Globinar: Getting Ready to Grow in 2020

Date: December 18, 2019
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 am
ZOOM Virtual
Contact: Global Chamber

Getting Ready to Grow in 2020

What tips can help you and your business wrap-up the year and get ready for 2020?

What are some global opportunities in 2020? And how can your business benefit from a fresh look at these?

As business leaders we face the annual opportunity of recapping this year and reformulating in the new year.

Global markets are ever-changing, and with 85% of business opportunities happening outside the U.S., business leaders have a lot of good things to think about and ultimately focus on.

For your business to grow both nationally and international, what steps will best get you there? 

How can you adjust your planning process to more effectively capture new opportunities in 2020?

How can new digital transformation opportunities impact and support growth of your business?

Join this globinar to learn more from three extraordinary leaders on ideas to learn and grow.

Times: 8am US Pacific, 10am US Central, 11am US Eastern.

Zoom in from anywhere or attend at Global Chamber in Scottsdale, 1475 N Scottsdale Road, Room 335D at Skysong.


00:00 – Multi-Metro Globinar begins

  • Anurag Kumar - Co-founder/CEO of iTexico: "How Digital Innovation Is Driving Growth"
  • Jim Ratcliff - Chairman of Board of Directors & President/CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals
  • Andrea Connor - President at ATHENA International

00:30 – Q&A Session

01:00 - End

Speaker Biographies

Anurag Kumar - Co-founder and CEO of iTexico. Anurag is a seasoned, entrepreneurial global business growth leader. He has expertise in services and outsourcing experience in Mexico-based Nearshore IT, India based IT, digital transformation solutions, professional/consulting services, and mobile solutions.

Anurag's is co-founder of iTexico, a multi-year fastest growth company leader. Anurag has proven leadership skills and experience in launching, leading and managing global teams. He has held executive positions with Dell, IBM Global Services, KPMG, Unisys, TCS and start-ups in the US, Mexico, UK, and India.

Like Doug Bruhnke of Global Chamber, Anurag is a graduate of the 2nd oldest EMBA program in the world at Michigan State University! Anurag also has an MS from Wayne State University and a BS from IIT Delhi. He is a charter Member and former President of TIE Austin, Member and Central Texas Angel Network.

Jim Ratcliff - Chairman of Board of Directors & President/CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals.
James L. Ratcliff is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Rowpar Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, maker of the ClōSYS brand of oral care products. Rowpar distributes its brand domestically through dental supply companies and mass retailers (CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target and Amazon), and internationally (Australia, Belarus, Canada, China, Kazakhstan, New Zealand, Russia, and South Africa. It also maintains private label license distribution in Europe, India and the U.S.  Rowpar was recipient of the Corporate LiveWire Award for Innovations in Oral Care for North America in 2017 and 2018, and globally in 2019 for its ClōSYS brand of oral care products.Rowpar is also the recipient of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Exporter of the Year Award. 

From 1989 to 2000, Dr. Ratcliff served as senior research scientist, professor and director, Center for the Study of Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University.  From 1979 to 1989, Dr. Ratcliff was professor and program head for higher education at Iowa State University.  Dr. Ratcliff is author of 120 articles, books, book chapters, is co-inventor on over 36 patents and patents pending.  He is active member of the Arizona Business Leadership Arizona Biotechnology Assn., American Academy of Oral and Systemic Health, American Education Research Assn., and the International Association for Dental Research. He holds a Ph.D. in Higher Education from Washington State University, a M.A. in History from Washington State University, and a B.A. from Utah State University.


Andrea Conner - President at ATHENA International. Andrea is a change agent and strategic relationship builder. Through her success in global leadership roles spanning four countries, she promotes corporate social responsibility, leadership development, and gender equity. As President of ATHENA International, Andrea leads the organization in its mission to support, develop and honor women leaders. In doing so, she brings an international approach and global awareness of the challenges facing women’s educational and equal opportunity advancement.

A servant to the global community, Andrea serves on the Board of the Sias International University Foundation that supports a private post-secondary school in rural China, and is a Governing Body Board Member for the Raleigh Chapter of the US National Committee for UN Women. She is a consultant for the World Academy for the Future of Women and previously worked on assignment for United Nations Women-Beijing.

Andrea holds a master’s degree in Global Leadership from Duquesne University and a bachelor’s degree in economics and business from Edinboro University. Currently residing in North Carolina, Andrea advocates fiercely for issues important to the advancement of the world’s women and global citizenship.


Moderator: Doug Bruhnke - Founder/CEO of Global Chamber®Doug is an international entrepreneur, speaker and investor dedicated to helping members of Global Chamber® reach new markets across metros and borders more successfully. He is a two-time expat with Dupont in Tokyo and Singapore with over 30 years of global business experience in nearly all countries and segments. Doug is a regional advisor for U.S. Global Leadership Coalition and a member of collaborating international groups including the Arizona District Export Council. He has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Utah and an EMBA from Michigan State University.

About Global Chamber®: Global Chamber® is a growing and collaborating community of CEOs, executives and leaders in 525 metro regions around the world... connecting member businesses to new opportunities and advancing growth and success. It's the only chamber of commerce in the world operating in hundreds of locations that helps exporting, importing and investing members to connect through warm introductions to clients, partners, projects and resources. Global Chamber® is a registered trademark of Global Chamber, LLC.