July 17, 2013

Greco selected to lead business analytics at Fisher


Ralph T. Greco, formerly an executive with IBM, has been named Director of the Business Analytics Initiative at Fisher and will lead the Business Analytics Industry Cluster launching in the autumn semester.

Working closely with the Office of the Dean and with faculty from various departments at Fisher, Greco will support the design and implementation of applied curriculum in the area of business analytics for undergraduate students, graduate students and practicing managers through executive education.

“Ralph brings incredible experience to Fisher and will support our world class faculty in shaping the future of business analytics education and outreach here at the college,” said Karen Hopper Wruck, senior associate dean and Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Finance.

Prior to joining Fisher, Greco was a client executive for IBM and a business unit executive for the company’s North American channels.  He was a vice president of worldwide business development for Sterling Commerce, which was acquired by IBM in 2010. He has also held a senior leadership role at Accenture, where he led efforts to create and manage technology alliances with clients in both the private and public sectors.

At Fisher, Greco also will work with senior leadership, faculty, and departmental staff to advance corporate outreach initiatives, building relationships and partnerships with companies from a variety of industries in which business analytics plays a critical role in shaping strategy and ensuring success. Greco will also assist Fisher’s Executive Education team in identifying opportunities for programming in analytics and other disciplines.  

Greco holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University.