Welcome to CEW’s Small Business Advisory Program!

The old saying goes, “It’s not what you know. It’s who you know.”

Here at CEW, we believe it’s actually the marriage of the two — knowledge and meaningful connections — that truly builds the kind of confidence and successes that enable our community to thrive.

If you’re an entrepreneur or part of a small business or nonprofit, we’ve put together a host of top-notch industry professionals across disciplines who generously offer their time and expertise in the spirit of support and mentorship.

To be matched with an advisor who can help your business grow, simply email our team at [email protected].

Meet the CEW Small Business Advisors

Business Strategy & Operation Advisors

Pamela Baxter
Co-founder & CEO of Bona Fide Beauty Lab
MidOcean Partners
Kemper Brennan
Founder & Brand Strategist
Catherine Collins
Constellar Consultancy
Carrie Gross
CEO & Co-founder
Dr. Dennis Gross
Linda Ten Eyck
Managing Partner
Ten Eyck Business Solutions


Alexa Brown
Director of eCommerce
Kiehl's Since 1851

Human Resource Advisors

Marissa Klein
Founder, SVP of Fashion & Media
The Dreamcatchers / Choice Fashion & Media
Frances Mazur
Mazur Group
Jamie Sztoser
VP, Fashion & Media
The Dreamcatchers / Choice Fashion & Media
Mai Ton
EMP HR Consulting

Legal Advisors

Sarah Atkinson
John R. Kouris
Executive Director
DRI-The Voice of the Defense Bar
Diana Palchik
Beauty Mark

M&A / Finance Advisors

Andrew Charbin
Managing Director and Head of Beauty & Personal Care
The Sage Group
Sally Anne Hughes
Hughes Klaiber
Kelly McPhilliamy
CEW Treasurer
Managing Director, Harris Williams
Melissa French Nilsson
Managing Director
Piper Sandler

Marketing Advisors

Ashley Banks
Director of Digital Strategy and Media
Iced Media
Estella Benz
Skin Match Technology
Leslie Ann Hall
CEO and Founder
Iced Media
Sheri Koetting
Co-Founder, Chief Brand Strategist & Creative Director
MSLK Design
Bradley Skaggs
Co-Founder & Creative Director
Skaggs Creative
Jonina Skaggs
Managing Partner and Art Director
Skaggs Creative
Jeffrey Ten
CEO & Managing Director
Global Brand Development

PR & Communications Advisors

Liz Kaplow
Founder, President, & CEO
Kaplow Communications
Elyse Koenig
Elyse Koenig: Beauty & Wellness Consulting
Randi Liodice
President and Chief Strategy Officer
Kaplow Communications
Stephanie Scott-Bradshaw
CEO and Communicator-in-Chief
First & Last PR

Supply Chain & Distribution Advisors

Diana Brenna
Brenna Consulting Services