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Don Cardarelli

Don Cardarelli

Professor of Management Practice

315-443-8098
Room: 515
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Other, Nazareth College of Rochester
MBA, Syracuse University

Joined the Syracuse University faculty in 2003 following a 26-year diverse business career spanning several disciplines including executive management, operations, finance, management consulting and public accounting. Professional and teaching areas of interest focus on applied business ethics, leadership skills, and strategic management. Professional experience includes several leadership positions centered on organizational turnarounds, team re-building and directing strategic shifts.

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.
Seventeen 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 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

  • Whitman Teaching Fellowship - Whitman School of Management
  • Whitman Graduate Professor of the Year - Whitman School of Management
  • Oberwager Teaching Award - Whitman School of Management
  • Whitman Professor of the Year - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Whitman Teaching Award - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Whitman Professor of the Year - Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University
  • Whitman Professor of the Year