Luis BatistaLuis Batista is a Florida SBDC at FIU consultant with more than 25 years procurement experience in both the public and private sectors. He assists small and medium-size companies interested in pursuing federal, state and local-government contracting and subcontracting opportunities.
Shelly BernalShelly Bernal is a Florida SBDC at FIU consultant who understands the ways of both big business and small business. As an international business development manager for two Fortune 500 companies,
Frederic BonneauFrederic Bonneau, MBA, is an experienced online marketing expert with specialization in website development, social-media optimization and mobile marketing.
Jacqueline Bueno SousaJacqueline Bueno Sousa is Regional Director of Florida SBDC at FIU. Before joining FIU, Jackie was a director with an international business-intelligence and strategic- advisory firm, advising multinational companies with business intelligence needs related to new market entries, regulatory issues and competitive analysis.
Roberto CastellónRoberto Castellón, MBA, is a certified SBDC consultant experienced in the areas of finance and growth acceleration. He assists qualified small and medium-size enterprises in developing growth strategies, including strategic-plan development and accessing capital.
Kiomara HidalgoKiomara Hidalgo has more than 20 years of experience in global human resources, strategic planning, talent development and change management at Fortune 500 companies, including the technology, healthcare, education and retail sectors.
Nile KirecNile Kirec is a marketing communications and public relations professional with almost three decades of agency, client and consultancy experience.
Alfredo Lacayo EvertszAlfredo Lacayo Evertsz is a Florida SBDC at FIU business consultant who provides financial assistance to entrepreneurs and small-business owners.
Alina MatasAlina Matas is a Florida SBDC at FIU consultant who specializes in business research and business-plan development. Previously, Alina led the research department of a major commercial real estate company, where she helped identify pricing and development trends and wrote industry reports.
Ricardo NewarkRicardo Newark is a Florida SBDC at FIU consultant experienced in finance, strategy, international business development and operations. He spent most of his career at Xerox, where his roles included serving as vice president of the Latin Markets, chief financial officer of the International Group and integrated supply chain vice president for the Developing Market Operations.
George Ray IIIGeorge Ray III is a Florida SBDC at FIU consultant who specializes in pre-ventures and launching start-ups and franchises, including food, clothing and professional-services companies. He also develops sustainable growth strategies for existing businesses. He has received national recognition from The White House Fellows Programs and is a graduate of the United States Congressional Black Caucus ("CBC") Leadership Institute.
Tak TakasuTak Takasu is a globe-trotting competitive research & strategy analyst with an infinite level of curiosity, a passion to connect the dots and a keen sense of multicultural dynamics. She has more than a decade of experience working with companies of all shapes and sizes in three continents.
Brian Van HookBrian Van Hook is Associate Director of Florida SBDC at FIU. Prior to joining Florida International University, Brian was policy director of the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship, where he oversaw research and legislative activities.
Marjorie WeberMarjorie J. Weber has 50 years of experience as a financial consultant to business owners, entrepreneurs and real estate developers, having assisted major commercial clients seeking investments and access to real estate capital.
Ricardo WeiszRicardo Weisz is a Florida SBDC at FIU consultant who is an expert in assisting innovation-driven companies with raising equity capital, financing, marketing, management turnarounds, content and brand development, as well as licensing and marketing of products and services.