Dr Edel Lemus is Acting Director, Assistant Professor, and Institutional Business Development Professor in the Business Department at Albizu University, USA. He received a BA in Accounting and a Master’s degree in International Business Administration in Finance from Nova Southeastern University, USA, and a Doctorate of Business Administration (DBA) in accounting from Argosy University, USA. His primary research focus is international accounting, International Financial Reporting Standards, international finance, international business, and new venture capital investment. His research on IFRS has been published in numerous journals, including Global Journal of Management and Business Research, Journal of Alternative Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Universidad Complutense (Madrid, Spain), Observatorio Iberoamericano de la Economia y Sociedad de Japón, and ICL Journal (New Zealand). In recognition of his multiple achievements, Dr Lemus was selected by his peers as the Mace Bearer for the 2014 Carlos Albizu University Commencement Exercises, and is a Kentucky Colonel, a Texas Navy Admiral, and a recipient of the President’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Education.