June 1, 2018

Speaker Portfolio

Speaker Portfolio

A portfolio of some of IBA's guest speakers.

FALL 2018 - SPRING 2019

Mac Frederick

Founder and CEO of Momentum Digital


Played soccer at Virginia Wesleyan College, then transferred to Penn State to pursue his interest in Entrepreneurship

After graduating, opened Phone Repair Philly, the #1 Electronics Repair company in Philadelphia (now has 3 locations)


Speaking Date: 9/12/18

Ed Breiner

Director of Schramm


Former President and CEO of Schramm

Over 30 years of experience in the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of drill rigs and construction equipment

Schramm equipment was instrumental in the Chilean mine rescue in 2010

Serves on the board of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia


Speaking Date: 9/19/18


Bruno Casabon

Director of Sales at Barry Callebaut USA


Built the extensive distribution network throughout the United States and Mexico

Vice President Membership Development for the Philadelphia Chapter of French American Chamber of Commerce

Studied International Business and Marketing at Temple University


Speaking Date: 9/26/18

Leonard Karp

CEO of Philadelphia International Medicine


Two-decade veteran of the healthcare industry

International trade advisor of the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as a member of the Industry Trade Advisory Committee on Services

Co-founder of Greater Philadelphia Global Partners, a regional organization to promote global trade in the Philadelphia area


Speaking Date: 10/3/18

Ron Drozd

Former Manager of Export Services & International Trade Specialist at World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia


Over 25 years of International Business experience, including 5 years based in Japan

Current Academic Director of International Business Programs at Temple

  • Teaches Global Entrepreneurship and IB Internship course


Speaking Date: 10/10/18


Christina Goodreds

Pharmaceutical and Biotech industry Recruiter at Germer International


Specializes in Quality Assurance & Analytical positions from mid to executive levels

Also involved in training members of the GI team and developing creative ways to present new content

Former English teacher at a Kensington charter school


Speaking Date: 10/17/18

Stephen Dowzicky

VP of Consulting at Competitive Business Solutions


Previously worked at Universal Instruments, Lockheed Martin, General Electric, & Unisys

Manages shop floor and supply chain operations, quality, production control, material management, and program

Expert in strategic outsourcing and establishing strategic relationships


Speaking Date: 10/19/18

Greg Galiffa

Content Manager at Saxby's


Previously worked for Aqua America, Hibu, and SAP

Bachelor's in Journalism from Penn State


Speaking Date: 10/24/18

Dilyara Kashaeva

Associate Director of Center for Student Professional Development (CSPD)


More than 15 years of experience in Human Resources

Prior roles in corporate HR, Training & Assessment, University Relations, and Talent Acquisition

Conducted recruiting for some of the world's largest Fortune 100 companies including Bank of America, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, and Cigna Healthcare


Speaking Date: 10/31/18

Zahra Safa

Talent ID Senior Associate at PwC


Previously spent 4 years at PwC as a Tax Associate and a Challenge Project Leader

Bachelor's in Accounting from Temple University

  • Worked in CSPD for 3 years


Speaking Date: 11/7/18

Jan Hedegaard (via Skype)

Responsible for marketing innovation and strategy for Arla (Danish dairy company)

From Copenhagen, Denmark

Previously worked on the executive marketing teams of Coca-Cola and Kellogg's


Speaking Date: 11/14/18

Christina Lista

Executive Director at the Chilean American Chamber of Commerce


Worked for CACCGP for over 4 years, starting as an intern

Bachelor's Degree in International Business from Temple University


Speaking Date: 11/28/18


Who would you like to see at the next GBM? If you have any suggestions or know of anyone who would be willing to speak to us, please contact our Director of Outreach.

Emily Munchak