HSB Welcomes Family Business Executive in Residence

Monday, July 18, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (July 17, 2016) — The Haub School of Business’ Department of Management and the SJU Initiative for Family Business and Entrepreneurship (IFBE) welcome new Family Business Executive in Residence Marc Kramer. Kramer is president of the marketing and communications firm Kramer Communications and executive director of the Private Investors Forum, which operates the Angel Venture Fair, the largest gathering of angel investors and entrepreneurs in the Mid-Atlantic region. For his role in creating Pennsylvania Private Group, a formally organized investor angel’s network, he has been featured in major publications such as Profit, INC. and Entrepreneur Magazine.

The Family Business Executive in Residence position is a one-year, non-tenure track appointment intended to enhance the FBE major and minor program and support the efforts of the IFBE. In this role, Kramer will serve on the initiative’s advisory board, teach two courses within the management department, serve as a student mentor and work to develop new course offerings.

Throughout a career spanning 30 years, Kramer has had extensive experience working with family-owned businesses and hundreds of startups, connecting them with angel investors nationally.

“There is no aspect of family business I haven’t experienced,” says Kramer. “I understand the communications dynamics between generations and plan to leverage my knowledge to help family businesses better communicate and reach their short- and long-term goals.”

Prior to accepting his appointment at Saint Joseph’s, Kramer was an adjunct faculty member at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business, and served as an adjunct professor at Drexel and Temple universities and a mentor faculty member at the National University of Singapore.

“I love helping, teaching, mentoring and learning from people of all ages and experiences,” says Kramer. “I am looking forward to working with one of the best family business faculties/programs in the region and helping to make it one of the preeminent programs in the country.”

A professional speaker, Kramer lectures on topics such as Internet marketing, marketing, sales, networking, corporate entrepreneurship and revitalizing distressed companies. He regularly offers commentary about entrepreneurship and angel investing as a contributor for Business Journal family of publications, Philadelphia Magazine, SmartCEO, and KYW News Radio, and has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes and TheStreet.com. Kramer has written six books on best business practices and entrepreneurship for McGraw Hill, Adams Media, Prentice Hall and Entrepreneur Press.  One of his books, “Small Business Turnaround” published in 2000 was name one of the Top 30 Business Books in 2000 by Executive Book Summaries. 

“The appointment of Marc Kramer will bolster the continued growth of the Saint Joseph’s family business and entrepreneurship program and help the initiative reach its full potential,” says Joseph A. DiAngelo Jr., Ed.D. ’70, dean of the Haub School of Business.

Media Contact

Colleen Sabatino '11 (M.A.), Associate Director of University Communications, csabatin@sju.edu, 610-660-3256


Background

Founded in 1851 in the Jesuit tradition of academic excellence, Saint Joseph’s University is a top-ranked Catholic University that provides a rigorous, student-centered education. With a total enrollment of 8,500 undergraduate and graduate students, SJU offers a wide-array of academic programs designed so that each graduate enters the world with a competitive resume and global perspective. This is achieved through intense academic study led by thought-leading faculty scholars, a comprehensive campus experience and robust study abroad, service-learning, internship and co-op programs. Upon graduation, nearly 100 percent of students are employed, pursuing advanced degrees or volunteering in prestigious service programs. A member of the Atlantic 10 Conference, SJU offers 20 Division I intercollegiate men’s and women’s sports. SJU alumni – over 60,000 strong - provide a powerful network that spans the globe.



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