Severin St. Martin, Managing Director

Sev St. Martin

Severin St. Martin is the Managing Director of the Carlson Consulting Enterprise at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. In his role as Managing Director, he is responsible for recruiting students, teaching classes on consulting and problem-solving approaches, coaching teams of student consultants, and developing client relationships.

Sev is a proven leader and business strategist with over 10 years of intensive experience as a strategy consultant and military officer, focused primarily on the Food and Beverage and Medical Technology industries. His functional expertise includes operations, growth strategy, sales, and organizational design and leadership.

Prior to joining the CCE in 2016, Sev was a Project Leader at The Boston Consulting Group in the Minneapolis and Stockholm offices where he led small teams in bringing a structured and collaborative approach to solving critical business problems for clients around the U.S. and in over 10 countries. His projects drove major impact, for example, designing and implementing a comprehensive new sales model for a $22B+ food distributor that yielded annual savings of over $15M while increasing sales growth.

Before his time at BCG, Sev was an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army where he led a company of over 200 soldiers in Ramadi, Iraq, and directed a command and control center coordinating the actions of more than 800 soldiers in Baghdad, Iraq. Sev was twice awarded the Bronze Star for leadership.

Sev holds a BS in Political Science and Computer Science from the United States Military Academy at West Point and an MBA from the Carlson School of Management.

Art Hill, Academic Director

Art HillProfessor Hill founded the Carlson Consulting Enterprise in 2002 with help from several collaborators both inside and outside the Carlson School. He is the associate dean for MBA programs and John and Nancy Lindahl Professor in the Supply Chain and Operations Department.

Hill has extensive international experience at the Budapest University of Economic Sciences, State University of Management (Moscow), University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), IMD International (Lausanne, Switzerland), the National University of Singapore, and Renmin University (Beijing). He has consulted more than 100 organizations including 3M, Best Buy, Cargill, Carlson, Ceridian, CH Robinson, Cummins, Dow, General Mills, Goodrich, Home Depot, Honeywell, Land O'Lakes, Medtronic, Nestlé, Target, Thomson Reuters, Toro, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo. He was the editor of the Journal of Operations Management, the premier academic journal in operations management.

His current research is focused on supply chain management and process improvement.

Hill holds a BA in mathematics from Indiana University, an MS in industrial administration and a PhD from Purdue's Krannert School. He has been recognized as an outstanding instructor in the Carlson School of Management in several national publications including BusinessWeek.