Meet our local experts
Lauren Siegel is an Advisor at trepwise with experience in marketing and operations management, as well as strategic planning and business development. She brings to the table a wealth of business knowledge and a vast network of local professionals and entrepreneurs. She has created strategic marketing plans, systematized business policies & procedures, advised UI and UX design for web development projects, and manipulated and analyzed expansive data sets. She has experience in both for-profit and non-profit sectors, and has worked in a variety of industries including: food & beverage, fashion, digital media, public health, and healthcare. Passed session.
Central Louisiana native Kevin Laborde earned his degree in finance from Georgetown and a MBA from LSU. Over the ensuing 25+ years, Kevin held numerous banking positions; the last 14 with Bank One Louisiana (now JP Morgan Chase). His true passion is looking out for the small guys – which is why, in 2003, he founded Cash Flow Resources to focus on serving small businesses. Kevin served as an adjunct faculty member in the finance department at Tulane, where for 10 years he taught a course in commercial banking. Kevin is board president for the Louisiana Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association and is a member of the Greater New Orleans Executive Association. Passed session.
Andy Romero is a licensed Financial Advisor with Edward Jones, a national financial services company serving nearly 8 million North American households and committed to helping small business and individuals of all sizes, ages and backgrounds succeed in their long-term financial goals. Edward Jones focuses on financial solutions tailored to your unique business needs, current financial situation and long-term goals. They start by investing time to understand what you’re working toward before discussing appropriate investments. Passed session.
After studying microprocessor development in the 1970’s, Wayne’s journey through a lifetime of increasing demands for technology innovation began during his service in the US Navy. In 1994 Wayne began his first technology services company, providing both support and services to many New Orleans Area businesses, including Retail, Oil & Gas, Accounting, Legal Services, Property Management, and others. His visionary leadership and expertise in all areas of IT continues to drive successful support and services management of the client, with a “client-first” approach. Passed session.