Joe in Class
Joe Ryan Teaching in Bangkok, Thailand

Joe Ryan is the President and Founder of True North Advisory Group and he teaches extensively in Wharton's executive education programs.  He also taught in Wharton’s EMBA program in Philadelphia and San Fransisco; at INSEAD in Fontainbleau; and at Sisan University in Bangkok. He has served as Academic Director for numerous executive programs and has taught in executive programs for  AXA, Microsoft, Degussa, InBev, Securities Industry Association, Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers, Aventis, Reed Smith, United Health Care, Morgan Stanley, Fujitsu, BAE, Society for Human Resource Management, Cigna, HP, and other clients. He works with executives as an advisor on strategy and change management assignments.  He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.  His consulting and research interests include strategy implementation, strategic alliances, service management, best practices in change management, leadership development, and the design of customized executive education.   He is currently writing a book on executing business strategies and change management practices - Beyond Smart Talk - based on his long term working relationship as an advisor to four CEO’s currently leading growth and strategic change initiatives in the banking, information technology, membership services, and travel businesses. 

Joe has held management positions in strategic planning, business development and organization development with GE, GTE, and ARAMARK.  He has worked as a consultant in both the Kepner Tregoe Strategy Group and at the Wharton Center For Applied Research. He has worked with clients in insurance, financial services, the securities industry, travel, telecommunications, software, R&D, and the two largest membership organizations in the United States. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, completed graduate business studies at The Wharton School, attended the GE Crotonville executive education program, and attended the Leadership in Professional Services Program at the Harvard Business School.


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