Andy Grimalda joins us as a Resident Professor in our Business Department with a wealth of experience as a senior manager and entrepreneur. Andy recently sold his business that he grew to rank among the 100 largest medical billing companies in the country. In this business, he epitomized Friedman's concept of a flat world by integrating technology to maintain seamless operations in both the United States and in India.
As a Chief Financial Officer for 13 years, Andy was responsible for the management of the financial, accounting, human resources, and management information system departments. He has integrated leading edge technology to improve the claims processing operations of large insurance companies facilitating the efficiencies and knowledge base of sales and marketing teams.
Andy was an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Military Academy where he taught economics and accounting to senior level cadets for three years.
Andy is a retired Colonel from the U.S. Army. As an Airborne-Ranger, Andy commanded a battalion size unit with more than 250 personnel in combat operations during Desert Storm. His more senior military duties included management of all logistical operations for reserve units located in the Northeast U.S., and command responsibility for the professional development/classroom training of officers stationed in the Northeast U.S.
Andy holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, and a Masters in Management Sciences from the Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
- M.S. Management Sciences Sloan School of Management, M.I.T.
- B.S. U.S. Military Academy, West Point
- Ph.D. - Economics, University of Southern California
- M.A. - Economics, University of Southern California
- B.A. - Economics, with honors, California State University, Fullerton
Dr. Mangum has over 17 years experience in economic research and analysis. He has also taught courses in economics, statistics, and econometrics at five colleges and universities. He has served as an expert in many litigation matters, focusing on microeconomic economic analysis involving intellectual property, antitrust, statistical analysis, and damage quantification.
Professor of Business
- M.I.M. – Master of International Management, Thunderbird School, Arizona.
Professor Nagel’s corporate experience includes the positions of Marketing Manager-Asia for International Paper Co. and Vice President-Commercial Development for Servrite International. Originally from London, England, he has worked and traveled throughout the world (60+ countries) and negotiated with governments at the ministerial level. He previously taught business in New York before joining the CUI faculty in 2011.
Global Market Entry - Rules of Engagement (2012)
Nagel teaches a range of courses including International Marketing, International Finance, Marketing Research, and the History of Economic Thought.
Assistant Dean, School of Business and Professional Studies
George W. Wright is the Assistant Dean for the School of Business and Professional Studies at Concordia University, Irvine. As a senior member of the School of Business leadership team, the Assistant Dean is responsible for the strategic and operational leadership and direction for the undergraduate business programs and extracurricular opportunities. His primary role is to ensure the continuing growth in the quality and size of the program including recruitment and retention of exceptional staff, attracting diverse students, and involvement of business partners. In the classroom he contributes to the growth of undergraduate students as well as MBA (Master's in Business Administration) and MAIS (Master of Arts in International Studies) in understanding, applying and presenting the latest trends as well as seminal basics.
Previously, he was a senior IT executive in technology, financial and general management in a $400+ million USD global corporation and it's $24.7 billion USD parent. Major strengths and unique value generation includes creation, implementation and maintenance of successful IT and business strategies, enterprise initiatives, ERP implementations, value chains and business processes combined with project leadership/management and team development. In addition to winning national and statewide awards for accounting applications he is known for his IT, business applications, outsource negotiations and ERP implementation presentations at national and international conferences.
- M.S. Accountancy, California State University, Fullerton
- M.B.A. Business Administration, California State University, Fullerton
- B.A. Economics, California State University, Fullerton
- Certified Public Accountant (CPA)