Rolf Hemmerling

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
College of Arts & Sciences

Office Hours

9:00 AM- 5:00 PM Eastern USA Time M-F online or via Zoom, outside of these hours by prior arrangement

Areas of Expertise

International Business and Economics

Strategic Analysis and Planning

Licensing, Joint Ventures, and Strategic Alliances

Startups and Turnarounds

Market Research and Segmentation


PACIFIC RIM PARTNERS, LTD., Chief Executive Officer 1990 to Present

UMBRO INTERNATIONAL (Anglo-American Joint Venture) Managing Director 1982 to 1990

PLM, Inc Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer

Max Factor, Inc.  Managing Director-Europe and Africa

Levi Strauss & Co. Planning Manager and General Manager- Caribbean and South America

  • M.A. - Master of Arts in Economics, Roosevelt University
  • B.A. - Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Northwestern University

ECON312-Money & Banking

ECON420-Economics of Air Transportation

  • Successfully developed and implemented licensee programs worldwide, including China, Japan, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, India, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Chile, Venezuela, Spain, Portugal, and Canada
  • Developed joint ventures in China for several clients.
  • Lead turnarounds of 8 European companies and South African branch
  • Completed a difficult refinancing at a transportation equipment leasing company
  • Directed turnaround of Brazilian subsidiary in Sao Paulo.
  • Established Pacific Rim Partners, Ltd., a consortium of Asian and U.S.A. business leaders, with a specific mission to expand and develop partnerships between Asian, European, and U.S.A companies to enhance international viability.
  • Established a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization to help train personnel displaced by globalization.

Board Member The International Center for the Advancement of Commerce & Technology, Inc a 501(c)(3)

Life Member American Aviation Historical Association

Mathematical Association of America Achievement Award