Robert Braathe is the founder of Braathe Enterprises, serving as a business trainer and leader of BEYourStart and  Virtual Internship Program. After working in management positions with Walt Disney World, Gap and Apple, Mr. Braathe founded his company in October 2005.

Mr. Braathe teaches at Siena College, The College of St. Rose and several community colleges and private colleges in courses that include hospitality, management, marketing, and entrepreneurship.

Mr. Braathe received his MBA from Western Connecticut State University and his Bachelor of Arts in Hospitality from UMass. In addition, he has taken PhD level courses from The University at Albany and Northcentral University.


Sydney Dawson – Recruiting / HR
Asa Cornish – Marketing / Business Research
Aishwarya Kaki – Marketing / Consulting / Communications
Ian Kondek – Marketing / Business Research / CRM
Phil Panici – Marketing / Finance / Sales
John Curley – BEYourStart Program
Mayra Mesina – Digital Marketing / Copywriting
Alaina O’Neill – Accounting / Quickbooks / Finance
Brenna MacIsaac – Website Editing / Copywriting
Marielle Bose-Moody – Social Media / Blogging / BEYourStart Program
Mackenzie Cox – Graphic Design / Communications Planning