Babson College Names Gustavo Trindade MBA’17 Director of Miami Campus

MBA alumnus to join Babson leadership in expanding Miami area efforts

Article ID: 688025

Released: 17-Jan-2018 9:05 AM EST

Source Newsroom: Babson College

Babson College has appointed Gustavo Trindade MBA’17 Director of Babson Miami—the institution’s newest global hub.

Trindade will join Katherine Craven, Babson’s Chief Administrative and Finance Officer, and Kevin Sullivan, Vice President of Corporate Engagement and Off Campus Operations at Babson, in strategically planning for the College’s presence in both the Miami area and Latin America. He will also help manage the hub’s daily operations, including all activities, events, and programming, and will serve as Babson’s ambassador of the Miami location, working in collaboration with the College’s many stakeholders.

“Babson College’s expanded presence in Miami is an important step in our efforts to engage entrepreneurial communities all over the world,” said Sullivan. “We are excited to have Gustavo, one of our esteemed alumni, join the Babson Miami team, and look forward to the many successful local Babson endeavors to come.”

Gustavo Trindade has more than ten years of entrepreneurial work experience within several large, global corporations, including in the areas of marketing, business development, finance, and investor relations. In 2012, Trindade was named a ‘Top Three LATAM Professional in Investor Relations’ by Institutional Investor magazine.

“We are delighted to welcome Gustavo back to Babson and look forward to the leadership and entrepreneurial mindset he will bring to Babson Miami,” said Babson College President Kerry Healey. “Miami is a thriving entrepreneurial ecosystem and a gateway to our vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni in the Southern U.S. and Latin America. Our expanded presence in Miami is an important step toward our goal of making entrepreneurship education accessible to everyone, everywhere, and Gustavo’s leadership and experience will be invaluable as we prepare to welcome our inaugural class of Miami graduate students this fall.”

Trindade graduated with an MBA from Babson’s F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business in 2017. He also holds a Master of Science in Economics from Ibmec Business School (Brazil). While at Babson, Trindade served as a graduate assistant to Professor Robert Turner in the Accounting Division. He is proudly multi-lingual in English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French, and resides in Miami.

“I take great pride and responsibility in having been entrusted with running Babson’s hub in Miami, and am thrilled to bring the No. 1 school for entrepreneurship to the No. 1 city for startup activity. Our innovative programs will not only tap into the growth needs of local entrepreneurs and corporations, but also help further develop the Florida ecosystem,” said Trindade. “As an alumnus, it is fulfilling to be a part of such a big institutional endeavor, and to be able to engage with our 5,000 fellow alumni spread throughout the Southern U.S. and Latin America.”

Babson in Miami

Babson College has expanded to Miami with three graduate programs—including the Blended Learning MBA, ranked No. 1 for alumni earnings and top 10 worldwide by Financial Times (FT) and The Princeton Review.

The application period is open and classes are set to begin in Fall 2018. Learn more and apply »

Accepted Babson Miami graduate students referred by alumni can receive up to $20,000 in scholarships. Learn more »

Babson’s Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab® has had local roots since 2016, with the support of The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, FedEx, and Akerman LLP. The program’s first cohort of women entrepreneurs raised nearly $2 million in funding and the second cohort is on its way to celebrating its finale this Spring.

Babson College is also the academic architect of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program, hosted at Miami-Dade College since 2014, empowering participating local small business owners to help their businesses grow.

Miami also is a hub for a vibrant network of 5,000 Babson alumni who live and work in the region, Southern U.S. and Latin America. The region boasts the fourth-largest concentration of Babson graduates, many of whom are involved in family enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures in the Miami area. Some of Babson’s most notable Miami-area alumni include: Alberto Perlman ’98, co-founder and CEO of Zumba Fitness, LLC; Murilo Amaral MBA’16 and Alfredo Keri MBA’16, founders of Cargo42;  Carla Curiel ‘05, founder and CEO of Mundo Lanugo; the Zamora family, who run the financial institution LAFISE; and Diego Lowenstein ’90 P’21, CEO and the third generation to work at Lionstone Development, founded and headquartered in Miami.

About Babson College

Babson College is the educator, convener, and thought leader for Entrepreneurship of All Kinds®. The top-ranked college for entrepreneurship education, Babson is a dynamic living and learning laboratory where students, faculty, and staff work together to address the real-world problems of business and society. We prepare the entrepreneurial leaders our world needs most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to make a difference in the world, and have an impact on organizations of all sizes and types. As we have for nearly a half-century, Babson continues to advance Entrepreneurial Thought & Action® as the most positive force on the planet for generating sustainable economic and social value.


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