Who We Are
Mr. Witten comes to WEB Ventures with over 40 years of corporate management and governance experience in the state of Ohio. Bill is the Founder and President of the Witten Consulting Group, a Cincinnati-based consulting firm that focuses on niche marketing, sales strategies, and community business development. His previous business experience includes over 20 years with Procter & Gamble, working in a variety of managerial roles from Manufacturing, Warehousing to Product Distribution on the West Coast, to Credit Collection on the East Coast, to Managing Sales Office Personnel and Marketing Operations across several business markets in the Midwest. Mr. Witten consults with several communities and with large community-based institutions looking for ways to properly engage the community partners with a business Win-Win approach which is, sincere, transparent, beneficial, sustainable for all involved. Mr. Witten is currently a Board Member of the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, Board member of Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United, the longtime Chairperson for the Avondale Business Association, and has just completed thirty years of service as a Board of Trustee member at Ohio Northern University.
Mr. Elliott is currently the Founder and President of Elliott Management Group, a management consulting firm specializing in Supplier Diversity and Economic Inclusion. As a former executive with Procter and Gamble, Howard spent the bulk of his career in Manufacturing and Supply Chain Management, where he had many leadership roles of increasing responsibility, such as Operations Manager, Personnel Manager, Plant Manager, and Global Logistics Director. Howard was later appointed Director of Procter & Gamble’s Supplier Diversity Program and became a member of the North American Purchasing Leadership Team. Current and former clients include UC Health, Mercy Health, Kroger, Kellogg’s, Sara Lee, Ohio Health, and the Greater Cincinnati Health Collaborative.
As an independent consultant with nearly 50 years of corporate management experience, Mr. Brown consults with large and small business enterprises and individuals seeking to add diversity and inclusion to their workforce. As the Director of Worldwide Engineering at Procter & Gamble, he worked on project development, engineering and design management, capital construction as well as post-construction operations on many plants across the globe including in Japan, Germany, Indonesia, and China. Henry was also asked to be the volunteer project manager and advisor to the Board of Design for the National Underground Railroad Freedom. Mr. Brown is currently a Board Member of the Avondale Development Corporation, and also served three terms as chairman of the Board of Directors for the Cincinnati YMCA.
Inclusion Program Manager
Valda Freeman-Karmo is an innovative leader and coach qualified by more than 18 years of consulting and 14 years at Procter & Gamble in global business, technical and product supply management, organizational development, and diversity and inclusion. Her unique experience and drive to create/analyze and improve the total supply chain by utilizing synergy and delivering breakthrough performance in product and service innovation, purchasing, engineering, manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and customer service. She has an Electrical Engineering degree from Purdue University and a Masters in Business Administration – International Business focus.
Brenda Neal brings a varied wealth of knowledge to business owners and entrepreneurs who wish to flourish. In her 30-plus years of corporate experience, she has proven to be an integral part of any team. Brenda’s natural strength is developing and maintaining business relationships that cross-cultural boundaries to help ensure her company’s success. Her ability to manage numerous fluctuating calendars, coordinate meetings with administrators and executives, manage financial accounts and make quick decisions based on company knowledge continue to make her a valuable and trusted employee. Brenda also relishes the challenge of learning new software or applications, and as technology changes, she is one of the first to adopt and embrace new skills.