University of La Verne
Mr. Gomez also worked with the Small Business Development Center – LA Network under the College of Business & Public Management hosted by the University of La Verne, where he was responsible for assisting in the delivery of consulting services and workshops to small businesses and entrepreneurs in the San Gabriel Valley region. His work was instrumental in creating an ecosystem and alignment for community, state, federal stakeholders while leading a team of professionals to assist local businesses to start and/or grow their businesses.
Prior to joining the University of La Verne Mr. Gomez served and acquired an extensive background in High-end, luxury and Corporate Retail where he provided strategic direction to assist with new store openings, sales, operations and retail management for companies such as; Brooks Brothers, Original Penguin, BCBG, Bloomindale’s & C Wonder.
Mr. Gomez is active on professional boards that include: The Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA – OC), the California Hispanic Chambers of Commerce (CHCC) Statewide board of directors as an Associate Director. He is also a member of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, a Riordan fellow from the Southern California Leadership Network and an active community volunteer. Mr. Gomez was also a founding board member and past VP for the Orange County Youth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lastly, Mr. Gomez, was a former advisor to the Latino Student Forum student club at the University of La Verne, where he also mentors students from the First-Generation Student Success Program.
Mr. Gomez grew up in México City where he developed the desire to study and emerge himself in International Business from an early age. Mr. Gomez holds a Bachelor’s of Arts (B.A.) in International Business from Cal State University, Fullerton. He also holds an MBA degree with an emphasis in Marketing & International Business from the University of La Verne, College of Business & Public Management.