Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Chris Sanders

Available

Moraga, CA

Chapter: East Bay SCORE

How I can help you

I have 40 years of experience working in banking and manufacturing. I have been a commercial lender, CFO, General Manager and President for a manufacturer selling a proprietary product globally. I am a generalist having had engineering, purchasing and manufacturing reporting to me along with sales and admin.

I can help you do the following:

Ask good questions and help you think about and refine your business plan.

Dig into and challenge your assumptions regarding manufactruing costs and P&L forcasts.

Provide insight and suggestions addressing cash flow problems of sucessful businesses.

Discuss your go to market strategies for selling your product internationally.

Provide some feedback and direction on the complexities of importing and exporting, 


In my first career as a banker I loved seeing the many different ways to make some money. I hope my experiences will add value to SCORE clients and I will continue to be amazed at the new businesses that are cropping up.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Pacific Coast Banking School, Seattle, Washington
Thesis topic was "Banking the lower end of the middle market profitably."

Stanford University BA Economics

St Edmunds College Ware United Kingdom  O & A levels (High School) 

Communication methods

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Roger Brooks

Available

Novato, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Roger leverages information captured from needs-based marketing research to help clients make lower risk, higher reward business decisions.

For nearly 30 years, he has consulted with startup, small, and large companies at all organizational levels, including CEO's and founders. All marketing research recommendations and projects are rigorously designed around each client's specific objectives, budget, and timeframes. 

Industry experience includes:

  • Technology
  • Digital and social media
  • Wine industry. 
  • Non-profits
  • Startups

Roger has help organizations address a wide range of business issues and challenges, including:

  • Helping drive successful new product launches (Financial Times of London New Product Launch of the Year finalist),
  • Understanding the competitive landscape, e.g. brand and product awareness, attitudes, and usage (uncovering strengths and vulnerabilities),
  • Uncovering competitive advantages and vulnerabilities,
  • Understanding purchase decision-making,
  • Measuring customer satisfaction and loyalty,
  • Evaluating advertising effectiveness. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 

BA and MBA degrees from the University of Wisconsin - Madison 

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Ronald Henderson

Available

Fredericksburg, VA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I have run small businesses all my life and can help others plan and implement a new business. 

I have consulted to business for most of my career in information technology and organization development, to deliver high-quality systems at less cost than could be developed otherwise.

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

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Jim Green

Available

Cumming, GA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you improve your business in financing, manufacturing operations, product pricing and strategic planning.  I have particular expertise in determining the cost of your product or service, critically important in understanding true profitability.

My experience comes from various manufacturing operations.  I am knowledgeable in Supply Chain, Product Price/Costing, and Manufacturing Operations. I have both profit and non-profit funding experience.

An often under appreciated capability is the product cost and the pricing relationship. Having priced products for many years, I have learned that understanding the cost and setting the correct price is a critcal step in maximizing profits and creating loyal customers.

I have provided expertise in funding while serving on boards of non-profit organizations.  I enjoy this work since the positive community impact is exciting to see.         

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

B.S. in Finance and Accounting - Concord University

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Martha Gabrielse

Martha Gabrielse

Available

Newaygo, MI

Chapter: SCORE Muskegon

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help businesses with Credit, Corporate Finance, Import and Export, and Business Development Strategy. As a Commercial Banker and member of Global Trade and Finance industry groups I have helped many companies with Credit, Working Capital, Trade Compliance, Foreign Exchange, Product Management, Multi-national Finance, and Sales/Business Development.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of Notre Dame - Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Accountancy

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How I can help you

As a long-time business financial analyst in many areas with HP, Inc. (formerly Hewlett Packard), I can help SCORE Clients in various aspects of business including:
 - strategy and business planning
 - forecasting and budgeting
 - pricing and revenue analysis
 - cost analysis
 - profit and loss analysis
 - mentoring worldwide teams
 - supply chain and logistics analysis
 - inventory tracking
 - project management
 - creating impactful content, reports and presentations
 - solving problems and understanding data with Excel spreadsheet and Access database tools
 
My career with HP provided a broad knowledge of many aspects of a worldwide company.  I have experience partnering with all levels of management and the functions.  In projects, I led efforts to gather and assimilate the data to understand business issues, assist in decision making and improve business performace.
 
I also have life experience in agriculture (farm, dairy, gardening and farmers markets).  Operating my family's dairy gave me a solid foundation of what it takes to build and grow a business, manage through ups and downs and make tough decisions to transition out. 
 
With my mom's guidance, I developed a green thumb and enjoy gardening to such a degree I founded our local farmers market with my husband.  We nurtured the market and vendors and experimented with all manner of create ways to promote the market with the city officials and the community.  It was my introduction to Facebook, websites and writing weekly articles for the newspaper.  These are outlets for my creative side that I have continued to use in my volunteer efforts to support the community.  I am on the communications committee for the Idaho 99s chapter and the Northwest Section of the 99s Women Pilots.  I also support the Boys and Girls Club and have served on the board of directors for Ponderosa Aero Club. 
 
 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 
Master of Business Administration (MBA), Business Management
Boise State University - Boise, ID
 
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Accounting
Boise State University, Boise, ID

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Hal Beals

Available

Bellevue, WA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Many years in new business development as a commercial banker, financial advisor and money manager for Wells Fargo Bank, Merrill Lynch and Washington Mutual Savings Bank. I have worked with hundreds of business and indivuals to help their business and net worth grow. I am an excellent and patient listener, I can see the big picture and get into the details. I will ask you lots of questions and help you find the resources and the answers you need to be successful.

In between my career at Wells Fargo and Merrill Lynch, I owned a small business  where I worked 24/7, doing my best to make payroll, find new customers and supervise employees. I know the problems that all start ups and small businesses have. I will be happy to speak with you.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Arts from the University of Kentucky

 

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Jeff Weidauer

Available

Little Rock, AR

Languages:English

How I can help you

My experience includes marketing, advertising, retail operations, leadership, team-building, and strategy. 

I can assist clients looking for strategic planning, team creation and development, marketing, product development & launch, and campaign creation. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science, Business & Management, University of Redlands, Redlands, CA

Certficate: Food Industry Management, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Certificate: Rhetoric, The Art of Persuasive Writing and Public Speaking, HarvardX

Certificate: Elements of Artificial Intelligence, University of Helsinki

 

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Julie Garber

Julie L. Garber

Available

Stuart, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

 

 

Does your business want to bid on government contracts?  I can show you how to make sure your business is compliant with government procurement requirements. The US government is the largest buyer of goods and services in the world.  Learn how to comply with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and prepare your firm for Defense Contract Audit Agency (DCAA) preaward audits required for some government procurements.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

 

I received a Bachelor of Accountancy degree from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville and passed the CPA exam in 1988. 

I have served on a number of committees providing industry input to the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) organization.

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