UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Ed Robinson

Ed Robinson

Class:

OneMBA Class of 2009

Title:

Vice President, Operations Analytics & Support

Company:

Genworth Mortgage Insurance Corporation - Raleigh, NC

"In OneMBA, I learned to look at business more strategically. I no longer just analyze the numbers and facts. I think about where we want to go and how we can build a solid roadmap to get there."

Why did you choose OneMBA?

"My company was expanding internationally, and I wanted to help ensure its success. I had basic business skills, and international experience from my time in the military, but I lacked an understanding of global management and strategy that I needed in order to play a senior role. UNC’s OneMBA program was the final check mark. My company values the UNC brand, and when it’s combined with other top international schools—well, that was the ultimate win for me.

UNC’s approach to a global MBA is unique. Some schools send their own professors to teach the global MBA courses in other countries. When we had our overseas residencies, we learned from the local professors and their school’s OneMBA students. Those discussions took learning to a different level.”

Career Impact

  • Global Collaboration: "Probably the most valuable lesson in the OneMBA program came from working with the global teams. The way teammates from our partner schools interacted and made decisions was very different from working with a U.S. team. Working together, our global teams were able to create solutions that would never have developed from a single-sided approach. This experience transformed me into a global thinker."
  • Strategic Thinking: "In OneMBA, I learned to look at business more strategically. I no longer just analyze the numbers and facts. I think about where we want to go and how we can build a solid roadmap to get there. Right now, I’m developing a global analytics strategy for mortgage insurance (since we provide mortgage insurance in three continents and are looking to expand to two more) and a global sourcing support structure to complement our growth. I’m using the skills I learned at UNC to ensure my company’s global success.”
  • Executive Opportunities: "Immediately after I began OneMBA, senior management at Genworth invited me to participate in high-profile, high-priority initiatives—the type that can make your career. After graduating, I became Vice President of Operations Analytics & Support for their U.S. Mortgage Insurance business. In this role, I manage three different analytics teams as well as the Sourcing team, the Training team, and Lender Services. The leadership focus at UNC has been an instrumental part of my career development.”

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