Team Members

​Orlando MBDA Business Center Team Members

Retu Jalhan, MBA
Center Director

Retu Jalhan is an accomplished business professional with a specialization in the finance industry. Her finance and marketing skills are derived from more than 15 years of experience in the banking, investments and insurance sectors.

Kobina Amoo
Senior Business Consultant

Kobina Amoo has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. That spirit led him to successfully take two companies from conception to market.

Stephanie Jeudi
Office Manager
Stephanie Jeudi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with certifications in Human Resources and Management Development from the University of West Florida. She has over 5 years of administrative/ management experience.

Retu Jalhan, MBA

Center Director

Retu Jalhan is an accomplished business professional with a specialization in the finance industry. Her finance and marketing skills are derived from more than 15 years of experience in the banking, investments and insurance sectors. After graduating from York University, Jalhan began her career in insurance on the property and casualty side of the business. She progressed from the Manager of Direct Marketing to Group Account Manager for the Cooperators Insurance Company, managing a portfolio of group insurance clients valued at over $160 million in premiums. More recently, Jalhan was the Director of Business Development at Orlando-based The RMP Group, a family office firm where she was responsible for the detailed financial analysis and valuation of acquisition opportunities. She also served as Supplier Diversity Manager for Acility, an RMP Group Company, and assisted in the preparation of legal and marketing documents and managed due diligence timelines for acquisitions.

 

 

The focus of Jalhan’s work has been on the growth of Minority (MBE), Women (WBE) and Disabled Veteran supply chain companies. She also led a special initiative focused on niche social enterprises impacting the Caribbean.

 

 

She has an MBA with a concentration in finance from Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College.

Leveraging her unique experience, Jalhan aims to lead the way for further development of MBEs in the state of Florida.

Kobina Amoo

Senior Business Consultant

Kobina Amoo has always had an entrepreneurial spirit. That spirit led him to successfully take two companies from conception to market. Through the selling of those businesses, Amoo’s career has afforded him the opportunity to work with many Minority Business Enterprises (MBEs) from various cultures and backgrounds across the United States.

 

Today, Amoo’s mission in life is to serve minority-owned businesses. He has a track record of success as a business founder and project manager, as well as in helping other minority-owned businesses. He attributes much of that success to strong interpersonal and organizational skills, the ability to establish lasting rapport with his clients, his meticulous attention to detail, and an impeccable work ethic.

 

Amoo earned an MBA from Stetson University and a Bachelor of Science in hotel and restaurant administration from Oklahoma State University (OSU). After graduating from OSU, he worked for leaders in the hospitality industry, such as Brinker International restaurants and Chick-fil-A.

 

A native of Houston, Texas, Amoo grew up very athletic. After excelling as a two-sport athlete in high school, he went on to play collegiate football at OSU for one of the nation’s most prestigious coaches, Les Miles.

Amoo resides in Orlando, Florida, where he enjoys being with his beautiful wife, reading a great book, spending time in worship and working out.

Stephanie Jeudi

Office Manager

Stephanie Jeudi earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with certifications in Human Resources and Management Development from the University of West Florida. She has over 5 years of administrative/ management experience. She possess excellent communication skills, operations knowledge and corporate training She has strong interpersonal, verbal, and written skills. She also finds enjoyment in learning new things and is always determined to overcome challenges.

Our Mission

MBDA is passionate about strengthening our global competitiveness and improving the standard of living for all Americans. We strive to ensure that minority-owned firms are fully participating in the free enterprise system to fuel our Nation with new and innovative solutions.