Zeynep Peterson


  • Business Plans for startups and expansions
  • Financial Projections
  • Growth Strategies and Business Verticals
  • Marketing and Advertising Strategies
  • Leadership Strategies
  • Business Contracts and Agreements
  • Business Compliance
  • Legal Rights and Resources
  • CARES Act Business Development Specialist

Zeynep brings a strong legal background and experience to the UTSA SBDC team, having worked many years for law firms, as well as, attending law school for a period of time. She also founded, owned, and managed her own small business. She has experience in a number of areas, such as: financial and managerial accounting, financial statements, equity, cash flow, regression, data analytics, innovation management, social entrepreneurship / non-profit, international business, supply chain management and operations, value chain, product differentiation, cost leadership, vertical integration, competitive advantage, business intelligence, management of information and technology, negotiation and conflict management, risk management, retail management, and compliance.

Zeynep graduated from University of Texas at San Antonio with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from St. Mary’s University.


  • National Society of Success and Leadership Certification
  • Google Analytics Certification
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Advanced Training Certification
  • Certificate in Legal Reasoning

Inducted Honors and Memberships:

  • National Society of Success and Leadership
  • Beta Gamma Sigma International Business Honor Society
  • Golden Key International Honour Society

Alumni Life Memberships:

  • Mary’s University Alumni Association
  • University of Texas at San Antonio Alumni Association