MIT Sloan Executive Education
Certificate Holder Profile
Director of Product Marketing, Incident & Problem Management
As a published data storage industry expert and director of product marketing, Paul Nashawaty has a conflicting set of responsibilities that requires a diverse skill set. When Avocent acquired several companies, expanding their product portfolio, he decided to leverage the executive education programs that complimented his previous MBA degree and sharpened his managerial skills. Paul says, “The MIT Sloan Executive Education faculty blended the theoretical with the pragmatic and provided insight into day-to-day senior management responsibilities. I was able to fine-tune my skills by targeting specific areas for improvement and growth. The flexibility of the programs allowed me to take a class then immediately apply the knowledge gained to my own work, often that same day.”
Since he completed his executive certificate programs, Paul has taken the lead on the integration efforts of Avocent's newly acquired divisions. This includes defining product launch plans, leading the expansion of a world-wide executive briefing programs, as well as producing several publications on data protection and server/storage virtualization strategies.
Paul believes the knowledge he acquired while at MIT Sloan, combined with his drive and determination, have made him a much more strategic and innovative leader.