Inspiring #DifferenceMakers Everyday
Community Development Corporation
About Jackie
GEMZ founding member Jackie Posada’s career has been in the marketing, business development and sales for over 25 years. She has lived in Charlotte since the age of 9 and has seen the tremendous growth and changes that Charlotte has seen. 

She graduated from U.N.C.C with a degree in business administration and Criminal Justice. Her passion in helping others and giving back to her community began when she worked in Corporate America where she volunteered with the Community Reinvestment departments to work with the Hispanic community in teaching financial literacy, banking and business ownership. 

She left the corporate world over 15 years to raise her kids and become an entrepreneur. Jackie has spent those years being an online/offline entrepreneur Small business owner, Nonprofit Consultant and helping others. She has been and is heavily involved with helping the Latino, minority, entrepreneur/business community start, grow businesses and nonprofits as well by maximizing the free and affordable resources to succeed and also be able to give back to their communities and ignite a passion for not only their success but in helping others succeed!! 

 Jackie spends a lot of time with her team researching to find resources, information, funding and learning the newest and most effective ways to grow a business, succeed in your career while also being a difference maker and making impact in community. She has facilitated marketing bilingual trainings for Building Contractors, local small businesses, entrepreneurs, as well as nonprofit organizations. GEMZ has facilitated several panel discussions in conjunction with Tech Talent South in the last year to bring awareness of the major digital Tech divide here in our community as well. 

Jackie is married and has 3 children Christian her twins Gabriela and Jaclyn. Her biggest supporter and hero is her Papi (Jose) who is 80 and healthy, her Mami (Maria Wither) passed away at the age of 71 in 2014. Her parents are one of the many reason why she wants to make an impact in community and help others so she can leave the legacy that they started when they brought their family here to the USA for a better life and opportunity over 35 years ago from Colombia South America!
About Jarrisha
GEMZ Founding member Jarrisha Fibonacci, a Foundation for the Carolinas, CHASF Scholar Alumni has worked behind the scenes for the past 20 years helping minorities and women in underprivileged communities secure employment start up businesses and nonprofits, as well as grant writing for real estate beautification projects. 

Ms. Fibonacci, studied Business Administration at Livingstone College and graduated from King's College with a Degree in Medical Assisting. She is currently a public officer commissioned by the State of North Carolina as Notary Public. She holds a Peer Support Specialists certification from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. Ms. Fibonacci, also holds OSHA certification and over the years has work with businesses in conjuction with Piedmont Triad Regional's Weatherization Program to assist elderly homeowner's with LEAD SAFE renovations to their homes. 

She has assisted several private investors in investing in underdeveloped communities in North Carolina, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. She holds an array of business knowledge and strategy for successful community development projects. Something you may find interesting: Jarrisha Fibonacci is a multi-talented individual- an author, music producer, vocalist and songwriter. She enjoys writing sound scores for movies and plays along with creating commercial jingles for businesses. She recently has collaborated with North Carolina and South Carolina playwright's to include Sulondia Hammond's "Salon Drama" whose play won placement and two awards in the Atlanta Black Theater Festival. Jarrisha Fibonacci has facilitated panel discussions sponsored by Tech Talent South on "Bridging the Digital Technology Divide Amongst Minority Communities". 

The focus is bringing community awareness of the importance of minorities understanding that technology will guide society and businesses in the 21st century and how being prepared will help minorities and women compete competently in all business industries for equal employment and equal pay. Ms. Fibonacci, has worked with several small business owners to "Whiteboard" and improve their marketing strategies to grow their client base, create products and services, and accelerate their profits. 
She also worked in alliance with small businesses and community organizations to secure grant funding for youth, elderly, disabled persons and veterans. She currently focuses on creating marketing campaigns to help businesses and nonprofits scale for growth and profitability. Jarrisha Fibonacci has three sons that she adores. Emmanuel, Zacchaeus and Josiah.
About Michele Daaé -Legacy Team-
Michele Daaé has launched and managed her own businesses for over 20 years. Her passion for helping others achieve their business goals is the force behind her consulting career. Her ability to listen keenly to a client’s aspirations lets her translate them into a workable course of action for success. 

She holds an AAS and BA in the areas of liberal arts, management, and merchandising. 

Michele lives in Boulder, CO, with her partner, Richard. 
She works virtually with clients around the US. 
Her philosophy is that every day should feel like a Friday. 

You may contact Michele at 929-242-9565 or Twitter @MicheleDaae
Doctor Matt Olesiak  -Legacy Team-

Dr. Matt was born oversees in Poland to two loving Olympic Speedskaters who eventually made their way to New Jersey where he grew up for most of his life. Matt trained as a professional gymnast and once he graduated from the College of William And Mary, he returned to Poland for 4 years to attend Medical School in Krakow. Following his doctorate, Matt trained as a Surgical Resident and then Psychiatry Resident. Recognizing the need to help his fellow Entrepreneurs and business start-ups, Matt immediately formed ATLAS SEO, LLC and is the acting Owner & Founder as the Lead SEO Expert. Matt Specializes in Google, Bing, Yahoo, and YouTube Search Engine Optimization. He welcomes any and all businesses for a strategy session. Keep an eye out for this guy and stop by ATLAS SEO at for your SEO needs.

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