Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services

Bob Mitchell

Available

San Antonio, TX

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help with business strategy/evaluation, strategic planning, corporate design/redesign (from both organization and business model perspectives), preparing to raise money, executive coaching, and mentoring for oversight of large process change and/or IT system implementations.  I can also help with approaches to doing business with the Federal Government, especially under small business socio-economic orientations.

I have over 30 years of experience in both startup and large business in both commercial and federal government contractors.  I have held VP or higher positions as President, COO, VP Operations, CIO, VP Business Devleopment, VP Marketing, and VP Federal Capture and Strategy as well as Director level roles in Strategy, Strategic Planning, Software Development, Financial Planning & Analysis, and Corporate-wdie Program Management. 

In small companies and startups, I have helped to successfully raise money in multiple cases from both angels and venture capital companies.  I have created, reviewed, and/or presented more than 50 corporate presentations for various companies in all sorts of industries.  In addition, I was with a company from 7 years before the IPO to 4 1/2 after while growing from 100 people and $13M in revenue to 1,600 people, $300M in revenue, and a $2B market cap.

For Federal contractors, I have worked with dozens of companies in both business development/capture as well as internal operations and IT roles.  I am an expert at small business socio-economic programs and partnering approaches.

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Industry Experience

Education

  • M.B.A. (General Business), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Highest Honors (4.0 GPA).
  • B.A. in Computer Science (Minor: Math), University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX. Special Honors.
  • Professional Project Management Certificate Program (14 month program), University of Texas at Austin.
  • Certified DDI Management Facilitator.  Taught management training courses for manager/director level employees.
  • Certificate of Director’s Education (Board of Directors).   NACD (National Association of Corporate Directors).

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Larry Sladewski

Larry Sladewski

Available

Los Gatos, CA

Chapter: Silicon Valley

Languages:English

How I can help you

Operations, business plans, project management, and software implementations present challenges I can help you overcome.  At public companies, I built the products customers wanted to buy, achieving the numbers over 100 quarters!  This required finding quality suppliers, securing cost reductions, and calculating purchase requirements.  Let me help nurture your plans from inception into stable self-sufficiency.  I encourage improvements via a crawl/walk/run approach- get something done, do it better next time, and keep learning.  Learning can be sustained by studying problems with experts, documenting action items, collaboratively identifying solutions, creating checklists to sustain new methods, and finally embedding these methods into software tools whenever practical.

My experience has been at high-tech startups or multinational firms; job titles were mainly in Operations.  I recently retired from NVIDIA, where I led production planning, material planning, supply commits, warehouses, freight, and service support.  Previously I led Operations at a smaller public company and was the first Operations employee at another company that subsequently went public.  I thrived utilizing an outsourced model with Asian and North American suppliers.  Throughout my career I actively directed software tool improvements and led an IT department en route to that company’s IPO.  Hands-on experience includes writing software for Sales forecasts, Operations schedules, R&D projects, and Finance applications.   At three companies I guided significant software implementations and taught Information Technology courses at several Boston colleges. 

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Harvard Business School     MBA

Michigan State University    BA Business

Stanford University               executive courses

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Anny He

Available

San Francisco, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help small businesses setup and streamline their digital presence, including social media basics and basic blogging needs.

Also a conference speaker in technology. Spoke at 3 meetups and 5 technology conferences.

As a Software engineer I've setup many sites for different needs. 

In addition of working as a Software engineer I also lead the Events workstream at Splunk's largest Employee Resource Group. I turn event ideas into reality by meeting with prospective organizers, fleshing out their idea, and market the event to our audience. This usually requires networking and research to find the best people and format to present a given topic. 

I also blog during my spare time on Millenial topics at annyhe.com. 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science, Joint Major of Computing Science and Business Administration.

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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.

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Corky P Stewart

Corky P Stewart

Available

Jenks, OK

Chapter: Tulsa SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

My experience in Sales, Sales Management and Business Management will be of benefit to existing businesses, as well as entrepreneurs who are just getting started.  In addition, I have owned my own business and also been a partner to my wife in her business.  I have experience with business capitalization, finance and operations that can be of benefit to SCORE clients.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science, Marketing Major- Arizona State University

Trained as a Certified Miller Heiman Sales System Trainer and Consultant

Industry Training in Sterile and Acceptic Technique in Medical Operating Rooms

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How I can help you

I enjoy assisting with business plans, financial management, and business processes. 

As an entrepreneur and an external advisor, I have worked with organizations ranging from technology startups to billion-dollar utilities and nonprofit foundations. This variety of industry experiences included exec-level positions in finance, operations, program management, and business development.  Generally, I believe in the continuous improvement principles of lean management and that organization's structure and culture are integral to its strategy. The big picture and daily operations have to be in synch to prove effective and long-lasting.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Post-Graduate Studies:  1990-1992 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (Finance and Strategic Planning)

MBA:  1978-1980 University of California at Los Angeles (International Finance)

BSBA:  1973-1978 Penn State University (Finance)

Certified Public Accountant (Colorado, retired)

Certified Valuation Analyst (NACVA, Inactive)

Certificate in Project Management (Boston University)

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Jonathan Wu

Jonathan Wu

Unavailable

Campbell, CA

Chapter: Silicon Valley

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help to flesh out new product and service ideas, perform market analysis, manage hardware and software development using internal resource, JDM and ODM models, and maximize efficiency of existing business focusing on process improvement and use of IT tools.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Columbia Business School, MBA

Georgia Tech, MSEE

Rensselaer Polytechnical Institute, BSEE

 

 

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Human Resources & Safety Manager

Heather Cook

Available

Canton, OH

Chapter: Canton SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can assist Score Members with a variety of Human Resources and Safety questions, concerns and help build a well-rounded and legally sound department. I can provide a unique opinion and advice regarding the hiring process, onboarding, benefits administration, employee engagement, safety training and many more areas to help make your employee experience special. 

As an Human Resources/Safety Manager I have implemented a variety of policies and procedures as welll as building a Human Resources Department from the ground up. 

I have experience in the following industries: Manufacturing, Public Employers, Unions and Telecommunications Construction.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Associates in Medical Assisting

Bachelor's Degree in Accounting 

Master's in Human Resources Management. 

Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM)

SHRM-CP certification.

OSHA 10 in General Industry 

OSHA 30 in Construction. 

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Diane Siefkes

Diane Siefkes

Available

Lincoln, NE

Chapter: SCORE Lincoln

Languages:English

How I can help you

I help businesses save money with a remodel of their existing website. As a business marketing coach, I work with small business owners to help them understand marketing basics – identifying their target market and how to connect with them and decipher the data to ensure continued success. As a Certified StoryBrand Guide I specialize in bringing clarity to all marketing collateral.

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Industry Experience

Education

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