At a Glance
Start-ups & Ventures
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Meet the Team
As Director of the Nevada Women’s Business Center, Leanna is dedicated to the development, empowerment, and success of women and minority entrepreneurs in Nevada. A passionate and engaging public speaker, Leanna regularly presents at local and national events. With her combined passion and successful track-record, Leanna is a respected and sought-out leader in the community where she sits on three committees with the Nevada Department of Business and Industry, working with the State of Nevada and the needs of small businesses in the state. On invitation in 2014, Leanna attended the hearing of U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship for Empowering Women Entrepreneurs.
Since graduating from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Leanna has partnered with and counseled businesses for over twenty years in various capacities including business development, marketing, financial projections and business plan development. She has also worked with compliance, and development of policies and procedures. Leanna has counseled small and mid-size businesses on their strategic planning and has led, trained, and facilitated staff development for large teams.
Business Development Officer
Entrepreneur, consultant, marketing expert, coach, and trainer, Robb has spent his career working with both large corporations and start-up companies. Robb lived 14 years in the Netherlands, where he worked with organizations such as Vodafone, Shell Oil, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft. It was his involvement with Microsoft while employed at global direct marketing giant Wunderman that landed him in India for three years, where he headed up the marketing and strategy for Windows Vista, Microsoft Office, Windows Mobile and anti-piracy initiatives. In 2008, Robb joined the team at MRM Worldwide in India as National Director of Planning and Strategy, working with clients like Barclay’s Bank, Johnson & Johnson, and Nestle.
Robb also developed global team-building, leadership, training and coaching programs for Shell Oil and Cisco Systems that he facilitated in their offices in the Netherlands, China, Singapore and the United States. in 2010, Robb was involved in starting a couple of marketing and brand strategy companies in India and Tanzania that today provide guidance, training and strategic advice to local businesses.
Robb’s varied skill set, entrepreneurial spirit and passion for helping others made him a perfect fit for the Nevada Women’s Business Center and Business Opportunity Fund. In his spare time, Robb enjoys travel and photography and is currently in the beginning stages of creating a book of photos and stories from around the world.
Program & Marketing Coordinator
As a former entrepreneur, Kathleen’s goal is to enhance the professional development of new and established small business owners by providing effective resources to ensure their success. She has 15 years of experience in small business development, corporate training, partnership development, and strategic planning. She uses her experience in scientific research and public health to analyze the feasibility of proposed business concepts, models, and business plan development for entrepreneurs. She is a magna cume laude graduate from Grambling University with a BS in Biology.