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Robert Radi, PhD

Executive Coach, Executive MBA Programs

Robert Radi is currently the president of Integral Advantage, Inc. a strategy and management advisory group founded in 2015 and operating primarily in private equity. From 1993 to 2012, Dr. Radi founded and operated a consumer product strategy consulting firm serving national and global brands. Dr. Radi has been a consultant to corporations such as Johnson & Johnson, Guthy-Renker, Procter & Gamble, Snapware, Berkshire Hathaway, MOBI Technology, Toyota, Ford, Revlon, Colgate, Neutrogena, Wolfgang Puck Appliances, Warner Music, Daimler Chrysler and many others. Instrumental in the development of consumer product platforms generating over $100 million in annual revenues, he received over 20 international awards for innovation excellence, and he has been party to 28 monetized design and utility patents. From 2012 to 2015 he served as President of China US Strategic Ventures, an organization functioning as a platform alliance focused on the alignment of policies, capital and management.

In 2014 Dr. Radi was elected to La Quinta City Council to a four-year term. Councilmember Radi's public service experience includes serving as Mayor Pro Tem, as Chairman of the La Quinta Housing Authority, Vice Chairman of the Coachella Valley Association of Governments’ Transportation Committee, Commissioner at the Riverside County Transportation Commission (RCTC) and Board Member of SunLine Transit Agency. He previously served as Board Member of the Coachella Valley Economic Partnership. In the non-profit arena, Dr. Radi served a two-year term as an Executive Board Member of Scholarship America – California, the nation’s largest private sector scholarship and educational support organization, and served as Vice President of the Board at the World Affairs Council of the Desert.

Education

  • PhD, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • MBA, Pepperdine University
  • BS, Excelsior College

Teaching Experience

Dr. Radi joined Pepperdine as adjunct faculty and executive coach for PKE138. As a business educator, Dr. Radi serves as an adjunct professor at Benedictine University (MBA faculty), teaching International Finance and Economics and as an Adjunct Professor at California State University San Bernardino (Palm Desert Campus) teaching a core course in Business, Society and Public Policy. Additionally, Dr. Radi teaches management and leadership courses at University of Maryland and the Chicago School as an Adjunct Professor. Previously Dr. Radi served as adjunct professor and guest lecturer at Otis College (consumer product), Pepperdine University (PKE strategy module advisor).

Associations and Societies

Dr. Radi is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma business international honor society.

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