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Leadership Team

Albert Wu

Chief Executive Officer

As Chief Executive Officer, Albert is responsible for executing on neXco National’s mission: serving our members through an ideal networking experience that cultivates an environment of personal and professional growth. Albert ensures every neXco National chapter is providing a great member and guest experience, and fostering an environment of collaboration, open dialogue, personal development and authentic relationships that leads to quality business growth.   

Albert serves on the board of ServiceSource (, a non-profit with a mission to provide resources to people in the disability community and their families. And also serves on the board of Atlas Performing Arts Center on H st in DC (, a non-profit with the mission to bring people together through the arts to expand the reach and strengthen the bonds of the local community.

Stephanie Eberhart

Chief Growth Officer

Stephanie serves as neXco National’s Chief Growth Officer.  Stephanie is passionate about identifying and selecting the very best leaders for our neXco National chapters. As Co-founder and Managing Partner of TalentRemedy, Stephanie has over 25 years of recruiting and business development experience with companies in the Washington, DC metro area and nationwide. Stephanie has held leadership, operations, and business development positions within some the area’s leading companies.  She has the expertise, talent and drive to help organizations attract and grow their most important asset, their people.  As a hiring manager herself Stephanie knows first-hand how important finding the right talent for an organization is, not only in terms of skill set, but in terms of cultural and leadership fit and engagement.  Her experience in the recruiting industry is inclusive of start-ups, franchises, small, mid and large size organizations.  Her vast experience includes support in the commercial, non-profit and government contracting verticals across a variety of skill sets. 

Stephanie has been involved in several corporate social responsibility programs believing strongly in giving back to the community that she lives and works in.  Stephanie is a 2018 graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and serves as the Metro DC Regional Ambassador. Stephanie’s leadership skills have earned her volunteer positions with the Cybersecurity Association of Maryland and The Government Contractors Council. Stephanie has been a guest speaker at SBA seminars as an authority on recruiting.   Stephanie has also helped to coordinate and lead training, development, and growth programs in pursuit of excellence in recruiting and business development.

Susan Katz

Vice President Growth

Susan Katz is known for helping businesses drive extraordinary growth. As a business growth advisor, Susan helps individuals and organizations align, focus on revenue generating opportunities, and create the strategic changes necessary to achieve unlimited and lasting growth. Susan has worked with a wide range of individuals and organizations including the Better Business Bureau of Maryland, the Baltimore Ravens, Under Armour, Johns Hopkins Technology Ventures, Marriott Corporation, Horseshoe Casino and a wide range of service-based businesses. In addition, Susan has taught annually for the Institute of Organization Management, part of the US Chamber of Commerce and is an instructor for Business Learning Institute, an affiliate of the Maryland Association of CPAs.

Prior to starting her business, Susan was in executive management with two major publishing firms, where she was responsible for revenue and profit growth throughout most of her career.

Susan is the author of Create Your Dream Job: Change Your Mindset Change Your Future where she shares her secrets and practical tips for creating a fulfilling and meaningful future.

Susan received the Rising Star Award from the National Association of Women Business Owners Baltimore Regional Chapter and was recognized twice as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women and the Maryland Top 100 MBEs (Minority Business Enterprise). 

Susan’s key to success is in believing that everyone has unique strengths and talents, and that anything is possible as long as you align with your strengths and believe in yourself.

Lisa Carmichael

Vice President Growth

Lisa Carmichael helps people find solutions for their toughest business issues by connecting them with the right CPAs and advisors. With 15+ years of business development experience, Lisa loves making new connections. You can often find her out in the community, meeting new people and representing the firm at conferences, seminars and other business events. One of Lisa’s favorite parts of working in business development is helping people solve problems by connecting them with the right people and resources. 
Lisa serves on the marketing committee for St. Francis Neighborhood Center and on the BBB Foundation’s board of directors. Lisa has served as a volunteer for Paul’s Place, Salvation Army and American Red Cross.
Lisa is a major dog lover and enjoys taking her dogs on hikes with her family whenever she can. In her free time, you can usually find Lisa planning or in the middle of a project to redecorate or reorganize part of her house. 

Kristen McGarr


Kristen is the owner of Adroit Insights, an outsourced sales management firm. Adroit Insights works with small to mid-market businesses, government contractors and non-profits on their sales process, technology, and people. As a life-long resident of Northern Virginia and a career salesperson, Kristen prides herself on making valuable connections in the business community. Her husband teaches IT and STEM at their daughters’ elementary school and is her rock! Kristen spends her free time with her family and racing in triathlons. She is a member of the Reston B2B chapter and co-represents a non-profit in the Reston Core chapter. neXco has had an important impact on Kristen’s business and she joins the team in our mission to help each other succeed.

Kerri Roy

Director of Operations

As the owner of KRCPRO, Kerri Roy provides outsourced executive administration and operational efficiency consulting services. Serving as Director of Operations for neXco National, Kerri lends over 20 years of executive administration and operational procedures experience to assist neXco National in streamlining internal and external communications, developing, and implementing org wide policies and procedures, and assisting to ensure the daily operations are executed seamlessly. Based in Maine, Kerri spends her downtime with her two daughters and two dogs, enjoying Maine’s outdoor beauty.

Michael Burns


Michael Burns is the co-founder and Ambassador of neXco National, which was established in 2015. Michael’s passion for networking began in 2005 with the Tysons Chamber of Commerce where Michael participated, ran, and started successful leadshare chapters for the chamber, as well as served as the chair of the member benefits committee.

Michael’s vision for neXco National is to create a community based business ecosystem, where successful business people connect and collaborate, with the common goal of helping each other grow their business. As Ambassador, Michael is dedicated to spread neXco National’s vision to all types of professionals that are looking for a better way to grow their business and expand their network. Michael believes in leading by example as he has built his insurance practice, Health Wealth Advocates, exclusively through networking to become a leading employee benefits insurance practice in the DC Metro area.

Michael is active in the NAHU and supports the National MS Society and has used his passion for cycling to help raise money for them on their Bike MS rides over the years. Michael’s other passion is tennis, where he played on the GMU Team, was an instructor for 18 years, still plays locally, and hopes to pass the skill down to his son Aiden.

Adam Levin

Chief Marketing Officer

Adam Levin brings more than 25 years of marketing and group-building experience to neXco National. He is responsible for creating, communicating and delivering offerings that create value for customers, clients and business partners.

Adam is passionate about creating B2B Mastermind groups & events that attract and retain highly motivated and engaged members and deliver member experiences that result in deep connections and measurable personal & professional growth.

Building high-impact communities has always motivated Adam. He’s coached youth basketball for 15 years, he was a member of the South County beach patrol, was a two-man competitive beach volleyball player, was founder of an AAU Boys Basketball program, and brought Ultimate Frisbee to his college campus.  He is also passionate about giving back to his community. Adam served on the Ashburn Youth Basketball League Board for five years and enjoys creating and planning charity events as part of his neXco National leadership role.

Bob Braden


Bob has over thirty years of experience working with top hardware and ERP software organizations. Previously an executive with IBM Bob specialized in higher education clients and was responsible for alliances between IBM and many prestigious institutions that focused on collaborative research and product testing. With over twenty years of experience supporting Oracle clients Bob has also worked for Oracle Corporation and was the Director of Sales and Client Relationship Management for a well known Oracle E-Business consulting boutique. Additionally his ERP experience includes four years of supporting PeopleSoft clients through various implementations and upgrades. Bob utilizes his extensive client management experience with national consulting services organizations to ensure that Shine Management Inc customers are maximizing their growth potential.

Mona Nguonly


Mona Nguonly is a champion of culture and believes intentional culture drives business results.  Her servant leadership style enables her to support her professional as well as personal communities.  Mona has 20+ years of business development success providing organizations with strategic HR solutions throughout DC, MD, and VA.  She has held individual and leadership roles in Fortune 1000 companies in the areas Human Resources and Human Capital Management.  She has achieved many sales recognitions in her career in pursuit of excellence.  As Regional Sales Manager of PuzzleHR, she is experienced in providing strategic human resources deployment to companies that are growing or in need of HR support.  PuzzleHR is a fractional HR service provider that increases accessibility to the HR arena for growing companies or companies that are experiencing change. 

Her love for empowering small business began over 45 years ago as she watched her serial entrepreneurs parents launch several successful family businesses when they first emigrated to America.  She is one of six children knows  firsthand the power of networking. She is married to a local small business owner and understands that thriving commerce begins with a great business concept supported by great talent. Operating a business presents many risks and Mona brings her problem solving mindset to her clients today.  She thrives on connecting people to resolve business challenges and accomplishes this by truly consulting with stakeholders. 

Mona has a passion for family, good food, good wine, and travel.  When she’s not working, you can find her helping others, entertaining, gardening or hiking.  Mona believes that sharing a delicious and healthy meal with friends and family is a great way to destress and reconnect.

Paul Kashchy


Paul N. Kashchy is a Senior Business Relationship Manager with City National Bank.  Paul works with small to medium size businesses and helps consult them through all parts of the operating cash flow cycle.  Paul’s primary focus is in the following industries:  Non-Profit, IT, Medical and Commercial Real Estate.  Paul has been a part of the Northern Virginia Community for the past 25 years and has served the Reston/Herndon market, for the past 10.  Giving back to the community is extremely important to Paul.  Paul is the President of the Reston B2B neXco group, a Reston Chamber of Commerce Member – Innovation Committee, Treasurer for his son’s Cub Scout Pack, coach to his children’s baseball and basketball teams, Deacon at church, Board Member for the Northern Virginia Great Banquet and Board Member for Brain Injury Services.  In his spare time, Paul enjoys spending time with his family and wife, Karen, taking leisurely walks through his community with Labrador Puppy Finley. 

Lindsey Sullivan 


Lindsey Sullivan is the Vice President of Operations at neXco National.  She oversees the daily business activities and assesses the needs of the company to find ways to contribute to the big picture by ensuring daily operations run smoothly and efficiently.  Lindsey is responsible for managing resources, developing and implementing operation plans and ensuring procedures are carried out properly.   She started with neXco National in November 2017.  Prior to working for neXco National she was an Internal Operations Auditor for the Department of Education, Office of Inspector General.   When she isn’t working, you’ll find Lindsey spending time with her husband, son and their puppy Waffles in Burke, VA.

Kristin Freitag


Kristin serves as the Director of Operations for neXco. Kristin helps with launching new neXco chapters and managing the chapter logistics.  Kristin is also the President of the Charm City B2B neXco chapter.

Kristin has almost 20 years of experience in the corporate world and works as a Senior Search Consultant for Chesapeake Search Partners in Towson, Maryland.  Kristin specializes in placing professionals and helping clients with needs in Real Estate and Financial Services.  CSP’s other verticals include Human Resources, Accounting/Finance, Sales, Marketing, Operations, and Engineering. 

Kristin is a native of Baltimore and attended the University of Maryland, College Park where she was a member of the women’s back-to-back national championship lacrosse teams. When she is not working, Kristin enjoys coaching with her husband, Chris, their two daughters’ soccer, basketball, and lacrosse teams. She also volunteers at her daughters’ school, is an active member of her church, and loves spending time with her family, friends, and dog, Gunner.

Dan Nathan


Dan Nathan is the SVP of Business Development for BOOST LLC.  Dan is focused on bringing government contractors a solution to their primary goal, growing their business. With over 25 years of sales and account management Dan knows how to create lasting relationships and drive his customer’s business. Dan resides in Northern Virginia along with his wife and 4 children.

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