Johnson Janet

Janet Johnson, MBA joined WBDC in the spring of 2023 to help Waterbury businesses develop and grow. She teaches workshops and provides one-on-one advising sessions to aspiring, emerging, and established business owners. Janet brings almost 20 years of manufacturing experience to her role as a Business Advisor. Her family opened a factory in 1991 in […]

Kelley Tanya

Tanya Kelley is a seasoned finance professional focused on teaching and motivating start-ups and small business owners to become fiscally fit. Tanya works closely with family home Child Care providers to strengthen their finances, set up their QuickBooks, and address pain points in their business. After twenty years of working as a fiscal controller in […]

Fecteau Linda

Linda Fecteau is a Business Advisor dedicated to helping early childhood education and Child Care programs enhance their business practices, and serves as WBDC’s Child Care Program Manager. As a founder and former owner of a multi-site early childhood education operation, Linda now uses her expertise to consult with other Child Care programs and small […]

Rodriguez Zayed

Zayed Rodriguez is a seasoned small business and wealth management advisor focused on helping entrepreneurs and business owners achieve their financial goals. At WBDC, he works as a Business Advisor helping Child Care businesses and Spanish-speaking entrepreneurs move their goals forward. Before, he worked as a Financial Advisor on Wall Street and ran his own […]

Piekara Terri

Terri Piekara is a social media consultant, Instagram strategist and podcaster who believes deeply in the Three C’s – Communication, Connection and Community. She guides solopreneurs and small business owners to speak authentically about themselves and their businesses through social media. Social media and social audio are, above all else, social and are most powerful […]

Konwerski Sherry

Sherry Konwerski helps companies identify and address areas of improvement that result in healthier financial rewards. She is the founder and principal of a consulting firm specializing in providing consulting and services to small businesses. A corporate professional turned entrepreneur, Sherry had a 25-year career in corporate America, holding positions in the telecommunications and manufacturing […]

Cross Samantha

Samantha Cross assists current and aspiring entrepreneurs with accessing capital, understanding their personal and small business finances, pricing and profitability strategies, and provides general business strategy counseling. Samantha has a background in finance, having spent 15 years at two global banks, focusing on Finance, Operations and Strategy. She is more recently the founder of a […]

Cheswick Carol

Carol joined WBDC in 2012. She works with aspiring and established business owners who seek to start, build and grow their business. She focuses on improving profitability, identifying opportunities and clarifying goals. Carol conducts both one-on-one and group business advising, and teaches classes. Carol brings over 40 years of experience in strategic planning, finance, marketing, […]