Director of International Business Consulting
IBEAR MBA Program
USC Marshall School of Business
Marina is a broadly experienced global strategist and business executive . She combines a strategy consulting career that began at McKinsey &Co, with venture capital-funded technology CEO experience, and an academic position in global executive MBA consulting training. She has successfully delivered hundreds of projects in most industries [technology, energy, retail, entertainment, telecom, food, manufacturing, aerospace, pharmaceuticals, and others], in the U.S., Asia, Europe and Latin America.
Marina directs the Global MBA program’s International Business Consulting (www.marshall.usc.edu/ibear/ibcp) at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business, where she teaches global business consulting strategies and trains managers on problem-solving and consulting skills. She maintains an active management consulting practice (www.ArtiaStrategies.com) focused on growth-strategies; manages high-growth investment ventures in emerging markets (India) and serves on the Board of several organizations.
Marina is the Founder, Chairman and CEO of Agribuys, Inc., (now Foodlinkonline) a pioneering supply-chain management technology company for the global fresh food industry. She raised $35m in Venture Capital funding for the company and won the Software Council of Southern California’s “Entrepreneur of the Year” award. In addition to strategic planning, her background includes several years in of engineering and software experience in the U.S. and European aerospace, defense and automotive industries. She has appeared in numerous publications, including cover stories.
Marina has an engineering degree from Athens, Greece; a Master’s in Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York; and an MBA in International Business from the University of Southern California, all top of class. She is multi-cultural and multilingual.