Darrell is a serial entrepreneur and an experienced professional with a wealth of knowledge in domestic and international business management, systems engineering and development, accounting, finance, operations, education, and training. He is highly motivated and has outstanding communication and leadership skills. His background includes extensive travel while working with McDonald’s Corporation, a Fortune 500 Company in its domestic and international operations, and the Big 4 accounting firms as an auditor. Darrell holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Texas at Austin. Darrell has lived in Puerto Rico as an expat and currently resides in Ecuador.
Ken is a seasoned business and operations executive with extensive experience across multiple industries, including medical devices, semiconductors, nanotechnology, communications, high volume consumer products, and global supply chain. Prior to co-founding TCI, Ken formed Clark Addison Group, LLC as an advisory and consulting practice. He has traveled extensively, setting up multi-faceted operations across Asia, India, and Europe. He has also established a global network of resources to benefit his employers and clients. Ken holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from DePaul University in Chicago.
Mark has over 20 years of experience in Accounting and Finance, with a focus on early-stage, high growth environments or companies undergoing change. After five years as a practicing CPA, Mark worked for several consumer-facing, high growth, multi-location entities in hospitality, retail, and technology. During the past decade, he has led the development of finance and accounting for a startup student housing company and a personal service franchise that grew over 200% during his leadership. Mark has an MPA from the University of Texas – Austin and a BBA from the University of Miami.
Dr. Yamilette Williams has more than 20 years of experience as a national educational consultant, student-focused district administrator, college instructor. Her love of sharing, informing and empowering others particularly young people has been the driving force to contributing to the community at large. While education is her calling, the ambers of entrepreneurship have stayed ignited. As an internationally certified John Maxwell Team leadership coach, trainer, and speaker, she works with individuals, small and large organizations that desire change through masterminds, workshops, and coaching. Dr. Williams received her Bachelor of Arts in Organizational Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University, her Master of Arts in Project Management from Keller Graduate School of Management, and her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Williams is an active member of Toastmasters International and Executive Women’s Golf Association and travels when not working.
Dr. Jeanette Taft, has been involved in higher education for over 20 years. She has taught at colleges and universities, both in the classroom setting and online, domestically and international. She also provided training and management consultation nationally as well internationally. Her work and travel have taken her to Europe, Africa, Asia, Central and South America. She is a full professor at Springfield College and in her professional career she served as SVP and COO at Tampa General Hospital, a 1,000 bed, $500M operation and Hospital Director of Healthcare Systems of San Joaquin County in California. Later, she travelled extensively to South Africa and Brazil in her healthcare management consulting practice. She received a life-long achievement award from the United Nations in 2012 and the Susan B. Anthony of Achievements Award in 1991. JT lived as an expat in Guatemala, and spent significant time in Brazil. Dr. Taft is fluent in Spanish and understands Portuguese.
Jonathan Mogrovejo (Jony) is a young and innovative Ecuadorian entrepreneur with a significant amount of experience in business development, marketing, web development and design and management of editorial websites. His experience includes management, web development and marketing consultation of CuencaHighLife.com. Jony took the website from minimal performance to the number one English news website in Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest city with over 14,000 subscribers and 150,000 monthly page views. Jony also formed GoBig Web Development & Design, using his skills to educate the local market on contemporary online marketing strategies. The most successful restaurant website in Cuenca was conceptualized, sold, and designed by Jony and is still managed by GoBig today.
Jony also serves as a member of Ecuador Cares, a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to break the cycle of poverty and prejudice for disadvantaged children in Ecuador. They do this by providing education and training in life skills and career programs to ensure the participant’s continued success in school and post-graduation. Apart from creating their website, he was elected the organization’s treasurer and oversees the expenses and donations from fundraising projects and events.