DEC Jelly Presenters

2019

November

Denise Kestner

Denise Kestner

DEC Presenter

Denise holds a Masters in Labor & Human Resources from The Ohio State University. She also holds a Masters in Vocational Counseling from the University of Florida and a Bachelors degree in Psychology from UF as well.

From a career standpoint, Denise has worked her way up from an HR Generalist (waste and recycling industry) role to a VP of HR for a healthcare company before launching out on her own in the consulting arena 11 years ago. Today, she spends her time with almost 115 companies throughout the calendar year in a variety of industries, helping them to align their most important asset (yes... that would be their people) with what they hope to accomplish with their business. In addition to working with over 100 companies each year, she has been teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level at The Ohio State University, Ohio Dominican University, and Franklin University for almost 12 years.Matt brings a strong understanding of research methodology and is a proven leader in project management and planning. He identifies and targets the appropriate data sources—both qualitative and quantitative—to support the needs of the entrepreneurs we serve and the portfolio companies they are working to scale. Matt furthers Rev1’s data-driven approach to expand our industry leadership in the region, the state, and beyond.

Michael Lunt

Michael Lunt

Inner Circle Presenter

October

Matt Cynkar

Matt Cynkar

DEC Presenter

With more than 14 years’ experience in market research and data analysis, Matt leads a team focused on applying market intelligence and analytics to accelerate Rev1’s growth strategy. From owning the integrity of Rev1’s internal data, to producing analyses related to specific industries, the team’s work will be an important driver of business insights and strategic guidance.

Matt brings a strong understanding of research methodology and is a proven leader in project management and planning. He identifies and targets the appropriate data sources—both qualitative and quantitative—to support the needs of the entrepreneurs we serve and the portfolio companies they are working to scale. Matt furthers Rev1’s data-driven approach to expand our industry leadership in the region, the state, and beyond.

Ellen Harvey

Ellen Harvey

DEC Presenter

Ellen is a Certified Business Advisor for the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (SBDC). Ellen also serves as the Capital Access Manager for Kiva Columbus through the SBDC Kiva Partnership. Ellen is an economic development and lending relations professional with 18 years of experience researching, planning, implementing and evaluating small business and economic development programs for City, State and Federal agencies.
Ellen Harvey is a Certified Business Advisor for the Ohio Small Business Development Center at Columbus State Community College (SBDC). Ellen also serves as the Capital Access Manager for Kiva Columbus through the SBDC Kiva Partnership. Ellen is an economic development and lending relations professional with 18 years of experience researching, planning, implementing and evaluating small business and economic development programs for City, State and Federal agencies.

Jason Duff

Jason Duff

Inner Circle Presenter

Jason Duff is the founder of Small Nation which encompasses a group of companies, leaders and investors who develop places, spaces and dreams for small towns and small-town entrepreneurs across the country. Jason and his team at Small Nation have completely revitalized the town of Bellefontaine, Ohio. In 7 short years, they have turned a dying town and helped make it a best in state destination. Jason serves on Small Business Advisory Council for US Chamber, is a regular contributor to Forbes, Entrepreneur & Inc Magazine, has been recognized by the White House as Top 100 Entrepreneurs in 2013 and 2015, and was recently named Heritage Ohio’s 2019 Young Preservationist of the Year.

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