Posted on October 25, 2016 by Joanna Carver

Richard Peretz

Richard Peretz

Richard Peretz Richard Peretz ,’85, chief financial officer at UPS, will present the keynote address at the Frost Distinguished Lecture Series, presented by the UTSA College of Business.

The lecture begins at 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 4 in the University Room (2.06.04) of the Business Building on the UTSA Main Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

Joining the company in 1981 while a student at UTSA, Peretz has risen through the ranks to become chief financial officer of the $58 billion company headquartered in Atlanta.

Peretz is responsible for accounting, finance, financial planning, taxes, audit and compliance activities. He also serves as the company’s senior liaison to the investor, finance and analyst communities.

Peretz’ career highlights include being part of the team that led the IPO to take UPS public in 1999; managing acquisitions and expanding international small package operations in Costa Rica, Romania, South Korea, Turkey and Vietnam; launching UPS’ operations in Mexico; and serving as the international CFO during which time he grew profits while opening operations in China and expanding operations in Japan, Poland and the United Kingdom.

The UTSA College of Business Frost Distinguished Lecture Series brings prominent business and community leaders to UTSA to share their knowledge and experiences with students and others in the university and business communities.

The lecture series, which began in 1988, encourages the development of a broader understanding of the business world and the individuals who lead it. Past speakers have included notable business leaders Charles Butt, Red McCombs, Henry Cisneros, Herbert Kelleher, Lanham Napier, David Robinson, Ed Whitacre, and Nelson Wolff .

For more information or to RSVP, call (210) 458-7311.

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