David BernalDavid Bernal is a Business Strategist and Entrepreneur with close to 20 years of experience in growth strategy and planning, market research, marketing, sales, innovation, new products, and ventures with multinationals and leading organizations in the US, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Formerly, a Strategy Consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton, he has been an advisor for companies such as: United Airlines, Clorox, Goodyear, Eastman, AMA, BBVA, BP Castrol UK, Cementos Argos/GEA, Alticor, SCA, AGP Glass, LyondellBassell. VNSNY and many others. He has successfully conceived, developed, launched new products and businesses and solved complex growth strategy problems at corporate and SBU levels. Mr. Bernal is Adjunct Lecturer of Management at Northwestern. He has also been an Adjunct Professor of Management at the School of Bus. Administration at Loyola University, Professor of Marketing at the Engineering School at P.U.J. and Guest Lecturer in Innovation at the School of Communications at Northwestern. Mr. Bernal holds an M.B.A. in Management Strategy, Marketing and Technology from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern, and an M.S. in Finance and Marketing from University de los Andes. He holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering with Honors from P.U.J. in Bogotá, Colombia. Mr. Bernal is also an alumnus of the Executive Leadership Development Program at CCL in Singapore, Asia, and the Corporate Restructuring, M&A Program at Harvard Business School. He is a member of ACG – Association of Corporate Growth – and AMCF – Association of Management Consulting Firms. He is a native speaker of Spanish, fluent in English, and Blogger in innovation for Avalon Red de Expertos (Spain). His firm was Finalist for the 2013 AMCF Value and Excellence in Consulting Awards in the growth strategies category.
Managing Global Teams
Globalization, information and technology access have transformed the face of the business world in the last decade. Although multinational organizations continue to increase their influence worldwide, these trends have also transformed and impacted businesses of all sizes, locations, and industries. The speed of change and the instant interactions between cultures have created immense business opportunities. Whole industries have been redefined, (i.e. impact on cost structure by foreign manufacturing, speed of product development, and ability to leverage global resources for almost any business need). These opportunities also create new challenges for today’s managers. As managers, it is critical to become a more effective leader in a multicultural and global economy. This course uses an action-oriented approach to develop a good understanding of international management and their practical implications when leading and managing teams.