Philadelphia SCORE certified Mentors are experienced entrepreneurs, corporate managers, and executives with a diverse set of industries and specialties who volunteer their experience and knowledge to help small business owners and entrepreneurs achieve success.
Marcy Love Abloeser
Marcy has over 25 years of experience in marketing, strategic planning, advertising, public relations and promotion. She started her career in the corporate world with Glaxo SmithKline and Kraft General Foods and then worked for Philadelphia ad agencies and consulting firms. Marcy has extensive expertise in the B to B, non-profit, healthcare, consumer goods/services and retail industries. She has consulted for many Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson, Dial, Campbell’s, Nutrasweet, Tropicana, AT&T, Comcast, Unisys and Church and Dwight. As a small business consultant for SCORE she gives clients direction on business plan development and promotional tactics. Marcy has taught marketing, advertising, public relations and public speaking courses at University of Pennsylvania(Wharton), Widener University, Saint Joseph's University and Harcum College. She received her BSBA in marketing and finance from Boston University and her MBA from Saint Joseph’s University.
Aaron serves on the Tech Team for SCORE. He is studying Management Information Systems at The Fox School of Business at Temple University. He will be graduating January 2013 with his Bachelors of Business Administration. Aaron is in charge of resolving technical issues at the SCORE office, as well as developing and overseeing the website. He is able to bring expert knowledge to SCORE because he has 5 years of experience in the IT field as a computer technician. He is involved in many student organizations at school, an officer in the Association of Management Information Systems, and the founding president of the Professional Networking Association. He is also one of the few undergrad students participating in conducting research in the MIS department, which was ranked number one worldwide for research.
Tim supports SCORE as a business counselor and leads workshops and seminars. He has many years experience in selling residential and commercial real estate. He presently focuses on real estate in Center City, Philadelphia and is affiliated with a large national realtor. His background includes conducting and directing scientific research in healthcare and health related issues as well as research for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at that center in Indiana. Tim also served as an intelligence analyst for the US Army, 3rd Infantry division Wuerzburg, Germany.
Additionally he serves as an adjunct professor, Entrepreneurship at the Philadelphia Center.
His education includes attendance at the University of Wisconsin, University of Maryland, European Campus, University of Oklahoma, European Division and Baldwin-Wallace College.
Jeremy volunteers for SCORE as a business counselor and workshop instructor. He currently serves on the discussion panels for Restaurant Start-ups hosted by Philadelphia SCORE & the Girard Coalition.
Jeremy is a passionate entrepreneur bringing over 15 years experience specializing in Small Business Startup, Bootstrapping, Utilizing Technology to Streamline Operations, & Restaurant/Catering industries.
Jeremy currently works as a Merchandise Planner / Assistant Buyer for LaMi Products, a retail merchandising company in Philadelphia, PA. He has previously owned and operated a series of small businesses including a small printed publication, a painting company, and a café, catering, and food cart business. His previous corporate experience includes project management, business process development, database testing & implementation, accounting, mediating & negotiating conflict resolutions, development of systems training materials, advertising, & creating presentations that get results.
Ernest Scot Fields
E. Scot Fields is currently the Owner of AIM ( Advanced Informative Motivation) and Managing Principal of CEO COUNCIL, LLC which is geared to help motivate individuals in the pursuit of entrepreneurship. AIM is using the Network Marketing Business Platform of 5Linx, the fastest growing VOIP telecommunications firm as reported by Inc. Magazine, as the driving tool for it's endeavors. To help assist AIM with providing additional resources, Mr. Fields is also Program Director for Entrepreneur USA and a member SCORE; Non-profits dedicated to educating entrepreneurs in the formation and growth of small businesses. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S Small Business Administration. As stated earlier, Mr. Field also chairs as Managing Partner of CEO COUNCIL, LLC, an organization geared around the business development, counseling, and business opportunity for existing entrepreneurs and prospective business owners. Prior to moving into the network marketing arena Mr. Fields was the Managing Partner of Alliance Mortgage Group, a Pennsylvania-based mortgage banking firm specializing in residential and commercial financing. He was exceptional at building and leading a mortgage banking firm. Mr. Fields is an expert at creating/capitalizing on networks, liaisons and business connections while negotiation/managing joint ventures and strategic partnerships. Prior to starting this venture practice in Nov 2004, he was an Senior Account Executive for Finance America, and the President of another mortgage and business services firm for 7 years. As President of Quest Mortgage Company, Mr. Fields' responsibilities included management of the company's origination, marketing, P&L data offerings, credit reporting information, flood hazard compliance data, real estate tax information and collateral valuation services.
Stephanie Freedman is the owner of Corps Pilates, a private Pilates studio located in the Old City section of Philadelphia. Since 2006 she has taught hundreds of clients and consulted at various companies teaching employees how to incorporate Pilates into their every day. In addition to owning and operating Corps Pilates, Stephanie was most recently the Philadelphia Market Director for Ladies Who Launch until it closed in April 2010. She had an extraordinary time facilitating workshops and events for women entrepreneurs in the city and looks forward to continue counseling through SCORE.
Bernie serves SCORE as a business counselor. His clients benefit from his 30 years experience in the banking industry, including commercial lending, small business administration lending and community outreach development.
Michael C. Hayes
Michael Hayes is a recent college graduate from Neumann University, obtaining his degree in Business Administration and Computer Information Management. Technology is something that he enjoys, having an understanding of many areas of the field. Michael has had experience with select programming languages, web development, networking, and computer repairs. He held the title of president of Neumann’s Management Information Systems (MIS) Club, a club dedicated to the study of Technology. He enjoys helping other with their technical problems. Having taken various business courses he has an understanding of finance accounting, business management, strategic planning, and investment portfolios.
After joining SCORE Philadelphia, Michael assumed the responsibility of a Chapter Project Manager developing and rolling out a new web site from National to the local chapter.
In his words Michael says “I love the SCORE atmosphere, it gives me a since of enlightenment. It is a place where I can talk to people, outside of my normal circle, about many other things that interest me. Everyone is so nice and open minded, it is a breath of fresh air.”
Juliet volunteers for SCORE as a business counselor specializing in financial planning and financial statement preparation as well as social media. She also currently serves on the Young Professionals Committee for the Philadelphia chapter of the World Affairs Council and as a new member advisor for the Junior League of Philadelphia.
Juliet currently works for Wells Fargo in the Financial Institutions Group as an analyst in syndicated debt. She has worked for Wells Fargo (and legacy Wachovia) for four years with additional experience in brokerage and asset management groups. Juliet also has worked with small businesses and microfinance organizations working to bring financing and access to capital for small businesses. She has additional training and experience in project management, business process and development, presentations and negotiations and strong skills in Microsoft Office, particularly financial modeling in excel.
Juliet received her BA in Business Administration specializing in International Business from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA.
Lewis (Lee) Johnston, Chapter Treasurer
Lewis (Lee) Johnston has served as the Chapter Treasurer and is a business counselor.
Lee was responsible as Vice President and Chief Auditor for delivering audit services, including environmental, health and safety, worldwide for Rohm and Haas Company, a $9 billion specialty materials company with more than 100 manufacturing and research facilities in 27 countries prior to its acquisition by the Dow Chemical Company on April 1, 2009. He was additionally responsible for the internal control function which leads the company’s compliance activities for section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley law. During his career at Rohm and Haas, Lee served as Corporate Controller, Financial Director for Manufacturing, CFO for Latin America, Financial Director for Rohm and Haas Italy and Financial Manager for the Industrial Chemicals Business Group. He is chair of the Board of Directors of the Wilma Theater and is a SCORE volunteer.
Lee is a graduate of Duke University with distinction in history and a minor in economics. He earned an M.B.A. with honors from Temple University. He and his family reside in Wyndmoor, Pennsylvania.
Small business development and growth have been integral parts of Mr. Lewis’s work life since 1976. Mr. Lewis worked in the Direct Mail industry, specifically computer and mailing services. Progressing from one person working out of a spare bedroom to employing more than 200 people in 80,000 sq. feet of space in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA, Mr. Lewis has experienced all the trials and errors that accompany commercial pursuit.
His two businesses integrated both manufacturing needs (mailing package assembly) and service needs (computer and list compilation and fulfillment), thus requiring skills in two distinct cultures.
Having sold his businesses in 2005, Mr. Lewis enjoys an affiliation with SCORE that permits him to continue to work with the challenges of small and emerging businesses. As he lives in Southwest Florida during the winter months, Mr. Lewis serves SCORE chapters in both SW Florida and Philadelphia, his summer home base.
He enjoys counseling and mentoring business launch and plan, business growth, marketing and small manufacturing issues.
Duane serves the chapter on the leadership team and as a business counselor. Duane Lucas bring over 25 years of experience as a business development professional focusing on sales, marketing and brand development. Some of that experience has been inside of Fortune 1000 companies and some of it in entrepreneurial development. Duane serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Outreach for the Philadelphia Chapter of Score.
Duane lends expertise in organizational development, brand initiatives, marketing, operations and revenue goal strategies. Duane believes that simpler focused approaches to business yield the most success and create the strongest brands. Logic + Innovation = Magic
Mark P. Maguire
Mark serves on the leadership team, as a business counselor and workshop leader for the chapter. Previously, Mark was the founding chairman of the Philadelphia chapter, fostering partnerships and growth of small businesses and their alliances all across the city.
Mark brings over 30 years of international business experience to the organization, 19 of which were spent in Asia, Japan, Thailand and China. He has worked as an engineer, a production manager, CFO, subsidiary manager and General Manager at various Fortune 500 companies. His Thailand experience was like starting a small business, growing the staff ten fold and establishing a manufacturing plant. Since retiring, he has evaluated the purchase of several small businesses and consulted for several international companies. Education includes a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Lafayette College and MBA in Finance from the Wharton School.