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)