Dr. Danny Szpiro

Dean of Executive Education, Jack Welch Management Institute

Throughout his career, Danny has applied Welch Way principles as an award-winning teacher and world-renowned expert on financial management, including the areas of management accounting, capital budgeting, post-investment review, and the Balanced Scorecard. He has published on the topic of integrating capital budgeting and corporate strategy, and his teaching material on the use of the case method has been adopted by universities around the world. As Dean of Executive Education, Danny is involved with the design and delivery of JWMI's growing management training and executive development offerings.

Danny was formerly dean of JWMI. Leading up to that role, he was a faculty member and associate dean for Executive Education at the S.C. Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University. He joined Johnson in 2004 as the founding director of The Cornell-Queen’s Executive MBA Program. From 1999 to 2004 he was an associate professor with Queen’s School of Business at Queen’s University in Kingston, Canada, and, for most of that period, the Director of Queen’s National Executive MBA program. Prior to joining Queen’s, he was a faculty member with the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University. Before pursuing an academic career, he spent many years in various international activities in the consumer electronics industry.international activities in the consumer electronics industry.

Danny has led sessions and courses with executives in many development and graduate degree programs, including Executive MBA, Executive CMA and Aviation MBA specializations, in North America and overseas. He earned a BSc from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from Queen’s University, an MSc (International Accounting & Finance) from the London School of Economics, and a PhD from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario. In his research and consulting, he has worked with organizations on the use of post-investment reviews and strategic controls in capital investment systems.