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  • John S. Wisniewski,

    John S. Wisniewski has an extensive background in property tax appeals, he represents municipalities and the owners of large commercial and industrial properties. His experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in these matters offers a unique and valuable perspective.

    In his land-use practice, Mr. Wisniewski appears before planning and zoning boards and other local and county agencies on behalf of property owners in all phases of approvals, including site plans, subdivisions, variances and redevelopment designations.

    His independent investigations work is tailored to corporations, governmental entities, audit committees and boards of directors. He also is experienced in dealing with law enforcement agencies. In addition, Mr. Wisniewski advises clients on how to handle government inquiries.  Learn more about John S. Wisniewski.

  • Chip Hallock,

    President & CEO, Newark Regional Business Partnership

    Chip Hallock is president and CEO of the Newark Regional Business Partnership (NRBP), a business organization dedicated to providing its members with connections, information and advocacy that will enhance their opportunities, and strengthen and revitalize the business infrastructure of Newark and the surrounding region. Learn more about Mr. Hallock

  • Brenda B. Hopper,

    CEO – State Director America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey

    Brenda B. Hopper is the Chief Executive Officer and State Director of America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey (NJSBDC) network. Learn more about Ms. Hopper

  • Dr. Sayed Ibrahim,

    Health & Beauty USA, Inc.

    Sayed Ibrahim, President of Health & Natural Beauty, is an accomplished research scientist who has been successful in evolving his knowledge and passion for chemistry into a key business role with a Fortune 500 corporation. Learn more about Dr. Ibrahim

  • Dean Lei Lei,

    Dean and Professor of Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University

    Professor Lei Lei has served as the dissertation advisor for Ph.D. students, co-guest editor for Annals of Operations Research, associate editor of IIE Transactions, and Naval Research Logistics. Learn more about Ms. Lei Lei

  • Brian McDonough,

    Technical Integration Services – TISDCS Data Center Services

    Brian McDonough is a 2014 NJSBDC Success Award Winner. TISDCS Data Center Services provides high-quality, cost-effective data center solutions and services for small, medium and large size companies. Learn more about Mr. McDonough

  • Harry Menta,

    NJ District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration

    Harry Menta is a public relations generalist who works well in writing news and feature stories for small businesses, manufacturing firms, banking and consumer industries. Learn more about Mr. Menta

  • Deborah Smarth,

    America’s Small Business Development Centers – New Jersey

    Deborah Smarth is the Chief Operating Officer and Associate State Director of America’s SBDC New Jersey, headquartered at Rutgers Business School (Newark-New Brunswick). In this capacity, she directs strategic planning, government relations, communications, and external partnerships. Learn more about Ms. Smarth

  • Jerry Silberman,

    Corporate Turnaround

    Jerry Silberman is a regular contributor on MSNBC’s “Your Business” and has been a featured guest for CNN, Fox, CBS, ABC, the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, US News and World Report and Forbes magazine. Learn more about Mr. Silberman

  • Susan Stultz,

    Datatek Applications, Inc.

    Susan Stultz is the chief operating officer of Datatek Applications, Inc. and one of its founders. She has held the COO position since 2008 and is responsible for managing the day-to-day operations, financial planning, and management, as well as long-term strategies for the company. Learn more about Ms. Stultz

  • Deidre McCarthy,

    Advanced Built Structures, Inc.

    Deidre then joined DeVry University and became Assistant Regional Manager. She found a unique niche in the for-profit college world where she was able to consistently identify and recruit – non-traditional – students who were college and work ready. Learn more about Ms. McCarthy

  • Ricardo Martinez,

    Señor Sangria

    Ricardo established a beverage company called Señor Sangria that has been able to capture the passion for making sangria at home inside of a bottle. Learn more about Mr. Martinez

  • Sheila Robinson-Kiss,

    Lakecalm, Inc.

    As a meeting planner and speaker, Ms. Robinson-Kiss collaborates with other meeting planners to create a long-lasting memorable experience for event attendees in beautiful destinations around the world. Learn more about Ms.Robinson-Kiss

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