Colin Barnhart

After attending Texas Tech University, Colin started working as a retail stockbroker on Wall Street. After gaining valuable financial and Wall Street experience, he transitioned away from the retail side of the stock market to managed funds. While working on Wall Street he continued to explore private opportunities more in line with his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for business operations.

After a few years on Wall Street, he joined a group of entrepreneurs in New York City as an Operations Manager during the expansion of a nightclub and hospitality group. In addition to handling all the daily operating tasks for the business, Colin played an integral role in expanding the business. His involvement included a wide scope of responsibilities from preparing business plans, to scoping budgets, to setting-up financial and legal operating systems. Within a year of joining, two additional businesses opened in Florida. Colin found significant success in this position and quickly became the Chief Operations Officer for all three of the yearround businesses, as well as overseeing the finances for a seasonal operation in the Hamptons.

By 2006 Colin was involved in several New York partnerships that focused on various aspects of the hospitality and music industries. As Managing Partner, he oversaw all financial and legal obligations of businesses operations. In these roles, he was often tapped by other business owners for support and advice on establishing financial systems and controls. Colin quickly took note that the financial services industry wasn’t meeting these founders’ needs. With this point of view, it was in 2007 that Black Ink Business Services began meeting the needs of founders launching and growing businesses.

Colin Barnhart

After attending Texas Tech University, Colin started working as a retail stockbroker on Wall Street. After gaining valuable financial and Wall Street experience, he transitioned away from the retail side of the stock market to managed funds. While working on Wall Street he continued to explore private opportunities more in line with his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for business operations.

After a few years on Wall Street, he joined a group of entrepreneurs in New York City as an Operations Manager during the expansion of a nightclub and hospitality group. In addition to handling all the daily operating tasks for the business, Colin played an integral role in expanding the business. His involvement included a wide scope of responsibilities from preparing business plans, to scoping budgets, to setting-up financial and legal operating systems. Within a year of joining, two additional businesses opened in Florida. Colin found significant success in this position and quickly became the Chief Operations Officer for all three of the yearround businesses, as well as overseeing the finances for a seasonal operation in the Hamptons.

By 2006 Colin was involved in several New York partnerships that focused on various aspects of the hospitality and music industries. As Managing Partner, he oversaw all financial and legal obligations of businesses operations. In these roles, he was often tapped by other business owners for support and advice on establishing financial systems and controls. Colin quickly took note that the financial services industry wasn’t meeting these founders’ needs. With this point of view, it was in 2007 that Black Ink Business Services began meeting the needs of founders launching and growing businesses.

Saiyad Maknojia

Saiyad works very closely with clients to make sure that their needs and wish lists have been met. Saiyad believes that in order to serve any business, it’s very important to understand the business’ cycle and its operation. He was previously the accountant for a wine business where -as a result of his strong finance and business operations skills -he was promoted several times, ultimately to Finance and Operations Director. He is an active volunteer in his community and uses most of his days off to better the world. Saiyad holds an MBA and is a CPA.

Nart Makhsida

Nart is charged with making sure all work meets the clients’ needs and our high standards.Nart plays a critical role in ensuring efficiency, compliance and healthy growth. He started studying business management and Jazz theory from an early age and enjoyed the challenges he faced in both fields. In 2011 Nart joined Black Ink for the opportunity to work closely with businesses in various stages of their business cycles. Nart is a Fulbright Scholar, holds an MBA, and is a CPA. In his spare time, he is an accomplished Jazz musician and enthusiast.

Laura Tunberg

Laura helps Black Ink’s clients with all things legal, IP, and so much more.As an internet and digital entrepreneur, she has ignited power partnerships between Hollywood studios, content creators and distributors, digital services, policymakers, and venture capitalists in Los Angeles, DC, New York, Silicon Valley, and around the world. She is an expert in business and legal affairs in the media, entertainment, and consumer electronics space. She is zealous about IP and anything legal. She specializes in growing companies and bringing products to market through her expert operational skills.

Madison Jamba

Madison is the main point of contact for many of our larger clients, and has been directly managing teams since joining Black Ink in 2015. Her role focuses on aiding team members deliver monthly reporting, processes, and tools in a creative and efficient manner.Madison’s attention is on developing a strong relationship with clients and building the best environment for future growth and success. She believes that each client should feel like Black Ink is an extension of their own staff: fully dedicated, available and working toward the same goal. Madison has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and 10 + years of experience.