Management

RICK PALANK
President & CEO

St. Louis Economic Development Partnership | 1981-2016
Senior Vice President, Business Finance Division

MBA, Saint Louis University
BS, Saint Louis University

BOB COCKRELL, CPA
CFO, Chief Portfolio Officer

Lighthouse Business Advisors, LLC
Coaching small business owners on strategic issues – “Guiding Your Journey to Success”

Montgomery Bank | 2007-2015
Senior Vice President, Commercial Relationship Manager

BS, Accounting, Northern Illinois University
CPA, Licensed to practice in Missouri

VINCENT T. VOLPE
Business Development Officer

St. Louis University | 2006-Present
Assistant Professor of Management, John Cook School of Business Director, Center for Entrepreneurship

Juris Doctorate, Saint Louis University
MBA, Saint Louis University
M.Ed., William Paterson University
BA, Indiana University
CPA

DEBBIE CRAFT
Accountant

Independent Contractor | 2000-Present
Specializes in helping small businesses and nonprofits.

Rubin Brown | 1994-2002

BSBA, university of Missouri – St. Louis
Master of Accounting, University of Missouri – St. Louis
CPA