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about us

We created The Excellence Factory™ because we understand how challenging it is to pursue a business idea while juggling other commitments. Even after completing a business accelerator, the journey to profitability and acquiring your first customer can be daunting without continued support. That's why we're here—to help you navigate every step of the way. Learn more about us below

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Dr. DéRecco Lynch has dedicated 17 years of leadership to providing models to higher education institutions for creating seamless processes and removing barriers that hindered Black, Latinx, first-gen and low-income students with attaining their higher education pursuits. More recently, he has taken on the role of Engineer in the technology field and currently leads efforts across several industries to build a new community engagement model for corporations and historically black colleges and universities. An Ed.D candidate, Dr. Lynch research examines how K-12 strategic partnerships transform colleges and universities into destination institutions.  In his mentoring roles, Dr. Lynch counsels young professionals on how to break into the tech industry. 

Dr. DéRecco Lynch


After spending nearly a decade in sales and business development for a leading retailer in home improvement, Bryan Williams made a career change to Healthcare Administration. In his current role as Business Director for one of the nation’s Top Pediatric Hospitals, he oversees the business and financial operations within the Patient Services Institute. In additional to his professional career in finance, Bryan leverages his experience and skills in the Real Estate Industry where he serves the Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky area as a REALTOR®, promoting and enabling community through homeownership. Bryan also now serves a various community Boards focused in the Arts and Youth Mentoring.

Bryan Williams

advisory team


Michael Austin

Director, Workforce Development American Jobs Society

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Michael Hornsby

Director Success Manager

@ Salesforce

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John Polk

Chief Operating Officer, Green Woods Charter School

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Kevin Burch

CEO of

BCivilized Solutions

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Stacey Lee

Manager of Pinky Cole (Founder of Slutty Vegan)


Dr. Dana Rice

Assistant Dean, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health 

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Nick Dinardo

Regional Vice President

@ Salesforce


Shea Lewis

Vice President, Solution Engineering of Salesforce

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Tiffany Spencer

Co-Founder and CEO of TechForward Solutions

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Kim Harris


Harlem Hops

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Jason Melton

Founder and Managing Director, Melco LTD

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Gay Thorne

Vice President of Strategy, Cloud Giants

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