Key speakers at the 2014 IMRA-Kean International Conference

This page contains the list of key speakers at the 2014 IMRA-Kean International Conference.

Joe Sheridan Joe SHERIDAN serves as the President and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Wakefern Food Corp., the largest retailer-owned cooperative in the United States which he joined in 1976 as a Warehouse Selector. Joe is the outgoing board chairman for the National Grocers Association (NGA) serves on the Board of Directors and Executive committees of the Food Marketing Institute (FMI) and GS1, a nonprofit organization that designs and manages a global system of supply chain standards. Joe has also received the President’s Award from the Hillsborough Educational Foundation and the Breath of Life Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Joe was also acknowledged at the 2014 New Jersey Food Council Night of Distinction, an event where industry professionals who have made a meaningful contribution to further the success of the food industry are recognized.
Noel Capon Professor Noel CAPON is the R.C. Kopf Professor of International Marketing at Columbia Business School.Professor Capon had previously held faculty positions at UCLA Anderson School of Management and Harvard Business School before joining Columbia in 1979. He served as Chair of Marketing at both UCLA and Columbia. He has been visiting professor at INSEAD (France), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Shanghai, PRC.Professor Capon co-founded The Chief Sales Executive Forum, now in its 10th year. Professor Capon has published over 60 refereed articles and book chapters. He is also an author of more than 20 books on strategy and strategic planning.
Mark Chang Mark CHENG leads large-scale projects in front-to-back finance transformation, target operating model, and “post-crisis” Global Financial Regulatory Reform. His array of clients include AIG, MetLife, Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, Santander, JP Morgan Chase, HSBC, Bank of America, BNP Paribas, Barclays, and Deutsche Bank. In addition to client work, Mr. Cheng is involved with ongoing thought leadership on issues such as bank capital stress testing, Dodd-Frank rule requirements, Basel-III implementation, and ongoing reporting requirements subject to market and credit risk.
  Dr. Raj SHAH, possesses a unique education combination. He is a cardiologist with an MBA. Dr. Shah is the founder of Telemed Ventures and CEO of Smart Care Doc which is a telemedicine business venture with its outlet within the world’s largest retailer Walmart. The company aims to provide affordable healthcare in areas underserved by providers across USA. Dr. Shah has appeared on CNN and CNBC with regards to his innovative business model.
Dhiresh JETHWA, who is Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Gerber Technology, USA. Gerber Technology has been a world leader in providing sophisticated automated manufacturing systems for 4 decades and Mr. Jethwa leads the company’s global Information Technology organization. Prior to joining Gerber, Jethwa was employed by Christie’s as Executive Director of Global Business Solutions, by SIRVA as Chief Information Officer for Europe, and by E&J Gallo as Executive Director, IT.
Dr. Michael COOPER, presently the dean of the College of Business and Public Management at Kean University has 25 years of leadership experience in senior executive positions in international market research, marketing services, management consulting and technology companies. Dr. Cooper served as CEO of Opinion Research Corporation (ORC), which he took public on the NASDAQ. Previously, Dr. Cooper served as dean at Bryant University and at Rutgers Business School.