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Chris Van Curan, ESC Consultant, and Susan Cole of Seacoast HospiceOur Lead Consultants Are The Key To Our Success

These dedicated volunteers “give back” to the community by donating hundreds of hours as volunteer consultants. They are the leaders of our organization and the key to the quality of ESC’s consulting services. Contact us to request a free assessment visit by an ESC Consultant.

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Paul Arruda
Mr. Arruda has 30 years of experience as CEO and President of two growing companies. He is currently a Managing Partner of Manchester Partners, a newly formed consultancy advising growth oriented businesses. He has consulted for ESC since 2005 in business planning, strategic planning, marketing, and executive advisory. He has a BS from Boston College.

Richard van Bergen
Mr. Van Bergen had an international business career that includes shipping, magazine publishing and banking. He was President of Reader’s Digest in Japan and CFO of a large division of Citigroup. He has consulted on Governance, Strategic Planning, Financial and Business Planning for ESC since 1990. He earned an MBA equivalent in Germany and has taught at Babson College.

Michael Daily
Mr. Daily has over 20 years experience as a COO/CFO for two emerging growth companies. He has consulted in Financial, Business Planning, CEO Compensation, and Turn-Around projects for ESC since 1995. He is a founder and former Executive Director of Executive Service Corps of New Hampshire. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Maggie Ford
Ms. Ford is a retired fundraising executive and consultant with over 40 years of fundraising experience.  She served in numerous fundraising positions at UNH, Eastern Connecticut State University and Connecticut State Technical College System, and had her own consulting practice.  Maggie consults in fund development and strategic planning.  She has served on many nonprofit boards.  She holds a M.A.T. from UNH.

Bill Gould
Mr. Gould had a high tech career that included being COO of Sequoia Systems, Executive Vice President of Mehta Corporation, and CEO of Vikor. He consults in general management areas including Strategic Planning, Governance, and Business Planning. He is a graduate of Dartmouth and holds an MBA from Northeastern University

John Gregg
Mr. Gregg is a marketing executive with over 40 years of experience. He has held senior positions at Chase Manhattan Bank, Citibank, Avon Products, and Young & Rubicam. He consults in Strategic Planning, Market Research, and Process Improvement.  He has an MBA from Indiana University.

Anne Comstock Halverson
Ms. Halverson is a commercial real estate professional and entrepreneur.  She held senior positions developing and managing the real estate portfolios for UNUM and John Hancock Insurance.  She was Senior Vice President of Fantastic Sams International.  She is the former Chairman of the Board of Vermont Federal Credit Union.  She consults in business planning and marketing.  Anne is a graduate of the University of Vermont.

Lynn Post
Ms. Post is a marketing professional with decades of experience in the technology industry.  Most recently, Lynn led a product marketing group at EMC Corporation, and is now President of The Post Group, Inc. which provides marketing services to nonprofits and small businesses. She consults in market planning, digital marketing, branding, and product positioning. She is a graduate of Carnegie Mellon University.

Susan Fitzgerald Reichert
Ms. Fitzgerald Reichert has over 25 years of experience in nonprofit and business management: in operations, development and general management. She served as Executive Director of the Sierra State Parks Association, and is currently owner of Java House.  She has a BA from UNH and a MNA from the University of San Francisco.

C. Jeffery Smith
Mr. Smith is a financial executive with over 25 years of experience working for financial services, market research, and software companies.  He has been Senior Finance Director of Thompson Financial, Vice President of Open Solutions and Vice President, Group Finance for Misys, PLC.  He consults in business planning and financial controls. Jeff is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a MBA from Cornell.

Steve Smith
Mr. Smith was the long time Executive Director of the American Lung Association, New Hampshire Chapter and later was the Vice President of Field Operations for the national organization. More recently he has returned to New England and founded his own consulting organization It’s the Results. He also teaches nonprofit courses at Northeastern University. He has an MA in Teaching from UNH.

Chris Van Curan
Mr. Van Curan had two careers, first as a senior banker at Bank of Boston where he was a Division Head focusing on financial firms, and later as co-founder of a national insurance brokerage. He continues to serve as consultant and executive recruiter for the insurance industry. He has served on many for profit and nonprofit boards. He consults for ESC in Strategic Planning, Governance, Business Feasibility, Human Resources, and Business Planning since 1996. He holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth.

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