Our Story and Mission
Our Story & Mission
To enhance financial literacy and best practices implementation for small to medium-sized business leaders, arming them with the tools needed for sustained business growth.
I am deeply passionate about sharing what I have learned in my career with others and developing the creative financial minds of tomorrow’s business leaders. C. LORENZO EVANS III
About CLE Business Services
Empowering Businesses to Achieve Financial Excellence Through Expert Consulting and Education
CLE Business Services provides expert business consulting and educational services—designed to help clients unlock their financial potential.
With over 15 years of finance and business operations experience and extensive education in business administration, C. Lorenzo Evans’ consulting work focuses his wealth of experience on increasing the overall knowledge and understanding of financial planning and best practices implementation.
As a business executive, Mr. Evans has had a transformative impact on the financial and business operations of such organizations as the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Maryland (Clarice Smith Center), Washington Performing Arts Society, and a host of other organizations.
Meet The Team
Our Expert Consulting Partners
Kara Jenelle Wade
Creative Content Consultant
Kara Jenelle Wade is a dynamic creative director who has taken the entertainment industry by storm with millions of YouTube views and her work with such artists and corporations as NIKE, Advil, Beyoncé, Janet Jackson, and a host of others. Earning her Masters of Fine Arts from UCLA, Kara Jenelle Wade is the proud founder of nationally recognized fraternity Delta Chi Xi, and creative consulting firm Kaliba Jah Creative Collective. Kara has partnered with CLE Business Services to curate and deliver the firm’s creative content, marketing, and public relations activities.
Kristin E. Murphy, MBA, CPA
Kristin E. Murphy is an accounting and finance professional with a focus on auditing, compliance, and fraud risk management. In her over 20-year career, Kristin has led the compliance and anti-fraud divisions of the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board. Kristin has also led and conducted performance audits and internal audits for multi-million-dollar organizations in the federal, private, and non-profit sectors. As the Accounting Consultant for CLE Business Services, Kristin delivers expert accounting, tax, fraud risk, compliance.
Sahil Patel is a University of Maryland College Park graduate with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics. Sahil is a dynamic thought-partner with a talent for business development and research-backed support for conclusions and recommendations. With a major in Economics, Sahil has served as a business liaison with The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, and Heat Dance. Sahil has also served in various roles at Cecil College and in the hospitality industry. As the Research Consultant for CLE Business Services, Sahil conducts assigned client research, and provides.
Sanai Sanaullah, CAIA, CFA
Research & Administration Consultant
Sanai Sanaullah is a finance and accounting executive that has built his career producing industry-leading research and analysis for such organizations as the University of London, DePaul University, and Goldman Sachs. With certifications from the CFA Institute (CFA), and the Chartered Alternative Investment Analysis Association (CAIA), Sanai delivers expert research and analysis for CLE Business Services client projects and publishing initiatives.
Karin Hong, SHRM-SCP
Karin Hong is a finance and administration executive with expertise in accounting/finance, organizational planning/development, and human resources management. Karin has led the reorganization and administrative advancement of such organizations as Washington Performing Arts Society, Casey Trees, and More Business Solutions. With a focus on comprehensive research, business resource alignment, and informed technical analysis, Karin has implemented lasting change within the organizations that she has engaged with. As the Project Consultant for CLE Business Services.