Consultant Pages

Martha Todman

Martha Todman

 

Bilingual / Financing

Martha has 14 years of experience in the banking industry, she started her career at KeyBank as a teller and did all the in between positions such as a Lead Teller and Banker until she found herself managing branches. She has managed branches in the Ft. Collins area to the Boulder County area. Currently Martha is managing the Longmont branch, she is a Longmont native born and raised so taking over the Longmont branch was awesome for her! Her parents are both from Chihuahua Mexico, which is where she learned Spanish. Spanish is her first language and serving the Hispanic community is a passion!

She is also the business banker in the branch. She helps clients from start-ups to businesses that are in their mature stage. Her favorite thing to do is watch a start-up grow to the point they need advising/consultation on what to do next. She specializes in the financing piece for small business, but loves to work with start-ups!

Consulting Expertise Includes:

If you’ve never met with a Larimer SBDC consultant. 

Mike Forney

Mike Forney

 

Business

Mike has been an active small business counselor since 2004 when he helped form the Steamboat Springs SCORE group. (Formerly called Service Corps of Retired Executives, SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration.) Following his relocation to Fort Collins in 2017 Mike has continued SCORE counseling in Larimer County and has already met with more than 40 clients assigned by the Denver office or directly from the national SCORE website. Mike has also recently completed certification with the Larimer County SBDC

Although most of his consulting has been in the general area of start-up businesses, he has worked actively with existing small business on partnership issues, strategic and business planning, personnel management and commercial and real estate lending. He has also counseled several non-profit organizations.

Mike retired in 2003 as president and CEO of PW Funding, a national commercial and multi-family mortgage banking company headquartered in New York City. PW Funding provided more than $1.5 billion in commercial real estate financing over a two-year period under Mike’s leadership.

He began his commercial mortgage banking career as an owner and chief operating officer of Larson Financial Resources in Bernardsville, New Jersey in 1985. Forney is a Certified Mortgage Banker (CMB). He was a member of the national board of directors for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America for ten years until his retirement and served on the multi-family advisory panels for both Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae.

Prior to 1985, Mike was employed for 18 years as a public relations, public affairs and national advertising manager with AT&T in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and New York City. He also spent eight years as an announcer and news director at six different radio broadcast outlets in the Pacific Northwest.

He is Past President of the Routt County United Way, former Chairman of the Yampa Valley Regional Airport Commission, past president of the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club, past district governor of Rotary District 5440 (Northern Colorado, Wyoming and parts of Idaho and Nebraska) and a founding board member of the Steamboat Springs Main Street organization. He is now an active member of the Rotary Club of Fort Collins-Foothills. Mike is also a children’s story-teller with the Spellbinders group and now shares stories every month with fifth graders in both the Thompson and Poudre school districts.

He was a general aviation pilot for 50 years flying volunteer humanitarian missions for the national Angel Flight organization and the Department of Homeland Security before selling his last aircraft in 2014.

Mike now lives with his wife Janet Finley in Fort Collins.

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Tom Galey

Tom Galey

 

 

International Business Relationships

Tom Galey has been involved in a wide variety of business ventures and teaching for decades. With an undergraduate degree in Economics from University of Colorado, Tom moved to Taiwan in the mid-1980s. There he studied Mandarin and soon ran the Asia buying office for a large Canadian toy store chain. He spent time working in market consulting for several Chinese firms, later working for a Chinese hydraulics manufacturer.

In the 1990s, after over 6 years in China, Tom Moved to the US territory of Guam and began working with Exxon. Tom ran downstream operations and was marketing director for the retail chain.

Tom was later hired by Anheuser-Busch and was named Marketing Director for Micronesia for Budweiser brands. He developed an international advertising specialty division for AB that was subsequently used globally.

In 2000 Tom moved back to Colorado and started his own business in Promotional Products. In 2005 he moved into product development consulting for Asia-made consumer items. He started a consulting firm that still operates today assisting production globally. 3Chinas.com is active today as he assists firms expand.

With a master’s degree in Business Administration and International Relations, Tom has helped major US and European firms launch production of new product lines. In all, he’s assisted in the development of between 300 and 400 new products in Asia.

Tom has been teaching at Front Range for over 13 years in Intro to Business, Economics (Micro and Macro) Business Law, Marketing, International Business and International Marketing.

Tom lives Gunbarrel with his wife, and their 21-year-old son, Ty is currently attending CU. Tom’s book was published in 2013; Making the China Connection – Understanding Business Culture to Create Great, Sustainable Relationships. It’s available on Amazon and is published by SinoMedia in San Francisco, California.

 

Consulting Expertise Includes:

If you’ve never met with a Larimer SBDC consultant. 

Diego Leyes

Diego Leyes

 

 

Bilingual / Digital Marketing

Diego is a bilingual independent contractor consultant for the Larimer County SBDC, and owner of Baboon LLC. He currently specializes in the area of Digital Marketing, so he is so excited to help the small business community, specially the Hispanic community, to move forward with their business. Therefore, If you have a startup and need help with your marketing efforts, then Diego is your option.

Diego es consultor de negocios para el North Metro SBDC del Condado de Larimer, y es el dueño de la empresa Baboon LLC. Actualmente, se especializa en el área de marketing digital, y está muy contento de ayudar a la comunidad de pequeños empresarios, especialmente la comunidad Hispana, a sacar adelante su negocio. Por lo tanto, si usted tiene una pequeña empresa y necesitas ayuda en el área de marketing, entonces Diego es su opción.

Consulting Expertise Includes:

If you’ve never met with a Larimer SBDC consultant. 

Greg Moore

 

 

Digital Marketing, PPC, Web Design, SEO

Hello, my name is Greg Moore and I’m a digital marketer, entrepreneur, and business consultant. My passion is finding hidden profit and growth potential in ANY business.

After graduating from The University of New Mexico with a degree in Applied Mathematics, I entered the workforce as a Satellite Engineer maintaining software for the government. Later, my wife and I answered an internal desire to enter the business world, so we started our own remodeling company selling over $50 million in less than a decade. Due to innovative marketing, advertising efforts, and creativity, our business was very prosperous. Much of our success was earned by our core belief that empowering and mentoring employees evokes a mutually beneficial environment.

Now I run AvaWing, a digital marketing agency and consulting firm in Fort Collins, CO. Understanding the challenges of being an entrepreneur, like working with little capital and needing guided direction and quick, useful information, enables me to pass my knowledge onto others. I also know that as a small business owner, implementing smart and economical strategies to get sales, leads, and clients is crucial to you.

Through conducting national workshops, 100’s of sales team meetings, and pitching large corporations like The Home Depot and Ace Hardware, I’ve gained invaluable industry knowledge and hands on experience. Working in the fields of Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Chemistry, Health & Wellness, Photography, Hospitality, and Home Improvement has taught me substantial business expertise to offer back to our community.

Working with you to lift your entrepreneurship spirit to help you grow, build, and escalate your business will not only create higher profits, but teach you how to maximize the potential in your specific industry.

Consulting Expertise Includes:

If you’ve never met with a Larimer SBDC consultant.