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Meet our Faculty

Professors in the spotlight

Michael Grandinetti

Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing

Olaf Groth

Professor for Global Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics

The Team

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James Abdey
Professor of Quantitative Methods
PhD, London School of Economics; MSc, University of Exeter

Dr. James Abdey is the LSE Fellow in Statistics having completed his doctorate there specializing in a methodological unification of statistical “schools” in quantifying the true evidential value of data. In 2010 he began teaching the MBA Quantitative Methods course at Hult's London campus, focusing on managerial decision making. From 2012, he is also responsible for delivering a range of quantitative courses across Hult’s suite of postgraduate programs, including Managerial Economics. Dr. Abdey has extensive experience developing learning resources for LSE’s distance learning and summer school programs in Economics, Mathematics and Statistics, including lecturing spells in Central Asia and the Far East. Outside of academia, he has also undertaken various quantitative-based consultancy projects ranging from the hedge fund industry to the UK parliament, while his research interests include forensic statistics and market research techniques.
(Part Time)

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Aneesh Banerjee
Professor of Global Strategy and IT Management
MRes, City University London
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Christian Buss
Professor of International Marketing and Global Strategy
PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Name: W. Christian Buss, Ph.D.

Qualifications & Institution: Ph.D., M.A. – Marketing Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; M.S., Quantitative Business Analysis, Smeal School, Pennsylvania State University

Position at Hult: Professor of International Marketing and Global Strategy (Part-time)

Work experience:

W. Christian Buss, Ph.D. is a professor at the Hult International Business School. In 2004, he left the School of Business at the State University of New York/University at Albany to concentrate full-time on executive education. Prior to his departure, the UAlbany President named him to the rank of Professor Emeritus.

Awards and significant projects:

Dr. Buss has received sixteen teaching awards from different schools for his teaching excellence. He received the 2004 Special Recognition Award from the Capital Region World Trade Center for his support of international business initiatives in the Capital Region of New York. His Ph.D. dissertation won first-place as the best Marketing dissertation from the American Marketing Association in 1980.

Teaching experience:

Dr. Buss was a Teaching Professor of Global Strategy in the Fox School of Temple University in from 2012 through June of 2014. His recent executive education clients include the Rotterdam School of Management, Leiden University, the Lorange Institute of Business in Zurich, Smith School at University of Maryland, the Universidad del Salvador in Argentina and private companies.

Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs:

W. Christian Buss (2011), “Smithwell Machine Tools, Incorporated: Ethical Dilemmas in International Business.” Journal of Business Cases and Applications. Volume 3. pp. 60-67

W. Christian Buss and Rosalie Kuyvenhoven (2011) “Perceptions of European Middle Managers in Strategic Change.” Global Journal of Management Research, V5.5, pp. 109-119.

Kuyvenhoven, Rosalie and W. Christian Buss (2011)“A Normative View of the Role of Middle Management in the Implementation of Strategic Change.” Journal of Management and Marketing Research.

Ralph Winkemoelen and W. Christian Buss (2013, “Development of Strategic Parenting Models in Small Holding Companies: a Research Agenda,” Winter Conference Proceedings – Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol 8.1, pp. 231-241.

W. Christian Buss and Rosalie Kuyvenhoven (2011), “A Typology of the Roles of Middle Management in the Implementation of Strategic Change: An Exploratory Study.” Winter Conference Proceedings – Global Conference on Business and Finance, Vol 6.1, pp.890-902.. (Recipient – Outstanding Research Award).

Christian Buss and Andreas Faerber (2010) “Use of a Value-Balance Model to Guide Employees Behavior to Meet Customer Needs: An Exploratory Application.” In R. Berndt (ed.), Erfolgreiches Management: Herausfortderungen on das Management.” (Springer- Verlag: Berlin). pp. 11-37.

Website/ social media links:

LinkedIn

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Bill Carney
Professor of International Marketing
MBA CEI, Geneva

Mr. Carney is originally from Harlem, New York, was raised in several African countries and educated in Europe and The U.S.A..

Mr. Carney obtained his B.A. in Political Science from Wayne State University while employed with General Motors Corporation. He was subsequently appointed Manager, Fleet and Government Sales, Africa. In this role he was responsible for developing several automotive assembly agreements, i.e. Tunisia, Morocco, Iran.

He subsequently held various marketing and planning positions within the corporation, involving relations with Japanese, German and U.S. subsidiaries and associate companies. He was also a Director of the Corporation’s countertrade and compensation subsidiary, Motors Trading Corporation, focusing predominantly on Africa.

He was the first recipient of the General Motors International Fellowship, under which he completed his M.B.A. at CEI, Geneva (now IMD, Lausanne). He subsequently joined the faculty of CEI / IMI-GENEVA in 1984, and was Program Director of the International Seminar In Industrial Marketing at IMI and subsequently IMD, Lausanne from 1984 until 1991.

Prior to joining Hult, Bill was a Professor of International Marketing at the IE Business School in Madrid from 1987 until 2012 , when he decided to return to the U.S.A. In 2010 he created a new course focusing upon neuro-marketing, “Massaging the Mind” which was the most popular elective course for several years. Professor Carney has received several awards for teaching excellence.

From 1999 to 2004 he was a consultant to CREATE, a Swiss high-tech start-up vehicle at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale  de Lausanne, (the Swiss MIT). He is also visiting professor at Thunderbird, visiting professor at BMI, Lithuania, and was Visiting Assistant Professor at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he pursued Ph.D. studies in International Marketing and Entrepreneurship early in his career. 

From 2006 until 2013, Mr. Carney was Managing Director of The Assegai Group, a company involved in marketing services and training. He simultaneously served as Executive Director of Laughing Bear Productions Ltd., a music and multimedia production company involved in commercials, corporate sponsorship and marketing promotions.

He has provided input on global strategy and innovation to companies such as Danfoss, Coloplast, Nestle and numerous others. 

Mr. Carney is an internationally known lecturer and has worked with companies large and small in Europe, the U.S., the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. His current research interests include neuro-marketing, international trade flows, customer management, e-commerce and the psychology of music.
(Full time)

Gonzalo Chavez
Professor of Finance
PhD University of Houston

Dr. Chavez has had an active career as an international professor. He has taught undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Holding multiple recognitions for teaching excellence, Prof. Chavez has collaborated as professor, academic director and visiting professor in various academic institutions such as Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México, Babson College (United States.), Universidad Adolfo Ibáñez (Chile), the European School of Management and Technology (Germany) and the Instituto de Empresa Business School (Spain). 

Professor Chavez’s research focus has resulted in published work that covers both practitioner and academic journals. His most recent work has concentrated on corporate governance, transparency and financial crises in emerging and developed markets as well as analyzing the resilience of microfinance institutions to crises conditions. He is also currently studying the impact of culture in investors’ value perception when Enterprise Application implementations are announced. His work has been published in the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Ethics, among others. 

As consultant, Dr. Chavez has worked in firm valuation and has counseled interest groups on the use of derivative instruments for risk hedging purposes. In the field of professional training, Professor Chavez is an active user of financial simulation and its application in investments and risk hedging. Professor Chavez has used this tool in the international training of executives and stock exchange management teams in emerging markets. 
(Full Time)

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Viktoria Dalko
Professor of Finance
Ph.D. and M.A., University of Pennsylvania

As Professor of Finance at Hult, Dr. Viktoria Dalko is a well-respected teacher and 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 also served on the faculties of Harvard and Baruch College (CUNY). Additionally, 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 is a former international management consultant and researcher, with experience covering diverse areas in finance, M&A, valuation, and financial markets. She has experience working as an advisor to the President of the National Bank of Hungary and was Chief of Staff for the Budget, Tax, and Finance Committee of the Hungarian Parliament. 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 US, 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 world-class researchers.

Professor Dalko has received a slew of teaching awards and accolades during her career, including:

*A perfect score from EMBA program students at Baruch College, CUNY in New York, for the M&A course, and a perfect score from Master students at Harvard Extension School, also for an M&A course.

*The Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award at Harvard University in 2009. Management students at Harvard Extension School selected one from over 70 Harvard faculty and noted Viktoria’s ability to “inspire students to excel” and “encourage them to give more than what is expected.
(Full Time)

Daniel Deneffe
Professor of Strategy and Managerial Economics
PhD (Industrial Organization / Strategy) Cornell University; MA (Economics) Cornell University

Dr. Daniel Deneffe is a Professor of Managerial Economics and Global Strategy. He is Hult’s Discipline Lead of Strategy and Economics. Deneffe also teaches ‘Applied Strategy in the Real World’ at Harvard University’s Extension School. 

Deneffe is also an independent consultant and a senior advisor to a number of strategy consulting companies. Prior to going on his own in 2013, he was a consultant with Arthur D. Little, the world’s first management consulting firm, for 18 years. He joined the company in 1995 and was elected to partner 5 years later.  Deneffe’s areas of expertise include:

  • Corporate and business unit strategy
  • Marketing strategy
  • Pricing, bidding and sales excellence
Deneffe has applied his expertise in consulting projects world-wide (Europe, US, Latin America, Middle East, Asia Pacific, and Australia) and across a wide range of industries (automotive, FMCGs,  alcoholic beverages, beer, food, insurance, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, biotech, medical devices, consumer durables, construction industry, cement,  engineering and manufacturing industries, perimeter protection, telecom operators, telecom suppliers, hr services, coach services, network industries, utilities, public services).

Prior to joining Arthur D. Little, Deneffe was a full time faculty member at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. He has published widely in Arthur D. Little’s Prism but also in journals such as Management Science, Harvard Business Review blog, the International Journal of Industrial Organization,  Managerial and Decision Economics and Health Policy.
(Full Time)

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Giana Eckhardt
Professor of International Marketing
PhD, University of Minnesota

Giana M. Eckhardt is Professor of Marketing at Royal Holloway, University of London. She was formerly on the faculty at Suffolk University, Boston and the Australian Graduate School of Management, Sydney and was visiting faculty at CEIBS in Shanghai. She received her B.S. in Marketing from the University of Connecticut and her Ph.D. in Marketing from the University of Minnesota. Giana has published widely in the field of consumer culture theory; in particular on issues related to consumer behavior in Asia, branding, globalization, consumer ethics and access based consumption. She has published over twenty articles in journals such as Harvard Business Review and Journal of Consumer Research. She is co-author of The Myth of the Ethical Consumer (Cambridge University Press). She is a past co-chair of the Consumer Culture Theory conference, is on the editorial review board of Consumption, Markets and Culture, and has guest edited special issues of Qualitative Market Research and Journal of Macromarketing. Her research has won awards from the Sheth Foundation and the Marketing Science Institute, and been featured in outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Atlantic, Scientific American, and on National Public Radio. Giana has received research grants from the Australian Research Council and the Marketing Science Institute, and has worked closely with companies such as McKinsey in Asia and Dunkin’ Brands in China. She has presented her work at top institutions and conferences around the world, including at the United Nations CSR Global Forum. She teaches international marketing and brand management to MBA and executive MBA students, including at Hult International Business School in Shanghai.

Position at Hult: Professor of International Marketing and Brand Management (Part-time)

Luis Escamilla
Professor of Quantitative Analysis; Discipline Lead Quants and Analytics
MBA, Hult International Business School; BEng of Cybernetics and Computer Systems, La Salle University

Prof. Escamilla has extensive work experience with Procter & Gamble in the Finance and Accounting department. He developed and implemented a cost forecasting system adopted in all Latin America production plants earning him the “P&G Stewardship Manager of the Year Award 2005”. He also developed an automated tool to read SAP data and build custom financial reports for top management decision making. He conducted competitive intelligence analyses to forecast competitor’s pricing and new product launches.

Prior to P&G, he developed an inventory control system for the largest Spanish-language book publisher as well as a Pedagogic System to teach Accounting to college students.  Prof. Escamilla has extensive experience in C, C++, Visual Basic and VBA, PowerBuilder, Spreadsheets and Databases. He has participated in SAP implementations.  Prof. Escamilla has designed and led several market research studies for launching new products and ventures in the Middle East.  He has implemented databases, programmed systems and participated in census for The National Institute of Statistic and Geography in Mexico and the Foreign Affairs Ministry through the Mexican Consulate in Dubai.

He has taught Integral and Differential Calculus in the largest private university in Mexico and currently teaches Quantitative Analysis for Hult International Business School.
(Full-time)

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Ali Fenwick
Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology
PhD (c) Nyenrode Business University; MBA, Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management

Ali Fenwick is a successful industrial-organizational psychologist. Ali has designed and conducted research in both an academic and professional setting. His work has contributed to new insights and effective solution in Sales & Negotiations, Marketing, Human Resource Management, and International Business. Ali has lead (research) project teams in FMCGs, Telecommunications, Pharmaceuticals, and Food for major brands such as Philips, Roche, Bayer, Novartis, Nokia, KPN, and Nisshin.

After completion of his first degree in Asian Languages and Business, Ali was awarded various prestigious scholarships to further his studies in Social Science. Through his studies, Ali became passionate about business psychology especially the field of work motivation and commitment. This led him to become a PhD fellow in industrial and organizational psychology.

Ali Fenwick is the founder and CEO of LEAD Training, Consulting, Management & Leadership (LEAD TCM&L™), a global training and management consulting firm specialized in Human Capital Development. LEAD TCM&L™ currently has offices in Rotterdam, London, Rio de Janeiro, Perth, and Tokyo.

Ali is also a Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Hult International Business School. At Hult, Ali teaches Managerial Psychology to both MBA and Executive MBA students and provides management education workshops to corporate clients.

Position at Hult: Professor of Industrial-Organizational Psychology (Part-time)

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Michael Grandinetti
Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, Management, and Marketing
MBA, Yale School of Management

Name: Mike Grandinetti

Qualifications & Institution:  MBA-Yale School of Management, BS Engineering - Rutgers University

Position at Hult: Global Discipline Lead, Entrepreneurship & Innovation and Global Professor of Entrepreneurship, Innovation Marketing and Management and Leadership (Full time)

Work experience

Mike has been continuously active in the fields of innovation and entrepreneurship since earning his BS Engineering and beginning his career in Silicon Valley, as an entrepreneur, consultant, professor, board member and mentor. He was an early team member and CXO of five VC-backed startups. Two went public on the NASDAQ and five were acquired by large strategics including ATT, Iron Mountain, Oracle, Symantec and Synopsys.

He serves on the Board of Directors of numerous US and international startups in fields as diverse as medical devices and equipment, health IT, big data, enterprise software, financial technology and music festival management software. He is an active and top-rated mentor in top rated accelerator programs such as TechStars (ranked #2 in the US), BetaSpring (ranked #11 in the US), the Founders Institute and the MassChallenge as well as IBM SmartCamp and startupbootcamp internationally.  Mike He served as a judge for 10 years in the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition.

He is also very engaged in the field of Social Entrepreneurship. He mentored the winning team in the 2013 Hult Prize SF Regional Competition as they won against Stanford, U Cal Berkeley, and MIT and helped lead them to the Finals at the Clinton Global initiative Annual Meeting where they presented to luminaries including Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus. He has served as an advisor to Engineers Without Borders as well as numerous social startup ventures. Mike has served as Co- Chairman of both the Business Development and the Nominating Committees of WGBH Public TV & Radio, the flagship operation within the US Public Broadcasting System while serving on the corporate executive board for the past 14 years.

Professor Grandinetti keynotes, lectures, moderates panels and facilitates workshops at many startup, entrepreneurship, innovation, venture capital and social impact events and is active on the TEDx circuit.

Professor Grandinetti has also worked as a strategy consultant, beginning with a stint at McKinsey & Company after earning his MBA with distinction at Yale, and continues to serve as a Senior Adviser to businesses, venture capital firms, accelerators, universities, and national and regional governments on a broad range of strategic, innovation policy, entrepreneurship cluster formation, technology commercialization and tech transfer issues.  

Awards and significant projects

Mike was awarded a Hult Professor of the Year Award, four Global Teaching Excellence Awards and two Peer Recognition Awards, including being named the Professor most engaged with students. He was named Financial Times Global Professor of the Week.

In addition to serving as Discipline Lead, he served a core member of Hult’s global MBA Redesign team and serves on Hult’s Global Operating Committee.  He is active in sharing his knowledge of entrepreneurship and innovation with the broader global Hult community through an on-going series of webinars, workshops, tweet-ups, and self-authored case studies.

Mike received the Engineering Medal of Excellence for Career Achievement from Rutgers University and was named Alumni of the Year in 2012. In addition, he holds an appointment with the National Engineering Honor Society and serves on the Rutgers College of Engineering Corporate Advisory Board.

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 was also awarded a Yale Teaching Fellowship.

Teaching experience

Prior to joining Hult, Mike served as Senior Lecturer at the MIT Sloan School of Management for over a decade, where he taught at both the MBA and Exec Ed levels, and served as an adjunct lecturer for the i-Teams course in the MIT Deshpande Center. During this time, he simultaneously served as a judge in the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition. He’s currently a faculty member of the MIT Enterprise Forum Smart Start program for Founders. He also holds a long-standing appointment at the Technical University of Denmark where he teaches Corporate Venturing at the Executive Education level.  He has guest lectured at institutions including Harvard Business School, U California Berkeley, Cambridge University (UK), Aalto University (Finland), Chalmers University of Technology (Sweden), Boston College, Rutgers and Udemy.

He has a special interest in disruptive business model innovation, design thinking, raising early stage capital, digital marketing, advanced technology commercialization, corporate venturing, social entrepreneurship and innovation cluster formation.

Keynote Speeches/ Workshops/ panel Sessions/ Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs/Media Interviews/ Webinars/ TweetUps

The Entrepreneurial Renaissance

TEDx Montreal Talk: The Entrepreneurial Renaissance and Crowd-Funding

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSoDKnSNDwU

TEDx Halifax Talk:  The Entrepreneurial Renaissance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4i1D_0OPt6Q

Interview: IBM Smarter Planet: The Entrepreneurial Renaissance

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZskBBmM9WM8

Global Entrepreneurship

Keynote: Accelerated Growth Bootcamp at MaRS Discovery District

http://vimeo.com/11245836

Webinar : Global Entrepreneurship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCcVG7LdOnw

Video: MasterClass – Silicon Valley Style Entrepreneurship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy11tZRFMhw

Video: MasterClass: Entrepreneurship  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_G7EXN1cCzs

Video: Lecture: Become a Start Up Founder via the Udemy Start-Up MBA

https://www.udemy.com/startup-mba/

TweetUp: Global Entrepreneurship

IBM MasterClass: on Strategic Marketing for StartUps

http://ibmsmartcamp.com/2010/11/29/masterclass-strategic-marketing-mike-grandinetti/

Interview: Entrepreneurship at Hult

http://vimeo.com/77483215

Webinar: How to Succeed as a Global Entrepreneur

http://www.hult.edu/en/events/2014/february/27/global-webinar-mike-grandinetti-0900?utm_campaign=mikegrandinettiwebinar&utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social

TweetUp: Why Has Global Entrepreneurship become a Global Phenomena

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51642&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

TweetUp: Entrepreneurship in Asia

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/hult-labs/2014/march/hulttweetup-on-entrpreneurship-in-asia/

Media Coverage: Hult’s Conference on Global Entrepreneruship Featuring Professor Mike Grandinetti’s Fireside Chats with IBM, Intuit and EMC

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/blogs/2013/april/firstever-jump-event-has-a-successful-landing-for-students-and-startups/

LEAN STARTUP

Keynote: Lean Startup and Product / Market Fit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d5ezA_sr7XQ&list=UUDcR0nNvRkKO1nG2Iwces-A&index=37

Media Interview: The Lean Startup Methodology—A Movement Transforming Business

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/hult-labs/2013/august/the-lean-startup-methodology--a-movement-transforming-business-development/

TweetUp:LeanStartup

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/edit?trk=nav_responsive_sub_nav_edit_profile

Blog Post: with Hult Labs on lean StartUp Mindset

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/hult-labs/2013/august/the-lean-mindsetand-what-it-takes-to-measure-innovation/

Venture Capital, Angel Capital and Financing Your StartUp

Media Interview: Financial Times- Defining the Super Angel in the early stage capital ecosystem

http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/2/27cb8aa2-a6af-11e2-885b-00144feabdc0.html#axzz2RzGsNPgA

Byline Article: Boston Innovation: Living the Entrepreneurial Dream and raising $500K at the Launch Conference

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2011/02/26/greengoose-a-true-story-of-living-the-entrepreneurial-dream/

Interview with Boston Super Angel and Avid Technology Founder Bill Warner

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2011/03/01/videos-from-the-launch-tech-conference-featuring-a-bill-warner-interview/

Keynote: Best Practices in Financing Your Early Stage Start-Up

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vz0XTxPJuNY&list=UUDcR0nNvRkKO1nG2Iwces-A&index=9

Podcast Media Interview: The Frank Peters Show on Angel Investing from Silicon Valley with Angel Investor Mike Grandinetti

http://www.podcast.de/episode/4250869/Mike%2BGrandinetti%252C%2BSouthboro%2BCapital/

Interview with Mike Grandinetti and Boston Super Angel and Avid Technology Founder Bill Warner

http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2011/03/01/videos-from-the-launch-tech-conference-featuring-a-bill-warner-interview/

Media Interview “Ready to Invest”

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/news/2012/september/ready-to-invest-progress-magazine/

Media Interview ZD Net:Tech Acquisitions Can Pay Off

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174610

Blog Post: Relations Between Accelerators and VCs

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140707173550-51642-ccelerator?trk=prof-post

Media Interview: Entrepreneur Magazine: Raising Corporate Venture Capital

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/174610

Panel Discussion and Media Interview: In Search for Big ideas, Big Companies Mimic StartUps

https://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/news/2012/november/in-global-search-for-ideas-big-companies-mimic-startups-latitude-news/

Panel Discussion: Canadian Start Ups Raising US Venture Capital

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyfMwYpcu2o

Disruptive Innovation

TweetUp: Disruptive Business Models

https://storify.com/Hult_Labs/hulttweetup-on-disruptive-business-models-with-pr

Video: Overview on Disruptive Innovation

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8ixwC5ZHno

Case Study: Uber

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51642&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Case Study: Airbnb

http://ak-media.hult.edu/~/media/Hult/Downloads/Flyers/ALL/Airbnb_Case_Challenge.pdf

Blog Post: Waging War on the Traditional Business Model

http://thoughtleaders.ca/waging-war-traditional-business-model/

Video: Workshop: Monetizing Your Business Model

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSvHmYJI3WI

Corporate Venturing

Panel Moderation: Corporate Venturing and Innovation with Biogen, EMC, Fidelity, Intuit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gsCANcoiCQ

Fireside Chat: w/ Wendy Leung, VP and Partner IBM Venture Capital Group

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51642&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Fireside Chat: w/ Hugh Molotsi , VP Global Innovation Intuit

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51642&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Fireside Chat: w/ Stephen Manley, CTO, EMC

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51642&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Media Interview: “Looking for new ideas? Get yourself to the developing world”

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/news/2012/september/looking-for-new-ideas-get-yourself-to-the-developing-world-latitude-news/

Blog Post: Disruption in the Education Sector

https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140520023426-51642-i-look-forward-to-starting-harvard-business-school-s-teaching-cases-online-case-method-teaching-seminar-series?trk=prof-post

Kick Off Presentation: Best Practices in Global Innovation

https://www.linkedin.com/profile/view?id=51642&trk=nav_responsive_tab_profile

Media Interview: Will Obama and Romney save wind power from foreign threats?

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/news/2012/august/will-obama-and-romney-save-wind-power-from-foreign-threats-latitude-news/

Keynote: New Brunswick innovation Forum-

Design Thinking / Human Centric Design

Keynote: Design Thinking

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bzko8ejSabY&list=UUDcR0nNvRkKO1nG2Iwces-A

Video: Teaching MBAs to Do Digital Prototyping on iPads

http://vimeo.com/100706721

Facilitated Q&A: with Design4America and Sproutel Co-Founder Hannah Chung

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNLjHYEy3Jc

Keynote: InnoV8 Conference: Design Thinking and Customer Experience Mapping

http://bionb.org/en/news/industry_connector_at_innov8/

Maker Movement and 3D Printing

Tweet Up: Maker Movement Part 1

http://www.hult.edu/en/news/hult-labs/2014/april/an-overview-of-the-maker-movement-part-1/

Tweet Up: Maker Movement Part 2

http://www.hult.edu/en/news/hult-labs/2014/april/an-overview-of-the-maker-movement-part-2/

Blog Post: An Overview of the Maker Movement

http://thoughtleaders.ca/overview-maker-movement-now/

Managing Emerging Technology

Cloud Computing

Guest Blog Post on IBM Blog: Start Me Up on the Open Cloud

http://asmarterplanet.com/blog/2013/10/cloud-27532.html

Keynote: New Brunswick Innovation Forum :” Ahead of the Cloud: The Importance of an Innovation Strategy”

http://innovation-forum.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/speakers_e.html

Byline articles and interviews on Cloud Computing

www.cloudbook.net/community/contributors/mike-grandinetti

Business Plan Competitions

Video: Keynote on How to effectively Pitch at the MIT $100K Global Entrepreneurship Competition

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njHoUSt68jY

Blog Post and Media Interview with Entrepreneur Magazine: Crash Course in Business Plan Competitions

http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/225023

http://thoughtleaders.ca/crash-course-business-plan-competitions/

Marketing

Video: IBM MasterClass on Strategic Marketing for StartUps

 http://ibmsmartcamp.com/2010/11/29/masterclass-strategic-marketing-mike-grandinetti/

Panel: Social Media Summit at MIT Graduation Alumni Event

http://66.135.33.137/apps/lmyzoe2mvwmic7ooptfo/player_20100624110736/player.html

Lecture: Become a Start Up Founder via Udemy Start-Up MBA: Professor Mike Grandinetti on StartUp sales and Marketing

Media Interview: Hearst Digital Media and Social Commerce

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/news/2012/september/seventeencoms-social-commerce-clicks-for-worthy-cause-econtent-magazine/

https://www.udemy.com/startup-mba/

Panel Moderation: Professional Marketing Opportunities for MBAs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y4vb3Ogaabc

Social Entrepreneurship

Media Interview: Huffington Post on Winning Hult Prize Regional Competition

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jonathan-littman/milliondollar-hunger-real_b_2814157.html

Video: Workshop on Social Entrepreneurship for Engineers Without Borders at Rutgers University

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TSvHmYJI3WI

TweetUp: Social Entrepreneurship

https://storify.com/Hult_Labs/highlights-from-the-tweetup-on-social-entrepeneurs

Video: Filling the Funding Gap: Introduction to the Social Venture Exchange and Direct Public Offerings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0E5RsEiPfA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bd0Frsn-nVs

Media Interview: Latitude News: “From Silicon Valley to Rift Valley- Entrepreneurship in Africa…”

http://www.latitudenews.com/story/silicon-valley-africa-nigeria-hult-entrepeneur/

Video: Panel Discussion with Principals of the Social Venture Exchange and Cutting Edge Capital 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0E5RsEiPfA

Media Interview: Social Commerce for a Worthy Cause

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/news/2012/september/seventeencoms-social-commerce-clicks-for-worthy-cause-econtent-magazine/

Careers and Employment

Media Interview: Knowledge at Wharton “The Complex Economics of America's Minimum Wage”

http://media-hult.ef.com/en/news/blogs/2013/december/the-complex-economics-of-america/

Video: International Career Advice

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDNdphEW-7A

Website/ Social Media Links

Twitter: @mikegrand

Linked In:  linkedin.com/in/mikegrandinetti

Blog:  http://thoughtleaders.ca/our-thought-leaders/mike-grandinetti/

Angel List Profile:  angel.co/mike-grandinetti

Website: www.miketheprofessor.com


Olaf Groth
Professor for Global Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics
PhD, MALD, Fletcher School at Tufts University; MAIPS, BA, Monterey Institute of Int'l Studies of Middlebury College

Olaf Groth is a Global Professor of Management, Strategy, Innovation & Economics and the Discipline Lead of Organization & Economy at Hult International Business School. In his webinar, "How innovative business models can reshape an industry", Professor Groth explored how new business models are emerging which are redefining roles and activating new players.

Professor Groth is also the founder and CEO of Emergent Frontiers Group LLC, which advises senior executives internationally on global innovation trends, strategy and commercial diplomacy. He has 20 years of experience in executive and advisory roles with Monitor Group, Qualcomm, Boeing, Vodafone, AirTouch, and a transportation start-up. Additionally, he is a Sr. Fellow for Innovation at the Center for Emerging Markets Enterprise at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, a judge for GE Ecomagination, adviser at the Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative, and co-chair of the Pacific Council Energy & Environment Committee. He is a member of the Bay Area Economics Institute Research Council, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Prof. Groth holds Ph.D., M.A.L.D., M.A.I.P.S. and B.A. degrees in International Affairs with concentrations in business, economics, technology and negotiation from the Fletcher School and the Monterey Institute of International Studies. He also studied negotiation at Harvard, trade economics at Georgetown University and finance at UC Berkeley.
(Full Time)

Cari E. Guittard
Professor of International Negotiations and Women's Leadership
MBA, University of Texas at Dallas

Name: Cari E. Guittard

Qualifications & Institution: Masters of Public Affairs & Public Administration, Hult International Business School San Francisco & Dubai

Position at Hult: Professor of Women’s Leadership, International Negotiations, Corporate Diplomacy (Part-time)

Work experience:

Cari Guittard is a Professor of Women’s Leadership, Corporate Diplomacy and International Negotiations at Hult International Business School and is Founding Principal of Global Engagement Partners (GEP) an on demand corporate diplomacy consultancy. Guittard’s career has spanned the globe with numerous projects and client efforts in the Middle East, Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Prior to launching GEP, Guittard served as Executive Director of Business for Diplomatic Action, a private sector led public diplomacy non-profit. Prior to BDA Guittard served in several senior roles at the US Department of State with portfolios that included cyber security, infrastructure protection, political military affairs, and public diplomacy. A noted speaker, writer and facilitator, Guittard began developing and delivering graduate courses in Corporate Diplomacy and Geopolitical Risk in 2010 for the University of Southern California Masters of Public Diplomacy Program and then in 2011 a Women’s Leadership course for the Hult International Business School in Dubai.

Awards and significant projects:

Throughout her career, Guittard has won numerous teaching and speaking awards and in 2012 was awarded the Women’s Leadership Hall of Heroes Award by MBA Women International. In 2007 Guittard was selected as one of 7X7 San Francisco Magazine’s Hot 20 Under 40, a profile of emerging leaders in the Bay Area. In 1998 Guittard was selected nationally as a Presidential Management Fellow which led to her work at the US Department of State. Her significant projects have included the co-founding of Business for Diplomatic Action (BDA) in 2003 which at the time was the only corporate-led private sector public diplomacy initiative. During her time serving as Executive Director of BDA, Guittard spear-headed a number of global activities to include the World Citizens Guide,Arab and American Fellowship, and the groundbreaking New Beginnings entrepreneurship partnership and exchange program led jointly by the Entrepreneurs Organizations and the US Department of State. Further, Guittard was one of the first certified by the Thunderbird School of Global Management to teach and administer their Global Mindset Inventory.

Teaching experience:

Cari Guittard serves in an adjunct faculty capacity for the Hult International Business School in San Francisco and Dubai teaching courses in Women’s Leadership, Corporate Diplomacy and International Negotiations. Prior to Hult, Guittard served as adjunct faculty for the USC Annenberg Master’s Program in Public Diplomacy and the USF School of Management developing and teaching graduate courses in Corporate Diplomacy and Global Management & Geopolitical Risk. Guittard has served as a guest lecturer to numerous graduate schools to include the Yale School of Management, Harvard Kennedy School, and Fletcher. Further, and as part of Guittard’s consulting practice, she regularly leads executive education seminars on a variety of global issues for corporate clients in the US and abroad.

Earlier in her career, Guittard developed and regularly taught courses in Cyber Security, Infrastructure Protection and Strategic Influence at the Diplomatic Security Training Center (DSTC), Marine Security Guard (MSG) School at Quantico, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC), Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and several war colleges and military academies in the US and abroad.

Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs:

Contributing Author -- Developing Your Global Mindset: The Handbook for Successful Global Leaders (Beaver's Pond Press, July 18, 2013)

Regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Public Diplomacy Magazine, USC Center on Public Diplomacy Blog, Periscope Post, and The New Global Citizen Magazine.

Website/ social media links:

Twitter   Huffington Post    USC Center on Public Diplomacy

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Stephen Hurley
Professor of Marketing
MSc, ADL School of Management

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.
(Full Time)

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Farzad Rafi Khan
Professor of Consulting Methodology
PhD McGill University Montreal Canada; MS University of Cambridge

Dr. Farzad Rafi Khan graduated with a PhD in Strategy and Organization from McGill University (Montreal, Canada) in 2005. Dr. Khan’s PhD dissertation was co-supervised by Professor Henry Mintzberg rated by the Financial Times of London as one of the top ten most important management thinkers alive today. He also has a Masters in Economics of Developing Countries from the University of Cambridge and a Bachelor with Great Distinction from McGill University in Accounting and Finance. Dr. Khan has 15 years of international teaching experience at universities in Canada, China, Pakistan, and the United Arab Emirates. While at McGill University, Dr. Khan received the “Teacher of the Year Award” in 2000. He has also been involved in executive development programs with organizations such as Nestle, Siemens, Telenor, and Teradata. In terms of research, Dr. Khan has published in academic journals in the business and management field (e.g., Human Relations, Organization, Organization Studies, and Journal of Business Ethics). His research interests center on business ethics, corporate social responsibility, critical approaches in management, and organization theory. Dr. Khan is a consultant to the Karachi School for Business and Leadership (KSBL) and will be joining it as an Associate Professor in January 2013.
(Part time)

 

Chris Kinsville Heyne
Professor of Leadership
Commissioned Officer, Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Chris brings a wide variety of experiences to his academic life; as a British army officer, he led a Mobile News Team in the Former Yugoslavia in the last months of the civil war, providing images and reports seen by millions around the world, returning as the NATO Spokesman in Bosnia a short time later. As the Managing Director of C3i Strategic Solutions, he has taught several world leaders how to get their messages across to their audiences and how to create strategic messages for their country or organisation. He has been published in many professional journals for his insights on Crisis Communication & Crisis Management and is currently the EU-appointed Strategic Communications advisor to the National Transitional Council in Libya.
(Part-time)

Christopher Kummer
Professor of Finance
PhD, Technical University Berlin; lic. oec. University of St. Gallen

Christopher (Chris) Kummer is a Professor of Business and Director of MBA and Executive Education at Webster University in Vienna, Austria, President of the Institute of Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances (IMAA) in Zurich, Switzerland, and an Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management, Grenoble, France. He teaches strategy and finance related courses and trainings in bachelor, graduate, doctoral and executive education programs in Europe and Asia. As an Advisor, Chris Kummer supports companies on their strategy formulation and execution and the acquisition and sale of companies. He has been involved in transactions and alliances in every stage (from strategy to integration and post acquisition review) and every size (from small to large) with a total known transaction value of more than 12 bil. EUR. He supports governments as well as intergovernmental organizations explore the opportunities of M&A. He is the founder of Kummer Investment & Advisory with offices in Zurich, Lausanne, Lugano and Vienna. Before that he has led an M&A practice at the world's largest professional services firm and recruited non-executive and executive board members for listed and privately held companies in Europe and the United States. His articles have been published in several languages. He is often invited as a speaker to conferences and a frequently sought after commentator with national and international media, e.g. Bloomberg, CNN, Dow Jones, Financial Times, and Reuters.
(Part-time)

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Joanne Lawrence
Professor of Global Business and Society
M.B.A., New York University; M.A. in Corporate and Political Communication, Fairfield University

Joanne Lawrence is a Professor of Global Citizenship and Corporate Social Responsibility at Hult International Business School and is an academic advisor to the UN Global Compact. With extensive international corporate and consulting experience, she has worked with many multinational companies, global organizations, and smaller, socially-focused enterprises and start-ups. In her webinar, "What Top Global Business Leaders are Focusing on", she discussed the role of business in society and how companies have the power to create both economic value and lasting, positive social change.

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).
(Full Time)

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Mary Jane Norton
Professor of Team Building and Leadership, Presentation Skills
BSc, Syracuse University

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.
(Adjunct)

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Hitendra Patel
Professor of Innovation
PhD, Iowa State University; MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

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.

Publications

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'
(Full Time)

Marco Protano
Professor of Marketing & Strategy
MBA, University of Virginia

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.
(Adjunct)

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Steven Serneels
Professor of Corporate Responsibility
MBA, Vlerick Leuven-Gent Management School

Name: Ir. Steven Serneels 

Qualifications & Institution: Master in Electro-Mechanical Engineering Rijksuniversiteit Gent; MBA, Vlerick Business School, Belgium 

Position at Hult: Professor of Corporate Responsibility (Part time)

Work experience

For almost 25 years, Steven has been working in the professional service industry as a strategy consultant and business leader. In 1992, he started his own company: S&V Management Consultants, specialized in Supply Chain and Operations Strategy. After growing the company to about 100 people, S&V has been sold in 2008 to Mahindra Satyam, an Indian ICT company. In 2011, Steven stepped down as CEO. In September 2011, Steven joined Ashoka as strategic advisor; Ashoka being the global leading organisation for social entrepreneurs (www.ashoka.org). In this capacity he focusses on how cso’s (citizen sector organizations) and corporations can work together successfully in creating social impact at scale in a commercially viable, win-win setting. Together with Ashoka, Steven initiated and co-designed the first (business) executive course for Inclusive Business, with the Mohammed Yunus Social Business Poverty Chair of HEC, Paris. In March 2013, Steven also joined SI², a for profit social impact fund, both as an investor and board member. SI² fund (www.si2fund.com) aims to generate a significant social impact in combination with a fair financial return by providing growth capital to European for profit social enterprises. He is also a (executive) board member of I-Propeller (www.i-propeller.com). In this capacity he helps the executive management team to grow their consulting business, advising companies how to create ‘shared value’ and define impact strategies.

He recently joined Trusted Family (www.trustedfamily.net) as board member and vice-chairman. Trusted Family increases the cohesion within affluent, large families by providing a communication and education platform. His role is to scale TF’s activities by initiating a new line of business, where the formulation and execution of mission driven, impact strategies act as re-enforcement levers for the families’ cohesion. He furthermore assists several social entrepreneurs and social enterprises, providing strategic advice on the development and implementation of hybrid business models and co-creation strategies.

Teaching experience

From 1992 till 2011, Steven was senior researcher and lecturer at the Vlerick Business School, teaching MBA, executive MBA and post experience programs for senior business executives Steven currently lectures in the executive course for Inclusive Business, organised by the Mohammed Yunus Social Business & Poverty Chair, HEC, Paris

Relevant recent publications: 

  • Co-author Harvard Business Review (HBR) Poland: Why tearing Down the Walls between the citizen and private sectors makes sense for business and social impact at scale; April 2012 
  • Co-author of winning article of the McKinsey/HBR prize in The Mix competition on ‘The Long-Term Capitalism Challenge: game-changing innovations that redefine business as usual’: Hybrid Value Chain: Revving the Engine of Sustained Global Prosperity and Social Value; May 2012 
  • Author of the article ‘Social is the new Green’; Road book on Innovation by Accenture; December 2012
Ian Stewart
Professor of IT Management
PhD Manchester University,
Position at Hult: Part-time Professor
Merwyn Strate
Professor of Operations Management
Phd University of Nebraska

Dr. Merwyn Strate is currently a professor of Operations Management with Hult International School of Business in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Prior to his appointment to the Hult faculty he was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Management Department in the School of Business at the American University in Dubai. Previous academic experience includes being appointed Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership at Purdue University in Indiana and time spent at the University of Nebraska as both a graduate teaching/research assistant. Professor Strate earned his Ph.D. in Human Resource Development at the University of Nebraska. He also holds an MBA from the University of Nebraska and a Bachelor’s degree from Wayne State College in business administration and economics. While studying for his doctorate, Professor Strate participated in research activities focusing on Leadership and Organization Development. Previous experience includes over 20 years working with the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in a variety of leadership and management capacities in the areas of accounting, finance, marketing, sales, customer service, and operations management. Dr. Strate has also served as President and CEO of a successful franchise development company in addition to being involved with several family owned businesses. His personal interests include golf, fly fishing, hiking, diving and reading.
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Michael Wagemans
Professor of Global Management
PhD, London School of Economics

Name: Dr. Michael Wagemans 

Qualifications & Institution: PhD Political Economy, London School of Economics 

Position at Hult: Professor of Global Management and Change Management (Part time)

Work experience

Michael Wagemans is Senior Advisor at i-propeller, one of Europe’s leading shared value consultancies.

He has more than ten years of experience in Strategy & Organization consulting, working together with corporates and public organizations across Europe, North-America, the Middle East and Asia. His consulting expertise covers a range of strategy and organization issues, such as strategy development, business modelling, scenario analysis and market assessment, performance management, organization design, governance and strategic change.

Prior to joining i-propeller, Michael held positions of responsibility in management consulting at Weave Belgium, PricewaterhouseCoopers Belgium and Arthur D. Little Benelux and the United Arab Emirates. Before becoming a management consultant, he was Deputy Chief of Staff in the Flemish government.

Michael holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy from the London School of Economics and Political Science in the United Kingdom. He was the recipient of the Hoover Foundation Fellowship for research he conducted at Brown University in the United States.

Next to his consulting career, Michael is Professor of Global Management and Change Management at Hult International Business School. He has published on the topic of economic competitiveness and is a regular speaker on issues related to cross-cultural management and strategic change.

Awards and significant projects

Dr. Wagemans holds a number of academic awards:

  • Recipient of Hoover Foundation Fellowship (Belgian-American Educational Foundation) – Visiting Fellow, Brown University, USA\
  • Recipient of Norwegian Research Council Fellowship – Visiting Fellow, Oslo University, Norway
  • Recipient of Flemish Research Council Fellowship for Ph.D. completion at London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
  • Teaching Assistant of the Year (2001-2002) by undergraduate students of Department of Government, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Dr. Wagemans has acted as advisor to a number of start-ups in the fashion-luxury sector in the Benelux. Through i-propeller’s sister organization OksigenLab, he also provides coaching to social entepreneurs in Belgium.

Teaching experience

Dr. Wagemans is a regular speaker on issues related to cross-cultural management, shared value strategies and strategic change. During his doctoral studies, he acted as Teaching Assistant for a number of courses at the Department of Government of the LSE.

Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs

Editorial, “Quatre leçons que la Wallonie doit écouter” [Four lessons Wallonia should bear in

mind], L’Echo, February 22 2007

Editorial, “Wat Vlaanderen kan doen voor meer welvaart” [What Flanders can do for more

prosperity], De Tijd, February 17 2007

Editorial, “Wat regio’s doen voor meer welvaart” [What regions do for more prosperity], Het

Financieel Dagblad, January 31 2007

Editorial, “Waarom er een linkse minister van economie moet komen” [Why we need a liberal

minister of economics], De Tijd, March 31 2004

Editorial, “VLD schrikt investeerders af” [VLD scares away investors], De Tijd, December 9

2003

Interview, “Gagner le pari de la créativité” [Winning the creativity battle], L’Echo November 15

2006 Interview, “Vlaanderen moet zich spiegelen aan succesvolle regio’s” [Flanders should use other successful regions as mirror], De Tijd, November 15 2006

Interview, “Hoge score creativiteit bewijst dat Vlaamse economie op goede weg zit” [High

creativity score demonstrates Flemish economy is on the right track], De Standaard, November 13 2006 Interview, “Links en rechts zijn nog relevant” [Left and right are still relevant], Neohumanisme,68/4 & Liberales (http://www.liberales.be/cgi-bin/showframe.pl?interview&wagemans)

Book review, “De creatieve economie: The rise of the creative class by Richard Florida” [The

creative economy], De Tijd, December 26 2003

Book review, “Over smaak valt wel te twisten: The substance of style by Virginia Postrel” [Taste

is debatable], LINK, January 2006

(With L. Dossche & H. Vantrappen) “Putting the focus back where it belongs – on business”,

Research Report, 2010 (With L. Dossche & H. Vantrappen) “Waking up in a new world: Results of Arthur D. Little’s global survey on the economic crisis”, Research Report, 2009(With A. Rodriguez & K. Stewart) “Open innovatie door bedrijfsleven en overheid: Enkele goede voorbeelden” [Open innovation between business and government: Clever practices], Holland Management Review, December 2007

“Open innovation in city regions: What business and government can do”, Sven Gatz & Patrick

Stouthuysen (eds.), The State of the City? The City is the State, VUBPRESS, 2007 (With A. Rodriguez & K. Stewart) “Open innovation between business and government: Clever practices”, PRISM, 1st semester 2007 “Het links-liberalisme ontrafeld” [Left liberalism explained], LINK, January 2006(With J. De Wispelaere) “Vlaanderen voor het Blok? Het electorale succes van extreem-rechts herbekeken” [Flanders for the Blok? The electoral success of the extreme right revisited], Samenleving & Politiek [Society and Politics], April 2001 “De linkse variant van het liberalisme in hedendaags Europe” [The left strand of liberalism in contemporary Europe], Sven Gatz & Patrick Stouthuysen (eds.), Een Vierde Weg? Links Liberalisme als Traditie and Oriëntatiepunt [A Fourth Way? Left Liberalism as Tradition of Point of Orientation], VUBPRESS, 2001


Tommy Weir
Professor of Leadership
PhD, Regent University

Name: Dr Tommy Weir

Qualifications & Institution: Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Regent University

Position at Hult: Professor of Leadership (Part-time)

Work experience:

Globally recognized as an authority on leading in Fast-Growth and Emerging Markets, Dr. Tommy Weir has rare insights through working with over 3,000 CEOs and business leaders from around the world, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to newly established corporations in Asia and the Middle East.

He is a Leadership Junkie, spending his days helping CEOs and other leaders become the best they can. Holding a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership, Dr. Tommy is the author of several books including 10 Tips for Leading in the Middle East, The Cheeseburger Theory and other leadership observations, The CEO Shift and Going Global. Weekly he is featured on Dubai TV’s “Money Map” answering, “What the CEO asked?” and leadership columnist for The National and Gulf Business along with his writings being featured in other prominent publications.

Dr. Tommy spent a decade up close and personally researching leadership in the Emerging Markets. This started with understanding sociological trends to frame the context, demographic implications, organizational behavior and leadership approaches.

Dr. Weir is the Founder of the Emerging Markets Leadership Center (EMLC) and Professor at Hult International Business School.

Awards and significant projects:

In addition to being named the Middle East’s HR Professional of the Year (2008), many of Dr. Tommy’s clients have won significant awards following his work:

• Most Profitable Bank in the Middle East (2013)
• Best Innovation in a Training Program for Entertainment Parks (2013)
• Business Hotel of the Year in the Middle East (2012)
• Leadership Company of the Year

Teaching experience:

Dr. Tommy Weir was Assistant Professor of Organizational Leadership (Management) at Palm Beach Atlantic University. As an energetic and engaging speaker, Dr. Tommy is one of London Speaker Bureau’s highly sought after speakers being called “The Middle East’s #1 Leadership Speaker”.

Publications/Research/Articles/Blogs:

Author of 10 tips for Leading in the Middle East (2013).
Author of The Cheeseburger Theory and other leadership observations (2013).
Contributing Author of Going Global: Practical Applications and Recommendations for HR and OD Professionals in the Global Workplace, chapter ten Developing Leaders in a Global Organization (2010).
Leadership Columnist The National
Leadership Columnist Gulf Business
Featured Contributor Dubai TV’s Money Map, segment What the CEO Asked?

Website & social media links:

Twitter    Website    YouTube

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Mario Yanez
Professor of Project Management
PhD,PMP University of Miami

Mario Yanez, Jr. has been a full-time member of the Faculty at the Computer Information Systems Department of the School of Business Administration, University of Miami since 1998. His areas of expertise include Management Information Systems, Project Management of Information Technology, and Management of Technology. He teaches Management Information Systems and Project Management in the regular and Executive MBA programs, in the Master of Science in Professional Management program offered in Spanish to Latin American executives, and at the undergraduate level. He also teaches Management of Technology in the Industrial Engineering Department.

Prior to his academic career, he was an information systems/technology senior manager and consultant in the private sector. A former Director of Telecommunications and Networks at the University of Miami, and the University’s NGJ Information Systems Institute, his extensive industry experience also includes assignments in corporate MIS and Project Management with Ryder System, Inc., Bell South, GTE, General Electric and KPMG Peat Marwick.

Mario holds a PhD Degree in Business Information Systems and Technology Management from the University of Miami, a Master's Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Florida State University, and a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Miami. He is a member of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) and Secretary of the Executive Committee and Chair of the Education Committee of the International Association for the Management of Technology (IAMOT); he is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute (PMI) and a member of the PMI’s Global Accreditation Center Academic Network. He has been recently selected by the European Commission as an Erasmus Mundus Scholar in Strategic Project Management.
(Full Time)