Drew Pascarella is a Lecturer of Finance at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, and currently leads the Investment Banking Immersion program. In addition, Drew is a quantitative trader focused on the Futures markets and a strategic advisor to private companies.
Prior to his arrival, Drew spent 15 years working at bulge bracket investment banks. Most recently, Drew was a Director in the Technology Investment Banking group at Citi, focused within the Communications Equipment sector. While at Citi, Drew advised clients on over $35bn of Merger and Acquisition transactions, and led equity, convertible and debt financing transactions totaling over $9bn in proceeds. Notable transactions include the formation of Nokia Siemens Networks (Largest JV in corporate history), Nokia’s $8.1bn acquisition of NAVTEQ (Largest acquisition by a Finnish corporate) and associated €1.75bn debt IPO, Andrew Corporation’s $2.6bn sale to Commscope, Lucent’s $1.625bn convertible bond offering, and sale of multiple private businesses to Cisco. While at Citi, Drew was an active participant in the Investment Banking Associate Training Program, developing and delivering hard and soft skills courses. Prior to joining Citi, Drew was a Technology Project Manager at Goldman Sachs where he led the design, development, implementation, and support of global trading technology systems.
Drew holds an MBA from Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BBA in Computer Information Systems from James Madison University. Drew was the class Co-President and a Fried Fellow at Cornell.
Tom Schryver is an experienced entrepreneur having served as a startup founder and senior executive of high-growth companies. Tom has successfully structured new companies and raised capital in the form of private venture capital and venture debt as well as grants and loans from local, state and federal agencies. He has managed accounting and compliance functions from initial startup through successful financial audits by national accounting firms, and helped guide company strategy, growth and development.
Previously, he was Director of Finance for the Triad Foundation, where he was responsible for overseeing all financial operations of the Foundation, including accounting, audit, and investing the Foundation's $250mm portfolio. In that role he started hedge fund and private equity programs and led the Foundation to top-quartile investment returns. Prior to Triad, he worked with UBS Investment Bank in their technology group and with Banc of America Securities (Bank of America's investment banking subsidiary) in leveraged finance. He has experience working with non-profits in multiple capacities from advisory roles to serving as Board President for a $2.5mm/year human services organization.
Tom has an AB from Cornell University and an MBA from the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, where he was a recipient of the Albert J. Fried Fellowship for Leadership and Academic Excellence. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
Sampathkumar, is a consultant who has rich experience of 37 years spanning Design/Delivery/Project management/Strategy/Competency Development/CSR in Public/Private Sector and Multinational corporations.
Sampathkumar holds a Masters degree in Engineering from University of Madras and a Diploma in General Management from MDI Gurgaon. Directly recruited from the college, Mr. Sampathkumar served Bharat Electronics Ltd as an R&D engineer from 1978 to 1993 and has significant accomplishments to his credit in the field of Military and Satellite Communication. As Vice President of Telstra V Comm Sampathkumar played a key role in bringing many “firsts” to India, such as “First ever Rooftop IBS (International Business Station) for GE – again a first in Call Centre BPO”, “DSNG (Digital Satellite News Gathering) service for live video coverage” and founded the Global VSAT Forum, an international organization and the voice of the VSAT industry in the ITU. He acted as the Director on its board for 2 years. At TCS, India’s largest software company, Sampathkumar was instrumental in taking many centers to coveted ISO 27001 certification in Information Security and guided the Insurance & Healthcare Business Group (25,000 associates with a turnover of USD 1.5 Bn) in operational excellence, winning many accolades in Delivery and Customer Centricity.
Sampathkumar is a certified Assessor in Business Excellence, Baldrige and EFQM model, and has guided many companies within and outside Tata group in their journey of excellence. He is an accredited facilitator in REBT (Rational Emotive Behaviour Technique) school of behavioural science and a well known trainer in Leadership skills. Man of many parts, Sampathkumar is Former Secretary of Rotary Club of RT Nagar and Organiser of many community initiative programs in Bangalore and Rural Karnataka.
Samuel B. Bacharach is the McKelvey-Grant Professor at Cornell University. He has served as chairman of the Department of Organizational Behavior at the ILR School and director of the Institute for Workplace Studies in New York City. He is the recipient of numerous research grants. He is author and editor of over 20 books and numerous academic articles. Over the last ten years, he has been focused on developing leadership skills training for practitioners in organizational settings. He and his collaborators have delivered leadership programs for a number of corporations around the world and his online programs have been used by thousands of leaders in numerous organizations. His unique perspective on pragmatic leadership has been detailed in his books, notably, Get Them on Your Side and Keep Them on Your Side, and the recently published The Agenda Mover: When Your Good Idea Is Not Enough (Cornell University Press, 2016). He also writes extensively for Inc. magazine where he shares his ideas with entrepreneurs. He lives in New York City
Professor O'Connor is an organizational psychologist who studies negotiation, teamwork, and decision making. Much of her recent research focuses on how negotiations link together over time. One stream of work shows that past negotiation experiences direct negotiators' choice of tactics and their performance in successive negotiations. A second stream investigates how negotiators' reputations affect them and their potential for success at the bargaining table. As part of this research, she has explored how negotiators' confidence in their skills (i.e. their self-efficacy) changes as a function of their negotiation successes or failures, and how it affects their tactical decision making and the quality of their deals.
O'Connor's recent projects investigate the development of individual social capital. She applies theories of individual cognition and interpersonal behavior to study the conditions under which people recognize and exploit opportunities for building social capital. She is a member of a team of networks experts from Cornell University whose work is sponsored by the Institute for the Social Sciences.
O'Connor joined the faculty at Cornell University in 1997. She has been a member of the faculty at Rice University, and has been a visiting faculty member at Northwestern University, and at the London Business School. She earned a BS from Cornell University and an AM and PhD in social and organizational psychology from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Professor Johnson's research focuses primarily on applied theoretical microeconomic issues related to strategy and industrial organization. Recent topics of research include: open source software, new car leasing with adverse selection and moral hazard, the strategic revision of product lines in response to intensified competition, strategic defensive publishing as an intellectual property management tool, constructing a general framework for analyzing changing demand dispersion (as generated by advertising or product design decisions), and the use of entry-level products to control consumer learning.
Waldman, Michael; Johnson, Justin P., 2007, Pricing Tactics, Strategies, and Outcomes, Edward Elgar Publishing Inc..
Johnson, Justin P., 2013, Open Source Software, in The Oxford Handbook on the Digital Economy, eds Martin Peitz and Joel Waldfogel, Oxford University Press
Professor Gaur's research interests lie in retail operations and supply chain management, including topics such as inventory management, product variety, demand forecasting, store execution, and linking operations to financial performance. His research uses different types of data sets and models, such as aggregate publicly available firm-level or industry-level data, proprietary transaction-level data from firms, and online consumer browsing data to assess performance, improve demand forecasting, and optimize decision-making.
Gaur teaches the MBA core course in operations management and an MBA elective course in retail operations. He has received numerous awards for his research and teaching: the Johnson Faculty Research Award in 2012-13, the Clifford H. Whitcomb Faculty Fellowship in 2010-11, the Johnson Core Faculty Award three times, by the graduating classes of 2015, 2012 and 2008, the Wickham Skinner Early Career Research Accomplishments Award by Production and Operations Management Society (POMS) in 2006, and honorable mention in the George B. Dantzig Dissertation Award Competition in 2001. His co-authored paper “Hedging Inventory Risk Through Market Instruments”, published in the journal Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, received the 2008 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management Best Paper Award. He serves as a department editor for Management Science journal and an associate editor for Manufacturing and Service Operations Management, Operations Research, and Production and Operations Management. Prof. Gaur received his Ph.D. from Wharton, University of Pennsylvania, in 2001, his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad in 1995, and his BTech from the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi in 1993. Before joining Johnson, he was an assistant professor at NYU Stern School of Business during 2001-07 and a visiting associate professor at Harvard Business School during 2007-08.
Allan Filipowicz is Clinical Professor of Management and Organizations at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.
Professor Filipowicz's research focuses on how emotions drive or impede leadership effectiveness, at both the intrapersonal and interpersonal levels. Within this domain, he studies the relationship between emotions and risky decision making; the influence of humor on both leadership and negotiation effectiveness; and the impact of emotional transitions in negotiations.
His work has been published in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Operations Management, International Journal of Forecasting, and Creativity Research Journal.
Professor Filipowicz teaches Managing and Leading Organizations (recently winning a Best Core Faculty Award), Negotiations, Executive Leadership and Development, Leading Teams and Critical and Strategic Thinking. He has taught executives across the globe, from Singapore to Europe to the US, with recent clients including Medtronic, Bayer, Google, Pernod Ricard and Harley-Davidson.
Professor Filipowicz received his Ph.D. from Harvard University. He holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Affairs from the University of Pennsylvania, and degrees in Electrical Engineering (M.Eng., BS) and Economics (BA) from Cornell University. His professional experience includes banking (Bankers Trust, New York) and consulting, including running his own boutique consulting firm and four years with The Boston Consulting Group in Paris.https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=amf247
Bradford S. Bell is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Studies and Director of Human Capital Development and Executive Education in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He received his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland at College Park and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Michigan State University. Dr. Bell teaches courses in Human Resource Management, Training and Development, and Work Groups and Teams to graduate and undergraduate students. Dr. Bell worked in the management and organization development department of First USA Bank/Banc One and has worked as an HR consultant for multiple private and public firms. Dr. Bell is a member of the Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, American Society for Training and Development, and the Society for Human Resource Management.https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/bradford-bell
Chekitan S. Dev is an award-winning teacher of marketing and branding at Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration (SHA). Recognized as the leading authority on hospitality marketing and branding, Dev has published over 100 research papers in the very best journals, including the Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research, Harvard Business Review, and Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, and is the author of Hospitality Branding (Cornell University Press, 2012). Dev has won several research awards, including a 2015 Highly Commended Paper Award from Emerald, a 2014 Best Paper Award from INFORMS, and the 2002 John Wiley & Sons award for lifetime contribution to hospitality and tourism research. A former corporate executive with Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, he has served corporate, government, education, advisory, and private equity clients in over 40 countries on six continents as an expert witness, consultant, keynote speaker, and workshop leader.
Those clients include Accor, Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas, Blue Sky Capital New Zealand, Breeden Capital Partners, Chandris Greece, Crystal Cruise Lines, Disney, Dolce Canada, Expedia, ExpoGourmand Chile, eHow Technologies China, Fairmont Middle East, Four Seasons Mumbai, Greenberg Traurig, Posadas Mexico, Hilton, Holiday Inn, Horwath Austria, HOTUSA Spain, Hyatt, HSMAI, IHRAI, Imperial Delhi, Intercontinental, InterHotel Paraguay, International Culinary Center New York, Jampro Jamaica, Jones Day, JP Morgan Chase, Jumeirah Dubai, Kelly Hart and Hallman, Latham and Watkins, The Leading Hotels of the World, Leela India, Lexus, LUX* Mauritius, Mandarin Singapore, Marriott, McDermott Will and Emery, Moevenpick Switzerland, Morgan Lewis Bockius, MGM Resorts, National University of Singapore, NHV Japan, One&Only UK, Orbitz, Peninsula, PlanHotels Italy, Priceline, Raffles Middle East, Ritz Paris, Rosewood, Rotana Abu Dhabi, Sarovar India, Skadden Arps, Starwood, Swissotel Middle East, Taj India, The Park India, Tishman, Travelocity, Westin, Westmont Canada, Wyndham, YUM Malaysia, Zatisi Czech Republic, and many others.
Dev was selected as one of the "Top 25 Most Extraordinary Minds in Sales and Marketing" for 2009 by the Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI). He has been interviewed on hospitality and travel trends by the Economist, TIME, Newsweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, the International Herald Tribune, People, National Public Radio, and NBC Nightly News.https://sha.cornell.edu/about/directory/instructors/csd5
Educator, practitioner, arbitrator and mediator with twenty years’ experience in law, labor contract administration, negotiations, mediation and arbitration, including workplace and business negotiations, labor and employment mediation and arbitration, and education law and administration. Specific work includes: designing and teaching multi-party professional education programs in labor administration, negotiations, mediation and arbitration in the United States, Europe and Latin America; arbitrating labor disputes as party-designated arbitrator; leading multi-party negotiations, budget reduction and revenue maximization efforts; running complex education and labor-related litigation and arbitrations; mentoring and leading legal and labor staffs; and advising and training managers and administrators.
Stephanie Thomas is a Research Associate of the Institute for Compensation Studies (ICS) in the ILR School at Cornell University, an interdisciplinary initiative that analyzes, teaches and communicates broadly about monetary and non-monetary rewards from work. Stephanie is also a Lecturer in the Department of Economics at Cornell University.
Thomas comes to the Institute for Compensation Studies after a 15 year consulting career where she specialized in the analysis of equal employment issues. She has provided consulting services to Fortune 500 companies, privately held businesses, major law firms and government agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI. Thomas has testified as an economic and statistical expert in federal and state courts throughout the United States.
Prior to her consulting career, Thomas served on the faculty of New York University, where she taught courses in economic theory and econometrics. In 1998, she was awarded the Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from New York University College of Arts and Sciences.https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/stephanie-thomas
Harry C. Katz is the interim Provost at Cornell University and the Jack Sheinkman Professor of Collective Bargaining at the School of Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell University. He received his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley. After teaching at MIT he came to the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University in 1985.
Automotive, Contract negotiations, Industrial relations systems, Industry Studies, Labor relations, Labor-management cooperation, Public Sector, Telecommunications, Wage systems, gainsharing, and incentives, Work Teams/Work Process Redesign
Transformation of American Industrial Relations, Labor Relations in the U.S. Automobile Industry, Worker Participation, Trade Unions and Collective Bargaining, Industrial and Work Restructuring, Worker Traininghttps://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/harry-katz
Daniel J. Fisher teaches webinars and executive education for the School of Industrial and Labor Relations of Cornell University (ILR) and serves as an executive advisor to the Executive Masters of HR Program (ILR). Dan was Executive VP of Human Resources & Organization Leadership at Welch Allyn (a private, family-owned company for over 100 years) where he worked for 35 years prior to Welch Allyn’s acquisition by Hill-Rom Corporation in September 2015. He is currently chair of the board of Nixon Uniform & Medical Wear (another private, family-owned company), where he has served as a board member since 2011. He received his AB from Hamilton College, MILR from Cornell University, and MBA from Syracuse University and started his career with Mobil Corporation. Dan is completing executive coach certification (ICF), participated in the Kellogg School of Management Governing Family Enterprises Program, and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors. Dan also has an interest in leading not for profit boards and is currently president of the Seward House Museum board of trustees.
Professor Juran, who teaches courses in statistics for management and managing operations, is a winner of twelve teaching awards at Johnson and at Columbia Business School, including the EMBA Globe Award for Teaching Excellence and the AMBA Core Teaching Award. Juran's research has appeared in Management Science, Journal of Operations Management, and other journals.
Ted Dodds is Cornell’s Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Information Technologies. He arrived at Cornell in January 2011 to advance the university’s strategic goals through sound information technology investments. As CIO, he has responsibility for the entire IT@Cornell community including both the central organization and the distributed IT Service Groups (in collaboration with other executives.) Ted is pursuing strategies to achieve scale economies in the delivery of utility IT services in order to make increased investments in academic technologies.
Ted most recently served at the University of British Columbia, initially as Chief Information Officer and Associate Vice President for Information Technology and then as Vice Provost for Information Technology. There his focus on strategic and long-range planning enabled progress in the key areas of IT funding, governance, security, and service management.
Ted’s information technology experience includes six years as Director of Computing Services at University of Windsor. While there, he earned an M.B.A. with a focus on internet commerce and banking. He completed a B.A. in computer science and psychology at the University of Guelph where he also launched his IT career in academia and ultimately led the Academic and Application Services operation.
From 2009-2012 Ted served as an elected member of the EDUCAUSE Board of Directors and functioned as its chair in 2010. EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. He formerly served on the boards of the Kuali Foundation, CANARIE (Canada’s advanced networking organization) and BCNet (a regional research networking organization).http://test.cio.cornell.edu/community/office-cio-and-vice-president-information-technologies/biography-ted-dodds
Rohit Verma is a professor of service operations management at the School of Hotel Administration, and also serves as the executive director for the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Prior to joining Cornell faculty, he was the George Eccles Professor of Management, David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He has also taught MBA and executive development classes at several universities around the world including DePaul University, Chicago, IL, University of Sydney, Australia, Norwegian School of Logistics, Norway, Helsinki School of Economics, Finland, and Indian School of Business, India.
His research interests include new product/service design, quality management and process improvement, and operations/marketing interrelated issues. He has published over 50 articles in prestigious business journals such as California Management Review, the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, Journal of Product Innovation Management, Journal of Service Research, MIT Sloan Management Review, Production and Operations Management, and other journals. His research has been supported by numerous well-respected organizations around the world, such as Fairmont, Raffles, and Swissôtel (Singapore); Hammerson and NCR Knowledge Lab (UK); Citycon (Finland); Siemens and Fraport (Germany); Wiener Konzerthaus (Austria); and, in the United States, American Express, Calvin Klein, CSFB, eBay, First Chicago, General Growth Properties, HSMAI, Neiman Marcus, and the U.S. Forest Service.
Verma has received several teaching and research awards including the "Skinner Award For Early Career Research Accomplishments" from the Production and Operations Management Society; "Spirit of Inquiry Award" the highest honor for scholarly activities within DePaul University; "Teaching Innovation Award" DePaul University; and "Doctoral faculty Teaching Award" University of Utah. He serves as the academic editor of the CHR's managerial report series; associate editor of Journal of Operations Management, and Decision Sciences; senior editor of Production and Operations Management; and editorial board member of Journal of Service Research, and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile?id=rv54
Rick Geddes is Associate Professor in the Department of Policy Analysis and Management at Cornell University and a core faculty member of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA). He is a founding director of the Cornell Program in Infrastructure Policy, or CPIP and a Visiting Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. Geddes is also a Research Fellow with the Mineta Transportation Institute at San Jose State University. His research focuses on policies toward the funding and financing of major infrastructure projects in the transportation and water sectors.
Geddes has held many visiting and advisory positions. He was a Visiting Faculty Fellow at Yale Law School during the 1995-1996 academic year, and the Edward Teller National Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution during the 1999-2000 academic year. He served as a senior economist at the Council of Economic Advisors during the 2004-2005 academic year, and was a presidentially appointed commissioner on the National Surface Transportation Policy & Revenue Study Commission. Geddes was a Fulbright Senior Scholar visiting in Australia in 2009-2010 to study transportation public-private partnerships, and has advised numerous Fortune 500 companies, including United Parcel Service and CSX. He has testified over a dozen times before House and Senate committees.http://www.human.cornell.edu/bio.cfm?netid=rrg24
Dr. Balu is the founder of the Swami Vivekananda Youth Movement (SVYM), an organization providing health and education services to tribals located near Mysore. He is also the leader of GRAAM, a grass roots advocacy movement focused on public policy studies and consulting services. Balu is a medical doctor who sits on a number of public and NGO boards and organizations in Karnataka State . Balu was the Frank H.T. Rhodes Class of ’56 Professor, and he lectures at some of the leading public policy and management schools both in India and in the USA. Balu is also a frequent trainer and speaker with corporations focusing on leadership, ethics, and corporate and social responsibility.
Marya Besharov is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at the ILR School at Cornell University. An organizational theorist with a background in organizational sociology, Marya studies how organizations and their leaders navigate competing goals. Much of her research focuses on social-business hybrid organizations such as social enterprises and mission-driven businesses that combine social and commercial goals. Her work has been published in journals such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, Business Ethics Quarterly, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Research in Organizational Behavior, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Industrial and Corporate Change. Marya currently serves on the editorial boards of the Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Review, and Administrative Science Quarterly. She received a BA in Social Studies, an MA in Sociology, and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from Harvard University. She also holds an MBA from Stanford. Prior to her academic career, Marya worked as a researcher and consultant in the healthcare field.https://www.ilr.cornell.edu/people/marya-besharov
Professor Manoj Thomas is a consumer psychologist. Thomas conducts experimental studies to unveil the nonconscious mental processes that influence consumer behavior. He has identified several interesting behavioral phenomena – such as the left-digit effect, the precision effect, and the credit card effect – that illustrate how heuristics and feelings influence consumer decisions. His research has been published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Marketing Research, Marketing Science, and Psychological Science. His research has also been discussed in a variety of popular media outlets such as NPR, Wall Street Journal, and Scientific American. Thomas is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Consumer Psychology, and is also on the editorial review boards of the Journal of Consumer Research and the Journal of Marketing Research.
At Johnson, Thomas leads the Students-as-Consultants (Marketing Immersion) program wherein students in his class gain hands-on experience by serving as consultants to companies. He also teaches elective courses to MBA students and executives, wherein he trains students to identify and test powerful consumer insights. In 2010, Johnson's graduating MBA class voted him to receive the Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching.https://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Faculty-And-Research/Profile/id/mkt27
Laura Georgianna is the director of the Roy H. Park Leadership Fellows program within the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. In this role, Laura manages all aspects of this unique leadership program from curriculum design and delivery, to alumni engagement and program impact.
Laura is also a director of the Entrepreneurial Leadership Initiative within the Human Capital Development Group at the ILR School at Cornell . In this role, she designs and teaches customized executive educational programs for leaders from a variety of settings who are looking to innovate and grow their organizations.
Laura has spent her career working with leaders and organizations to help them build the capabilities required to deliver results, grow their businesses and achieve their goals. Prior to her transition to Cornell, Laura spent her career in corporate settings in management, organization, and leadership development roles. The majority of this time was spent working for Thomson Financial (now Thomson Reuters), Merck & Co., and Welch Allyn.http://www.johnson.cornell.edu/Programs/Full-Time-MBA/Two-Year-MBA/Curriculum/Leadership/Leadership-Opportunities/Park-Leadership-Fellows-Program/Program-Director