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The 2020 NMSDC Conference +
Business Opportunity Exchange (BOE) is now virtual!
October 26 – 29, 2020
Leveraging Capital to Fund Minority Business Growth
October 27, 2020
11:00 AM-12:30 PM ET
Access to capital continues to limit the establishment, expansion, and growth of minority-owned businesses. Hear from an esteemed panel of financial leaders who are collaborating to connect minority businesses with the capital they need to recover and thrive – especially in today’s complex economic environment.
Adrienne C. Trimble
President and CEO
National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc.
Adrienne Trimble is the President and CEO of the National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC). She is a known thought leader for advancing corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives. Prior to her role with NMSDC, Ms. Trimble was General Manager, Diversity & Inclusion at Toyota Motor North America, responsible for leading and executing diversity & inclusion strategies across Toyota’s North American operations.
Managing Director, GM Cash Management, Chase Business Banking
JP Morgan Chase & Co.
Christopher Hollins is the GM of Cash Management for Chase Business Banking. He is responsible for ensuring Chase implements the optimal treasury products, marketing, sales and service strategies to deepen relationships with small business owners. He is also Business Banking’s Sponsor supporting Chase’s Advancing Black Pathways and Minority Entrepreneur initiatives.
Theodore “Ted” Koenig
President and CEO
Theodore L. Koenig is President, CEO and founder of Monroe Capital LLC, a private credit asset management firm specializing in direct lending and opportunistic private credit investing founded in 2004. Mr. Koenig also serves as the Chairman, President and CEO of Monroe Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: MRCC), a publicly traded business development company (BDC). Prior to Monroe, Mr. Koenig was President and CEO of Hilco Capital LP, a junior secured/mezzanine debt fund established in 2000. He is a graduate of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (B.S.) in accounting with high honors and Chicago-Kent College of Law (J.D.) with honors.
Senior Partner & Chief Investment Officer
Nishad is the Director of LOUD Capital’s Private Growth Fund, a lending vehicle to help stable companies with short-term growth capital. As a seasoned operational and international business development professional, Nishad offers extensive expertise in various domains, including clean technology, e-commerce, commercial excellence and Internet of Things (IoT). He has successfully launched and mentored multiple businesses in e-commerce, real estate, and private business lending.
Dr. Michael Roberts
The Roberts Companies
His Excellency Dr. Michael V. Roberts is the Classic American entrepreneur. Born to middle-class hard working parents. His father, Victor Roberts, served as the Executive Vice President of the Roberts Companies since 1974. He is a WWII Veteran and thirty-nine year US Postal Office employee and his mother Delores Roberts is a Retired School Teacher. Educated in the St. Louis Public School System, he worked his way through college and law school to become one of America’s leading businessmen.
Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances and Outreach
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Rick C. Wade is senior vice president of Strategic Alliances and Outreach at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Wade develops and implements programs and initiatives to help the Chamber create new business relationships and partnerships across diverse audiences. He also provides counsel on policy issues and leads special projects. Wade’s wealth of knowledge and experience in both the public and private sectors enable him to give a megaphone to the voice of business across the country and share the positive impacts of the free enterprise system.