Welcome to the
Super matchmaker

The matchmaker is one-on-one appointments with minority businesses with buying decision-makers from Fortune 500 Companies, government agencies, educational institutions and healthcare organizations.

A link to register for the Super Matchmaker will be included in your registration confirmation email.

Appointment Scheduling

All appointments will be held on Thursday, May 20th from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. All appointments will be managed online on a first come, first serve basis. Appointments will begin promptly at 1:00 PM. You may join the meeting room 5 minutes prior to the scheduled time.

Each appointment will be allotted 10 minutes with a 5-minute buffer between appointments. The system will prompt the start of the meeting. If you are given an appointment, please be on time and do not go over your time! If an appointment time is missed, the time slot will be lost. Once the 15 minutes is up, the system will end the meeting immediately. We recommend that you select your meetings concurrently as much as possible. All matchmaking hosts/buyers will receive their schedules ahead of time with the full list of small businesses who have been approved to meet with their team. Each company has a profile in the matchmaking system so you will be able to look through it to find all of the industry and socio-economic information you may need from each business.

Also available are free 30-minute one-on-one appointments with expert business consultations from the Orlando or Miami Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) Business Center consultants. Get advice on loans, business development, marketing and more.

Participants must have an active Business Expo registration, with a minimum purchase of a Trade Fair ticket.

Please note: The dates and times selected are appointment requests only. All requests will be reviewed by the consultant and confirmed via email. Thank you for your interest and we look forward to helping your business to grow.

Participants must have an active Business Expo registration, with a minimum purchase of a Trade Fair ticket to participate in the matchmaker and one-on-one consultations.

Attention Corporate & Government Buyers

Connect with MBEs with Capacity
at the Super Matchmaker

Meet One-on-One With Buyers

Corporate, Government and Healthcare Buyers in the Public and Private Sectors

Pre-registered attendees will be notified of availability by email and will have the first appointment scheduling options.
Buyers below, are listed at the time of publication.  


Dana Hill

Program Manager
Florida Blue

Sueling Terry

Sr. Sourcing Manager

Darrol Walker

Sr. Supplier Diversity Sourcing Manager

Tonja Graham

Supplier Diversity Manager
Duke Energy

Ana Mince

Sourcing Lead
Duke Energy

Shenna Patterson

Jones Lang Lesalle-Strategic Sourcing Manager
Duke Energy

Lindsay Collazo

Sourcing Manager - UHealth
University of Miami

Jaya Bhagchandani

Buyer - Academic
University of Miami

Randall Nossaman

Small Business Specialist
U.S. Department of Transportation

Thelma Edmunds

Procurement Analyst
U.S. Department of State

Robert Boone

Director of Small Business
Transportation Security Administration

Tabitha Wheeler

Small Business Representatives
U.S. Department of Justice

Major George

Small Business Specialist
U.S. General Service Administration

Chasity Ash

Zone 1 Supervisor
U.S. General Service Administration

Meet One-on-One With Business Consultants

MBDA Miami Business Center

9499 NE 2nd Avenue, Suite 204
Miami, FL 33138
Phone: (305) 751-2907
Website: www.mbdamiamicenter.com

Marie B. Hyppolite, MBA

Loan Packaging and Business Plans

Jorge Iglesias, M. Eng.

Doing Business with Government, Construction and Business Certifications

Dawn Watts

Business Consulting

Retu Jalhan, MBA

Contract / Bid Support Bonding / Financing Construction/ Sub Contracting Marketing Strategy Business Strategy & Business Plans

Ryan Davis

Marketing and Distribution

Ravel Bonilla, MBA

Finance, Access to Capital

MBDA ORlando Business Center

8251 Presidents Drive, Suite 155, Orlando, FL 32809
Phone: (407) 251-7021
Website: www.mbdaorlandocenter.com

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