Advantage Pointe Internationale is led by a team of partners with years of experience in conducting market research; developing business, marketing, and branding strategies; and implementing effective business solutions. Our team has academic qualifications, business savvy and over 50 years of collective business experience across a variety of industries around the globe.
We have access to a global network of experts from all business disciplines that help us define the optimal solutions for your business. Our hands-on approach creates a partnership with clients to develop solutions that work.
Our commitment is to create and deliver value to you. We don’t just consult in the marketing arena, we train the experts who consult for other companies!
Dr. Hemant Rustogi
Dr. Hemant Rustogi is the CEO and founding principal of Advantage Pointe Internationale and the Dana Professor of Marketing at The University of Tampa, Tampa, FL. He specializes in business strategy and market analysis and has consulted with numerous businesses and non-profit organizations over a 20 year period. Hemant is an award-winning teacher and dynamic speaker with expertise in the areas of Market Research, Marketing Strategy and International Marketing. He is Chairman of the Marketing Department, the Dana Professor for Marketing, and the Coordinator of the International Business Program at The University of Tampa. He has been instrumental in generating close to $2 million in federal grants from the US Department of Education for The University of Tampa’s International Business Program.
Hemant has been an entrepreneur his entire adult life. He owned and operated a hotel in India before coming to the US and currently serves as CEO of the Brandon and Riverview Montessori Schools, leading childhood education centers in the Tampa area. Since 1997, Hemant has been active in executive education with the Chubb Business School and the Graduate School of Business Education (GSBA), Zurich, Switzerland. Hemant was invited to participate in the American Marketing Association Doctoral Consortium at Harvard Business School and has been trained in international negotiations at Harvard Law School and in Marketing High Technology Products and Services at MIT.
An accomplished educator, Hemant holds the following degrees:
- Doctorate in Business Administration, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
- MBA, Chapman University, Southern California
- Bachelors in Economics (Honors), Delhi University
- Certified Entrepreneurship Training Instructor – The National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship, Inc. (NFTE)
Dr. Judith Washburn
Dr. Judith H. Washburn is Managing Director of Advantage Pointe, having joined the group in 2007. Specializing in strategic brand management, marketing strategy and marketing research, Judith has more than 25 years of business experience, including marketing management for a ready-to-wear manufacturer, marketing research for the corporate offices of a national retailer, and operations research for a large, regional bank. She has consulted in banking, retailing, real estate, manufacturing, transportation, legal services, medical services and non-profits. In addition to her position at Advantage Pointe, Judith is Professor Emerita at The University of Tampa and owns and operates NC Yoga Bar, a pop-up yoga business in Charlotte, NC.
She holds the following degrees and certificates:
- Ph. D., Saint Louis University /li>
- Certificate in Global Brand Strategy, Thunderbird University Executive Education Program
- MBA, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
- BSBA, Drake University