Place for people who love startups to hang out and meet
The Feliciano School of Business at Montclair State University. A Costa Rica's Call Center visit.
At the Feliciano School of Business, real-world business experience is a critical component of the students’ learning.
The trip is intentionally designed with this goal in mind and a focus on addressing the five pillars of their program: • Inclusivity • Innovation • Impact • Immersive • Individual empowerment
Driven by the single goal of transforming today’s students into tomorrow’s business leaders, the Feliciano School of Business has achieved a prominent place in the state and the larger region. Fully accredited by the AACSB, the School has over 3,800 students, and its six academic departments offer an array of degrees from a BS in Business Administration with 11 concentrations, to an MS in Accounting, to an MBA. Home to the Feliciano Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, the Ellyn A. McColgan Center for Student Services, and the 3D printing MIX Lab, the School offers state-of-the-art facilities and transformative learning opportunities for students.
• Business of call centers and how to scale while competing against the likes of Amazon and HP • Keys to success in the service industry • Bridging the cultural differences [local workforce with global clients] • Leadership strategies for navigating uncertainty • Personal Reflections an ex-pat entrepreneur in Costa Rica"
Richard’s vision quest journey is filled with twists and turns. When he was 27 years old, he relocated to Costa Rica to train employees for one of the larger call centers in San Jose. With a mix of motivational public speaking style backed by tactful and appropriate rhetoric, Richard shared his knowledge and trained over 10 000 bilingual telemarketers. Richard Blank has the largest collection of restored American Pinball machines and antique Rockola Jukeboxes in Central America making gamification a strong part of CCC culture.Richard Blank is the Chief Executive Officer for Costa Rica’s Call Center since 2008.
Mr. Richard Blank holds a bachelors degree in Communication and Spanish from the University of Arizona and a certificate of language proficiency from the University of Sevilla, Spain. A Keynote speaker for Philadelphia's Abington High School 68th National Honors Society induction ceremony. In addition, inducted into the 2023 Hall of Fame for Business. Giving back to Abington Senior High School is very important to Mr. Blank. As such, he endows a scholarship each year for students that plan on majoring in a world language at the university level.
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