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  • College of Business gathers experts to offer guidance to small- and mid-sized businesses. | BizNews
    to offer guidance to small and mid sized businesses More College News Executive Education October 24 2014 Small and mid sized business owners were urged to look for disruptive innovations and pursue them at a seminar at FIU for small businesses seeking guidance on new trends and factors that can help them achieve growth goals Presented by FIU s College of Business and TD Bank the Next Level Growth symposium covered topics ranging from financing and human resources to marketing and branding as well as how online media can drive a business growth Economist Antonio Villamil president of the Washington Economics Group urged business owners attending the October 22 event to think strategically Track trends and take advantage of them Villamil insisted Go for disruptive innovations look at what s going on in the industry and be the first to disrupt it in a positive way The bottom line challenge the status quo with products and services that are more convenient accessible and affordable thereby making them available to a much larger population Multiple variables will impact businesses Factors including technology demographics the global value change talent retention and speed to market all influence business growth and scalability examining how they relate to a specific business is key to success Demographics will drive opportunities for businesses over the next 10 years particularly the geriatric and millennial sectors Villamil added Fitting your product to both is critical Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 1 Email this article Print this article Authors Cynthia Corzo Tags EPE Antonio Villamil TD Bank Next Level Growth Executive Education Latest News Cementos Argos employees visit FIU s College of Business for marketing and networking College of Business dives into the fast changing luxury retail landscape College of Business program helps established Haitian entrepreneurs take

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  • Faculty Notes: November 2015 | BizNews
    February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Faculty Notes November 2015 Faculty December 11 2015 Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics An article co authored by Debra VanderMeer associate professor and Knight Ridder Center Research Fellow has been selected by IGI Global for a Seventh Annual Excellence in Research Journal Award for articles from the 2014 volume year VanderMeer s article Enabling Resource Access Visibility for Automated Enterprise Services originally was featured in Journal of Database Management Volume 25 Issue 2 Department of Management and International Business Jerry Harr professor wrote an op ed piece for the Miami Herald entitled Radical Islam s Latin American connection which appeared in the November 23 2015 edition of The Miami Herald Seema Pissaris professor was a panelist at the Eisenhower Fellowship Women s Leadership Forum held November 17 19 2015 in Miami Florida Several of Pissaris students attended Juan I Sanchez professor and Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Chair in Management has been reappointed to a new three year term his second as a Public Member of the Board of Examiners of The Foreign Civil Service In a letter from U S Undersecretary of State Patrick Kennedy Sanchez s background and experience are noted as valuable His second term begins December 1 2015 Also Sanchez has been asked to deliver a two day workshop on recent trends in human resource management for Deloitte s High Potential program to be held February 26 and 27 in Torrelodones Madrid Spain This program targets senior Deloitte consultants identified as having high management potential Department of Marketing Anthony D Miyazaki chair and professor moderated a panel discussion on Social Media Marketing for Digital Day Miami held in downtown Miami Florida on November 4 2015 Participants included Casey Munck from Amadeus Christian Pretelt from Facebook Stephanie Scotto de Restrepo from MasterCard and Juan Damia of Intellignos Also Miyazaki was co chair and moderator for the Big Data and Marketing Innovation Summit held in Miami Beach Florida on November 6 2015 Speakers for the day were marketing and analytics leaders from Facebook Burger King FIU Autonation Razorfish Wyndham Chipotle and Enjoy Life Foods A commentary by Carlos M Parra professor was featured in an article entitled Will Latin American Currencies Fall Further in 2016 which appeared in Latin American Advisor on November 16 2015 Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 6 Email this article Print this article Authors Ellen Forman Tags Anthony D Miyazaki Debra VanderMeer Faculty Notes Juan I Sanchez Seema Pissaris Carlos M Parra Jerry Harr Latest News Faculty Notes October 2015 FIU Business new masters program prepares professionals for the future of marketing College of Business students learned firsthand about the tough road to entrepreneurship Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to prove you are not a bot 3 0 RECENT POPULAR

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  • Faculty Notes: October 2015 | BizNews
    leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May 2 days ago Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 11 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Faculty Notes October 2015 Faculty November 17 2015 Department of Management and International Business Jerry Haar professor wrote an article for Latin Trade entitled Latin America s Agricultural Challenges which appeared October 11 2015 He was also a keynote speaker at the annual convention of the American Association of Port Authorities addressing business competitiveness in Latin America and the Caribbean with attention to transportation and logistics Nathan Hiller associate professor will lead a leadership development workshop for mid level managers at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta on December 9 10 2015 Modesto A Mitch Maidique Modesto A Mitch Maidique professor was honored as the 2015 National Hispanic Scientist of the Year at the Museum of Science and Industry s annual gala in Tampa on October 24 2015 Sam Paustian Underdahl presented at the Southern Management Association conference in October 2015 Paustian Underdahl S C Fainshmidt S Sanchez J Misati E Zhao Y Rasch R Do Employees See Acquisitions As Threats Or As Opportunities A Comparative Study of the Merger Syndrome in 29 Countries Presented at the 2015 Southern Management Association Conference St Pete Beach FL Hollo School of Real Estate Eli Beracha assistant professor was elected to serve as Associate Director of Publication for the American Real Estate Society ARES His five year term will begin in January 2016 Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems Peter Polak instructor co authored a paper that will be published in the December 2015 issue of Management Information Systems Quarterly What Do Systems Users Have to Fear Using Fear Appeals to Engender Threats and Fear that Motivate Protective Security Behaviors School of Accounting David W Barman instructor served as a judge in October 2015 for the Thirteenth Annual Appellate Advocacy Competition at FIU College of Law Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Email this article Print this article Authors Ellen Forman Tags Faculty Notes Jerry Haar Modesto A Maidique Nathan Hiller David W Barman Eli Beracha Sam Paustian Underdahl Peter Polak Latest News Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business The Devaluation Dilemma Hollo School celebrates holidays and a top faculty achievement Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to prove you are not a bot 7 8 RECENT POPULAR Recent Popular Recent 2 days ago Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May February 11 2016 Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 10 2016 Innovation takes a

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  • Faculty Notes: September 2015 | BizNews
    2015 Department of Marketing Ronald Mesia instructor and director of the Ryder Center for Supply Chain Management and Anthony D Miyazaki chair and professor were quoted in an article entitled Rise of Logistics Technology Florida International University by Eric Williams and Robert Christensen which appeared in the Summer 2015 edition of Cargo Focus the official publication of Cargo Network Services CNS Department of Decision Sciences and Information Systems Monica E Tremblay chair and associate professor was selected to be a guest editor for an upcoming issue of JAMIA Journal of the American Informatics Association the premier journal for medical informatics The issue is Special Focus Issue on Health Informatics Education The publication date has not been determined Also she was a panelist discussing The Importance of Cyber Security at the 17 th annual Shared Ownership Investment Conference September 20 October 2 2015 in Miami Beach Florida Department of Finance Shahid S Hamid chair and director of the Laboratory for Insurance Financial and Economic Research at FIU s International Hurricane Research Center presented his research to a visiting delegation from Lloyds of London the world s largest reinsurance company Department of Management and International Business Jerry Harr professor wrote an op ed piece for the Miami Herald entitled Tell the truth about free trade which appeared September 2 2015 Samantha C Paustian Underdahl assistant professor was quoted in a Miami Herald column by Cindy Krischer Goodman entitled Work Life Balancing Act Managing a personal life under the radar which appeared September 22 2015 Juan I Sanchez professor and Knight Ridder Byron Harless Eminent Chair in Management served as an invited speaker at the 2015 HR Florida Conference Expo held in Orlando Florida August 30 September 2 2015 He presented his session Put your 20 th Century Talent Management Model to Rest Introducing Person Centric Work Analysis on September 1 He received a 6 000 Euro travel grant from the European Union s Erasmus Foundation to participate as an invited speaker at the Erasmus Mundus sponsored Master s in Work Organizational and Personnel Psychology master s program to be held in October 2015 at the University of Valencia Sanchez also has been invited by two universities in Spain to deliver talks in December 2015 at The Count of Campomanes Institute at Universidad Carlos III of Madrid to deliver a talk entitled Publishing in English Speaking Refereed Journals Lessons Learned and by the School of Labor Relations at the Universidad of Santiago de Compostela to deliver Work Analysis and Strategic Competency Modeling Hock Peng Sin assistant professor co authored Investigating the uniqueness and usefulness of proactive personality in organizational research A meta analytic review which appeared in the August 2015 issue of Human Performance Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 22 Google 0 Linkedin 33 Email this article Print this article Authors FIU Business Tags Anthony D Miyazaki Faculty Notes Juan I Sanchez Shahid S Hamid Hock Peng Sin Samantha C Paustian Underdahl Ronald Mesia Monica E Tremblay Jerry Harr Latest News Faculty Notes November

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  • Alumni Notes: Fall 2015 | BizNews
    for a new recharging summit in May 2 days ago Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 11 2016 Innovation takes a starring role in the Miami Herald Business Plan Challenge February 10 2016 Excellence in human resources education wins top rankings for FIU College of Business February 9 2016 Welcome to the BizLife opens doors for FIU s business students February 5 2016 Alumni Notes Fall 2015 Alumni November 24 2015 Alfredo Ferrer BBA 81 has been hired as security director for Swire Properties and will supervise Brickell City Centre operations Ferrer was formerly a director of PortMiami Seaport Law Enforcement Lynn M Norman Teck The Health Law Practice Group at Broad and Cassel has added Joseph C Picone BBA 82 as their newest associate Eileen Martin BBA 91 previously manager of data management at Kaufman Rossin has been promoted to director of data management at the firm Lynn M Norman Teck BBA 94 has been hired by Florida Charter School Alliance as executive director Travis Herring BBA 96 is now an executive director at Cushman Wakefield s Fort Lauderdale office The tax and accounting department of MBAF has promoted Marc Freeman BAcc 97 to principal He was previously a director of the firm Daniel Chavez Daniel Chavez MST 01 has been promoted by Coconut Grove Bank to senior vice president and chief financial officer Sergio Tigera BBA 01 EMBA 15 has joined Florida International University s College of Business as executive director of development Tigera previously worked for Caterpillar Inc for 14 years most recently as the Latin America division s sales support manager of mining Deborah Morrison Coconut Grove Bank named Deborah Morrison MST 02 director of estate and trust services Morrison was previously associate principal of estate and trust services NAI Miami has hired Victor Pastor MBA 12 as director Pastor specializes in retail and international business investment sales Promotion New job Share your achievements with the College of Business and we will share them with your fellow alums in Alumni Notes Please take a moment to update your profile page or submit your news to epforman fiu edu Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 0 Google 0 Linkedin 0 Email this article Print this article Authors FIU Business Tags Alumni Notes Victor Pastor Sergio Tigera Eileen Martin Joseph C Picone Alfredo Ferrer Lynn M Norman Teck Travis Herring Marc Freeman Daniel Chavez Deborah Morrison Latest News Raise your glass to the Class of 2015 Grads enjoy Dean Aldrich toasting their success FIU alumnus Sergio Tigera to lead College of Business development efforts Alumni Notes May June 2015 Cancel reply Your Name Your Email Website Please solve the following to prove you are not a bot 1 6 RECENT POPULAR Recent Popular Recent 2 days ago Power Up Women business leaders to meet for a new recharging summit in May February 11 2016 Life s cravings and FIU real estate lessons fuel success for Joseph s Cookies February 10 2016

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  • Hall of Fame inductees share the limelight with FIU’s College of Business. | BizNews
    with FIU s College of Business Alumni In Case You Missed It November 3 2015 FIU Business Hall of Fame Class of 2015 is now official Five outstanding alumni and business icon Manny Medina were honored on October 29 2015 at the Adrienne Arsht Center s Ziff Ballet Opera House Cheers and applause resonated throughout the ceremony as the inductees a banking executive an accounting authority a prominent Spanish language television journalist the marketing chief at a national restaurant company and a commercial real estate leader were profiled Over 400 business community and academic leaders attended the celebration the college s 16 th annual Hall of Fame This is a talented diverse group of business leaders who have made their mark in hospitality the media financial services technology and real estate Jose Aldrich acting dean of FIU s College of Business said in his opening remarks They are known for their visionary leadership integrity and community service Lifetime Achievement Award Manuel Manny Medina founder of eMerge Americas Click here for profile video Growth Award Mario de Armas BAAC 85 Florida Market Managing Partner CFO Mexican Region PwC Click here for profile video Global Award Francis Hondal BBA 87 MBA 94 executive vice president Global Consumer Credit and Loyalty Solutions MasterCard Worldwide Click here for profile video Entrepreneurship Award Jose I Juncadella BBA 81 principal Fairchild Partners Click here for profile video Innovation Award Michael Kappitt BAAC 92 chief marketing officer Bloomin Brands Outback Steakhouse Carrabba s Italian Grill Bonefish Grill and Fleming s Prime Steakhouse Click here for profile video Young Alumnus Award Pamela Silva Conde BS 03 MBA 12 co anchor of Univision Network s weekday newsmagazine Primer Impacto Click here for profile video Each and every one of them went beyond what was expected of them They personify what it means to be Worlds Ahead said FIU president Mark Rosenberg When a business opportunity presented itself they took the right risk This is the spirit we seek to instill in our students each and every day As the 2015 Lifetime Achievement inductee Medina was honored for his groundbreaking work in technology and entrepreneurship as well as for his philanthropic and community leadership He has spent more than 30 years as a successful businessman with expertise in technology finance and international business and partners with FIU through the Medina Aquarius Project This is one of the biggest honors I have received said Medina I am a big believer in FIU which has grown to be one of our most important institutions Sharing Twitter 0 Facebook 97 Google 0 Linkedin 3 Email this article Print this article Authors Cynthia Corzo Tags Francis Hondal José Aldrich Jose I Juncadella Manny Medina Mario de Armas Mark Rosenberg HOF Hall of Fame Pamela Silva Conde Michael Kappitt 2015 Hall of Fame Latest News Over 1 000 students awarded business degrees at December 14 commencement ceremonies Raise your glass to the Class of 2015 Grads enjoy Dean Aldrich toasting their success College of Business

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  • College of Business students learned firsthand about the tough road to entrepreneurship. | BizNews
    into 12 years managing the company followed by the launch of his own business It was an industry I knew nothing about I just knew I wanted to own my own company said Diaz remembering more than one holiday spent sitting in a showroom waiting for customers When that company was sold Diaz resigned and Compass was born Identifying opportunities and taking action For Misha Kuryla Gomez MIB 04 founder of Misha s Cupcakes the will to become a business owner was driven by the financial need to get a job and the desire to be a stay at home mom Today she owns five bakeries in South Florida My opportunity was about grabbing an idea ignoring the naysayers and telling myself that there s no room for failure said Kuryla Gomez You need to have something inside of you that says I can do anything Moderated by FIU professor and entrepreneur Seema Pissaris of the Department of Management and International Business the Alumni Panel examined the challenges of attracting talent the importance of having a mentor and if being an entrepreneur has provided the independence that many seek College of Business student George Rodriguez a communications sciences major attended the event in search of insight and guidance He plans to launch an e commerce business but hasn t defined what its focus will be One of the most notable pieces of advice was the importance of hiring up to get people that are smarter than you It was good to hear it stated so blatantly by the panelists said Rodriguez who began his current job at kitchen appliance retailer La Cuisine as an intern in 2014 and is now a full time employee Their emphasis on the importance of the organizational skills needed to start a business was also important From left to right Jose M Aldrich Jose Manuel Diaz Seema Pissaris Lorenzo Perez Jr Andres Campo Misha Kuryla Gomez Guidance and relationships are key to success Andres Campo BBA 00 owner of Axxis Solutions a management and technology consulting firm stressed the importance of relying on people that are smarter than you During the development of Axxis he turned to experts in law finance marketing and sales to help validate the vision and direction of the company Don t be afraid to ask for help surround yourself with individuals who can provide you with objective advice and who want to see you succeed said Campo That person can help you look at something you may have overlooked and they re going to push you when you re tired How do you find those mentors You ask them The number one skill as an entrepreneur is relationship building said Diaz Your capacity of building a network of people you can rely one leverage and lean on has to start very early on One of the key topics of the presentation was freedom the independence many feel they ll get by being their own boss But how achievable is it

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  • Monique Hamaty-Simmonds (BBA ’96) named as one of the first 100 AACSB Influential Leaders. | BizNews
    distribution sales and marketing for the family s generations old secret recipe rum cake Under her leadership the company opened new markets and developed its international business Today Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes is the No 1 export of the Cayman Islands and has been named Best Cruise Souvenir for the fifteen consecutive years by Porthole Cruise magazine It is my honor to recognize Monique Hamaty Simmonds for her contributions as an Influential Leader and to thank Florida International University for its dedication to providing a business education environment based on engagement innovation and impact said Thomas R Robinson president and chief executive officer of AACSB International AACSB is honored to celebrate Monique and the collective 100 Influential Leaders as a representation of how business school alumni have positively influenced society as well as the management education industry s past present and promising future Founded in 1916 AACSB is an association of more than 1 450 educational institutions businesses and other organizations in 89 countries and territories The inaugural class of 100 Influential Leaders is marking the 100 anniversary of the association I am deeply appreciative of the recognition of the AACSB and honored to be among such a prestigious group said Hamaty Simmonds We congratulate Monique on this distinction said Jose M Aldrich acting dean of FIU s College of Business As we continue to educate and empower entrepreneurs through our business programs Monique serves as an outstanding example of the heights to which a graduate can soar The FIU influence on this entrepreneur is substantial When Hamaty Simmonds came to the College of Business at FIU as a young woman she had already participated in her family s small retail business of selling rum cakes based on her mother s secret recipe She was operating the company s mail order operation using a Fax machine in her grandparent s garage My education at FIU in the entrepreneurship program drove me to discover the possibilities for this company she said I started to realize what Tortuga Rum Cakes could become Hamaty Simmonds pointed out that even having an entrepreneurship program at a university was unusual in the early 1990s Nobody in education was thinking much about the small business person and how to turn an idea into a success but the leaders at FIU had the vision she said I learned everything from business plans to marketing skills at FIU My instructor Martin Luytjes was phenomenally important to my success So many of the business skills I use today were acquired during my FIU education With her new degree Hamaty Simmonds was ready to take her family business to worldwide success In 1997 the year after she was graduated she opened Tortuga Imports Tortuga Rum Cake Company in Miami Florida to handle worldwide distribution mail order and online sales Under Hamaty Simmonds leadership including her many years as president and CEO Tortuga products began to be sold in gift and specialty food departments and gourmet stores throughout the Caribbean and

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