Center for Business Development Team | Stillwater | Meridian Tech

Justin Hazzard
Director, Center for Business Development

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, Center for Business Development

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 the Center’s entrepreneurship courses. Brad’s background is in product management and B2B marketing.


Diane Maddox
Office Coordinator, Center for Business Development

Diane has worked at Meridian since 2006. She is a resource for clients in the business incubator and is available to provide support on client projects. She has a bachelor’s in business management and ethics and has 40 years of experience working with small businesses and in the banking industry with investments and new accounts. Diane has been a small business owner for nearly 20 years and currently has a bookkeeping service where she provides accounts payable/receivable, payroll and employer tax reporting utilizing QuickBooks.