Director of Business & Entrepreneurship Clinic
Michael Williams has over 23 years of experience as a financial and operations executive in small, mid-sized and large companies. He has experience in accounting, finance, treasury, sales operations, budgeting and strategic planning. He has direct experience in managing small and mid-sized companies through expansive growth. Mr. Williams is well versed in start-up businesses' challenges and their specific needs. He also has experience starting and running his own consulting business that helped small to mid-sized companies raise capital for growth. He is currently the Director of Entrepreneurship Activities and the Director of the Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic at the Wisconsin School of Business.
MBA Student Consultant
Daniel’s interest in entrepreneurship comes from a long-time mentor, who quit a relatively comfortable corporate job to pursue his passion of starting his own business. From him, Daniel learned about the perseverance, creativity and vision it takes to lead a startup to success. Early in his career he was able to leverage those lessons as a Director at a medium-sized health facility in rural Florida. With a shoe-string budget and limited industry knowledge, he was able to string together a winning sales strategy to ensure sustainable growth for the facility. Most recently, Daniel completed an internship as an Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble on the Crest brand. Daniel is interested in how innovation impacts pricing, especially in a highly competitive category such as toothpaste. Daniel is an MBA candidate within the Center for Brand and Product Management.
Parthasarathy Muthyala Bhaskar
MBA Student Consultant
Partha has a bachelor’s degree in engineering, majoring in Computer Science. Immediately after college, he joined Infosys, an IT service company based in India. His professional journey also includes a 6-year deputation to the US working for LexisNexis, a leading legal publishing company. Partha has taken part in major business transformation programs and he also oversaw numerous data migration projects that required strict process controls and involved multiple vendors across a variety of technology platforms. Partha joined the Wisconsin School of Business MBA program to get a broader perspective of different business functions. He is specializing in Operations and Technology Management, a field which aligns to his career background. In the summer of 2020, Partha had an internship at SingularityAIX, a startup company based out of Milpitas, California. He worked on projects involving Mergers and Acquisitions as well as business process improvements. Partha has also written a White Paper on Digital Transformation. Partha is currently a Weinert Center Fellow and is excited to be a part of the Business and Entrepreneurship Clinic.