Our Advisory Board
Mr. Harold T. Epps. is the Former Director of Commerce at the City of Philadelphia and now Senior Advisor at Bellevue Strategies and Diversified Search. Mr. Epps is a business leader with over 30 years of corporate experience in providing high performance products and solutions for complex and compliance driven industries. As Director of Commerce, Harold oversaw and implemented policies to help both small businesses and major corporations in Philadelphia thrive.
Mr. Jim Burnett is the Executive Director of VestedIn, formerly, the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution. He has worked in the financial services industry for over 24 years, beginning his career with Fidelity Bank in1988. In addition to his professional focus, Mr. Burnett has served diligently on various community and professional boards and is committed to the promotion of financial education and access to capital.
Ms. Kittura Dior is the Program Coordinator of Power Up Your Business, an innovative program providing free, community-based business training to help Philadelphia commercial corridor and other neighborhood-based businesses adapt to challenges and run their business more efficiently.
Ms. Margaret Berger Bradley is the VP of Strategic Initiatives at Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania. She has spent more than 25 years focusing on community and economic development. As Executive Director of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative – Greater Philadelphia, she worked with partners across the region and a top-notch team at the Community College of Philadelphia to provide small business owners poised for growth with an experience many have called ‘transformational.’
Mr. Nestor Torres is the Owner & Managing Partner of Myriagon Consulting Group. Myriagon Consulting Group specializes in small business entrepreneurial excellence through strategically leveraging our client’s resources to capitalize on market opportunities by improving business fundamentals & accelerating key performance measures, with a tailored approach. Mr. Torres is the Board Chairman of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia.
With an MS in Computer Information Science, Mr. Andy Stutzman has over 20 years of technology experience within higher education. Through his leadership and innovation skills, Andy has strived to create programs and technologies that reach beyond traditional boundaries and focus on digital equity. Since coming to Drexel University, Andy has been involved in civic engagement and workforce development initiatives across Philadelphia. As the Program Director for Digital On-Ramps, he led a city wide digital badging initiative that included managing the MacArthur Foundation backed LRNG Philly program. Andy now works as the Project Director for Civic Technology at Drexel University’s ExCITe Center where he leads community based initiatives focused on digital equity and inclusion. He is also the chair for the Technology Learning Collaborative which has supported digital inclusion initiatives throughout Philadelphia for over eight years.