Meet Our Consultants

Jeff Patterson


BA, Business Management, North Georgia College & State University
MBA, Brenau University

Jeff has extensive financial industry experience that includes leadership roles in credit administration, commercial lending, operations management, regulatory compliance, and audit administration. His expertise includes loan proposal and business plan preparation, cash flow management, budgeting, and customer satisfaction. He also has brokerage and financial planning training as well as his Commercial Lending Diploma from RMA.

Susan White

Program Coordinator

BA, Political Science , Special Focus In  M.E. Foreign Policy                                                                    Georgia State University.                                                           untitled-design

Susan joined the SBDC in January of 2016 as the Program Coordinator at the Georgia State office.

Susan brings along with her 11 years of experience working in hospitality for The Commerce Club of Atlanta, Ga.  During her time at The Commerce Club, she held a variety of positions including in many departments including, Member Relations, Membership, Accounting and Food and Beverage. Susan was personally responsible for all social media marketing campaigns, as well contributing to website design and language, in addition to other marketing initiatives.

Susan also brings a unique international perspective to the SBDC, having grown up overseas, she has traveled extensively throughout North Africa, the Middle East, Eastern and Western Europe,                                                                       visiting over 40 countries worldwide.


Paul Wilson

Business Consultant

BBA, Supply Management, University of San Diego

MS, Organizational Management, Capella Universitypaul-wilson-headshot1

Paul has extensive industry experience that spans leadership roles in supply chain management, procurement, marketing, supplier diversity, and small business development. His expertise includes strategic analysis, operational planning, leadership development, contract writing, video marketing, video production, training and curriculum development. Having worked with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and educational institutions, Paul brings a diverse wealth of knowledge, perspective, and skills to the small business community.