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Entrepreneurship Faculty of CMC
Faculty, Entrepreneur Program
Susanna Spaulding’s professional career is a journey that led to interesting assignments in financial management, economic development, and research and training at the United Nations, General Electric, Scholastic Inc., New York City Police Department, and Peace Corps.
She has passionately taught at Colorado Mountain College for the past ten years as a business advisor and associate professor. She developed CMC's new program in entrepreneurship while teaching courses in launching new ventures, small business management, accounting, budget management, corporate social responsibility, and cultural diversity in business.
Her education includes a bachelors of arts with a major in French language and literature and a MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business. Recently, she earned a PhD in Education at Colorado State University with an emphasis on Community College Leadership.
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Randy joined the staff of Colorado Mountain College as the Manager of the Yampa Valley Entrepreneurship Center and as a SCORE Counselor in June of 2006. Prior to moving to Steamboat Springs, Randy was the president of Star Staffing Services, Inc., a regional staffing service in South Bend, Indiana.
Under Randy’s management, Star Staffing grew from $7 to $22 million. Prior to Star Staffing, Inc., Randy was a Leasing/Contract Representative and Area Sales Administration Manager for Hewlett Packard. During his tenure at HP, Randy’s leasing department led the company in generating leasing revenue several years. He also negotiated terms and conditions between HP and several Midwest based Fortune 1000 companies.
Randy graduated from Colorado State University and has an MBA from the University of Wisconsin. He is active as a member of the Board of Directors of the Steamboat Chamber Resort Association, Routt County Economic Development Cooperative, past Chair of the Steamboat Springs Economic Development Council, Board of Directors of the Rotary Club of Steamboat Spring and previously in South Bend, IN, served the Boy Scouts, American Cancer Society and the Indiana Staffing Association.
Robert Cartelli holds an M.S. in Internet Strategy Management from Marlboro College Graduate School in Brattleboro, Vermont and is currently completing doctoral work in information systems at the Graduate School of Computer and Information Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. The current working title of his dissertation is Identifying E-Commerce Strategy-making Modes in Small Firms.
Robert has a diverse business background that includes opening a small Vermont bakery to consulting work with global telecommunications companies during the dot-com boom and bust. Current business pursuits include software start-ups and retail e-commerce ventures in the ski industry.
During the past 6 years at Colorado Mountain College, Robert has been instrumental in launching the E-Business and E-Commerce Certificate Program, the Service Learning Program, the CMC Summer Technology Institute and the forthcoming Center for Business Success. Robert has a rich 11-year teaching history his primary areas of practice and teaching include information systems, business strategy, e-commerce, entrepreneurship, and small business management.
Gwyn Ebie has been a professor at Colorado Mountain College teaching in technology, entrepreneurship, and business programs for the past 18 years. Prior to teaching at CMC Gwyn taught at Eastern New Mexico University, Southern Arkansas University, and Howard Payne University.
Gwyn’s research extends from qualitative analytic strategies to marginalized populations in the educational environment. During her tenure as a business faculty she has worked to build collaborative partnerships between the community and CMC. She also founded of a non-profit food co-op which, decades later, remains in existence.