2023 ETM Executive Seminar Series

The ENGINEERING and TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT Program’s Executive Seminar Series allows executives from industry to pass on insight and knowledge to graduate students preparing for challenges that the seasoned executive understands well. This ETM Program initiative facilitates active involvement by industry executives, through teaching, student advising activities and more.


​ Joe Eazor

Joseph F. Eazor is a seasoned executive with a distinguished career in technology driven companies.

Joe is currently on the board of Discover Financial (NYSE: DFS) and Clario, where he recently stepped down as CEO. He is a multi-time CEO and board member of both private and public companies with expertise in strategy, customer engagement, global sales, marketing, outsourcing, and mergers and acquisitions. Joe served as CEO of Conifer Health Solutions, Rackspace, and Earthlink. He has also held senior executive roles at EMC, HP and EDS, leading organizations as large as $25 billion in revenue. Joe was also a senior partner at McKinsey & Company and A.T. Kearney. During his career, Joe has lived and worked in China, Singapore, and Europe.

Joe graduated with a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines and an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago.



Session 1 - The Power of Science and Engineering Combined with Business Skills: How a Mines’ PE Ended Up As CEO

Date: January 24, 2023

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Hill Hall 202

Description: Joe will discuss his journey and how business education combined with a Mines engineering degree has served him in his career and almost every professional role he has held.


Session 2 - The Power of Purpose

Date: February 07, 2023

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: *CT 102*

Description: Joe will be joined by a guest from BrandPie to explore how purpose can drive success at all levels and should be incorporated into your career planning. More information about BrandPie can be found here: https://www.brandpie.com/about

Session 3 - Unpacking the Power of Data and Analytics

Date: February 28, 2023

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Zoom (more information coming soon)

Description: Joe will be joined by Louis Alterman to discuss how data and analytics can be leveraged both at a macro level to improve overall company performance and at a micro level to improve individual performance. More information about Mr. Alterman can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/louisalterman/

Session 4 - The Power of Relentless Prioritization

Date: March 14, 2023

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Hill Hall 202

Description: Joe will be joined by Gerard Brossard to discuss how prioritization is critical to everything we do in the business world and beyond. More information about Mr. Brossard can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gerardbrossard/

Session 5 - Tricky Business and Personal Situations

Date: March 28, 2023

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Hill Hall 202

Description: Joe will discuss what to do when facing complicated situations including moral dilemmas, disagreement with bosses and difficult market situations.

Session 6 - How to Build a Career

Date: April 11, 2021

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Hill Hall 202

Description: Joe will be joined by Art Hopkins to share practical insights about how to build a career that fits with your personal goals and objectives. More information about Mr. Hopkins can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/arthopkins/

Session 7 - Questions and Lessons Learned

Date: April 18, 2023

Time: 4:00pm – 5:30pm

Location: Hill Hall 202

Description: The final session will provide the opportunity for participants to ask questions and share what they have learned.​

Are you looking for information about past years’ Executive in Residence seminar series?

Below you can find flyers for past years’ Executive in Residence Series

2022 – Jim Franklin
 2021 – John Bedker
2020 – Mark Sawyer
2019 – Michael Oakley
2018 – Raj Rawat
2017 – Raul Alvarado 
2016 – Stephan Reckie