Marquette Business expands executive-in-residence program, naming five former executives to mentorship roles

Tim Hanley, acting Keyes Dean of the College of Business Administration, has announced the expansion of the college’s executive-in-residence program with the naming of five former executives to mentorship positions across five programs.

Prior to being named acting dean, Hanley was named Marquette’s first executive-in-residence in October 2019, which served as the start of an initiative to elevate the business school’s engagement with the business community.

“I was honored to return to my alma mater as its first executive-in-residence in 2019 to participate in Dean Joe Daniels’ vision of elevating the college’s engagement with the business community,” Hanley said. “Following an initial discussion with a former dean, Joe Daniels brought me in to offer the faculty and students coaching and mentoring from my global experience and networking. We are excited to expand the opportunity across several areas, where these successful executives will be able to work directly within our college.”

The College of Business Administration’s executives-in-residence are:

  • Mark Naidicz – Human Resources. Nadicz served as vice president of human resources/vice president business human resources for leading biopharmaceutical company AbbVie. He was previously a divisional vice president during a nearly 20-year career with Abbott Laboratories. He also spent just over five years with SC Johnson, first overseeing corporate human resources and later regional human resources. Naidicz has provided HR leadership on 20 acquisitions, integrations and company spinoffs, as well as led the implementation of global talent acquisition and labor and employee relations strategies.
  • Bob Love – Accounting. Love was a partner at Big Four accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers for 32 years, serving as PwC national tax quality and risk management partner and a national partner in PwC’s One Firm, Risk Office. He was previously the national leader of the Tax Fixed Asset Solutions Team, a regional leader of the Research and Development Tax Incentives Team, a regional leader of the Meals and Entertainment Initiative and a client service Lead Tax Partner for many Milwaukee and Chicago based clients.
  • Jim Stollberg – Supply Chain Management. Stollberg is the founder and president of Brookfield, Wisconsin-based Gemini Global Advisors. He has also served on the Center for Supply Chain Management Advisory Board since 2009. Stollberg previously spent nearly 19 years at Dematic, retiring in 2018 as executive vice president for global product and solution management.
  • Dan Tranchita – Applied Investment Management. Tranchita recently retired as managing director and senior portfolio manager at Baird. He began his career at Firstar Corporation, now U.S. Bank. He left after 11 years, rising to senior vice president and senior portfolio manager.
  • David Reeves — Innovation and Technology. Reeves retired as president of Silicon Valley’s OpenGov Inc. in January 2022. The Milwaukee native joined the company as chief revenue officer in 2015 and led the cloud software company from $2 million in revenue to over 500 employees and an $800 million valuation. He hired 46 people for the company last year alone in the new office he put in Milwaukee. Reeves previously held roles as senior vice president with Zuora, Inc. and spent 13 years at PTC, including the last 11-plus years in the SVP role.

Faculty will be able to leverage these global executives’ expertise in their classrooms where they will provide firsthand knowledge, real-world experience and establish valuable connections between business students and the corporate world.

“This group of executives brings to Marquette a diverse collection of experience and successes in their fields,” Hanley added. “We also have a few alumni that are especially eager to give back and contribute to a transformational education experience for our students, who are the next generation of corporate executives that will go out and Be The Difference.”