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Meet the members of ITTr.

Ed Telling, Telling Group, Ltd.

Ed Telling

(607) 756-4073


Ed Telling has been a business broker since 1982. As President of the Telling Group, located in Cortland, NY, he manages a full service company with a focus on business appraisal and business brokerage transactions with selling prices of $3 Million or more.

Ed specializes in providing merger and acquisition experience to privately held businesses and has experience from hundreds of successful business transfers. His database of companies he contacts frequently contains 4500 companies in upstate NY and 1800 Private Equity Groups.

Ed has an international network of intermediaries and was a regular speaker and writer in the brokerage industry. He is a fellow of the International Business Brokers association, served on the board of directors and was vice-president in 1993 and 1994.

Richard Blazey, Business Metamorphosis LLC

Richard Blazey

Secretary/Treasurer and Chief Technical Officer
(585) 520-3539


Dick Blazey has more than 30 years of experience in R&D in fields including Electrical Engineering and Optics. He holds 34 patents. The last 6 years of his career at a Fortune 500 company were spent in an Innovation Hub leading teams evaluating and developing new products. In 2003 he founded Business Metamorphosis LLC, which he describes as an innovation services company. He sometimes describes himself as an Innovation Coach. BML helps people who are starting businesses and also helps people find new opportunities to grow their businesses by making better use of their existing resources to create new products and attack new markets.

Bud Taylor , Virtual Optics


(585) 889-7514

Bud Taylor

Bud Taylor is a Mechanical-Optical Engineer who prior to his retirement from Eastman Kodak Company was a manufacturing engineer for 25 years and started (with a co-worker), an entrepeneurial business operation (of 10 years) in 3D imaging that was sold to outside interests. He received 20 patents in this field and became familiar with searching the patent databases and assisting in writing patent applications. Prior to his work at Eastman Kodak, Mr. Taylor was a Quality Assurance Engineer at Bausch & Lomb and Management Technology (formerly Elgeet Optical Co.) Since retiring, Mr. Taylor's experience expanded to: * Designing and developing CMOS digital cameras and toys * Providing expert witness services in patent litigation proceedings * Providing a new concept of an active clean room particle counter * Demonstrating a gasoline vapor alternative to carburation or fuel injection * Inventing a simple efficient optical dispersing system for LED lighting * Assisting a number of Business Metamorphasis clients for prior art searching

Bob Looney, Robert Looney & Associates

Bob Looney Associate

(585) 413-1317


Bob has an extensive background in advertising and marketing. He was an agency head and won a Cleo award. U.S. Air Force Pilot Trainer ; BBA St. John Fisher College, Marketing & Economics Major; MBA University of Rochester, Simon School of Business; Harvey- Research Marketing Associate, Rumrill-Hoyt Advertising Agency; VP Account Supervisor; PDL&C Advertising Agency Founding Partner and President; CLEO (Advertisings Oscar) television commercial award winner over Nike; Major Clients: Gore-Tex, Molson Beer, Rubbermaid Products,Kodak /Wal-Mart Promotions, Remington; National Rifle Association, Black & Decker/Canada; The LPGA, Gander Mountain, Bass Pro Shops, Shakespeare Fishing Tackle, Dicks Sporting Goods,Coleman Camping; ABC Television Networks Wide World of Sports with Jim McKay, Voice of the Olympics ; Field & Stream magazine, Sports Illustrated; ESPN Cable TV Outdoor Sports Programming

President Robert Looney & Associates, Marketing, New Product Development , Patent and Commercialization Consultant.

Carol McManus , Carol G McManus Consulting LLC

Carol McManus Associate

585) 248-3886


Ms. McManus is a former Commissioner of the New York State Workers Compensation Board where she served for eight years as a policymaker and appellate court judge in thousands of cases in controversy and presided over more than 8,000 settlements. An experienced professional with expertise in human resources, employee relations, facilities management and operations, she has worked in the fields of mental health, personnel administration and was the Legal Administrator for a mid-sized law firm for 10 years. In addition to private sector employment, she served in elective office as a School Board member, Town Board member and Deputy Supervisor, and as a Monroe County Legislator. Currently, Ms. McManus is an Independent consultant who advises small and medium sized firms on issues relating to workers compensation, human resources and general business matters. She also assists companies to develop and implement Zero Tolerance for Violence policies and procedures in their workplaces. Having graduated from Nazareth College, Ms. McManus holds a certificate of Management Studies from Cornell School of Labor & Industrial Relations and attended St. John Fisher College for post-graduate work. She is a member of the National Association of Professional Women and a life member of Cambridges Whos Who. She is also a member and past president of the Rochester Professional Consultants Network, When she is not working, she is active in her church, currently serving as a member of Parish Council among other activities; is a member of The Italian Womens Civic Club, a former merit badge counselor for the Boy Scouts of America for many years and enjoys gardening, travel and family activities with husband, Tom, their children and grandchildren.

Larry Sealfon, Larry Sealfon & Associates

Larry Sealfon

Larry has an extensive background in sales and marketing. He has over 35 years experience in the consumer electronics and house wares industries. As an independent manufactures rep he helped launch many innovative products, including Packard-Bell computers, Recoton wireless speakers, Fellows paper shredders, Case Logic, unique CD and cassette storage cases, and he sold Costco their first computer accessory product, which was a computer cover, from the manufacture Computer Coverups. As a national sales manager for Surround Air, a room air purifier manufacture, he expanded the company, from being an internet only based company, that only sold through their website, to becoming a major player in retail and in catalogs. He was able to place surround Air into Amazon.com, H.H. Gregg, electronic stores, Kohls department stores, D&H distributers, and many others throughout the US and Canada

Phone: (561) 702 6165

Email: larrysealfon@gmail.com

Former Members

Don Perko, Business Targets

Don Perko

Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer (2005-2010)

ITTr is sad to announce that Don passed away July 3, 2010.

Don Perko was a specialist in developing custom business lists for small and mid-size companies. Business Targets provides a full range of lists in electronic form for mailing, telephone solicitation, and demographics that fit the business needs and budget requirements of small and mid-size companies.

Prior to founding Business Targets, Mr. Perko's Sales and Marketing experiences included:

  • Rohm and Hass Pharmaceutical Division Area Representative
  • Bausch and Lomb Soflens Division Product Manager
  • St. John Fisher College, Marketing and Advertising Adjunct
  • Designer Acoustics, Inc.: Executive V.P.