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About Us

The Wynners Club is a team of subject matter experts offering professional consulting, guidance, and actionable solutions to businesses experiencing issues they can't handle in-house! We focus on working with business owners and entrepreneurs who are interested in obtaining contracts with government agencies and corporations. 

Our consultants adhere to timely, high- impact, and sustainable strategies when working with clients.

Our Mission:

We are here to help startups, early-stage, and established businesses grow in revenue by providing connection to resources, customized business instruction and access to capital.

Meet Our CEO

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Kristina M Wynne, MPH

Owner & Business Consultant

 

Areas of Expertise: MBE/WBE and DBE Certification Technical Assistance and Procurement Strategy, Business Plan and Pitch Deck Creation, Business Development, Small Business Mergers & Acquisitions, and Franchising

kristina@thewynnersclub.org

P: 877-996-6377 x 0

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Kristina's devotion to small business started almost 20 years ago when she began working for her family’s company, 200 Pharmacy Inc. at 16 as a pharmacy technician. As an adult, Kristina worked for her family’s business for 8 years. She ultimately thrived in the position of Director of Business Development. In this position, she initialized her experience in the procurement sector. First working to get her family’s business certified with the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council and thereafter attending conferences, matching opportunities and pre-bid meetings to establish the company’s reputability and brand in the government contracting industry, specifically within healthcare systems. Kristina was successful in acquiring several small contracts with hospitals like Rush, University of Chicago, and University of Illinois and health care organizations like Advocate.

In 2017 she transitioned from the family business to take on an opportunity with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program (10KSB), where her true passion was revealed, helping small businesses grow. This is where her foundation in outreach and small business education/training was established. Kristina was brought on as the outreach Director, charged with recruiting more minority and women owned business who qualified for the program. In just one year she was promoted to Outreach and Alumni Director for the program and became responsible for supporting scholars once they graduated with general advising and connections to small business resources.

After working with the Goldman Sachs program for 3 years Kristina made the decision to fully step into entrepreneurship and consulting for public and private organizations that support small businesses by offering coaching support in areas such as: MBE/WBE Certification Technical Assistance, Business Development, and Business Plan and Pitch Deck Creation. In December of 2020, Kristina was brought on as business advisor with the IL Small Business Development Center Network and in September 2021 as a business consultant for the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. In these roles she has created and facilitated small business workshops/trainings, organized small business networking events, and offer one-on- one business advising.

Meet Our COO/CFO

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Kevin Mix, MBA, CPA, PMP
Chief Operating Officer & Business Consultant

 

Areas of Expertise: Accounting, Finance Business Strategy, Organization Development, Operational Strategy and Sustainability

Kevin Mix is a former Accounting and Business executive who specializes in strategies for accounting, finance, people, and business development processes and has used that specialization to take fortune 500 companies to the next level in growth and profitability. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Certified Project Management Professional (PMP). His 20+ year career extends across corporate accounting and finance, business strategies, organizational development, operations, corporate sustainability, learning strategy, and information technology.

 

In his return to his consulting roots, Mr. Mix has recently joined the Wynners Club Small Business Consulting Group as the Chief Operating Officer/Business Consultant to help bolster the dynamic company’s capacity to help more small businesses in the Chicagoland Area and beyond.  Mr. Mix started his career with Deloitte Consulting by which his first assignment was in Cape town, South Africa where he partnered with 3 local business owners and helped each scale their business 250% during their one-year engagement.  This was deemed a major success because each business was able to employ at least 15 people and give their local areas an opportunity to provide for their families. Due to his success in South Africa, he was then asked to do the same in Ghana, West Africa. Mr. Mix worked again with small business owners in Ghana and helped them set up successful export businesses for their agricultural goods they otherwise would not have been able to export. After his 3 plus years consulting in Africa, Mr. Mix returned stateside and held various Fortune 500 management and executive positions in Audit, Tax, Accounting and Finance.

 

Mr. Mix is the founder and owner of Rising High Properties, LLC., a real estate investment and development company that has expanded its footprint across 3 states and 6 cities, based in Columbus, Ohio.  He is also founder and owner of Mix Financial, LLC., a financial accounting, bookkeeping, and tax company based in Atlanta, GA.

 

Prior to joining The Wynners Club, Mr. Mix was a Chief Financial Officer for a Technology Firm in Chicago. Mr. Mix has completed his Executive MBA at Miami (Ohio) University and has his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

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