Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship
Joined the Entrepreneurship Team in 2019
A native to the Inland Empire, Frank received his bachelor of science in international business from Pepperdine University and his MBA with a concentration in entrepreneurship from California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB). He has experience in start-ups as a successful sole proprietor and as an investor in a joint venture that recieved over $35 million in investment. In 2017, Frank co-founded Boldface Global LLC, an international online retailer that manufactures and imports products into the United States, the United Kingdom, and the European Union.
In addition to managing Boldface Global, Frank teaches graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship and business students at CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship and at Riverside City College District (RCC) (also his alma mater). In the classroom, Frank is passionate about entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial mindset, and student success. The passion extends beyond the classroom as he works with students, their ideas, and their mindset in and out of class. Frank is an advocate of the flipped classroom and keeps his classes engaged through experiential learning and class discussions.
On a personal note, Frank is a huge animal lover with five rescue dogs and donates annually to a local rescue shelter. For a short time, he worked with a local shelter and rescued dogs that were scheduled to be euthanized and found them loving and stable homes. At the high point of his rescue efforts, Frank had 12 dogs, 1 cat, 5 bunnies, and 2 birds in his house at the same time! Eventually the shelter started to receive large donations and could perform previously unaffordable surgeries and fully stopped euthanizing. The shelter also created their own network with other shelters in short supply of rescues and sent them there. At this point, Frank ended his rescue but kept the last rescue dogs he couldn’t stand to part with.
Most Admired Entrepreneur:
Frank enjoys social entrepreneurship and its positive impact on the community and the globe. He admires social and philanthropic entrepreneurs like Bill Gates as they look for innovative ways to better handle global issues. Frank also admires entrepreneur Mark Cuban and appreciates his ability to fully understand startup challenges as he finds creative solutions to help overcome them.
- At RCC, he co-authored a 30-unit entrepreneurship certificate that was sponsored by the statewide Strong Workforce initiative recommended by Governor Brown, the State Legislature, and California Community College Board of Governors in 2016.
- Frank has been a judge for Business Pitch Competition for Small Business and Entrepreneur Winter Camp and for Regional “Get a Taste of Success” Business Plan Competition; a panelist for the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges in San Diego, California; a panelist for the “Entrepreneurial Event” at Barstow Community College in Barstow, California; as well as a mentor on several occasions for Inland Empire Desert Region for Virtual Enterprise Business Academy.
- Along with mentorship with start-ups and established businesses, Frank has been a keynote speaker for small business and entrepreneurship conferences and mastermind groups in the Inland Empire. In 2021, he started counseling small businesses and startups through the Riverside City College District Office of Workforce and Economic Development.
CSUSB School of Entrepreneurship Faculty Directory
|Faculty||Position / Areas of Responsibility||Contact Info|
|Dr. Michael Stull||Director of the School of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Entrepreneurship and Director of the Inland Empire Center for Entrepreneurship /IECEemail@example.com/ 537-5708|
|Steve Abbott||Entrepreneur in Residence, Lecturer of Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 537-3597|
|Frank Almeida||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com/ 323-7647|
|AJ Beechko||Adjunct Professor of Law and Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 537-5708|
|Ezekiel Bonillas||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com/ 848-9102|
|Mariatu Browne||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 231-2875|
|Monica Estrella||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com|
|Karla Gonzalez||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 781-2345|
|Dr. Anna Long-Ruboyianes||Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com|
|Vincent McCoy||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 449-6850|
|Mitch Morris||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com/ 537-5708|
|Patrick Person||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 537-5708|
|Lisa Rios||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com/ 444-7404|
|Ernie Silvers||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurshipfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 537-3760|
|Michelle Skiljan||Adjunct Professor of Law and Entrepreneurshipemail@example.com/ 781-2345|
|Johanna Smith||Professor of Theatre Education, Improvisation, & Puppetry, College of Arts & Lettersfirstname.lastname@example.org/ 537-5881|
|Dr. John Tillquist||Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship||jtillquist@TechCoastAngels.com951/ 323-7647|