Carmenza Gonzalez has over twenty-five years of international business development experience in diverse industries and is an expert in working with public and private sectors. In 2011, she founded CZA Inc. a Global Business Development Consulting firm in Winter Park, Florida, assisting companies to establish and grow their business in the USA by facilitating government connections, business introductions, market information and industry research. She also provides export counseling to companies looking to grow their business internationally.
Prior to launching CZA Inc., she led the international trade and foreign direct investment initiatives for the Orlando MSA as Vice President of the Orlando’s Economic Development group. She executed several trade and business development missions to Europe, Asia, the Americas and the Middle East. Carmenza worked closely with the Orlando International Airport managing the business information contributing to the inaugurations of non-stop service to Orlando by Lufthansa, TAM, Avianca, Air France, Copa among others.
Previously, Carmenza worked for Florida Hospital promoting the hospital internationally as a Medical Destination. In Los Angeles, she worked for Mattel Toys as Sales Manager for the International Division and also worked for Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee for the 1984 Olympic Games as a Government and Community Relations officer where she found her passion for international affairs and business development.
Carmenza is a recipient of the 2015 “Women Who Mean Business –Owner of the Year” Award. She is a founder Member of the Orlando Committee of Foreign Relations and member of the North-Central-West Florida District Export Council; International Economic Development Council; Winter Park Chamber of Commerce, and Advisory Board member for BB&T. Carmenza is frequently invited to speak on international business-related topics highlighting her expertise in assisting foreign companies wanting to establish and grow their business in the USA.
Carmenza is a licensed Real Estate Agent in the State of Florida. She obtained an Executive MBA Certificate, and Bachelor of Arts degree in International Affairs from Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida. She is also Certified Export Trade Specialist from Thunderbird University, Phoenix, Arizona, and is Fluent in Spanish and English and is proficient in Portuguese.