Technology and Web-Based Services

Mahesh K Seth

Mahesh K Seth

Current City: New York, NY

Successful entrepreneur who ran a manufacturing automation and software development business for more than 20 years and then sold it to a multinational company.  Broad experience in managing all aspects of running a small business. Currently involved with a wholesale apparel business which manufactures garments in India and Bangladesh.  Holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and a MBA fro Michigan State University.



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Terry D Lake

Terry D Lake

Current City: Naples, FL
Chapter: SCORE Naples

I worked for Dell from 1998 through 2012. Performed in various management and individual contributor roles in Product Marketing, internal IT, Technology Consulting, Dell Managed Services, and Windows Application Management.  

From 1979 through 1998 I held engineering and consulting positions with NCR Corporation. Key roles were Consulting Partner in the IT Strategy & Architecture Consulting and engineering positions that included development and implementation of applications across many industries.




University of Illinois at Springfield, Illinois, Computer Science

Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois, Associate Degree


Microsoft Solution Framework (MSF)

BPI Yellow Belt

Margaret Keys, Executive Communications

University of Virginia, Darden School Executive Program

John Zachman, Enterprise Architecture


Microsoft ADDP

Dell Image Tools


Dell / EMC SAN and NAS Storage

Relational Database Design

Teradata Relational Parallel Database Basics, Application Utilities and Physical Implementation

Over 700 hours of additional technical classes

Rick Sanders

Rick Sanders

Current City: Bozeman, MT
Chapter: Bozeman SCORE

10 Years Arthur Andersen & Co. Senior IT Manager

4 Years Baxter Healthcare Senior IT Manager

2 Years Technology Services Corporation Senior IT Manager

26 Years The MITEC Corporation President (IT Consulting, Web Development, Hosting, Software Sales)

Not for Profit Activities (Treasurer, Webmaster)

  • Montana Raptor Conservation Center
  • Wild Ones Natural Landscaping
  • Lincolnshire Garden Club
  • Master Gardeners



1972 BBA Accounting with Honors from Florida Atlantic University

Thousands of hours of Professional IT Training

Kate Grover

Kate Grover

Current City: Etna, ME
Chapter: Bangor SCORE



Kate Grover ·  540 Old County Road, Etna, ME 04434· 207.423.5252


Multifaceted, dynamic sales and managerial leader with a strong background in prospecting and sourcing new business, account development, and human resources. Uncompromised commitment to management and customer service excellence balanced by the highest degree of integrity in all relationships and transactions. Characterized by demonstrated leadership and mentoring abilities, initiative, and strong communication and presentation skills. Proud career track with consistent success in driving growth, generating revenues, improving team performance and enhancing business value at all levels. Mentors, motivates, and leads operations, sales, business development, and team development.


Director of Membership Services

Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce 20 South Street, Bangor, ME 04401

March 2012 – Present 

Responsible for the growth and development of a vital membership program, including the acquisition of new members and the retention and satisfaction of existing members. Tasked with raising $500,000.00 in membership dues, sponsorships and event fees each calendar year. Realized 105% of budget goals for 2012. Repeated performance for 2013.


Business Account Executive

Time Warner Cable Business Class Central Maine Territory

May 2011 – April 2012

Function as a key account executive guiding and implementing sales activities for the organization. Executed creative strategies and programs to achieve maximum sales volume potential for products. Directly conducted sales, prospecting, proposals, pricing, presentations, and marketing to new and existing business customers in the Maine market


Business Account Executive

Verizon Wireless 6 Union Street, Bangor, ME 04401

May 2010 – April 2011

Resourceful thinker with a focus on creative sales, customer service strategies, and performance improvement. Unparalleled record of achieving business results through all levels of organizational change demonstrated by key performance indicators.



US Cellular 770 Center Street, Auburn, ME 04021

September 2004 – November 2009 

Fast-track promotion from Business Consultant realizing Store Manager based on strong performance in customer service, process optimization, key account management, and productivity. Lead sales and support team for multiple retail locations. Afford continuous staff training, development, and operational leadership to effectively manage and drive business. 27 direct reports.


Regional Manager

Geiger Mount Hope Avenue, Lewiston, ME 04210

1999 – 2003 


Over saw the process of an order from start to finish with 37 employees in product research, order entry, order tracking, customer service, billing, and credit checks. Communicated and negotiated with Independent representatives’ to drive an efficient order process. Traveled to a myriad of regions within the United States, building strong rapport with the independent sales team.


Regional Manager

Cole Haan One Cole Haan Way, Yarmouth, ME 04494

September 1991 – September 1998 

Traveled the country, recruiting retail staff to train then open up new retail locations. Involved in the site selection, architectural build out, punch list, IT, inventory, merchandising, operations and sales training prior to store opening. Opened 11 locations on time and under budget.


Attended University of New Hampshire, Whittemore School of Business-1984-1986

University of Phoenix, Business Administration-2001-Present


BlackBerry and iPhone Power User

September 2004 – Present

Servant Leadership

August 2005 – Present

Microsoft Office Suite

September 2005 - Present


Business to Business Sales Training

June 2010 – Present



Phillip L Block

Phillip L. Block photo

Phillip L Block

Current City: Port Washington, WI

Professional Background

  • Business Analysis
  • Technical and Marketing Communications
  • Training Development and Delivery
  • Principal, P.L. Block & Associates, LLC
  • Mentor, Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee
  • Mentor, The Ability Connection (Goodwill and Independence First)
  • Former commissioned officer, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Retired 2013

Primary Skills

Interests and Activities

  • Photography (, SmugMug)
  • Creator/host of Lights of the Lakes, a historical Great Lakes lighthouse program
  • Port Washington Historical Society: volunteer docent and tour guide at Port Washington 1860 Light Station
  • Ozaukee County Historical Society: volunteer event photographer
  • Great Lakes Lighthouse Keepers Association
  • Milwaukee Photo Pictorialists Camera Club



  •     BS, Business Administration, Michigan Technological University.

  •     Health IT (Practice Workflow & Info. Mgmt Redesign Specialist – Certificate, MATC)

  •     Over 140 distance learning courses in technical and business disciplines (synopsis)

Shelby Handley

Shelby Handley

Current City: Columbus, GA
Chapter: SCORE Columbus


Bob Hyman

Bob Hyman, Charleston, SC

Bob Hyman

Current City: Mt. Pleasant, SC
Chapter: Coastal SCORE

35 years in computers as programmer, program and project manager, product evangelist. Worked on data communications, enterprise services, cloud computing, search. Worked at DEC, Intel, Microsoft (and startups).



M. Eng. (electrical), Cornell University B. S. Cornell University Miscellaneous online courses at Udacity and Coursera since then.

          Our veterinary practice began doing online marketing, including social media, about six
months ago. We believe it’s having a positive impact, but would like to know how we can
accurately measure its effectiveness.  

About the Author

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Curtis Bean

Curt Bean

Curtis Bean

Current City: Marshfield, MA

An experienced executive with entrepreneurial instincts and sound business judgment.  Extensive experience in management, operations, development, finance and franchising.  Strong, proven skills in leadership, personnel development, strategic planning, decision-making, cost controls, marketing, administration and consulting.

Buffalo Lodging Associates, LLC – Vice President, Operations; 6/04 – 7/06     

Gazelle Systems, Inc. – Co-Founder, President, Chief Operating Officer; 1/98 – 12/03

Starbucks Coffee Company – Vice President, Operations; 6/94 – 1/98

The Coffee Connection. – Chief Operating Officer & EVP; 6/92 – 6/94

Auto Insights, Inc. – Founder & Owner; 12/90 – 5/92

Howard Johnson Hotels (HJFS) – President & CEO; 9/86 – 10/90    
           Prime Motor Inns, Inc. (NYSE) – Corporate Director & Vice President

Howard Johnson Hotels (HJFS) – Senior Vice President; 2/86 – 9/86

Holiday Corporation (Holiday Inns Hotels) – Vice President, Hotel Group; 4/84 – 2/86

Perkins Restaurants, Inc. – Vice President, Licensing & Development; 2/81 – 4/84

Holiday Inns, Inc. – Regional Vice President, District Director; 9/75 – 2/81

Prior – Management positions with International Dairy Queen and Stouffer Restaurants



BS, Hospitality Management, University of New Hampshire - 1966

Graduate Courses in Business Administration

Nicholas Pontacoloni

Nicholas Pontacoloni

Current City: Portland, ME

CEO of OwnerAide working to bring technology, data science and communication tools to the forefront of real estate investing, management and renovation. 

Sales focused, revenue producing business executive and property professional with 10 years experience in technology, digital media and real estate. Self-starter and team oriented. Successful at leveraging minimum resources to accomplish measurable goals and objectives.

Specialties: Sales, Management, Market Strategy, Small Business and Startup Coaching, Real Estate Investing, Property Management, Contractor Management

Professional Background: Advertising, Branding, Lead Generation, Online Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media



Stonehill College 2004 Bachelor of Science in Business Administration&amp;amp;amp;nbsp;&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;

Northeastern University 2008 MBA&amp;amp;lt;/p&amp;amp;gt;

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