Entrepreneur Spotlights


Entrepreneurship is not just building a business – it’s a way of life. From taking risks to bringing wealth and energy into the local economy, entrepreneurship is vital to Greensboro’s growing community. To spread the word on our local entrepreneurs, we’ve spotlighted business owners in a variety of diverse fields that bring vision, development, and opportunities to Greensboro.

We’ll continue to add entrepreneurs’ stories, so if you’d like to suggest a local business owner we should spotlight, let us know!

Larry Cecchini

Secure Designs Inc. / Larry Cecchini

The Pitch: Secure Designs provides around-the-clock peace of mind that an organization’s computer operations, network, and confidential digital assets will not be accessed or compromised by hackers, vandals or thieves. Secure Designs, as a complete, outsourced internet security department, designs, implements, monitors and manages customers’ network defenses 24/7.

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Jeff Heinz

OptiStok / Jeff Heinz

The Pitch: OptiStok helps small to mid-size businesses better leverage their inventory investment using world-class forecasting and expertise delivered in a flexible people-centered way. We achieve breakthrough improvements without teams of consultants, endless documentation, and budget-busting fees.

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Roland Johnson

Piedmont Pharmaceuticals / Roland Johnson

The Pitch: We develop new formulations, uses and delivery vehicles for new and known active pharmaceutical compounds for companion animals — dogs, cats and horses — and humans and we out-license worldwide product marketing rights to pharmaceutical partners. We are part of the NC Agricultural Biotechnology community, which in turn is part of NC Biotechnology, responsible for 226,000 jobs in North Carolina (http://www.ncbiotech.org/)

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Slava Isayev

SPI Software Solutions / Slava Isayev

The Pitch: SPI Software Solutions (http://www.spisoftwaresolutions.net) specializes in streamlining the commission process for insurance brokers in order to maximize their profits and increase sales.

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Jenny Fulton & Ashlee Furr

Miss Jenny’s Pickles / Jenny Fulton & Ashlee Furr

The Pitch: Located in Kernersville, North Carolina, our Mompreneur company, produces four variations of distinctive pickles: All-Natural Signature Salt & Pepper, All-Natural Traditional Bread & Butter, All-Natural Jalapeno Salt & Pepper and our Award Winning All-Natural Habanero Bread & Butter. Our backgrounds are as unique as our Signature Salt & Pepper pickles.

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Davit & Albert

Winners of the Biscuitville Brand Your Biscuit Competition / Davit & Albert

The Pitch: The winners of Biscuitville’s Brand your Biscuit! Competition and the developers of the Greensboro College app.

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