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on November 19, 2014 at 11:12 AM 

SCORE welcomes 3 new mentors

From the left, Charles Taylor, Theresa Marro and Bartholomew Sharp
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Three new mentors, Charles Taylor, Theresa Marro and Bartholomew Sharp have joined the counseling staff of SCORE - Staten Island.

Charles Taylor, of New Brighton, obtained 37 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, including analytical and in-process laboratory management, working for Schering Plough Corp. Taylor was responsible for technical services, trouble-shooting the causes and impact of manufacturing process deviations, purchasing supplier selection, and contract negotiations. He also oversaw the analysis of market trends impacting raw material procurement and development of purchase strategies for raw materials. Charles has a bachelor of science degree in chemistry and an MBA in executive management.

Theresa Marro, of Eltingville, forged her career in higher education. She was director of admissions and an international student adviser at The College of Insurance, which is now part of St. John's University. She then went on to be named assistant dean for the Tobin College of Business in the Graduate Division at St. John's. Later, Marro became the assistant director for the School of Risk Management, Insurance & Actuarial Science at St. John's.

This past May, Bartholomew Sharp, of Pleasant Plains, marked his 41st year at Bessemer Trust, a personal wealth management company that focuses exclusively on high-net-worth families. He began his career as the internal auditor, and during his time at Bessemer, headed up various back-office operational groups, including Bessemer's domestic and international custody operations and money movement operations. Sharp also served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan for two years.

"Expanding our volunteer staff gives us the opportunity to connect business owners with individuals from a variety of backgrounds each of whom offers different skills and experiences. It's a pleasure to have these new members assist us in helping the business owners and entrepreneurs we interact with every day, " said Anthony DeFazio, chairman of SCORE - Staten Island.

SCORE volunteers provide free mentoring to small business entrepreneurs on a wide range of business topics, from how to write a business plan and how to arrange funding and manage cash flow, to how to develop effective marketing and web-based retailing.

SCORE - SI can be reached at 718-727-1221 or visit the website at The Staten Island office is located at the Santander Bank offices at 1550 Richmond Rd., Dongan Hills. Walk-ins welcome on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9 a.m. to noon.