MEET THE TEAM
Innovation, Creativity, Passion, and Vision are the pillars of Athen's approach to business. He began his career 11 years ago in public accounting. In 4 short years he was tapped as a partner and then spent the following 4 and a half leading the tax and for-profit consulting divisions of the firm. It was during this time Athen discovered his passion for helping business owners and his knack for brokering deals, finding the "win-win", and unlocking hidden value in the businesses of his clients.
Athen has been the outsourced CFO for companies with up to $56M in revenue, developed and executed turn-around plans for numerous companies, reaching profitability in as few as 6 months, served as strategic advisor to hundreds of small and mid-market companies, raised millions for startups and early-stage companies, brokered control level business sales to individual investors, strategic buyers, and private equity firms, and built a '72 El Camino from the ground up that ran 12-second quarter miles.
Kimberly has dedicated most of her career to serving the Federal government. She received numerous awards and citations during her service with the United States Army and her career as a federal contractor, including a National Citation from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, and several Exemplary Performance Awards for other Department of Defense agencies.
With extensive experience in acquisition program management, project management, and product development, Kimberly has led the development of PMOs focusing on sustainable and repeatable
processes that promote efficiency and increase your return on investment. While maintaining focus on delivering programs on time and within budget, she effectively managed programs valued at over
Biffrey Braxton exists in two worlds: qualitative and quantitative; left-brain and right-brain; technology-focused and human-centered. This ability to embrace opposing ideas characterizes Biffrey’s career, service to community, and approach to life.
Biffrey began his career working at a technology consulting startup. Success there led to consulting for IBM at Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, and William Mercer & Co. at Alcatel and BellSouth. At the same time, Biffrey nurtured his creativity, writing music and performing.
Biffrey left the security of corporate positions to work with and lead startups solving business problems in the diverse areas of insurance, real estate finance, reverse engineering search algorithms, marketing, and communications. This diversity in topics and problems to solve allowed Biffrey to create products and tools that are both useful and beautiful.
He continues to share his time and resources by serving organizations like House of Ruth Maryland, The Eubie Blake National Jazz and Education Center, and by mentoring small business owners.