MEET OUR DYNAMIC TEAM

Our team is comprised of local & national experts, able to train, assist, & coach. Each team member was selected for their unique skills and experience working among micro business, workforce, or institutional procurement & hiring.

Videography, Graphic Design, and Engagement Team

Hammed Shittu

Videography, Graphic Design, and Engagement Team

Hammed provides video and graphic design. He has consulted with dozens of small business and nonprofit leaders to elicit their brand story and connect with their market. Hammed is a great networker.

Project Coordinator and Marketing Intern

Andrea Tieku

Project Coordinator and Marketing Intern

Andrea is in the BrookLynk internship program, as an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota studying marketing and business administration.

Micro Business Growth Trainer & Coach (The Coaching Hour)

Jason Jones

Micro Business Growth Trainer & Coach (The Coaching Hour)

Founder of The Coaching Hour, Jason Jones is a top level Business Coach and expert in solo enterprises and micro businesses. He provides training and coaching in sales, communication, and organization.

Information & Project Management Support

Wasim Rana

Information & Project Management Support

Founder and CEO of Paadio Consulting

Jude Nnadi, MBA

Founder and CEO of Paadio Consulting

Worked across industries, spanning multiple countries and 3 continents, to increase market access. Provided technical assistance to over 100 micro businesses in the Twin Cities to recharge during this pandemic. Trained and nurtured over 50 startups in Africa.

Doctoral Candidate. Founder of AfriMentor

Gina Muigai

Doctoral Candidate. Founder of AfriMentor

Gina Muigai is a believer in endless opportunities and a career mentor to over 38,000 people and the founder of AfriMentor Consulting Group. She guides people, especially black immigrants, to uncover their potential and establish lucrative careers so they can start building generational success and wealth.

Small Business Development Navigator

Bunmi Simpeh, MBA

Small Business Development Navigator

Adept and experienced in Business Consulting, Tax and Planning, Bunmi is the Founder of JeJe Tax and Accounting company. She provides training & technical assistance for Paadio's small & micro business clients.

Project Coordinator & Software Generalist

Meg Holmquist

Project Coordinator & Software Generalist

Meg holds an MPP with experience in grant writing, project management, and policy analysis in the nonprofit, state, and federal sectors.

Micro Business Capacity Trainer & Coach

D'Narius Lewis

Micro Business Capacity Trainer & Coach

Co-Founder of Optimum Outreach, a telecommunications service provider. An avid speaker, trainer, and networker, D'Narius is a champion for small and micro business development.

Founder of MirrorInk 360, Paadio Marketing

Beatrice Adenodi

Founder of MirrorInk 360, Paadio Marketing

Beatrice leads the Marketing work at Paadio Consulting and is able to provide training to micro and small businesses on business strategy, brand, marketing, and communications.

Financial Foundations Training

Emma Kasiga

Financial Foundations Training

Emma works as a Senior Loan Officer at the Minnesota Dept of Employment and Economic Development. She is passionate about teaching and mentoring business owners in effective financial practices.

Corporate Engagement and Communication

Vanessa Ekeke

Corporate Engagement and Communication

Vanessa's experience in talent recruitment and corporate communication positions her well to advise and assist Paadio's Program Development & Client Delivery teams from a corporate HR and Procurement lens.

Project Manager at Paadio

Nancy Mwaura

Project Manager at Paadio

Nancy joined Paadio in summer 2021 and brings incredible skill, team leadership, and administrative organization to our Project Management team. Nancy is leading our Procurement & Workforce Diversity projects that bring economic inclusion solutions to Economic Development Authorities.

Micro Business Sales Trainer & Coach

Ekeze Papa Enubuzor

Micro Business Sales Trainer & Coach

Co-Founder of Optimum Outreach, Ekeze knows firsthand the struggles to advance a new business. An expert in sales, marketing, and client experience, he provides training and coaching to owner/operators.

Micro Business Advocate & Connector (Joule Micro Nation)

Jackie Menne

Micro Business Advocate & Connector (Joule Micro Nation)

Founder of Impact Zone Strategies, Leadership Training and Assessments for Paadio

Kris Langworthy

Founder of Impact Zone Strategies, Leadership Training and Assessments for Paadio

Impact Zone Strategies partners with Paadio to build effective leaders in small business and provide talent recruitment and employee development workforce solutions to corporate HR Departments. Kris is an astute Trainer and Coach, and provides in depth scientifically advanced assessments that go far deeper than typical assessment profiles.

Executive Administrator

Esther Sunday Mutinda

Executive Administrator

Esther provides executive administration and project coordination support. She keeps our Project Management and Data systems on track, and also provides virtual hospitality for Paadio team members.

Chief Strategy Officer

Christy Morrell-Stinson

Chief Strategy Officer

Founder of Significant Advantage, a key partner for Paadio Consulting. Business strategy, planning, sales, buy/sell, and exit strategy. Christy's personal mission is to build systemic prosperity.