By Prof. Humberto “HAP” Patorniti
About the Professor:
Humberto “HAP” Patorniti is a 2003 EMBA graduate whose 35-year career in the hospitality industry has been defined by his passion for leading growth initiatives, building high performing teams, and for growing profitable business for service organizations. His international background, education and business expertise expands across healthcare, education and offshore oilrigs businesses.
HAP was working for Sodexo USA and three months after graduating with his MBA, he was offered the CEO and President position for Sodexo Mexico. In his 8 years as “team México” he tripled revenues, increased cash on hand by 10 fold, and led “team Mexico” to reinvent the Company’s brand to meet Mexico’s market spending behaviors and consumer preferences. Deeply committed to helping those less fortunate, he was the genesis of a partnership with the Mexican Department of Education, creating an adult degree completion program which enabled Sodexo employees and family members who had not been able to complete their Grammar or High School education, to do so.
About the Subject
This advanced strategy course provides students with a unique perspective on how corporations formulate strategies to allocate resources, create (or destroy) value for its business units, and how to implement strategic plans. Using the case study method, students will examine strategies of successful and failed corporations. Students will discuss practical and field-tested methods that corporate and business leaders use to achieve sought-after results. Lastly, students will be exposed to a wider perspective of management practices through breakout sessions and practical applications.