Jack Vitacco

How do your colleagues describe you?

“A people person who enjoys working with small business owners and making a positive contribution to society.”

Why do you do what you do?

“Working directly with business owners fulfills one of my goals in life: to make a difference. We exist in a global community, and while it may seem overwhelming, the one-to-one interaction with SBDC clients allows us to positively affect peoples’ lives. Advising is win-win communication; both parties have the opportunity to fulfill their dreams, and it is tremendously rewarding.”

Bio:

Jack has worked with business owners his entire professional career. As an account representative for 3M Corp. and as an independent manufacturers’ representative, Jack assisted wholesale distribution businesses to increase market share and manage profits. Since 2006, Jack has applied these experiential skills to the SBDC by working directly with businesses, first as Director of the SOU Small Business Development Center, and continuing as an adviser. Jack’s areas of expertise include business start-ups, financial projections, marketing, sales, and strategic planning. Jack has a Masters in Management degree from Southern Oregon University.

Colin Bunnell

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Having created and managed two small business, Colin understands the challenges and rewards of starting a business. She combines her private business experience with her HR expertise in creative ways.”

Why do you do what you do?

“Using my human resources experiences, I am able to aid small businesses to focus on developing, training and successfully managing employees and organizations.”

Bio:

While working in Silicon Valley, she built a successful consulting business providing services to Fortune 500 companies and coaching executives at numerous high tech start-up companies. Since moving to the Rogue Valley she helped build and co-owned a successful computer repair company, worked in senior HR roles for Southern Oregon University and for several local companies. Colin holds a Master’s degree in Human Resources and Organizational Development from the University of San Francisco.

Marshall Doak

How do your colleagues describe you?

“Marshall has a passion for helping small businesses grow and thrive. He enjoys the satisfaction of assisting entrepreneurs with the creative process and realizing their dreams while building wealth.”

Why do you do what you do?

“I have spent my career improving the operations of companies in the Northwest. I believe entrepreneurs are challenged with increasing difficulties in today’s economy, and I am dedicated to providing the best resources to help businesses address the myriad of challenges they face.”

Bio:

Marshall’s first career was with horticulture corporations manufacturing products in an industrial environment. He’s spent years working with companies to open facilities, revamp operations as turn-around’s to build profitability, and to develop internal operations and processes to produce uniform products. After earning his MBA in Technology and Information Management, Marshall has led both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He continues to improve his skills to remain an effective resource to the small business community.