Meet Our Mentors
High Tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions
Ray is an expert in manufacturing, engineering and quality, product development, business operations, business planning. Also has experience with productivity consulting in food products, wood products, pulp & paper, plastics and minerals industries. He is a member of the National Society of Professional Engineers and also Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry
Restaurant startup and operation, sales, computer information systems
Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy and Planning, Human Resources and Inter Communications, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations.
Don Bradley has world-class experience in business finance and Accounting, strategy and Planning, governmental regulations, sales, marketing and public relations, Non-Profits and supply chain management.
Carol works with small businesses to obtain government contracts.
Rudy is an Information Technology (IT) professional and Six Sigma Black Belt specializing in project management, information technology strategy, disaster recovery, change management, software implementations, business strategy and process improvement. He worked nine years at NASA Johnson Space Center in the International Space Station Program in the strategic operations directorate and was the sole IT liaison to international partner contacts in Russia, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy and Canada. He has managed several large software implementations, software upgrades, planned & executed disaster recovery, and data center moves for NASA and private industry companies. Some of the software implementations and upgrades: Microsoft Office 365, SharePoint, ServiceNow, Salesforce, Microsoft CRM, and Ultimate Software’s UltiPro.
Financial leader with 25+ years of hands on advanced experience in all aspects of financial planning (budgeting and forecasting) and analysis, stakeholder reporting, risk management, business valuations, M&A, Demonstrated leadership in ERP system implementations, project management, and Key Performance Indicators. Leadership in managing legal entity footprint for operational and tax savings, addition to establishing foreign legal entities. Sectors include Aerospace, Consumer Goods, Manufacturing, Construction, Oil and Gas, Automotive, Distribution, among others.
Marketing Communications Specialist with 10+ years of multidisciplinary and international experience in all aspects of Advertising and Brand Communications, having worked for Coca-Cola Company, Elsevier, Creative Mornings, Charleston Friends of the Library, etc. In addition, Nousha advocates for Critical Media Literacy for kids and teenagers in order to educate them to critically understand constructed media messages presenting any kind of social prejudice. She is available for mentoring about Marketing Communications, Branding, Advertising, Copywriting, Graphic Design, Web Design, Social Media, Video, Filming, Events, Production and Community Outreach. During her free time, you may find her writing book reviews, also volunteering for causes such as public libraries initiatives, literacy, interfaith, cultural-diversity, among others.