Chinedum Ndukwe | Principal
After graduating from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Business Management and Psychology, Chinedum Ndukwe, a first generation Nigerian American, played in the NFL for 5 years. He then transitioned from the locker room to the board room and founded both Kingsley and Company, a diversified services company, and EB5 of Ohio. Most recently, Chinedum was a vital part of the development team that successfully competed the 9 million dollar transition of the decades-old Tower Place Mall to Mabley Place, a 775 space parking garage in downtown Cincinnati, and the first phase of the city’s redevelopment efforts at the prominent Fourth and Race Street intersection. In addition to his business efforts he has had a high degree of civic involvement in the Central and Southwestern Ohio region. He currently serves on the Mayor of Cincinnati’s Economic Inclusion Board and the City of Cincinnati’s Immigration Task Force. He previously served as a cabinet member for former Cincinnati Mayor Mark Mallory for three years.
Bernard Rojano | EB5 Consultant
Bernard has over 25 years of experience in operations, sales, marketing, HR and business development consulting. Mr. Rojano worked 18 years in management for a once privately owned, Texas marine retailer with $30 million in annual revenue, where he participated in growing the company into a publicly traded, billion dollar company, MarineMax, the world’s largest marine retailer. Mr. Rojano served as COO of Endeavour Holdings, where he formed a dynamic real estate development company that focused on luxury high rises. He founded Xecute Business Solutions where he has consulted for multiple clients in various international industries. Mr. Rojano has advised over 50 regional centers.
Jim McGraw | General Counsel
Jim McGraw is a Corporate Partner at Keating, Muething & Klekamp. In addition, he is the President and Chief Executive Officer of KMK Consulting Company, LLC. His background is centered in business development, public utilities, insurance and healthcare organizations. His clients include national and international firms in the areas of real estate, financial services, energy, manufacturing and technology. He has been actively involved in business and related client consulting for 36 years.
Jim focuses on business formation and transactions, acquisitions and divestitures, along with a variety or related strategic work for clients which include corporate growth strategies, organizational design, leadership development, capital formation, public/private partnerships, performance bench marking, transportation infrastructure development, strategic planning and implementation of programs to attract, retain and develop business. Jim has interacted with more than 3,000 CEOs and senior executives in the course of his work and has directed capital initiatives for clients totaling in excess of $600 million.
Throughout his 30 year law career, Robert Divine has earned a reputation of a world-renowned EB-5 attorney. By presidential appointment, Mr. Divine served in Washington, D.C., from July 2004 until November 2006 as Chief Counsel of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the world’s largest immigration services agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. While a partner at Baker Donelson, Robert successfully represented countless EB-5 Regional Centers and has served as the Vice President of the national industry association of EB-5 Regional Centers, Invest in the USA (IIUSA).
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Michael Kester | Economist
Michael Kester is an Economist for Impact DataSource. His diverse consulting background in healthcare and compensation combined with his advanced analytic skills make him a great addition to the Impact DataSource team. Michael has previously worked in New York as an actuarial healthcare consultant for Deloitte where he provided in-depth financial and claims projections to his clients. Michael has also worked as a compensation analyst at the Texas Association of School Boards where he sup- ported compensation consulting projects and analyzed key trends in survey data. Michael has a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Kansas State University.
Jessica Distel earned her accounting degree from the University of Findlay in 2005, before starting a successful career in the accounting field. Jessica had a successful 4 year tenure at Steyer, Huber and Associates, before founding her own company, Simplibooks, LLC. Jessica is well respected in the Ohio accounting community.