Our Team

Advisory Board Members

Jerome Hutchinson Jr.
Advisory Board Member

Jerome “Hutch” Hutchinson, Jr. is the founder and chief servant officer of the ICABA® World Network, a technology, and marketing company. The ICABA World Network is the world’s leading online ecosystem dedicated to assisting Black professionals and entrepreneurs in achieving their career, business, and life aspirations.

Mr. Hutchinson is also the Chief Visionary Officer of Black Professionals Month (BPM), an unprecedented annual initiative celebrating Black professional excellence worldwide throughout October. BPM convenes Black professionals to build strong collaborations, enhance leadership, and wealth creation.

Mr. Hutchinson has been active in the South Florida community serving on numerous boards. Currently, he serves on the board of directors for Big Brothers & Big Sisters of Broward County and the Alan B. Levan NSU Broward Center of Innovation. Hutchinson also mentors and coaches many Black professionals and entrepreneurs.  He is a formal advisor to several companies including MI Group, Inc and Sociallybuzz, Inc.

Past board affiliations include the Broward Alliance, BB&T Bank Advisory Board (Broward County), Nova Southeastern University Ambassadors Board, the Broward Workforce Development Board, Board Chairman, Broward Health Foundation, and the Broward Alliance Governor’s Council. He is an alumnus of the 2008-09 Leadership Broward Class XXVII.

He has received numerous awards for his business and civic leadership; in 2015, the Collective Empowerment Group presented him the “Grand Champion” award, and the TJ Reddick Bar Association presented him their “Business Leadership” award. In 2016,

In 2017, Mr. Hutchinson received the Vanguard Award for business advocacy and support from the Mosaic Group.

 

Sheryl Cattel
Advisory Board Member

Sheryl Cattell is the Founder and CEO of Allmaya, LLC Coaching and lead instructor for the BizHack Academy LinkedIn Professional Series. She is an award-winning digital marketer, former CMO/VP of marketing turned educator and life coach. Past career highlights include digital executive positions at Bank of America, Mary Kay, Travelocity, including 10 years at Bluegreen Resorts and 8 years at Dow Corning where she lived and worked overseas for four years in Brussels Belgium.

 

Sheryl is the founder and past president of two interactive marketing associations in South Florida and Dallas. She has taught at top universities including the University of Virginia McIntire School of Business, The University of San Francisco, and Central Michigan University. Sheryl is currently teaching marketing at Florida Atlantic University College of Business as an adjunct professor. She is a graduate of Michigan State University and has an MBA degree from Central Michigan University.

Abdul Mohammed
Advisory Board Member
Cory Henry
Advisory Board Member
Roman Ptakowski
Advisory Board Member
Johnathan Lightfoot
Advisory Board Member

Management Team

Ricardo Berris
CEO

Ricardo Berrís is a Serial Entrepreneur, Investor, Speaker and Coach. He is
the founder and CEO of the MI Group of Companies which include MI
Group USA, MI Group Colombia and MI Group Bahamas, which provides
digital marketing and software development solutions for non-technical
businesses throughout the Caribbean, North, Central and South America.
The company is particularly interested in businesses looking to grow locally
and internationally through digital marketing and software development
technologies.

Through his companies, he has lead successful projects with various organizations worth
over $100 billion combined, including but not limited to: Government Departments, Retail
Banks (Fidelity, First Caribbean), Hotels (Courtyard Marriott, Warwick, Ocean Clubs), Quick
Service Restaurants (McDonald’s, Burger King, KFC, Domino’s), Universities (Florida
National University, Nova Southeastern) to name a few.
He’s also the founder of the startup Purpusly, a multi-channel platform helping causeconscious customers find and discover products that support causes they care about. He
recently co-founded Rolle Away Inc. producer of The Belle Booth, a portable all-in-one
workstation for beauticians launching in 2021.

He’s a Goldman Sachs 10KSB Alumni, Member of Atlanta Black Chambers, Woodstock
Business Club, a member of the Sir Richard Branson Entrepreneurship Center of the
Caribbean, Miramar Pembroke Pines Chamber of Commerce, and ICABA World Network.
In January 2021, he became a Certified Volunteer with SCORE; a national organization
providing help for small businesses.
He’s the author of Who Says You Can’t, a motivational book for getting out of your own way
into achieving anything you want in life.

With now more than 18 years of entrepreneurship and business development experience
growing and selling companies. The first company he built and exited was a Boutique
Tutoring Math Company. And he owned and operated an international music franchise in
Bahamas that was headquartered in Malta, Italy to prepare stage bands for international
competition; one of the bands came third in the world finals among 40 other countries
hosted in Scala, London.

He is a graduate of a business management program run by Omega College in association
with St. Thomas University. Certified with Google Analytics and Facebook Blueprint.
On his creative side, Ricardo is a musician and enjoy singing, composing music, producing and
playing instruments (piano and guitar). He is also an active member of a worship band. He
expresses his musical art through Riccii Anthony which can be found anywhere music is
listened. His most recent tribute “Hats off to you” was dedicated to the Bizhack Academy’s
students who demonstrated exceptional courage through the COVID-19 pandemic.
He enjoys cooking, (loves Moscato), playing golf, travelling, reading and doing life.
His philosophy: “Your choice determines your destiny; therefore, be today what you wish to
become tomorrow”.

Arlene Cross
Accounting and Finance Manager
Maryfel Mendoza
CBDO

Operations Team

Jhon Durán
Project Manager
Luis Arellano
Webmaster & Web Developer
Sangram Singh
Web Developer
Ankit Shah
Growth Specialist
Kishan
Technical Support
Yulissa Ortega
Creative Designer
Jesus Useche
Graphic Designer
Rachel Lawson
Web Developer
Samuel Santafé
Graphic Designer
Dassay Contreras
Community Manager
Alex Avellaneda
Web Designer
Mariana Parra
Graphic Designer
Manuel Silva
Web Developer