Your Team

We help Lane County’s small businesses succeed!

Your Team

Our team of highly experienced professionals have expertise in a broad range of areas, including:

  • Government contracting and procurement
  • International business development and trade
  • Online marketing, social media and web development
  • Finance, access to capital and business operations
  • Marketing, branding and communications

Our advisers provide confidential one-on-one business advising at no cost.

We also provide training, from basic workshops to advanced courses from world-class providers, in a variety of business disciplines.

  • Robert Killen
    Robert KillenDirector
    Robert is a fifth generation Oregonian with a far-reaching professional history. He has managed for-profit and non-profit organizations. He is an artist with a talent for branding who spent seven years as an art director and production designer. He spent another seven years in finance
  • Paul Bullock
    Paul BullockAdviser
    Paul has more than 40 years of experience as a business strategist and financial consultant. He has owned, started, bought and sold businesses in a number of industries and has served on both public and private corporate boards, as well as charitable and educational boards.
  • Suzanne Penegor
    Suzanne PenegorAdviser
    Suzanne Penegor owned a local log trucking brokerage for 17 years. Suzanne is a graduate of the University of Oregon. She was in sales/marketing for 11 years at Seneca Sawmill Co. in Eugene. Suzanne has been a business instructor/adviser at the Lane SBDC for more
  • Tim Sheridan
    Tim SheridanAdviser
    Tim has a 40-year career spanning several industries. His expertise includes business consulting, brand/identity development, promotions-based marketing for a variety of businesses including startups, product development and intellectual property protection. He also has an extensive background in promotions, marketing and publishing in entertainment including pro
  • Gary Smith
    Gary SmithAdviser
    Gary has been leading the leading and teaching the Small Business Management Program for more than 10 years, which includes the three-year cohorts, the SBM Alumni Program and the Employee Management Program. He has 30 years of experience owning successful small businesses in game manufacturing,
  • Roger Wong
    Roger WongAdviser
    Roger has business experience with small and large companies, including corporate-level experience with national and international operations. He worked as head of operations for a New England pizza chain with 175 restaurants.

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