Team

Our courteous staff is dedicated to providing professional assistance, one-to-one, no-cost confidential business consulting and low-cost training to existing small business owners and future entrepreneurs.

Leila Leila Mozaffari

Director

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Leila Mozaffari, the Director of the Orange County SBDC has extensive experience in the field of management consulting. Whether representing a national consulting firm or as an independent consultant, her advice has been sought by major corporations as well as small businesses in a wide range of industries throughout the United States. One of her […]

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_h8a9387-2 Elizabeth Arteaga

Deputy Sector Navigator, Small Business – Orange County

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As associate director, Elizabeth Arteaga manages the marketing, outreach, training programs and corporate development of the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC). She develops and implements marketing strategies to promote the Center’s services; oversees the entrepreneurial training programs; and coordinates special projects associated with Orange County SBDC partnerships. She also delivers workshops and provides […]

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Luis-Kings Luis Kings

Administrative Clerk

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Luis Kings joined the Orange County SBDC in 2006.  He manages client and training files, performs data validation, and monitors program and financial information.  He provides administrative support to Orange County SBDC staff and acts as liaison to host institution for the daily operation of the Orange County SBDC.  He earned an Associates of Art […]

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Chandra-Donahoe Chandra Donahoe

Administrative Clerk

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Chandra Donahoe joined the Orange County SBDC in August of 2015. She is in charge of client communications and facilitates client appointments and workshop registrations.  Chandra also organizes staff schedules, assists with compiling information and validating data used for stakeholder reporting. Prior to joining the Orange County SBDC, she worked for the Financial Aid department […]

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David-Calderon David Calderon

Training and Outreach Coordinator

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David Calderon joined Orange County Small Business Development Center in 2012 and has worked in several capacities including Training and Outreach Coordinator and Youth Entrepreneurship Coordinator. He offers business owners assistance in the start-up and growth phases of their business by assessing their needs, recommending appropriate educational training programs, and connecting them with resources within […]

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Karie-Armstrong Karie Najemnik Armstrong

Business Consultant

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Karie Armstrong brings a deep level of expertise in business management and strategic planning to the Orange County SBDC team of consultants.  She is currently the owner of her own strategic planning firm, TK Armstrong & Associates.  Prior to starting her firm and joining the team at the Orange County SBDC, Karie experienced a robust […]

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Rene Cota Rene Cota

Business Consultant

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Mr. Rene Cota joined the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) in August 2014 as a corporate and government contracting specialist.  He is a successful business owner.  As the president of CMG Alliance, a management consulting firm specializing in government acquisitions, he has advised and assisted numerous clients to successfully bid and win contacts […]

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John-Guth John Guth

Business Consultant

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John Guth joined the Orange County SBDC team of consultants in June, 2014 as an accounting and finance specialist. John brings over 20 year’s experience as a consultant to the Southern California small business community. His expertise includes small business accounting and finance, software system design and implementation, strategic business planning and financing facilitation in the debt and […]

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Kaleb-Kim Kaleb Kim

Business Consultant

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Kaleb Kim is a business consultant with the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) specializing in loans and lines of credit for existing small businesses and start-ups.  He has extensive knowledge in small business lending and how to qualify prospective borrowers, including evaluating business financials (including tax returns), refining business plans and projections, verifying […]

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Katie-Nguyen Katie KieuDung Nguyen

Business Consultant

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Katie KieuDung Nguyen has worked at the Orange County Small Business Development Center as a business consultant since 2000. During this time, she has focused her efforts on the Vietnamese-American business community operating the Orange County SBDC Small Business Assistance Center in the Little Saigon area in partnership with Wells Fargo, Nguoi Viet Daily News, […]

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Elisabeth-Pechs Elisabeth Pechs

Business Consultant

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Elisabeth Pechs has been with the Orange County Small Business Development Center since 2006. She offers business owners assistance in marketing, sales, financing, international trade and loans. Her consulting services focus mainly on access to capital by helping clients become viable candidates to lenders. She assists them in preparing their business valuations, business plans, projections, […]

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Manal-Richa Manal Richa

Business Consultant

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Manal is a business consultant with the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC).  Since joining the Orange County SBDC in 2010, she has focused her efforts on assisting her clients with start-up, business growth, accessing capital (loans and micro loans), and marketing. Her consulting services focus on guiding entrepreneurs and business owners in taking […]

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Karen - Headshot Karen Scuncio

Business Consultant

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Karen Scuncio is a business consultant with the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) specializing in international business from operations to sales. Karen’s expertise touches on all areas of exporting from export pricing, screening potential customers, distributor agreements, product labeling requirements, international shipping & payment terms as well as sales and marketing. She has […]

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Carla-Ulloa Carla Ulloa

Business Consultant

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Carla Ulloa is a business consultant with the Orange County Small Business Development Center (SBDC) specializing in loans and lines of credit for existing small business and start-ups.  She has extensive knowledge in small business lending and how to qualify including evaluating business financials (including tax returns), refining business plans and projections, verifying credit-worthiness, assessing […]

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