Richard M. Castaldi is Professor Emeritus (awarded 2011) in the Department of Management in the College of Business at San Francisco State University and has been on the faculty since 1988. He received his M.S.B.A. in Management from the University of Denver and a Ph.D. in Strategic Management from Virginia Tech. Professor Castaldi has published over 25 articles in scholarly publications including the International Marketing Review, the Journal of Global Marketing, the International Wine Marketing Journal, the International Journal of Wine Business Research, and Entrepreneurship: Theory and Practice, among other peer reviewed journals. He has presented over 60 papers at national and international conferences. Professor Castaldi has been awarded numerous teaching commendations and his international teaching experience includes semesters in China, France, and Spain, as well as the Semester at Sea summer 2009 voyage. Dr. Castaldi has been the Project Director of four successful “Business and International Education” grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Education that received over $750,000 of federal funds. These resources were used to enhance the internationalization of marketing and management curricula and to conduct research with the U.S. wine industry involving international trade enhancing projects. He is currently active in consulting and researching global challenges and opportunities facing firms in the wine industry, along with designing and implementing successful strategies for smaller firms to create global competitive advantages.