Learn More About Our SBU Expert D. Bernard Webster
D. Bernard Webster, President & CEO of Vanguarde Consulting Group is a results-driven entrepreneur and business development professional holding expertise in the areas of marketing strategy, financial growth planning, and online business models.
Throughout his career, Webster worked as an innovator and change agent for for-profit and nonprofit organizations alike. From 2003-2006, Webster helped raise millions of dollars in both public and private funding as an administrator for an NYC-based nonprofit. During the same period, Webster served as a board member for several startup firms and was integral in raising their initial operating capital. His leadership in business and nonprofit service eventually garnered Webster (2) consecutive Congressional Awards for Pioneering Technology within Urban Communities (2004 and 2005).
In 2007, Webster held the roles of Senior Vice President of Marketing & Chief Operations Officer at a NYC-based digital marketing firm where he was charged with branding and new business development in execution of the firm’s national growth strategies. Later that year, he acquired the company’s operations to form Vanguarde Consulting Group LLC. Today, Webster remains a highly sought after public speaker and business coach, leveraging his rich entrepreneurial experiences to educate and support nearly 7000 aspiring entrepreneurs across New York and Northern New Jersey; including NYC’s (8) Business Solutions Centers (www.nycbusiness-solutions.com), Harlem Business Alliance (www.hbany.org), Queens Economic Development Corporation (www.qedc.org), Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (IFEL/www.ifelnj.org), and SUNY Global Center for International Studies (http://levininstitute.org/fastTrac/facilitators.cfm) in midtown Manhattan since 2008.
As a result, Vanguarde Consulting Group continues to be a leading provider of business development strategy (INFRONT) and online marketing services in New York City.