Mitch Lederman, MBA, M.Engineering
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Mitch Lederman, MBA, M.Engineering

College Station, TX | Mitch@LedermanInc.com

 

Accomplished higher education strategic change leader with expertise in executing integrated initiatives that increase student engagement and results, and enhance institutional standings

 

Career management program development and execution from start-up through 60,000 student censuses at public (land-grant) and private universities and colleges

 

Revived career management offerings for Texas A&M University’s Mays Business School’s Masters’ students

·         Incorporated real-world and technical business scenarios into coaching sessions and program offerings

 

Career Services leader and member of Bryant & Stratton College’s State of Ohio Executive Team

·         Raised Career Services stature, improved results, implemented cross-departmental cooperation and collaborative programming, and branded the College in the business community

 

Executive member of Salem International University’s online leadership team serving a global population

·         Developed repeatable and scalable student-centric Career Services processes and programs

 

Built and managed two national recruiting firms and a personal business to the mature stage of operations

 

Leadership Overview and Professional Characteristics

 

·         Operations, strategic planning, change management, organizational development, finance (planning and P&L), sales, marketing and branding, business development, and account management

·         Maintain responsibility and accountability for personal and team results in metrics-driven environments

·         Leadership and development of strong business unit teams via staff recruiting, training and mentoring

·         Start-up, small and large (Fortune 50 through 500) business environments experiences

 

Experience

 

Associate Director, Graduate Career Management Center: Texas A&M University, Mays Business School (College Station, TX), Specialty Masters programs (2016 - Present)

 

Transformed and revived the career management program for 500+ Master’s students in Business, Finance, Management Information Systems, Human Resource Management, Marketing, Accounting, and Real Estate

 

·         Rebuilt the Center’s credibility with students by providing individual student and group programming that mirrored real world experiences including networking, interviewing, and employer expectations post-hire

·         Increased student traffic (gross count and individuals served) by over 50%

·         Created and marketed to graduating students a streamlined and multi-platform friendly first destination survey resulting in a 96% completion rate prior to graduation

·         Assisted diverse populations including international, technically-oriented, and career-changing students

·         Served as MBA business and technical Subject Matter Expert providing business and technical consulting advice linking academics to real-world business scenarios in preparation for networking and interviewing


Executive Team Member & Market Career Services Director: Bryant & Stratton College (Northeast Ohio), a regionally accredited college providing Associates and Bachelor’s degree programs (2013 - 2016)

 

Revitalized career services at three struggling campuses, and developed career services at a new campus

 

Brought structure, repeatable processes, and accountability for results to Career Services in the market

·         Assumed direct management of and completely rebuilt career services operations at one campus, resulting in a 10% increase in graduate employment outcomes in 2015

·         Two of the three established campuses exceeded prior year employment results by 5% or more in 2014

                     

Started up and directly managed the career services department at a new campus

·         Branded the College in the business community, developed internship and career opportunities, created and implemented group career development programs, and provided individual career coaching

·         Developed partnerships and collaborated across departments to attract and retain students

·         First-year graduate outcomes exceeded initial expectations (highest 90-day employment rate in college)


Dean of Career Services: Salem International University (Carmel, IN), a regionally accredited university providing Bachelors and Master of Business Administration degrees programs (2012 - 2013)

 

Reporting directly to the Vice President of Online Operations (“Online CEO”), brought in to this newly created position to develop and implement an online and ground campus Career Services department

 

Established Career Services mission statement focusing on empowering and teaching students to take control of their careers and become the CEOs of their lives

·         Created direct and remote programming and repeatable processes to carry out the mission

 

Developed and implemented the first-ever data collection process for graduate employment information

·         Created easy-to-use graduate tracking program (by program, by degree, by term)

 

Supported and enhanced the overall Online operations through development of processes and procedures

·         Developed Standard Operating Procedures for career services and student/academic services activities including addressing student complaints and obtaining student re-entry approvals

·         Planned and led first ever audit of Financial Aid and Registrar files


Career Services Development Manager: ESI (nationwide), a vocational college focused on career-oriented programs of study (2008 - 2012)

 

Re-engineered the Career Services Departments at locations nationwide by training and mentoring campus staffs and developing and implementing corporate initiatives

 

Quickly established excellent reputation with corporate and field personnel

·         Rebuilt the relationship between campus career services and corporate headquarters

 

Served as national “Help Desk” providing career services and student/graduate employment-related training to campuses via in-person, phone and web-based (LiveMeeting) tools and initiatives

·         Campuses increased their employment rate by 3-5% over prior years

 

Founder and Owner: Lederman & Associates, Inc. (2001 - 2008)

 

Managing Director in a B2B relationship at The Group Logistics Corporation (Indianapolis, IN), a national executive search firm placing Master and Bachelor-level professionals in logistics, supply chain, and distribution careers at small through Fortune 50 public and private companies (2005 - 2008)

 

Provided outsourced recruiting and human resources’ services to the Southeast Florida small business community (2001 - 2005)

 

Managing Director: Macro Group, Inc. (1994 - 2001)


Brought in by Owner to help redevelop and grow the company, a national executive search firm in Southeast Florida specializing in placing Master and Bachelor-level professionals in accounting, finance, insurance, and real estate careers at small through Fortune 50-sized publicly-held and private companies


Technology

 

Oracle and Microsoft platform based Customer Relationship Management systems, Global Talent System (MBA Focus), UConnect, RXinsider (CORE ELMS - Experiential Learning Management System), CampusVue, advanced Microsoft Office Suite


Education

 

Master of Business Administration, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Master of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, University of Virginia

Bachelor of Science, Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


Community

 

·         Provided resume review and career consultations to Prospanica/National Society of Hispanic MBA (NSHMBA) conference attendees

·         Volunteered and served on community, religious, and sports organizations’ boards and committees