Fall Conference 2019 Powered by SAU School of Business, Management and Technology with support from Small Business Administration

Thursday, September 12, 2019 | 9:00am


Saint Augustine's University School of Business, Management and Technology is pleased to host Business School Fall Conference 2019, with the support of Small Business Administration (SBA)! The purpose of the conference is to educate, empower, and charge student thought leaders as they continue their matriculation in the Business School. We will provide students the opportunity to network with industry professionals in an intimate atmosphere. We have renowned speakers from various industries; such as finance, technology, business and more!

Meet the Speakers

Randy Delgado, Associate Partner, CMG Consulting

Randy leads CMG’s Strategy practice. He has over 19 years of marketing and corporate strategy experience. Randy currently advises clients on the assessment of new business models, digital strategies, new market entry strategies, and business optimization strategies across industries. He has helped a global lighting manufacturer launch a center of marketing innovation, a global technology company design a new customer experience continuum, and a leading healthcare company develop a new operating model aimed at deploying innovative medical management strategies for diverse populations. Randy also leads our digital innovation practice.

Prior to joining CMG Randy was the co-lead of Retail and Health Innovation for PwC Strategy & New Health Entrants practice. Randy co-authored a PwC’s perspective on “Why Customer Centricity Matters in Healthcare”. Prior to PwC Randy worked in global brand for Nike, Reebok and strategy at Accenture. He was the founder of two startups and part of a leadership team for a venture-backed technology company.

Randy holds a BA in Mathematics and an MBA from the University of North Carolina.

Justin Foster, Manager, CMG Partners

Joining CMG in 2015, Justin has accumulated experience across the firm’s various practice areas, with specific focus in project management and delivery, data analytics, and market research & insights.

As a Manager, Justin has worked cross-functionally with teams at Tier 1 MSOs, like Comcast Business, to develop recurring reporting processes supporting various Marketing & Product stakeholders. In separate initiatives supporting Enterprise Marketing & Product Management teams, Justin successfully built & leveraged relationships with teams from Marketing, Product, Finance, IT, Care, and Engineering to define key goals & objectives, organize and align inputs from across the organization, design scalable & repeatable automated delivery processes, managed the initial process outputs, and handed-off process management to internal owners

Justin is also the head of CMG’s internship program, where he designs and manages the firm’s university recruiting efforts. Working directly with recruiting offices at several major universities, Justin identifies high-value candidates, coordinates interviews with internal resources, and manages the selection process. He also manages the training, evaluation, and mentorship of CMG’s interns each summer.

Justin is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received his BSBA with concentrations in consulting and international business.

Andrew A. Johnson Jr., Neuberger Berman, Managing Director

Andy is a Managing Director and the firms Senior Diversity & Inclusion Leader. Prior to retiring from his investment role in 2018, Andy was the Global Head of Investment Grade Fixed Income and Multi-Asset Class Fixed Income Solutions. Andy joined Lincoln Capital Management, a predecessor firm to Neuberger Berman, in 1989 as a junior analyst. He has spent his 29-year investment management career in Chicago. Andy was responsible for the investment process and investment results for $65 billion of assets under management. As business head, Andy was responsible for strategy, business development and P&L on a global basis. He was a member of Neuberger Berman Investment Advisers LLC- Board of Directors and Neuberger Berman’s Partnership Committee.

Prior to Neuberger Berman re-emerging as an independent firm in 2009, Andy served on the board of the Lehman Brothers Foundation and is currently a member of the Bishop McNamara High School investment committee. Immediately prior to joining the firm, Andy was a manager of financial planning and analysis at Illinois Bell. Previously, he had been an R&D engineer at Northrop Corporation, Defense Systems Division.

Andy earned his BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Shaun Draughn, Retired NFL Player/Franchise Owner

Shaun Draughn was born in Tarboro, North Carolina where he lived until attending the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. He majored in Interpersonal Communications and lettered as a running back for 4 years, 2 as a starter. He is the son of Pastor Kenneth R. Draughn and Co-pastor Shirley Draughn and the youngest of 3, with two older sisters, Kennethra and Rashena.

After college, Shaun went to the NFL as an undrafted free agent. He initially signed with the Washington Redskins in 2011 and went on to play for seven seasons, with the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers being his longest stints. Upon retiring from the NFL in 2018, Shaun spends much of his time with his wife and children, organizing and promoting his non-profit, The Draughn Family Foundation” and pursuing different entrepreneurial endeavors, such as owning a franchise.

Shonda Draughn, The Triangle’s HOUSEwife/Franchise Owner

Shonda is a Christian, Wife, Mom, Tarheel, Philanthropist, and REALTOR® in North Carolina’s Triangle area. She moved to Raleigh, NC after her father retired from the Army, where she attended middle and high school. Shonda went on to study at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill from 2006-2010, where she graduated with a Major in Interpersonal Communications and a minor in Women’s Studies.

After graduation, Shonda took some time to start a family and support her husband in following and accomplishing his dream of playing in the NFL. Somewhere between their 7 seasons, 9 teams, 21 moves and two children, she managed to get her Real Estate license, and began to help others accomplish their goal of purchasing a home.

Between moving with her father in the military to moving with her own family in the NFL, Shonda understand what it feels like to crave stability, ownership, and a place to call home. As an NFL housewife, she took care of the packing, scheduling, finding new properties, new daycares & schools and much more. Working with real estate agents who made her family’s many moves less overwhelming is what inspired her to become a REALTOR® herself.

The process of buying, selling, and even renting a home can be very stressful, but a great agent can ease that stress by guiding you through from beginning to end. As the Triangle’s HOUSEWife she takes her job seriously. At the same time, she loves to have fun with clients and ensure they feel comfortable while working with her.

When she is not working you can catch her hosting game night for family and friends, traveling with her family, rooting for her children at their various sporting events, or reading a suspenseful book. Shonda is also a recent franchise owner alongside her husband Shaun Draughn.

Eve Craig, Franchise Owner, Smallcakes

Eve Craig is an alumna of Saint Augustine’s University in Raleigh, NC where she obtained her B.A. degree in Business Administration in 2004. After assisting her sister in opening her own independent insurance agency in 2007 and working alongside her as the CFO for nine years, Eve decided to branch out and do something she had a passion for. Eve formed EAK Enterprises, LLC and opened up a franchise bakery (Smallcakes a Cupcakery) in March of 2016. In 2018 Eve was presented with the opportunity to buyout two existing Smallcakes locations located in Cary and Durham and now owns and operates three locations (Huntersville, Cary & Durham, NC). Eve’s goal is to expand her bakery throughout Wake and Durham County and to be more than just a bakery. Eve strongly believes in being prevalent in the community and continues to live by the moto she and her siblings believe strongly in…”If you give back to your community, your community will give back to you!” Eve is an active member of Wake Chapel Church, where she sings on the praise team. When she isn’t working, she enjoys traveling, relaxing at the spa and spending quality time with friends and family.

A few of Eve’s accomplishments are:

• 2015 UNCF Outstanding Young Alumni Award

• 2016 St. Augustine’s University 45 under 45 Award Recipient

• January 2016 Small Business Borrower Spotlight (Smallcakes)

• August 2016 Business Owner Spotlight in the Lake Norman Women in Business Magazine

• Role in the 2016 Wake Media Films Movie: There’s My Angel

• April 2017 Business Owner Spotlight in the Lake Norman Women in Business Magazine

About Small Business Administration

Created in 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) continues to help small business owners and entrepreneurs pursue the American dream. The SBA is the only cabinet-level federal agency fully dedicated to small business and provides counseling, capital, and contracting expertise as the nation’s only go-to resource and voice for small businesses.