Nicholas J. Amdur has over forty years of line, staff and executive policy experience in engineering, manufacturing, computer systems and education settings. Associated with Hult since 2005, Nick teaches MBA courses in Operations Management. In 2011, he was appointed Discipline Lead for the Operations/IT/Project Management arena. and previously served as Chair of the Faculty Operating Committee. In 2012, Nick was appointed Global Dean of Faculty, responsible for the direction of 170 faculty across five worldwide locations.
He has been a faculty member at Northeastern University, Bentley College, Boston University, and Simmons College, teaching graduate and executive courses in Operations Management and served as Director, Executive Programs at Boston University's School of Management.
His industrial career includes Vice‑President, Operations at Jet Spray Corporation, Director of Materials and Logistics at Parker Brothers, Director of Corporate Manufacturing and Manager, Business and Operations Planning at The Foxboro Company. In 1989, Nick established Amdur Associates, an operations consulting firm that focuses on enterprise and supply-chain solutions in operations, logistics, materials and information systems.
Professor Anthony has pursued a dual career as a general management consultant and an educator. As a consultant, he has a broad practice in assisting global corporate clients in the areas of change management, strategy innovation, and leadership development. His experience includes working with groups and teams across levels, functions, industries, and geographies to develop competitive visions, solve problems, implement strategies, and build capabilities. Rob holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an AB, magna cum laude, from Occidental College in Los Angeles. He is currently a PhD candidate at Bentley College and lives in Lexington, Massachusetts.
Julie Yao Cooper is on the faculty of Hult International Business School, where she has taught courses in marketing, business case methodology, consulting, and quantitative methods since 2004.
Professor Cooper has over two decades of consulting experience in business strategy, corporate education and market research. Her current work focuses on ways to accelerate development of critical thinking and communications skills needed by future business leaders working in multicultural environments. In market research, Professor Cooper’s engagements integrate state-of-the-art qualitative and quantitative research techniques to transform abstract data into actionable insights. Past organizations that have benefited from Ms. Cooper’s expertise include American Express, BBDO, Merck and Planned Parenthood.
Professor Cooper has lead consulting engagements with the Monitor Group, a global strategy-consulting firm. She was a founding principal with Mavens & Moguls, LLC, a marketing consultancy. Her corporate background includes in-house positions with Goldman Sachs, IBM, and Procter & Gamble. As a researcher and doctoral candidate in marketing at Harvard Business School, Professor Cooper published papers on customer loyalty, consumer behavior and marketing strategy.
Professor Cooper holds an A.B. in Economics with honors from Harvard University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She has studied piano at the Juilliard School of Music, and speaks Mandarin Chinese. Professor Cooper currently resides in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband and two young children.
Dr. Courtin has extensive experience as the CEO for a series of successful high-tech, Boston-based companies. As CEO, he negotiated alliances, joint ventures, and partnership agreements in more than 30 countries. Dr. Courtin currently serves on the boards of directors of Kashya Inc. and OpenNetwork.
Professor Dalko has served on the faculties of Harvard and CUNY Baruch College. She was a visiting scholar at the University of Munich and a visiting professor at Thunderbird, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Corvinus University Budapest, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the University of Illinois. Dr. Dalko has also served as Advisor to the President of the National Bank of Hungary and Chief of Staff of the Budget, Tax, and Finance Committee of the Hungarian Parliament.
As Professor of Finance at Hult, Viktoria Dalko
is a well-respected teacher, and, like most
Hult faculty, she has a wealth of real business
experience and expertise to support her
teaching. Teaching since completing her Ph.D.
at the University of Pennsylvania, Professor
Dalko has also served on the faculties of
Harvard, CUNY, and Baruch College. A former
international management consultant and
researcher, with experience covering such
diverse areas of finance as M&A, valuation,
and financial markets and including working
in Parliament and advising the president of
the Central Bank, Professor Dalko’s valuable
insider knowledge provides students with an
integrated and practical financial education.
Professor Dalko says there is no corporate
finance without financial markets, and
no financial market expertise without
understanding corporate finance. Having
worked around the world in China, the EU,
Southeast Asia, the U.S., the Middle East, and
Africa, she is well positioned to appreciate
the unique issues faced by our international
students and alumni. Her latest book,
Regulating Competition in Stock Markets,
was co-edited and co-authored with Nobel
Laureate Professor Lawrence Klein and other
Professor Dalko has received a slew of
teaching awards and accolades during her
Hult is a good choice for students, because
most Hult faculty members have business
leadership experience and genuinely care
for the future. Anyone looking for a school
that embodies such values and offers great
international exposure should put Hult at the
top of their list. The international campuses
provide incomparable opportunities for
students to learn in different environments
while retaining the same quality of learning,
allowing them to gain localized business
knowledge of multiple regions in addition
to learning the standard material. Also, the
one-year MBA saves money and time, and
in today’s fast-paced world, the ability to be
able to return quickly to a full-time earning
position, and often to a much better paid job,
Unlike most schools, the pedagogical
approach that Hult faculty take to business
education is very practical; most of us have
business or government experience that we
draw from. Learning from books you can do at
home—learning from people who have done
what they teach is an entirely different thing.
Dr. Deneffe is also an international partner in consulting at Arthur D. Little. Prior to Hult, Dr. Deneffe taught strategy at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. His main interests are strategy, customer management and quantitative modeling.
Professor Edmunds specializes in finance with particular interest in the areas of capital markets and emerging markets, international finance, and derivatives. A member of the faculty at Babson College, he has teaching experience at other Boston universities as well as in Spain, Costa Rica, and the Dominican Republic.
Professor Grandinetti is Global Discipline Lead for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at Hult and also teaches courses on Management and Marketing. He has been named Professor of the Week by the Financial Times and has been named Professor of the Year 2012-13 and is the recipient of four Global Teaching Excellence Award during his three years at Hult. He serves as lead Faculty Advisor to the Hult VC and Social Business Clubs and chairs the Hult SF Operations Committee. He was also named the Hult SF Professor most engaged with students outside of the classroom and won a Faculty Peer Award Recognition Award for his exemplary efforts. He has a special interest in Disruptive Business Model Innovation, Design Thinking, Raising Early Stage Capital, Digital Marketing, Advanced Technology Commercialization, Corporate Venturing and Social Entrepreneurship.
He taught Entrepreneurship at MIT for over ten years and has been teaching Corporate Venturing at Denmark Technical University for seven years. He served as judge for ten years in the MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition and is active in mentor capital programs such as TechStars and IBM SmartCamp. He also mentored the winning team in this year’s Hult Prize SF Regional Competition. Professor Grandinetti keynotes many Innovation and Venture Capital events and is active on the TEDx circuit.
Professor Grandinetti worked at McKinsey & Company and currently serves as Senior Adviser to businesses, universities, and governments on a broad range of strategic, innovation, marketing and commercialization issues. He is a mentor and Board Member to many US tech start-ups and social ventures.
He was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar at Yale and was the first ever recipient of the Procter & Gamble Marketing Leadership award. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering magna cum laude from Rutgers where he was named to the National Engineering Honor Society. He serves on the School’s board and was awarded the Engineering Medal of Excellence for career achievement as well as Alumni of the Year.
He has served on the Corporate Executive Board of WGBH Public TV and Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System, for over a decade and has co-chaired the business development and nominating committees.
Bill Hancock is Hult Global Professor of Accounting and Finance. Previously Bill served as Acting Dean of Hult Boston. He was elected Hult “Professor of the Year” in 2012.
Prior to joining Hult, Bill spent over twenty years as a management consultant with IBM Global Systems, Ernst & Young, and Keane. He also was a divisional marketing manager at Digital Equipment Corporation, a position that led him to build and manage the world’s first business-to-business eCommerce site. This business had online sales over $1.3 billion and was profitable from the first year of operation.
Bill has served as an adjunct professor at Babson College and Northeastern University where he taught accounting, finance, entrepreneurial studies, information technology, eBusiness and management courses. He was elected “Outstanding Instructor of the Year” at Northeastern University.
He was also appointed Visiting Professor, Juian University, Peoples’ Republic of China, where he led a MBA program for senior Chinese government officials.
Bill has a MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a BBA in accounting from the University of Iowa.
His professional degrees include Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU), Chartered Property Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), and Certificate in Data Processing (CDP).
Bill is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in the World, Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders In America, and Who’s Who in Finance & Industry. He is a frequent speaker on leadership, e-Commerce, business strategy, entrepreneurship, and the use of computer technology in business.
Bill enjoys photography and foreign travel.
Steve has over 25 years of management consulting and training experience in areas such as development economics, education and training, strategic planning, and marketing. He was a Director in the Development Economics and Finance group at Arthur D. Little for 10 years, and spent the last three years with the company as the global head of its internal learning and training activities.
For the past 10 years, Steve has been one of three partners in ITSMA, an industry association that focuses on helping high technology companies with their services and solutions marketing. Steve has taught at a number of colleges and universities, including the University of Massachusetts, the University of Bordeaux, the University of the West Indies, and Arizona State University.
Ron is currently a senior partner at the IXL Center and at the Spinnaker Group (a venture capital firm). He is on the Faculty of the Hult International Business School, and on the Advisory board of Arthur D. Little Inc. (ADL). He was most recently a senior partner of the Monitor Group where he founded and led their Innovation practice and was founder of IMI (Innovation Management Inc.). For 20 years he was the managing director of the Technology and Innovation Management Practice for Arthur D. Little worldwide. He was also Chief Innovation Officer and served on their Technology Investment Board and Management Education Institute Board.
As a seasoned CEO, accomplished entrepreneur and executive coach, Dr. Kastner balances his time among activities that he loves, including teaching in at least six countries and nine universities, interaction with students around the world, and management consulting. Since 2006, he has devoted his academic contribution to Hult International Business School as an active faculty member, speaker for the school, handles special projects to market and enhance the visibility of Hult International Business School, and recruitment. Some of his most popular Hult courses are: Management Practices, Management of Family Owned Businesses, Global Operations Management, and Management of Start Ups and Growth. His courses are consistently popular with students, young professionals, and experienced managers alike, and are ranked by students as “essential” for understanding the business world. Teaching is his first love and Dr. Kastner considers this both an accomplishment and a compliment.
Dr. Kastner has served on the boards of both large and small organizations and currently participates on three boards, both foreign and domestic. Currently he serves as CEO and Founder of First GTK, LLC. (Parent company to REDITUS International, Inc., and GTK I, LLC.) based in Miami, Florida. FirstGTK and REDITUS International focus on bringing Strategic Consulting, Talent Strategy, Executive Coaching, Strategic Implementation and Risk Management to the Energy, Retail, Banking and Education industries with an emphasis on family owned businesses and the importance of service excellence. GTK I, LLC manages investments in ongoing concerns for turnaround purposes, and start-up ventures. The client base of these companies spans North and Latin America. During the last decade Dr. Kastner has been instrumental in improving the Management and Governance approach within several family owned businesses. While some projects are confidential his sample client list includes: Casa editorial El Tiempo; Grupo Capriles; Casa Hellmund; El large Food and Beverage group; Cemex; and a medium size technology and hospitality group.
Throughout his career, which encompasses a unique and dynamic mix of experiences in academia, management, and innovative entrepreneurial experiences, he committed himself to the deployment of knowledge and shared experience. This commitment manifested through his professional dedication to three key areas: management consulting, executive education, and MBA teaching. Dr. Kastner has implemented forward-looking, new, and innovative approaches within organizations and developed programs that are practical, result-oriented methods to coach and train C-level managers. More recently, he focused on Latin-American countries, Colombia and Venezuela, the United States, concentrating in the Southeast U.S., with occasional projects in Eastern Europe, the Czech Republic, and the Middle East, Dubai. In addition to teaching on both of the Hult campuses in the U.S., his teaching engagements have recently taken him to Venezuela, Colombia, United Emirates, China, Israel, and the Czech Republic.
Dr. Kastner has a rich portfolio of experiences in generating value in service industries such as educational institutes, healthcare delivery, commercial banking, entertainment, franchising, and hospitality. He brings a balanced, pragmatic, and vision-driven approach to consulting engagements and adds strong strategic content to his board positions through participation and advice.
Dr. Kastner has lived in six countries throughout North and South America, the Middle East, and Europe; worked in 22; taught in six; and is fluent in four languages with working knowledge of two more. He currently serves on the board of three firms in Venezuela, Colombia, and the U.S.A. Dr, Kastner earned his Engineering degree cum laude in 1971, his M.Sc. degree with distinction in 1973, and his Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1980.
Joanne Lawrence is Global Professor, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Social Innovation at Hult International Business School (Boston-Dubai-London-San Francisco-Shanghai) and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact.
Prior to Hult, she was a guest lecturer and adjunct professor at INSEAD and an affiliate of INSEAD’s Business in Society Centre, where she was involved in Project RESPONSE, an extensive study of global corporate social responsibility (CSR). A strong believer in the power of business to bring about lasting, positive change, she focuses on developing leaders who can ethically and effectively leverage resources to achieve both social and economic objectives.
With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with multinational companies and global organizations such as BP, IBM and the World Bank as well as smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups, such as Tom’s of Maine and Economic Development Imports. As vice president of corporate communications and investor relations, she received numerous awards in both the U.S. and U.K. for her work in strategically-aligning and engaging stakeholders. While vice president at UK-based healthcare company SmithKline Beecham (today GSK), she headed a ground-breaking global organizational change initiative that became the subject of a book and an award-winning INSEAD case study.
Ms. Lawrence is co-author of From Promise to Performance: The Journey of Transformation at SmithKline Beecham (Harvard Business School Press, 1997). SmithKline Beecham was one of ten best cases in The Search for Strategic Credibility: Concepts and Cases in Global Strategy Communications and also the subject of an award-winning INSEAD case study: “The Making of the Simply Better Healthcare Company.” A recent essay, “The Disappearing Water Cooler” has been included in The Future of Innovation (Gower Publishing, 2009).
Her latest work is Globally Responsible Leadership: Managing According to the UN Global Compact Principles, co-edited with Paul Beamish of the Richard Ivey School of Business (Sage Publishing, 2012).
Professor Litman is currently Managing Director of Equity Analysis & Strategy, Inc. headquartered in New York City, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the EAS Group, which includes the Institute of Strategy & Valuation, EAS Digital, and other private holdings. He is a member of the Board of Directors of COL Financial Group, a publicly-traded financial services firm in Asia (PSE: COL). He is Chairman of the Foundation for Socioeconomic Advancement focused on philanthropic efforts to support underdeveloped communities, and also Advisory Board Member of Children International. Previously, Professor Litman held Director/Manager positions at Credit Suisse First Boston, Deloitte Consulting, and American Express. He is co-author of the book, DRIVEN: Business Strategy, Human Actions, and the Creation of Wealth and has published in Harvard Business Review. Professor Litman is on faculty at HULT International Business School and has lectured at Harvard Business School and has been involved in new business curriculum and course design at top universities around the world. He is a Certified Public Accountant in the United States, a member of the Global CFA Institute, received his B.S. Accountancy at DePaul University and his MBA/MM from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Dr. Marple has taught finance and investment banking at Hult and its predecessor organizations. Over the years he has played a major role in building the MBA program. He is a tenured professor at Northeastern University where he teaches business finance, investment banking and international finance. At Northeastern he has chaired almost every faculty committee known to humankind. He earned an AB degree from Princeton's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and MBA and doctoral degrees from Harvard. The business cases he has written present financial management problems faced in atypical organizations. Currently he is a member of the Hult Curriculum Committee.
Amit is Managing Director of Hult Labs and Professor of Management at Hult International Business School (at its London campus). Hult Labs, the School’s global research group, conducts research that will improve business education.
He has long worked at the intersection of strategy, organizational effectiveness, leadership and technology management. His book, The Spider’s Strategy (FT Press, 2009), discussed competing by forming global corporate networks; the sequel will address leadership by mid-tier managers of such firms. Articles by him, or about his research, have appeared in Management Science, Chief Learning Officer, Harvard Business Review, Leader to Leader, and Business Digest.
Through Ishan Advisors, a boutique executive education and strategy consulting company he co-founded in 2004, Amit works with executives at Global 500 companies. He was on the faculty of Babson College (2011—2013).
Earlier, he founded a consulting practice at Forrester Research. As Chief Technology & Strategy Officer of a public company, TurboChef Technologies, he led next generation product development and launch efforts. At Arthur D. Little, where he was elected Director, he co-led the Consumer Industries practice, and also helped top executives craft business strategies. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at INSEAD (1992—1994) and began his career at American Express Bank.
Professor Newman has extensive experience in entrepreneurship and small businesses. The founder of companies in the real estate, computer, and investment fields, he transitioned into academia to design and direct the entrepreneurship program at Boston University, which grew to be among the top 25 entrepreneurship programs in the country, at the time.
In 1990, he was asked to join Babson College, consistently ranked the top school in entrepreneurship education globally, where he taught entrepreneurship and management for over a decade. While at Babson, Professor Newman was named Professor of the Year, worked on major curriculum reform, and co-developed Babson’s Foundation Management Experience (FME), an experiential management principles course. The course received the TIAA-CREF Hesburgh outstanding curriculum award and was voted the most “innovative entrepreneurship education course” in the U.S. by the US Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Professor Newman has also served as a consultant to both large and small businesses, as a board member and advisor to a number of for-profit and not-for-profit companies, and as a frequent speaker at entrepreneurship functions. Over his nearly thirty-year academic career, he has worked on projects on six continents including Africa (Egypt), Asia (China and the Middle East), Australia, Europe, and the Americas.
In 1999, Professor Newman was identified by Business Week as one of the people who had fostered the development of small business in the 1990’s, the only academic on the list.
Professor Newman joined Hult International Business School as the Associate Dean responsible for curriculum design. While at Hult, he has received numerous honors including co-recipient of the Dean’s Award for Educational Improvement, Honor Roll for Outstanding Service, and was named Hult’s Professor of the Year twice. Currently, he serves as a Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, a Discipline Lead for Hult’s Entrepreneurship program, and as the Global Chair of Hult’s Academic Standards Committee.
Mary Jane Norton is president and founder of Management Educational Resources, a customer-focused consulting and training firm. A management development and communication specialist, Mary Jane has more than 30 years of experience consulting, designing, and delivering professional development training programs. She provides a full spectrum of management training, executive coaching, performance improvement programs, as well as communication and presentation skills seminars including DISC behavioral assessment. Her corporate experience spans high-tech, aerospace, manufacturing, financial services, and the utility industries. In addition to training and consulting, she is on the faculty at the HULT International Business School and an Adjunct Professor of Management at Babson College.
Professor O' Donnell is an engineer-turned-industry analyst for the telecommunication and media industries. His research focuses on the intersection of technology, policy, and economics in the development of new markets. He has studied consumer and market reactions to new communications technologies for the MIT Media Laboratory and corporate and NGO clients. He also teaches international communications courses at Tufts University's Fletcher School.
Dr. Patel chairs Hult's Innovation and Growth Action Learning Program in conjunction with the IXL Center. Prior to Hult, Dr. Patel was a senior leader and co-founder of the Monitor Group’s Innovation Practice responsible for Asia and Latin America. Dr. Patel has worked at Motorola in the portable energy space and is the owner of six patents. He is also a founder of various venture-backed companies. Dr. Patel is the co-author of 101 Innovation Breakthroughs and The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore and Greenovate! Companies Innovating to Create a More Sustainable World.
Co-author of '101 Innovation Breakthroughs' and 'The State of Innovation at the Firm Level in Singapore' and in the process of writing a third book on 'Thinking and Acting Differently to Make Innovation Real'; author 'Greenovate'
James A. Pope received degrees in economics from the College of Wooster and Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina. Between his masters and doctoral degrees, he served five years in the U.S. Air Force as a logistics officer. He has written and consulted extensively in the field of operations management including supply chain management, total quality management, inventory control, scheduling, warehouse location and database management. He is the author of Supply Chain Survival in the Age of Globalization and co-author of Ocean Container Transportation: An Operational Perspective. He has been a professor at Old Dominion University and the University of Toledo and has taught abroad in Germany, the Netherlands and India. In addition to his academic work, he has been active in APICS, an organization for operations management professionals. He is professionally certified by APICS with the CFPIM and CSCP designations, and for thirty years has taught certification courses and developed certification training and testing materials for the organization.
27 year proven management track record building brand equity-driven businesses within Fortune 500 including First National Bank of Boston, RJR Nabisco, Bristol Meyers Squibb. For private clients, he has advised on the building and managing of brands as well as the solving of complex marketing challenges across multiple sectors including high tech, health care, eCommerce and luxury goods. Entrepreneurially, Marco also co-conceived, co-launched, grew and later sold two ventures in eCommerce and FMCG.
PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR 2012, 2011 & 2007. 25 years experience training and developing executives, MBAs as well as undergraduate students on five continents. Professor of Marketing and Strategy at Hult International, Cambridge, USA; University of Edinburgh, Scotland; AALTO, Helsinki, Finland; Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden; EHTP Casablanca, Morocco and ENPC Paris, France. Consistently achieved high student and peer reviews.
Graduated with BS in Business Administration (1985) from Northeastern University Phi Kappa Phi and Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Societies. Also, graduated with MBA (1994) from the Darden School at the University of Virginia. Received the Dean’s & Faculty Award for academic excellence as well as the Sheppard Award for Outstanding Service to the Community.
Eliot H. Sherman, CPA, is Professor of Finance at the Hult International Business School and a Senior Lecturer in Finance at Northeastern University, teaching classes to undergraduates, MBA, EMBA, and MSF students in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business. Prior to joining Northeastern’s full-time faculty, he served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer, and Director of Gloucester Co. Inc., a manufacturer of adhesives, sealants, and caulking materials, and as Partner and Chief Financial Officer of Venture Builders, an advisory firm dedicated to helping entrepreneurs build successful businesses, established in 1999. Earlier, he was principal of his own consulting firm providing strategic and operational planning assistance and financial management guidance to smaller, growing businesses. Among the firms he served were a developer of electronic commerce software products, a developer of specialized voice recognition and report generation software, a consulting firm focused on repetitive manufacturing practices, and a security consulting and investigative services firm.
Earlier in his career, he was Chief Financial Officer of a medium-sized shoe parts manufacturing company and controller of two successful textile manufacturers. He has more than twenty-five years of financial management experience in several manufacturing and service companies, holding titles from Administrative Manager and Divisional Controller to Corporate Controller and Chief Financial Officer. During his career, he has worked for businesses from the very small to the Fortune 50, from private to publicly held, from domestic to multi-national to foreign-owned. For twenty-five years, until 1997, he served on the Board of Directors of a NASDAQ-listed foam plastics fabricator, and he has served as a director or advisor to several corporations and non-profit organizations in the Boston area.
Mr. Sherman was educated at Harvard College and earned masters degrees from The Amos Tuck School and from Bentley College. He has taught regularly for several state societies of CPAs and for American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for the past 25 years. Mr. Sherman has authored programs on Controllership and Finance for the Non-Financial Manager, which have been presented a number of times to the Smaller Business Association of New England and programs on Planning and Budgeting, Negotiating Debt and Equity Financing, and The Business Plan for AICPA. He has also written Finance and Accounting for the Non-Financial Manager published by the Amacom Division of the American Management Association (published in 2001, 2006, 2011). He also wrote The Business of Project and Program Management (Dubuque, Iowa; Kendall-Hunt Publishing; 2009) which has been used as a text in a course that is part of a Master Degree in Project Management program at Brandeis University.
Jim has been serving as an adjunct faculty member at Hult for the last three years teaching the “IT for Managers” course. He has also taught several courses at the graduate and undergraduate level at Northeastern University and Boston University. Jim’s business background includes independent consulting as well as senior management consulting at Ernst & Young and office director of IT consulting for a division of Deloitte. His experience also includes Chief Information Officer of four companies across pharmaceutical, manufacturing and services industries. As a Vice President of IT at Houghton Mifflin, Jim had responsibility for the Program Management Office and led the IT Infrastructure support function of that company. As Vice president and CIO of the Shipley Company he led global IT initiatives in the U.S., Europe and Asia. With this breadth of experience, Jim brings to Hult a business focused and pragmatic application of IT best practices which he thoroughly enjoys sharing through the framework of Hult’s education platform.
Christopher (Rusty) Tunnard teaches Management and Organization at Hult. He is also a member of the International Business faculty at the Fletcher School at Tufts University, where he has recently been appointed the Hitachi Fellow for Technology and International Affairs. For many years, he was a Principal at Arthur D. Little (ADL) in their Travel and Technology practice in Brussels and London. He is a recognized expert on technology-led change in the international communications, travel, and financial service industries. Prior to joining ADL, he directed world-wide strategy and technology partnerships for the Travel Division of American Express TRS Co. He has also run his own consulting firm and has owned and operated a hotel barge company in southern France.
His doctoral dissertation focused on the use of technology in the formation of resistance networks that eventually led to peaceful regime change in Serbia in the 1990s. His current research examines the roles that social networks and social media can play in building up institutions and civil society in post-revolutionary countries, and he is developing analytical methods to examine public and private social networks and their impact on organizations.
As president and founder of Enterprise Systems, Sharon Wulf provides organizational and business development services. With a management background largely formed as the Director and Group Manager of Strategic Business Programs for the Semiconductor and Technologies Division at Digital Equipment Corporation and as a Senior Finance Manager for Engineering Technologies at The Polaroid Corporation, Sharon formed Enterprise Systems in 1992. Sharon has over three decades of teaching experience at the MBA level and currently serves on several MBA faculties. As a faculty member at Worcester Polytechnic Institute’s School of Business, Sharon instructs graduate level courses at WPI and EMC, UMASS Memorial, National Grid, Natick Labs, and United Technologies. Named MBA Faculty of the Year 2011 at Framingham State University, she instructs MBA courses in MBA Professional Capstone and Strategy Management, Human Resources Management, and Global Business Management. Recipient of the Northeastern University Teaching Excellence Award, Sharon taught Business Strategy and Management to graduate and undergraduate students. Sharon authored three books Customer Service Action Plans, Leadership in Action, and Building Performance Values that were published by HRD Press and honored at the NU Major Works Reception. Sharon currently serves on several non-profit boards including the National Board of the English Speaking Union of the United States of America.
Author of three books, Customer Service Action Plans, Leadership in Action, and Building Performance Values ( published by HRD Press).
Professor Zif holds engineering degrees from Technion, Israel, and an MBA and PhD from New York University. He was a member of the faculty at Tel-Aviv University and lectured for many years in executive programs at Harvard, Wharton and Northwestern, and in many programs around the world. He was elected "Professor of the Year" at Hult in December 2005. Professor Zif has extensive consulting experience in many industries and was previously the president of a start-up U.S. firm funded by venture capital.