects, turning around struggling companies, selling companies and starting companies. Working as a volunteer allows the entrepreneur the opportunity to draw on my experience to increase their chance of success.

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Education

Earned a BS Mechanical Engineering Technology from Weber State University. Obtained an MBA Finance - Sacred Heart University and an additional degree as CFP Design - College for Financial Planning.

 

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.  

Resume

Education

Master in Public Administration

BA in Anthropology

James Fitzhugh

James Fitzhugh

Current City: Burbank, CA

I have over 40 years of experience in International freight forwarding and global logistics. I have managed small and large offices as well as Regional groups for both operations and sales. My last employer was UPS for over 13 years. During my career I have been responsible to build and manage budgets for operations and sales. I have completed global supply chain designs for such companies as Apple, HP and Seagate. I have traveled extensively in Asia and Europe. My last responsibility was to manage teams of Project managers who were responsible for the global customer satisfaction of some of UPS's largest and most complex global customers. 

Resume

Education

BA from the University of Virginia and a masters of International Business from The American Graduate School of International management (Thunderbird)

Ask SCORE

            I’m a retired sales and marketing guy who’s recently purchased a local convenience store. What are some of the key numbers I should be monitoring to successfully manage the business’ finances?

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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