The Small Business Association for International Companies (SBAIC) is a membership forum established to promote the meaningful utilization of small business in international development. Members are small companies in good standing with a solid track record of providing services to USAID and other federal agencies around the world.
SBAIC currently has 167 members, of which more than half are small disadvantaged businesses. Our members work in every development sector, including conflict zones and other high-profile, complex settings. With an average of 15 years of USAID experience, our members are prime contractors on 80 percent of the work we implement, and many of the contracts are equivalent in size and complexity to those held by larger entities. Contracts range from $100,000 to $42 million, and they are managed using USAID compliant financial and program management systems. Staffed by development entrepreneurs, former USAID staff and large business executives, small businesses combine seasoned oversight with the agility and innovation characteristic of smaller organizations.
Chairperson Carlos Rivera of Vysnova Partners
Vice Chairperson Janel Hoppes Poché of Juarez and Associates
Secretary Shelley Spencer of Strategic Impact Advisors
Treasurer Carol Yee of Kanava International
Chris Seek of Solamar International
Jasmine Gould of Strategic Consulting Partners
Brian Hannon of Millennium Partners
Rafael Romeo of Devtech
Janel Hoppes Poché (acting) of Juarez and Associates
Elvira Beracochea of Realizing Global Health
Kevin Murphy of J.E. Austin
Tijana Dabic of Making Cents