Mentors: MATURE BUSINESS

Nathalia Artus

Nathalia Artus

Summary of Qualifications Nathalia Artus is the Regional Lending Manager at the Virginia Small Business Financing Authority (VSBFA), the lending arm of the Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Nathalia is responsible for promoting economic development through financially assisting all businesses, including small, women, minority and veteran owned businesses. Her work focus is to develop partnerships with financial institutions and economic development authorities in the Greater Richmond and Northern Virginia areas, aiming to provide businesses with resources and opportunities. A native Brazilian with over 10 years of experience in financial services, Nathalia has been living, working and playing in the Greater Richmond area for 6 years. Her passion for small businesses and nonprofits has prompted an extended interest in the community. Nathalia is actively involved, serving as board member of many nonprofit organizations and committee member of local chambers of commerce. In the last two years her work has led her to receive the Style Weekly Top 40 under 40 Award, the Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce HYPE Icon Award in the Front Runner category and the Top Intermediate Lender Award for the SBA Richmond District office. Want to meet with this mentor? Talk with your Lead...
Lindsay Grant

Lindsay Grant

Summary of Qualifications Lindsay Grant is part of The Hodges Partnership, a PR & communications strategy firm based in Shockoe Bottom. With a career spent at PR and marketing agencies, Lindsay has the pleasure of advising clients – big and small – on how to approach their communications strategy. As a senior-level account director at Hodges, she focuses on strategic planning, writing, media relations, content marketing and internal communications. Clients over the years have ranged from local start-ups to household brands and nonprofit organizations all with varying budgets and unique goals. And at the end of the day, no matter the budget and resources, Lindsay believes that a smart communications strategy is within reach for every business. Her campaigns have won industry awards and her clients have turned into long-lasting business relationships. She’s a VCU grad, PRSA Richmond board member, APR certified and an adjunct faculty member at the VCU Robertson School of Media and Culture. She lives in the city and is known to cheer on all things Richmond, including the Rams. Want to meet with this mentor? Talk with your Lead...
Tiffany Jana

Tiffany Jana

Summary of Qualifications Tiffany Jana is the Founder and CEO of TMI Consulting and has helped orchestrate the firm’s tremendous growth over the past 13 years. As TMI’s leader, Tiffany oversees the development of the firm’s strategy, client relationships, and people. Tiffany also serves as a strategic advisor on client engagements, and has deep expertise in diversity and inclusion, marketing, leadership, and stakeholder engagement. TMI is a Certified Benefit (B) Corporation, and the first in the diversity industry world wide. B Corps are part of the larger social enterprise sector, and Tiffany has been recognized as a leader in the sector. Tiffany is an award winning international public speaker, executive coach, wife, and mother. She is passionate about helping people move their concepts from ideation to implementation. She believes that work/life balance is attainable and critical for entrepreneurial sanity. She leads organizational initiatives with clear, meaningful metrics and holds people accountable to established values. Want to meet with this mentor? Talk with your Lead...
Anne-Stuart Teter

Anne-Stuart Teter

Summary of Qualifications Anne-Stuart is a marketing account manager for a local agency. She has worked in various fields, in both large and small businesses, which gives her a unique perspective. Her love of the Richmond community is what drives her to help local business grow. Anne-Stuart works for Addison Clark. Her job includes running multiple social media accounts, brand management, website development and fulfilling a myriad of other client needs. She is responsible for dozens of clients and has a knack for organization and managing priorities and expectations. For the social media accounts she runs, she generates original content, creates Facebook advertising campaigns and manages audience interactions. Another job responsibilities she has is maintaining websites, which includes creating content, website organization/set-up and other general maintenance. She also consults on branding for her clients. Other tasks she has enjoyed doing for her clients are: creating concepts for newspaper ad campaigns, newsletter generation and concepts/development for print materials, including brochures, rack cards and various other material like pens, notepads, etc. Before coming to Addison Clark, Anne-Stuart worked as an intern at the Retail Merchants Association. That experience introduced her to hundreds of local businesses and fueled her passion for local RVA businesses. Previous to that, she worked for Nordstrom as a department manager. Throughout her three-year management career with Nordstrom, Anne-Stuart gained valuable knowledge on team relationships, management styles and how to run a business, as running your own department is similar to running a small business. Anne-Stuart’s passions include, meeting interesting people, supporting local events, stores and other businesses, the world of social media, running and developing websites and...
Ryann Wayne

Ryann Wayne

Summary of Qualifications Ryann is CEO of The Frontier Project. She has led the business through a recession-busting period of exceptional growth, creating the leading boutique-consulting firm that integrates innovation and organizational development. Addicted to learning, she has both an M.B.A. (University of Richmond) and a Master’s in Human Resources and Industrial Relations (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign). Leading a firm charged with transforming the organizations and external markets of some of the most potent companies in the world requires Ryann to shape a team capable of supporting clients at the frontline of global changes in technology, economics, social, and environmental change. As CEO, she focuses on three internal priorities: maintaining a growth strategy that flexes with world events; recruiting and retaining the strongest roster of talent available; and creating a work environment in which that talent thrives in order to serve clients. She takes personal development seriously, ensuring she constantly pushes herself as well as the team. It’s not unusual to find her fasting, marathon-training, or traveling to a less-than-typical “vacation” location to stretch herself. Want to meet with this mentor? Talk with your Lead...