From risks, come rewards: How FIU Business alumnus Glenn Rufrano navigates turbulence and steers companies to success.

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.

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 […]

FIU Chapman Cup Finals

October 2016 In Photos

October has come and gone, and what a lively month it was at the College of Business! Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite images from the month captured by photographer Kayla Hauge. FIU Panther Sales Tournament Learn more: https://biznews.fiu.edu/2016/10/fiu-students-compete-to-seal-the-deal-in-the-panther-sales-tournament/ FIU Chapman Cup Finals Learn more: https://business.fiu.edu/chapman-cup/ FIU SunTrust FIU Financial Wellness […]

“Numbers are stories” Carlos Migoya highlights the importance of people at Wertheim Lecture.

“Numbers are stories” Carlos Migoya highlights the importance of people at Wertheim Lecture.

Carlos A. Migoya, CEO of Jackson Health System, has always been a numbers guy, but doesn’t lose sight of the people behind those numbers, their stories of challenges, failures and success. It’s those stories that have led him to his success as a person of transformation. “Business is a people business,” Migoya said during the […]

Carlos Migoya: education laid the foundation for my career and legacy.

Carlos Migoya: education laid the foundation for my career and legacy.

Over the course of a 40-year career, Carlos Migoya has faced numerous challenges. Many have opened new doors and opportunities. In 2011, when he became CEO of Jackson Health System, it had lost $419 million over the course of three years. He began a financial turnaround of Jackson, Miami-Dade County’s $2-billion-a-year public health system anchored […]

Manuel J. Perez de la Mesa

Pool-side perspective: CEO credits teamwork, people skills and lifelong learning for success.

What does it take to run the world’s largest wholesale distributor of swimming pool and related products? Manuel J. Perez de la Mesa, Pool Corp. president and CEO, acknowledges the importance of finance, selling and operations skills. Still, said the FIU College of Business alumnus, communications and building a strong team are the true keys […]

Alumnus Ruben King-Shaw offers insight on Miami, an FIU degree, and life in public and private sectors.

As a new graduate of Cornell University in 1983, Ruben King-Shaw Jr. (MHSA ‘85, MIB ’87) had many options. The one he chose was Miami, because, as he saw it, “the lanes were open.” This dynamic speaker — founder, managing partner and CIO of Mansa Capital, a healthcare private equity investment firm– was part of […]