Rich Thomas, MBA
Graduate from Foothill HS '82, Santa Ana College '84, and U.C. Berkeley '86 earning a B.A. in Political Economics emphasis on International Business, and for my MBA, National University '91. If you went to Villa Park High School, I scored 51 points against your school in basketball in 1982- before the 3 point line! (that's 61 points nowadays)
After nearly 20 years of marketing and running businesses, I finally began my teaching career in 2004. Along with teaching International Business at Concordia University, I teach all Economics courses at O.C.C. in Costa Mesa. Previously, I taught Entrepreneurship at CUI as well.
I love to travel and see new places- well, some not so new: Israel, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Egypt, Italy, Germany, Belgium, France, England, Madagascar, Mexico, Canada, and 48 of the 50 states.
I spent 13 years expanding a small business nationwide, and wore all hats, but marketing was my area of focus. You won't see me on the basketball court any more, but look over in the swimming pool at the giant doing laps. My retirement date is set for my expiration date. Unknown at this time!
||Int'l Business University of California, Berkeley, CA
Professional Involvement and Accomplishments
Expanded small business nationwide
Special Interests and Activities
Classes Taught at Concordia
BAL 415 – Succeeding in the Multinational Business Environment