Royce Woods

Executive Director – Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center

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Royce, Executive Director of the Beverly Gray Business Exchange Center, joined Next Street in 2018. He has always had a passion for helping small and medium size businesses gather the resources they need to grow. In his current role, he focuses on helping local entrepreneurs gain access to capital and apply for the M/WBE certifications, and connects small businesses with procurement opportunities.

Prior to joining Next Street, Royce worked in the public, private, and non-profit sectors.  He spent over 10 years working as a commercial banker in the Pittsburgh and Atlanta markets. In that role he managed the relationships of business clients with revenues between $50-$150MM, targeting their credit needs. He also worked for the City of Buffalo’s Mayor’s Office of Strategic Planning, where he was responsible for financial viability analysis of some of the city’s largest development projects. Royce has a B.A in Finance from Hampton University and a M.B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh.