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BOARD Profiles

The Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) attributes much of its success to its board members,
who give countless hours and valuable expertise to the organization. One board member, Susana Robledo, founder and CEO of
Cube Care Company, says she is humbled and privileged to work with the SFMSDC. “There is no greater honor than to be able
to collaborate and associate with a group of individuals who are making a difference for so many,” Robledo says.

Cube Care Company is a full-service manufacturer and supplier of decorative products for healthcare and commercial interiors,
with a client roster that includes some of the largest healthcare facilities in the nation, such as Broward Health, Baptist Health
South Florida and Jackson Health System. With a team of designers, engineers and installers, Cube Care manages the entire
curtain life-cycle for its customers, bridging the gaps between curtain maintenance, manufacturing and installation—the only
company in the U.S. with all these capabilities in-house.

“The Council is only as good as your participation, perseverance and persistence,” Robledo says. “The Council has the
infrastructure to make the connections, certify you, advocate for diverse businesses and help you develop the best version of
your company. I am living proof the Council is effective and works.”

Susana Robledo In 2015, the company was listed as one of America’s fastest-growing private companies by Inc. 5000. In 2014, Robledo was
named among the 50 Most Powerful Minority Entrepreneurs by the Department of Commerce. Also in 2014, Cube Care was
Chief Executive Officer named among the top 50 women-led businesses in Florida and received the Good to Great Award.
As a successful business owner, Robledo is glad she is able to make her mother proud, because her mom left her home in
Colombia and everything she ever knew in order to give Robledo a better life. “I can never repay or express the gratitude I have
for someone who sacrificed and was so selfless in my upbringing,” she says. “My motivation is knowing that I am able to take
care of her.”

Jack Greene has been with Office Depot for 16 years in a variety of managerial positions, most recently serving as the company’s
Director of Procurement. In this position, Greene and his team are responsible for the evaluation, strategic sourcing, contracting
and subsequent performance management of hundreds of suppliers, representing $1.8 billion of annual spend at the combined
Office Depot/Office Max. Greene has been instrumental in driving significant synergies and savings of more than $100 million
as integration activities between the two companies continue. He is currently Secretary of the board of the Southern Florida
Minority Supplier Development Council. He holds a BBA from the University of Miami and an MBA from the University of Florida.

Serving on the Southern Florida Minority Supplier Development Council (SFMSDC) board of directors is a privilege that Jack
Greene does not take lightly. He says there are not that many instances in business where you can do the right thing and do
things right—and be entirely consistent in both regards. Diversity clearly is doing the right thing, and Office Depot seeks to
provide opportunities to historically underutilized businesses and MBEs while fostering and nurturing their growth. Office
Depot’s Supplier Diversity Program is made up of three areas, Vendor Diversity, Supplier Diversity & Tier One and has been
successful in helping minority companies to grow. Green says that Office Depot will only enhance its success when its supplier
base more closely resembles that of the markets and communities that it serves.

Jack Greene In addition to the SFMSDC, Greene also is a supporter of the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and other small and
diverse initiatives through Office Depot. He is a member of the Office Depot Foundation Charity Task Force and Organizing
Director of Committee for the annual charity event supporting disadvantaged youth. In addition, he holds a lifetime C.P.M., CPSM and
CPSD through the Institute of Supply Management.

Formed by the merger of Office Depot and OfficeMax, Office Depot, Inc. is a leading global provider of products, services and
solutions for every workplace—office, home, school or car. The company serves consumers and businesses in 57 countries with
more than 2,000 retail stores, award-winning e-commerce sites and a dedicated business-to-business sales organization.

MBE Profiles


Badia Spices sells an extensive line of products, including herbs and spices, seasoning blends, marinades and juices, extra
virgin olive oils, olives, food coloring, extracts, coconut water and milk, chili pods, healthy nuts and seeds and tea.

The company’s motto, “the Soul of Cooking”, is nothing less than a passion for finding and blending the flavors of the earth.
Badia’s leadership in the spice marketplace is the result of understanding today’s cooking trends and then providing the
products that fulfill its ethnic fusion. Badia Spices created Complete Seasoning®, a worldwide popular seasoning blend.

Joseph “Pepe” Badia Joesph “Pepe” Badia began the company 46 years ago by selling spices to neighborhood “bodegas.” The entire line consisted
of 12 to 16 very basic spices; today there are more than 300 spices and 204 employees. Badia’s clients include Walmart, Target,
President Walgreens, Publix and Sysco Food Service.
The company has won numerous awards, including from SFMSDC, the Beacon Council and Florida International University.
Badia says he is grateful to SFMSDC for opening doors for the company that, as minorities, they may have otherwise been
knocking on for a long period of time.

Before starting his company, Badia served in the Army, and he worked as a UPS driver while he started the business. Today,
his daughter Bianca works in the company and is an integral part of the business.
To learn more about Badia Spices visit or call 305-629-8000

SFMSDC MBEs ranked among the largest
women-owned companies in Florida

Name, Title Company Industry
Carmen Castillo, Founder & CEO SDI International Corp Technology
Christine Franklin, President CEI Engineers Construction
Olga Ramudo, President & CEO Express Travel Travel and Hospitality
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