Isabelle Bart, M.B.A.
MBA, ESSEC Business School, 2001
AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Professor Bart holds a Master of Business Administration degree from ESSEC Business School
in Paris, France.
Professor Bart is passionate about empowering individuals of all backgrounds to create innovative
and impactful enterprises. She is currently the Director of the SBDC (Small Business Development
Center, a program of the Small Business Administration) at University of California Irvine that
provides strategic consulting services to startups. She was previously the Executive Director of
RevHub OC, where she managed partnerships and led operations of their social impact
incubator/accelerator. Her professional experience includes more than 22 years in the healthcare
and nonprofit sectors, working in leadership roles for global companies such as Abbott, where she
was responsible for business planning, marketing strategy and digital transformation. She is a
member of the global Catalyst 2030 group promoting and working towards achieving the United
Nations 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
Professor Bart is also the managing director for Academies for Social Entrepreneurship, which
promotes the development of social enterprises and business ventures to address social &
environmental problems, and volunteers for various local nonprofits as a board member and as an
advisor for the OCTANE nonprofit accelerator.