The New York City Outer Boroughs Team

Timothy M. Houston, Area Director Consultant. Assigned to BNI BIG, BNI Brownstone Business Connections, BNI Cross Island Referral Network, BNI Dream Team, BNI Elite Synergy, BNI High Achievers, BNI Morning Money Makers

Tim Houston has been involved with BNI since 1996.  He was a founding member of two BNI chapters: one in Scarsdale, New York and the other in Staten Island.  In 1999, he became the Area Director Consultant for the NYC Outer Boroughs Region and brought BNI to Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Tim is an expert in the areas of sales training, business networking, word-of-mouth and referral marketing. Crowned "The Czar of Networking" by CBS Radio, Tim has positively impacted thousands of business people through his high-energy workshops, motivational presentations, and mentoring sessions on strategic business networking, public speaking, and word-of-mouth marketing strategies, across the United States. He has made more than 4,000 presentations to companies, organizations and universities in the past 20+ years. 

Tim is a contributing author to The New York Times Best Seller, Masters of Sales and he has written numerous articles on networking that have been published around the world in several languages. He is a three-time #1 international  bestselling the author of  The World's Worst Networker, Leads To Referrals and The Referral Rules!

He believes in making each day productive, profitable and prosperous by practicing the Giver’s Gain philosophy so that he can help others get what they want out of life.  His official website is

Issa Davis-Burton,  Director Consultant

Assigned Director Consultant for BNI Advantages, BNI Maximum Returns and BNI Confidence

Phone: 800-593-8304

Issa joined BNI Brownstone Business Connections chapter in December, 2009 as the owner of Duchess Celeen Gift Baskets.  Prior to opening her own business, Issa worked for Barnes & Noble overseeing stores in the Northwest, West Coast & Southern Divisions including Alaska & Hawaii where she was in charge of staff training, sales analyst and new store set-ups  Issa joined the NYC Outer Boroughs team in May 2012 and has launched the first 10 AM chapter in all of New York City: BNI Maximum Returns.

Tim Seitz,  Director Consultant.

Assigned Director Consultant for BNI Revenue Raisers

Phone: 917-843-2497 

Tim joined BNI's Morning Money Makers chapter in June of 2008.  He became an Director Consultant in March of 2009 and is launched BNI Done Deals, BNI's first chapter in the world to meet at 3 PM, lauched on May 10, 2012.

He is steadfastly working on creating new chapters and getting more and more business owners connected to BNI.  Tim is a certified hypnotist with a focus on helping people lose weight, stop smoking and conquering phobias.  He has performed stage hypnosis in Las Vegas and before 1,000 college students at a prestigious Ivy League University in New York City.    Tim's background includes working for Public Relations powerhouse Porter Novelli (he taught "Building Better Media Lists" at PN offices across the country), as well as creating social events at top clubs all over New York and Boston, including the world famous CBGB's. Over 365,000 people have attended Tim's events!

Mark Dana,  Director Consultant.

Phone: 646-331-8653

Mark Dana joined BNI in 2004 and became a Director Consultant in August 2013. He is currently developing new chapters in Brooklyn and Queens.  Outside of BNI, Mark is a field representative with the National Federation of Independant Business, the largest and most influential orginazation in the country that fights exclusively for the rights of independent business owners at both the State and Federal levels.

Outside of BNI, he is a very active and committed member of Rotary International, the world's largest service organization. Mark is also a magician.