EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE
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Brad Skogman is vice president of Lifecycle Services and Operations & Engineering Services. Brad is responsible for the overall financial performance and leadership of these two organizations. He ensures that we continue to drive tighter collaboration and alignment between our Lifecycle Services and Operations & Engineering Services (OES) organizations –to improve profitability and service for our customers.
Brad joined Rockwell Automation in 2006 as director, Finance, Rockwell Software. In 2007, he assumed the role of vice president, Finance, OES and then was vice president, Finance for Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Global Sales and Marketing (GSM). Most recently Brad was vice president, Finance for Control Products & Solutions and OES. Brad has more than 25 years of experience, with extensive backgrounds in financial planning and analysis, controllership and acquisition integration. Prior to joining Rockwell Automation, he held a variety of roles with increasing responsibility at PriceWaterhouse, FiskarsConsumer Products and GE-Healthcare.
Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin –Oshkosh, in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He is also a certified public accountant and six sigma green belt.
The program was initiated in Spring 2002 to:
- Offer students and faculty the opportunity to learn from business leaders about the challenges faced when working in the global business arena
- Provide executive guidance to students preparing to enter the marketplace for employment
- Further enhance the school's partnerships with the business community
Held twice each academic year, the Executive-in-Residence program complements and strengthens the student's classroom experience by offering real-world illustrations of the key issues encountered when managing a business firm. In sharing their vision and experiences, the high level executives help bridge the gap between theory and practice and provide insight into how difficult business decisions are made.
Students learn from these business perspectives and gain awareness that future success can be achieved through continued academic growth and development. Executives also meet with university leaders and faculty from the school to exchange ideas on how the university and business community can partner together for mutual benefit.
Presented in an engaging atmosphere, participants have the opportunity to raise questions on issues of interest and from this interaction gain an appreciation of how executives make decisions, motivate, and manage. Executives find the experience to be very beneficial and gratifying in knowing they are playing an important role in shaping America's future business leaders.