GovCon Online | Debt vs. Equity for your Business Financing

GovCon Online | Debt vs. Equity for your Business Financing

Thursday, April 11, 2024 (11:30 AM - 1:00 PM) (EDT)


GovCon Online for the month of April will focus on Debt vs. Equity for business financing and highlight the advantages of using Equity as a source of funding. The presentation will be a collaboration between World One Investments and Innovate Capital, and the presenter is Blessy Thomas. 

Blessy Thomas is a Partner at Innovate Capital Growth Fund, a growth equity fund focused on investing in minority & women-owned lower middle market companies primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region. Blessy Thomas is a finance management professional with 17+ years of experience driving growth strategies and profitability initiatives. She has worked with large commercial teams and small businesses in diverse industries such as Biopharma, Manufacturing, Petrochemicals, Food Products & Services, Consumer Products, and Healthcare. Blessy has been instrumental in developing, packaging, and executing company financial plans and strategies for groups with revenues in aggregate of $1B+. Since joining The Enterprise Center (TEC) in January 2019, Blessy has been instrumental in investing, expanding, and managing the portfolio of debt and equity investments, implementing procedures, and advising minority-owned enterprises on their strategic and financial options. Before joining TEC, Blessy was a strategic director at VWR International (Avantor Sciences) for 10+ years, a product and service supplier to the life science sector. While there, she spearheaded strategic and financial analysis and identified sales and profit-enhancing opportunities that resulted in significant revenue and profit growth. Blessy received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus in Finance and Marketing from Drexel University in Philadelphia.

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