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.
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.
Thea Bellos is the principal of The Bellos Group, a global marketing and management consulting firm, which was founded in 1991. Prior to establishing the Bellos Group, she was the Director of Marketing and Communications of EIP Associates, an environmental consulting firm; and, Director of Development of the Oakland Ballet, a national dance touring company. Ms. Bellos has taught international marketing, market research and strategic marketing courses at Golden Gate University’s Ageno School of Business and she was the recipient of the University’s Stanley Price Adjunct Faculty Award for distinguished service. Bellos has led training/seminars on cross-cultural communication and negotiations, and she has taught strategic marketing and international management courses at UC Berkeley, University of San Francisco, Dominican University of California, St. Mary’s College of California and Macquarie University’s study abroad program on The Scholar Ship. At Hult she will be teaching international marketing in the Master of Digital Marketing program. She is also currently working with an international team in the development of The Global Stewards Institute, a non-profit organization, and serving as the President of the Board of Directors. An avid traveler and photographer, Ms. Bellos exhibits her photographs throughout the Bay Area and she participates in the EBOS Pro Arts Open Studio and the Berkeley Artisans Holiday Open Studio annually.
Consultant, published author and global keynote speaker on Marketing Strategy. Lead Adjunct Professor, Hult International Business School London on inaugural Master Of Digital Marketing degree course 2010-2011. Previously Head of Digital EMEA, Jack Morton Worldwide (Interpublic Group), Senior VP, Direct and Digital Integration Draftfcb Europe and Board Director Wunderman/ Young & Rubicam Europe. Sales and marketing (Graduate Fast-Track programme), Procter and Gamble. Master's degree Industrial Sociology and Bachelor's degree Mathematics and Statistics at Imperial College London.
Dr. Ian Dougal earned his undergraduate degree from Swansea University, his Masters degree from the University of Southern Mississippi, and his PhD (in International Relations) from the University of Birmingham. His research is focused on the role of the United States in the world order. He joined Hult in 2000, as a professor of International Relations, teaching classes in Diplomacy & Negotiation, International Security, and American Foreign Policy. Dr. Dougal was appointed Dean of the London campus in 2007, and from this post has overseen the development of both undergraduate and master's programs. In August 2011 Dr. Dougal took on the role of Dean of Programs and was responsible for global curriculum and policy, and the maintenance of academic quality across all Hult's campuses. In October 2013, Dr. Dougal left his position as Dean of Programs to take on his current post of Global Dean, Undergraduate.
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.
Ronan is Associate Dean in London with responsibility for student affairs; previously having overall responsibility for the Executive MBA, Masters in International Marketing and Masters in Social Entrepreneurship programs.
Prior to this role, Ronan was Associate Professor teaching marketing and technology courses on the Masters, MBA and Executive MBA programmes, was the Discipline Lead for Marketing and was voted Professor of the Year three times in 2012.
Ronan joined Hult from Ashridge Business School where he designed, developed and delivered its digital strategy for online communications, digital marketing, social media, communities and the user-experience for online learning.
Ronan has presented at international conferences for the AACSB, EFMD, CEEMAN and ABS and the Future of Learning Conference in 2009. He has written articles and a book chapter on how new technology is changing education and was a member of the EFMD External Relations Meeting Steering Committee.
Before joining Ashridge, Ronan lived in Barcelona for twelve years, spending five years as the Director of E-Commerce and Content for the first music e-commerce website in Spain with responsibility for marketing and technology strategies, building the start-up to have the largest offering in Europe, sites for six language areas and five different brands including B2B and B2C offerings.
Prior to that, Ronan's first career was focused on music, voice and entertainment, with a variety of overlapping roles, which included managing groups for an independent record company; creating and managing websites; producing and presenting an English language programme on local radio; recording voiceovers for productions such as industrial training and children's cartoons; and also translating and teaching English.
Ronan has an honours degree in Computational Science and Economics from the University of Leeds; a Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Westminster; and an Executive MBA from Ashridge. Ronan is also fluent in Spanish.
Ben Hart is a Professor of Marketing at Hult International Business School. He is a digital marketing strategist and thought leader with a track record growing digital businesses and helping brands and organizations realize the potential available to them in an increasingly digital world. His passion lies in helping people understand the complexities of the digital landscape in ways that lead to clear strategic planning and significant resulting benefit. In his webinar, "Connecting with customers digitally can make or break your business", he shared his passion for digital marketing and discussed the continuing rise of technology and the impact it's having on the way we do business and how we build relationships with customers.
Ben's consultancy proposition, Atmosphere, offers bespoke strategy, executive production and advisory services across a blue chip client base, a number of digital start up businesses and the NHS. Before Atmosphere Ben spent five years as CEO of a full service digital marketing agency, Glass. The agency started life within an incubator at London Metropolitan University and shortly after won a one to watch accolade from leading trade magazine, New Media Age. Over the next few years the agency secured a raft of Blue Chip client engagements including Lloyds Autolease, Allen and Overy, American Express, The Diamond Trading Company and Pernod Ricard. In early 2009, Glass was acquired by Blueview Group plc. Following the acquisition Ben spent six months as Managing Director overseeing the agency’s merger with an existing creative proposition.
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.
Professor of Marketing specializing in all areas of marketing and strategy, entrepreneurship, personal development, mentoring and presentation and sales skills.
Tony Kilbourn combines a career in marketing consulting and executive teaching. He brings nearly thirty years sales and marketing experience in consumer-facing organizations. He has worked for GSK and Mars in the food, personal care and pharmaceutical sectors. His work has always been international in scope having worked in Italy and France, and holding responsibilities in Asia Pacific, Europe and US. As a consultant, Tony has worked for several multinational companies developing strategies for growth. He is also associate of Ashridge Business School working on both tailored and qualification programs. He has a particular interest in competitive strategy: how to differentiate one’s product or service through clearer positioning, new features and benefits, or new claims. Tony read Psychology as part of the Natural Sciences tripos at Cambridge University, and has an MBA at INSEAD.
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.
Francesco holds a Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering and Computer Science from University of Bologna (Italy) and a Master in from Electronic Engineering and Information Technology from Polytechnic of Milan (Italy) with studies also in France and the US. He has over 25 years of professional experience in industry and academia acquired in Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. Based in Shanghai since 2006, he was VP Technology, Strategy & Marketing for Alcatel-Lucent in Asia-Pacific and recently VP of NewBridge Partners Asia, an operational consulting firm. Previously he has been Chief Technical Officer of Alcatel in Italy and Head of Research and Innovation of Alcatel in the US. He has lectured at University of Bologna, Polytechnic of Milan, Chalmers University and Skema Business School. He is passionate of sports, still involved in various start-ups and university boards and has authored >100 articles and 10 international patents.
Prior to becoming Assistant Dean, Karen worked for Hult as an Associate Director of Recruitment in Dubai and London. She has an additional six years of experience working in international education, most notably for the United States Embassy in Beijing, Berlitz in Abu Dhabi, and Princeton-in-Asia in Guangzhou. Karen earned her MA from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and graduated cum laude with a BA in History from Bryn Mawr College. Her Master thesis was a comparative analysis of media policy in China and the United Arab Emirates.
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'
Jim currently teaches at Hult International Business School, the University of San Francisco and U.C. Berkeley Extension where he has been honored twice as “Instructor of the Year”. He has also taught at the Haas Business School at the University of California Berkeley, the Graham School of Business at the University of Chicago, and Stanford University. His courses include Strategic Marketing, Introduction to Marketing, Marketing Management, Sales Management, Retail Management, Management Communication, and Presentation Skills. Jim has co-authored with David Aaker Ph.D. the Instructor’s Manual for David Aaker’s Strategic Market Management (6-9 Editions) published by John Wiley & Sons. Jim was Director of Marketing and Sales for the Technology Products Group at Dataquest (a high-technology marketing research company) and Vice President of Sales for Power Up Software Corporation (a consumer software products manufacturer). He held management positions with several high-tech companies. Jim is former president of the Northern California Chapter of the National Speakers Association and is a former Vice President of the San Francisco Chapter of the American Marketing Association. He served on the committee for the AMA International Business-to-Business Marketing Conference held in San Francisco.
A.C. has worked in Silicon Valley for 32 years in corporate strategy, technology marketing, and business development. He teaches entrepreneurship and quantitative analysis courses at Hult. He co-founded and is a principal at Indigo Partners, a marketing strategy consulting partnership based in the Bay Area. He also founded or was a key early employee at three high-tech start-ups, worked as vice president of marketing at two other venture-backed start-ups, and occasionally works for clients as an interim marketing executive. He was a business unit manager "entrepreneur" and director of marketing at Sun Microsystems, a venture capital associate at U.S. Venture Partners, and a management consultant at Bain & Company. He teaches and coaches foreign executives and MBA students on business planning and pitching skills as a member of the University of San Francisco's International Executive Programs. He will publish his book Perfect Pitch: How to Present Your Business to Venture Capitalists and start a related blog in 2014. A.C. earned an SM in Management from MIT's Sloan School and an SM in Chemical Engineering and an SB in Chemistry from MIT. He served four years as an Armor officer in the U.S. Army.
Jeff Schiebe is founder of J & F Associates, a management advisory & consulting company, providing international business development to emerging companies. A seasoned global entrepreneur and executive, with more than 30 years of international sales & marketing experience, his focus is on developing global partners, channel development and strategic selling—primarily in telecom, software and Internet markets. Traveling to more than 50 countries, Jeff has worked in all established markets as well as emerging markets in Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. Prior to launching J & F Associates, Jeff was a founding executive at OnePIN, a mobile applications company. His entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial experience ranges from start-ups (CxO Management, PixelVision, Acunet) to emerging companies (PictureTel) to established companies (Compaq).
Jeff earned an MBA from Babson College and a BS Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota and has been a frequent speaker at international industry conferences and seminars. Currently he teaches at Clark University (Entrepreneur-in-Residence), the Hult International School of Business (Adjunct Professor) and Babson College (Executive Mentor, Summer Venture Program).
He brings a unique combination of entrepreneurial experience, technical knowledge, global marketing expertise and cross-cultural perspectives to his role as an international advisor, consultant, educator and author.
Dr. Mark Spokes teaches primarily on the social entrepreneurship concentration with a specific focus on human security and rights. His classes reflect a current research interest in critical theories of social change and global ethics. Dr. Spokes also teaches in his specialist area of American national identity and foreign policy. He has been with Hult InternationalBusiness School since it opened its London campus. Prior to this, Dr. Spokes taught at Queen Mary University of London and worked for several think tanks and NGOs in London. In his spare time, he moves his struggle for animal liberation into the kitchen and attempts to improve hisvegan cooking skills.
Professor Vannoni has more than 15 years international experience in media, corporate communications, digital marketing, and social media. He holds a MBA from Boston University and began his career at CNN International's Business-Today show. Dr. Vannoni's current clients include a USD4 billion market-cap company as well as the Italian energy regulator. In 2005, he was Elected Member of the Board at the American Chamber of Commerce in Croatia.
Daniel specializes in Marketing Communications, New Media, Film and Television Production. He is currently researching the uses of professional communication in the management and development of creativity. Before moving to the UK in 2004, he worked as a screenwriter, casting director and editor in Spain. He now lives in London, where he is the media consultant of TwelvePoint.com and the co-founder of Ace Films.
Sharon joined Hult in May, 2012 and is currently Associate Dean for post-graduate programs in London. Prior to joining Hult, she was Executive Director of Executive Education and Director of Professionally Certificated Programs at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School; at Cambridge she led the development and launch of a number of new programs including the Post-graduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. Sharon brings over 20 years’ experience in higher education administration in the UK and Canada, including 8 years as Director of Continuing Studies at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. While at the University of Western Ontario, she identified, developed, and launched innovative new programs in a wide variety of subject areas using creative online and classroom teaching and delivery methods. Sharon serves on several boards, lives in Cambridge, and is trying valiantly to learn the game of golf.