Mentorship

Amplify tier members gain exclusive FREE access, while any Maryland residents and businesses are offered 6 hours of complimentary mentoring

Expert Mentorship that Transforms Your Business Journey 

Mentorship is the cornerstone of our approach because it powers your process. Believing in your potential to transform the marketplace, we ask the hard questions and equip you with the tools for achievement. On paper, we’re entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, and strategists. In practice, we’re advisors who listen with heart and lead by example. You have the passion; we have the pathway.

Our Support

Budget Formulation
Business Models
Customer/Third Party Assurance
Effective Meeting Management
Funding Advice
Ideation
IT Security Assessment
Market Analysis (TAM/SAM/SOM)
Market and Product Alignment Toward MVP
Partnerships
Pitch Coaching
Pitch Deck Development
Prelude Pitching
Public Relations Support
Sales
Strategic Planning
Sales
SWOT Analysis
Venture Mentor Services
Add Marketing
Legal Support
Leadership
Branding
Web Design

Meet the Entrepreneurs
in Residence

William “Billy” Rovito

William “Billy” Rovito

A CEO and CFO who’s seen it all, Billy helps entrepreneurs break down their goals into small, actionable steps. By taking the intimidation out of financial planning, budgeting, cost engineering, and analysis, he prepares small and medium-sized companies for long-range success. A veteran of the small business scene, Billy has built companies from the ground up. His people skills and his knack for numbers served him well in manufacturing and service operations.

During his tenure as CFO of The Headfirst Companies, which runs sports camps for Major League Baseball, Billy covered all of the financial bases. Today, as CEO of HoCo Fence and Atlantic Fence and Supply, he is an entrepreneur devoted to the local community. As Treasurer of the HCEDA Board of Directors, Billy puts his talents where his heart is, stewarding the financial future of the county he believes in.

Receiving a BS degree from the University of Maryland, Billy holds an honors certificate in entrepreneurship. Additionally, he holds an MS in finance from Loyola University Maryland and is a graduate of the Lockheed Martin Finance Leadership Development Program.

Jason Taule
Jason Taule

Jason Taule

Jason Taule is a 35+ year cybersecurity veteran who has worked in the intelligence community and commercial sectors. He helped build the original DARPA CERT, develop computer security programs at the VA and NASA, and revise the Risk Assessment Methodology used by the Federal Government. Taule has authored the Maryland Data Privacy Law, led a global cyber practice, ran HIPAA compliance investigations, and helped earn accreditations for hundreds of DHHS applications. He has served as CISO and VP of Standards for HITRUST, developing the Common Security Framework (CSF). Currently, Taule is a vCISO supporting healthcare, manufacturing, and agriculture organizations, and chairs the Cyber Advisory Council at the Maryland Innovation Center.

Camille Mazelev

Camille Mazelev

Working collaboratively with heart-centered entrepreneurs, Camille leads with a community-first mantra. As the founder of Maze Consulting LLC, Camille is a management consultant maven and a small business growth advisor with impact. After 20 years stewarding multimillion-dollar programs, Camille is shifting gears, putting the needs of local entrepreneurs in focus. By applying wit and wisdom in business, finance, and psychology, Camille meets entrepreneurs where they are, equipping them with the right resources to cultivate lasting legacies. From strategic planning to experience management design, Camille alleviates the overwhelm, bringing clarity and confidence to the path ahead.

Forever the entrepreneur, Camille is also the founder of Cultivated Woman, a holistic support enterprise for budding women entrepreneurs; Color Perspectives, a listening and learning community platform for people of color; and Savvy Buttah Beauty & Skin Care, a luxury beauty and skincare line.

A proud University of Maryland graduate, this spirited Terp holds an Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree, a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification, and a Certified Customer Experience Professional (CCXP) certification. Camille loves cooking, gardening, family time, binge-watching Caribbean Life on HGTV, and devouring Octavia Butler’s sci-fi adventures.

Ani Matson

Ani Matson

An expert in Digital Marketing, Strategy, Implementation, Analytics, and Technology, Ani helps private, public, and not-for-profit brands to drive tangible results. Her decades of experience includes a broad range of leadership positions that cut across marketing strategy, digital transformation, and data analytics. Leaning into her extensive strategic marketing expertise, Ani focuses on making core transformations in marketing strategy and operations to power growth through digital advantage.

Vance MacEwen

Vance MacEwen

A design strategist extraordinaire, Vance’s character-driven approach brings ROI to the start-ups he serves. As the winner of the 2019 MICA UP/Start Venture Competition, Vance has walked the walk (and motivates you when he talks the talk). Whether he’s helping members craft the perfect pitch or tackling problems from a new perspective, Vance teaches entrepreneurs to lead with empathy, making decisions that align with their social visions.

As the co-founder of Greatest Possible Good, Vance uses human-centered design to elevate people, planet, and profit. From one-to-one coaching to corporate strategy, Vance shows organizations how to do well by doing good. Incorporating his background in politics, user experience, and venture design, Vance keeps the change coming.

Balancing his left brain analytics with his right brain creative skills, Vance received an MA in design leadership from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) and an MBA from Johns Hopkins University. A humanitarian through and through, Vance volunteers for local charities in his free time.

Max Kryzhanovskiy

Max Kryzhanovskiy

If it’s website or web/mobile app development that you’re seeking mentorship with, Max can guide you step by step. From writing the project scope to UX/UI design and prototyping to SEO (and more), you can look to Max for his expertise in Web Design, Development & SEO.

Natalie Jobity

Natalie Jobity

Natalie Susan Jobity is a Leadership Elevation Coach with a passion for personal growth and business development whose approach is characterized by authenticity, enthusiasm, and a deep commitment to her client’s success. Natalie understands that a strong leadership posture is key to inspiring teams and driving growth, so she helps founders amplify their leadership posture, and strengthen their personal brands so they are empowered to navigate challenges with confidence, empathy, and resilience. She is also very skilled at helping them overcome the limiting beliefs that block their success and challenging them to propel forward in their purpose.

With her innate intuition and ideation abilities, Natalie loves assisting founders in crafting compelling visions for their businesses and fostering their clarity and focus that not only inspires them but also resonates with potential customers and investors. As a Personal Brand Strategist, Natalie’s guidance ensures that founders and entrepreneurs stand out in their industries and forge genuine connections with their target audience. She is also passionate about helping founders stand confidently in their strengths and expertise using Gallup’s CliftonStrengths assessment as a tool to help them amplify their brilliance.

Natalie’s journey towards becoming a Leadership Elevation Coach and Founder of The Unveiled Way is a testament to her passion and dedication. After a successful 15-year career in market research peaking as a Vice President of Research in the Financial Services sector, she made the bold decision to follow her heart and delve into the world of image consulting. In just a few years, she built a nationally recognized business and brand, working individually with hundreds of women to help them present themselves visually with confidence through her transformative Presence with a Purpose framework.

Natalie facilitates bi-monthly leadership development and personal growth experiences via her Women’s Catalyst Circle events at the MIC. She is also the creator of an affirmation card deck for women called She Shines.

Natalie is an ICF-certified coach, Dare to Lead certified, a bestselling author, mentor, speaker, and facilitator who recently published her second book titled, It’s Your Time to Shine, Girl: Own Your Brilliance, Step into Your Influence, and Lead Like a Trailblazer. Her formal education includes an MBA in Marketing from Baruch College, CUNY; a MPhil in Finance from Cambridge University; and a magna cum laude B.S. in Accounting & Economics from Rutgers University.

Mahoganey J. Hutt-Butler

Mahoganey J. Hutt-Butler

A legal strategist who knows all the angles, Mahoganey recommends the best course of action for every enterprise. This esquire of excellence is the Chief Strategy Officer of The Hutt Company, LLC and the Senior Associate of The Hutt Law Firm.

Mahoganey’s expertise in contract drafting and negotiation, corporate formation and acquisitions, intellectual property protection, and estate law foster business growth at every stage. As a Review Committee Member of the Attorney Grievance Commission of Maryland, Mahoganey applies sound judgment to ensure professional ethical compliance in a variety of scenarios. A regular contributor to The Lou Hutt Show on Sirius XM Radio, Mahoganey takes her legal savvy to the airwaves, solving complicated situations faced by listeners today.

Mahoganey is a University of Maryland School of Law graduate who resides in Howard County with her daughters, Sundai and Summer, and her husband, William. Her favorite leisure time activities include participating in the Parent Teacher Association, Girl Scouts of America activities, and community initiatives through her membership in Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College.

Nathan Garcia

Nathan Garcia

Clarity is the secret sauce to financial success, and Nathan shares his recipe with individuals and entrepreneurs alike. This Certified Financial Planner, SEC Licensed Investment Advisor, and licensed life insurance agent has helped hundreds see the big picture, keeping it simple all the while.

As the founder of Pocket Planner, Inc. Nathan poured his knowledge of wealth management and passion for smart tech into an innovative data network called the Pocket Plan. This clever financial concierge helps enterprises make informed, streamlined financial decisions. Nathan’s digital prowess and financial finesse save entrepreneurs time and improve sales efficiency.

An Alexandria, Virginia native, Nathan received his BS degree from the Virginia Tech College of Agriculture and Applied Economics. Having discovered the magic of Maryland, he resides in Pasadena with his fiancé and two sons.

Edward DeJesus

Edward DeJesus

Every community has the seeds to plant a social capital network that can change people’s lives, and Ed believes that it’s our collective responsibility to harvest them. Becoming a young dad in his teens, this Bronx-raised advocate and entrepreneur faced a dilemma: go to college or take a full-time shift job. By tapping into the social capital assets available within his network, Ed managed both, attending college by day and securing an upwardly mobile job by night.

Powered by grit, intuition, and an appreciation for the expertise around him, Ed realized early on that social capital could transform his life–and the lives of others. As the founder of Social Capital Builders (SCB), a Black-owned enterprise that provides social capital education and training organizations across the U.S., Ed helps youth, schools, and career development programs build this overlooked asset. At the MIC, Ed does the same for entrepreneurs, planting the seeds of social capital and nurturing their growth.

Ed holds a BS degree from Fordham University and an MS degree in management and urban policy analysis from the New School of Social Research. He’s a W.K. Kellogg Foundation National Fellow and a Fellow of the Center for Strategic Urban Community Leadership at Rutgers University. A sought-after consultant, Ed broadened perspectives at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the U.S. Department of Labor, and the National Education Association. Ed served as a youth policy expert for the Sar Levitan Center for Youth Policy at Johns Hopkins University and served on the Task Force on Employment Opportunities for young offenders for the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. He is the author of Making Connections Work and the best-selling youth book, MAKiN’ iT. His work has been featured on NPR, in The Washington Post, The Baltimore Sun, and in The Miami Herald.

Frank Cook

Frank Cook

A sales enablement expert by trade, Frank hates to see a value statement with no value. Boasting decades of experience stewarding companies from start-up through IPO, Frank delivers value propositions tailored to decision-makers. Big on warmth and authenticity, Frank helps entrepreneurs create relatable sales strategies by bringing themselves into the conversation.

A sales enablement expert by trade, Frank hates to see a value statement with no value. Boasting decades of experience stewarding companies from start-up through IPO, Frank delivers value propositions tailored to decision-makers. Big on warmth and authenticity, Frank helps entrepreneurs create relatable sales strategies by bringing themselves into the conversation.

Catching the “big fish”, as an entrepreneur, is hard-fought but attainable. Most people think it takes precision, patience, and luck, but Frank shows entrepreneurs that skills development and effort are fundamental, and luck is a surprise bonus. As a sought-after sales leader in the United States, Canada, and Europe, Frank helped companies refine their approach and communicate value to customers. As the founder of North Partners, LLC, business owners, sales leaders, and sales teams leverage his skill set to drive revenue and increase their market share. His strategies are built to be self-supportive and scalable for fast-growing businesses.

If a river runs through it, Frank isn’t far behind. An adrenaline-seeking outdoorsman, Frank goes whitewater river surfing in his spare time (but he’s keeping his favorite surf spots a secret).

Abhishake Chhibber

Abhishake Chhibber

A biotech executive, Abhishake is frequently sought out by senior leaders based on his thoughtful, balanced approach to making strategic business and financial decisions. He’s well-versed in translating science into a formal strategic and financial plan to drive growth and actionable strategy. Both an Angel Investor and Mentor/ Board Advisor to biotech start-ups, he brings more than a decade of experience in biotech, including MedImmune/AstraZeneca and BioNTech, where he was heading Strategy & Portfolio Management.

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