Eda Sanchez-Persampieri, MS, MBA, is Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and full-time lecturer within SFC’s Department of Management and Information Technology. She has over 20 years of apparel industry sourcing, product development, and production experience including collaboratively launching three lifestyle brands. Eda publishes frequently on fashion supply chain and sourcing trends, most recently co-authoring an article focusing on the #See-Buy-Wear 2016 fashion runway trend. Her experience as an entrepreneur includes three years as a retail shop owner and eight years as co-owner of a Brooklyn café.
Eda currently mentors small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs to build and scale their concepts into profitable and sustainable businesses. As an educator, her experience includes teaching human resources, marketing, management, and entrepreneurship courses at the undergraduate and graduate level and within entrepreneurship training programs. She holds a M.S. in Organizational Management, and an MBA, as well as PHR and SHRM-CP certifications. As a passionate Brooklyn community resident, Eda has held leadership roles and served on the boards of several Brooklyn based non-profits.