Our Leardership Team

Organizational Bridges Consultants have significant experience providing organizational, project and leadership development technical assistance, training and consultative services to the following clients over the past 25 years.

HUD Community and Planning Development Field Office, San Antonio, TX
Neighborhood Reinvestment Corp, Washington, DC
Bexar County Dept.of Housing, San Antonio, TX.
Project Hope, Spartanburg, SC
Community Churches for Social Action, San Antonio, TX.,
New Futures, Little Rock, AR
Community Collaborative for Economic Dev., Champaign, Ill ,
Washington Area Community Investment Fund, Washington, DC
Midtown Collaborative, Little Rock AR.
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Washentaw, Ann Arbor, MI
Regional Council of Neighborhood Organizations, Philadelphia, Pa.
University Legal Services Assistive Technology Project, Washington, DC
Christian Community Development Association, Chicago, Ill

Our Team


Gregory Stephen Brown

California and Florida Offices/Cell:(305) 290-048 - Missouri Office: 816-499-0877 -Email: gbrown@organizationalbridges.com - gbrown@vertexinnovation.net

Senior Partner, Co-President and founder of VERTEX’s USA subsidiary, Organizational Bridges, LLC (California).

Mr. Brown has considerable expertise and experience in strategic planning, organizational development & management, grant and proposal writing, leadership development, teambuilding and training and board development. He also serves as project manager for Global Chamber San Jose and as Executive Director for Global Chamber Kansas City, Missouri. 

Mr. Brown has generated and obtained through foundation and corporate networking, fund-development and grant writing efforts over $16.6 million dollars for nonprofits and government agencies for operating and program support.
He has worked for and on behalf of well-respected national service providers in Washington DC such as the Center for Community Change, Neighbor-Works and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

He has also served as the CEO of two for profit consulting and training firms, Center for Technical Assistance and Training (CTAT) and GB Planning and Resource Development and as the Executive Director for 3 nonprofit corporations.

Mr. Brown has provided expertise in multiple executive staffing roles and/or consultation capacities to over 300 nonprofit community development agencies, municipal and local government agencies, social service organizations, state & national organizations & public authorities in Oregon, California, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Missouri, Michigan, Illinois, DC, Virginia, Wisconsin, Maryland, Delaware, New York, South-North Carolina, Arkansas, Georgia, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Iowa, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
Mr. Brown has coordinated transitional housing programs that incorporated case management and youth resource center and programs for Hispanic immigrants primarily from Mexico, El Salvador, Nicaragua and the Dominican Republic.

Mr. Brown and Vertex-Organizational Bridges has dedicated time to volunteer projects in Nicaragua and Honduras where he has been helping an NGO, La Esperanza Granada and Project for Children, in Tela-Atlantida, Honduras to obtain funding for school renovations, books and supplies.

His volunteer work in Orange County, California serving as a Vista Volunteer service with Habitat for Humanity where he helped to rebuild their Women Build Volunteer Program and established the Circle of Faith Network to increase faith based participation to the Habitat mission. Additionally, he was a team member working to support the Fund Development Offices efforts to launch a $40 million dollar capital campaign.

Mr. Brown has a M.A. degree in organizational management and administrative sciences from George Washington University, a B.A. in political science from American University and significant Master Degree credits in Urban Research-Studies and a B.A. in Political Science from American University. He has served as Professor of English at Universidad de Latina, Costa Rica and has provided technical assistance and training services to numerous educational institutes and commercial businesses throughout Costa Rica. Mr. Brown has been featured in the publication of the 2015 Worldwide Who’s Who of Executives and Professionals.

CEO & Founder

Jose F. Belfort

Costa Rica Office/Cell: (506) 89 133 911 - E-mail: josebelfort@vertexinnovation.net - CEO and Founder of FRANO de Costa Rica, S.A, San Jose, Costa Rica.

In 2008 expanded services to provide specialized training, technical assistance and support, in a Cross – border consulting.

Mr. Belfort has built VERTEX as trade name and primary identification for program/project management, strategic planning and organizational development services programs as an essential element to optimize business and organizational performance universally to all business and public sector organizations.

Since early 2015, he is also a founding partner, and co- principal of Organizational Bridges LLC firm in USA (California). Mr. Belfort also serves as the Executive Director for Global Chamber San Jose Costa Rica and project manager for Global Chamber Kansas City, Missouri.

Additional experiences include two other major corporations; ECOLAB, Chemical Plant in Costa Rica as Operation Manager in charge of chain Supply for Central America and Panama, and Bridgestone/Firestone Tires Co.

Mr. Belfort is a Chemical Engineer and holds an MBA in Business, with over 25 years extensive experience domestically and internationally in industrial project management, certified PMP® (Project Management Professional) since 2008 with the Project Management Institute( PMI®).

Scrum Developer Certified Credential (SDC™): Certificate ID: 101447

Scrum Master Certified Credential (SMC™): Certificate ID: 101486

Housing and Economic Development Director

Arthur M. Waddington

Georgia Office/Cell: (404) 983-5658 - E-mail: amwedd@organizationalbridges.com

VERTEX’s USA subsidiary Organizational Bridges LLC. His experience and record of achievement for 30 years includes serving as an executive officer in community housing, economic development, program & project management, community engagement, neighborhood revitalization & urban planning.

He’s developed and implemented strategies to create communities of choice, financing alternatives and sustainability. He has served as CEO respectively for 7 years for South Dallas Fair Park Inner City Development Corporation in Dallas and Selby Area Community Development Corporation in St. Paul Minnesota.

He has also served as field officer for the Enterprise Foundation in Baltimore for 7 years, on the board of directors for various alternative lending agencies including the Southern Dallas Development Corporation, the Southern Dallas Development Fund, and the Dallas Business Finance Corporation.

A small sample of some of his numerous accomplishments over the years include managing a $900,000 loan to develop an affordable housing mixed use development with a public library (100 units of Low Income Housing Tax Credit rental property) neighborhoods in South Dallas, including: minor home repair loan and grant programs, Community/Corporate volunteer home rehab and community clean up, housing development financing, and investment in a commercial/retail complex.

He also developed a Youth Construction skills education project with the Exxon Mobil Green Team at North Lake College, Irving TX. He developed multiple houses, new construction and rehabilitation after relocations. Entered into a non-profit/private corporation partnership agreement with Bank of America to build and rehabilitate homes in South Dallas Fair Park. This included lines of credit for acquisition rehab and to direct Bank of America CDC equity for new construction. Secured $500,000 of public funds for this initiative as well.

Funding sources included the federal government, Wells Fargo Bank and the City of Dallas and a private foundation. The land was secured as a donation. He also was a key participate in the approval of $2 million in SBA 504 Program loans.

Legal Director & Consultant

Wesley D. Gilliam

Pennsylvania Office /Cell: 267-257-5580 - E-mail: wgillm@organizationalbridges.com

Vertex’s USA subsidiary Organizational Bridges LLC.  Mr. Gilliam has over 30 years of experience working with law firms in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey providing services such as Litigation Management – including legal and factual research, client development, Administrative Supervision and law firm practice Management.

Mr. Gilliam was one of the Co-Founders and the Administrative Director for the Center for Technical Assistance and Training (CTAT). He was also one of the Founding Partners for Agape Real Estate Investment (AREI).

He was Board Vice President for Partners in Christian Development and Board Chair for West Oak Lane Community Development Corporation (WOLCDC) in Philadelphia, PA. and was also a member of the board of the WESTOL Corporation, Philadelphia, PA.

Mr. Gilliam has been an Executive Manager in both the legal and real estate industries. He has been highly effective in these industries by his ability to identify and resolve issues through strategic planning and team leadership.

Mr. Gilliam holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of Connecticut.  He has also attended Adelphi University in Garden City, New York where he pursued graduate studies in Litigation Management.