How I can help you

I have started small several businesses and also have assisted many others as both a consultant with a major accounting firm and as a college professor. Because I grew up in Latin America and worked there for over 20 years, I also have been involved in helping many Hispanic business succeed. My own businesses included insurance sales, a gym, a computer store (franchise), and housing construction. As a consultant I focused on financial analysis and the issue of identifying "where the money was made." And I taught Small Business and Entrepreneurship at the college level, along with international business. My current part-time job is in the area of international business.

Areas of Expertise

  • Business Strategy & Planning
  • Manufacturing & Product Development
  • Non-Profit
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Business Operations
  • Sales, Marketing & Public Relations

Industry Experience

  • Manufacturing & Industrial
  • Professional & Business Services
  • Retail & Wholesale Trade
  • Nonprofit, Public and Professional Organizations


Undergraduate double major in Mathematics and Religious Studies from Wheaton College, (IL), graduating with honor in 1974, also active in sports (football), student missions (SMP), symphony band (baritone), and student government. (president of student body, 73-74).

MBA with concentration areas in policy & control/international business, Graduate School of Business Administration, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 1979. Admission to Michigan was highly competitive, and the coursework and 60 graduate credits required two years of fulltime study.

Ph.D., Graduate School of International Studies, University of Miami, 1986. The degree was supervised by the School of Business (comprehensive exams for international business and entrepreneurship), the Economics Department (comprehensive exam on development economics), and the Graduate School of International Studies (comprehensive exam on international relations.) The doctoral thesis was focused on the impact of international investment of expatriate entrepreneurs, with field research in Central America.

Dr. David Befus

Communication Methods

  • In Person