Florida SBDC at FGCU (Fort Myers, Fla., August 3, 2021) – The Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University announce that Patti Guerzo and Mark Odell have joined the FL SBDC at FGCU. Mark Odell will be part of our Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) program and Patti Guerzo is joining the team as a business consultant. Both consultants will be available at the Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce office.
Patti Guerzo is a business consultant with over 18 years of experience serving entrepreneurs. She specializes in employee recruiting and retention, assists new and existing businesses to increase growth and sales. She helps new and existing businesses learn to do things the “easier way” by saving costs and aggravation.
Prior to joining the network, Mark’s private-sector career was in Sales Engineering for heating equipment manufacturers as well as owning his own research and development (R&D) firm specializing in government-contracted research and testing of next-gen renewable energy products and concepts. His public career included several elected terms as a County Commissioner in which he chaired its Planning and Economic Development Committee, Airport Commission, and Energy Committee.
“We are so happy to be back in the Charlotte office with the addition of Patti and Mark joining the SBDC. Having an in-person presence back in Charlotte County will be a great benefit to Southwest Florida and I l know Patti and Mark both will be great assets,” said Lois Knox, Regional Director of the Florida SBDC at Florida Gulf Coast University.
The Charlotte County Chamber of Commerce is located at 2702 Tamiami Trail, Port Charlotte, FL. Schedule your no-cost consulting by visiting www.fsbdcswfl.org.
About the Florida SBDC at FGCU
The FSBDC at FGCU offers one-on-one, confidential, no-cost consulting and low-cost workshops for businesses throughout Lee, Collier, Charlotte, Hendry, and Glades counties. The state designates the Florida SBDC Network as Florida’s principal provider of business assistance. The FSBDC at FGCU is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide service funded in part through cooperative agreements with the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, and is hosted by Florida Gulf Coast University and nationally accredited by the Association of SBDCs. For more information, please visit www.fsbdcswfl.org.