Wayne Encalarde, Jr., MBA, Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (EDFP), Master Accredited Small Business Consultant (MASBC), Mentor Program Management (MPM) is Principle of Encalarde Consultants a firm that specializes in small business development from both the macro (Systems Level) and micro level (Individual Businesses). He is an economic development professional, experienced consultant, and small business owner with a passion for concept generation, research and development, education, and training.
Wayne is a Small Business Ecosystem Builder proficient with frame working principles and methodologies for small business growth, coaching & training business owners, as well as educating business students. He is an adjunct professor at both Tulane University in the School of Professional Advancement's Masters of Public Administration department as well as the University of New Orleans in the College of Business's Management and Marketing department. Wayne is an International Affairs Alumni through the Department of State working as an international business consultant as a Professional and Legislative Fellow’s program. He has worked and consulted in Turkey, India, Belgium, the Netherlands, France, and Spain.