About Us

Who We Are

Mentobo was designed as a community program in collaboration with the United Family Association (UFA), a non profit organization, serving the goals and needs of successful people and their families across the nation. Mentobo and the UFA provide benefits and resources to help its members, including educational content designed to help your business grow. Despite changes to the economy and the health care landscape that have made for an uncertain future, we are focused on assisting members in any way possible to succeed at the business of life.

Our leadership team brings more than 100 years of combined experience of depth and breadth being an entrepreneur to bring the solutions needed to Mentobo.

In addition to our direct leaders, we have a tremendous advisory board comprised of the world's top leaders. Our leaders meet with our advisory board members regularly to expand upon the content and direction of our association.

Message from Mentobo’s Founder

Paul Szyarto

An Oxford University, Wharton Business School, and Franklin Pierce Law School educated strategy and transformation expert who spent the last twenty-seven years optimizing billions and maximizing the bottom lines of more than 600 global companies including Microsoft, Goodyear, BP, GE, Kellogg, Autoliv, Darden, Cardinal, Airbus, Cisco, Moen, and many more and supported more than 50 entrepreneurial endeavors including startups exceeding revenues of more than $1 billion.

Our Leaders

Thelma Adams

Board Member

Thelma is a seasoned operating officer with more than 30 years of experience supporting diverse organizations, both public and private. Thelma supported Pfizer and other multinational organizational operations over her career, lasty as the Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for IKO Community Development a realestate management corporation that was recently acquired for more than $100m. Thelma now supports Mentobo as a key advisor.

Art Santry

Board Member

Art Santry currently co-chairs Cushman & Wakefield’s Legal Sector Advisory Group and is a member of the firm’s Not-for-Profit Practice Group and sits on the Executive Committee of the Tenant Advisory Group. Art has over 30 years of leasing transaction, development and strategic planning experience. His track record of providing solutions to law firms, and for non-profit organizations paired with his extensive relationships and stellar reputation for client service, enable him to meet and exceed the needs and expectations of his clients.

Art is a strategic investor supporting hedge funds, corporations, associations, and entrepreneurial activities and supports stabilization, cap raise initiatives, and valuation acceleration.

Art holds a Master of Business Administration from Dartmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Arts from Hobart College and is still active as a mentor with both organizations.

Mike Roberts

Board Member

Mike Roberts has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, insurance, and risk transfer industries possessing deep knowledge to support individuals, business owners, and family offices making him a highly respected and recognized practitioner throughout the U.S.

Mike is a broker of human capital networks with a keen ability to evaluate opportunities, identify the right resources, integrating complex teams and processes, identifying investors, and establishing narratives to introduce investments to broad markets. Mike specializes in relationship development and amplifying team member attributes/contributions to maximize opportunity success.

Mike is an active investor in more than a dozen opportunities focusing on advanced technologies.

Rick Scruggs

Board Member

Rick Scruggs is the principal of Financial Designs and the creator of the Vision Advocate Experience supporting clients since 1977. He is a registered representative of and offers securities, investment advisory services, and financial planning through MML Investors Services, LLC, member SIPC.

Rick is a graduate of the College of William and Mary and is designated a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) by the American College. His training and professional education focuses on Business Continuity and Success Planning, Qualified Retirement Plans, Financial Planning, and Employee Stock Ownership Plans. He is a member of The Boston Legacy Planning Network, the Advanced Association of Life Underwriters, the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, the Lynchburg Estate Planning Council, the NCEO, and the ESOP Association. Rick is also a qualifying and life member of the Million Dollar Round Table, and has participated in the Strategic Coach, 401-K Coach, and David Cohn and Associates 360.

Anthony T. Adams

Board Member

Anthony T. Adams, Sr. is a seasoned and accomplished Real Estate and Property Management mogul. With more than 30 years of diversified experience in Real Estate Management and Leasing, Mr. Adams has developed a superior reputation for anticipating and managing client needs.

Early in his career he had the opportunity to hone his leadership skills while working for some of the largest real estate firms in the industry, Charles E. Smith, Oliver Carr and The Rouse Company. While at the Oliver Carr Company, he played an integral part in the design and development of the operational management systems for Washington, D.C.’s largest mixed-use complex and managed a budget of over ten million dollars.

Mr. Adams has held leadership positions in top companies in the real estate and property management industry including, Senior Real Estate Manager for Danac Real Estate Investment Corporation, Assistant Mall Manager for the Rouse Company, and Executive Vice President and General Manager for Broadway Management Corporation (a subsidiary of John Hopkins University and Hospital). While at Broadway Management, he was credited with bringing the company out of a negative cash flow position into profitability in two and one-half years.

Our Team

Our core team of senior resources focus on IMPACT 

  • Fund Raising
  • CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
  • GROWTH ACCELERATION
  • DELIVERY SUPPORT
  • OPERATIONS
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • DIGITAL DELIVERY
  • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS
  • Fund Raising
  • CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
  • GROWTH ACCELERATION
  • DELIVERY SUPPORT
  • OPERATIONS
  • TECHNOLOGY
  • DIGITAL DELIVERY
  • MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS