Fidel Gomez Garcia serves as the Business Manager for the University of La Verne SBDC where he is responsible for assisting the Center Director in delivering consulting services and workshops. He is also responsible for working with community, state, federal stakeholders and managing a team of professionals to assist local businesses to start and/or grow their businesses.
Prior to joining the University of La Verne SBDC, Mr. Gomez acquired an extensive background in High-end, luxury and Corporate Retail where he provided strategic direction to assist new store openings, sales, operations and retail management for companies such as, Brooks Brothers, Original Penguin, BCBG, Bloomindale’s and C Wonder.
Mr. Gomez is an active member of the Orange County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce 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 where he currently serves as an advisor. In addition, Mr. Gomez mentors students from the First Generation Student Success Program at the University of La Verne.
Mr. Gomez Garcia 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 with a concentration in Spanish as well as a Minor in Spanish from Cal State University, Fullerton. Mr. Gomez currently is pursuing an MBA degree with an emphasis in Marketing & International Business from the University of La Verne, College of Business & Public Management.