ENTREPRENEUR * BUSINESS STRATEGIST * ACCLAIMED SPEAKER
Award winning business strategist and speaker, Oriel McKinney is also known as The Small Biz Engine®. Her experience includes a successful 20-year corporate tenure in Finance, Client Relations & Development, Non-Profit Management, and Entrepreneurship.
Oriel has always been fascinated by business and was determined to be an entrepreneur. Proudly, her portfolio continues to grow. She along with her husband and business partner, Brian own McKinney Brands which houses a full-service travel company - McKinney & Associates Travel, a real estate entity - McKinney Property Solutions, and other investments. She's also the Founder of O. Ross, a Small Business Consultancy where she's helped launch many startup companies as well as evolve established businesses. Previous professional experience includes an impactful career with leading financial institutions like Chrysler Financial, Mercedes Benz Financial, and TD Bank.
Oriel’s passion for helping people become successful entrepreneurs is a major motivator. Her personal platform is built on the premise of creating small changes in the world, while her business platform is creating unique branding and profit-driven business strategies.
Ms. McKinney’s passions further extend to the community where working with others to create opportunities in business, education, and mentorship empower her daily. She’s held leadership positions with the Central Florida Urban League, the YMCA, the National Society of Black Engineers, and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. Currently she serves on the Board of Directors of Blossom of Central Florida. Additionally, in 2012, Oriel served as Ms. Orange County, FL for the Ms. Corporate America Pageant.
A strong proponent of sharing information and strong networks, Ms. McKinney often speaks to audiences sharing her business experiences and perspective. Oriel holds a Bachelors degree in Chemical Engineering and a Masters degree in business.
Most of our clientele have assets up to $25 Million. While we focus on core business development and branding, we also train groups and individuals on preparing compelling presentations, effective visual aids, and other growth models.