Meet Our Mentors

The volunteers of Little Rock SCORE have rich and varied business backgrounds. Counselors share their business expertise and knowledge in all aspects of small business. In addition, all counselors have specific areas of expertise, which are listed below:

Meet Our Mentors

 

 

Bob Smith

High Tech manufacturing, international operations, mergers and acquisitions


   

Ray Crumbley

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


Steve Lucchi

Restaurant startup and operation, sales, computer information systems


  

Tim Zimmerman

Business Finance and Accounting, Business Operations, Business Strategy and Planning, Human Resources and Inter Communications, Sales, Marketing, Public Relations.


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Don Bradley

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.


 

Roger Best

Roger currently owns three businesses with his primary business being IT. He also has experience in marketing and the travel business.


 

Carol Silverstrom

Carol works with small businesses to obtain government contracts.


   

Rudy Woodward

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. 


     

Rob Castleberry

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.