About Our Team of Consultants
Consulting sessions are personalized, confidential and at no cost.
Our professionally trained and experienced Business Consultants will work with you one-on-one to help you with:
International Market Planning
Export Market Planning
Government Contracting Development
Strategic Business Planning
About Our Team of Consultants …
Rafael Cruz, MBA, CGBP, EDFP
Rafael Cruz is the Regional Director in charge of all operations for the Florida SBDC in Fort Lauderdale. He has held various leadership positions in Fortune 500 service companies and privately held companies that are global leaders in their industries.
Mike Bell, Lt Colonel ret.
Mike Bell is a Certified Business Consultant specializing in Government Procurement. Mr. Bell has a 40 plus year career background in operations and production in pharmaceuticals and high technology electronics.
Anil Chang, CGBP
Anil Chang is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) specializing in work with companies interested in International Trade. Prior to coming to the SBDC Fort Lauderdale, Mr. Chang was the Procurement and Logistics Manager for a privately held international trade company.
Parbatee Chang, MBA, CGBP
Parbatee Chang is a Certified Business Consultant specializing in work with companies interested in International Trade. She is also a highly respected and sought after expert in the areas of Quality Management Systems and Accreditation and Quality Audits.
Gary Cole, MBA
Gary Cole is a Certified Business Consultant specializing in finance and loan package development. He was employed as a National Bank Examiner with the United States Comptroller of the Currency where he examined National Banks in the Southeastern United States.
George E. Gadson, MA
George E. Gadson is a Certified Business Consultant specializing in working with creative economy entrepreneurs. He has over 20 plus years of management experience with large banking Institutions, as well as small private and public corporations.
Angel Rentas is a Certified Business Consultant for the SBDC specializing in finance and loan package development. Mr. Rentas has more than 35 years of experience in banking and finance and as a portfolio manager serving private and public corporations.
Teri Takahashi is a Certified Business Consultant and our Business and Training Manager at the Florida SBDC in Fort Lauderdale. She oversees the budget and records functions of the SBDC operation. She also works with clients to develop business plans for start-ups and existing companies.