Anil R. Chang
SBDC Fort Lauderdale
Anil Chang is an International
Trade Specialist at the SBDC, Fort Lauderdale where he conducts extensive
international trade research and develops Export Marketing Plans for
established U.S. manufacturing companies.
He also provides entrepreneurs
with one and one consulting and training to assist them in growing their
export business. In addition, Anil has presented at the SBDC Fort
Lauderdale’s, International Trade Certificate Program.
Anil has extensive experience in
managing the procurement and delivery of domestic and international orders
and has handled time sensitive documents and products. He has authorized
final engineering schematics/ drawings for industry specific equipment,
coordinated with quality inspections and certification requirements. Anil
also met and evaluated international suppliers from China, India, Australia,
United Kingdom and Italy.
Anil holds a Bachelor’s degree and
is presently completing his MBA at Florida International University, Miami.
Parbatee Chang, MBA, CGBP
Parbatee Chang is a Consultant
whoprovides consulting and training on Strategic Audits and
Organizational Improvement. She has expertise in Business Start up; Business
Planning; Financing; Strategic Planning; Marketing and Sales; International
Trade; as well as Quality Management Systemsand Accreditation.
She is a Certified Global Business
Professional (CGBP) as well as a Certified Trainer with the NASBITE (National Association of Small Business
International Trade Educators). She is also a Certified FastTrac
Trainer and was an ISO 900O Lead Auditor.
Parbatee is a consultant with the SBDC in
Florida, USA and previously served as the Executive Director of the Trinidad
& Tobago Bureau of Standards; was the Vice Chair of the Caricom Common
Market Standards Council; a Board Member of the ISO General Council in
Geneva, and worked closely with industry, private and public sector.
She acquired training in Ireland, England,
Canada, Argentina, Malaysia, India, Singapore, Italy, Tunisia, USA and the
Caribbean. She has also been a consultant for the Inter-American Development
Bank and has done work with over thirteen countries re: World Trade
Organization/Technical Barriers to Trade Agreement.
Parbatee is the author of "Strategic Audits
– A Necessity for Transforming Businesses”which was given a Five Star
(out of Five rating) by Foreword Reviews. www.strategicaudits.com
She has delivered presentations at the
ASBDC, FSBDCN and NASBITE Conferences in the USA.
Nestor R. Lopez, MBA, CGBP
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Mr. Lopez is an expert in
International Business due to his more than 15 years of professional
experience working worldwide in International Trade, and more than 3 years of
experience as President/CEO of the American Institute of Global Management
and Adjunct Professor of International Business, International Marketing,
Leadership and Sales Management at Innova College. He always applies his
professional expertise to the classroom, giving students a better scenario
for their future, and developing instructional materials and seminars for his
Furthermore, Nestor has experience
setting up and representing companies in different international trade shows
worldwide, like Drupa (Dusseldorf, Germany), Print (Chicago, USA), Graphic of
the Americas (Miami, USA), Grafinca (Lima, Peru), Figrampa (Quito, Ecuador)
and Expográfica (Guadalajara, México); using these events as networking to
open new markets, finding new customers and evaluating suppliers.
Nestor holds a BA in Business
Administration with emphasis in International Business from Pontificia
Universidad Javeriana Colombia, an MBA in International Business from Strayer
University, and is fluent in Spanish and English. Currently, he lives in
Miami, FL and participates in events in Latin America.
Florida SBDC at
University of South Florida
As the regional director of the
Small Business Development Center at the University of South Florida (SBDC at
USF), Eileen Rodríguez leads the Center’s 10-county area in its legislative
and community outreach. She is also responsible for securing funding,
building strategic partnerships, and leading initiatives that foster
entrepreneurship in the Bay area.
Eileen joined the SBDC at USF in
1997 as a Certified Business Professional, providing business consulting and
educational seminars for pre-venture and established businesses. She
specializes in international business and trade, women and minority owned
business, and is a NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional.
In developing the SBDC at USF’s
international program, she formed its International Trade Certificate
Program, which is one of only 11 NASBITE International accredited trade
assistance programs in the world. She has recently received the Certified
Trainer designation from NASBITE. Eileen also designed the SBDC’s Growth
Acceleration Program (GAP), which caters to mature business entities’ diverse
needs in developing sustainable growth strategies.
Eileen’s extensive experience as a
businesswomen and business owner allows her to provide specialized knowledge
and skills necessary for developing small business’ growth. Prior to joining
the SBDC, she owned an environmental consulting firm and is a licensed
professional geologist in Florida and Puerto Rico.
María Clara Yepes is an
International Trade Specialist at the SBDC at the University of South
Florida. She guides small businesses through the complexities of entering an
unfamiliar market by formulating export plans. She assists entrepreneurs with
their international expansion through one-on-one consulting and teaching
courses. Yepes also heads the SBDC’s International Trade Certificate Program,
a NASBITE International accredited program.
Yepes is a Certified Global
Business Professional (CGBP) and a NASBITE CGBP Certified Trainer. She is
also a member of the Tampa Bay Organization of Women in International Trade
where she currently serves as treasurer.
Yepes obtained her bachelor’s in
business administration and a MBA from the University of South Florida.