Retail Trade

Amber Rose

Available

Salisbury, MD

Chapter: Mid-Shore SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you through strategically aligning management and human resource practices with business objectives and goals.

As a program manager and coordinator, I have built and supervised an effective team to serve a business mission, vision, and values. I have experience utilizing instructional design to create and implement training programs that improve employee's skills and knowledge within their organization. I have experience developing policies and procedures (human resources) and management practices that balance finance and human resource management. My approach uplifts differences, conflicts, and unique perspectives to arrive at better working solutions. My management experience ranges through the industries of non-profit and retail. 

In addition to my professional activities, I am a volunteer coordinator for a non-profit that provides services and support to underserved areas in Haiti through mission trips. The role includes supervising the volunteer management office by conducting meetings, delegating responsibilities, and evaluating performance. I identify staffing needs, create job descriptions, and help develop strategic growth plans. I oversee the volunteer recruiting process and oversee the design and administration of the volunteer appreciation and recognition program. Additionally, I serve as the organization's primary consultant on volunteer management and human resource issues. I supervise a virtual and global team (team members are in Hawaii, mainland USA, Germany, and Italy).

 

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Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Association for Talent Development- Instructional Design Certificate 

University of Maryland Global Campus- M.S. Management- specialization in Human Resources 

University of Notre Dame- Professional Certificate in Management 

Salisbury University- B.A. Psychology 

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David Lee

Available

Sherman Oaks, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you improve financial and operating performance.  As a finance executive with 18+ years of experience in diverse industries, I have helped organizations from the Fortune 500 (Bank of America, AIG, Amgen) to a high growth startup (MedMen) with their budgeting, cash flow forecasting, strategic planning, and reporting and analytical needs.  I'm passionate about developing the infrastructure and talent required to support a scaling business and improve the quality of decisions and service.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business

Master of Business Administration: Corporate Finance

 

University of California, Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts: Economics (Minor: Business Administration)

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Jim Stipcich

Unavailable

Helena, MT

Languages:English

How I can help you

I enjoy helping small businesses get started, grow and succeed through improving performance in planning, operations, finance and marketing, 

As a visionary, entrepreneur, CPA, CEO and, business advisor I have succesfully built my own small retail businesses, successfully developed and managed multi-billion dollar organizations and helped numerous small businesses and nonprofit organizations succeed.  My skill set includes strategic planning, process development and improvement, finance, marketing, and business operations.  I provide strategic planning assitance, business planning, lunding pursuit support, financial managment support, business development assistance, operations planning and marketing assistance to start-up and small business organizations.        

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

I have a Bachelor of Science in Business with an Emphasis in Accounting from the University of Montana. 

 

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Sales, Marketing and New Venture Executive

Tom Fairhurst

Available

Skaneateles, NY

Chapter: Auburn SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

In order to be helpful to you, I have extensive experience in creative problem solving, strategic business development, marketing, sales and new ventures. In addition, I have a strong working knowledge in finance and operations. During my career I have successfully and dynamically grown multiple businesses across several different industries.Most recently I started a Non-Emergency Medical Transport business from inception with no external funding and no sales to successfully selling the million dollar plus business with a high profit margin and 20 employees in just 5 years.

Prior to this I worked with Procter & Gamble on their Iams/Eukanuba Pet Foods, Pampers/Luvs Diapers, Folgers/Millstone Coffees, Pringles Potato Chips and other brands with major retailers to expand the business for both the brands and retailers via leveragin shopper behavior learnings. As the worldwide Executive Vice President of Sale and Marketing for Marietta Corporation I led the turn around of this personal care business servicing the Hospitality Industry by expanding the distributor network and securing license agreements with Major Lodging chains worldwide. I worked in Marketing , New Ventures and Partnerships in children's products with Fisher Price Toys and Western Publishing (Little Golden Books). 

It is this vaired experience across businesses that allows me to quickly understand the opportunities/challenges, means of developing innovative approaches and utilizing my passion/drive in helping you during discussions to realize your vision.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BA Dgree from Wittenberg University in Springfield, Ohio

MBA Degree from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas

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Katrinka Duckworth SCORE

Katrinka Duckworth

Available

Los Angeles, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help with human resources, full-cycle recruiting, performance management, employee relations, business strategies, e-commerce/on-line business planning, social media marketing, and general business operations.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration

Master's Degree in Human Resources

MBA

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Bruce Salzman

Available

Victoria, TX

Languages:English

How I can help you

My experience includes starting and running businesses.  Have experience with Non-Profit, Franchise, Media, Automotive.  Marketing, promotion, customer service, hiring, training and more.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

n/a

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Dave Sabre

David Sabre

Available

Palm City, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

If you are interested in assistance in the Restaurant, Retail or Construction industries, I have 40 years as an entrepreneur, small business consultant and college professor.  I utilize a "hands-on" approach and will walk you through every step you need to be successful at a pace that is comfortable for you.  In a hurry - we can do it?  First business, need a plan?  We can do it.  Need more business?  We can do it.  Need systems or operations assistance?  We can do it.

Our aim at SCORE is to make you successful.  Why not have a counselor help you that has been in your shoes before?  I can provide you with accounting and financial suppoirt.  development of a business plan, marketing alternatives with cost/benefit analysis, operational improvement suggestions,  and qualified vendor introductions, specific to your needs.

Prior to SCORE, I spent the past 45 years helping individuals obtain success - a few of my recent positions include:

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Indian River State College - Entrepreneur College
  • Western Regional Partner, Retail Segment, KPMG (CPA and Consulting International Firm)
  • Manager, Ernst & Young Co, responsible for founding their National Consulting Training Center
  • Senior Partner, The Omega Group - small business and restaurant operations consultants
  • Several Retail, Restaurant and Construction Organizations
  • Local Chamber of Commerce memberships

Most of all - I would like to be a part of your success story.

 

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Education and Awards

Dave has a A.S. degree in Engineering at SUNY, a B.S. degree from Syracuse University in Finance and Marketing.  He is a frequent speaker at Retail industry conferences and contributes regularly as a writer of enterprise implementation thought leadership articles in Executive Technology and Byte Magazines.

Dave is certified by the DPMA, has a commercial business real estate license DBPR (Florida), a Commercial Pilots License, Honorable Discharge USAF Pilot, and maintains membership in several Accounting, Retail, Restaurant and Construction organizations (NRA, AGC, ABC, AICPA, Restaurants.com, etc)

 

 

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Judy Ducharme

Judy Ducharme

Available

New York, NY

Languages:English

How I can help you

Senior executive experienced in sales finance, and operations for start-ups and Fortune 500 companies.  Utilize a  highly, collaborative approach to help customers build on core competencies, think outside the box, and prioritize opportunities.  Expertise in business models, product development,  sales strategies, competitive analysis, and problem solving.
 
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Sales, Marketing & Product Development
  • Business Operations
  • Staff Development

Industry Experience

  • Retail and Wholesale
  • Personal Services & Wellness
  • Marketing
  • Recreation and Travel

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Finance Major - University of Central Florida

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Roger Nagel

Roger Nagel

Available

Boynton Beach, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

I am a retired Professor and love helping people succeed. I am a good listener, innovative thinker, and can explain complex things in simple terms. I often help business people with focusing on the key critical issus which most need thier attention. My goal is to help my clients succeed, by sharing exxpertise, providing insights, and helping them tap resources they might not be aware of. I have a long history of collaboraation with small and medium size organizations, as a board member, strategic advisor and mentor. I look foward to hearing from you and helping identify solutions or opportunities.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BS from Stevens in Science, 1964

MS from Stevens in Math and Computer Science, 1969

PhD in Computer Science from Univeresity of Maryland, 1975

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