Meet Our Team Leaders

Peter Hurst

Peter Hurst

GNEMSDC President

Email: phurst@gnemsdc.org
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.

Harold Blackwell

Harold Blackwell

GNEMSDC, Director – MBE Growth and Development

Email: hblackwell@mbdabusinesscenter-ma.com

Harold is a multibillion-dollar account manager, national senior fellow, award-winning entrepreneur, and owner of a strategic financial consulting company specializing in landing $100,000+ funding for minority-owned businesses.

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Working for General Electric, UBS, and other major corporations, Harold advanced his career from an operational service representative to a client relationship manager. His corporate career culminated in seven years with the Royal Bank of Scotland in Stamford, Connecticut, managing the relationships of 20 multibillion-dollar institutions.

Harold’s other experiences include Chestnut Street Consulting (Founder), 3DX Industries Inc., BlueCreek Advisors, and Council Exchange Board of Trade.