About Us

The Centurion Sales Program began as a vision. In just nine short months, that vision was transformed into a dynamic program, including a major and minor in professional sales with over 80 students enrolled in its courses. With newly-constructed, state-of-of the-art sales training facilities and a faculty with a myriad of professional and educational experience, this is just the beginning.

A Student's Perspective on Centurion Sales

"I would say training from Centurion Sales is definitely the most practical thing I've learned at Stetson. The program is very well developed, even in its beta stages. The state-of-the-art equipment is extremely interactive and allows us to further develop our skills by hearing and seeing ourselves as we conduct everything from sales calls to role-plays and presentations to product demonstrations. It's really cool to see how much we're investing in it.

I think everyone should experience sales in some way or another. I could see it having extensive reach across campus and different majors since sales touches every career in some regard or another. Not to mention, Dr. Riggs has a great personality and a lot of practical experience, so class is exciting. Overall, a very valuable experience." 

- Jordan Bowling, senior

About the Founder

The program was made possible by a donation from Stetson alumnus, Leopoldo Fernandez, in honor of his father, Genaro Fernandez Centurion. Leo Fernandez graduated in 1973 from the Stetson University School of Business Administration. He is the only entrepreneur in the Spanish market to lead two companies, Jazztel and Tele-Pizza, from start-up, or from near bankruptcy, into the IBEX 35.

“Any living entity needs to grow to survive, and business is no exception. What is most important to growing a business is growth in sales - it is the fuel to driving business forward.”
- Leopoldo Fernandez