Our Team


Arthur Davis

Senior Client Advisor | [email protected]

Arthur brings his clients 25 years of management consulting experience in corporate reorganization, strategic planning, business and client development, marketing and sales, and operations and financial management in the manufacturing, service, and not-for-profit sectors.
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.

Mei Sit

Accounting Associate | [email protected]

Mei initially joined ITAC over twenty years ago, and has had growing responsibilities ever since thanks to her drive to constantly pursue new challenges, and her strong multi-tasking capabilities. She is now the proposal/project coordinator, and also assists the Accounting Department. In her current role, Mei handles all aspects of support documentation for accounting entries and accounts’ maintenance, preparing invoices and account statements, analyzing data, and compiling reports required by management and funders.

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.

Kinda Younes

Executive Director | [email protected]

Kinda brings to ITAC over twenty-five years of experience in entrepreneurship, corporate development and operations management. Prior to joining ITAC, she was Chief Operating Officer of RevolutionWear, a successful startup combining innovative design with technology to create superior products in the menswear/athletic field for global distribution. Prior to that, she co-founded a patent-owning marketing technology company empowering organizations to bridge the gap between online marketing and in-store commerce through the use of universally unique shopping IDs. She also previously worked as management consultant at a number of technology and Internet startups, focusing mostly on operations management. Her prior experience includes working in PepsiCo’s Corporate Strategy department, where she was part of the team responsible for determining Frito-Lay’s (the world’s leading snacks manufacturer) international expansion strategy. She started her career at Goldman Sachs in Mergers and Acquisitions, advising clients regarding mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, raid defenses, joint ventures and restructurings.

Kinda holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from McGill University (Canada) and an MBA from INSEAD (France).

Paul McQuade

Director of Operations | [email protected]

Paul joined ITAC in 2008 and oversees ITAC’s day to day operations. Paul helps develop key processes to streamline existing procedures to improve efficiency. In 2010 Paul served a dual role as the Strategic Operations Coordinator serving as a liaison between ITAC, its off-site Workforce 1 Employment Center and NYC Department of Small Business Services where he developed and implemented a work plan for cross center collaboration. Paul has served as part of ITAC’s management team since 2012 and is a 2013 graduate of NIST MEP’s Emerging Leaders Program.

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.

Lelia Kacha

Marketing Project Manager | [email protected]

Lelia joined ITAC as Marketing Project Manager in 2019, focusing on developing ITAC’s reach, leading marketing and market research efforts, and consulting with NYC small businesses on their marketing strategy. She had previously assisted ITAC with Market Research and Strategic Funding.
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.

Peter Janover

Vice President of Client Services | [email protected]

As Vice President of Client Relations, Peter’s responsibilities range from training and managing ITAC’s sales force, to mentoring business owners, advising their Boards of Directors, developing sales, marketing, and strategic plans, delivering financial planning and budgetary controls services, and developing organizations through team building initiatives. Peter is also ITAC’s certified Personal Business Advisor and serves on the organization’s Management Team.

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.

Mary McKay

Director of Advanced Manufacturing | [email protected]

Mary has twenty years of combined customer-facing leadership, operations and value creation experience in both corporate and startup environments.

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.

Stacey Weismiller, ITAC Director of Client Services

Stacey Weismiller

Director of Client Services | [email protected]

As a product of the rust belt in Western PA, Stacey has a deep passion for understanding manufacturing and how it plays a role in our infrastructure, systems innovation, equity, and development as a country. Prior to ITAC, Stacey worked at General Electric focusing on supply-chains around renewable energy products, allowing her to understand more of the systematic approaches to industrialization, enabling her to work on ways to get products and innovation to collide across the globe. Soon after, she spent 3 years at the New York City Economic Development Corporation, lending her experience in manufacturing and urban planning to shepherd new initiatives for the City of New York around advanced manufacturing, hardware innovation, and industrial site selection for small to medium-sized companies. Here, she worked on programs such as Futureworks NYC and the Made in New York Campus within the real estate portfolio of Sunset Park Brooklyn. Most recently, Stacey ran Scale for Climatetech, a climate focused incubator program focused on go-to-market manufacturing strategies for startups in New York State.