“I enjoy teaching at Green Mountain College. It is tremendously satisfying to help students learn about business in the broader context of a liberal arts education. To apply my years of practitioner experience and practical business tools to the job of supporting student success represents a wonderful opportunity to give something back to the community.
Professor Prado has over 15 years of practitioner experience, generally in global business and specifically in cross-border risk management and financing (including asset-secured, credit-based, and export financing.) The experience he brings to his students is based on conducting business throughout the world, including in Spanish or French when needed. His background in structured finance, risk management, trade/export financing, tax-based leasing and commercial banking began with five years as an international banker (financing the exports of Fortune 1000 companies), following completion of an M.B.A. in Finance and International Business Management from New York University’s Stern School of Business. He also completed a Certificate in Advanced French Studies at The Institute of French Studies while at NYU. Professor Prado then worked for manufacturers for more than ten years, first financing the international sales of large communication systems, and later financing aircraft and rail product sales.
Professor Prado’s experience as an educator began with guest-lectures in area colleges while still a full-time practitioner. He also taught ground and distance education business courses as an adjunct professor. Soon after being invited to join Green Mountain College’s full-time faculty, Professor Prado became a key team member in the development and implementation of Green Mountain College’s M.B.A. in Sustainable Business Program which, together with the M.S. in Environmental Studies Program, marked the first graduate as well as distance education offerings of the college. He was involved in all aspects of the program, including curriculum design, instructional materials development, etc. That experience sparked Professor Prado’s current interest in the development of sustainable business practices that result in competitive advantage for businesses — and in the role of business education in promoting business success that flows from social and environmental performance. Professor Prado has also been interested in global management issues for many years -and specifically in cross-cultural competence in global business effectiveness.
In addition to his teaching and service interests, Professor Prado frequently serves as a consultant and as a subject matter expert to colleges, professional organizations, and publishers in the development of business education and certification programs. He has designed curricula, authored instructional materials, and performed accreditation standards audits related to graduate and undergraduate programs in sustainable business and global management, among others. He is a Professor of Management and serves Program Director of the B.S. in Sustainable Business Program, as well as of Online Bachelor’s Degree Completion Program.
Environmental Liberal Arts Courses:
Personal Financial Planning
Math in Everyday Life