Kathy Halbardier

Business Advisor

Sierra SBDC

About Me:

Kathy Halbardier has over 25 years of experience in small business development as an entrepreneur as well as an advisor for those in all stages of business ownership. Her areas of expertise include business plan counseling, marketing, strategic planning, economic development and business education and training.  She successfully ran her own business operation in the wine industry taking the product from dirt to bottle, selling her product to a variety of local retailers, including Costco.

Kathy is an administrative faculty member at the College of Business at the University of Nevada, Reno where she has managed both the Career Services Division for the College and the Small Business Innovative Research Program (SBIR) under the Nevada Small Business Development Center.  Kathy also ran the Technical and Marketing Division for Cubix Corporation as well as a Project Leader for Century 21 Mortgage Corporation heading up a nationwide software development team and the Lending and Operations Officer for Security Pacific National Bank in Los Angeles, CA.

Kathy holds a BS in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton and an MBA degree from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Expertise: Administration Budgeting Business Planning Startup