Associate Professor of
Economics & Business
and Director of the Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Phone: (805) 565-6248
Office Location: Deane Hall 209
Thursday 10:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m..
and by appointment
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
B.A.Economics and Business, Westmont College
M.B.A. University of Kentucky
Masters, International Law Oxford Univerisity
Rick Ifland, a successful entrepreneur and private equity investor, will direct Westmont's Eaton Program for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, He will also teach courses as associate professor of econonomics and business.
Ifland will work to complete funding for the Eaton Program and the Eaton Chair in Economics and Business. Please see www.eatonprogram.org for more information.
He started a company that transformed automation of the mortgagte credit industry, eventually selling it to a Fortune 500 company. He has since purchased 24 companies, improving and thenselling 17 of them. Still active in seven ventures as the general partner of Oxford Holdings LLC, he plans to engage students in his work, exposing them to businesses as varied as new product innovatin, aeromedical transportation and global research.
While excellence in business typically translates into making a profit, Ifland also seeks to make a difference.
He's led and established non-governmental organizatins to help the poor in the Middle East and Africa.