PATTI WEBER – CEO
Patti Weber serves as the Chief Executive Officer, co-founder and co-owner with Croixstone Consulting. She brings more than 20 years experience to her role in helping global Fortune 500 companies and top-ranked public education schools implement forward-thinking and “game-changing” initiatives.
Patti’s professional experience includes serving as a leader in Accenture’s Financial Services consulting practice where she helped to lead technology transformation initiatives for some of the USA’s largest banks and insurance companies.
As an active community leader and business owner, Patti is a member of the Charlotte Chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO). She is also a member of the U.S. Women’s Chamber of Commerce, the Charlotte Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), and the Carolinas-Virginias Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA).
In 2020, Patti was accepted as part of a competitive application process into FORTUNE magazine’s Rebuild Program where she participates with leaders from other U.S.-based companies with fewer than 500 employees. Through Patti’s leadership, Croixstone received national certification in 2020 as a Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE) by the Greater Women’s Business Council, a regional certifying partner of the Women’s Enterprise National Council (WBENC). Additionally, Patti guided Croixstone’s success in being granted certification as a Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB).
Additionally, Patti is a Partner with Social Venture Partners Charlotte where she serves on the SEED20 Steering Committee and as Secretary for the organization’s E3 (Explore, Education, Engage) Committee. Patti is a member of the End-Of-Year Assessment Team for Heart Math Tutoring and has served as a math tutor for the nonprofit organization at both Sedgefield Elementary and First Ward Creative Arts Academy (CMS schools).
Patti raises awareness for pancreatic cancer in honor of both her father and mother-in-law. She is a co-founder of the Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance. Additionally, Patti supports the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) as a long-term volunteer including three years where she served as Teams Ambassador for the group’s signature fundraising event, PurpleStride Charlotte. In 2018, Patti was selected to serve on PanCAN’s National PurpleStride Task Force to help develop the organization’s three year strategic plan for PurpleStride.
MARK WEBER – MANAGING PARTNER
Mark Weber is the Managing Partner, co-founder and co-owner of Croixstone Consulting. Named one of Charlotte’s “Top 50 Entrepreneurs”, Mark is a business-builder who is also known for co-founding a fast-growth “Inc. 5000” finance/accounting consulting firm (Darton Group Consulting) that was acquired by CliftonLarsonAllen in 2018. The firm landed on the Charlotte Business Journal’s “Fast 50” list of fastest-growing private companies for three consecutive years during his tenure there.
Mark is a Board Member and Partner with Social Venture Partners Charlotte, a venture philanthropy organization focused on investing in nonprofits who are attacking the issue of social and economic inequality in Charlotte. He served as the organization’s Lead Partner for SEED20 2018, the annual program that spotlights social innovation across the greater Charlotte region.
Mark served as Board Chair with ourBRIDGE for KIDS, a Charlotte-based 501(c)(3). ourBRIDGE empowers refugee and immigrant students and their families through education and cultural awareness, and has been recognized both locally and nationally for its innovative, after school educational model.
Mark is working to raise awareness for pancreatic cancer – the third leading cause of cancer death in the United States. He is a co-founder of the Charlotte Pancreatic Cancer Alliance and supports the World Pancreatic Cancer Coalition that includes more than 80 organizations from over 30 countries on six continents. Mark served as Media Relations Volunteer with the Charlotte Affiliate of the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) who honored him with its national “Media Relations Chair of the Year” award in 2016.
EMILY LOPEZ, MA – DIVISION DIRECTOR
Emily Lopez is the Division Director of Croixstone Solutions. She is an organizational and workforce transformation specialist with more than 20 years experience in talent acquisition, retention and culture-building. Emily holds a Masters degree in Organizational Leadership from Columbia University.
A multi-industry maverick who has fueled start-ups, Emily has engineered turnarounds in exceptionally challenging environments (including an inner city elementary school based in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood). She excels in preparing, equipping and supporting individuals to successfully adopt change in order to drive organizational success and outcomes.
Emily is a “power connector” in the greater Charlotte community who uses her social capital and professional background to engage in both economic empowerment and education causes. Her connectivity extends from Charlotte, throughout the NYC Tri-State Area, and internationally in both South America and Europe. She currently serves as a Board Member and Secretary of Youth Development Initiatives (YDI, Inc.), a nonprofit that provides disadvantaged youth with after school programming and life skills-based training.
Additionally, Emily is School Leadership Chairperson for Oakhurst STEAM Academy (a CMS magnet school) where she helps to guide policy and practice pertaining to curriculum and engagement with students, staff, family and the community. Emily is a 2018 graduate of the Jewish Federation of Greater Charlotte’s Bernstein Leadership Group. The program prepares participants to assume leadership positions within and beyond the Charlotte Jewish community.
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