ABOUT

ABOUT TOUGH LEAF

We are a marketplace that empowers diverse firms (MBE, WBE, DBE, SDVOB, SBE, LBE, PBE, BEPD, VOB, and more) to win more projects. We enable contractors to find, hire and build lasting relationships with diverse firms efficiently and compliantly.


We have built the first centralized database of diverse firm in the country, enabling diverse firms to show case their history, strengths, and capabilities at no cost to them. We also support diverse firms by connecting them to leading capacity building programs that have been built specifically for them so that they can get the right:

  • - Insurance Policy
  • - Financing
  • - Health Benefits
  • - Construction bond
 

More than $24 million of contracts were already awarded on Tough Leaf in 2022, and we are looking forward to growing that number and doing as much as possible to narrow the wealth gap.

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ADVISORY BOARD

We're lead by a team who constantly questions, tinkers, and
challenges to unlock great creativity around every turn.

Tanya Pope

TANYA POPE

AVP Supplier Diversity - Columbia
Ascend Tristate & CU Grow

TIM MCMANUS

TIM MCMANUS

Former VP McKinsey
Former SVP AECOM
Former Director EY

BARBARA ROBERTS

BARBARA ROBERTS

NY Champion of DEI 
EIR Lang Center

Dr. IBRAHIM ODEH

Dr. IBRAHIM ODEH

Founder of Global Leaders
in Construction Management

FOUNDING TEAM

AMIR ZAHLAN

AMIR ZAHLAN

Chief Executive Officer
MBA - Columbia

WISSAM AKRA

WISSAM AKRA

President
MBA - Columbia

L.J. FINNEY

L.J. FINNEY

Chief Growth Officer
MS Comp Sci - NYU

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