The mission of the Monterey Bay APEX Accelerator is to generate employment and improve the general economic condition of the Central California region by assisting small businesses in obtaining and performing under Federal, State, and Local government contracts. We accomplish our mission by providing procurement technical assistance to help companies in selling their products or services to the appropriate Government agency by offering confidential counseling at no cost. The core of our procurement assistance program is counseling and education.

Our Team

Victor Valdez
Program Manager


Victor Valdez brings to the Center many years of experience in business, economic development, and international trade with a strong background on minority business issues. His previous positions include serving as the Program Director of the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s Seattle MBDA Business Center, President & CEO of the Northwest Minority Business Council, and the Associate Director of the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce overseeing various chamber business development programs.



Rhonda DeVito
Procurement Counselor


Rhonda DeVito began her entrepreneurial career at the age of nineteen, growing logistics companies in the refrigerated food industries with a focus on government contracting. She later divested her award-winning firms to become a business development consultant helping emerging companies, particularly women and minority-owned, with strategic planning, capitalization and government certifications. Rhonda counseled at the U.S. Dept. of Commerce’s MBDA Business Center and the SBA’s Women’s Business Center in Seattle before becoming a Procurement Counselor at the Monterey Bay PTAC.

Jordan Caballero
Procurement Counselor


Jordan Caballero grew up on the Central Coast and has always had a passion for our local community. Jordan comes to us with a real estate and financial services background. He’s excited to join the MCBC team and motivated to share the resources available to small businesses.