Meet Metro NJ SCORE Mentors

Here are some brief bios of our mentors; we invite you to meet them and our other talented counselors!

Kenneth D. Narod

Kenneth D. Narod was responsible for driving strategic growth programs focused on incremental growth to the electrical construction segment. Responsibilities included sales leadership to a team of Strategic & National Account Managers supporting sales to large national/regional contractors, multi-site retail customers, as well as key industry associations in support of Eaton’s complete line of electrical products & solutions.

Formerly as Director, Government Sales & Solutions he was responsible for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Americas Region focused effort to profitably grow business to government agencies and to the DoD.

In a prior role as Vice President, Channel for Eaton’s Electrical Sector, Americas Region, he was responsible for Eaton’s go to market strategies as well as the development and implementation of an integrated channel strategy across the North America Sales organization. In addition to wholesale and retail channels to market, Narod also was responsible for the regions Federal, Utility, and Construction sales and channels to market.   Prior to joining Eaton,  he owned and operated an Electrical Contracting business and although currently inactive, is a licensed NJ Electrical Contractor.   Narod also serves as an Industry Advisor for the Union County Vocational Technical Schools electrical program.

Throughout his 37 year tenure with Eaton, Narod held numerous field sales leadership, channel management, and segment director positions. Recognized as a seasoned sales professional, he has a proven track record and has been a consistent top performer in technical sales, sales leadership, and channel management.

David Cortese

David has more than 20 years experience in senior management positions in the telecommunications industry throughout the USA, Middle East and Asia. His diverse experience includes program and services management; product planning, development and technical support; market management, and engineering. David has a strong knowledge of the telecommunications industry from services, technology, and market perspectives.
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Paul Dzera

Paul has over 35 years of business advisory experience across a wide range of industries, including retail, manufacturing, and real estate, where he specialized in business reorganizations/turnarounds and debt restructurings. He has extensive experience in cash management, business operation reviews, viability assessment, and valuation.
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Sue Melamud

Sue spent the majority of her 40+-year career at a major NYC environmental consulting firm, where she managed infrastructure projects for public sector agencies throughout the NY-NJ metropolitan area. She also oversaw the firm’s NE Region Marketing Department, where she was responsible for preparing proposals, developing brochures, and managing the corporate website. In addition to marketing, she has a deep knowledge of public/governmental contracting, and can help negotiate this complex process.

Dave Mollen

Dave was with IBM for 39 years. Most of his career was spent in sales and marketing, including developing and implementing strategies, collateral creation, advertising, and web and direct marketing. He has trained educators, employees, and clients, and pioneered innovative web-based sales education in several languages.

Albert Angel

Albert Angel was a lawyer and then senior executive at a major pharmaceutical company working in the US and located for a number of years in London. He is experienced in business and strategic planning, communications and starting and managing non-profits.

Vivek Bendre

Mr. Bendre has had extensive experience — a) 22 years in charge of International Trade Finance with Import/Export companies dealing in ready made garments & visited H.K., China, Korea, Taiwan, Bangladesh & India. Set up H.K. & China offices. b) 5 years in charge of New York office of London based import & export company. c) 15 years with a leading nationalized Indian bank heading Import/Export & foreign exchange department & Manager of London U,K, branch, d) 4 years as lecturer in Economics.

Daniel Berek

Mr. Berek’s’s professional background is in the publishing industry and education, especially persons with special needs.  Dan currently works for Advancing Opportunities, a social service agency that serves people with all disabilities in New Jersey.  He holds a position as Communication Specialist at Advancing Opportunities, enhancing the organization’s social media presence, as well as Family Support Specialist, serving the agency’s clients directly.

Kenneth Bosland

Mr. Bosland has had experience with the US Navy, TRW Semiconductors, ITT Defense Communications, Jersey Central Power & Light, Verizon Wireless.

Jerold Freier

Mr. Freier Started four restaurants. Originated and managed all types of bank and finance company lending including small business, asset based, commercial real estate, and home mortgages. Merger acquisition and corporate planning consultant to 30+ companies. Frequent lecturer and instructor on accounting, banking and business finance topics. Also expert on flood insurance,and consumer protection regulations.

Victor Gomperts

Vic Gomperts was a lawyer and then a Senior VP of Finance at a Fortune 10 corporation for 40 years. He specialized in tax and regulatory matters. He is experienced in tax and business law and strategic planning.

Eric Greenbaum

Mr. Greenbaum has had 40 years experience owning his own Bakery Equipment company and after selling his company had a second career as a financial planner.

Courtney Jackson

Mr. Jackson has spent time in his career as business executive with prior architectural Engineering back ground. Finance background.

David Malka

Mr. Malka served as C.E.O., US Division of Dutch Conglomerate ‘Borsumy/BSTC. After Retirement: joined SCORE & LIONS Service to the Blind.

Dennis Newnham

Mr. Newnham has over 25 years experience as Chairman, President and CEO of branded consumer product companies in fragrances, toiletries, personal care, food and condiments, snacks, and beverages. Mr. Newnham has held senior executive positions at leading small and mid-cap consumer firms including  Mitsui Foods Inc., B. Manischewitz Co., Tsumura International, Lea & Perrins, Wilkinson Sword, and Adirondack Beverages, and served as Vice-Chairman of The Steak-Umm Co. Inc. He has been a Director on the Boards of several NYSE and NASDAQ companies.

Mr. Newnham was most recently the President/CEO of Mitsui Foods Inc., In this capacity he grew the business in two years from $150 million to $800 million through acquisitions and corporate roll-ups.

Mr. Newnham was previously the President and CEO of B. Manischewitz Co., He led the transformation of this company from niche to mainstream positioning, increased sales by 40%, and acquired two branded food businesses, Season Products and Guiltless Gourmet.

At Lea & Perrins Inc., Mr. Newnham served as Chairman and President, and led the company through 11 years of uninterrupted growth and profitability, launched several successful new products and line extensions, launched innovative and award winning television advertising to support the brand, and increased market share for Worcestershire Sauce from 33% to 40%.

Donald Rogers

Mr. Rogers is an expert in growing small and large businesses, and solving business problems. Experience includes 10 years in finance, 12 years in marketing and sales, 10 years in operations, and 10 years in executive management. Until Nov. 2011, EVP and Group President for Tetra Tech (NASDAQ), duties included running the full service engineering and construction business, revenues – $1 Billion, also CEO of Tetra Tech EC, revenues $650 Million. Also have extensive experience in government contracting, for both small and large businesses. Previously COO for Foster Wheeler Environmental Corp.,EVP of Marketing and Sales for Ebasco Constructors, VP of Development, and Co-generation and Alternate Energy for Ebasco.
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Chris Stanziale

Mr. Stanziale has been a financial planner and investment advisor for 36 years. Mr. Stanziale has started and built firms from the ground up after contracting cancer 8 years ago sold the balance of the firm to partners and semi retired keeping about 10 clients. He has been a national speaker on the topic of computer systems in the profession of financial planning and investment advisory. Mr. Stanziale has also been instrumental in starting a software company that is a key provider to financial planners nationwide.

Wesley Sun

Mr. Sun has over twenty years experience in banking and capital markets products and technology. He provided consulting services and business solutions to major financial institutions, focusing primarily on risk management, treasury management, and regulatory reporting. With extensive knowledge of banking, risk management requirements and capital markets initiatives, Wesley assisted financial services clients to elevate their business operations and achieve their goals for growth. His clients included ABN AMRO Bank, American Express Bank, Macquarie Bank, Credit Suisse, Societe Generale, JP Morgan Chase, and Development Bank of Singapore.


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