Darryl J. Vereen
President and Mentor
Darryl J. Vereen assumed the Presidency of SCORE Philadelphia in March 2014, after having serviced as Executive Vice President of SCORE Philadelphia. Mr. Vereen is founder and CEO of Vereen Development Group (VDG); a family owned corporation. Mr. Vereen launched Chosen Path, a subsidiary of VDG, to provide executive and life coaching services targeted to small businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.
Mr. Vereen has an MS in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University’s Graduate School of Business. His education, coupled with his professional background in community development has given him a formidable framework for success and leadership.
He has been the Deputy Director of Operations and the Director of Economic Development for several organizations including his last position at the Urban League of Philadelphia. Mr. Vereen has helped to streamline economic development initiatives and has gained a reputation of being insightful, strategic and empowering. In addition to SCORE Philadelphia, he currently serves as Vice President for Homeowners Counseling Association of Delaware Valley. He resides in Philadelphia.
Darryl actively mentors SCORE clients, maintaining a full schedule of mentoring appointments.
Vice President, Development
Carol brings 18 years of Commercial Banking experience and 12 years of non-profit management and fundraising. As a banker, she began her career at Girard/Mellon in the commercial credit-training program, rising to Vice President of Commercial Lending managing a portfolio of $65 million in small business loans. Through her work with the Opportunity Finance Network and the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center, she has focused on community development and the role of CDFI’s in entrepreneurship and community building.
She is an experienced federal grant writer, working with non-profits to secure over $10 million in federal grants. While managing the Economic Opportunities Fund, she expanded its scope to include SBA Lending and was the only microfinance fund to receive a PA Small Business Incentive Grant. She brings to SCORE Philadelphia a broad range of connections to microfinance and community development in Philadelphia.
Larkin P. Connolly
Executive Vice President and Mentor
As the past Chapter Chair and President of SCORE Philadelphia, Larkin serves on the Leadership Committee. He also is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Women’s Opportunity Resource Center (WORC) and a member of their Loan Committee, which approves micro-loans for early stage and mid stage small businesses.
Larkin’s experience is in General Management, Sales and Marketing, Business Plans and Strategies in a variety of industries including Major Oil Business, retail, food production, automotive, Manufacturer Representative, Mergers & Acquisitions, General Merchandise and Wholesale Operations.
Larkin has managed major blocks of retail assets as well as subsidiary companies for Gulf Oil, Chevron and The Coastal Corporation. As a partner at The Bracken Group, Larkin was a Business consultant specializing in business plans, acquiring first and second-tier financing and mergers and acquisitions. Larkin was a national account manager for Schlumberger Technologies covering United States for their Metering Division, and has owned and operated three small businesses in food manufacturing and retail sales. He resides in Philadelphia.
Larkin actively mentors SCORE clients, maintaining a full schedule of appointments each month.
Vice President, Administration and Mentor
Tim brings over 25 years of technical, sales, marketing and general management experience to SCORE. He has extensive experience working in high growth environments for technology and professional service products. His career includes six years living and working in Asia, along with another decade of international business experience. His career has taken him through a number of roles, such as product development, IT projects and professional services marketing. His start up experience includes a wholesale decorating supply company and a business within a business focused on Internet services. He works with entrepreneurs in the early stages of business formation as well as existing business interested in accelerating their growth.
Vice President, Human Resources
Mary Livingston has more than 25 years’ experience as a human resources manager/consultant and trainer. She is principal owner and lead seminar director of a Philadelphia-based consulting and management training company, M. Livingston Group. She specializes in human resource planning development as well as strategic organizational effectiveness.
For close to 20 years, she served as Human Resource Director for The New York Times Regional Newspaper. In this capacity, she developed the company’s earning & Development University for both management and employees. For six years, she served as the Program Director of a media leadership program for the Maynard Institute of Journalism Education. This five week program was held annually at Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management. She has served as a mentor to young women in high school and for the past five years has volunteered her services to SCORE Philadelphia as both VP/Education and currently as VP/Human Resources.
Vice President, Finance and Instructor for SCORE Workshops
Gary brings more than 30 years of accounting, finance, marketing and general management experience to the chapter. Following graduation, he joined the international accounting firm, Deloitte, where he served public company and municipal clients on audit and consulting engagements. Subsequently, Gary began a successful 28-year career in the specialty chemicals industry with Rohm and Haas Company and Dow Chemical, holding executive positions as CFO of the Chemicals Business Group and later as Global Business Director for Packaging Adhesives within the Dow Advanced Materials division. He has extensive experience in international and multi-cultural business environments. For six years, he lived and worked in Asia and led significant business restructuring and growth initiatives.
Gary holds an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA in Economics from Rutgers College. He currently sits on the boards of Planned Lifetime Assistance Network (PLAN) of PA and The Philadelphia Children’s Alliance.
Vice President, Client Services
Marjorie is Senior Vice President of Relationship Strategy and Develop for Diversity Connect, LLC. Her expertise is branding, marketing, business and relationship development. She has served as Director for the Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council. The ORV~WBC served as the regional partner organization (RPO) for WBENC (Women's Business Enterprise National Council) in Ohio, Kentucky and W. Virginia. She has spent the last four years empowering, connecting and inspiring women professionals and business owners through Ellevate (formerly 85 Broads), Bad Girl Ventures (highly localized micro finance non-profit for women owned start-ups, SCORE, the City of Cincinnati Small Business Advisory Board and Ohio River Valley Women's Business Council (one of 14 WBENC regional partner organizations certifying women owned businesses).