Assisting Clients in the
Greater South Bay
hosted by: El Camino College SBDC

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Andrew Strachan

Andrew has many years of financial analysis expertise serving as financial analyst/VP of finance for over 20 years in the U.S. and Europe following an earlier career in two start-ups and serves on the board of a bank. Andrew leverages this experience for the benefit of his SBDC clients as he assists them with financial model development, financial statement creation and review, along with strategy development, business planning and working with investors (pitch deck review, business plan, presentations). He is also fluent in French.

Antonio Ruiz

As a SBDC advisor, Antonio is committed to helping small businesses tell their stories on their websites and social media utilizing a multiplicity of tools including video; Antonio’s goal is to work with you to make their businesses grow.

Charlie Lowe, CGBP

Charlie is a core business consultant with special skills in marketing and international trade. Charlie also assists with business start-up, planning and government procurement, and can do it and both English and Spanish! Charlie’s passion is helping small businesses become empowered to change their lives for the better. When not working, he enjoys listening to live music and going out to nature, camping and exploring.

Lara Lara

As a Business Advisor, with a specialty in QuickBooks and Finance, Lara assists nascent, new and existing businesses understand the money they make. When not helping clients, she enjoys genealogy and hiking.

Larry Johnson

Larry is a core business consultant with dual specialties in the food & beverage industry as well as debt and equity consulting. “Active after hours as a Rotarian in my local community, I am also an aficionado of classical music and the LA Phil. My weekend passions include golf, tennis and hiking the local mountains.”

Nate Jemison

Nate Jemison provides access to capital, financial analysis and loan consulting. He has over 20+ of years experience as a commercial and corporate banker with national, regional and community banks. Nate has also operated his own independent financial consulting business for the past 15 years. He is a graduate of CSU Long Beach and received his formal credit training from the distinguished and highly regarded Security Pacific National Bank Commercial Loan Training Program.

Daniel Hancuff

Daniel has been working with SBDC clients for over nine years and has had the opportunity to assist hundreds of small business owners navigate the filings and regulations related to operating a business in California. “It has been a pleasure to remove obstacles blocking my clients’ progress and to see their businesses grow.”

Deborah Deras

Deborah Deras, Social Media Marketing trainer and consultant, is an author, corporate trainer and motivational speaker. She has over 15 years experience coaching small business owners. Her Fortune 500 clients secured through social media include: Coca Cola, Pinesol, Verizon, Allstate and NASA. She has a Masters in Education from CSULA. She is passionate about helping owners navigate the ever changing world of social to increase their visibility and achieve their business goals.

Michael DeDonato J.D.,MBA

Michael’ expertise lies in management consulting, management accounting as well as mergers and acquisitions. “I am dedicated to the success of every client and very much look forward to the actualization of client aspirations and visions.”

Reyna Alvarado