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Dr. Dennis Ceru is an Adjunct Professor at Babson College, where he teaches MBA courses in entrepreneurship and business strategy.

Dennis Ceru has more than 30years of experience delivering successful business and technology solutions through leadership and management positions in the high-tech, financial services, and healthcare fields. He is a recognized speaker and author on key topics in strategy and technology for the financial services industry and has been quoted extensively online and in print periodicals.

He is the Managing Director of Strategic Management Associates, LLC, a company dedicated to providing business leaders with the tools necessary to expand and manage growth. His areas of expertise center on developing and implementing tactical action plans to achieve strategic goals, designing work flows to reduce inefficiency and optimize performance, aligning business operations and people for optimum effectiveness, and change management. In partnership with The SBANE Educational Center he developed and leads The CEOs Group, an innovative executive leadership program for growing entrepreneurial companies.

Previously, Dennis was a Director at TowerGroup where he created a strategic advisory service to the securities industry and a wealth management consulting practice for financial services institutions and technology vendors. Prior he was the President and Executive Director of Windsor Systems, a consulting and software development company that delivered custom solutions to financial services, manufacturing and technology clients. Dennis was Vice President of Product Development at First Interstate Bank, Ltd., where he lead a team creating electronic corporate cash management services for this super regional financial institution spanning 27 banks in 14 states.

Earlier in his career, Dennis was Department Director for HealthWest Corporation, providing ancillary health service programs throughout a multiple-hospital network and the managing partner of an organizational consulting and psychology practice.

He is an Adjunct Professor at Boston University, and before that an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern California and a Lecturer at California State University.

Dennis earned a Ph.D. in psychology and education from the University of Southern California and a B.A. in psychology and biology from Boston University. ​

Dennis Ceru


B.A., Boston University
Ph.D., University of Southern California

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