Ahlers Center for International Business Speaker Series: Ryan Patel

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Ahlers Center for International Business Speaker Series: Ryan Patel

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, November 6, 2019 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Location

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Room C

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

$0

Details

“Leverage your Entrepreneurial Spirit”

Leveraging your entrepreneurial spirit has typically been associated with founders and start-up companies. However, everyone has an entrepreneurial spirit - the key is how to unlock it in all kinds of settings, from the corporate world to your personal life. Mr. Patel has leveraged his experience scaling start-ups and publicly traded companies into an entrepreneurial journey that has fostered an innovative mindset. Today’s global economy moves at a breakneck speed, requiring individuals, teams and companies to utilize already-existing innovative mindsets to keep up with competitors and peers alike.

Mr. Patel is widely regarded as a thought leader in scaling companies and brands. He is a contributor for CNN, BBC, Fox Business, CGTN, Entrepreneur, Nasdaq and other media outlets, as well as a senior fellow with the Drucker School of Management at Claremont Graduate University. Mr. Patel’s experience includes growing a young company into a global leader, while he served as vice president of global development for Pinkberry. During his tenure, the company grew from less than 95 locations to over 270 stores in 23 countries (across North America, Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America), making it one of the fastest growing retail brands at the time.

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