NMSDC Welcomes Kurtis Trevan as Vice President of Minority Business Growth (MBE), Entrepreneur-in-Residence


Portrait of Kurtis Trevan

Kurtis Trevan, NMSDC Vice President of MBE Growth, Entrepreneur in Residence.

New York, July 28. 10, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — The National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) is delighted to announce that Kurtis Trevan has joined NMSDC as a consultant to serve as Vice President of Growth MBE, Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Trevan comes to NMSDC from Gun Lake Investments (GLI), a large tribal-owned private equity firm, where he was CEO and co-founder. He joined the NMSDC team in early July and will be responsible for developing a growth strategy to help certified MBEs reach $1 trillion in annual revenue. It will focus on better identifying and preparing NMSDC certified MBEs to meet the current and future needs of its corporate members. This will include building an ecosystem that includes investors, lenders, accelerators, and other external resources.

Prior to joining the NMSDC, Trevan spent 11 years working for his Native American tribe, Match-E-Be-Nash-She Wish Band of the Pottawatomi Nation, where he focused on business and investments. Additionally, during his tenure as CEO of GLI, Trevan launched two of the largest tribal co-investments in history and grew his portfolio to 12 platform investments over five years in the areas of private equity, credit and commercial real estate. Trevan is also very involved in his community where he serves on the boards of Western Michigan University, Founders First CDC and Legacy Trust.

Trevan is the first Native American to join the NMSDC leadership team, reflecting the organization’s ongoing dedication to ensuring inclusion and representation of the communities it serves in all that it does.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kurtis to the NMSDC. His experience and leadership will set us on a bold path as we move towards $1 trillion in certified MBE revenue and end the gap once and for all. racial wealth equity,” said NMSDC CEO and President Ying McGuire.

The addition of Trevan to the NMSDC injects a much-needed entrepreneurial spirit and growth mindset into the work of the organization. His passion for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion in the private sector and over 20 years of business experience will provide the vision needed to help NMSDC foster socio-economic equity and to create real generational wealth for communities of color in our country.

About the NMSDC
Founded in 1972, NMSDC is the longest-serving engine of business growth for the broadest group of systematically excluded communities of color (Asian-Indian, Asia-Pacific, Black, Hispanic and Native American), and our impact goes far beyond of the supply chain. It is about upward mobility for the emerging majority of Americans, an equal chance to participate in the American experiment of free market capitalism and entrepreneurship. Our job is to correct the unequal access to wealth creation opportunities. For more information, please visit nmsdc.org.



CONTACT: Jered Weber National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC) (701) 388-7283 [email protected]

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