Sample List of Experts/Professionals Who Were Provided Original Draft Chapters or Pertinent Parts Thereof for Consultation and Advisory Purposes. Acknowledged in no particular order or preference:

  • Rudi Lamone, Professor Emeritus, Founder, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • Asher Epstein, Executive Director, Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
  • Joseph Loddo, formerly District Director of the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and later as Acting Deputy Administrator of US Small Business Administration
  • Seth Carter, Senior VP, Government Contractor Division, Cardinal Bank
  • James Ridenour, former President of George Washington Bank in Alexandria, VA, former senior lending executive officer with James Madison – Mercantile-Potomac and PNC Banks)(all merger-acquisition situations); currently President, John Marshal Bank
  • John Carpenter, former Executive VP, Former Head of Government Contract Lending Division, Wachovia Bank; currently, Government Contractor Group Director, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland
  • Tommie Critchfield, former Senior VP, Division Head for Northern Virginia, commercial lending, Bank of America
  • Gregory Montgomery, Senior VP, Freedom Bank of Virginia
  • Bryan Ballowe, Senior Lender, King Trade Capital (Trade Finance)
  • Jed Fochtman, President, Capital Advisors Corporation, formerly , President, Complete Leasing Corporation
  • Wayne Williams, Senior Lender, Business Financing Group (SBA 504 Programs), Head of Washington, DC Operations
  • Michael Clark, President, Access National Bank
  • Monica Eboda, Executive VP, Philadelphia Region, Manager, Commercial Lending, PNC Bank
  • Rick Ostopowicz/ Jim Hebbel, Euler Hermes (largest commercial receivable insurer in the world)
  • Michael Tinsley, President, Neosystems (accounting)
  • Clark Childers, Partner, Cherry, Bekaert & Holland, LLP (accounting)
  • Ashok Mehan, President, FedMine (government contractor data search/research systems)
  • Becky Cronister, President, Action Capital Corporation
  • Larry Gulko (national authority on branding)
  • Eric Vendt, Esq., Whiteford Taylor & Preston
  • Jeff/Jackie Wools, Principals, C2 Portfolio Essentials, Inc. (Human Resource Specialists)
  • JaNette Connell, Director, Creative and Marketing Communications, Insperity (formerly Administaff)
  • Tom Johnson, President, Business Research Services, Inc.
    (Information Services)
  • Archisha Mehan, Vice President, Commercial Lending, John Marshal Bank; formerly with Sandy Spring Bank, formerly SBA Lender with Commerce Bank of Virginia
  • Pam Mazza, Esq., Piliero Mazza, PLLC
  • Henry Barratt, Managing Director, Blue Water Capital (venture capital), formerly Sr. VP, Commercial Banking, Xenith Bank
  • Milan Yager, National Association of Professional Employer Organizations
  • Richard Sinclair, former President of Presidential Financial Corporation of the Chesapeake and Midwest, former President, Commercial Finance Association (Baltimore Region); currently, President, Correspondent Business Credit, LLC
  • Beth Cole, Former Executive Director of the prestigious National Women’s Business Center, Washington, DC, former SBA Women’s Advocate of the Year (2001)
  • Stephen M. Kann, formerly, Managing Director, Bridgewater Capital, formerly, Director, Investment Banking, Newbridge Securities Corporation; currently Business Development Executive, Accelerate DC Mentoring Services
  • Julie Lenzer Kirk – President of Path Forward, Intl., Successful and Award Winning Former IT Entrepreneur/Business Owner, Board Member, University of MD Center for Information & Technology, Speaker, Consultant, and Author, “The ParentPreneur Edge – What Parenting Teaches About Building a Successful Business, John Wiley & Sons (2007)”
  • David Albanese, Highly Successful Entrepreneur and Businessman Spanning Multiple Industry Fields, Receivables and Real Estate Financing Expert, Business Consultant
  • Helen A. White, President, Health Care Strategies Group, Inc., Board Chair, Institute for Professional Development & Education, Ltd., Lecturer, Speaker, Consultant, Extensive Expertise With Regard to Grants and SBIR programs
  • Janet Smith, President, Ivy Planning Group (full service national management consulting and training firm – diversity in action), Author, “Diversity Action Book” (www.DiversityAction.com)
    and “58 Little Things That Have a Big Impact” (www.MicroTriggers.com)
  • Howard Arnold, Corporate Executive Consulting, IT Corporate Expert, Founder of Churchill Investment Corp.(IPO), Founder, Sage Systems (Sold to ICF-Kaiser), Specializing in Emerging Technology Companies
  • Javier Aguirre, VP, SPP Mezzanine Partners
  • Anthony Carringi, Partner, Merion Investment Partners, L.P.
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