University of Southern California

Iván Gutiérrez
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Ten years ago Ivan Gutierrez was a plant manager for Avon in Mexico. He didn’t see a possibility for growth with them, and so sold his apartment and car and invested everything he had in attending the IBEAR program. He explains: “I had a family back home to support, so I had to be very focused. It was a risk, but it paid off.”

IBEAR Impact:
“I didn’t just meet students from other countries,” Ivan explained. “My classmates were the best and brightest from all over the world.” He credits IBEAR with learning subjective, intangible qualities needed for improving companies and managing employees. He is now working in Mexico City’s formidable car parking industry. The company he manages services eight million clients every month and employs 1,700 people.

IBCP Consulting Project:
Ivan Gutierrez found his own IBCP consulting project so helpful that his company has hired an IBEAR IBCP team every year to help with marketing, strategy, human resources and finance. “They really add value to what we do,” he said. “The IBEAR students are not your boss or your employee. So they’re really telling you what they think.”