Did you know 70 percent of the world’s purchasing power is located outside the United States? According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, due to the increase in access through improvements in trade finance and the Internet, American companies have an opportunity to drive global market share, increase profitability and gain a competitive advantage. At a time when international business practices are continuing to grow and evolve, Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (LFGSM) wants students to experience this evolution first-hand.
Al Spector is the kind of socialpreneur who inspires other business leaders. After 22 years of his corporate career, he decided to pursue his passion for sailing by opening the Marin Sailing School in San Francisco Bay. His school is based in Sausalito, California.
Al Spector commenced his career as an in-house attorney with Grainger (GWW), a leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products with distribution is Asia, Europe and Latin America. He later joined Thompson Multi-Media in the role of a Director of International Logistics, and then served in a business development role with Savi Technology.
Presently Al is a Consultant for RGP (Resources Global Professionals) in the San Francisco Bay area. His expertise in supply chain and legal and regulatory matters allows him to consult a variety of clients on a broad range of products. He has served on an acquisition team for a global pharmaceutical firm, done strategic consulting for a global telecom client, a US healthcare network, and several technology companies.
You can learn from academic leadership that has lengthy experience in business processes, but are not engaged in competitive business practice. The second choice? You can learn from faculty that are presently engaged in business leadership roles.
What is of greater value to an MBA student looking for the competence, confidence and ability to contribute in order to advance their career and opportunities in today’s job market?