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Owner and President of The Alternative Board-Pittsburgh
E-mail: [email protected]
Phone: 412-831-5816

Glenn Flickinger

Glenn Flickinger, owner and president of The Alternative Board-Pittsburgh PA, provides business coaching and peer advisory board facilitation to private companies in Allegheny and Washington Counties.

As a TAB facilitator/coach, Glenn works with growth-oriented business owners to increase the value of their business by helping them develop strategies to increase sales and productivity and to put in place the appropriate capital structure for the company to achieve its strategic plans.

Glenn is also founder and President of Flickinger & Consultants, LLC, an independent consulting firm specializing in advisory assignments for private companies selling themselves or making acquisitions, private placements of debt, mezzanine and equity, management buy-outs, and early-stage companies developing their capital structure strategies.

Glenn is a senior executive with over thirty years of business development, business leadership and consulting experience in a wide range of settings. Glenn is uniquely suited as a business coach with experience as a commercial banker, investment banker, consultant, business owner and investor in private companies. He has helped many company owners to develop plans then execute strategies to achieve their objectives.

Prior to his consulting career, Glenn was the co-founder of his own private business, EPIC Capital Corp, an investment bank focused on private companies. He closed on over twenty assignments, including the sale of private companies to strategic or financial buyers, acquisitions by private companies, the private placement of debt, mezzanine and equity. EPIC also founded and managed, through the SBA, a Small Business Investment Corp. that financed growth companies, management buy-outs and invested in early-stage companies.

Before founding EPIC, Glenn enjoyed a successful career with Mellon Bank where he managed the bank’s operations in Brazil, restructured the Bank’s Healthcare Banking Division– more than doubling the portfolio and tripling its profitability. He also worked in the Investment Banking Division on leveraged buy-outs and private placements.

Glenn is the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Center for Latin American Studies at the University of Pittsburgh, a Trustee of The Watson Institute, and a member of the Allegheny County Finance and Development Commission. He served for five years on the board of advisors of Readco Manufacturing Company in York, PA.

Glenn lives with his wife and three children in Upper St. Clair. He is a graduate of Washington and Jefferson College, where he has taught as an adjunct professor of business and has an MBA from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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Frank Skowron

Frank Skowron is a results-oriented business executive who utilizes his extensive hands-on experience in strategic planning, project/program management, performance excellence & improvements, business process reengineering, lean six sigma, technology, and organizational change to provide a unique perspective for business owners, presidents, partners and CEOs. Constantly striving to create value-added business change through performance excellence, Frank is a TAB-Certified Facilitator & Coach with The Alternative Board of Pittsburgh South.

Also an adjunct Professor certified for graduate-level business courses teaching Strategic Planning, Leadership, Marketing, Process Improvements, Business Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Project/Program Management and eCommerce, Frank and his clients are able to stay ahead of new, innovative approaches to business issues while still implementing proven methods—resulting in a high return on investments.

Eleven years ago, Frank founded and led a research and advisory management consultancy firm. Prior to this, Frank worked at two Fortune-500 companies, holding many executive management positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Deloitte and Computer Sciences Corporation. Among his duties, Frank provided acting CEO, CIO, CFO and COO services for fast-growth companies.

Frank holds BS and MBA degrees and is a Certified Public Accountant. He was selected to the prestigious Board of Examiners for the Baldrige National Quality Awards Program. Sponsored by the Department of Commerce, it is the only business program where the President of the United States presents the award. He is a National Senior Examiner and Team Leader for the Baldrige National Quality Awards Program, a Performance Excellence State Examiner and Team Leader for the Keystone Alliance for Performance Excellence (KAPE), as well as a Performance Excellence Senior State Examiner for the California Council of Excellence.

Frank has two wonderful daughters—one who recently graduated from college with a degree in Marine Science and another in college majoring in Exercise Science. He resides in McCandless Township.

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TAB-Certified Facilitator and Coach
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Don Lodge

Don Lodge is a TAB-Certified Facilitator and Coach with The Alternative Board – Pittsburgh. He works with business owners who want to gain peace of mind, financial security, and more family time by having a “human sounding board” in their lives.

Don has a vision of how our region can achieve greater prosperity through private businesses. In 2006, Don started his own company as a business advisor. He provides guidance, practical advice, and solutions to business owners throughout our region who achieve their personal and business visions.

During the last nine years, Don has been a business owner, consultant, and advisor. By working with Don, business owners have improved profitability, managed operations better, increased labor productivity, hired and retained better employees, increased sales, entered new lines of business, expanded operations, and sold their businesses.

Don has keen interest in creating manufacturing jobs, especially in the Mon Valley, and in sustainable wealth creation in rural areas of southwestern Pennsylvania.

In his previous incarnation, Don held senior positions in human resources at large organizations including Equibank, Westinghouse, Mercy Hospital, UPMC, and K & L Gates for over 20 years. He created numerous innovative, cost-saving programs and organized and directed a high-performing professional staff. He keeps his HR skills sharp with consulting projects for several local businesses.

Since 1987, Don has taught courses on leadership, management principles, compensation, and employee benefits management at Carnegie Mellon University, Community College of Allegheny County, Duquesne University, and La Roche College.

Don serves on the board of the Mon Yough Area Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Youghiogheny Country Club and Business Networks International (BNI). He has been a volunteer for the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative and PowerLink, and he has written a business column for the Daily News on how to improve prosperity in our region.

Way back when, Don earned a BA from Boston University and an MBA from the University of Pittsburgh. A Pittsburgh native, Don lives in Elizabeth Township. Don is a ski instructor at Seven Springs, plays golf regularly, and loves to dance with his wife.

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TAB Certified Coach and Facilitator

Cindy Neky

Cindy Neky is a TAB Certified Coach and Facilitator with The Alternative Board Pittsburgh.

She works diligently to assist privately owned business owners achieve their short and long term goals. Her professional experience includes experience in banking, insurance, manufacturing, professional staffing and advertising. Additionally, she attained the Accredited Advisor in Insurance designation and has been licensed in Property and Casualty Insurance.

With over 30 years marketing experience, she assists private company business owners succeed in today’s fast paced, ever-changing marketplace.  As a marketer with a broad scope of capabilities, Cindy’s specific focus is on strategic marketing planning-for both traditional and digital marketing, and digital marketing services-including social media, email marketing, blogs and internet marketing.

Cindy is the owner and president of Marketing Pathways, Inc., a digital marketing firm located in the Pittsburgh, PA area.  Cindy is a skilled Marketing Consultant, Certified Social Media Strategist, Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, and Speaker.

She began her consulting firm, Marketing Pathways, Inc., in 1997 to provide a wide range of traditional marketing services to small businesses.  The overall direction of the services provided by the company transitioned to social media, email marketing, blogs and strategic online marketing services for small businesses in 2010.

Marketing Pathways, Inc. publishes a weekly digital newsletter for subscribers, titled ‘Digital News This Week’, which provides a look at the best news from the digital marketing world.

Cindy is an engaging speaker on topics related to digital marketing and social media.  She has a unique understanding of how social media and digital marketing work with traditional forms of marketing to achieve strategic business goals.  As a Constant Contact Authorized Local Expert, Cindy provides digital marketing presentations and training throughout the Pittsburgh region for Chambers of Commerce, professional, and business organizations

Cindy holds a B.S. in Marketing from Miami University in Ohio and has achieved the Certified Social Media Strategist designation from Social Media Marketing University. Recently she has become a TAB-Certified Facilitator/Coach, which she uses to assist small business owners achieve their short and long term goals.

Cindy and her two children live in Peters Township. She has a son in college and a daughter in high school.

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