A Podcast & Video Series
Episode 3. Joshua Snyder '10MBA
Vice president of strategic partnerships and business development at PowerDMS and Early Advantage MBA graduate.
Location: Sanford, FL
In this show, host J.B. Adams interviews Joshua Snyder, who currently serves as the vice president of strategic partnerships and business development at PowerDMS. Joshua graduated from Crummer in 2010 as a part of EAMBA 13. In the time since his graduation, he has continued to maintain a strong relationship with Crummer, by working at the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship for five years, serving at Crummer’s Oktoberfest fundraiser, and joining the alumni board.
Listen as he shares:
- His experience working in the technology industry and what he loves about it.
- Early beginnings helping his parents run their business.
- Lessons learned from serving in a consultant role during his time with the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship.
- Insights on becoming an effective leader.
More About Joshua Snyder ’10MBA
Joshua Snyder is the Vice President of Business Development at PowerDMS, a SaaS company in Downtown Orlando with 100+ employees whose investors include Ballast Point Ventures and Frontier Capital. He and his team are responsible for identifying growth opportunities, developing strategic alliances, and serving as the voice of the company to their network of partners. As a member of the senior leadership team, he is also responsible for guiding the company’s strategy for product and corporate development.
Joshua has worked with growth-oriented companies for the past decade, leveraging his background in business development, project management, marketing and strategy creation. Prior to joining PowerDMS, Joshua was the Assistant Director at the Center for Advanced Entrepreneurship at Rollins College. He has held senior level management positions with and served as an advisor to companies in the SaaS, data analytics, modeling & simulation, and arts & entertainment industries among several others.
Joshua teaches Technology Entrepreneurship at the University of Central Florida to an interdisciplinary group of business and engineering students. In his capacity as a champion for the technology and startup community, he has done extensive work with early stage companies. In 2017, he was appointed by the Sanford City Council to serve a four-year term on the board of the Downtown Sanford Community Redevelopment Agency. He also serves on the board of StarterStudio and has served on the boards of the Orlando Tech Association, the Victory Cup Initiative, and GrowFL. In 2016, Joshua was recognized by the Orlando Business Journal’s 40-Under-40.
Joshua holds an M.B.A. from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College and a B.S. from the University of Central Florida. He is a lifelong resident of Sanford, FL where he resides with his beautiful wife, Crystal, their daughter, Ruby, and their German Shepard, Jimi. He is also an avid music lover and enjoys performing with his cover band, The Smoking Jackets, at corporate events, weddings and several venues throughout Central Florida.
Episode 2. Cameron Dawson '10 '12MBA
Director, Senior Equity Analyst in the Chief Investment Office of Bank of America and Early Advantage MBA graduate.
Location: New York, NY
Cameron Dawson, currently serves as Director, Senior Equity Analyst in the Chief Investment Office of Bank of America. Her first exposure to business came when, as a teenager, she moved to Miami to pursue a career as a professional ballet dancer. After spending a year at UCF, she enrolled at Rollins College, graduated as valedictorian, and then went on to join the Early Advantage MBA cohort 17 at Crummer. Cameron focused on finance track and was eventually awarded the Edward Moses Distinguished Finance Award. After graduating, she studied to take the CFA, and landed her role with Bank of America.
Listen as she shares:
- The foundations of business she learned through her career in ballet
- How she found a new passion for finance through Crummer
- Her journey as she broke into the finance scene in New York City
- Advice for other Crummer alumni on paying it forward
Tadar Muhammad '17MBA
Senior Vice President of Workforce Development at HBI (Home Builders Institute) and graduate from the Executive MBA program.
Location: Winter Park, FL
More about Tadar
In his current role, Home Builders Institute Senior Vice President of Workforce Development Tadar Muhammad is responsible for the operation of HBI’s Workforce Training & Employment Department–a budget of more than $8 million and 95 staff. He is responsible nationally for oversight of all workforce development initiatives of secondary and post-secondary students, justice involved youth and adults, veterans and transitioning military and more.
Over the past 25 years, Muhammad has worked in human services, youth development and workforce development with a goal of developing partnerships that assist individuals with learning career-translating skills. Having participated as a featured speaker at several local and national workforce development conferences, he serves on numerous boards and councils to include a Gubernatorial Appointment to the Board of Directors for the Prison Rehabilitative Industries & Diversified Enterprises in Florida, Board Chair for Sunshine Charter High Schools in Orlando, Florida, Board of Directors for the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice Foundation, Board of Directors for the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates and Orange County’s Citizens’ Commission for Children Advisory Board.
A native Chicagoan, Muhammad moved to Orlando in 1983. After receiving a scholarship to Valencia College and a Warner University Organizational Management B.A., he earned his Executive MBA from Rollins College’s Crummer Graduate School of Business.
In addition to his noted degrees, Tadar Muhammad has completed performance and public speaking-relevant B.A.-level training/coursework in Broadcast Journalism while studying at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University.
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