Richard CoyleRichard J. Coyle

Executive Director

Richard J. Coyle is the Executive Director of the Emerging Markets Institute at Johnson. From 2007-10 he was a Senior Director for International Corporate Affairs for Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. in Bentonville, Arkansas, where he supported the European retail market and the Global Procurement organization with media and government relations. He has developed significant expertise in crisis communications as the corporate spokesperson for business practices and factory conditions in the world’s largest supply chain. Prior to this, he served as Maine’s State Director of International Trade and President of the Maine International Trade Center. In addition to his MBA from Johnson, Richard holds a bachelor’s degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and an Advanced Graduate Business Certificate from the McCallum Graduate School of Business at Bentley University. Richard is the recipient of the Order of Merit, the highest civilian honor bestowed by the Federal Republic of Germany, in recognition of his efforts to advance international trade. 

Andrea SherwoodAndrea Sherwood

Institute Coordinator

Andrea joined the Emerging Markets Institute as the Institute Coordinator in November 2012. Her responsibilities for the Institute include organizing daily administrative and operational and student activities. She joins the Institute with over twenty years of Cornell experience.  Most recently, Andrea worked in the Admissions and Financial Aid office here at Johnson for eleven years.  Prior to that, she worked in Cornell's Office of Government and Community Relations and Facilities Services Administration.  A local to the area her entire life, Andrea enjoys spending time fly fishing New York's waterways with her husband.

Javier PerezJavier Perez

Research Director

Javier Perez is the Research Director of the Emerging Markets Institute. Perez has over 20 years of senior-level international management experience. As a partner of McKinsey & Company he worked extensively in India, China and across Asia and Latin America, advising large multinational and domestic corporations on portfolio strategy, market entry, joint ventures and acquisitions. Most recently, Perez was senior vice president, strategic planning and M&A at the Estee Lauder Companies, and was a member of its Executive Committee. Perez has an MBA from Columbia University, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, and a BS in Chemical Engineering from Northwestern University.

Sidney CostaSidney Costa

Research Assistant

Sidney Costa is a PhD student at the University of São Paulo. His research focuses on emerging economies, with a focus on business networks, strategy and innovation. Holds a Masters in International Business from the School of Advertising and Marketing of São Paulo and Bachelors in management from the Federal University of Amazonas, Brazil. He is part of a project in Strategy and Innovation of Foreign Subsidiaries, a partnership between School of Advertising and Marketing of São Paulo and University of São Paulo. He has presented his work in several conferences such as Annual Conference of the Academy of International Business, World Economy Meeting and Academy International Business Latin America (AIB-LAT). As part of his doctoral research, he is now a visiting scholar at the S.J. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, funded by the ‘Science without borders’ program from the Brazilian Government.