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.

Ravel Bonilla , MBA
Business Consultant

Ravel Bonilla is a Certified Business Consultant with seven years of experience working with small businesses, mostly at the Puerto Rico Small Business Technology Development Center.

 

 

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.

Ravel M. Bonilla, MBA

Business Consultant

Ravel Bonilla is a Certified Business Consultant with seven years of experience working with small businesses, mostly at the Puerto Rico Small Business Technology Development Center. She has helped companies develop loan packages, access financial and technical resources, obtain government grants, bid for government contracting opportunities, and conduct industry and marketing research. In addition, she helps businesses create value through organizational design and talent development consulting. Bonilla has also conducted a variety of business seminars, led consumer market research, and provided specialized training in retail and consumer laws and regulation.

 

A former business administration professor at Interamerican University of Puerto Rico, Bonilla is completing her PhD in business administration at the Pontifical University of Puerto Rico. She earned an MBA with a specialization in human resources and a Bachelor of Business Administration with a major in management.

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.

Specialty Business Consultants

Andres Goyanes
Andres Goyanes
Marketing, Branding & Content Development Specialist

Andres Goyanes is passionate about helping clients engage opportunity through creative branding and compelling content that can support informed decision-making. He has more than 20 years of experience developing marketing solutions, including marketing strategy, digital and web media solutions, brand development, copywriting, and public relations.

Malaya D. Bryan
Malaya D. Bryan
Project & Bid Management

Malaya D. Bryan has spent more than 20 years in business development, construction, project management, and procurement negotiations. An avid champion for minority business programs and for educating companies in sound business practices, she is well known for her expertise in business growth and policy development for disadvantaged, small and minority businesses.

Pia Ceccarelli
Pia Ceccarelli
Graphic Design & Branding Specialist

Pia Ceccarelli is a business and art professional with broad-based knowledge and expertise in a variety of art forms, including branding, logo design, all print media concepts, outdoor marketing and art, murals, large-format posters, website design, television commercial production, and custom work for publishers. She provides creative and strategic direction for branding, marketing and advertising initiatives and can produce effective ideas under tight timelines.

Roscoe Green
Roscoe Green
Contract Law Specialist

Roscoe Green is a Partner at Cotney Construction Law, practicing in areas including construction litigation, contract disputes, construction defects, bid protests, payment disputes, delay claims, and lien and bond claims.

Andres Goyanes

Business Consultant

Andres Goyanes is passionate about helping clients engage opportunity through creative branding and compelling content that can support informed decision-making. He has more than 20 years of experience developing marketing solutions, including marketing strategy, digital and web media solutions, brand development, copywriting, and public relations.

 

As Founder and Chief Alchemist of B2B marketing agency AETHER Communications, Goyanes helped clients communicate value, performance and quality to customers in industrial and commercial markets. An active member of the Central Florida business community, Goyanes is also a Past President of the American Marketing Association of Orlando, Founding President of the Rotary Club of International Drive – Orlando, a graduate of Leadership Orlando and an Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the University of Phoenix’s Central Florida Campus.

 

Goyanes earned a Bachelor of Science in marketing from the University of Central Florida and an MBA with a concentration in sustainable business from Marylhurst University.

Malaya D. Bryan

Business Consultant

Malaya D. Bryan has spent more than 20 years in business development, construction, project management, and procurement negotiations. An avid champion for minority business programs and for educating companies in sound business practices, she is well known for her expertise in business growth and policy development for disadvantaged, small and minority businesses.

 

Bryan has worked with local and state government agencies, prime contractors, and small businesses, including on the Florida Department of Transportation’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program. She has also worked as a Roadway Project Manager and Quality Control Manager for prime contractors in the transportation industry, and has been involved with project management and administration, procurement, marketing and branding, estimating and bidding, design project management, project negotiations, small businesses and minority outreach, community engagement, public relations, and website development.

 

Her expertise in government contracting led Bryan to establish Small Business Contracting Source, which provides proprietary business development and technical support services, including government contracting assistance, strategic planning, capital access, training and development, business advisory services, and other solutions. She attended the University of Central Florida College of Business.

 

Pia Ceccarelli

Business Consultant

Pia Ceccarelli is a business and art professional with broad-based knowledge and expertise in a variety of art forms, including branding, logo design, all print media concepts, outdoor marketing and art, murals, large-format posters, website design, television commercial production, and custom work for publishers. She provides creative and strategic direction for branding, marketing and advertising initiatives and can produce effective ideas under tight timelines

 

A specialist in Hispanic marketing and Spanish-language translation services, Ceccarelli works closely with advertising agencies, public relations firms to provide exceptional graphic design services and assistance with advertising campaigns. She is also an experienced event planner.

 

Ceccarelli has been the CEO of Business Design Unlimited since 2011 and created the Planet Kids Orlando newspaper. She earned a bachelor’s degree in graphic design and advertising from the Montessori Art Institute.

Roscoe Green

Business Consultant

Roscoe Green is a Partner at Cotney Construction Law, practicing in areas including construction litigation, contract disputes, construction defects, bid protests, payment disputes, delay claims, and lien and bond claims.

 

Prior to attending law school, Green worked with a construction management firm specializing in commercial and institutional construction. He served in a variety of roles, including project engineer, estimator, superintendent, and project manager for multimillion-dollar projects.

 

Green earned his J.D. at Florida Coastal School of Law and earned a Bachelor of Science in construction engineering at Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University.

Specialty Consultants are subject matter experts  and are contracted as external consultants to serve clients of the MBDA on a needs basis. 

Please note they are not employees of the MBDA Orlando Business Center or Florida State MSDC.

 

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