Lonnie L. Sciambi
Lonnie L. Sciambi is a Managing Partner of Small Business Virtual Roundtables He is also Managing Director and CEO of ValueForce, LLC and author of the best-selling book, “Secrets to Entrepreneurial Success.” He has spent more than thirty-five years helping small business owners build and realize value. Lonnie brings a unique viewpoint to help them avoid many of the pitfalls that they, invariably, face, providing advisory services and mentoring that assist with strategic alternatives for growth or under-performing operations and strategic exit guidance.
As an entrepreneur, he founded, grew and sold two of his own companies (although he did start several others – so he understands both success...and failure), advised more than a hundred companies at various stages of their growth and invested in more than a dozen (some successfully, some not so). Lonnie’s experience also includes fixing "broken" companies, having completed a series of successful turnarounds for eight small companies, both public and private (all under $25 million), in disparate markets.
He also been involved in raising more than $350 million in capital, as an investment banker and senior executive, and had primary responsibility for forty merger and acquisition transactions, more than a dozen of those, entrepreneurial exits. Lonnie also has some large company experience, earlier in his career, that includes senior management positions with EDS and Citicorp.
He is a frequent speaker on all areas of entrepreneurship and small business, from start-up through exit.
He began in business with IBM. Lonnie received a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University.