San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Who Should Attend
- Small businesses wishing to do business with the government
- 8(a) and SDB Businesses
- Large Businesses Connecting with SBA Certified Businesses
- Woman Owned Businesses
- Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses
- Veteran Owned
- Native American Owned
- HUB Zones
What others are saying about our CEO Business events who keep people coming back for more:
"As a result of information that I heard… I was also able to develop a strategy to better utilizing my existing Mentor-Protege Agreement. Again, THANK YOU for your advocacy and encouragement for businesses like mine."
“Thank you Minority Business RoundTable on a very successful event with key federal officials and business leaders on accessing contracts. The interactive dialogue was engaging with critical information to advance my business agenda. Your organization and network helped our business open doors and gain access."
“Engaging in Washington is critical for any American, particularly entrepreneurs. Events like MBRT’s CEO Conference help entrepreneurs get a seat at the table with policymakers - and get off the menu”
John Hale III
John Hale III is the Director of the Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization at the U.S. Department of Energy. In this role, Hale advocates for small businesses including small disadvantaged, 8(a), women-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone businesses. He is committed to increasing contracting opportunities awarded to small businesses, establishing goals, promulgating policy, and developing programs to encourage small business participation in procurement opportunities. Hale also specializes in guiding small businesses through the process of contracting with the U.S. Department of Energy.
Hale is the former Deputy Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The primary focus of this effort included improving the agency’s strategic partnership with its lenders and their federal bank regulatory agencies. Moreover, he engaged lenders to identify opportunities for the SBA to design efficient programs that they would embrace with enthusiasm while optimizing credit quality.
During his tenure, several key accomplishments included:
- Generation of a record 61,689 loan approvals totaling to $30 billion of project financing in FY2011 representing a 13% increase in approved loans and a 45% increase in approved dollars;
- Implementation of strategies that attracted over 1,300 new and returning lenders that made SBA loans in FY2011;
- Engagement of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation to provide credit risk management training for SBA staff and collaborate with risk management modeling and metrics to enhance SBA’s off-site monitoring of 4,500 lenders.
Prior to joining the SBA in January 2011, Hale worked for an internationally renowned turnaround consulting firm serving as a Chief Restructuring Officer for numerous underperforming middle market companies. Additionally, Hale served in several capacities at two super regional banks, including an internal consultant focused on re-engineering processes and evaluating capital budgeting projects, a Vice President middle-market loan officer, and a Vice President special assets officer. He also worked as an Engagement Manager serving the financial services industry for a national business consulting firm.
Hale holds a Master of Science in finance from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Michigan.
Cancellation and Refund Policy: If you are unable to attend the luncheon, you are welcome to send a substitute, however, you must notify us prior to the luncheon date. On site substitutions will not be permitted. Please email us requesting the change. If canceling, you must do so in writing no later than one week before event date. You will receive full credit towards the next event. If you do not attend the luncheon, you are responsible for the entire registration fee. No exceptions.
Disclaimer: Speaker schedule(s) are subject to change. MBRT reserves the right to substitute speaker(s) as necessary.