Global Business Center

Staff Biographies

Nate WardNate Ward

Nate Ward is the Director of the Global Business Center and the SBDC Export Assistance Network, he has extensive international experience within manufacturing and banking industries. His international business experience includes sales, logistics, marketing, pricing, research and product development. In addition to his diverse cultural knowledge, Nate speaks multiple languages including French, Spanish, and Japanese.


David M. Delgado

David DelgadoDavid Delgado came to us from a major Cleveland based consumer products company where he was vice president of international sales and marketing. David has over 30 years of experience in international business. He is a multi-lingual consultant, speaker, and program moderator in geo-political, international relations, and cross-cultural issues. David is also a licensed USCBP international trade broker. He joined our team in February 2022 and we couldn’t be happier.


Chris LeesDavid Delgado

Chris Lees brings a wide array of professional experience to his new Trade Advisor position at the Ohio SBDC Export Assistance Network. He graduated from the University of Akron with a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical-Polymer Engineering and also completed a two-year Foundation Arts program at the Cleveland Institute of Art. He has over two decades of experience working in manufacturing environments.


Meg SalMeg Salkin, Centers for Outreach and Engagementkin

Meg Salkin is the Program Manager for the Centers for Outreach and Engagement in the Monte Ahuja College of Business. She obtained her MAGI (Master of Arts in Global Interactions) from Cleveland State University in December 2011. In her role, Salkin is responsible for coordinating support functions and communications for Center programs and event as well as event planning and facilitating events and programs sponsored by the Centers and affiliated groups, including GlobalTarget, TEDxClevelandStateUniversity and Startup Vikes. She can be reached at 216.687-4750 or