Team

Our value proposition is our team. Our SBDC is home to some of the most knowledgeable and experienced consultants from across the region. We have Certified QuickBooks ProAdvisors on staff who can help you with your accounting systems, marketing specialists who can help you reach your clients at each stage of decision making, loan specialist who know the lending preferences of banks in your local community, and procurement specialist who can help you bid on local, state, and federal solicitations. Read below to learn more how the SBDC can add value to your small business.

Read below to learn more how the SBDC can add value to your small business.

al Al Gohary

Business Consultant/QuickBooks ProAdvisor

Location: Riverside, Moreno Valley,San Bernardino

Bio

Al Gohary is a General Business Consultant with the SBDC. Prior to joining the SBDC in 2003, Al helped in starting, managing and growing two Inland Empire small business companies one of which went public in June of 2000. His background includes over 12 years in Hotels management, Business Administration, Financing & Accounting. Mr. Gohary […]

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Marsac Deirdre Marsac

Training Coordinator

Bio

Deirdre graduated from CSU San Bernardino in 2009 with a BA in Economics, Minor in Accounting, and a passion for economic development.  For two years, Deirdre interned and worked at two progressive Southern California cities assisting Economic Development Departments with implementing economic development policy, marketing new and existing small business resources, and coordinating training events […]

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Karla Gonzalez Karla Gonzalez

Bilingual Business Consultant/Government Procurement

Bio

Karla Gonzalez joined the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center as a Business Consultant in April 2011. She provides counseling and training services to businesses throughout the Inland Empire. Karla has worked a business consultant for over eight years. She consults business owners on their managerial and technical aspects of expanding their business, as well […]

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Kristen Gerke Kristen Gerke

Administrative Assistant

Louisa Louisa Miller

Business Consultant

Location: High Desert: Adelanto, Apple Valley, Barstow, Hesperia and Victorville

Bio

Louisa joined the SBDC team in November 2001. She brings over twenty years experience in providing services to small businesses in various industries. Louisa holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Lock Haven State College (University of Pennsylvania). Louisa has been a resident of the High Desert since 1990.

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paul Paul Nolta

Assistant Director

Location: Riverside, Murrieta and Temecula

Bio

After serving this country in the Air Force, Paul graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an Emphasis in Finance and a Minor in Entrepreneurship. He previously worked as a financial advisor and enrollment manager for a major benefits administration company. He has an extensive background […]

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robert Robert Usher

Business Consultant

Location: Chino, Eastvale, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland

Bio

Robert has been serving new and existing business owners in the western part of the Inland Empire SBDC’s territory since 2000.  Previously working as an operational consultant for corporate 7-Eleven, his focus was on assisting franchise owners in improving the sales and profitability of their stores.  Adding to his prior experience of managing two service-based […]

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Veronica Kusudo Veronica Kusudo

Administrative Assistant

Bio

Veronica Kusudo is the administrative assistant at the main office of the Inland Empire Small Business Development Center in Riverside and Ontario. She manages the front office and the calendars of five of the six consultants at the IESBDC. Veronica joined the team in October 2006. She has a strong background in customer and client […]

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vincent Vincent McCoy

Executive Director

Location: San Bernardino

Bio

Vincent is responsible for operations, program development and management, fundraising, and staff supervision. Vincent joined the SBDC team in 2000 Vincent has a diverse business and technical background, and he also teaches Small Business Management and Marketing at Victor Valley College. He holds a BA in Accounting from California State University Hayward and an MBA […]

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