Wharton Dean Patrick Harker recently announced the appointment of Jonathan Spector as vice dean of Executive Education.
Mr. Spector was a former director at McKinsey & Company as well as CEO of two venture-backed corporations.
"I am confident that Jon's experience with major corporate clients and business development will be strong assets in leading the Wharton School's executive education programs," said Dr. Harker. "He brings outstanding leadership skills and enthusiasm to his new role, and I look forward to his contributions to the School."
Mr. Spector began his career at McKinsey & Company, where he rose to director (senior partner). In his 20 years with the firm, he consulted to the senior management of large corporations on issues of strategy, organization and operations. His major clients were leading companies in the information technology and communications industries, as well as large clients in the energy, transportation and insurance sectors. He also helped lead the development of McKinsey's Chinese and Southeast Asian practice, and founded and managed the firm's Taipei office.
Over the past four years Mr. Spector has served as CEO of two venture-backed corporations, Darwin Networks, a wireless ISP, and Seurat Company, a consulting firm engaged in precision marketing services. He raised more than $100 million to support the growth of these companies. He launched Easy411, Inc. in 2003, providing directory assistance services to mobile phone and landline users.
Mr. Spector earned an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1980.
Almanac, Vol. 51, No. 3, September 14, 2004
September 14, 2004
Volume 51 Number 3