Richard Lavina

Looking for a different kind of accounting career? This FIU Business alumnus is building the “Uber of Accounting”

Back in 2015, Richard Laviña (MAcc ‘13) was rising through the ranks at accounting giant PwC. He was offered a job at the firm’s national headquarters in New Jersey, required for all partnership candidates, which meant leaving his Miami home and family. Hitting what he called “a fork in the road,” he turned the opportunity down. And […]

Claudia Prado: business education, gratitude fosters a drive to give back at Univision.

Claudia Prado: business education, gratitude fosters a drive to “give back” at Univision.

The day Claudia Prado (MBA ’19, BBA ’16) started college was the same day she began her career at Univision – a career that’s lasted nearly a decade. As senior director of corporate responsibility, she manages Univision’s social impact campaigns, overseeing their efforts to connect with and help Latino immigrants. It’s an important role, and one of Prado’s many impressive accomplishments, […]

Florida International University

Six FIU Business alumni honored as Forty Under 40 outstanding professionals.

Six FIU Business alumni have been recognized among the 2020 South Florida Business Journal’s Forty Under 40 Award winners. The annual award recognizes outstanding professionals under the age of 40 based in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties for their leadership, success in business and contributions to their communities. Hundreds of nominations are received annually […]

FIU Business Dean Li and other women business leaders share guidance for success and survival at MBAF panel.

Survival: will I make it? A new venture: should I go for it? The answers are still unknown for many business owners and entrepreneurs impacted by the economic crisis and the continued uncertainty brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak. A group of South Florida women business leaders examined these challenges during a panel presented by […]

Office space: new strategies, from architecture to technology, emerge amidst COVID-19.

From raising questions about shared offices and open floor plan designs to increased telecommuting and new means of client and employee interaction, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to disrupt the office setting. Rethinking architecture, construction, furniture placement and design, alongside greater integration of technology, will shape the workplace of the future. How should workplaces adapt to […]

FIU Business alumnus leads business partnership to help local workers impacted by the coronavirus.

FIU Business alumnus Javier Herran (MSMIS ’02) is driving an initiative that’s coming to the aid of employees at two of Miami’s iconic names in the food businesses, Sedano’s Supermarkets and Versailles. Sedano’s Supermarkets will offer temporary jobs to up to 400 employees of Versailles, La Carreta, Casa Juancho and the company’s 11 other restaurants […]

Mauricio Angarita

Shifting careers, alumnus Mauricio Angarita mines the social media power of the thumb.

Mauricio Angarita’s digital communications firm, The Thumb Fighter, is a playful reference to the mini version of arm wrestling, as well as the thumb’s ties to our text-based online world. For the FIU College of Business alumnus, it also underscores the role connections have played in his life. Central to that story is how Angarita’s […]