Mona Pearl
mpearl@ben.edu

 

Professional Background:
Mona Pearl’s experience in international strategic development and global entrepreneurship has been vital in helping companies design and execute their global strategies. Ms. Pearl is known for her out of the box thinking and developing creative solutions to tough challenges which produce bottom line results.

 

Ms. Pearl founded and operated 3 successful businesses. From operations to organization to top line growth strategies, Ms. Pearl initiated and executed cost effective and creative opportunities for companies to make money across borders. From cultural due-diligence to integration processes in the M&A transactions, she helped companies increase global market share, enhance leadership and engage the stakeholders along the value chain. These activities led to companies growing their business across-borders, leveraging their global competitiveness and addressing diversity and cross-cultural issues in international markets.

 

Projects across industries and across borders include: Deutsche Telekom, GM, Rover, Jaguar, Marriott, Hyatt Corp., IMF, Fermilab, The Export Institute, SES GmbH, A.B. Dick, Navistar, Accenture, Michelin, State of IL - DCEO, Philip Morris, Bacardi, United Airlines, American Airlines, Virgin Atlantic, Delta, Continental, and many more.

 

Ms. Pearl lived in three continents, and is proficient in six languages. She was quoted by Microsoft, Crain’s Chicago, Entrepreneur.com, and interviewed by other media on global issues and strategies. She is a frequent speaker at global related conferences, has co-authored two published books and is an adjunct Professor at DePaul University teaching International Business.
Ms. Pearl authors a column on current global competitiveness issues in Manufacturing Today and in Management Today magazines, as well as publishes in other business related magazines.

 

Her book on tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities for the new breed of global middle market companies is expected to be out in mid 2011.