Going Global … The Five Myths That Can Kill Your Dream … And What To Do About Them
If you’ve ever given thought to going global, you’ll want to be sure to attend NAWBO’s November meeting as we present our international event report focusing on how to develop international markets and how to partner with your competitors to succeed globally. Our featured speaker will be Ioana Engstrom, Vice President of Business Development at RIEtech Global, LLC (formerly Sagebrush Technology), a company leading a network of businesses that deliver technology solutions to solve rapidly changing customer challenges.
In this fast-moving story-based talk, you’ll travel with Ioana as she creates business deals from Mexico to Japan … and beyond. It will be a fun, meaningful blend of “Around the World in 80 Days” with an M.B.A. as she discusses the importance of building long term, trusting relationships no matter the industry and why it is the key to success in the global marketplace. Ioana will debunk some of the urban myths of global business by sharing her own experiences in the international marketplace and why attitude, flexibility, and building relationships are so important – now!
About Ioana Engstrom
Since immigrating to the United States from Romania at the age of 21, Ioana Engstrom has built her career on entrepreneurship, service, and trusted relationships worldwide. Across business, across industry, and across the world, Ioana has enjoyed building sales and maintaining relationships wherever in the world they may be.
Ioana’s accomplishments range from producing $4M in hi-tech video system sales to the La Scala Opera in Milan, Italy, Denver’s Ellie Caulkins Opera House, and Norway’s Oslo Opera House to taking one company from start-up to successful global sales. As Vice President of Global Beverage Market at MIOX, Ioana grew sales 25% per year. At present, she owns a 51% share of RIEtech, the company she and her partners acquired in 2009 where she serves as its Vice President of Business Development.
Ioana has worked on numerous service boards including the White House Conference on Small Business, the New Futures Foundation, and the Technology Industry Association. She has a B.A. in Political Science/Asian Studies MCL and an M.B.A in Marketing/International Management from the University of New Mexico.
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