Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation

Dr. Brandy Valentine

Dr. Brandy Valentine

Available

Broken Arrow, OK

Chapter: Tulsa SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I've been in private practice for 17 years and just hired my first payroll employee last year. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Doctorate Degree in Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in California.

Communication methods

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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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Rob Gelphman, marketing, corporate strategy and investor relations

Rob Gelphman

Available

Los Gatos, CA

Chapter: Silicon Valley

Languages:English

How I can help you

Marketing strategy and tactics, competitive analysis and differentation, pricing considerations, audience identification including demographics and psychographics, corporate strategy, investor relations, business plan and development, sales.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BS in marketing and MS in communications and Ph.d in life experience

Communication methods

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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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How I can help you

My experience is in managing small to mid-size businesses in primarily in the outdoor sporting goods industry and have also sold into military and rental markets. I have extensive experience from strategy development to day-to-day execution. From a sales perspective, I have experience in establishing on-line brand stores, selling to major on-line and brick and mortar retailers, and selling to smalI specialty shops. Over the last 30 years, I have had to lead my marketing teams from traditional to digital marketing. Operationally, I have experience with businesses that manufactured products domestically, owned overseas manufacturing facilities or sourced product from third party manufacturers in Asia. I have led R&D teams and helped drive product innovation. Over the years, I have had to wear many hats and get involved in all functions of running a successful business.  

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Pennsylvania State Unversity, B.S. Engineering

University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School, MBA 

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Brittany Bell

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Pittsburgh, PA

Chapter: Pittsburgh SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

As a seasoned marketing and consumer research professional, I can help SCORE clients better understand their consumers and target market as well as develop their brand positioning and integrated marketing strategies. I can also help clients test and measure whether their marketing strategies campaigns are effective with their target audience. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MASTER OF BUSINESS
Marketing & Strategy

Katz Business School, University of Pittsburgh
2010-2012


BACHELOR OF ARTS
Psychology 
Minors in Communications & Spanish

Allegheny College
2006-2010

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Maria Trinidad

Available

Sacramento, CA

Chapter: Capital Corridor

Languages:English

How I can help you

Hi, I am Maria and I have done 3 start-ups as an Entrepreneur in my career.

I am Creative and my passion is in helping entrepreneurs find work-balance in their quest to fulfill their dream of being their own boss. 

My background as a business owner in different industries is rich in experience of diversity and inclusion. I have built companies in Asia, New Zealand, and here in the United States. I am a minority, an immigrant, and a woman entrepreneur. My start-ups are in the field of Publishing, Technology, and Fashion. 

I am very active in my pursuit of a well-balanced life and practice it living a healthy physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual life. I am a 200hr Yoga Teacher, a scuba diver, badminton player, backpacker, hiker, and a dreamer of surfing and different experiences. 

I have organized fundraising and into a non-profit organization, and industries, that can give back/share their talent, skill, resources, and grace to other people and communities globally.   

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I am a Bachelor of Fine Arts and majored in Advertising from one of the oldest universities in the Philippines, the University of Santo Tomas. 

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Sheri Hauser

Sheri Hauser

Available

Camp Verde, AZ

Languages:English

How I can help you

Sheri Hauser was raised in the Northwest and went on to become an ICU Nurse working in Critical ICU for 30 years. During her days off, she began to write and published her first book in 2005. Continuing to write and seeing it was difficult to find a publisher, she opted to start her own publishing company. She studied diligently for three years, taking web design at UNLV, learning the InDesign Suite and all aspects of book publishing available. There are no formal schools which incorporate everything needed to become a book publisher, so she dove in and took whatever courses were needed. Over the course of 17 years, Glorybound Publishing has published over 600 books in 9 languages. At the start of her business, books were published and printed using large sheet printers. She has tracked the industry and become a leader in direct publishing of books straight on-line making them available to the international market within days—rather than months. Sheri has seen the gap between web-site development and publishing books shorten to the point that, these days, she embeds the data within the book which will be needed for readers to search for it on line.

Over the years she has become an expert in branding, developing a professional image and setting up a stable on-line presence as she has done it over and over for her professional authors. Many of the same principles used to assist professional authors to ‘get their name out there’ can be utilized for individuals starting a company. These elements include branding, developing a web presence and promoting through social networks. This is what she brings to SCORE.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Web Site Design as well as integration of Book Publication for on-line.
Integration of software systems: InDesign, Photoshop, Avery, Word, Professional Acrobat, Dragon Speak
 

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Sebastian Gomez

Sebastian Gomez

Unavailable

Austin, TX

Chapter: SCORE Austin

Languages:English, Spanish

How I can help you

I can help you define product ideas, find the value proposition and find the markets available to sell your products and services. I have worked with countless international companies in find a market in the US. and have a lot ofexperience in working with US companies in finding opportunities to take their product abroad.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

AUSTIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE, USA Game Design Certificate -Graduated Scholastic Leadership, 2019 -Thesis: Looking for George - UX/UI programming & Design. Programming of main character and interactive elements. UNITY EOI SCHOOL OF INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION, SPAIN Executive MBA, 2009 -Thesis: How to create a multinational service company for the Americas. EAFIT UNIVERSITY, COLOMBIA Bachelor of Science International Business, 2000 Specialization in Political Studies, 2004

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