LEADERSHIP TEAM

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MICHAEL SAUVANTE

director & Chief architect

Michael is a 40-year entrepreneur, an expert in new venture creation, a long-time triple bottom line advocate, and architect of the SCF program. More

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SCOTT MCINTYRE

director & ENTREPRENEURSHIP DEVELOPMENT advisor

Scott is a leader in entrepreneurship development, small business capital formation, startups & business incubation, and is leading the birth of a new domestic industry. More

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DR. FADHEL KABOUB

director & ECONOMICS ADVISOR

Fadhel is a professor of economics who focuses on monetary theory, particularly in relation to policy & job creation. He is president of GISP.  More

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JEFF LONDRES

DIRECTOR & FINTECH ADVISOR

Jeff is a FinTech expert & entrepreneur. He has held leadership roles growing commercial solutions in payment processing and integrated payments. More

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JEFFREY QUINTERO

director & communities advisOR

Jeff combines an IT background with deep insights into the structural distortions of current economic development models. His research includes  finance, entrepreneurship and the strengthening of local economies. More

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KRISTEN OLMI

DIRECTOR & GOVERNMENT RELATIONS ADVISOR

Kristen has led large-scale economic development projects in northeast Ohio and worked on business and grant development for two decades. She donates considerable time to community non-profit organizations.  More

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BERNADETTE IRIZZARY

director & branding/business strategy advisoR

Bern has built and led cross-disciplinary teams for over 20 years. She has developed award-winning customer experiences, products and campaigns for companies across multiple industries. More

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VARI MACNEIL

director & MARKETING / creative advisoR

Vari has more than 25 years experience working with some of the world’s best-known brands on product launches, marketing campaigns and communications initiatives.  More

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PATRICIA CARLSON

director & operatiONS ADVISOR

Patricia has a successful track record in the administration of startup and growth companies. She brings over 30 years experience in founding and running more than a half dozen enterprises.  More

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ROBERT PALMER

banking ADVISOR

Bob has a 40-year career in banking as CEO of multiple community banks. He is president & CEO of the Community Bankers Association of Ohio.  More

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STEPHEN DE MEULENAERE

CURRENCY advisOR

For almost 30 years, Stephen has worked with development organizations to implement and strengthen complementary currencies in Asia, Latin America and Africa. In North America he has years of complementary currency system management experience. More