Dave Hopkins, Managing Director & Academic Director

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Prior to joining Carlson School, David had spent more than 20 years in leadership positions in consulting and industry. In addition to the Brand Enterprise he teaches MBA and executive courses in Marketing Strategy and Brand Management.

Most recently, he was the managing director for U.S. operations at MRM Worldgroup, a global relationship marketing services firm. For six years, David was a practice leader in enterprise strategy and operations for Grant Thornton LLP, where he helped companies achieve balance between top-line growth and competitiveness. Previously, he served as the operations and marketing director for Aegis Consulting and as a senior consultant for Saatchi and Saatchi. He was also a founder of Minute Clinic/Quick Med, an industry-changing health care concept.

Mr. Hopkins has had several articles published and is sought after as an industry/subject matter expert for regional and national print and broadcast media.