Shad is a business and technology executive who works with some of the world's most recognized companies in setting strategy and implementing advanced technologies. As an entrepreneur and investor he serves on the advisory board of enterprise software and services firms providing perspective on sales and growth strategies.
Vic started two electronic security firms and managed them for 25 years (annual revenue $2M and 30 employees). He is a retired senior executive of the US Department of Energy with broad responsibilities in technical and administrative areas, including budgeting, contracts and planning. He also is a management consultant and instructor with the UNM Business School in Management of Technology. He holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.
Jos is the founder (1973) of The Mangement Institute/NM, including 30 years as Chair/Facilitator for peer groups of CEOs/owners, committed to developing their executive skills and business growth. Before that, he spent fifteen years in project management in aerospace engineering and land development. He holds an engineering degree.
Bob currently specializes as online mentor for SCORE. Request an online mentoring session with him here.
After starting in industrial engineering and management consulting, John spent 40 years in a variety of small businesses, the last thirty as co-owner and CFO of a particleboard and wood products manufacturing company. He holds Engineering and MBA degrees.
DJ has been the CEO/Owner of EXHIB-IT!, a GSA Certified, woman-owned small business for 15+ years. She is an expert in Full BRAIN Marketing and her passion is customer service! She has set up her business with Systems and Processes for building a high performance team. She is a published author of Full BRAIN Marketing for the Small Business and The NOISE Behind Business-How to Make Tradeshows Work.
Dar has 44+ years in the aerospace private sector and with the Government, including over 34 years in senior management positions. He has been responsible for achieving growth nation-wide, obtaining new customers, cost containment, turning around marginal operations, increased profitability, customer satisfaction, staffing, and policy and procedure development. He also has worked in business development, proposal support, capture manager and proposal manager. He has owned a successful consulting business.
Bill has a background in both major corporate and in small businesses. His experience is in financial modeling, business planning, forecasting and budgeting, strategic planning, marketing analysis and in contract negotiation. His entrepreneurial activities have centered in the following areas: CEO of two companies; involved in two start-ups as a principal; consulted on four additional start-ups; reviewed or co-authored over ten business plans; involved in three turnarounds as a principal and consultant. Bill has a BS in Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Texas Christian University.
Pete had a 25 year career in international business publishing. His responsibilities at various times included editorial, business forecasting, international business consulting, vendor negotiations and partner sales management. Subsequently, Pete worked in executive search, insurance and currently operates a marketing and web design consultancy.
Kent is President/CEO of K & L Risk Consulting, LLC (2012 to present), a boutique risk management consulting company providing services to governmental self-insurance risk pools and captives.
In 12 years working for a large multinational manufacturing corporation, Walt's positions included Production Supervisor, Manufacturing Engineer, Process Control Engineer and Program Manager. During this time, he also developed manufacturing-related computer software systems that managed a major semiconductor manufacturing line. Walt has spent nine years as co-owner of a small manufacturing business.
Lew worked as a computer programmer and customer service rep with National Cash Register for six years, Bank of New Mexico in Operations for two years; AirPage (radio common carrier) for 16 years, US West Paging as District Manager for two years, and as owner and operator (with wife) of STARCO ( HVAC/R Wholesaler) for 16 years.
Stephanie has spent nearly 20 years as an entrepreneur, small business owner, financing specialist, business consultant, and health and safety expert. She has started and operated 12 companies either by herself or with partners and is currently the president of Asset Financing Group Inc., which specializes in small business financing and commercial mortgages.
Thomas A. “Tommy” Thompson