Hi, I'm Mitchell From. Welcome to my profile!
Mitchell From's Bio:
About my Networking Philosophy: I (Mitchell From) am an Open Networker that accepts all invites to connect (LION & MyLinkNetwork Member) and believe in Servant Leadership (helping others first) as seen in the biblical passage Proverbs 11:25.
More About Me: I am a husband, father of two wonderful young ladies and a Christian businessman. I not only desire to help others grow in their spiritual life, but I have a burning desire to help individuals and families do better financially. I have a background of 15+ years in the IT industry, working my way all the way from an entry level technician, up to the top of corporate America. From there, I broke away and became an entrepreneur for the first time and started my first company and from there I've started and/or owned multiple businesses along the years. With a desire to help others, teaching and mentoring them in business and networking, I found myself entering into the world of public speaking and talk radio. This gave me a venue to share what I learned over the years with many people. One of my recent passions started with entering into the Merchant Services industry where I help companies save money on their Credit Card Processing. This has expanded into helping business owners and people with other Essential Services as well. Knowing corporate America, small business ownership and being able to speak, teach and mentor peers has brought me to a skillset that allows me to help people build their own business through the fast growing industry of network marketing with a company that I believe is the Gold Standard in the industry with credibility, integrity and longevity... all traits that I believe are a necessity.
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Mitchell From's Experience:
Business Owner | President & Founder at My Referral NetworkJanuary 2009 - December 2013
As the President of My Referral Network, I am in charge of giving direction to the Networking Organization as well as providing continuing education for our leaders so that they can continually educate our members. The more effective I can make our leaders, the more effective our members will be... and everyone enjoys the success!
Business Owner | Talk Show Host at Everything Talk Radio, LLCFebruary 2012 - 2013
Company Overview: The Everything Talk Radio Network is pioneering "turn-key solutions" for Web-based/Internet Talk Radio Shows. We allow individuals with good content, drive and passion... the opportunity to have their very own talk show that is professionally produced, at the fraction of the cost of AM/FM... with the potential for an even greater reach! Online Information: http://everythingtalkradio.com/founder-mitchell-from
Motivational & Public Speaker | Trainer at Mitchell From Speaks.comFebruary 2009 - 2012
After years of speaking and teaching "Networking Do's and Don'ts" to members of my Networking Organization, "My Referral Network," I began speaking at other networking organizations and sales groups. I enjoy speaking about and teaching the practical skills, that are needed to be successful in "Networking," to business professionals and business owners. Such areas such as "Servant Leadership" or "Give First" networking, How to give an effective "Commercial," How to speak in front of the room, What body language helps and hurts us... and how "Sales" can kill the growth of your "Network." Topics Include: How to Have an Effective Networking Plan - There are many groups & meetings of all types that you can spend time and money joining and attending. Find out, through Mitchell's "CEO's of Networking" plan... which ones to join, how many to join and how to work each type for maximum effectiveness. How to Become "A Master Networker" - Everyone knows that there are skills, abilities and "Tips & Tricks" that allow someone to rise above the rest in their networking prowess. Learn what the steps are to becoming the Master Networker in your very own network of connections. Online Info: http://mitchellfromspeaks.com
Business Owner | President at Computer Network Enterprises, Inc.2001 - 2004
Company Overview: After many years of experience in corporate America and many certifications and knowledge in Novell, Microsoft, Cisco Systems and Nortel... I wanted to bring the High-Level support that large corporations enjoy, down to the SMB (Small & Mid-sized Business) market. Launching CNE in the Houston area, we focus on Design, Implementation & Support of computer networks and all software & hardware connected to that network. We offer monthly recurring service agreement to make budgeting of IT Services available/possible for smaller businesses. Responsibilities: As the founder & President of Computer Network Enterprises, Inc, I have worn many hats: Sales, Marketing, Technical Support, Design & Implementation, Accounting, Invoicing, Budgeting and Training new office staff and technicians.
Vice President of Information Technology at Cooper Manufacturing Corp2000 - 2001
Company Overview: Cooper Manufacturing's locations in Broken Arrow, OK and Houston, TX, are able to provide complete rigs, accessories, spare parts and aftermarket service for drilling operations around the world. Cooper Manufacturing has corporate offices on the west side of Houston, TX and multiple manufacturing facilities throughout the mid-west. Responsibilities: I am responsible for the staffing/hiring that we require to implement the growing infrastructure for the expansion of Cooper Manufacturing. I am managing the team of technicians that travel between the corporate office and our manufacturing facilities, while keeping our instances of open trouble tickets to a minimum. I am responsible for setting our departmental budget and keeping on budget while redoing the entire corporate infrastructure for voice & data, which includes a newly designed server room and network operations center in Houston, TX. My responsibilities also include running the technology aspects of our booth at the OTC (Offshore Technology Conference) in Houston, TX each year. Exceptionally Skilled at: Computer Networking Design/Implementation/Support, Communication Skills (Managing up & down) & Training Staff
Network Engineer | Design & Implementation Specialist at Sysco2000 - 2000
Company Overview: Sysco has sales and service relationships with approximately 425,000 customers and remains committed to helping them succeed in the foodservice industry and satisfy consumers' appetites. Operating from 194 locations throughout the U.S., Bahamas, Canada, Ireland & Northern Ireland, Sysco's product lines are as diverse as the 50,300 employees who support its daily operations. They include not only the ingredients needed to prepare meals, but also numerous ancillary preparation and serving items. As a result, Sysco can make a difference in its customers' lives and the success of their businesses. Responsibilities: I was hired on as a consultant in order to design and implement an ISDN backup solution for their "frame-relay" wide area network. I ordered ISDN circuits for the lab. I researched which routers to use, how to configure ISDN Dial-Backup on those Nortel routers and then set up a mock network in the lab. I tested the system and documented "how-to" roll this out to all sites in our wide area network. Exceptionally Skilled at: Wide Area Networking (Routing & Switching), Cisco Systems Routers & Switches, Nortel Routers & Switches, IP Routing
Team Coordinator | Independent Business Owner at ACN, Inc. (Essential Services Provider & Broker)June 2012
Company Overview: At ACN we provide and broker essential services (such as Phone Service, Wireless Cell Phone Service, Television, Home Security, Electricity, Gas & Merchant Services) that businesses and individuals must have at their homes & places of business. We also give people the opportunity to create an income through these same services in order to attain time freedom and a financially free lifestyle through top-notch training, effective mentoring and a proven system! Responsibilities: Customer Acquisition - When I am working with a business owner or individual that has been referred over to me by a shared and trusted contact, I create "win-win" situations. The customer may find value in the form of financial savings, improved service offerings or the opportunity to support a cause/charity. From a simple survey, I do the research and analysis on the essential services of my customers (commercial and residential) and then find which services we can provide value on and assist in the transition of those services. Recruiting - I am always searching for people that want a better life (more money and more time freedom), that enjoy helping others and/or have an infectious positive outlook on life and are fun to be around. Exceptionally Skilled at: Leadership, Training & Mentorship, Public Speaking & Personal Development Special Thanks & Appreciation: Leading by example and showing how to be a true leader is our very own... ACN Circle of Champions members - Simon Aboud, James Adlam, Mathieu Ambroise, Nekoda Bragg, Monica Bragg, Aaron Burt, Chanelle Burt, Debbie Davis, Jeremy Deeble, Mindy Deeble, Shane Douglas, Jennifer Doud, Darin Doud, Leanne Gabriel, Mathieu Lamontagne, Franco Lofranco, Patrick Maser, Michael Maser & Al Thomas
Business Owner | Operator at Texas Merchant Accounts (Nationwide Merchant Accounts, LLC)June 2008
Company Overview: We offer businesses the ability to accept credit cards through traditional phone line terminals, wireless terminals, online "virtual" terminals and e-commerce websites. If they are currently processing with another processor or their bank, we will lower the company's rates and fees... Guaranteed! Types of Businesses/Industries that we specialize in bringing savings to: Churches & Religious Private Schools Non-Profits & Charities Dentists, Veterinarians & Other Medical Offices Automotive Service & Repair Shops Responsibilities: My responsibilities involve soliciting new clients/merchants and doing free analysis work in order to prove to them that we can indeed save them money each and every month. I am also responsible for pricing the new client/merchant in a way that creates a win-win and then I program and deliver terminals or equipment in order to make things as simple and seamless for the merchant. Upon completion of the client set-up, I train the staff to insure that they are doing everything they can to save the company as much money as possible. Lastly, it is my responsibility to find individuals that want to become Agents that will act with Integrity and with a focus on creating "Win-Win" client relationships! Online Info: http://texasmerchantaccounts.com http://nationwidemerchantaccounts.com Exceptionally Skilled at: Statement Analysis, Training of Merchant Staff & Mentorship for New Agents
Mitchell From's Education:
Dale Carnegie Training2001 – 2001
Luzerne County Community CollegeAssociate's DegreeConcentration: Micro Computer Applications
University of HoustonConcentration: Computer Science Major
Mitchell From's Interests & Activities:
Networking, Saving People Money, Making People Money, Credit Card Processing, Merchant Services, Merchant Accounts, Real Estate Investing, Business Acquisitions, Network Marketing, Direct Sales, Bible Reading, Christian Ministry