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Dr. Brant Pearson

Dr. Brant Pearson, Ph.D., MBA

Strategy, Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Business Admin Operations

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Prior to Quantic, Brant spent nearly two decades working in both the public and private sectors, successfully leading and directing teams, programs, and divisions. He has extensive experience in operations, strategic planning, and entrepreneurship. Brant holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Development and Leadership from Ashford University and an MBA and B.S. in Healthcare Systems Administration from Ferris State University.

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why?

Teleportation. Go on vacation whenever I want (LOL) and never miss a moment with family and friends, but still make it to work Monday.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

1.) No matter what happens today, the sun will rise tomorrow. 2.) As a leader you don’t need to know everything, but you build a team around you that are specialized experts and you guide them.

Dr. Eleonora Carr

Dr. Eleonora Carr, CPA

Accounting, Tax, Finance

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Prior to joining Quantic, Eleonora worked in higher education for over 18 years. She has extensive experience in the fields of retail, manufacturing, leasing, banking, tax, and auditing. She is a licensed CPA in the State of New Jersey and has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in accounting and finance. She earned her Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Acquire a good education, it is the one thing that no one can ever take away from you.

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why?

To blink myself in an instant anywhere in the world, so I can have breakfast, lunch, and dinner wherever I choose, especially gelato in Rome at least twice a day.

Dr. Harsh Mishra

Dr. Harsh Mishra

Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Strategy

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Prior to joining Quantic, Dr. Harsh worked globally for over 20+ years as a professor in business & entrepreneurship at SUNY, University of Alabama, IIT Delhi and MDI, and published in leading research journals in the area of innovation and strategy. He had founded and led iSEED that conducted programs for entrepreneurs and mentored early-stage startups. He earned his Doctorate in Business Administration from Temple University’s Fox School of Business.

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why?

Ability to gauge anyone’s suffering and roll out a perfect solution for it with the snap of my fingers.

If you could time travel to a specific time and place in the universe, where and when would you go and why?

A flight into space that would extend my lifespan, bringing me back to the planet Earth 200 years into the future, where people are rejoicing the most evolved human bonds and purpose feasting over their choicest moments.

Dr. Magdalena Cutler

Dr. Magdalena Cutler

Economics, Data Science, Entrepreneurship

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Prior to Quantic, Maggie was a professor of Managerial Economics at JWMI, CSUMB, and the College of William and Mary. She has experience creating and teaching courses in economics, statistics, and information management. She loves new ideas and was the founder of two small businesses in the areas of assisted living and graduate online business education. She earned a PhD in Economics and a MS in Information Management from Arizona State University.

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why?

I would love to travel to the future and see how future generations live. It is amazing how much has changed just in the past 100 years.

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be?

I would love to be an expert dancer.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Less is more! Life is short and efficiency is important!

Dr. Michael Sahloul

Dr. Michael Sahloul

Accounting, Auditing, Business Administration

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Michael joined Quantic as an Accounting Subject Matter Expert after working as the president of the American Accounting Academy. He holds a doctorate in Business Administration (Accounting) from Liberty University. His master’s degree is in Accounting and Financial Management with a CPA emphasis. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (Accounting). He is also a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE). He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Accounting for sixteen years.

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why?

Each one of us already has a superpower, which is that we can build our desired future the way we want through believing it, feeling it, and working.

Which three people (from the past or present) would you choose to have dinner with?

I would definitely choose my wife and my two kids. Same choice for breakfast and lunch. I always tell my family that I am grateful for having them.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

Life is happening now.

Dr. Nan Zhang

Dr. Nan Zhang

Marketing, Social Media

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Prior to joining Quantic, Nan was an assistant professor of marketing at North Carolina Central University. She taught marketing courses such as quantitative research methods, consumer behavior, and international marketing at graduate and undergraduate levels. She specializes in digital marketing and service recovery. She also serves on the reviewer boards of the American Marketing Association, the Society of Marketing Advances, and leading marketing journals, including the Journal of Marketing. She received her Ph.D. in Marketing from Southern Illinois University Carbondale.

If you could be cast in any movie and play any character, who would it be?

Newt Scamander, in the "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" movie. What could be better than finding and communicating with magic creatures?

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be?

Deep sea diving. The deep blue ocean is always attractive to me. There are too many mysterious things to explore.

What is the best advice you have ever received?

My father always says "chill, and observe," which has been helping me keep cool and find solutions wherever I go.

Who would you most like to swap places with for a day?

My son, so he can feel the joy and pain of homeschooling? 🙃

Dr. Natalie Sappleton

Dr. Natalie Sappleton

STRATEGY, ENTREPRENEURSHIP, ECONOMICS

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Natalie joined Quantic as an Academic Program Director of Business after working as an assistant professor in Management and Entrepreneurship at Manchester Metropolitan University. She received her doctorate in entrepreneurship from the same university, and her M.A. in Economics and Politics from the University of Glasgow. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and an Academic Fellow of the Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs.

If you could have only one superpower, what would it be and why?

I'd absolutely choose to be invisible. The places you could go!

If you could snap your fingers and become an expert at something, what would it be?

I’d be a linguistic expert! Using my skills of invisibility, I’d hitch-hike across the world on private jets (this is in a post-Covid world of course), and then I would converse with the locals in every language imaginable.

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