Meet Our Team Leaders
Trained as a lawyer, accountant, and investment banker, Peter expanded his expertise into the financial sector, where he founded multiple successful financial entities. When working with MBEs, his experience applying the analytical lens of an investor, lender, or entrepreneur delivers an in-depth perspective that sets the groundwork for the business’s market readiness preparations.
As the President of GNEMSDC, he brings professional expertise, the GNEMSDC and National MSDC network to the Center’s clients, and an unwavering commitment to impact MBEs and their communities.
Director Procurement & Debt Financing, MA MBDA Business Center
Daliza is a Relationship Management professional with over 12 years of experience in the banking industry. With time spent at TD Bank, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and most recently at HarborOne Bank Commercial where she played an instrumental role in the bank’s expansion into the Boston Market. She brings expertise in lending, market strategy and engagement.
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As a mother of 2, who completed her in person MBA at Hult International Business School in Cambridge, MA, while rehabbing her home in Dorchester and working full time, she also added multitasking to that list. A Dominican immigrant who came to the US when she was 6 years old and the daughter of a small business owner, Daliza has a personal interest in the success of business enterprises, particularly those in the Minority Business Enterprise space and her career has revolved around helping businesses and individuals with their financial security. She brings her experience and mission driven passion of helping others succeed to the center.
Project Director, MA MBDA Business Center
Kidane Frezgi is an entrepreneur with a background in relationship management and technology. At the MBDA, he facilitates connections for MBEs at any stage in their development to grow top-line revenue, create opportunities and jobs, and support their business operations.
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For the past 12 years, Kidane has helped hundreds of organizations by leveraging technology to foster collaboration, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and protect their valuable IP. Most recently, he ran his own small business focused on the tech services industry.
Kidane Frezgi is an Army veteran who served in the US Army Reserves for 10+ years, including an overseas deployment from 2001-2003 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a passionate advocate for fellow Veterans. Kidane graduated from the University of Dayton with a dual degree in Psychology and Sociology.
Program Manager, MA MBDA Business Center
Christine Reed is originally from Northeastern Pennsylvania. She has a Masters of Art in Advertising and Public Relations from Richmond, the American International University in London. Christine moved to the Boston area in Spring 2019 and has over ten years in customer support working with companies like Starbucks, Clover Food Lab, and Dunkin Donuts.