Accommodation & Food Services

Patricia Banks - SCORE Mentor

Patricia Banks

Available

Lititz, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help improve business performance in sales, marketing, and operations through my 30+ years in the small to mid-size business community.  As a marketing director, regional/national sales manager, director of sales, VP of Sales, and VP of Sales Operations, I have helped countless small businesses in the areas of sales, sales training, marketing and advertising, and operations.              

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Associates Degree - Reading Business Institute, Certified Marketing Director designation from International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), Executive Certificate in Advanced Negotiation from Notre Dame (Mendoza School of Business)

 

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Dilip Tunki

Available

Johns Creek, GA

Languages:English, Hindi

How I can help you

I can help streamline and structure a framework for operations and finance.

My education coupled with experience in the field of finance and accounting helped me successfully launch multiple small businesses. Well versed with the various steps in the life of a small business from an idea to startup through navigating rough waters.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Masters in Business Administration with major in Finance, Georgia State University

Masters in Environmental Engineering, Lamar University

Bachelors in Civil Engineering, Osmania University

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Rick Adams

Available

Bend, OR

Chapter: Central Oregon

Languages:Spanish

How I can help you

 

How to create a plan for success 

How to hire & train the talent to create a winning team

Creating systems to insure operational excellence

Teach cost & profitability analysis 

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA, University of San Francisco - Masagung Graduate School of Management 

BA, Economics, San Francisco State University 

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Isaiah Williams

Available

York, ME

Chapter: Seacoast SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I offer clients go-to-market strategy, experience design, operations, process improvement, and sales expertise.  I'm a creative by nature and a senior retailer by trade. 

During my 20 years in the business world, I've provided multi store operations, national sales, franchising, program management, account, and brand leadership for direct-to-consumer (DTC) and business-to-business (B2B) companies.  I'm well versed in the Outdoor (Eastern Mountain Sports, Sierra/TJX, etc.), Hospitality/Ski (Omni Resorts/Bretton Woods), Apparel (Life is Good), and Banking (Comerica, Synovus, Origin, etc.) verticals. 

I've supported non-profit, private, and public organizations of all sizes identify, acquire, retain, deepen and expand their customer base.  As a recent experience design agency director, I advised clients like Comerica Bank how to redistribute and modernize its branch operating models for optimal customer relevancy.  Prior to that, I revamped the stores franchise program for Life is Good by removing startup costs, retrained store owners and staff, implementing faster selling high-margin product, and driving foot traffic through corporate e-commerce and social marketing changes.  As a district manager for EMS, I was heavily involved with events marketing, community outreach, and omnichannel operations during its merger with two other retailers. 

My parents are successful entrepreneurs who got a leg-up from a SCORE mentor many years ago.  I'd like to pay it forward, as they say.  Let's get started. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.S., Parks & Recreation Management; A.S., Business Management – University of Maine, Machias, ME

Minor: Marketing & Advertising

 

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Lindsay Mastrogiovanni

Unavailable

Syracuse, NY

Chapter: Syracuse SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

As an experienced, creative, and innovative human resources professional and business consultant, I can help you in developing a people strategy that not only works, but strengthens your mission, vision, and goals as a business.  It is crucial that you're proactively working on strategies for a workforce that supports your mission, and I'm excited to help you build and expand on that dream.

When I'm not busy in business, I'm busy making everyday magic happen.  I'm Mom, wife, and dog mom, instagram and tiktok scroller, movie and TV binger.  I like a good joke, a good meal, and a good drink.  I also like to hike a mountain every once in a while.  When I'm not in Syracuse, I'm somewhere in the woods.

In a world with an increasingly blurry line between work and play, I have helped hundreds of business owners define their version of work-life balance and do it while encouraging complete personal authenticity.  Your happiness defines your success.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • SUNY Oswego - BS Business Administration; Human Resources Management
  • Buffalo State University - Graduate Certificate; Adult Education; Human Resource Development

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Dennis P. Karahalias

Available

Reading, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

As an electrical design manager, I am involved in designing and overseeing personnel in the upgrade process of electrical substations for electric utilities. I have over 30 years experience in this area and have utilized my managerial abilities to secure work in variuous sectors of this business.

In addition, I have owned and operated a successful full line vending company for 10 years. During this time, I have secured accounts, hired route and maintenance personnel, managed the finances of the business working with lawyers and accountants.

As a business management consultant, entrepreneur, and investment expert, I have helped numerous small business in the areas of marketing, operations, and financial support.        

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Hold a degree in Electrical Engineering

College course certifications in the fields of business, finance, and marketing 

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Austin James Person

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Nazareth, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have years of experience in digital media and power networking. Im a Venture Capitalist by trade and own mulitple companies in various industries. I serve on a couple boards throughout the Lehigh Valley and am always looking to connect with other professionals. I love helping people and watching businesses grow and succeed. Small business is the lifeblood of our nation. I work very hard for my son and my family, adding value to my community where I can is a core value for me. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I hold my Pennsylvania State Teachers License.

Im a certified Facebook Communities Manager

Im a Certified Tourism Ambassador to the Lehigh Valley

I have multiple certifications in digital media, marketing and PR communications. 

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Vitaliy Bobkov

Vitaliy Bobkov

Unavailable

Catskill, NY

Chapter: Ulster SCORE

Languages:English, Russian

How I can help you

Experienced in: 

- Computers, understanding programming logic, networking and more

- Real estate management in hospitality, restaurant, maintenance and construction

- Healthcare - Adult Day Care and Home Care

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Kiev Polytechnical Institute, Kiev, Ukraine - MD Computer Science

Bramson ORT – Brooklyn, NY

School of life

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Kelli Seay

Available

Oklahoma City, OK

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help clients develop a plan of action for their business ideas, advise on day to day operations and budgeting the resources for the business.

As an Operations Administrator,former restaurant owner, and retail manager, I have learned to wear many hats in the day to day operations of small businesses and a large corporation.  In all of my working experiences, keeping apprised of the financial health of the business is essential for the continued success of a business, but begins with the start up of your business. My areas of expertise include: Budgeting, bookkeeping and financial reports, customer service, cost control initiatives, invoicing and ethical business practices.

In addition to the financial management of a business, the management of the other resources is important as well; such as inventory, assets, customers, suppliers and employees. I have years of experience with regard to employee relations, training and human resources, developing relationships with customers, suppliers and other professionals and the care and condition of inventory and company assets.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Associate of Arts and Sciences-Fashion Merchandising

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