How it Works Entrep - About Us

Every entrepreneur has thought
"There has to be a better way."


We know we have... many, many, times. The creation of Entrep has been more than a decade in the making. Like many great ideas, it started with conversations, that led to collaboration and then, when the time seemed right, we made the commitment to build what we wished we had.


A platform for connecting with those who we knew were out there, but took forever to find or meet. For great education that meets us where we are, in a way that fits our crazy lives, without digging through a ton of junk. For expanded reach and opportunities. For better advice, shared experiences and partnership.

Entrep is the product of many seasoned entrepreneurs and supporting organizations. Groups like Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation, TiER1 Performance, Xcelerated Learning Dynamics (XLD), the University of Tampa, Northern Kentucky University, Kentucky Entrepreneurial Network (KEN), the US Department of Agricultural and the Small Business Administration were instrumental in its creation.

Our Mission is connect and organize a vast, nationwide network of business resources and expertise to create a tailored, timely and efficient support community for entrepreneurs, regardless of geography, personal network or experience level.

Key Leaders & Advisors


Normand Desmarais

CEO, Founding Partner


Normand has founded numerous companies in manufacturing and high-tech industries. In addition to Entrep, he serves as founding partner and Chairman of TiER1 Performance Solutions.

Bill Schutters

Founding Partner


Bill has 44 years of experience as an entrepreneur, economic developer and business consultant. His specialties include marketing and finance; he has consulted with more than 400 small business clients.

Ray Moncrief

Board of Directors


Ray is the CEO of Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. He is also the CEO of Mountain Ventures, Inc., Southern Appalachian Management Company, LLC, the General Partner of the Southern Appalachian Fund.

Kevin Moore

Founding Partner


Kevin is a founding partner and CLO of TiER1 Performance and Entrep. He is a renown expert in Human Performance and currently teaches entrepreneurial studies at the University of Tampa.

Stephanie Savely

Director of Marketing


Stephanie Savely has 20+ years Change Management consulting experience with Fortune 500 companies and has contributed to a book on the neuroscience of change management. She is founder of LYFT Learning.

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