UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

BASE Partners

BASE Resource Partners

BASE works with a range of Resource Partners to provide BASE Members with pro-bono business development services in areas including: funding, law, marketing and brand strategy, business development, accounting and IT. The relationship provides a business development opportunity with a vetted set of sustainable businesses for the Resource Partner and an opportunity for the BASE Members to access high quality business development services on a one-on-one basis. BASE continues to develop relationships with new Resource Partners on an ongoing basis.

BASE Members, contact Anna Kotchagova ( 919.962.4259), to connect with a Resource Partner.


Marketing and Brand Strategy

Business Development



Information Technology

BASE Mentors

  • Scott Blackwell - Founder, Immaculate Baking Company
  • Maria Kingery - Co-Founder, Southern Energy Management
  • Aaron Lubeck - Partner, Trinity Design/Build
  • Robert Oliva - CFO, PMI Ash Technologies
  • Shawn Slome - Owner, Twig
  • John Stanley - Director of Commercial Real Estate, Self-Help
  • Daniel Whittaker - Managing Partner, Green Planet Catering
  • John Young - Managing Director and Co-Founder, Dandelion Energy

BASE Advisory Board

  • John Hardin - Acting Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Science and Technology, North Carolina Department of Commerce and BASE Advisory Board Member
  • Lisa Jones Christensen - Assistant Professor, Sustainable Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, Kenan-Flagler School of Business
  • Justyn J. Kasierski - Attorney, Hutchison Law Group
  • Henry McKoy - Chairman, Fourth Sector Bancorp
  • Bonny Moellenbrock - Executive Director, SJF Advisory Services
  • Jonathan Philips - Managing Director, Anka Fund Management
  • Beth M. Ritter - SVP Human Resources, Burt's Bees
  • Brian Schneiderman - Vice-President and Director, Real Estate and Facilities Lending, Self-Help Credit Union and Ventures Fund
  • Brett Smith - Founder, Counter Culture Coffee
  • Tim Toben - Partner, Greenbridge Developments
  • Jesse White - Director, UNC Office of Economic and Business Development
  • M. Rhem Wooten, Jr. - President, Allied SynGas Corporation

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