You’re reading this, so you’ve made the decision to invest some time in thinking about your career. Thanks for taking time to read my thoughts. I aim to create a practical guide to career management.
I am a husband and father of three “energetic” kids (Teddy 5, Sammy 4, Abby 1) and married to my infinitely patient and beautiful college sweetheart Michele. I’m in my late 30s, live in the suburbs of Minneapolis and enjoy my career but like to believe I am not consumed by it. Factor this in as you hear my perspective on things. My view tries to be balanced, but ultimately it’s mine and tied to my experience. I tell everyone that these are my opinions; do with them as you see fit.
I currently direct the Carlson Consulting Enterprise, an experiential learning program for MBA and Undergrad students at the Carlson School of Management, University of Minnesota. (link: http://www.csom.umn.edu/Page5697.aspx)
I teach a year-long course in consulting skills while coaching students on consulting projects in the business community.
Prior to launching the CCE, I worked at 3M as a Business Manager with responsibility for the business development of a global consumer car care business. When I joined 3M I co-managed 3M’s Corporate Strategic Business Development department (SBD). I had responsibility for MBA recruiting, professional development of staff and leading internal consulting engagements in the areas of marketing, strategy and business development.
After graduating with my MBA, I spent 5 years at Ernst & Young (later Cap Gemini) in management consulting. I had the opportunity to work for excellent clients in multiple industries and valued my learning opportunities tremendously.
I have an MBA from the Carlson School at the University of Minnesota, an MA in History from the University of Oklahoma and a BA in History from Rice University.
I have always been interested in career and professional/personal development. While in consulting I led campus recruiting teams, actively mentored new hires and have tried to learn and share actively w/ a broad range of people. I have been fortunate to have had several mentors invest time in me, for which I am very grateful.