Access Accelerator Team

Access Accelerator's leadership team has a long history of success in technology, business management, and entrepreneurship.

Samantha L. Rolle

Interim Executive Director

Ms. Samantha Rolle holds the position of Director of External Relations at Access Accelerator, Small Business Development Centre, the principal government and industry liaison, advocacy strategist, and external affairs officer, responsible for fostering and maintaining relationships with relevant regulatory agencies, corporate and community partners.

As an accomplished professional with more than 15 years of experience, Samantha is known for her driving performance, maximizing operational excellence and project management. She most recently served as a Manager in Risk Advisory and Consulting at one of the “Big Four” firms, where she led the regulatory risk and governance service line.

Prior to that, Samantha was the Programme Manager in the Economic Development and Planning Unit with the Government of The Bahamas, responsible for the management, process and activities of the National Development Plan. She has had the opportunity to collaborate with multilateral organizations such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and the World Bank. She led teams on national initiatives such as the Caribbean Growth Forum.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management from the College of Saint Benedict and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership with a specialization in Human Resource Development from Barry University. Over the years, Samantha has earned several distinctions including the Certified International Project Manager from the American Academy of Project Management.

Samantha fulfilled the responsibility of leadership roles in both professional and nonprofit organizations including the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce and Employers’ Confederation, the Caribbean Institute of Certified Management Consultants and other Community Outreach Initiatives.

Nicholas Higgs
Director & Chief Operating Officer

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Ria C. Butler
Director of Business Operations

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Kendyce Ferguson
Chief Financial Officer

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Phyllice Bethel
Head of Advisory Services

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Tehranique Darrell
Family Island Manager

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Yvette O’conno
Senior Business Development Specialist

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Kenron Braynen
Head of Pre-Funding

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Leo V. Rolle
Head of Post-Funding

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Paige Crystal Hanna
Assistant Director of Marketing

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