As the manager of the Small Business Development Program in Loudoun, Byrd leads a team of experienced business advisors and educators to help small businesses thrive and grow. With 30 years of business experience he has worked with companies and organizations of every size and structure.

Melding strong storytelling skills from his days as a television editor, producer, director and screenwriter with skills learned from 20 years as a technology sales professional, Byrd uses proven tools to help business owners identify key areas of opportunity and challenges. After working in the IT space as a Cisco certified trainer he launched a training company called Pitch for Success that creates action based learning and skill building programs.

He leans on his own experience as an entrepreneur and from growing up in his family’s small business to help entrepreneurs develop a strong strategy for success. Leveraging his BS in Communications from James Madison University, Byrd teaches and coaches strong planning and communications practices as the point person for the business consulting team at the SBDC in Loudoun.