HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management

In September, 2011 I enrolled in the full-time MBA program at HHL – Leipzig Graduate School of Management.  HHL is Germany’s oldest business school and consistently ranked as one of the best business schools in Europe. I completed the MBA program in September, 2012 and then shortly afterwards began pursuing my Doctorate degree.

As a Research Associate in the Schumpeter Junior Professorship for Entrepreneurship and Technology Transfer, the focus of my doctoral research was on Business Model Innovation. After much deliberation, I decided to leave the Doctorate program early in order to re-enter the corporate world.


Doctorate Candidate (PhD) – Nov, 2012 – Mar 2014
Masters of Business Administration (MBA)  – September, 2012



I was heavily involved in Accelerate@HHL, which is a student initiative focused on entrepreneurship. In 2012 we organized our first annual Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, in which I helped in several areas. My primary responsibility was developing and maintaining the website, but I also contributed in marketing, sponsoring and general organization.

I was also a member of the HHL Energy Club, a student initiative involved in exploring trends in the energy industry. We also organized a conference, with 2012’s theme being Smart Cities. While the website design was outsourced, I was responsible coordinating development and maintaining and updating the website.

Another exciting program I was fortunate to participate in is the Energy and Sustainability Week held at MIP Politecnico di Milano in Milan, Italy. During this week we had coursework in topics such as global sustainability, renewable vs traditional energy as well as  business models and investment evaluation tools in the energy industry.


  • DAAD Scholarship
  • Scholarship


Cost Accounting International Accounting International Trade
Financial Accounting International Finance Social Networking
Financial Management International Management Managing Public Relations
IT-based Logistics International Marketing Mgmt. Practices Cent. & East. Europe
Management of Organizations Strategic Management Negotiation
Manegerial Economics Leadership Experience Managing Global Corp.
Marketing Management Managerial Decision Making Corporate Valuation
Corp. Responsibility in Globalized World Problem Solving & Communication Quantitative Managerial Techniques
Entrepreneurship Innovation Management Business Creativity
German II Spanish I

University of Central Florida

Directly after I graduated from Booker High School in Sarasota, FL I moved to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. I graduated from UCF with a 3.21 GPA (4.0 is highest).


Bachelor of Science in Liberal Studies – December, 2002




  • Florida Academic Scholar
  • UCF Academically Talented Scholar
  • Dean’s List


Calculus w/ Analytic Geom. I World Religions Pop Culture & Issues
Calculus w/ Analytic Geom. II American Nat’l Government Technical Presentations
English Composition I English Composition II Principal Factors Human Psych
Physics of Eng. Science Physical Geography Personality Theory
General Anthropology Public Administration Sexual Behavior
Western Civilizations I Western Civilizations II Abnormal Psychology
Computer Programming I General Psychology Individual Sport and Leisure
Concepts in Comp. Science Computer Fundamentals in Business Database Concepts I
Internet Applications I Spreadsheet Concepts II Computer Networking Concepts
Internet Applications II Unix Programming Black American History
Crime in America Criminal Justice Systems African History to 1870
Crime and the Media White Collar Crime Serial Murder
Personal Fitness Foundations of Leadership I Foundations of Leadership II
Beginning Golf Intermediate Golf