About Tough Leaf

Connecting General Contractors and Developers with Qualified Minority, Women and Disadvantaged Business Enterprises

Contractors/Developers find and hire diverse firms they can trust by sharing their project requirements on Tough Leaf. Through our data driven solution, Tough Leaf provides a list of vetted diverse firms ready to bid that meet the job's requirements.
Diverse firms get access to opportunities based on their qualifications. They also get access to capacity building services such as: Insurance, Bonding, Financing, Benefits, Staffing and more.

Founding Team

Wissam Akra

  • CEO
  • Co-Founder
  • MBA - Columbia

Amir Zahlan

  • MBA - Columbia

Advisory Board

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

Tanya Pope

  • AVP Supplier Diversity - Columbia
  • Ascend Tristate & CU Grow

Tim McManus

  • Former VP McKinsey
  • Former SVP AECOM
  • Former Director EY

Barbara Roberts

  • NY Champion of DEI
  • EIR Lang Center

Dr. Ibrahim Odeh

  • Founder of Global Leaders
  • in Construction Management

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