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Katie Boddy

SBA Intermediate Certification
NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Maricopa

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SANJAY DHOLE

SBA Intermediate Certification
SBDC Center: Maricopa
 

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TOM FULCHER

SBA Intermediate Certification
NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Maricopa

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VIRGINIA HERSHAFT

SBA Intermediate Certification
SBDC Center: Maricopa
 

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ROBERT MUCCI

SBA Intermediate Certification
NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Cochise

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NANCY SANDERS

Regional Center Director
SBA Intermediate Certification
SBDC Center: Maricopa

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MARK SCHMITT

Center Director
SBA Intermediate Certification
NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Cochise

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Katie Boddy

SBA Intermediate Certification | NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Maricopa

Before coming to the Maricopa Small Business Development Center, Katie worked in marketing for Liberty Mutual Insurance and taught business and fashion classes for the Academy of Art University, Northern Arizona University, and Paradise Valley Community College.

Katie’s areas of expertise include: Business Start-Ups, Business Plan Development & Execution, Strategic Marketing Plans, Online Marketing, Marketing Campaigns, International Business, Business Planning, Strategic Partnerships, Social Media, Branding, and Market Research. She also owns and operates her own personal styling business, Katie Boddy Styling, which has been in operation since 2010.

While working at the SBDC, Katie has achieved certifications in Profit Mastery, GrowthWheel, and is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional. Katie has also completed the SBA’s introductory and intermediate International Trade Certification programs.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from the University of Arizona and a master’s degree in Fashion Merchandising from the Academy of Art University


SanJay Dhole

SBA Intermediate Certification
SBDC Center: Maricopa

Sanjay is a Technology Program Coordinator for Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC. He works with tech startups by helping them put together business plan, feasibility analysis, SBIR/STTR proposal preparation, investor readiness and other activities. Prior to joining SBDC, Sanjay founded and operated two Arizona based businesses in the area of IT Software and Finance. He worked for Microchip Technology and Intel Corporation as a Product and Design Engineer prior to starting his entrepreneurial career.

Education: Sanjay holds Masters in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology.


Tom Fulcher

SBA Intermediate Certification | NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Maricopa

Tom’s area of expertise include: Business Development, Corporate Finance, Marketing, Business Start-ups, and Business Acquisition/Sale. He served in many VP roles in corporate America and currently owns two small businesses.

Education: Certificate, Global Leadership, Thunderbird School of Global Management, MBA Marketing, University of Denver, Daniels College of Business, BS Management, Arizona State University


Virginia Hershaft

SBA Intermediate Certification
SBDC Center: Maricopa

Virginia “Jenny” Herschaft is a business analyst with the Maricopa Small Business Development Center. She is an experienced business owner with more than 15 years of business management and small business operations experience and has held several management positions at major corporations where she supervised individuals in marketing and operations. Her areas of expertise include business development and execution, counseling and coaching, human resources and employee recruitment, retail sales and marketing and financial analysis. She has taught entrepreneurial business courses as an Adjunct Faculty at the Community College level.

Education: Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) with a concentration in Finance from the Ken Blanchard College of Business, Grand Canyon University, Phoenix, AZ and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Magna cum Laude, from the Mount Vernon University, Mount Vernon, OH.


Robert Mucci

SBA Intermediate Certification | NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Cochise
Robert Mucci has been a SBDC counselor for six years. He was the first SBDC business analyst in Arizona to be SBA certified at the Intermediate level for International Trade. He was also one of the first of two counselors to be certified as a NASIBTE CGBP counselor.

Bob presently jointly serves as the United States Department of Agriculture Program Specialist for Rural Energy for America (REAP) grant program and Value Added Producer Grant Program. Bob has expertise in Government Contract Counseling assisting clients in 8(a) certification, SAM registration, Woman Owned Small Business and Economically Disadvantage Small Business Certification and all other aspects of State, Local and Federal Government contracting. Expertise in the area of International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) regulations.

Instructor for SBDC in QuickBooks and general accounting. Counseling services also include complex financial analysis including cash flow analysis, break even analysis and gap analysis.

Instructor for SBA Boots to Business program.

Education: B.S. University of Michigan, M.P.A. University of Utah


Nancy Sanders

Regional Center Director
SBA Intermediate Certification
SBDC Center: Maricopa

Nancy currently serves at the Regional Center Director for the Maricopa Community Colleges SBDC, the largest service center for the Arizona SBDC network. She has worked for Fortune 500 organizations and award-winning small businesses. Nancy and her clients have generated millions of dollars in revenue and profits by setting SMART goals, building strong, loyal relationships andimplementing simple marketing strategies. Nancy is the founder of Galaxy Consulting Services, Three Dog Marketing and now oversees the Maricopa Community Colleges Small Business Development Center.

Education: MBA in Global Management, BS in Marketing


Mark Schmitt

Center Director
SBA Intermediate Certification | NASBITE CGBP
SBDC Center: Cochise

Mark Schmitt is current Director for the Small Business Development Center at Cochise College. He currently serves on Cochise County Tourism Council, Center for Economic Research Advisory Board, Executive Board of SEAGO, President Bisbee Chamber of Commerce, Board Member of Sierra Vista Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Marketing Advisory Committee at Buena High School.
He is currently a certified counselor for the SBDC network with over 250 hours of training in Finance, Marketing, Business Planning, and other related business training and is a Nasbite Certified Global Business Professional Prior to working at Cochise College Mark was self-employed for 20 years. Mark has owned and operated the following businesses; JC Penney Catalogue Desk, South West Gift Store, UPS/Federal Express Shipping and Packaging Store, Carpet Cleaning Business, Money Services Business, Tuxedo Rental Store, TV/VCR Repair Shop, Satellite Instillation Company and a Paging and Internet Service Provider Business.

In 2011, Mark received the AZSBDC’s state award for “Economic Impact”, in 2012, 2014 he received the AZSBDC‘s state award for “Client Satisfaction” in 2013 he received the AZSBDC’s “State Star Award” for achievement in small business development . In the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Cochise College SBDC received the “Center of Excellence Award” from the SBA and the State SBDC Network as all goals related to economic impact were met and exceeded. He is the author of “How to Start Business/Instructions” and co-authored a second book called “The TriStart Matrix” with 27 other SBDC Counselors throughout the US. He also co-authors a weekly column in the Sierra Vista Herald’s Money Section called “Ask M & M.”

Education: B.S in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion and a MBA from the University of Phoenix.


SBA-logo---USE-THIS-ONE-(2)The U.S. Small Business Administration developed introductory and intermediate criteria based certification for business Export and International Trade expertise. (For more information about SBA visit www.sba.gov)

nasbite_cgbp_logoThe National Association of Small Business International Trade Educators (NASBITE) Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) is one of the most prestigious advanced certifications testing international business trade expertise in the United States. (For more information about NASBIT visit: www.nasbite.org