While packaging cookies for PepsiCo in Argentina, Diego Miguez noticed that a particular part on the line broke often, and its Italian-made replacement took a long time to arrive. Wondering why his company didn’t just print it on a 3D printer, Miguez went home and tried. Fourteen prototypes later, Miguez nailed it. Today, PepsiCo is […]
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From risks, come rewards: How FIU Business alumnus Glenn Rufrano navigates turbulence and steers companies to success.
Glenn Rufrano’s foray into the business world began by taking a risk. As a new college grad with a computer analytics degree, Rufrano couldn’t find a job in his chosen field, so he accepted one as a property appraiser on Long Island. “I didn’t even know what a real estate appraiser was,” he said. “I […]
Taking risks, asking questions: CEO Daniel Gold takes Future Energy Solutions to Inc. 5000 success.
Daniel Gold hit on an idea that seemed so unlikely, so out-of-the-box, that he couldn’t believe it could be a profitable business. He tossed it around, asking questions of himself, hoping to find a sign that it wouldn’t work. He spent eight months asking others to reject his idea. Instead, they wanted to invest. And […]
South Florida CEO Speaker Series features alumnus Albert Santalo.
From left, William Plasencia, editor, SouthFlorida CEO magazine; Joyce J. Elam, executive dean, College of Business Administration; Albert Santalo (EMBA ’97), president and CEO, Avisena; Manny Mantalon (BAAC ’01), president, Business Alumni Chapter; Monique Catoggio (EMBA ’03), director, alumni and partner relations, College of Business Administration; and Michelle Joubert, marketing manager, alumni and partner relations […]
New Business Alumni Chapter Board plans next series of events.
New chapter board members have been selected for the 2006-2007 academic year. They include Manny Matalon (BACC ’01) as president; Gilbert Santiesteban (BACC ’02) as president-elect; José Perez (BBA ’02) as vice president, and James Rivera (BACC ’01) as director of development. The new board is looking forward to many exciting developments for the Business […]