Our Business Consultants
The South Metro Denver SBDC provides FREE, one-on-one, confidential business consulting on a variety of topics. Our consultants all have extensive experience with starting and/or managing their own small businesses, which allows them to better understand what our clients need to succeed. Each consultant specializes in a number of areas, ranging from business planning to loan packaging to government contracting.
Scroll down this page to meet our consultants and learn more about their areas of expertise and business experience.
South Metro Denver SBDC Director
Marketing, Business Launching, Clean Tech
In 1989, after spending 10 years in various sales and marketing positions with Hyatt Hotels, The Lee Apparel Company and Showtime Networks, Marcia started her first business. She has since owned six companies as diverse as a marketing consulting firm, murder mystery theatre company and motivational speaking company. Marcia has helped jump-start more than 1,000 companies and reads over 100 business plans annually. Her entrepreneurial drive is utilized daily as the Director of the South Metro Denver Small Business Development Center.
Senior Business Consultant
As a Senior Business Consultant, Mr. Masucci consults with South Metro Small Business Development Center clients on all matters related to business. Mr. Masucci has a long banking history with such institutions as Gateway Credit Union, Vectra Bank, and Wells Fargo Bank. His most recent employment was with a local micro lender, Colorado Enterprise Fund, working with small businesses to provide loans and ongoing technical assistance support. Anthony holds a Masters of Business Administration from Regis University.
Sales, Business Start-Up, Business Planning, Strategic Planning, Biz Tune-Up
Gina is your Sales Strategist and Productivity guru for small to medium businesses. She is a dynamic, accomplished sales management leader with a 20+ year record of award winning achievement. Gina is Founder of Connect Selling , working with entrepreneurs and small to medium businesses create and implement a winning sales strategy based on building long term customer relationships that allow for sustained business growth. Gina was named the 2010 VIP Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women and is the Author of "Creating a Bond Beyond the Handshake, 100 Reasons Why Relationships and Value Sell Every Time!" She is a Certified Executive Sales Coach and a Certified Professional Coach (CPC).
Marketing, Branding, Public Relations, Social Media
With more than 15 years experience in the marketing and communications industry, Stefanie is an accomplished public relations, branding, and marketing consultant known for creating and implementing strategic programs with innovation, foresight and action. She works across a variety of industries helping clients to create and implement public relations, and marketing programs to raise brand awareness for their businesses, communities and non-profit organizations. Stefanie has owned several communications and PR firms, and has worked as a producer and journalist in newspaper, television and radio. During her career, she has won numerous awards for her public relations and branding work.
Dale Clack, MBA, CBI, Business Financial Advisor
Financial Accounting & Analysis, Forecasting, Capital Structure and
Dale has over 15 years of experience in financial management roles in the functions of income tax, capital budgeting, controllership, and corporate finance. He was active as a CPA for 20 years, served as a corporate CFO for 5 years, and has consulted with many small businesses about growth and exit strategies. Dale's expertise is in business valuation, financial analysis, and forecasting cash flow and financial statements. His accomplishments include negotiating various agreements for over $40 million in loans and new equity capital, and developing strategies for debt and equity financing, debt restructuring, acquisitions and divestitures.
E-business, Internet Marketing, Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
Mike has more than 25 years of marketing and sales experience in the high-tech industry and worked for such firms as AT&T, NCR and the Chicago Tribune Corporation. In 1995, he founded his own agency focused on helping small businesses develop websites and implement online marketing programs. Mike is a frequent seminar leader teaching the latest digital marketing techniques such as online videos, e-mail, social media, e-commerce and search marketing. With an MBA in Marketing and an MS degree in Technology Management, he has the expertise to work effectively with business owners to understand and use technology more successfully in their organization.
Natalie is an economic development enthusiast who joined the Small Business Development Center staff in order to learn how development and economic growth occur at the business level. She is most interested in institution-building and its role in economic development, and she feels she couldn't have found a better place to study it first-hand! Natalie is a recent Colorado transplant who was drawn by the sunshine and friendly atmosphere to attend University of Denver, where she obtained her Master's Degree in Global Finance, Trade and Economic Integration. A Chicago native, she completed her undergraduate degree in communications-journalism on the East Coast before returning to work at the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Sun-Times News Group.
In her spare time Natalie loves biking, cooking, sewing, and enjoying the beautiful Colorado Rocky Mountains.