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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.

She has delivered presentations at the ASBDC, FSBDCN and NASBITE Conferences in the USA.

Nestor R. Lopez, MBA, CGBP

American Institute of Global Management

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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 lectures.

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.

Eileen Rodriguez

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.

Maria Clara Yepes

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.

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