Posted June 19, 2003 Atlanta
Communications & Marketing
Contact Lisa Grovenstein
Brings Corporate Experience to MBA and Executive Education Students
Dean Terry C. Blum today announced the appointment of Jim Kranzusch as Executive Director of Corporate Programs for the DuPree College of Management at Georgia Tech. Kranzusch will focus on expanding partnerships between the College and the corporate community in the areas of MBA recruitment services and executive learning and development.
"I am delighted to be representing our graduate and executive programs to the business community," says Kranzusch. "The College offers a wealth of educational and career-enhancing opportunities. Programs are small and customized to meet client needs, and our MBA students are top-quality job candidates."
Kranzusch has held a variety of leadership positions in sales, marketing and general management throughout his career. In addition to a 15-year career with IBM, culminating as Director of Retail Operations, his professional experience includes leadership in entrepreneurial ventures and consulting. Kranzusch served as Executive Vice President and General Manager at Inform-Portman Companies, a $140 million technology marketing center. As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Telemate.Net Software, he helped guide the company through a successful IPO and merger. As founder of a consulting practice, ClientView, LLC, Kranzusch advised senior managers on client retention and the use of measurable practices that enhanced financial performance.
For the past year, he has been a partner in The Leadership Forum, the Southeast's leading provider of advanced executive learning programs. This experience enhanced his understanding of the educational needs of executives and their organizations. Involvement in career growth and change in organizations has been a common theme throughout his career.
"Jim's combination of experience and skills is an extraordinary match for our needs," says Blum. "He brings insight into the recruiting and executive development needs of our corporate constituents. As we move into our dazzling new building in Midtown Atlanta, Jim will provide the leadership and focus to forge strong ties between the business school at Georgia Tech and the business community."