Joshua Wright

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 3, 2022
Joshua Wright graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. He currently serves as the BlackRock Outreach Specialist for the Multicultural Business Division. This role centers around connecting Metro Atlanta communities to UGA SBDC services in the local area, promoting entrepreneurial activity, identifying potential areas for business development, and identifying grants and funding for businesses. Joshua has passion for the advancement of disadvantaged business owners, public speaking, and encouraging people to fulfill their potential.
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Eleana Reyes

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On June 3, 2022
Originally from Venezuela, Eleana Reyes holds a degree in Mass Communications with a minor in Corporate Communication and has experience in marketing, sales and event planning. Elena's professional history includes job roles as Media Coordinator for MLG-Media Group, Corporate Communications Coordinator at PGA group, Customer Service Associate experience in the Retail industry, and most recently, Member and Engagement Coordinator for the Hispanic Construction Association.  
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Howard Dent

  • Posted by Macy Thomas
  • On February 11, 2020
Howard Dent's work with the UGA SBDC is buoyed by his belief that real success is the success you share. His mission is to use his 25-plus years of experience in banking and finance to help aspiring entrepreneurs start and grow their business and help existing owners take their business to the next level.   Prior to working at the UGA SBDC, Howard held positions at various financial institutions, including Credit Suisse, WF Commercial Capital and Wells Fargo Bank, where he and his team were responsible for raising over $3 billion in capital. Howard was founding Principal and President of a mortgage finance company where he oversaw the accounting, finance, marketing and human resources functions. Prior to that, he started a specialty-finance focused business consultancy.

Education

  • BBA (Finance, Cum Laude, Baruch Scholar), Bernard M. Baruch College
 

Experience

  • Wells Fargo Securities (Director)
  • Wells Fargo Commercial Capital, (Vice President)
  • New Heights Capital (Founder and President)
  • New Heights Group (Founder and Principal)
  • Credit Suisse, Principal Transaction Group (Associate - Financial Engineer)
  • Accenture, Financial Markets Division (Staff Consultant)
 
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Carolina Ramon

  • Posted by Meredith Reeves
  • On July 3, 2019
Carolina Ramon Carolina Ramon joined the UGA Small Business Development Center's Office of Multicultural Business Development (OMBD) in 2015. A native of Cali, Colombia, Carolina has been instrumental in the design, creation and execution of business training for Hispanic business owners. She continues to create and implement marketing strategies to reach minority business owners. Carolina is fluent in both English and Spanish.

         

Education

  • BA (Mass Communication and Marketing)
  • MBA (Business Administration), Georgia State University

Experience

  • Served as Director of the Small Business Administration’s WEDA Metropolitan Atlanta Women Business Center (MAWBC) for many years. There she oversaw the day-to-day operations of MAWBC programs and services, including managing and evaluating staff, third-party consultants/providers, and community partners.  In this position, she delivered quality bilingual training and consulting services in business development, market research, loan packaging, and certification and procurement opportunities.
  • Served as Marketing and Media Professional for CNN en Español and serves as the organization’s primary liaison to the Latino community, including individuals, business owners, media, associations and other stakeholders.
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