Office of Business Opportunity

OBO Advisory Board

Marlon MitchellMarlon Mitchell
President / CEO, HBDI, Inc.
As President and CEO, Marlon leads Houston Business Development, Inc., the non-profit corporation engaged in revitalizing neighborhoods and stimulating economic growth by providing capital and support services for emerging entrepreneurs.  Under his leadership, HBDi has awarded more than $79 million in business funding, resulting in 3000+ jobs for residents of Houston. He has over 27 years of experience in commercial lending and community development financing, with expertise in government lending programs.  Marlon has served on the boards of ECD FCU, Bank of America and United Central Bank, Texans YMCA, Credit Coalition of Houston, Texas Mezzanine Fund, GC EDD and JP Morgan Chase.