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JOHN AHEARN: Extensive background in a variety of business functions over his 40-year career.  Sixteen years with the Bell System in areas of manufacturing, product management, strategy and sales.  14 years with Siemens Communications with extensive background in Channel Management, Distributor sales and secondary market sales.  10 years with Siemens Corporation in Operational Audit. Responsible for high-potential executive development and improvement in the efficiency and effectiveness of Siemens Operating Companies in the U.S. Learn more about John here

JOHN ANKERMAN: (Miami University, Ohio), Worked for various paper companies, including St. Regis, Hammermill, Thilmany, and Cromwell. Started Sunshine Paper in 1983.  Learn more about John here

BOB BARASCH: (Columbia Univ., B.S. elec. eng.). Owned and operated highly successful TV installation/repair business (120 employees). Familiar with all aspects of small business management, business evaluation for buy/sell, capital requirements analysis for new ventures. Learn more about Bob here

HERBERT BEYENBACH: 30 years in International Banking. Specialties: Operations and IT Management,  Process Reengineering, Cost Control, Internal Auditing and Controls, M&A Due Diligence and Integration. Fluency in German, Spanish and some Portuguese. Learn more about Herb here

HERB DOUGLAS: All phases of merchandising and management for Dept. stores and Discount stores relating to Home Furnishings and Clothing. Learn more about Herb here

BARRY EISENBERG: CPA, served for 25 years as Executive VP for international bank. Specialized financial skills include mergers, acquisitions. Learn more about Barry here

DAVID FANNIN: Attorney, highly successful Executive Team member and corporate general Counsel for two public companies.  Learn more about David here

HAL FINKELSTEIN: B.S. M. E.; additional certifications from Harvard. Successful entrepreneur (construction and technical publications) Owned Real Estate Mgt. co. Currently owns publishing co. and several websites. 20 years E-Commerce and Web development experience. 

ARNOLD GRESSER: Owned/operated optical laboratory and supply company. Skilled in manufacturing, health care, inventory control, insurance, business startups, home based businesses.  Learn more about Arnold here

EMMETT GUMM: B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering. Division Mgr. Ciba-Geigy (now Novartis). Distinguished career at SCORE including Chapter Chair, District Director, Regional Director, Vice President 97-98, National President 98-00.  Learn more about Emmett here

MARTIN KAHN: Professional interior designer, member of American Society of Interior Designers, (ASID),  40 years as owner of residential/commercial ID firm. Business management skills also include art, art galleries, sleepaway camping. Learn more about Martin here

STEVE KOENIG: (B.S., M.B.A.) 45+ years Computer & Aerospace industries including Grumman, IDI, DEC, Compaq, & HP. Global experience dealing with governments and medium/large commercial clients.  President and Advisor to various organizations and private fundraising. Experienced leader in Disaster Tolerant, High Performance and paradigm shifts in computing environments. Click here to learn more about Steve

WOLFGANG H. KURPIERS: B.S. (Dipl. Ing.) Electrical Engineering. Headed marketing organizations within IBM both domestically and internationally. Experienced in distribution channel development, product launches, business reengineering, business consulting.  Learn more about Wolfgang here

NORMAN LEVINE: Owned and operated successful glass business in  Michigan and developed it into a 70+ employee state of the art 84,000 square foot facility. Processed and heat treated all types of glass, selling nationally and internationally. Reached 10MM in sales. Sold 2005 to international company. Expertise in all aspects of business.  Learn more about Norm here

HARVEY LIEBERMAN: Long career beginning in Consumer Electronic Products, domestically, then Asian imports, rising thru the ranks to become Pres./CEO, then company owner. Also developed and marketed imported Falls Prevention and Wandering Medical Devices for Assisted Living and Nursing Home markets.  Learn more about Harvey here

NATHAN LIGHT: Joined Sterling Jewelers in 1977, and grew the business from 32 stores to 1000. Then in 1993 created Jared-The Galleria of Jewelry, with 150 unique stores throughout the country. Innovative and creative, recipient of numerous awards, he is an extraordinary entrepreneur, recognized nationally for his exceptional capabilities.  Learn more about Nate here

BERNARD C. LLOYD:  Over 40 years experience in Banking and Accounting with major organizations including Barclay Bank, Ford, GE. Co-owner, manager of glass company manufacturing chandeliers, and decorative and lab glassware. Co-owned and managed 13 residential care/nursing homes. Five years in investment management in Middle East.  Mr. Lloyd is available for email counseling only. Learn more about Bernard here

MIKE LUPO: Long career as CEO or high level executive with major corporations, including Arthur Andersen & Co., GAF Corporation, The Singer Company, Teleflora & Florafax, and Huttig Building Products. Experienced in manufacturing, sales and marketing, distribution, operations, finance, and systems serving consumers. Learn more about Mike here

ERIC MANKUTA: 30 year career in corporate world and small business startups. Special expertise in personnel management, HR functions, recruiting, and franchise brokering.  Learn more about Eric here

PHILIP MILLER: Owned and operated apparel mfg. company that grew to 1500 employees over 28 years. Skilled in small business startup, lending procedures, finance, and management.  Learn more about Phil here

BOB NAPLES: B.S. Finance, Sr. executive medium and large multi-national corporations. CEO hydraulic mfr., CEO nat'l educational institution, CFO drug, food, and cosmetic companies. Principal with Venture Capital and consulting organizations. Specialties: startups, business/marketing plans, debt structure, and operations.  Learn more about Bob here

RICHARD PARDO: 40+ years experience in financial and general management oversight in both public and private sectors. These companies ranged in size from 15-500 million in annual sales, covering such diverse industries as Distribution, IT, Utilities, Retail and Wholesale consumer goods, Software Development, Marketing Research and Entertainment. Experienced in Customer, Vendor and Union relations, bank relationships, and extensive Merger, Acquisition, Divestiture and Joint Venture/licensing negotiations.   Learn more about Rick

JAMES PASTORE: Entertainment business (music), and large retail operations, during a 35 year combined career. Skilled in all aspects of bus. management, merchandising, marketing, including pre-owned automobiles. NOTE: Mr. Pastore is available only for email counseling.  Learn more about James here

GILBERT PELOVITZ: Owned dry cleaning plant 40 years; experienced in all aspects of operation. Graduate Ursinus College,Pa. Served as a Director or President of School Board, state bank, Jewish Federation, JCC.  Learn more about Gil here

RON POPP: 50 years in Janitorial Supply business, serving industrial plants, private and public institutions, and schools throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Skilled in all phases of warehousing, logistics, sales and marketing. Learn more about Ron here

CHRISTIAN POSADA: Attorney, accountant, specializing in corporate transactions including contracts, startups, and taxes. Currently in-house Counsel/Controller for Information Technology company. Licensed to practice in Florida.  Learn more about Christian here

MIKE REALE: B.A. Industrial Psychology, M.B.A. Management. Extensive executive career with IBM, Xerox, Boca Research. Served as Vice President worldwide supply chain, Director of Mfg., IBM P/C and COO.  Learn more about Mike here

HANK SAMUEL: Multinational marketing and sales, industrial products. Country Director for Intl Exec Svc Corps for Czech Republic, and area director IESC, St. Petersburg, Russia. Prof. Intl Mgt at Univ. of Cal., Davis, Grad. Sch. Of Business. Weekly column New York Journal of Commerce “ABC’s of Export”.  Learn more about Hank

JOE SCARMUZZI: Long career in food service. President of Service America, nation's largest publicly traded food service company. President, Leisure Services Co., now known as Aramark, annual volume in excess of $1 billion. Comprehensive experience in startup food service businesses, from leasing to marketing, finance, cost of operations.  Learn more about Joe here

GERRY SCHOENBERG: Business consultant specializing in crisis management, reorganization and high risk financing.
Currently owner of nation's largest drop-ship supplier of upscale desserts and pastries.  Former Chairman Piaget N.A.
and CEO of CTSI Intl., manufacturing high-tech computer peripherals. To learn more about Gerry click here

PETER VAN: Attorney, specializing in large-scale real estate transactions (towers, shopping centers, office parks). Represented owner/developers, publicly held companies and financial institutions, principally Ma. and NYC.  Learn more about Peter here

LEN WILLNER: Long career in high level management for dept. and discount stores. Textile products, marketing, product development. Experience with taking companies public. Professional on-site review of retail operations.  Learn more about Len here

RAYMOND ZIMMERMAN:  CEO, Service Merchandise for 40 years (operated 400 stores nationwide), 10 years as executive with "99 Cent Stuff", Board Member "The Limited (Victoria's Secret, Lane Bryant and Bath & Body Works Learn more about Raymond here



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