Accelerate Growth Partners Team
Jason Kumpf – San Francisco, California & New York City, New York
Jason is an Advisor at Accelerate Growth Partners, a management consulting firm specializing in developing strategy and implementing tactics in business development, marketing, operations and finance of small and medium size enterprises. He works with executives of companies to accelerate their growth by taking an active role in improve company’s performance, utilizing his extensive international experience and vast network of connections.
Jason Kumpf is the Director of Strategic Partners at OFX Global Payments. A leading online foreign currency exchange platform that has delivered over $100 Billion in payments globally for over 300,000 clients, saving them estimated hundreds of millions.
Kumpf was previously a Vice President at PE-Nexus, the intelligent online middle market private equity & investment banking deal flow network & marketplace. He works with private equity groups and investment banks to improve their deal flow by matching them with high quality companies. Jason was also an Adviser at The Incubation Factory Veterans Corps, helping forge teams of US Veterans and cutting edge technologies, utilizing the infrastructure that The Incubation Factory developed to successfully commercialize technology transfer ventures.
Jason has over fifteen years of professional experience in marketing, management, business development and finance. With experience in Global Fortune 500 to start ups, he has led a diverse set of important initiatives resulting in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenues and transactions. From investment advising in Europe, to project management of global IT projects, to marketing for national US consumer electronics companies, to business development for California start-up technology companies, to sales for New York real estate firms and consulting to energy, finance & healthcare firms. Jason has a diverse but in-depth back ground. He was a dynamic team member of the once junior company TracFone Wireless, assisting it to quickly grow to over a billion dollars in revenue, an early team member of the then idea phase technology company, helping it become worth over $40 million and has additionally started, advised, turned around and managed numerous companies.
Jason Kumpf’s natural curiosity leads to exciting new paths for company growth. Very analytic constantly researching to identify the main opportunities and challenges a business faces. Jason’s creative spark manifests innovative solutions to dramatically improve company performance. He energetically motivates teams to out-perform the competition, leading with extraordinary obsession to achieve the goals. Importantly, Jason holds a long term view that ensures sustainable growth. Sometimes more importantly, his partners and clients quickly benefit from his current business development systems, partner synergies and world class team building.
Jason is passionate about technology entrepreneurship and has been involved in numerous start-up ventures. Particularly, he has been actively involved in social media for over six years and sees the wide and niche networking of humanity as an inevitable and growing market. Jason has spoken at international business conferences and co-hosted a political and business radio show. In addition he is actively involved in health care volunteerism and philanthropy. Jason attended Emory University, the University of Florida and holds a bachelors of Science Degree in Finance and Accounting from Deree College. He has lived and traveled most of the world with multi-year stays in the US, Middle East, Caribbean and Europe.
Pat Grant, MBA – Miami, Florida
Patrick serves works on Accelerate’s government contracting and business development projects, as a key team builder, with a focus on health care and agriculture. He is the ex-President of the Joseph H Kanter Family Foundation, a healthcare philanthropic foundation that was advising US government and Fortune 100 healthcare companies.
Over the past 25 years, Mr. Grant has assisted multiple companies in Organizational Development using his proprietary and patent pending models through strategic alignment of stakeholders in Start-ups, Consulting, Mergers, Cooperative Development and Entrepreneurship. He has written several books including “Let’s Cooperate!” as well as patents for multiple industry applications in these areas.
Over the past three years Mr. Grant initiated and supported development of efforts to help Service Disabled Veterans begin their own businesses through a Mentor program named “AbledVets!”, as well as launched the first multimedia IPTV Health Television Station, KanterHealthTV.
Mr. Grant has been a guest speaker at conferences throughout the world on topics including Sustainable Resource Management in Agriculture, Water, Labor as well as Cooperative Business Development at events held by the Virginia Farm Bureau (Annual Conference); Office National de l’Eau Potable O.N.E.P, Rabat Morocco; International Agricultural Minister’s Conference, Sacramento, CA; International Boundary Water Commission, El Paso, Texas USA (Mexico Water Debt Repayment to USA); Commission National de Agua, Mexico City, DF, Mexico (Cost Analysis of Water Source Alternatives); Department of Water Resources, Anna University, Chennai, India (Guest Lecturer); National Engineering Research Center for Water and Irrigation, Yangling Shanxi Province, PRC; Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois USA, (Non-Genetically Modified Yield Enhancer for Legumes).
Mr. Grant is also actively involved in TIF as a Global Advisor. Mr. Grant resides in Miami, Florida and has two children, a daughter involved in the Private Equity industry and a son who served our country as a medic in Afghanistan, and is now completing two masters programs in Illinois.
Ervin Hechavarria – New York City, New York
As the Vice President of Global Broker Relations, Ervin has institutional knowledge of the diverse and complex global real estate market and works to achieve exceptional sales results for our clients. Ervin is responsible for building and nurturing broker relationships around the world and growing our ever expanding international broker network of real estate professionals.
Ervin’s work experience includes heading CORE Group Marketing, focusing on New York City developments international exposure. Previous to that Ervin worked with a top broker in Manhattan and also gained invaluable industry experience working with the #2 residential real estate agent in the Mid-Atlantic region. Ervin gained extensive business and marketing experience from his time served as president of a collegiate merchandising company he founded and operated. Ervin is a native of Orlando, Florida, where he graduated from the University of Florida with a finance degree and is a member of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. His diverse professional accomplishments have inspired his exceptional marketing savvy, analytical sense and grasp of technology, which all enhance the service he provides for the high profile real estate developers Accelerate represents.
Ervin speaks several languages fluently including Spanish, Portuguese and French.