Deb Dietz is the Founder and CEO of SMB Value Partners, Inc., (SMB), a certified WBENC Women-Owned Business Enterprise (WBE), a WOSB (Women-Owned Small Business), and a registered U.S. Federal Contractor for the U.S. Government.
She is a Founding Partner and COO of MetaEd Partners, Inc., an eLearning and training company that provides real-world, pragmatic-based business management courses such as Financial Literacy and Entrepreneurship to high school and college students.
Deb is also the host of a TV Talk Show on Futures Television Broadcast Media/Roku, "Ask Deb About Business", broadcast live to millions of subscribers from Butterfield Studio in Vernon Hills, IL. On her bi-weekly show, she speaks with subject matter experts about business - challenges, revenue growth, risk, solutions, best practices and more, taking questions from a live, global audience.
Deb founded SMB in 2015 after spending the majority of her career in Corporate America working in diverse industries: Baxter Laboratories (healthcare), Grainger (industrial distribution), Citigroup (financial services), Cummins Engine (manufacturing), and RRDonnelley (commercial printing and digital marketing). She has held leadership roles in Strategic Planning, Marketing, Sales, Business Development and Operations Management. She has also worked extensively with non-profits, membership associations, and Small to Mid-sized Businesses, which is reflected in her company’s name (SMB).
SMB Digital Education, a division of SMB Value Partners, Inc. offers both consumer education (B2C) and business education (B2B) in an online format. Partnering with small to mid-sized business owners, Deb helps them to develop their online curriculum, hosting their online courses, and leveraging her digital marketing expertise in generating awareness, and revenue, for their businesses.
Deb has an MBA in Marketing and Business Management, and is certified in Data Science from Johns Hopkins University, and Organizational Leadership from Northwestern. She is a member of NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners) and a former member of the Chicago Board of Directors, a Regional Leader of NAWBO Chicago North Connects (Lake Forest), and winner of NAWBO Chicago’s 2019 Member of the Year. She currently is a member of the Northbrook Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors.
Deb is a champion and growth advocate for small to mid-sized businesses everywhere, helping them bring their expertise to the world via online learning.
Deb can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
Charlie Dietz is the Chief Technology Officer of SMB Value Partners, Inc. His expertise in IT, technology, and business operations offers our clients the expertise they need to develop, host and market their online courses to the world.
Charlie’s expertise includes leveraging technology that drives e-learning, delivering solutions that enhance knowledge and performance. He is an expert in assisting in the communication of knowledge and its development and exchange. Charlie’s expertise takes students beyond the reach of their teachers, and extends education by being part of a peer-to-peer online community 24x7.
Charlie is responsible for all technology infrastructure for SMB, and for digital connections to our clients, ensuring the students taking our clients’ courses have the optimum learning and community experience.
Charlie is a Mechanical Engineer by education, but has achieved career successes working in IT and business process improvements with Fortune 1000 companies in CPG, Food, Equipment and related Manufacturing / Distribution industries. His expertise goes beyond Corporate America and into small to mid-sized firms (SMBs); firms whose expertise is brought to the world through Charlie’s technical know-how.
If you are interested in developing and marketing a course that leverages your expertise, Charlie can share with you the technology infrastructure behind SMBs Digital Education platform.