Joined in studio today by both Armand Kadima and Beverly Pryce, Partners of MD Burns Nash: A leading boutique consulting firm, specializing in Finance and Business Strategy for Information Technology Startups…
Notes and discussion guide from today’s show featuring MD Burns Nash: Specializing in Finance and Business Strategy for Information Technology Startups:
1. I have a great idea, what do I do next?
2. How do I obtain capital to fund my plan?
3. How do I develop the infrastructure to sustain my business plan?
4. How do I brand my company?
5. How is IT changing the landscape of how business is done?
6. What are the benefits of collective entrepreneurship?
About Armand Kadima:
Armand has dedicated over a decade of his career to helping businesses launch and maintain successful operations. As an accountant with expertise in financial reporting, taxation, and business strategy, Armand has used his skills to advise many of Atlanta’s prominent businesses including several Fortune 100 companies.
Shortly after attaining his accounting degree, Armand went on to become responsible for directing the vast financial profiles for companies like Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Comcast. With a wealth of knowledge and experience now under his belt, Armand shifted his focus to empowering startup businesses in his community. In 2007, he launched his own accounting and business strategy firm aimed to do just that.
A few years later Armand lent his expertise to ThyssenKrupp North America to help launch its first IT Shared Services Division. It was there he gained impeccable knowledge and experience on all the information technology infrastructure intricacies needed to support and sustain a multi-billion dollar organization. With a new found affinity for the IT sector, Armand re-launched his firm, MD Burns Nash LLC, as an accounting and business strategy firm focused specifically on supporting businesses in the thriving Atlanta IT industry.
Originally from Zaire, Armand enjoys immersing himself in global tech innovations and how it is shaping the future.
About Beverly Pryce:
Beverly provides consulting expertise on multi-organization management. She has spent the last several years holding roles of high-level leadership in finance, human resources, and operations management. Thanks to her experience in joining a startup at the ground level, Beverly became a pioneer in launching the multi-organization structure within the nonprofit community.
Prior to launching MD Burns Nash, LLC, Beverly served as the CFO to Democrats for Education Reform. There she was responsible for developing an administrative system that allowed for the management of the political organization in addition to its 501(c)3 and 501(c)4 sister organizations. Creating a shared resources model to remain functional and compliant proved to be Beverly’s most important attribute.
Thanks to her hands on experience with managing several multi-million dollar enterprises, Beverly is well respected amongst her peers. She uses her expertise in shared resources management to currently advise businesses on how to build and expand their operations by creating a customized infrastructure that ensures sustainability.
About your Co-Hosts:
ASHLEY STAGGS: Ashley is the Director of Marketing at FinTech startup Wela. Passionate about introducing consumers to life-enhancing products, has nearly ten years of managing marketing departments for startups and growth-phase businesses. During football season you can find Ashley sporting blue and orange and cheering on her Florida Gators. Outside of football season Ashley is touring Atlanta brunch spots in search of the perfect French toast or taking her chiweenie Roxie to the dog park. EMAIL ASHLEY.
TODD SCHNICK: With over twenty years in business, media, and politics, Todd has plenty of battle scars. With an early career as a national political operative, then starting six companies, to hosting thousands of interviews on the radio, Todd’s work as a business and media strategist comes with a unique collection of experiences in the trenches. A distance runner, writer, and speaker, Todd lives with his family in Brookhaven, Georgia. EMAIL TODD.
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