Prior to joining ITAC, Arthur worked as a financial analyst, as a senior consultant at Stone & Webster Management Consultants, and had his own consulting practice specializing in corporate planning and reorganization. He also worked as Vice President for an entertainment company whose clients included Reebok and Coca-Cola and has been using his advisory and process improvement expertise to help ITAC clients since 2000.
Arthur has been quoted in publications including The New York Times and Crain’s New York Business. He has advised the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission on organizational reform, not-for-profit organizations on expanding their membership and services, has taught at the New School University and given Leadership workshops to CEOs and entrepreneurs at the 92nd Street Y. In addition, he has given testimony as an expert on best practices before United States Senator John McCain’s investigating committee on boxing reform and appeared as an expert witness on best practices before The New York State Commission on Corruption in Boxing. Arthur received a Masters of Business Administration degree in Corporate and Investment Finance from New York University.
Currently, Lelia both project manages and works with participating companies on ITAC's Garment District Rapid Intervention Program, which aims to strengthen manufacturers in NYC’s Garment District and help them develop strategies to address their biggest challenges.
Prior to joining ITAC, Lelia worked in Business Development and Client Services at Interaudi Bank. There, she was responsible for building long-term business relationships, while managing corporate and personal accounts for over a thousand International clients. Lelia has also completed internships in brand management and marketing at L’Oréal, Arcade Beauty, MyGradPad, and Prestige Brands.
Lelia graduated from Boston College with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Communication.
Prior to joining ITAC, Paul spent seven years overseeing the day to day operations at Urban Organic, a small Brooklyn company that offers a home delivery service of organic produce in the tri-state area.
Paul is a graduate of Brooklyn College with a Bachelor of Arts in TV/Radio, and a minor in Film Studies.
Before joining ITAC, Joel worked as a nuclear engineer for the US Department of Navy managing multimillion-dollar projects for ship repair. The motto “Any ship, any time, any place” guided Joel to form teams for deployment across the globe supporting the US Navy’s nuclear program. Joel also worked in financial services managing programs and information for investors which yielded millions in savings. These varied experiences led to Joel to his current role working directly with companies to develop their businesses - and industries - as a whole.
Along with his many years of professional experience, Joel holds a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from NC A&T State University and a Master of Science in Management degree from Boston University.
Prior to joining ITAC, Mary spent a decade in the Energy industry at General Electric, building up her operations and project management experience. At GE, she was project manager for 8 large-scale power plant projects, managed GE’s Project Management Leadership Program (PMLP) globally spanning multiple GE businesses, was responsible for cost of quality reduction across Power Gen (12B+ business), and was a graduate of the Operation Management Leadership Program (OMLP), where she held various roles in sourcing/supply chain and operations; Mary is also a certified six sigma blackbelt.
After GE, Mary was an early stage startup consultant advising over 60+ entrepreneurs and was herself a social entrepreneur for a year where she led early stage development of a drinking water business to provide access to clean water. Then she spent four years at an international social enterprise, WaterHealth International, as the Director of Special Projects, where she increased customer value via distribution, social marketing, and customer insights.
Currently, Mary leads the growth of ITAC’s advanced manufacturing offerings and capabilities and also focuses on organizational growth and operations.
She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Union College and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Peter started his career as Owner and President of three vertically integrated food-manufacturing companies that sold their products nationally to the supermarket, food service, and wholesale bakery industries. While involved in all phases of these businesses, he concentrated on strategic planning, financial restructuring, turnaround management, and sales and marketing and then sold these companies to a Fortune 500 corporation. He then founded a consulting company that delivered management and financial services to clients across various industries.
Peter received his Bachelor of Science degree, with honors, from Cornell University, and received his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia Business School.
Kinda holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University (Canada) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).
Prior to joining ITAC, Mei worked in both the entertainment and the retail industries as an office manager. She is a graduate of the Drake Business School.
Raj received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from The Cooper Union, a diploma in Financial Management from NYU, and a Master of Science in Management of Technology from the Stevens Institute of Technology. He also recently achieved APICS CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional certification to help scope and identify emerging SME supply chain engagement activities. In addition, he is a certified instructor of Inventory Management, Lean Enterprise applications, Value Stream Mapping, Workplace Organization (5S), Business Process Analysis, and Re- engineering for all parts of the “Quote to Cash” cycle.