Chester County SCORE Volunteers
Chester County SCORE’s most essential commodity are our volunteers. SCORE volunteers are both working and retired successful business leaders and entrepreneurs who have either owned their own businesses or held a senior or executive management position in a medium or large size company. Volunteers offer experience and skills in many business disciplines such as marketing, finance, banking, mergers & acquisitions, business planning, cash flow management, use of technology, and business use of social networking to name but a few.
Sr. Financial Exec. with extensive experience in corporate financing, M&A, implementing growth initiatives, strategic planning, venture management and general business management. Business planning and finance leadership roles, including CFO of large business units, CFO of start-up businesses, business leader of large regional business in Asia, Board Director for manufacturing ventures.
Career experience in manufacturing, consulting, etc. Experience in providing business advice for business finance and accounting. Specialize in advice related to manufacturing and business services.
Career experience as a banker and consultant to banks and to small business owners on banking issues. Specialize in advice related to small business financing including SBA loans, helping businesses prepare loan and financing packages, as well as working with businesses in financial distress.
Currently an attorney in solo practice specializing in Commercial Litigation and Bankruptcy. Extensive litigation experience before The Third Circuit Court of Appeals; The US District Court for the Eastern District of PA; The US Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of PA; The Bankruptcy Court for the District of NJ and the State Courts for PA and NJ.
Expertise in conceiving and developing strategies that create unique brand experiences to differentiate products and gain market advantage. Driver and champion of transformational ideas—able to win sponsorship, build support at all levels, and create sales teams that deliver exceptional results. Track record of urgency, innovation, execution, and results. Start-up expert: Developed business plans and raised millions in seed capital to start up 4 new business enterprises. Start-up expert: Developed business plans and raised millions in seed capital to start up 4 new business enterprises.
Career experience in public work general construction contracting. My strong point; business management and administration. Specialize in advice related to office procedures, business systems, payroll, insurance, benefits, estimating, procurement, project management, business strategy.
Professional Experience: I have thirty-plus years of business experience; twenty-one of those with Keystone Foods LLC. I have an accounting and finance background, but transitioned into operations management nearly twenty years ago. During that time, I held several operations executive leadership positions with Keystone. Since leaving Keystone, I have been working on my MBA, which is nearly complete, and am now looking for another opportunity to direct my efforts.
Experience in financial controllership, financial and operations analysis, budgeting and business planning in a manufacturing environment. Also experience with new business development, including acquisitions, and process improvement and 10 yrs experience as a general manger for an injection molding business in the building materials industry.
Career experience in pharmaceutical R&D including decision analysis for projects and the overall R&D portfolio. Specialize in optimizing project value and as well helping clients understand risk and value of their business.
Career in fixed income securities portfolio management, with a specific focus on the construction of high yield bond and bank debt portfolios. Expertise in the analysis of corporate financial statements, comparison and valuation of individual securities within a company capital structure, industry peer group or credit quality tier.
George Edwards, Jr.
Writer and Editor with a strong background in communications and program administration.
Career of private practice in law concentrating in small business commercial transactions /shareholder issues. Specialize in advice related to licensing, business organizational structure, contracts, leases, buying/selling businesses, partnership agreements, labor/employment.
Fully experienced in operations, finance, marketing, sales, and research and development. Currently serves as a consultant to start up, emerging and established technology companies with emphasis on strategy and executive coaching. Extensive experience in global electronics, advanced materials and environmental industries.
Skilled in START-UPS and BUSINESS PLAN development, including use of a FINANCIAL FORECASTING model. Career experience in INFORMATION SERVICES, Customer Services Management, PROJECT MANAGEMENT & Planning.
Worked in Channel Development for large Electrical (IT) manufacturer. Experienced in Marketing and Sales Development. Clients included small to large resellers of IT equipment.
Professional Experience: Small business owner, consulting other small businesses on business development and marketing. Past experience includes marketing and business planning for nationally and internationally owned businesses ranging from Fortune 500 companies to start ups.
Career steel industry as well as experience in all aspects of building and running a small to midsize business. Specialize in advice related to sales and marketing, engineering ,purchasing, negotiations, and business plans and strategies.
Graduate student in PR at Immaculata University and volunteer. I have had a lot of previous professional experience in business, finance and real estate, and the arts. I was a managing director for a non-profit and was responsible for all operations including fundraising, contracts, grantwriting, advertising, and promotion to name a few. I was a campaign finance coordinator in 1986 for now Senator Be Cardin of Maryland during his congressional campaign, including fund solicitation and event planning. I started a creative business.
Manyyears in retail. Started as an assistant manager in the supermarket business, and ended my career as Executive Vice President of Operations for BJ's Wholesale Clubs. When I retired, was responsible for Operations, Human Resources, Real Estate depts. for a 10 billion dollar sales company.
Retired as president, division of large national foodservice distribution company. 2006 - 2011, assisted friend who is owner of meat & seafood portion cut processor. Projects included vendor negotiations, inbound logistics program and start up of a network marketing and ecommerce company.
Career experience in engineering, engineering management , construction, home building, real estate development. Experience in providing business advice in startups, bootstrapping a business, development of a business. Specialize in advice related to bootstrapping a new business.
Dr. Victor M. Goldberg's career experience is in running a private dental practice. Specializes in providing clients advice related to establishing and running practices, start up assistance, and marketing. Integrating the value of personal communication skills to contribute to the success of small businesses.
Tax Consultant with PriceWaterouseCoopers; VP of Tax or Tax Director for subsidiaries of Warner Communications, American Express Company, & GE Capital. Co-founded CPA firm which specializes in providing advanced tax planning to individuals and businesses, IRS tax problem resolution, and financial consulting services to small business owners.
Career experience in management and operation for consulting, engineering, and construction business with revenues over $500M/year. Areas of expertise include: general management, strategic planning, marketing and sales, client relationship development, operations and finance, development and management of human resources, and problem resolution.
Extensive managerial experience in running of a non profit association and environmental services business. Skilled in education, government regulations, human resources, non profits, and public relations.
DMAIC, Essbase, Hyperion, project management, Balanced Scorecard, dashboards, business intelligence, Spanish language fluency, SharePoint, Social Networking in business.
Electrical Engineering/Computer Engineer, Mgr., VP, CPO - Unisys for 30 yrs. Worked for small company in Exton for several years and built it up from 2 1/2 million to 23 million.
Career experience in law and insurance, including personal and corporate law involving small business, property/casualty business insurance, general management, and non-profit management. Experience in providing business advice to non-profit and small business start ups. Specialize in advice related to non profits and small business.
A former president and an owner of a large heavy construction equipment distributorship. Former adjuct instructor at West Chester University of PA teaching undergrad and graduate courses in management and marketing.
Consumer Affairs Investigator, 2005 – Present. Media, PA • Execute extensive Internet research to provide
answers to consumer inquiries or to make referrals. • Recognized for an 85% success rate in resolving
complaints through mediation and persuasion. Landlord and tenant complaints.
Career experience in planning, implementing and managing information systems and organizations including translating business requirements into innovative solutions. Specialize in advice related to application design and development, project management, Internet and Intranet, email, internal auditing, budgeting, and strategic planning.
Project Manager for design and construction of large manufacturing facilities throughout the U. S., Puerto Rico and Europe. Volunteer for US and state tax preparation for underprivileged. President and VP-Administration for Delaware Valley Chapter of Project Mgmt Institute (PMI) (2600 local members; 350,000 worldwide). Director of Programs for Pharmaceutical arm of PMI.
Business Outreach Librarian at Chester County Library currently assisting small business owners and entrepreneurs.
Primary Industry Healthcare (Hospitals) Business Solutions and Information Technology. Skills in systems implementations, project planning, application selections. Employers include Fortune 100 (McDonnell Douglas, Lockheed Martin, GTE,Satyam and 4 entrepreneurial start-up ventures with an emphasis on healthcare business operations and I.T. Solutions.
Recognized for effective leadership in managing consumer products and human resource solutions
Industry Experience: Retail and Wholesale Trade Professional Experience: I am currently enrolled public relations masters program at Immaculata University. I have a B.A. in Political Science/International Relations with a minor in Latin American Studies. I have over seven years of experience in a busy retail environment. I have a firm knowledge on social media networking and SEO's.
Over 20 years of product marketing, product support and program management experience in structuring information technology products, programs and services for clients worldwide
President/Principal/Founder of IT Consulting firm which was named to the Inc 500 (2 years); Management Consultant - IT Business and Technology Experience in establishing and running a business, providing data processing professional services, technology consulting services. Specialize in providing advice related to Finance, Accounting, Bookkeeping, QuickBooks, and Business Plans.
Career experience in fast food and casual dining restaurant chains. Worked for major chains as senior marketing and franchising officer. Experience in providing business advice to casual dining chains on operational and marketing research to improve sales as owner of Focus On Service. Specialize in advice related to building sales from the 'inside out'.
Thirty-six years of Claims, Sales and Marketing Management experience. Assistant V. P. of Claims for Colonial Penn Insurance and Territorial Sales Leader for Allstate Insurance Company managing forty-one of Allstate's Agency Sales locations. Master's degree in Leadership Development from Penn State, Great Valley School of Business.
45 years in health care information technology. Most recent experience focuses on health care privacy and security, health care information technology standards development & leadership, and related consulting. Newly retired.
Career experience - business enterprise management, strategic planning & implementation, marketing strategy & execution, revenue & capital management, risk assessment & management, commercial insurance, domestic & international business management, finance, organizational staffing, distribution & sales management.
Retired teacher, data research specialist, admin. assistant, author, teacher(25 yrs.) leadership motivational speaker. Worked for GE for 12 yrs. as assistant eng. and taught in Catholic School system for 25 years. Worked in a law firm.
Award-winning manager of responses to Federal and State government Request for Proposals (RFP). I developed a repeatable process for producing proposals based on best practices and lessons learned. My deep understanding of RFPs is enhanced by my experience consulting with government agencies as they developed their RFPs and evaluated proposals from other contractors.
Over 40 years broad experience in the engineering and infratructure construction industry with the same firm.. Background in operations, Sales & Marketing, P&L responsibility for different business units, Currently involved in strategic planning and market analysis at the corporate level.
Career experience in marketing consumer products and Business to Business services. Marketing expertise includes new product development, launch of new products/services and restructuring of existing companies and products for renewed and continued growth. Specialize in advice related to the use of traditional advertising—print, TV and radio, creation of direct marketing/mail campaigns and direct selling programs.
Senior corporate communications executive with more than 25 years of experience in corporate communications in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, public utility and financial services industries. Strong concentration in investor relations on both the corporate and agency sides.
More than ten years teaching experience in higher education at West Chester University. My goal is to help entrepreneurs who come to SCORE succeed in their endeavors. I enjoy creating the Chester County SCORE newsletter and helping spread the word about our mission.
Currently owns and operates a professional bookkeeping service which employs 7 to 10 staff members and targets businesses and non-profits with annual revenue in excess of $1 million. Previous experience includes various accounting positions in construction, real estate development, property management, public accounting and non-profit management.
25+ years of corporate and small business experience. 12 of those years as small business owner in Chester County. Skills include: business management, marketing, finance, strategy, operations, customer service, consulting I currently show Coaches, Consultants, Small Business Owners and Self-Employed Professionals how to increase their income and get more freedom than they ever thought possible.
Oil Refinery Manager with career experience in the petrochemical industry. Mgmt. responsibilities included Safe, Environmentally sound, and Reliable operations. Specialize in providing advice related to business planning, security, production management, budgets, and mergers & acquisitions.
Administrative Assistant in the areas of Human Resources, Personnel Recruiting, Military Defense-Logistics, and Office Management. President of a woman-owned consulting firm, which is a small business offering engineering consulting
Recently retired from `3 years at a law firm in West Chester. Started as reception, did some secretarial work and spent the bulk of the time in the accounts receivable department. Worked in other law firms over the years.
Most of my career was spent in international business. I worked for Hobart Corporation (which became a subsidiary of Dart & Kraft, Premark Intl. and Illinois Tool Works successively) for 32 years. Strengths in team building, mentoring, simplification of operations, conservative business practices, long term vision and a strong ethical framework, even with the difficulties inherent in doing business in Latin America.
Professional Experience: 35 years with DuPont engaged in a wide variety of disciplines, primarily in Leadership/Management Positions. Experience base includes Polymer Technology, Sales, Marketing, Business Strategy, Manufacturing (direct and contracted), Business Management, Sourcing & Logistics and Supply Chain.
Built a distribution business from nothing to 30 million volume. Built wedding services business for 2 million to 13 million.
Career experience with Public Accounting, personal protection manufacturing, major insurance company treasury staff, and television, radio, and community newspaper holding company. Specialize in providing advice related to accounting, bookkeeping, and business plans.
Background includes supervising several teams across multiple shifts, global planning for several products across multiple geographical locations, including India and the Philippines, and extensive education in management and leadership behavior.
Career chemical company experience related to technical, R&D, manufacturing, sales, management and including international experience. specialize in providing advice related to marketing, and business plans.
Experience as a consultant in the telecommunications industry working both in the U.S. and internationally. He has extensive expertise in new business and new product development, project management, economic and operations analysis, process improvement, cost management, and quality management.