MBA 1997Strategy, Operations, Marketing Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota
MA 1995History University of Oklahoma
BA 1991History Rice University
Business Development, Strategy, Strategic Planning, Innovation, Growth, Corporate Venturing, Process Improvement, Management Consulting
Performance Measurement, Market and Industry Analysis, International Expansion, China, Critical Thinking, Structured Problem Solving
Coaching, Career Management
I am a business executive and educator with experience in management consulting, general management and non-profit leadership. I currently run the Consulting Enterprise at the Carlson School of Management, leading MBA students in general management business consulting projects while teaching additional Carlson School classes at the executive, MBA and undergraduate level in management and critical thinking. I have a passion for improving business situations through application of proven problem solving techniques and individual performance through education and hands on coaching and mentoring. Past clients have included large cap, small-cap, startups, non-profits and public sector organizations. A select list includes: 3M, Andersen Windows, Carlson, Chevron, Deluxe, General Mills, Goodwill MN, Lifetime Fitness, Marvin Windows, Mayo Clinic, McKesson, Minneapolis Public Schools, Northwest Airlines, Polaris, The Saint Paul Foundation, Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, United Health Group, University of Minnesota as well as multiple start-ups.
Selected Works & Activities.
Professional Director, Carlson Consulting Enterprise
Honors and Awards
2010 Undergraduate Faculty of the Year