Cari H. Coats“Entrepreneurship is alive at the Rollins MBA. It is invigorating to be part of a learning community that offers such a personalized approach to entrepreneurial success.”
Cari H. Coats is the Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College, where she is responsible for overseeing all programs and entrepreneurial outreach, as well as assuming leadership roles with key entrepreneur-focused civic organizations.
Ms. Coats is also the president of C2 Advisors, a management consulting firm specializing in strategy, operations, governance, marketing and business development services for corporations, entrepreneurial and family-held enterprises for a wide range of industries. Additionally, Ms. Coats is a managing partner with Sea Change Venture Philanthropy.
With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Coats has held senior roles at Orlando-based companies including CNL Financial Group, a real estate investment and securities firm, and Orlando Magic/RDV Sports, most notably serving as executive vice president of the Orlando Magic and vice president of business development for RDV Sports.
Ms. Coats is a member of the board of directors of the Orlando Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Nemours Council and serves on the host committee for the Orlando Conference for Women. She also chairs the board for Bajalia International Group, and serves on the alumni council of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. She formerly served on the Enterprise Florida board of directors, the Orlando Museum of Art board of directors and the Ronald McDonald House advisory board. She has also served as chairman of Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Downtown Strategic Transition Team, the Mayor’s Consolidation of Services Study Commission and the Mayor’s Parramore Advisory Board.
Entrepreneurship, Business Strategy, Development and Governance, Family Enterprise, Social Entrepreneurship
BA, University of Central Florida
MBA, Duke University
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