Scott J Pollov - Founder and CEO
Scott Pollov brings more than fifteen years of combined experience in planning, developing, financing, marketing, and managing entrepreneurial and real estate based ventures both as a principal and a consultant. Since 1997, Scott has been the Founder and CEO of BizPlanIt, a management consulting and capital advisory firm that assists clients through the process of creating, financing, growing, and sustaining their business, from start-up to an exit or liquidity event.
Scott's focus is on pre-financing transaction preparation and positioning services, including market and competitive research, business planning services, strategic and growth planning, financial analysis and projections, investor presentation materials, recommendations on value enhancement, presentation coaching, advisory board membership, and the identification and development of strategic, marketing, and technology partners. Scott has managed or supervised 600+ strategic business plan consulting engagements for companies in nearly every industry and stage of development. Since 2002, Scott has expanded BizPlanIt to better serve companies in the real estate development and finance industries, including master planned community, residential, and commercial developers; multifamily and commercial property investment companies; real estate private equity funds; and commercial and residential mortgage brokers/lenders. Scott has also been active as a principal in a real estate investment firm, as well as in the funding of private money and commercial mortgage transactions.
Prior to forming BizPlanIt, Scott worked at McGladrey & Pullen, a national public accounting firm, where he specialized in financial statement audits for middle market manufacturing, distribution, and medical services companies. Scott holds a B.S. in Accounting and Entrepreneurship from the University of Arizona, and is an inductee in the University's Berger Entrepreneurship Program Hall of Fame for his role in developing BizPlanIt. Scott is a native of Cleveland, Ohio and is a long-time resident of Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona (with a brief stop in Charlotte, North Carolina).
Jimmy Lewin - Chief Business Planning Consultant
Jimmy Lewin's background includes over 35 years in international, commercial and investment banking, and nearly a decade as the principal shareholder and CEO of a rapidly growing manufacturing and distribution business in California. Today, Jimmy advises and consults with small business owners, entrepreneurs, and C-level executives on matters related to business planning, as well as capital markets and funding strategies.
During his 20 years at Security Pacific Bank, Jimmy served in a number of senior management positions in the U.S. and internationally. Applicable assignments included responsibility for the funding of all of the institution’s subsidiaries and affiliates domiciled outside of the U.S., general management of two overseas affiliates and general management of the bank’s California staff departments. For two years, he served as President, Director and CEO of Guardian Bancorporation, Los Angeles, California.
Jimmy has extensive senior management and Board of Director experience. He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati where he earned a B.A. in Political Science.
Andrew Bloo - Chief Marketing Officer
Andrew Bloo was most recently the Vice President of Marketing at Tarkenton Companies while also maintaining active interests in several start-ups. Previously, Chief Executive Officer of SciTech Software, a company whose innovative-systems approach to device driver development were instrumental in providing the tools and cross-platform device drivers required by the world’s top hardware manufacturers (IBM, ATI, HP, Intel, ..) and early 3D game developers with products like SciTech SNAP and SciTech UniVBE. Mr. Bloo has also worked as Chief Marketing Officer of Jian Software where we successfully transitioned the company from a traditional "boxed" software solution provider to an online leader of business software solutions. Under Andrews leadership JIAN experienced double digit growth for 16 straight quarters culminating in a licensing agreement with Tarkenton Companies.
Andrew holds a degree in Information and Communication Studies with an option in Visual Communications from California State University Chico and has been recognized by the SIIA for his software package design work (WinWay Resume). Andrew currently lives in Chico California.