The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel provided background on the announcement of François Ortalo-Magné as dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, quoting several business experts familiar with the School.
Ortalo-Magné was characterized as a global thinker who is well-accomplished.
Said Jeff Cavanaugh, an alumnus of the real estate program at Wisconsin and managing director of portfolio management at Invesco Real Estate, in Newport Beach, Calif: "He's an extremely energetic person and thinker. I think that it's a function of the school recognizing what he accomplished in the real estate program."
Wisconsin Realtors Association President Bill Malkasian added: "He sees no boundaries. "He certainly understands the world... He brings a global perspective."
Ortalo-Magné told the Journal Sentinel, "We definitely need to address the globalization of our industry . . . and leveraging our domains of excellence."
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