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Faculty: LouAnn Conner

faculty bio
LouAnn Conner, MBA
Title(s):
Adjunct Professor

EMBA

School:
Business
Campus:
San Francisco
  • 415-442-6500

LouAnn Conner received her MBA in International Business from The Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business. She is the Founder and CEO of SagaciousThink, which was founded in 2008. SagaciousThink supports companies by offering operations excellence either as interim management, or in a project or consulting capacity. She especially enjoys helping companies understand their challenges and opportunities as they seek to expand internationally. She is on the board of directors for the California Spain Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Connor works with global governments seeking to send SMEs to the US to understand best practices in business planning and leadership. She also advises startups, co-chairs the Clean Tech committee for Astia, and has mentored companies participating in the Clean Tech Open. Prior to SagaciousThink, Conner held senior leadership positions at Booz Allen Hamilton, Honeywell- TSI, and Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She teaches entrepreneurship at UC Berkeley Extension and serves on the deans advisory board at the Carey Business School and on the executive committee of the Alumni Council at JHU. In her spare time, she can be found traveling and exploring foods and cultures.

RESEARCH INTERESTS AND AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

Global Strategic/Operational Planning

Strategic Business Partnership Development

International Management Experience

Contract Negotiations

Capital Investment Planning and Financial Modeling

Forecasting and Budgeting (Revenue, Operations, Capital)

Business Process Improvement and Re-engineering

Cost Reduction and Profit Optimization

EDUCATION

MBA (International Business), The Johns Hopkins University

BS (Civil Engineering), Iowa State University

MBA (International Business), Iowa State University

Project Management Professional Certification (PMP), Project Management Institute

Master Certification in Business Process Management, Association of Information and Image Management

Six Sigma Training, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

PROFESSIONAL AND TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2008 - Present
Founder & CEO, SagaciousThink

Present
Adjunct Professor, Golden Gate University

Present
Adjunct Professor, UC Berkeley Extension

2006 - 2008
Governance - Sr. Manager/Director, Pricewaterhouse Coopers

2005 - 2006
Senior Manager of Program Support, Honeywell - Technical Services, Inc.

2003 - 2005
Program Manager, Booz Allen & Hamilton

2000-2001
Director of Engineering and Operations, Metromedia Fiber Network, Inc.

1999-2000
Senior Project Manage, Teleglobe, Inc.

1992-1999
Senior Project Manager, MFS Network Technologies, Inc.,

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Deans Alumni Advisory Board (DAAB) The Johns Hopkins University, Carey School of Business

Alumni Council, The Johns Hopkins University

Co Chair of Astia Advisory Board on Clean Technology

Mentor and Advisor, Astia Clean Tech Open