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Jennifer Grunebaum

Jennifer Grunebaum

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Miami, FL

Chapter: Miami Dade

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am Chief Financial Officer with over 15 years of experience driving global companies to achieve profitable growth in the media, technology, and education industries.  I can help both large and  small organizations develop scalable financial and operational frameworks that drive organizational sustainability.


From redesigning organizational structures to renegotiating multi-million dollar contracts, I am a proven leader with a track record of consistently driving bottom-line results. My subject matter expertise includes: Strategy Development, Talent Management, Financial Planning & Analysis, Capital Raises, Forecasting, M&A, Process Improvements, Financial Compliance, Project Leadership, Enterprise Operations, Finance, Organizational Redesign, Fundraising, Board Management 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 

Duke University, Durham, NC

Master of Business Administration: Finance anWilliam A. and Anne L. Klopman Scholar, Chosen as one of 20 COLE-Maxor Leadership Fellows, TA for Valuations

 

Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Bachelor of Science: Finance/French, Cum Laude

 

London School of Economics, Finance and Accounting Certificate

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Michael Downing

Michael Downing

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Waxhaw, NC

Chapter: Charlotte SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

 

I can assist in business formation, marketing, sales, finance, operations, and technology.  Additionally, I am able to work with small business owners streamline processes, look for efficiencies, and lean operations.  Finally, I have an extensive history working with Dun & Bradstreet and building and establishing business credit.  With a background in data, analytics, and technology I can guide owners in evaluating and improving their business and processes.

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Education

 

Bachelor Art, University North Carolina Charlotte - Economics

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Andrew Ngui, Director of Innovation and Startups, Greater Peoria EDC

Andrew Ngui

Available

Peoria, IL

Chapter: SCORE Peoria

Languages:English

How I can help you

Andrew Ngui is the Director of Innovation and Startups at the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council. A detailed systems thinker, innovator, and futurist, his focus is on leveraging insights and frameworks to improve economic performance; nurture startups, and curate the innovation community. He consults with both innovators and leaders across the community to build capacity: sharing practical knowledge to identify problems, conducting experiments to validate assumptions, and scaling business operations.

 Prior to joining the EDC, he worked at MIT Bootcamps where he launched a robust portfolio of innovation programs globally. He also founded a global founder community that has launched hundreds of startups and raised millions. In his first career, Andrew was a specialist focused on designing navigational experiences. He operationalized and launched an intuitive 3-step system to help visitors navigate one of North America’s largest transit systems.

Andrew earned a Specialized Honors in Design from York University and Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada; a design program that blends creativity, innovation, academic rigor, and interdisciplinary collaboration. As a life-long learner, he attended executive programs and completed graduate coursework to upgrade himself. Recent programs include UoPeople's MBA coursework, Irrational Lab's Behavioral Economics Bootcamp, Stanford’s Design Thinking Bootcamp, and MIT Bootcamps.

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Education

Andrew earned a Specialized Honors in Design from York University and Sheridan College in Toronto, Canada; a design program that blends creativity, innovation, academic rigor, and interdisciplinary collaboration. As a life-long learner, he attended executive programs and completed graduate coursework to upgrade himself. Recent programs include UoPeople's MBA coursework, Irrational Lab's Behavioral Economics Bootcamp, Stanford’s Design Thinking Bootcamp, and MIT Bootcamps.

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Elisa Bruno-Midili 914-912-1355

Elisa Bruno-Midili

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Yorktown Heights, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

Here’s the Story                                                                                                                                                                                                            Elisa’s passion is Creating Collaborative Partnerships through connecting people, places and experiences. She is a small business advocate and co-owner of a local, independent real estate brand and brokerage Cafe Realty. Real estate expert since 1987 and marketing on the web since 2013. A local guide, art advocate, foodie and farm lover. Marketing through social media to create enagaement and an emotional connection with the tarfget audience is key to fostering new followers for business owners.

MY MISSION
To be adaptable in all environments initiating and supporting others to realize and utilize their potential. Educate to maximize confidence and competence. To be a resource for connections and relationships.
 
THE TRUTH
  • Community focused...no unity without community.
  • What makes you different, sets you apart
  • Adaptabilty in marketing to navigate fluidly through shifts and changes
  • Awareness and understanding of lifestyles and the ability to connect people and local small business owners with environments to best suit their needs
  • A consultative based relationship best serves the needs of all
  • Communication and response time make all the difference
  • Education and daily learning allows perspective and productivity to flow
  • Invests time for proper mindest and self discover
  • Sales follow service, always be grateful, couteous and considerate
  • Genuine love for helping and working with people
  • Excellent communicator and master listener, asking questions and uncovering needs and objectives
  • Concentrates on making connections with and presenting options to clients to help with the decision making process
  • People first
  • High self-esteem, self-confidence, and a sense of autonomy, mastery and purpose
  • A resource

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Always a student and always learning!

Iona College

Bachelor of Arts/Fine/Studio Arts, General

Brand School

Brand school was the defining moment in the evolution of the Cafe Realty Brand. A brand strategy, brand pillars and a brand implementation timeline were developed with the leadership of Julie Cottineau and her talented team. A great brand is a story well told!

Design Thinking for Business Innovation

Darden School of Business

 

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How I can help you

I work with executives, business owners, professionals and teams across the business spectrum.  I am passionate about working with individuals and teams aligning employee performance to organizational goals. I have a common sense approach, perceptive, intuitive skills and strong business background to help clients design, clarify and align goals to achieve results.

 

My background includes extensive executive corporate experience in human resources and leadership in a wide range of industries from fortune 100 companies to small start-ups including defense, entertainment, telecommunications, education, biotech and retail. With my broad HR leadership and business background, I csn be  instrumental in helping individuals and organizations increase their effectiveness through HR best practices, one-on-one coaching, team building, strategic planning and leadership development.

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Industry Experience

Education

BA in Management and an MA, in Organizational Management. Certified Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) certification from Coaches Training Institute, Associate Certified Coach (ACC) through the International Coaching Federation and Senior Professional Human Resources (SPHR) certification from the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM).   She is also a Master Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a certified Hypnotherapist through the American Board of Hypnotherapy. She is certified in Emotional Intelligence (EQi-2.0 and EQ-360) and Wiley's 5 behaviors of a cohesive team.

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Martin Stevens Centerport New York

Martin Stevens

Available

Centerport, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

I operate in a comfortable no-nonsense, practical manner to help new or existing businesses gain success. I am a serial entrepreneur from teenage years to present and enjoy business challenges and helping others navigate their way. I specialize in small and medium size businesses of all types.

I have a wide range of skills and knowledge that I am looking forward to sharing with new and existing businesses to help them get to the next level. Reaching out for guidance is one of the best moves a business owner can do to ensure the success of their venture.

Owning your own business is one of the most rewarding as well as challenging things one can do. Having started many businesses I have learned to be realistic about what starting a business takes and you and I can explore that together. Let's discuss your business ideas and see how we can make them work. Don't be shy - there are no bad ideas although sometimes our ideas don't translate to a business. Trust me, I have put the brakes on my own ideas and other times went full speed ahead on others. It's often good to have someone to bounce ideas off of and I hope you'll select me to do that with you.

If you already have a business and looking for a turnaround or re-invention, let's talk. I run two businesses that need to re-invent themselves yearly as technology and competition changes. Let's brainstorm together! I most recently developed a full service PPE business within 30-days. I like to work quickly and cut to the chase - so I will value our time together.

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Sunny Yang

Available

Walnut Creek, CA

Chapter: East Bay SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

* Set up company and build up business between China and US.

* Video games development and investment.

* Team building and motivation.

* Human resources. 

* Marketing and sales.  

 
 
 
 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Human Resource Management, East China Normal University.
Civil Engineer, Jilin Architecture College. 

Languages:  English, Mandarin.

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Amy Cameron

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COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help drive business performance through strategic sales, marketing and brand building.

As a career sales and brand marketer, I've helped many fortune 50 companies to develop efficient B2B and B2C sales/marketing strategies that have delivered sustainable results. Industry experience includes: HBA, lawncare, passenger car motor oil & maintenence care products, retail, toys and hospitality (hotel, ski, adventure center, restaurant).

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

  • Digital Marketing

  • Strategic Selling

  • Brand Management

  • Project Management

  • Advertising/Media Planning

  • Graphic Design/Art Direction

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Northwestern University - MBA - Marketing - 2000-2002

Syracuse University - BFA - Graphic Design - 1990-1994

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Dan Steinborn

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Austin, TX

Chapter: SCORE Austin

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can be helpful to entrepreneurs with any phase of concept or business development, sales strategy, operations, recruiting, digital and conventional marketing, fundraising, financial projections, accounting, and real estate transactions. 

I've been a serial entrepreneur since I was a little kid, selling alfalfa sprouts at the farmers market in Las Cruces, New Mexico.  Twenty-five years ago, I founded an e-commerce company called PrintGlobe, serving B2B customers throughout the United States and beyond. The company has won numerous awards, including Inc 5000, 50 Fastest Growing Businesses in Austin, Top 100 Inner City Busineses in the US, and Best Places to Work in Austin.

I have also served as an advisor to many other startups and successful companies between $1M-200M revenue and have negotiated the acquisition and sale of businesses.

Over the years, I have raised venture capital as well as conventional financing and can advise on preparing materials and presentations for investor pitches.  

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Industry Experience

Education

Bachelors of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin

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