UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Michael Simonetto

Michael Simonetto

Class:

MBA 1991

Title:

Principal

Company:

Deloitte Consulting

"My decisions are still shaped by early MBA lessons in finance, marketing and operations. UNC teaches you to think, question and execute. It taught me that if you don't know the answer, at least you know where to look for the answer."

Most important effect UNC Kenan-Flagler had upon me

"My decisions are still shaped by early MBA lessons in finance, marketing and operations. UNC teaches you to think, question and execute. It taught me that if you don't know the answer, at least you know where to look for the answer."

Professional career highlights

  • Joined Deloitte after graduating from UNC Kenan-Flagler
  • Named partner in 1998
  • COO of a software firm, managed European operations from 2000 to 2001
  • Leads Deloitte's pricing and profitability practice globally

What he does

In addition to his leadership role as principal at Deloitte, Simonetto consults in a number of industries:

  • Transportation
  • Wholesale/distribution
  • Food and beverage
  • Construction materials
  • Hotel/hospitality

What he observes in today's MBAs from UNC

Simonetto, who recruits for Deloitte says, "Their work ethic, leadership qualities and ability to work within a team set UNC Kenan-Flagler MBAs apart from the pack."

"We often throw them into challenging assignments, working with industries they know nothing about. Within weeks, they're indispensable to the client because of their incredible attitude, intellect and interpersonal skills. Clients quickly come to rely on them… because of the questions they ask and insight they provide."

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