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Work experience

MG Officer

Central Intelligence Agency

After finishing at the top of my Career Training class, I served in Central America during the civil wars in the late 80s.  My responsibilities included both operational and administrative duties.

2010Present

Co Founder

MiVesta

Our new social collaboration platform lets anyone cook, prepare and share with professional chefs through our interactive video chat.    I am responsible for overall company operations, strategic planning, and application development.  Right now I work in the Incubate Miami program as we prepare to launch.

2005Present

Art instructor/magnet program leader

Doral Academy/Somerset Virtual Academy

At  Doral Academy High School, I started a small magnet program for visual arts, which has expanded 800% in the past 2 years.   I've taught AP Art History, AP Studio Art, 2-D Design and online classes in digital arts.

19992004

Entrepreneur and CEO

Andrea Velasquez Enterprises, Inc.

My various past ventures include a women's fitness center with over 500 members, a decorative painting/mural business, a Jazzercise franchise, and some free lance graphic design.

19911999

President, Managed Care Division

The Vincam Group

For this human resources start up, my job was to start and run 3 healthcare service companies. Psych/Care went from zero to 500,000 members in 5 years.  Strategic planning, financial analysis, marketing, design, and operations were my responsibilities. Following a successful  IPO in 1997, we were acquired by ADP.

Education

My startup.

My blog.

My recipes.

Interests and Skills

Summary

  • High-energy, seasoned business person with creative flair
  • Past start up and entrepreneurial experience
  • Avid home cook
  • Experience in arts education
  • MBA and art degree

Relevant Volunteer Experience

Assistant Coach, Special Olympics, City of Doral, 2009-2011, took Basketball team to State Championship

Treasurer, Studio 100, Homestead, FL , attained 501 (c) 3 status for community arts organization

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