Justin Hazzard
Director, Business and Entrepreneurial Services

Justin’s passion is to work closely with innovative entrepreneurs and assist them with developing a sustainable business model that brings company growth. Justin’s background is anchored in international market development, new product launch and business process re-engineering. Hazzard received the Leading Edge Award in 2019 by the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce for his efforts in advancing Stillwater’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Justin is a Certified Economic Development Finance Professional and also earned his Masters of Business Administration in 2011 from the Grenoble Graduate School of Business in Grenoble, France.

Brad Rickelman
Assistant Director, Business and Entrepreneurial Services

Brad assists new businesses and incubator clients through educational programming and one-on-one consulting in product development and marketing. He recruits new client companies, mentors startups, serves as a community liaison, and teaches entrepreneurship courses. Brad’s background is in product management and B2B marketing.

Erica Pereira
Business and Entrepreneurship Support Specialist


Erica’s goal is to help small businesses and start-ups flourish. After a career in retail and hospitality spanning over two decades, Erica has expertise in customer satisfaction, people operations, profit and loss analysis, and action planning. She has a Master of Business Administration degree from Oklahoma State University as well as a Certified Professional credential through the Society for Human Resource Management.