Frank Mobus and the Mobus Creative Negotiating team draw from a range of professional disciplines and extensive experience in the field of negotiation training.
Mobus Creative Negotiating Staff
Chief Executive Officer
Frank Mobus has long been recognized as one of the world’s top authorities on business negotiating. For more than 30 years, he spearheaded the training seminar program for Karrass, then the gold standard. Now he is putting his best and freshest ideas to work at Mobus Creative Negotiating.
Frank has conducted seminars for leading companies in every sector in the U.S. and around the globe. Combining advanced academic studies with an unmatched track record in on-the-ground training and consulting, he has created the most advanced negotiating programs in the field. Frank graduated from University of California, Irvine, and earned his master’s degree from New York University.
Jim followed his love of the arts to a bachelor’s degree in theater and speech from the University of South Carolina, and then a Master of Fine Arts from California Institute of the Arts in Los Angeles. While building a successful acting career in television and film, Jim also opened a video studio and became a licensed commercial real estate agent. Jim’s communication skills, alongside his background in business and the arts, have enhanced our development of content and delivery.
VP, Business Analyst
In his 20 years as director of program development for Karrass, Dr. Sanders developed customized negotiating programs for the company’s top accounts. Working with the world’s most successful companies to address their negotiating difficulties and challenges, he gained an in-depth understanding of what it takes to flourish in 21st-century business. He previously worked in publishing as an acquisitions editor (chemistry, earth sciences, computer science and engineering) and as director of sales and marketing for BMDP Statistical Software in Los Angeles. Dr. Sanders received his doctorate in physical chemistry from The Pennsylvania State University. He continues to consult with teams in the National Football League in the area of statistical analysis. Over the last 30 years, this work helped ten head coaches become Super Bowl champions.
Genelle Patacsil is a seasoned media professional who has produced, hosted, and written for a broad range of television and online outlets. As a business development consultant in the negotiation training industry, Genelle has helped companies identify opportunities to boost success by improving their people’s negotiation skills. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in communication.
Nathan Hertz has worked in business communication, video, and online content creation, with front-line experience in sales and purchasing in the U.S. and abroad. While creating marketing content for public and private companies in Los Angeles, Nathan learned much about how organizations function in the modern economy. He earned a B.A. with honors from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where he was mentored by Ken Rea, one of Europe’s top business communication trainers.
Alexandra Bromstad Lubenova
Digital Marketing Manager
Alexandra Bromstad Lubenova is a trained mediator who most recently designed business development initiatives for Behavioral Healthcare Center Alhambra, where she also created a patient curriculum in voice and acting. As event coordinator for Benarroch Productions, she worked with high-profile entertainment industry clients, including The Weinstein Company, Sony, and Lionsgate. Alexandra earned honors degrees from University of California, Berkeley, and the Guildhall School.
Mobus Creative Negotiating Advisory Board
Patrick Clawson, Ph.D.
Dr. Clawson is Morningstar Senior Fellow and director of research at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, the largest U.S. think tank devoted to the Middle East. In previous stints at the National Defense University, the Foreign Policy Research Institute, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund, Dr. Clawson participated in many delicate international diplomatic negotiations. He has written extensively about Iran in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and is the author or editor of more than thirty books about international economics and the Middle East.
Howard Hertz, Ph.D.
Dr. Hertz, a research psychoanalyst based in Los Angeles, has explored the subjective dimension of negotiating for 25 years. Among his topics of focus: buyers’ and sellers’ states of mind before, during and after transactions; changing emotions in all types of negotiation; the importance of relationship building. He earned his BA from the University of Chicago and his doctoral degree from the University of Texas at Austin, with post-graduate training at the Psychoanalytic Center of California.
Mary Lippitt, Ph.D.
Dr. Mary Lippitt founded Enterprise Management Ltd. more than 25 years ago to serve organizations in implementing change, aligning communications, and improving leadership effectiveness. Her award-winning book, Brilliant Or Blunder: 6 Ways Leaders Navigate Uncertainty, Opportunity and Complexity, outlines a new, results-focused lens for achieving excellence. She holds a doctorate in business administration and teaches in the MBA program at the University of South Florida.
Ronald Fleisher has trained more than 3,000 CEOs in the areas of compensation, negotiation, and financial analysis. He was a member of the Leadership Mastermind Group, an international think tank with a mission “to define and advance the art, science and practice of leadership.” Ron has served as a director for Chamberlin Edmonds, Interstate Investment Group, Xyte Inc., Firstline Creative Resources, and various retail companies. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Temple University and his MS from the University of Southern Maine