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Donald Cardarelli

Professor of Management

315-443-8098
Room: 515
dpcardar@syr.edu

Other, Nazareth College (for assistance in establishing MBA curriculum)
MBA, Syracuse University

History of corporate roles: CPA, Partner in Public Accounting, Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Board member, in a variety of industries. Thirteen years as full-time faculty member, Professor of Management Practice. Founding member in leadership & strategy consultancy.

Research Topics

  • Major restructuring
  • Turnaround issues
  • Leadership development
  • Business ethics

Cardarelli brings to his teaching nearly three decades of experience in executive management, operations, financial management, boards of directors, and consulting, where many of his roles have centered on resolving significant organizational and strategic challenges. He was most recently the CEO of a two billion dollar conglomerate. He has successfully led several turnaround assignments in the manufacturing, financial services, food distribution, energy distribution, and aerospace sectors serving in division president and interim executive roles. His teaching focus areas include Leadership, Business Ethics, Organizational Behavior, Strategy and Management.

Awards and Honors

  • Oberwager Award (2016)
  • Whitman Professor of the Year - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2014)
  • Whitman Teaching Award - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2010)
  • Whitman Professor of the Year - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2009)
  • • Commencement speaker at Whitman undergraduate convocation - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University (2009)
  • Cooperative Leader of the Year - National Council of Farmer Cooperatives (2001)