Business Advisors 

Lawrence King

Lawrence King has over 20 years of experience in the economic and small business development fields. He is also currently a Small Business Development Advisor at the Harlem Business Alliance where he uses his skills to provide hands-on counseling to start-up and existing business enterprises in Central and East Harlem.

Prior to joining HBA he was the Director of Small Business Development at the Abyssinian Development Corporation (ADC) where he managed the implementation of the Avenue NYC Program that spurred public and private investment to the Abyssinian Neighborhood commercial corridors. He also oversaw the ADC Small Business Development Center and all related small business technical assistance activities  

His long career includes stints as Director of Programs at the North Carolina Assn. of Community Development Corporations and as a Director for Economic Development for the City of Newark. He has earned a BA from The George Washington University as well as attended the graduate program in Urban Planning at the New York University Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.

Glamis Haro

Glamis is our newest staff member. Before joining the Columbia-Harlem SBDC, Glamis was working as the Lending and Business Development Manager at Union Settlement Federal Credit Union. Glamis has extensive experience with Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), Community Development Credit Unions (CDCUs) and in the field of microenterprise and business lending.  In this position, she coordinated the activities of servicing organizations and Financial Institutions as well as federation programs related to small business lending including veterans outreach programs, economic security for the aging and anti-predatory lending initiatives. In her previous position at Accion USA, Glamis oversaw a portfolio of microenterprise of over one million dollars, coordinated the Green Cart Program (a program created by the Health Department and the Mayor). She is an expert at providing technical assistance to entrepreneurs, including working with other SBDCs teaching business plan development classes, credit management and what do entrepreneurs need to know in order to get financed . Glamis has an MPA from John Jay. Most recently, Glamis has become certified in Global Trade Consulting. 

Whenever Glamis has some time left, she likes to play tennis and cook shrimps ceviche from Ecuador!

Daniel McQuade

Daniel P. McQuade, is a Senior Marketing & Advertising Executive with over three decades of experience in developing & implementing marketing strategies for retail industries including new product development, affinity, loyalty and cause marketing programs.

Leveraging technology, he has created effective direct to consumer marketing programs utilizing emerging digital & social media such as the use of geo-mapping, behavioral targeting, demographic specific in store electronic couponing, and the new emerging mobile applications.

Among his many accomplishments, he has successfully operated multiple businesses and implemented complete “go to market” strategies for food processors from product development, to design, to retail launch including developing national sales networks.