SBA Speaker Series: George Nolen, former President/ CEO of Siemens Corporation
Please join James Ryerson, dean of the School of Business Administration, and the SBA community for the...
Dean’s Series—Hear It From The Top
Guest Speaker: Mr. George Nolen, former President and Chief Executive Officer, Siemens Corporation
George Nolen, is the former president/CEO of Siemens Corporation, an electronics and electrical engineering company which specializes in the fields of industry, energy, transportation, and healthcare. At the time of his retirement, Siemens had $22 billion in revenues and 69,000 employees. Mr Nolen, who joined the German company in an entry-level sales position after graduating from Virginia Tech University, rose through the ranks to become the first American chosen to run Siemens’ U.S. operations. He is now senior managing director of Madison Capital Partners, a Chicago-based private investment firm.
Mr. Nolen will discuss:
- How businesses communicate with their employees, customers and the public at large can have a direct influence on their reputation and success
- How personal communication skills can make the difference between a so-so career and stellar one
- How small, growing companies seeking to raise growth capital can differentiate themselves by articulating their vision, positioning and growth strategy