Dr. Roberto Cordero (“Roberto”) serves as the Chief Operating Officer for Black and Brown Opportunities for Profit (BBOP) Center. As the COO, Dr. Cordero is responsible for the overall management of the Center’s operations, administration of programs, new projects, staff, and the facility.
Roberto’s career development comprises more than 30 years in leadership roles in diverse industries, including Marketing, Higher Education, and Restaurant Operations at the regional and divisional levels. His marketing expertise includes developing strategic marketing plans for entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses leading to the development of brands that are now in various markets nationwide.
Roberto earned a Bachelor of Science degree and Doctorate degree, both from University of Phoenix, and an MBA degree from University of Redlands, all of which majored in Business Administration. As a lifelong learner, Roberto is always looking out for developing new knowledge that can assist others in advancing their own leadership skills and careers. As a prior educator, Roberto worked with students from diverse backgrounds, career objectives, and personalities, all of which provided him with a different perspective of the new generational approaches to organizational leadership.
As a transformational/servant leader, Roberto strongly believes that the best legacy that one can leave generations to come is condensed in the motto, “True leaders don’t create followers, they create more leaders.” (Ziad K. Abdelnour). Roberto is a fervent advocate for diversity, equality, equity, and inclusion.