Chester & Delaware County SCORE Volunteers


Chester and Delaware 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. 

Mark Berry
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. 

Steve Bowers
Executive in Residence, Professor of Management, Ursinus College, 2002 - 2012 Principal, LSB Consulting, 2000 - 2002 President, Alloy Surfaces Co., 1984 - 2000 Previous experience in marketing and management, engineering and architecture firms

William Butler
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.

Carl Caruso
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.

Steve Crumrine
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. Since leaving Keystone, I have been working on my MBA, which is nearly complete.

Michele Cyron
Over 25 years of public accounting experience serving small to mid-size business and individuals.

John Daniel
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.

Harry Eckerson
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.
George Edwards
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. 

Charles Espenlaub
Various positions in Process Engineering, Manufacturing Management, Purchasing, Construction, General Management with CEO experience for an Asian business. Specialize in providing business advice related to startups, business planning, marketing, and strategy for existing businesses.

Frank Farmer
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.

Robert Fedor
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. 

Roger Fleming
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.

Gerald Francis
Worked in Channel Development for large Electrical (IT) manufacturer. Experienced in Marketing and Sales Development. Clients included small to large resellers of IT equipment. 

Kerry Francis
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.

James Friedman
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. 

Richard Gauger
In 2006, 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. 

Victor Goldberg
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. 

Frank Haarlander
Tax Consultant with Price Waterouse Coopers; 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.

Rob Hodies
Experience ranges from start-up enterprises to senior level management positions with major corporations. Instrumental in contract negotiations, joint ventures, corporate executive decision making, mortgage finance,savings and loan management, land use studies, appraisals and consulting for all types of real estate, building development, property management and leasing, national issue lobbying efforts, and political campaigns. Served on the board of several nonprofit groups. A licensed real estate broker and MAI designated member of the Appraisal Institute.

Diana Hong
DMAIC, Essbase, Hyperion, project management, Balanced Scorecard, dashboards, business intelligence, Spanish language fluency, SharePoint, Social Networking in business.

David Houseman
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. 

Randall Hove
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.

John Jackson
A former president and an owner of a large heavy construction equipment distributorship. Former adjunct instructor at West Chester University of PA teaching undergrad and graduate courses in management and marketing.

Richard Johnston
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. 

Jim Kane
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. 

Daniel Krause
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. 

Robert Kress
Recognized for effective leadership in managing consumer products and human resource solutions

John Leggette
Over 20 years of product marketing, product support and program management experience in structuring information technology products, programs and services for clients worldwide 

Cal Leighton
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.

Tina Liskey
I specialize in helping small businesses meet and exceed their goals and growth potential by helping them optimize their operations, systems, teams, as well as workflow. I also assist on strategic levels of development by consulting, coaching, planning, BPR, etc.

Michael Lomax
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. 

Glen Marshall
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.

Frank Millheim
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. 

James Mulhern
Over 40 years broad experience in the engineering and infrastructure 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. 

John Nelson
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. 

Ted Nichols
Retired from banking after a 42 year career that was primarily spent in the small-business lending area. Served as a manager of small-business lending units with responsibility for loan portfolio management and growth. Responsible for training and mentoring junior lending officers. Served as a senior credit officer in a large regional bank with a significant amount of business lending authority. Recently published a book titled SMALL-BUSINESS LOAN REQUEST GUIDE. It is a "how to" guide with the target reader being a small business owner who wants to be more effective and successful in the loan approval process of a bank. 

John Packer
20 years commercial banking – financial institutions, cash management, small business loans, marketing & sales.  20 years health insurance sales – small group plans, marketing, group enrollments, disability programs, group dental, group life & related small group products.

Paula Paisley
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. 

Richard Plaugher
Professional Experience: Includes over ten years as a Sales Trainer with the DuPont Company. I spent thirty years as a regional and national sales manager with various companies in the scientific instrumentation marketplace. In addition , I have retail sales experience with such companies as Sears and Daytimer. I have designed my own courses in the area of Time Management, Sales Training and Sales Management.

John Ponticello
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.

Meryle Rothman
My first job was in Human Resources for Marriott Corp. My husband and I owned and operated a successful printing broker business. I was a Mary Kay Salesperson for 6 years. Chef owner for Catering Company for 16 years. I am currently a Vice President, Board Member and Membership Chair for the League of Women Voters and events coordinator for several non-profits.

Jose Sanabria
I am a licensed Registered Architect starting my own firm this year. I have been a Registered Architect since 1994 and have worked in almost all building types. Spanish is my native language, I write it, read it and speak it fluently, but I have been in the US since 1971. I have a college degree from Columbia University and a Masters of Architecture from Carnegie Mellon University. Where I can be of assistance is also in cultural acclimation and understanding of business practices in the US versus Latin America.

Horace Scherer
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. 

Gerry Shaw
Nearly 34 years working at DuPont Company. BS-Business/HR and MBA-HR Concentration. Over the last 23 years I have held numerous positions in the Human Resources organization, more recently: Sr. Consultant (Packaging); HR Manager (Sourcing & Logistics); and HR Programs Manager-US Region. I am highly process oriented and have highly developed skills in process and policy design & implementation. I have been engaged with recent acquisitions and divestitures, and am a skilled facilitator. Competencies include Talent Management/Acquisition and Performance Management.

Peter Shaw
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. 

Gerald Stepien
35 years experience in the finance area of major consumer product corporations specializing in accounts receivable with expertise in cash flow process improvement.

Wright Thomas
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. 

Steven Werner
Trained in Chemistry and Civil Engineering. Worked in the environmental services industry for more than 30 years - private industry, insurance and consulting. Broad experience in working with senior managers to assist them in understanding the impact of environmental issues on their business and to develop and implement strategies that reduce environmental risk. Significant experience starting, managing and growing consulting organizations. 

Richard Westerman
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. 

Lynne Williams
Experience in sales and marketing of construction products, general contracting, and construction management with responsibilities in contract and project management and cost accounting. Mental health administration included press releases, newsletters, documentation and accounting for clinical trials, legal matters, SEC filing, JCAHO accreditation, and event planning for board meetings and educational functions. Marketing responsibilities included, development of market research; surveys; compilation of target lists; strategic plan; sales reports; forecasts; new product development and packaging; trade show, seminar, and workshop coordination; event planning; professional presentations; and training.

Robert Wingerter
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.