Friday, February 20, 2015

Business Plan Helps Grad Manage a Business of his Own

After graduation, Strongsville native Keith Pech '14 relocated to sunny Boquete, Panama to manage a family coffee business, Damarli Agricultural Inc. Pech has been working to move the company forward and credits his entrepreneurial success to a business plan formulated while he was a student at BW. 

As a former International Business and Sustainability major, Pech commends his professors for teaching him how to operate in an international environment and to create products for international sales. While at BW, Pech developed a business plan outlining tour designs, business pursuits and plans for improving the sustainability of Damarli Agricultural Inc. He says it's been rewarding to put that plan into action.

Pech's plan include goals to create a completely organic farm and, eventually, to have his coffee available in the United States.

As an undergrad, Pech founded BW's Coffee Club and Table Tennis Club and the first representative of BW to make the College Table Tennis National Championship.