Our Staff & Advisors

Main Office Staff

Steven Tannehill, MBA
Executive Director


Shelley Weinstein
Training Coordinator


Catherine Grooms, MBA
Assistant Director



Business Advisors & Area of Expertise

Tora Brown, MSPA
Certifications for bidding public contracts, Initial Client Meetings


Mark Colonomos
Fashion Industry Specialist, Business Start-ups


Catherine Grooms, MBA

Primary Center Advisor, Accounting, Entertainment & Arts Industry Initiative (EAII)


Stuart Fried, MA
LinkedIn, Social Media, Executive Development


Karen Ferguson
Human Resources


Sylvia Martini, CGBP
International Trade, Marketing


David LaChina, MBA/CPA
Accounting, Finance, Business Strategy, M&A, International Trade


Helene Liatsos

QuickBooks, Starting Your Business


Miriam Aguilar

Business Plans, Startup Assistance (Spanish Speaking Advisor)


Ben Tenn, MBA
Senior Advisor, Business Startups, Strategy, Marketing Sales, San Fernando Valley Representative


John Peate

Access to Capital, Advanced Technology Incubator Program (ATI)


Kevin McVearry
Restaurant Specialist


Raimone Roberts, MBA
Business Plans, Antelope Valley Representative, Veteran Program Specialist


Paul Mazbanian, MBA

Accessing Debt Financing, Business Plans


Gil Murphy
Senior Advisor, Access to Capital, Business Plans


Charles Yacoobian, CPA
Financial Management, Export / Import, General Management, Growth Management, Inventory Management


Steve Tannehill, MBA
Capital Markets, Primary Counselor


Connie Sparks
Business Trainings, Professional Development


Erica Bristol Intellectual Property
 (Copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and patents) Business Contracts/Transactions, Mediation


 

College Interns and Key Areas of Responsibility

Elianne Boutros
Office Processes and Procedures


Benjamin Frey
Webcats / SBDC Systems


Brendan Mellady

Young Entrepreneur Program (YEP)