You will learn from credentialed professionals who also work as successful entrepreneurs and leaders in the business community. They do more than teach what’s in the textbooks. They help you gain the insight needed to apply what you’ve learned to real-world situations. Many of our faculty draw on international experiences to offer you more complex insights into how to lead in a dynamic, global economy. With a typical student-to-faculty ratio of just 16:1, you can be assured of receiving the attention you need to succeed.
John Frech, Program Director, School of Business, joined Kendall as a full-time faculty member in the School of Business in 2010. During his tenure, John has volunteered his time to serve as a mentor, coaching his students on how to have successful careers in business. Prior to joining Kendall, John had a 25-year career in the banking industry where he served as an external auditor, controller, chief financial officer, federal banking regulator, consultant and chief internal auditor. As a Federal Banking Regulator with the Office of Thrift Supervision and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, he authored many financial reporting and auditing regulations affecting federally insured banking organizations. In addition, he has collaborated with industry peers, regulators and professional organization leaders to establish consistent and effective solutions to audit issues and business problems. John has developed and delivered training programs for banking leaders, bank examiners and third-world banking supervisors. John.Frech@kendall.edu
Rob first joined Kendall as an as a contributing faculty member and made the transition to full-time faculty effective January 2014. As of August 2015, Rob was promoted to Director of the School of Business. Rob has been teaching in the International School of Business since early 2012 and has contributed significantly through teaching, course development, training, and mentoring of both students and colleagues. In 2014, Rob won the annual Kendall College Award for Excellence in Teaching. Rob holds a B.S. (Management) as well as an MBA (Marketing) from Florida A&M University (School of Business and Industry). Working for entertainment and music publishing firms, as well as the world’s largest medical technology company, Rob has over 9 years of experience in marketing and product management. A member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Upsilon Psi chapter (Florida A&M University) Rob also regularly volunteers with 100 Black Men of America (Chicago and South Bend Chapters). Rob enjoys traveling, having visited many countries including Spain, Czech Republic, St. Martin, and Denmark. He is currently learning to speak French and Spanish. Rob.Watson@kendall.edu
Ines joined Kendall College in June, 2017 as a visiting faculty member from the Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM), one of the schools in the Laureate International Universities network, and will be working in the School of Business for approximately one year.
Ines has been at UEM for approximately 3 years and is a full-time professor who teaches courses in Economics and Finance. She has experience/passion/otherwise in X. She has a PhD in Economics from Universidad Complutense, Madrid (“UCM”), and an MBA in Business and Administration from UCM, as well as other postgraduate work. She is fluent in Spanish and English, and has studied in Spain and Ecuador.
Larry Perkins, Assistant Professor in the Business Program, has been with Kendall College since October, 2016 and teaches Business Analytics, Corporate Finance and Operations Management. Larry has over 20 years of experience in business, in a broad range of management and functional roles, including Corporate Entrepreneur, Manager of Supply Chain and Lean Six Sigma and Worldwide Manager of Strategy and Business Process. Larry’s was also as a Consultant, where he advised clients in areas such as business strategy, operational excellence, financial performance improvement, business model innovation and Supply Chain efficiency. Larry has a MBA degree from Simon Business School – University of Rochester and a PhD from Virginia Tech.