You may have guessed that we love the catch phrase “teamwork makes the dream work” which is precisely the attitude, vigor, experience level, and enthusiasm that each MBA Services associate brings to the table daily. We start from the place of being of service to our clients, community, and one another and proceed from there.
With thanksgiving and gratitude, we invite you to take a few moments to view our 30-second video and read the biographies of the team that has contributed to the decade of success MBA Services has enjoyed thanks to your support.
Kelly Matthews – Principal
Kelly Matthews, founder, owner, and principal of MBA Services, worked exclusively in the nonprofit sector for over 15 years. She responsibly managed finances, human resources, and operations for community-focused and mission-driven businesses with budgets as small as $150,000 and as large as $100,000,000. These unique opportunities provided hands-on knowledge that allowed Kelly to directly contribute to the growth and prosperity of those nonprofits. This is the expertise she currently shares with clients of MBA Services, to help them turn their concepts into capital!
Thomas Posey – Senior Accounting Associate
As an accounting professional, Thomas Posey brings over 17 years of accounting experience to MBA Services, specifically from the nonprofit arena. He has worked in the Washington, D.C. metro area in a number of well known nonprofits: The SEED Public Charter School of DC, Defenders of Wildlife, Bread for the World, American Council on Education, Citizens for a Sound Economy, and The American Association of University Women. While working at these organizations, Thomas has established a unique understanding of the financial needs of and success-making strategies for nonprofit organizations. Thomas makes this knowledge a hallmark of how he shares that understanding with clients of MBA Services.
Javier Perez – Senior Accounting Associate
Javier earned his BBA degree in Accounting from Texas A&M University and earned his CPA designation from the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy in 2014. He has over 16 years of progressive corporate accounting experience in the construction, manufacturing, and homebuilding industries. Javier’s desire to assist nonprofits with their accounting needs is what brought him to MBA Services. The skills and experiences Javier gained in the corporate world are tools that can add value to any organization, big or small. His goal of merging his corporate world experience with the needs of the nonprofit world has quickly become his passion and is a huge asset for MBA Services and the clients we serve.
Eyasu Delesa, Administrative/Communication Associate & Jr. Bookkeeper
Eyasu brings a remarkable range of abilities to our team. While handling a bulk of the administrative duties at MBA Services including email correspondence, client outreach, and entry-level bookkeeping, Eyasu also runs our social media sites including Facebook and Twitter. When he isn’t at MBA Services he is working at CBS Radio in D.C. and looks forward to merging both skill sets to enhance his performance at both jobs. Eyasu is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s highly-ranked Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
Yolanda Hampton-Matthews, CPA, CPT – Senior Accounting Associate
With over 20 years of accounting experience in the for-profit and nonprofit arenas, Yolanda has been a consultant with MBA Services since its inception. She currently works for an educational nonprofit in Washington, D.C. and consults with MBA Services as needed. Yolanda has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Maryland and an M.S. in accounting from American University. She’s also a certified personal trainer and sports nutrition coach. In her spare time, she likes to work with personal training clients to help them reach their fitness and nutrition goals.
Denai Cross – Ad-Comm Associate
With a career as a retail specialist, Denai works part-time in our social media department developing informative posts and timely tips to both MBA Services clients and media subscribers alike. With years of corporate training and investment under her belt from Verizon Wireless, Victoria Secret and other retail chains, Denai has a keen sense of true customer service and satisfaction that she likewise pours into MBA Services information platforms and administrative duties. In addition to being a committed hard worker, Denai is a dedicated mother of three year old Hayden and is pursuing her Associates Degree in Business Management.
Ashton Wingate – Digital Communications Consultant
An experienced digital communicator, Ashton relishes a creative challenge and has spent nearly a decade stewarding digital communications for D.C. nonprofits and government organizations of all shapes and sizes. Perhaps Ashton’s most valuable asset is his intimate understanding of the diverse population served by organizations throughout the District’s nonprofit sector. This attribute enables him to work within organizational guidelines to inform, educate, and engage the public while striking a tone that’s consistent with the defined mission and vision of MBA Services.