Finance & Insurance

William Dale Gagan Jr.

Available

Port Isabel, TX

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can assist you in business planning and start-up, improving business marketing, management, operations and finance.

As a financial planner and consultant I have assisted numerous individuals and existing businesses with business plans, finance, marketing, operations, legal, accounting and product development. Additionally, with decades of experience as an entrepeneur and founder of a successful manufacturing, wholesale and retail business, it goes without saying that in most cases I can provide professional assistance in a wide range of areas. I sold that business recently and I am happily retired and want to help others like myself.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

In addition to my professional business career, I studied Business Law and Marketing at North Texas State University.

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Gianfranco Filice

Gianfranco Filice

Available

San Francisco, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help in the earliest stages of an idea to the actual operations of a business. My expertise lies in business planning, strategy, fundraising, and hiring.

As a former business analyst, management consultant, investment banker, and most recently venture partner, I have worked with an array of businesses ranging from idea stage startups to multi-billion dollar conglomerates. I am happy to assist with strategic thinking, critical analysis of financials, and overall psychology for business leaders. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Stanford University, Class of 2020

Economics 

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Grady Brown

Available

Phenix City, AL

Chapter: SCORE ColumbusGA

How I can help you

I'd like to share some of the gifts I received from Mentors along my own career path.  Their input and counseling was critical in my development into a successful operator and owner.

I've opened several businesses of my own and I've helped a couple of entrepeneurs start up and grow their business to significant profitability and income streams.

I'm familiar with Business Policy, Accounting, Management, Marketing, and Finance.

I've managed numerous profit centers for a national finance company, in several states.  I've run title companies, wholesale mortgage lenders, retail mortgage lenders, and even run a special projects division for loss mitigation.

I've been licensed as a RE agent in FL, GA, and AL.  I've held Insurance and CAM licenses in FL.  I've received several certifications in renovation lending, construction lending, and even in commercial lending.

I've been involved in the due diligence and buy/sale negotiations on several bulk purchases of receivables and other income based assets.

My career has spanned three decades, so as the phrase goes "been there, done that", it's probably true.

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BBA- Georgia College and State University

Bachelors in Business Administration with concentrations in Mangement, Marketing, and Finance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rani Martier

Unavailable

Warrington, PA

Chapter: Bucks County

Languages:English

How I can help you

Hello Friend –

Sometimes starting or running a business feels like experiencing a writer's block, in which an author is unable to produce new work or experiences a creative slowdown.  This is when you can lean on your SCORE mentor.

As your Mentor, I can assist you in:

  • developing your Business Plan
  • help you think out-of-the-box
  • help you create your action plan and roadmaps
  • connect you with subject matter experts throughout your Business Journey

 

In addition to volunteering for SCORE, I’m a Technology Delivery Lead, managing large, complex Programs for a Fortune Global Top 500 company.

My past experience includes starting and running a small business.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor Of Science in Information Management from University of Nebraska

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John Vong, CMB, CMT

John Vong

Available

San Mateo, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I started several businesses in the last 30+ years from mortgage banking to software development (SaaS).  I also invested in many startup technology companies and gain experience from these investments. I would like to share my background and help anyone that need my business experience. The followings are the areas that I can be of help:

  • Financial Planning
  • Loans and Financing
  • Business Strategy
  • Board Development
  • Growth and Development
  • Leadership
  • Planning and Goal Setting
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Branding and Identity
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Product Development
  • E-Commerce
  • Technology Planning
  • Pricing
  • Public Relations and Media
  • E-Commerce

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Steve Yearta

Available

Hartsfield, GA

Chapter: South Georgia

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can provide guidance to you on the following items:

Writing a narrative describing in detail your existing or desired business venture including your management experience, knowledge of the agricultural sector your wish to pursue, and the basis of why you believe the business will succeed.

Determine the financing needs of the business (operating capital, loans for machinery & equipment, and purchase of real estate) 

Assistance with the preparation of financial statements, historical profit and loss statements, and earnings projections (all of which a lender will require for its credit underwriting analysis)

Provide an estimate of the equity (cash) investment by the SCORE Client that a lender will require to provide loans to the business

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Batchelor of Science Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Georgia.

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Ralph Bocchino

Available

Farmington, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

  • Building a successful import/export business
  • Developing and implementing an international Sales Plan
  • Utilizing risk mitigation tools to reduce risk while expanding global sales.
  • How to approach a financial institution for international financing
  • Learning the how to use letters of credit and other trade tools to grow your business
  • How government can assist your international business
  • Alternative and creative financing methods to grow you global business

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE

  • Geneso Community College, Geneso, NY                                                                             
  • Guest Lecturer – International Banking Strategies

EDUCATION / CERTIFICATIONS / TRAINING

  • Associate of Science Coursework, Queensbourgh Community College, Queens, NY
  • Management Training, Cornell University Off-Campus Management Program
  • Certified Global Business Professional, Nasbite
  • Delegated Lender Program, Export Import Bank of the United States, Washington, DC

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS / RECOGNITION

  • Global Vision Award Recipient, Global Business Network – Capital Region, 2007 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3afsbTed20
  • President, Greater Rochester International Business Council, 2003 - 2005
  • Chariman, NACM / FCIB, 1999 - 2000

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Sam Elmihi

Available

Corpus Christi, TX

Languages:Arabic, English

How I can help you

Sam is a managing director in Prodigi, LLC business and technology division. Prior to this he was a VP global head of capability and solution delivery at Deutsche Bank. He also served at top-tier firms such as IBM, HP, Oracle, Infosys, state Farm Insurance and Texas Instruments. He has over twenty-five years of international experience at C-level and has served the top management (CEO, COO, CHRO) and technology management (CIO, CTO, CISO and Digital Leaders) in a large number of Global 500 enterprises.

 

Sam is passionate about enabling enterprises to prepare for and deliver the future of work; helping organizations evolve from traditional to digital businesses and increase their ability to act with the agility of a start-up. He has seen that real business value can be created when employees are truly engaged and empowered to do great work.

 

His clients are among the most recognized names in their respective sectors. His primary focus is on the digitization of the enterprise and he approaches this through lens of helping organization realize the business value from these transformative efforts. Sam supports his clients from strategy through execution, bring his experience as a strategy consultant who has also led major scale business transformations and systems delivery programs.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor Degree in Pyhsics and Computer Science.

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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

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