BUSINESS PANELIST

DR. DANNIELLE VONDERLINDEN - MD & Entreprenuer

From a young age, Dr. Dannielle VonDerLinden always knew she wanted to work in a field that allowed her to work with and help people on a daily basis. As a foot and ankle specialist, Dr. VonDerLinden is able to provide superior, quality and compassionate care to her patients for all of their foot and ankle needs.
Dr. VonDerLinden’s training began at the University of Florida where she received both her Bachelor's Degree in Microbiology and Master’s Degree in Management. She then authored six scientific publications before obtaining her Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Degree at Barry University in Miami, Florida.
Recently Dannielle launched an online women’s fashion store www.shequalboutique.com, where a portion of the proceeds are donated to empower women and young girl. The name is Shequal Boutique (Shequal - where she is equal). Dr. VonDerLinden also plans to launch a private label skin care product for feet later this year.

PAUL DAVIS - Government Contractor

Paul Davis is the Managing Director (MD) with CDP & Associates, LLC (CDP). CDP & Associates,

LLC is a business optimization and technology management, integration, innovation and commercialization company serving startups, non-profits, and for profits. As MD, Paul is responsible for leading day-to-day operations and the long term strategic initiatives for the emerging minority woman service disabled veteran owned small business located in Northern Virginia.

Before joining CDP in 2015, Paul worked over 35 years for a diverse range of organizations, including military (Navy Air & Intel, DIA); Intelligence Community (NRO, NGA, others); corporate America (GE, Lockheed Martin, the SI) and non-profits (mainly churches). A retired Naval Officer, Naval Academy graduate, and Hampton Roads “NROTC unit “plankowner“, Captain Davis is a Systems Engineer, MBA, PMI PMP certified project manager and currently preparing for the CISSP exam. Paul’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal; Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Navy Commendation medals, Intel Community and numerous contractor awards.

FAIZUN KAMAL - Franchise Coach

Faizun Kamal is a nationally renowned public speaker and career strategist. As a Franchise Coach with The Franchise Consulting Company, Faizun coaches people nationwide on making the transition from employee to entrepreneur. Her experiences as a former Fortune 15 Executive with 18+ years of experience in corporate, multinational, nonprofit & entrepreneurial settings on three continents have made her an inspirational speaker to audiences worldwide. 

The Tory Burch Foundation named Faizun as “A Woman to Watch”. She has been featured extensively on Forbes, The Huffington Post and The Washington Business Journal, among many others. Faizun received her BA in Women’s Studies and Environmental Studies from Mount Holyoke College. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy and a Master’s in Business Administration from the Johns Hopkins University. She is also a graduate of Stanford University’s acclaimed Social Entrepreneurship Program.

SKY RECTOR- Corporate Accountant /CPA

Sky is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of ImperiaSolutions LLC. She started her career with KPMG in audit practice, serving both federal and commercial clients. During her tenure at KPMG, she worked with a client who completed an Initial Public Offering. Utilizing her experience and skills from KPMG, she moved on to Fortune 500 Companies and has worked in financial reporting roles assisting CFOs, CAOs, and Vice Presidents for the last four years. Passionate about helping others, Sky decided to open her own practice in 2018. She strives to build strong relationships with her clients in order to provide solutions to their problems and develop strategies to grow their businesses.

EDUCATION
Master of Science in Accounting,

George Mason University, 2011

STEVEN ANTHONY  - Investment Holdings, Crowd Funding & Sports Management

Steven is an accomplished Senior Executive, Entrepreneur and Board Member, with more than fifteen years success across the banking, finance, and hospitality industries. Leveraging extensive experience helping companies realize their growth potential by identifying business opportunities, he is a valuable asset for small to midsize companies looking to take the next step in growth. His broad area of expertise include financial analysis, strategic partnerships, sales and marketing, raising capital and team building.
Steven is the Founder and President of Anthony Global Holdings Inc., which is an investment holding company that holds businesses in a variety of industries around the world in both established and growth-oriented businesses. The goal is building companies and helping them realize their true growth potential and this is done by uncovering value in identifying great business opportunities and employing strategic capital as well as operating and marketing support. The focus is on putting great management teams in place to build their portfolio companies, create new business opportunities and make acquisitions that meet the mission to support long term strategies to enhance the communities in which they work.
A few of those businesses include international sports agency, Global Sports Management, which has seen tremendous growth since the start and is dedicated to helping athletes who compete internationally realize their maximum earning potential. Another is Turning Point Capital which is a commercial real estate financing company that helps clients develop strategic financing options for their real estate investment needs. 

Steven holds a B.A. degree in Business Administration from Dillard University in New Orleans, LA as well as an M.A. in Real Estate from Georgetown University. He currently sits on the board for the AGH Foundation which is a nonprofit that seeks to empower individuals and communities through 3 principles focusing on education, the arts and social empowerment. He has been featured as a guest speaker for numerous events on small business financing and real estate crowdfunding. 

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