Carmen Mendez

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Carmen comes with extensive management and business development experience across different industries, such as H&R Block, 7-Eleven Corporate and PepsiCo. In her tenure with these industries she has developed well-honed communication, interpersonal and relationship management skills. The value she brings is her leadership, understanding of managing a business, work ethic and a creative entrepreneurial spirit.

Phoebe Hendarmo

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Phoebe Hendarmo is a Business Development Advisor at the UNLV Research Park center. She recently graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Management. She co-founded a hot dog specialty restaurant in Bali, Indonesia with her brother in October 2020 that has expanded to Jakarta as well. Co-founding the business required

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Mandi Elliott

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Mandi Elliott is a transplant from Houston, Texas who recently relocated to Las Vegas.  She has BS in education and experience in economic development, market strategies, non-profit administration, and local chambers of commerce.  Mandi owns a Virtual Assistant business that offers a variety of services to a wide range of clients: Executive Assistance, Website Development, Graphic Design,

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Albert Delgado

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Albert Delgado is a Project Manager, UNLV OED at the BlackFire Innovation location in Las Vegas. He has been involved with many facets of consumer and business lending and provides a background in banking, credit, financial literacy, cash flow, financial reports, sales, CRA development, real estate, and other aspects of alternative capital development. A native

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Jamie Schwartz

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Lead Business Advisor for the SBDC and Las Vegas native, Jamie Schwartz, works at our BlackFire Innovation location in Las Vegas. With a background in business consulting, valuation analysis, financial analysis, banking, commercial real estate and business sales and acquisitions she is driven to help business owners reach their goals. Prior to running a business

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