Lonnie Sciambi is managing director and chief executive of Small Business Force, through which he advises international entrepreneurs and small businesses. He spent more than 30 years as chief executive of public and private companies. Mr Scaimbi founded, grew and sold two of his own companies and has completed successful turnarounds of eight companies in disparate markets. As an investment banker, he was involved in raising more than $350 million in capital in both the public and private sectors and had primary responsibility for more than three dozen merger and acquisition transactions domestically and internationally. Mr Sciambi started his career at IBM and held senior management positions with EDS and Citicorp. He holds a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.