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Serial entrepreneur Michael Giuliano to speak at next Venture Café

Austin Ambrose
February 8, 2017

Michael Giuliano Event FlyerLearn about organizational effectiveness and working with Fortune 500 companies from serial entrepreneur and OHIO alumni Michael Giuliano at the next Venture Café on Feb. 24 from 12 -1:30 p.m. at the Living Learning Center room 130, hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship.

Giuliano is currently the managing director and chairperson at BL4CKSM1TH, a venture capital firm that forms relationships with companies to help them reach their goals. This includes buying, partnering, or simply advising a company. Throughout his time at BL4CKSM1TH, Giuliano has worked with 38 of the Fortune 100 companies. His expertise is in organizational effectiveness, using the Hoshin Kanri method of Lean Programming. This is a process of looking at a company’s strategic goals and ensuring that every level is working to accomplish these goals, reducing wasted energy. He also focuses on increasing the earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), a financial measurement tool to evaluate performance.

Giuliano is a 2000 graduate of Ohio University from the Russ College of Engineering with a degree in industrial and systems engineering. Giuliano also played on the Bobcat football team, while making National Dean’s List. His first position after graduation was for the Intel Corporation as an industrial engineer and their first lean content expert. The next step in his career path landed him in senior management at BL4CKSM1TH, where he was responsible for operations and technology.

The business world is not the only place Giuliano influences. He is an industrial and systems engineering board member for the Russ College of Engineering and authored “Operational Excellence for NCAA Student-Athletes,” the first program of its kind designed to provide professional training for athletes on increasing organizational effectiveness. Vanderbilt University became the first university to offer such a program for their student-athletes; Giuliano was a visiting lecturer.

The Venture Café is hosted by the Center for Entrepreneurship, a partnership between the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs and the College of Business. The event is open to all students, faculty and staff and refreshments are provided.