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Contact – Consulting and Business Development Center

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University of Washington
Michael G. Foster School of Business
124 Mackenzie Hall
Box 353200
Seattle, WA 98195-3200
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Consulting and Business Development Center Staff

Michael P. VerchotMichael P. Verchot, Director

Michael is the founding Director of the Consulting and Business Development Center and he leads the center’s efforts to jumpstart students’ careers and grow businesses in under-served communities. Prior to co-founding the Center he spent 14 years working in nonprofit and for-profit marketing, public relations, and government relations as well as being an elementary and junior high school teacher. Michael received his BS from Springfield College (MA) and his MBA from the University of Washington.

Wilfredo T. Tutol Jr.Wilfredo T. Tutol Jr., Associate Director

Associate Director, Wil, has nearly 10 years experience guiding student teams in their work with small businesses in under-served communities in the greater Seattle area. He received his BA in marketing from the Foster School in 2000 and completed the Executive Development Program in 2010. His responsibilities include leading a range of undergraduate student consulting programs and managing business education classes across Washington.

Ivan BarronIvan Barron, Lecturer and Assistant Director

Ivan is a Lecturer in the department of Management and Organizations and the Assistant Director of the Consulting and Business Development Center. He designs and leads management education programs for entrepreneurs and MBA students. Prior to joining the Center, he worked for a variety of national organizations including the U.S. House of Representatives, IDEO, The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals, College Summit and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ivan received his Master’s from Harvard University and is currently completing a Ph.D. in Education Leadership and Policy at the University of Washington.


Consulting and Business Development Center’s Advisory Boards

Melissa Acton-Buzard, Chameleon Technologies

William D. Bradford, Foster School of Business

Patricia Brown, Liberty Mutual

Aggie Clark, Moneytree, Inc.

Craig Dawson, Retail Lockbox

David DeBond, MUFG Union Bank

Terry Dell, Verizon

Paul Ellis, Ellis Wealth Management

Mahnaz Eshetu, ReWa

Roger Forman, Bank of America

Horace Francis, Francis & Company

Dave Gandara, Gandara Strategic Consulting

Michael Gonzalez, Bank of America

Mike Harkins, United Parcel Service

Fernando Hernandez, Microsoft

Tim Howell, JP Morgan Chase

Jim Jiambalvo, Foster School of Business

Jeffery Jordan, Wells Fargo Bank

Kathy Kanealii, Washington Federal

Christian Kelly, Accenture

Patrick Kennedy, HomeStreet Bank

Alan Kunovsky, The Gottman Institute

Leslie Lum, Bellevue College

Ryan Mauer, Washington Federal

Carlo Mears, GM Nameplate

George Northcroft

Scott Robertson, Crown Moving

Rosamaria Rosales, Excelsior Travel

Cindy Ryu, WA State House of Representatives

Martha Sandoval, Perkins Coie LLP

Steve Sefcik, Foster School of Business

Lisa Sherland, Target

Thad Spratlen, Foster School of Business

Allard Teeple, Keybank

Nicole Tillotson, Sealaska

Carlos Veliz, New York Life

Mooi Lien Wong, US Bank

Casey Corr, Good Fruit Grower

Al DeAtley

Jon DeVaney, Washington State Tree Fruit Association

Bill Douglas

Dan Fulton, Angiolina Farms

Bob Hall, Bob Hall Dealerships

Mark Holtzinger, Kershaw Companies

Ed Kershaw, Domex/Superfresh Growers

Bob Kershaw, Domex/Superfresh Growers

Teresa Pritchard, Washington Fruit & Produce Co.

Lisa Shields, Shields Bag & Printing

Kristin Snapp, Kershaw Companies

Darci Swanson

Bill Wheeler, Dowty Aerospace

Mark Dederer, Wells Fargo Bank

Jon Fine, United Way of King County

Mari Horita, Arts Fund

Neil McReynolds, McReynolds Associates

Tony Mestres, Seattle Foundation

Dana Pigott, Norcliffe Foundation

Colleen Willoughby, Washington Women’s Foundation

Tracie Cowen, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Craig Eerkes, Sun Pacific Energy

Henry Field, McCurley Integrity Dealerships

Stuart Fricke, White Shield, Inc.

Shae Frichette, Frichette Winery

Paul Miles, Apollo International

Jessica Morales, Acquisition Business Consultants

Bruce Ratchford, Apollo Mechanical

Ryan Ratchford, Apollo Mechanical

Jace Wilde, Bank of America