Advisors

Mary Lynn Halland

Mary Lynn Halland

Mary Lynn Halland is a Marketing Consultant to non-profits and financial services firms. With over 20 years of experience in the financial and banking sectors, she brings a wealth of experience in helping clients launch successful entrepreneurial ventures.

Having lived abroad for several years, in both Colombia and France,  she has first-hand experience with the frustrations immigrants face, particularly when starting businesses. And, as an artist and trained musician, she understands the particular business needs of artists and artisans. 

Ms. Halland has a degree from the Interlochen Arts Academy, a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, and an MBA in Finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University.

Kathy Malone

Kathy Malone

Kathy Malone is a successful serial entrepreneur who is currently launching her latest venture, Clementine Events. She founded the Brooklyn Indie Market, which featured a select group of "curated" craft artists selling their work as well as an online site, and created and launched her own clothing line, Fafolle.

Herself a former BCNA client and winner of a BCNA eBay Technology Grant, she is uniquely qualified to advise on the specific needs and challenges craft artists face in the marketplace and has helped develop new workshops aimed at meeting those unique needs.

Ms. Malone has a degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Sean Basinski

Sean Basinski

Sean Basinski is the founder and director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center. The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based organization representing the 10,000 people who sell food and merchandise on the sidewalks of New York City.

He writes and lectures frequently on street vendors, immigrant entrepreneurship, and the informal economy. He spent 2009 as a Fulbright Scholar, researching the economy and urban planning in Lagos, Nigeria.

Mr. Basinski is a graduate of the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and Georgetown University Law Center.