PBAN Entrepreneurs

 

The PBAN Business Engagement Initiative connects our members with enterprises to achieve the following goals:

  • Recommend and assist in placing black MBAs in corporate board positions
  • Promote business investment opportunities and greater entrepreneurial activity for PBAN members
  • Provide expertise, contacts and capital to assist members in making an initial purchase of a business
  • Assist in expanding an existing business
   Floyd Trotman, III    Mr. Trotman, a founding officer of PBAN, is an author and he is the founder and CEO of Certifi NOW™ a Project Management Professional Exam Prep Provider. Certifi NOW™ serves professional individuals and corporate clients across the United States interested in preparing for the PMI® exams via a 3-day, accelerated course.  Mr. Trotman is a three-time Pitt graduate.

Floyd Trotman, III

Mr. Trotman, a founding officer of PBAN, is an author and he is the founder and CEO of Certifi NOW™ a Project Management Professional Exam Prep Provider. Certifi NOW™ serves professional individuals and corporate clients across the United States interested in preparing for the PMI® exams via a 3-day, accelerated course.

Mr. Trotman is a three-time Pitt graduate.

   Pamela Rich-Wheeler    Mrs. Rich-Wheeler, a founding member of PBAN, is the Executive Director of the The Business Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Business Center serves emerging small businesses in Philadelphia.  Mrs. Rich-Wheeler is a two-time Pitt graduate.

Pamela Rich-Wheeler

Mrs. Rich-Wheeler, a founding member of PBAN, is the Executive Director of the The Business Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Business Center serves emerging small businesses in Philadelphia.

Mrs. Rich-Wheeler is a two-time Pitt graduate.

  Tricina Cash   Ms. Cash, a founding officer and the Immediate Past President of PBAN, is the founder and CEO of Osmosis Group LLC. OGL creates and delivers program and project solutions to commercial and nonprofit clients.  Ms. Cash is a two-time Pitt graduate.

Tricina Cash

Ms. Cash, a founding officer and the Immediate Past President of PBAN, is the founder and CEO of Osmosis Group LLC. OGL creates and delivers program and project solutions to commercial and nonprofit clients.

Ms. Cash is a two-time Pitt graduate.

   Tracey Grace    Mrs. Grace, a founding member of PBAN, is the founding President and CEO of IBEX IT Business Experts an SBA 8(a), MWBE. IBEX, an award winning Business Process Services and IT Training and Consulting firm, serves commercial, nonprofit and government clients throughout the United States.  Mrs. Grace is a two-time Pitt graduate.

Tracey Grace

Mrs. Grace, a founding member of PBAN, is the founding President and CEO of IBEX IT Business Experts an SBA 8(a), MWBE. IBEX, an award winning Business Process Services and IT Training and Consulting firm, serves commercial, nonprofit and government clients throughout the United States.

Mrs. Grace is a two-time Pitt graduate.

 

Featured Entrepreneurs

Donald Hatter

Mr. Hatter is a bestselling author, a motivational speaker, and a Forbes contributor with more than 25 years of relevant experience. When it comes to increasing sales, motivating your employees, or building the confidence that leads to success, Donald is the expert your company needs. He has the experience, knowledge, and personality, which led him to the top of his profession while selling to companies such as Walmart®, Shell Oil, American Airlines, ExxonMobil, Texas Instruments, Waste Management, Halliburton, Johnson & Johnson, and Visa. He also lends his expertise to innovative startups, mid-sized companies and national organizations who seek him out for consulting, keynote presentations, training events and thought leadership. Mr. Hatter is a 1993 Pitt MBA graduate.

Latriece Holland

Ms. Holland is CEO and Principal Consultant of Sustainable Transformations (ST) Solutions Group, a consulting firm specializing in Human Capital Management, specifically Workforce Planning, Development, and Strategy. Headquartered in Baltimore, MD the ST Solutions team of consultants develop sustainable solutions for small and mid-size businesses, government agencies and non-profit organizations to meet their workforce needs.

ST Solutions Group helps organizations who are willing to adapt to changing workforce needs by engaging and empowering their employees. ST Solutions consultants develop human capital management strategies, tailor plans, and standards to fit our clients’ culture, and execute implementations to make changes sustainable. Ms. Holland is a 2016 Pitt MBA Graduate.

If you are a PBAN Member interested in becoming part of our Business Engagement Initiative, let us know via our Contact us page.