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Ken Homa

Title

Professor of the Practice

Department

MSB Faculty
General profile

Phone

+1 202-687-2055

Location

502 Hariri Building

Bio

Prof. Homa has a diverse background that includes consulting, strategic planning, marketing, operations, information technology, and academia. He has a cum laude undergraduate degree in economics from Princeton University and an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he was a lecturer in marketing and strategic planning for MBA and executive education courses.

Prof. Homa worked as a systems consultant with Arthur Andersen, an economics analyst for a capital goods manufacturer and an operations analyst for a major food retailer before joining McKinsey & Company as a management consultant specializing in consumer goods and marketing.

He was General Manager of Product Marketing for General Electric's Major Appliance Business Group and General Manager of Marketing for G.E. Housewares. When Black & Decker acquired G.E. Housewares, Mr. Homa was appointed Vice President of Marketing for the Household Products Group. In that position, his responsibilities focused on transferring the equity of the General Electric brand and establishing Black & Decker as the leading brand of household products.

Prof. Homa was Vice President - Group Logistics and Business Systems for Black & Decker with responsibility for Distribution, Customer Service, and Worldwide Information Services. In this role, he was responsible for the development and deployment of business systems worldwide, with particular emphasis on Supply Chain process reengineering.

Currently, he is a Distinguished Teaching Professor on the faculty of the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business, having earned several teaching awards including being named "Most Popular Professor" in the Business Week 2000 Survey of Graduate Business Schools. He teaches MBA courses in marketing management and strategy, operations management, and profitability models.

Prof. Homa was on the founding Board of Sequoia Software and is currently on the Board of Directors of Allied Worldwide - a Clayton Dubilier & Rice portfolio company.