Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations

Luke Harris

Available

Springfield, MO

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help improve business performance by assisting clients with corporate governance policy, accounting policy, business process design, and risk management.

As an Associate of a gloablly ranked professional services firm, I have assisted companies ranging from regional organizations to the largest and most well-respected around the world in addressing regulatory, financial, operational, IT, and reputational risks.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Missouri State University, B.S. in Accounting (magna cum laude), 2017

École Supérieure de Commerce de Rennes, Student Exchange Program, 2017

Missouri State University, Master of Accountancy, 2018

Missouri State University, Graduate Certificate in International Business, 2018

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How I can help you

I can help potential and current small business owners achieve successful business outcomes by providing guidance and subject matter expertise in business planning, organizational design, market feasibility and competitive analysis, site selection, government regulation, financial feasibility, branding and social media marketing, funding acquisition, and program/project management.

I have 35+ years of years of private, nonprofit, and public sector experience as a small business owner, consultant, non-profit executive, community  planner, and regulatory official. My private sector activities included multiple business start-ups and turnarounds. I have also served in executive leadership and board member positions for 25+ national, state, and local non-profit organizations.  During my career I have raised over $75 million in private investment capital and public grants.

 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Ph.D. Physical Geography (1984) – Indiana State University Concentrations: land use planning, site selection, geographic information systems M.A. Geography (1978) – Indiana State University Concentrations: urban planning, location theory, geographic information systems B.A. History (1973) – Franklin College of Indiana Concentration: architectural history

Professional Certifications

National Registry of Environmental Professionals 

Certified Lean Sensei, Villanova University

American Institute of Certified Planners 

Certified Federal Contractor, Defense Acquisition University

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John E Robinson Sr.

Available

Huntingtown, MD

Languages:English

How I can help you

As an executive in the public sector and a business owner, I bring a wealth of experience and knowledge from government contracting to business start-up and operations. I have experienced the pros and cons of transitioning from the public sector into entrepreneurship and opening a franchise using varying resources as funding engines. I have a great respect for the art of marketing and stress the importance of legal support at all phases of the start-up process. Best practices when starting the business ownership process, building and opening your doors, and creating sustainability are very important to the success of any business. I will use best practices combined with my experiences to ensure the healthy and productive maturation process of your business, whether it's a government contracting start-up or retail business selling a product or service. I can help you! 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • Master of Business Administration, American Intercontinental University
  • Master of Arts: Criminal Justice, American Military University 
  • Bachelor of Arts: Homeland Security, American Military University 
  • Agile Foundations – Project Management Institute 
  • Transitioning from Waterfall to Agile – Project Management Institute 
  • SES Leaders Mentoring Program – Federal Training Institute 
  • Program/Project Management: Senior Level/Level III – DAWIA FAI 
  • Executive Leadership Development: Federal Executive Institute – DOJ 
  • Federal Workforce Analysis & Planning: Graduate School USA 
  • Master Game Changer Diversity & Inclusion: Office of Personnel Management 

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David Ripes

Available

Healdsburg, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

Executive & Business Management Consultant. With expertise in Strategic Planning, Sales/Marketing Development and Executive Management.

President of a startup company in Saint Louis. Streamlined processes and presentation to gain additional funding.

Assistant Vice President at Enterprise Holdings, Inc.

Owner of a small business as well as opened and managed restaurants in the Southern California area.
Successful experience in: Strategic Planning - Leadership Development - Product Development - Financial tools - Process Design - Sales Training Programs - Employee Management - Contract Negotiation - Marketing Programs
Serving on 5 Non Profit Board of Directors and Strategic Chair on Executive Committee & Investment Committee.

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Industry Experience

Education

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Joseph Hoffman

Available

Columbus, OH

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help improve business performance in strategic planning, finance and accounting, and operations.

After 25 years in the C-suite of companies of various sizes and in various industries, including running my own small business, I can provide advice and guidance on all aspects of running a business.  My expertise includes finance and accounting, strategic planning, marketing, and leadership.

I have completed numerous M&A deals on both the buy and sell side, and have advised startups in a number of industries. I also taught corporate finance for many years in the MBA program at the Fisher College at Ohio State University.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA Chicago Booth

BA Dartmouth College

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How I can help you

I can help improve performance in sales, marketing and management for micro and small businesses as well as non-profits.

As a business banking officer, marketing, and advertising professional with experience in management and running a small business, I have helped thousands of small business owners in the Omaha area. In my professional career I have provided business owners with creative marketing ideas, strategic sales plans, sales training, financial and budget management support to grow their business while maintaining or saving costs.

In addition to my professional activities, I also serve on all the Omaha area Chambers of Commerce, the board of the National Association of Remodeling Industries, and Metro Omaha Women’s Business Association.  As a published poet and author in my spare time, I also serve on the Nebraska Writer’s Guild and am the Founder and President of the Nebraska Poetry Society.  These activities provide me with the working experience for creating, establishing, and building non-profit organizations.

 

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Industry Experience

Education

BFA from UNO

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Mary Ardapple Dierker

Mary Ardapple Dierker

Available

Peoria, IL

Chapter: SCORE Peoria

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am available to assist you in all aspects of small business organiztion, product development and marketing. As a retired small business owner of 33+ years, wife, mother, and community volunteer, I am passionate for individuals to start, grow and retire from thriving successful business enterprises.  

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

  • University of Northern Colorado - Business Management & Administration
  • Institue for Integrative Nutrition
  • Yogafit 200 hr certification
  • 33+ years of learning from experience on the job

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Robert Gattinella

Robert Gattinella

Available

San Antonio, TX

Languages:English

How I can help you

I ran a small construction company for over 40 years during the first 30 years I estimated projects, wrote proposals/contracts, worked with engineers and architecs, supervised the projects and invoiced the owners. During the last 10 years of owning the construction business I mainly wote proposals and contracts.

In 2011 I started managing a chamber of commerce, I worked with small business owners, I developed websites, I was a google trusted advisor, I wrote grants, I was in charge of small and large events

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Industry Experience

Education

n/a

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John D Sullivan

Available

Dover, NH

Chapter: Seacoast SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

 

In my professional career, I helped to develop priniciples of corporate governance for large corporations and small businesses.  This is especially important for family owned businesses.  In addition, I have worked in a number of developing countries and overseas markets and can help you devise plans to do business abroad.  Also, I have considerable experience working with non-profit organizations including chambers of commerce, volunteer groups, charitable organizations and othe ngos.  In addition, I have experience in strategic planning, government relations, and other policy areas.  In addition to my professional experience, I was also an adjunct professor at George Mason University's Schar School of Public Policy where I taught classes on business and politics in emerging markets.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BA and Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh in political science.

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