President – Mr. McClure is one of the founders of Opportunity Alliance, LLC. Mr. McClure has been providing economic development consulting services since 1991 and is currently the President of Opportunity Alliance, LLC and KSM Consulting. These firms provide assistance in the areas of policy
issues, site selection and public financing. (more…)
Principal – Mr. Hamilton is one of the founders of Opportunity Alliance, LLC and currently operates nine other businesses. He is also President of Financial Solutions since 1993, which is a private firm that assists business and government in obtaining governmental financing which includes tax free bonds, loans and loan guarantees. Mr. Hamilton has facilitated over $1,900,000 in financial capital since 1993. (more…)
Mr. Torricelli is based in Springfield, Illinois USA specializes in legislative affairs and project deal structuring. He has extensive experience in representing business in accessing government procurement and government in accessing state and federal resources. He also structures legislative and incentive initiatives for clients on economic development matters. He was formerly in top management at the Illinois Commerce Department responsible for senior policy decisions overseeing incentive based economic development projects. He is a graduate of the from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Candidate at the University of Illinois-Springfield with a concentration in Economic Development and Political Science.
Mr. Hamilton is based in Chicago, Illinois, USA and specializes in company financial structuring, acquisition, buyout and business valuation, business efficiency, revenue enhancement, growth prospects and performance, industry research, due diligence financial modeling and technical research. Mr. Hamilton was formerly with Lake Capital, a $1.3 billion Chicago private equity firm and in Investment Banking at the Industrial Group at Merrill Lynch and Bank of America. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics.
Associate – Ms. Renner has considerable experience in working with businesses, site location consultants, local economic development organizations and communities on site identification and financial packaging of public and private incentives for prospects. In addition, Ms. Renner has an extensive network of economic development contacts throughout the state of Illinois and is adept at facilitating partnership to enhance business, marketing and funding opportunities for clients. (more…)
Associate – Ms. Kulek is based in Springfield, Illinois, USA and specializes in government relations, workforce development and energy efficiency. She has extensive experience with grant management, businesses development and government policy and was formerly in management at the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Department. She is a graduate of University of Illinois in Springfield, President of the Illinois Employment and Training Association and is accredited by the Illinois Economic Development Association. She has been named the Illinois Employment and Training Professional of the Year.
Associate – Mr. Handy is also Vice-President of Mosaic Services, Inc. in Springfield, Illinois. Mosaic Services is a private firm which consults with local and state government agencies and associations on a wide range of issues. His area of expertise is workforce development. (more…)