The Oregon Executive MBA Speakership Series is pleased to present Trevor Barran on January 25, 2018, at 5:00 p.m. at 109 NW Naito Parkway, Portland, OR 97209. Join us for refreshments and an enlightening presentation about international business.
Alumni, current students, and the public are invited to attend this event.
Trevor Barran has led an unconventional life as a serial entrepreneur in New York City, Canada, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. Starting with a degree in aerospace engineering from Princeton University and a PhD in computer science from the University of New Mexico, Barran has navigated through the joy of entrepreneurship across industries by starting companies in big data analytics, medical devices, software development, hedge funds, computer science research in AI (artificial intelligence), and management consulting. He is now a developer focused on destination resorts and real estate. Barran has found opportunities in markets at different stages of development, and he currently resides full time in Nicaragua, where he manages Lionheart Capital Nicaragua. He is also the owner of Nicaragua Sotheby’s International Realty, Aqua Wellness Resort, Big Sky Ranch Nicaragua, Azor Construction, and a couple other ventures being baked.
Barran is a strong believer in equal rights and the power created inside a power couple. He runs his businesses in 50/50 partnership with his wife Karin, who is head of design and lead architect on their development projects. Barran’s lively presentation will focus on making money globally, with an emphasis on Nicaragua.
He will cover
- Emerging market opportunities
- Risks and rewards of investments in businesses and real estate in third-world countries
- Building a business as a power couple
- Travel to Nicaragua
Barran will share some of his experiences about the differences of doing business in emerging versus established markets, how to manage yourself through an industry transition, the advantages of being a big fish in a small pond, and the upside of starting a business in a market that is a blank canvas. Using some specific examples, he will also share some tips on structuring to increase the value of a real estate deal, the importance of lifestyle to long-term success, and the challenges and opportunities that come with starting and running a business with a life partner. We look forward to seeing our Oregon Executive MBA alumni at the powerful presentation. Barran is full of energy and has valuable information to share.