Kevin Denha

Kevin Denha

Kevin Denha is a co-founder and Managing Director of Vision Investment Partners. In this role, Kevin is responsible for acquisitions, site identification, contract and lease negotiations for the company’s retail property portfolio and businesses, with experience in virtually all U.S.…

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Austin Black

Austin Black II is the founder of City Living Detroit. City Living Detroit is a full-service real estate brokerage that is headquartered in Detroit’s thriving Midtown neighborhood. His firm specializes in properties located in Detroit with a focus on downtown,…

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Allen Coleman

Allen Coleman is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Strategic Staffing Solutions (S3). He oversees all front and back office operations of the company as well as is the executive point for Strategic Staffing Solutions New England, St. Louis, New Orleans…

Rod Wright

Rod Wright

Rod Wright, Chief Operations Officer in Detroit, joined Urban Science in 2012 and is responsible for overseeing all of Urban Science’s regional offices strategically placed around the world. In this capacity, he manages the strategy for all offices to achieve…

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Rufus Bartell

Rufus Bartell is a visionary businessman with a sense of social responsibility. Youngest of fourteen siblings raised in the church, Bartell comes from a family of entrepreneurs. He has a thirst for achievement instilled from his parents’ work ethic and…

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Derek Edwards

Derek Edwards is a Senior Vice President with Invest Detroit, a 501(c)(3) organization and certified Community Development Financial Institution which manages $140 million in loan funds and New Markets Tax Credit allocations used for economic development. Mr. Edwards focuses…

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Angie Kelly

Angie is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Assurance Services practice with extensive experience in serving both public and private companies, including family owned and private equity owned companies, in a range of industry sectors. She recently completed a three…

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RJ Wolney

RJ Wolney has more than 10 years of experience working with public and privately-held businesses in various areas of finance including mergers and acquisitions advisory, equity capital raising and debt financing. He currently serves as Director of Business Development for…

Patricia Alexander

Patricia Alexander

For more than thirty years, Patricia Alexander has delivered a comprehensive array of financial products and services to small and medium sized businesses, with special affinity towards creative financing solutions through partnerships afforded by various governmental…

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Aaron Michael

Aaron Michael has spent the last 13 years in various Finance functions throughout the Penske organization, most recently as Vice President, Finance and Treasurer of Penske Automotive Group. In this role, Mr. Michael manages…

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Nick Gorga

Nick is the founder and chairman of Hatch Detroit, a Detroit-based 501(c)(3) non-profit business incubator dedicated to funding, supporting, and launching bricks and mortar retail businesses in Detroit. By day, Nick is the vice-chairman of the litigation department and hiring…

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Chris Uhl

Chris Uhl is Vice President of Community Investments for Rock Ventures LLC, the organization that serves and connects entrepreneur and Quicken Loans Founder and Chairman and majority owner of the NBA Champion Cleveland Cavaliers Dan Gilbert’s Family of more than…

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Chris Uhl

Erin S. Rose has a B.A degree in Telecommunications from Michigan State University. In 2008, she founded Positive Detroit (dot) com, the first website dedicated to highlighting the nice things people say about Detroit. Currently, Erin is working with her…

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Ryan Cooley

Ryan Cooley and his wife are raising three young kids in the Corktown neighborhood, where he opened O’Connor Real Estate and Development eight years ago. He is a partner of Slows BBQ, as well as the new restaurant, Gold Cash Gold, currently one of the most well-regarded…

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Anika Goss-Foster

Anika Goss-Foster is the Executive Director of the Detroit Future City (DFC) Implementation Office. In this role, Anika leads a dynamic team of experts to implement the DFC Strategic Framework, the guide to decision-making and investment in…