Pathways Presenters and Industry Experts
Special Thanks to our Presenters
and Industry Experts
SVP - Small Business Banking, Live Oak Bank
Mike leads a business unit at Live Oak that provides capital to pharmacy, investment advisory, insurance, and accounting businesses nationwide. He also leads the bank’s Inclusive Small Business lending team which is focused on helping communities of color, veteran-owned and women-owned small businesses find the money and community resources needed to buy or grow their businesses.
National VP, RxOwnership, McKesson
Chris’s role in multiple pharmacy acquisitions makes him a valuable guide in assisting those interested in making their ownership goals a reality. He has practiced in all pharmacy settings, including independent, retail chain, long-term care, hospital as well as managed his own business specializing in M&A’s.
Greco De Valencia
Vice President of Pharmacy, Live Oak Bank
Greco partners and assists business owners applying for SBA financing primarily for business acquisitions, owner-occupied commercial real estate purchases, start-up and expansion opportunities. He strives to make a government loan program easier for small business owner clients to navigate.
Schwanda Flowers, PharmD
Managing Director, First Financial Bank
Schwanda uses her vast experience in ownership and business planning to support business owners in accomplishing their goal of ownership or business expansion. She serves as a business plan team advisor and has been recognized nationally numerous times over the last 10 years.
Vice President, Inclusive Banking, Live Oak Bank
Telisha is Vice President of Inclusive Banking at Live Oak Bank in Wilmington, North Carolina. Jackson has worked in a variety of industries, including construction, in banking as a branch manager and lending specialist, and as an educator for an inner-city elementary school.
Vice President, RxOwnership
Cory is intimately involved in all aspects of consulting with buyers and sellers including but not limited to business valuations, market analytics, individualized matching services, cash flow analysis, and financing assistance.
Former senior director of store operations and marketing, NCPA
Gabe Trahan draws upon his 40+ years of pharmacy management experience to offer merchandising tips and ideas to help pharmacies increase business and foot traffic.
J . Scott Weaver, RPh
VP of Pharmacy, PRS Pharmacy Services
Scott has overseen the transition & opening of hundreds of Pharmacies nationwide. He heads the PRS brokerage services division of our organization and directs the creation of programs and pr oducts to help Pharmacies run smoothly and successfully.