Professor Hamza Abdurezak’s professional background blends academics, financial services industry and government experiences. In his academics career, he has taught graduate level corporate finance, investment management, financial management and investments courses at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard Extension & Summer Schools, the Fletcher School, Brandeis University’s International Business School and University and University of Monterrey in Mexico.
His financial services industry experience include position of founder and chief executive officer of Risknomics, Inc., a firm that specializes in portfolio and risk management consulting for institutional investors such as pension funds, endowments, foundations and hedge funds. Some of his past client lists include University of Connecticut Foundation, Utah Pension, RYSE Inc. Lasair Capital, Manhattan Family Office and Capital Market Risk Advisers in NYC. He also served as an economist in the Ethiopian government prior to joining Harvard.
Dr. Abdurezak received a bachelor's degree in economics from Addis Ababa University, a master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School, and a PhD from Tufts University. He has also earned Financial Risk Manager (FRM) designation from Global Association of Risk Professional (GARP). His favorite sport is basketball and he is a loyal fan of the Boston Celtics.
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.
Margaret Andrews is Associate Provost at Hult International Business School. In this role, Margaret will manage the global academic team across campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai and provide leadership for academic activities in the graduate programs.
Prior to working at Hult, Margaret was Associate Dean at Harvard University’s Division of Continuing Education. As academic and administrative dean for management programs, she set and executed program strategy, recruited and developed faculty, and designed and developed courses and programs. During her tenure, she launched new management and certificate programs, increased the number and variety of course offerings, grew enrollments, and launched a series of short professional development programs and grew them not a successful business of open enrollment programs. She also designed, developed and taught a number of on-campus, online and hybrid courses, as well as two-day professional development programs.
Preceding Harvard, Andrews was Executive Director at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where she managed the MBA Program, Admissions, Student Affairs, and Career Development for the MBA Program, and Marketing, Alumni Relations, and the MIT Sloan Management Review for the entire MIT Sloan School.
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 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.
Leslie D. Ball is an Adjunct Assistant Clinical Professor at Tufts University School of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Isenberg School of Management. He was a Partner with Computer Science Corporation’s Systems Integration Company where he managed an international business processing reengineering management consulting practice and directed the Executive Education Practice at CSC Index. Dr. Ball has consulted with over 100 major companies in the United States, Europe, Canada, and South America and focuses on helping senior executives understand the business impact of new computer technologies. His clients have included British Airways, AT&T, Nortel, IBM, IBM Europe, Continental Airlines, Houghton Mifflin, and Gillette. Dr. Ball served on the Massachusetts’ Governor’s Task Force on e-Government. He is a Trustee of the Boston Chapter of the Society for Information Management (SIM).
W. Christian Buss, PhD is professor emeritus of Business at SUNY/Albany. He teaches Executive MBA programs with the Hult International Business School, Rotterdam School of Management, University of Maryland, Leiden University, Lorange Institute of Business (Zurich), Temple University and private organizations. His PhD in Marketing is from the Wharton School. He is a columnist on global strategy for the American Business Journals. He has written freelance articles for a variety of business publications. Buss is the author of the forthcoming book, 'A Business Professor’s Guide to Practical Living'.
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.
Professor Chartier has worked 21 years in banking within the financial services groups American Express, Dresdner Bank, and Bank of Boston. His banking expertise ranges from credit analysis to domestic and cross-border lending, treasury sales, foreign exchange and interest risk hedging advisory services. As Director of Institutional Treasury sales at American Express Bank in London, his geographic customer base encompassed 15 countries spanning from Europe to the Middle East, and Africa. He has taught Economics and Finance, in various colleges and universities in the Boston area, including Babson College, Boston University, Suffolk University, and The New England College of Finance. Frédéric is the 2005 recipient of the Edward F. Shaughnessy Outstanding Faculty Award, presented by the New England College of Finance.
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.
Alan has thirty years of experience in business planning, corporate finance, and valuation consulting with extensive experience in the preparation of valuation estimates for accounting and tax purposes. He has been a trusted adviser to numerous major clients in non-financial industries including chemicals, health care, manufacturing, and energy and information technology. He has managed client service teams valuing businesses and intangible assets for tax and financial reporting in connection with mergers and acquisitions for over twenty years. He also has been a frequent lecturer and author on topics such as improving shareholder value, exploiting intellectual property and valuation of businesses and corporate intangible assets.
He helped to establish policies and best practices within the valuation practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Standard & Poor’s and Duff & Phelps, LLC. These included quality assurance processes, training and professional development and recruiting. He acted as a judge for the first Duff & Phelps national student case study competition. Alan retired as Managing Director, Duff & Phelps, August 2010.
Alan received an AB in mathematics from Cornell University and an SM in management from MIT’s Sloan School of Management.
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.
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
Professor Dalko has received a slew of
teaching awards and accolades during her
*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.
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:
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.
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, has been named Professor of the Year 2012-13 and is the recipient of four Global Teaching Excellence Awards 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 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. Professor Grandinetti shared his passion for entrepreneurship with the Hult community in his webinar on "How to succeed as an entrepreneur" and why it has never been a better time to be an entrepreneur.
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 to 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.
Virginia Greiman is an expert on economic development, international law, and project management and finance. She is widely sought for her advice on mega-projects and infrastructure development. Professor Greiman was Deputy Counsel and Risk Manager for Boston's Big Dig project. She teaches project management at Boston University and law at BU and Harvard University Law School.
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.
For over twenty-five years John Kerrick has had professional experience as a manager, educator, coach, and consultant in a variety of settings, most notably Dartmouth College, Outward Bound, Boston University’s award winning Executive Challenge Program, the Center for Executive Development, and his own training and development firm. His current work is focused on effective teamwork and executive coaching.
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).
Sheen Levine is a graduate of The Wharton School. Dr. Levine spends most of his time creating new knowledge, researching how people behave and how their actions impact others, organizations, and markets. His research helps managers boost personal and organizational performance, aids government officials in planning policy, and benefits scholars, who rely on his research to advance human knowledge. Dr. Levine’s research has been relied upon in business, sociology, psychology, and economics. It has also been cited in computer science, physics, and mathematics. For his impact, Dr. Levine was named Top Professor on Twitter.
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.
Shahruz Mohtadi holds a B.S. in International Business and a Ph.D. in Economics with a minor in International Relations. He is currently an Associate Professor at Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A. He also has faculty appointments at Babson College, and Hult International Business School. He is a member of the Global Faculty of the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education in Iran. He is the author of papers in academic journals and Baha’i publications.
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'
Karen Phillips is a professional higher education administrator and has worked with both undergraduate and graduate student populations. Karen has a Masters of Science Degree in College Student Development & Counseling from Northeastern University. Karen has worked in a variety of Student Affairs functions including Alumni programming, Residence Life, Greek Life, Orientation, Student Activities, and Leadership Programs. At Suffolk University, Karen helped develop SU 101, a first year transition course for new students, and also created a leadership based extended orientation institute for students. She has experience working with both domestic and international students and has worked at Suffolk University, Regis College, MIT, Semester At Sea Study Abroad program and Northeastern University prior to starting work at Hult in April, 2013.
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.
Dr. Thomas L. Porter brings over thirty years of professional accounting experience into the Hult classroom. After receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Washington, he taught at Boston College then worked at the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Most recently, he was vice president at NERA Economic Consulting where he provided expert witness services on accounting-related matters in commercial litigation.
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.
Lewis Rambo is an independent consultant in Organization Development, Human Resource Management, the Management of Diversity, and the Development of Strategic Focus and Organizational Alignment for clients in business, government and education.
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.
Paul R. Sullivan teaches Implementing Strategies Globally at Hult and is a senior fellow at the University of Michigan’s William Davidson Institute. Recent projects include leadership workshops for USAID in Pakistan, a TEDx talk in Tunisia on entrepreneurship and a presentation at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre in Ghana. Paul was Founder and Managing Director of Global Partners, Inc., an international consulting firm dedicated to helping companies expand their global businesses. He led teams in planning and pursuit of major aerospace, energy, and high technology contracts resulting in multi-million dollar wins around the world. He has worked in 50 countries and presented seminars for thousands of managers from over 100 nations. Earlier, Paul was Senior Vice President of Harbridge House, Inc. a management consulting firm. Paul has worked with many Fortune “Global 500” companies as well as government organizations including the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the Departments of Defense, Energy and Health & Human Services. He received his B.S. in Engineering and MBA from the University of Michigan and completed the Program for Health Systems Management presented by Harvard University’s Schools of Business, Public Health, and Medicine.
Dr Henrik Tötterman has worked several years at Hanken School of Economics in Finland, as researcher, assistant professor, and MBA Director. His courses and executives programs are commonly highly appreciated among participants. He has also lectured on various research and corporate seminars, courses and conferences especially in Europe. He has published articles in entrepreneurship and his dissertation focuses on Industrial design entrepreneurs and associated entrepreneurial processes. During the years Henrik has had several commissions of trust both in academia and corporate life. In addition, he has experience from being an entrepreneur, chairman and member of the board in a number of smaller enterprises.
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.
Dr. Elizabeth Ward teaches Leadership & Team Building at Hult International School of Business. In her work as a coach and consultant, she helps people function at their peak performance level.
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.
Professor Yael Zif has been teaching in management and in the Executive MBA program of Tel-Aviv University since 1982 and at the School of Management of Boston University from 1987 to 2006. For three years, Dr. Zif was a visiting professor in a joint program of Northwestern University (Kellogg) and Chulalongkorn University in Thailand, teaching Organizational Behaviour. She lectured at Wharton Executive Education programs, at Harvard Institute of International Development, at Catholica Univeristy in Chile and at Central European University in Budapest. Dr. Zif has extensive experience in leading training and development programs for managers in organizations. She has an outstanding record in student evaluations.