Hear from leading CEOs and members of their families that run highly successful family-owned businesses. Learn how they are working together effectively to build their companies from generation to generation. They will share insights on leveraging management strengths that improve customer service, innovation and increasing revenue. The presenters will share lessons learned and provide insights on how they have built sustainable multimillion-dollar companies and closed the big deals.
Founder & CEO
Angelina Garcia is the Founder and CEO of Y-Not Design & Manufacturing, a product development solutions company based in Miami. She catapulted the start-up business into an international entity with satellite offices in China, India and Mexico. Y-Not designs and manufactures unique, custom-designed products, providing clients with a range of services that includes concept and design, manufacturing, global logistics, compliance, warehousing and fulfillment, and more.
Garcia has more than 20 years of experience in all aspects of product development and manufacturing, and Y-Not counts dozens of Fortune 500 companies as customers. Garcia’s knowledge extends into international markets, through supply chain management, brand consulting and logistics strategies.
Striving to influence future generations of entrepreneurs, Garcia mentors small businesses and is an active member of the FSMSDC. Chief among those she has mentored is her daughter, Nicole Lage, who currently works at Y-Not as an Accounting Assistant. In the future, Lage hopes to leave her mark on the educational system, but right now, she is bringing her designing and organizing genius to Y-Not. She is also passionate about the arts, particularly dancing.
President & CEO
Rana Y. Mayes
VP, Supplier Diversity & Business Development
W. ‘Randy’ Randolph Lee is President and CEO of Raven Transport, one of the largest African-American-owned trucking companies in the U.S. His daughter, Rana Y. (Lee) Mayes, is an integral part of Raven Transport as its Vice President of Supplier Diversity and Business Development.
Founded by Lee in 1985, today the company has terminals in Florida, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and in Georgia, and boasts annual revenue of more than $80 million. Raven Transport is the carrier of choice for companies including Procter & Gamble, MillerCoors, Kraft Heinz Company and The J.M. Smucker Co., and was named Nestle Purina Petcare’s 2016 Carrier of the Year. Black Enterprise magazine has included the company in its list of Top 100 Black Businesses in America every year since 2007.
The father and daughter team strongly value service and volunteerism. Lee served in the U.S. Navy and Mayes served 23 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a First Sergeant in 2012. She earned the Meritorious Service Medal three times for her distinguished service.
Lee earned an undergraduate degree in microbiology from the University of North Carolina and a master’s in health administration and business administration from the University of North Florida. He is a noted philanthropist, championing charities that support disenfranchised populations.
Mayes has a Bachelor of Business Administration from Liberty University and a master’s in health care management from Touro University; she is currently pursuing a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University. She is also a volunteer Child Advocate for the Florida Guardian ad Litem program and a former American Red Cross Disaster Action Team leader.
President & CEO
Digital Transformation Consultant
Amjad Shamim is the CEO of and Managing Partner of AAJ Technologies, a Fort Lauderdale-based digital strategy and technology consulting firm with more than 250 employees and offices in the U.S., Asia and South America. Shamim sets the vision and strategy for the organization, drives growth and expansion, and fosters its customer-focused culture.
Shamim’s son, Sam Jafri, is a digital transformation consultant with the company, helping clients transform their business by leveraging the latest digital technologies and social platforms.
AAJ Technologies was founded in 1997, and has been named multiple times to the Inc. 500|5000 list of the fastest growing private companies in the U.S. The South Florida Business Journal named it Business of the Year, and the FSMSDC named it Vendor of the Year. Shahim has been recognized with several awards, including being named a Broward County Ultimate CEO by the South Florida Business Journal, CEO of the Year by Tech America and a Crystal Award winner for promoting diversity.
Shamim has a Bachelor of Science from Florida Atlantic University and completed the Kellogg School of Management’s executive management program. Jafri has a bachelor’s in management information systems from Florida Atlantic University.