Retail Trade

Ahmed Zouhair

Available

Austin, TX

Chapter: SCORE Austin

Languages:English, French

How I can help you

Business Operations, Business Strategy & Planning, Non-Profit, Manufacturing & Product Development, Supply Chain Management, Technology & IT Services, and Education

Areas of Interest:  Mentoring, Facilitator, Leadership, Marketing, Recruiting, Workshop Instructor, Volunteer Development & Training

Industry Experience:  Educational Services, Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations, Technology and Web-Based Services

Professional Experience:  My contribution will be in business strategy, Business plan, social media, research, marketing, business development, and competitive analysis, project management and leadership.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Doctorate in Business Administration

University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX

Master of Science in Management Information Systems

University of Texas, Dallas, TX

Bachelor of Science in Engineering

University of Texas, Austin, TX

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Ann Patterson

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Wichita, KS

Chapter: SCORE Wichita

Languages:English

How I can help you

Experienced in marketing, business operations, planning, business finance, and non-profits.  I have worked as an economic development finance professional and also have grown a family business from 3 employees to over 30 employees.   My unique experience in business and my background in counseling, combine to make me someone who listens and has the experience to offer insight into the various challenges a new or expanding business person may face.    

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Bachelor of Science  Truman State University

Masters of Arts Truman State University

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Kelly Lawrence helps B2B innovators accelerate growth.

Kelly Lawrence

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Chardon, OH

Chapter: Cleveland SCORE

Languages:English

How I can help you

Kelly Lawrence helps B2B innovators accelerate growth by converting market insights into practical action plans that deliver results. Kelly specializes in business analysis, strategic marketing, and new business development. Her clients learn how to stay in touch with customers through deep dialogue, develop and communicate unique value proposition and nail a profitable business model with proven revenue streams. She also teaches front-end-of-innovation best practices and project de-risking.

  • Global Strategic Planning and Execution
  • Business Plan Development
  • New Business Development: new businesses, new products, new services, new markets, new customers, new business models
  • B2B Product and Service Marketing
  • Innovation 
  • Market Insights and Analytics
  • P&L Management
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • New Product Development and Launch
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Global Cross-functional Team Development

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA, Management, Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH                      
BS, Business Management, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

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Arik Paran

Available

Sunnyvale, CA

Chapter: Silicon Valley

Languages:English

How I can help you

With my many years of leadership experience in the high-tech industry, as the owner or CEO of small businesses, a member of start-ups founding team, as an angel investor, and building business & product strategies and operations, consulting to a very large number of customers, financing start-ups, acquiring & selling companies, developing & selling intellectual property, as well as business technology solutions -- I bring the ability to understand varied business challenges and help business leaders overcome them.

I am passionate about helping people deal with the complex intersection of business, customers, technology, and people - and the various challenges arising from the interaction of these domains.

I enjoy working with business leaders at any point of the business life cycle - whether you are considering starting a business, growing it, or selling it. Or, dealing with challenges in the day-to-day running of the business.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

MBA, Management Information Systems - Tel Aviv University, Israel 1983

BSEE, Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering - Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Israel 1977
 

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Luke Crihfield

Available

New Haven, CT

Chapter: SCORE New Haven

Languages:English

How I can help you

I'm an expert in business strategy and demand generation, and I can use my experience to help small businesses with their marketing, sales, and overall strategy. As a consultant, sales strategist, marketing strategist, and volunteer small business consultant, I have worked with companies from Fortune 500 businesses to ice cream shops to improve the way in which they understand their customers and then use their strengths to grow sales. 

As a professional and a mentor, I enjoy helping independent thinkers be the best they can be by asking difficult questions and helping think through tough challenges. If you're looking for someone to help you think through business strategy or how you attract customers, I'd love to help.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, B.A. in Economics                                                         

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Richard VerWayne

Available

Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

Languages:English

How I can help you

I can help you go from start-up to multi-location success by helping you create a realistic business and financial plan.  My focus has been on industrial distribution which includes, sales and marketing, ERP and CRM, inventory and supply chain management, customer development, team culture, ISO 9001 quality systems, infrastructure, and strategic planning and finance.  The same principles apply to most industrial businesses.

My 52-year career, starting in sales and sales management, then grew from a 1 person start-up to 7 US and 3 European locations.  Additionally,  included are general and financial management, merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, international business, and more.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

University of Evansville (Indiana) - Marketing 

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Robert Palmerton

Robert Palmerton

Available

Edmond, OK

Languages:English

How I can help you

I was self employed for 32 years.  I was in the welding/secuirty business.  I started with a partner and a part time office worker.  I sold the business with 45 employees.  I had accounting, service, fabrication, installation  and retail departments.   I was very good at the start up phase of a small business.  

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

My education consists of a high school diploma, some profession  related college hours, a Masters degree in the School of hard knocks, and a PHD in On the Job Training.  Although over the 32 years I was very successful,  I excelled in learning from my mistakes, because I made just about every one.   

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Bob Melling

Bob A Melling

Available

Montgomery, TX

Chapter: SCORE Houston

Languages:English

How I can help you


I can help improve business performance in sales, customer service and business strategy.

Most of my career I worked as an employee benefits account executive specializing in voluntary benefit programs offered to public school district employees. This 20 plus year career working closely with public school administrators gave me first hand knowledge of public school administration and best practices in education. While working as an Account Executive at Marsh, I had an opportunity to provide benefit plans and services to small and medium  sized companies.  Additionally I held several positions in two corporate offices as a customer service representative, a premium accounting specialist, in broker relations and product development. While employed with HEB as  a retail management trainee I had an opportunity to work in several departments of the store. I also have education management experience while working as an Assistant Director of Admissions at the Art Institute of Houston.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

BS Central Michigan University

Midlands Technical College Customer Service Certification

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Ron Ezsak

Available

Clearwater, FL

Languages:English

How I can help you

Decades of advising and leading high growth companies from company formation to liquidity event.  Domain expertise in startup, go-to-market, sales process, marketing, pricing, software development, software services, application software, supply chain, and manufacturing in domestic and international markets.

Areas of expertise

Industry Experience

Education

Northwestern University

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