About Us

Charles Alexander, Director 

Charles grew up working in a variety of small retail businesses owned by his family, in Columbia, Tennessee. He was everything from delivery boy to store manager throughout high school and college. He received his BBA in Management and MBA from MTSU.   After graduation Charles worked as an I.T. training consultant for Terminix.  For several years he was an Operations Training Specialist for SERVPRO, which gave him an opportunity to work with over 1,400 Franchises nationwide on all areas of owning and operating a small business.   Charles has been at the TSBDC at Volunteer State Community College since March 2007. In 2009 he was recognized as the TSBDC State Star.  Charles’ primary experience is in the areas of hiring, borrowing, and growing with working with business owners.  You can contact him calexander@tsbdc.org or at 615-230-4780.

Dave Jose (pronounced with the j), Small Business Counselor

Dave Jose is a Small Business Counselor for the TSBDC.  Jose received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and a Master of Science degree in Management from Renesselaer Polytechnic Institute.  Before retiring from the business world, Jose had over 40 years of experience in both technical and management positions in numerous manufacturing companies both large and small.  In addition, he has taught management courses on the adjunct staff at a Community College and started a successful small business in the 1980’s.  To reach Dave, email him at djose@tsbdc.org or call (615) 230-4780.