Michael Denning

Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4106
Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4106

Biography

Michael Denning is a Professor of Practice in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. His research and teaching interests center on marketing and entrepreneurship, especially in organizations undergoing transformation. Professor Denning also coaches ASU’s MBA Business Plan Competition Team which competes internationally. He is an angel investor in small business enterprises that show significant potential in technology fields. He has served on the Boards of Directors of many of these investments and has served as interim President in several. Professor Denning is Chairman of two groups of Vistage Worldwide (a CEO development organization) and an executive consultant in turn-around situations, mergers and acquisitions, finance, global marketing and strategic planning. In addition, he has served as a Director or Trustee of several non-profit organizations.

Previously he was president of several information technology firms that were either successfully sold or went public. He was Vice President of Marketing at Memorex Corporation and held a variety of senior management and executive positions at IBM in four different divisions and at the group level, mostly in marketing, strategic planning and technology roles. He has been President of Mortgages Ltd., Arizona’s largest and oldest mortgage banker. Previously, he was President of !npulse Response Group, a Phoenix based global leader in direct response marketing. His work experience includes CEO, COO, or Presidential roles with Learning Edge (an e-learning company), LandTech Environmental (a landfill remediation company), Crystal Research Corporation (a materials sciences company) and several others. Professor Denning also is currently assisting several graduates of the W. P. Carey MBA program in starting their businesses. After attending the USAF Academy, he served in Southeast Asia during the Viet Nam era. He earned his master’s from Columbia University and his doctorate from Capella University in organization and management with a specialization in leadership

 

Education

  • Ph.D. Capella University 2006
  • M.S. Columbia University 1973
  • B.S. Fairleigh Dickinson University 1971
  • USAF Academy 1967

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
MKT 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
MGT 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
TBX 598Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 502Marketing Management
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MKT 535Global Marketing Strategy
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
MKT 435Entrepreneurial Marketing
MGT 590Reading and Conference

Honors/Awards

  • Selected as outstanding faculty by the undergraduate student body for the "Last Lecture" series
  • Selected as outstanding faculty member by the ASU Football Team and served as honorary coach

Service

  • President and CEO, Denning and Associates Inc., 1996-present
  • President, Mortgages Ltd., 2005-2007, CEO, Landtech Environmental, 2003-2005
  • President, Inpulse Response Group, 2002-2003
  • President Learning Edge, 2001-2002
  • President, Crystal Research Corporation, 1999-2000
  • President and CEO, Personnel Solutions, 1987-1996
  • Executive Vice President, Tricom Systems Corporation, 1985-1987

Work History

<p>Arizona State University: 1997-present</p>

Board

Dennig Investments, Inc. - 1987-Present

Inpulse Response -2004-2005

Crystal Reaserch, Inc. - 2002-2004

Learning Edge - 2001 -2002

Landtech Environmental - 2001+2003

Phaze Information Machines - 1986-1988

ICOT Corporation - 1984-1986

 

Industry Positions

CEO - Mortages Ltd Securities 

President - Mortages Ltd.

President - Inpulse Reponse

President - Learning Edge

President - LandTech Environmental

President - Crystal Research Corporation 

Presiident - Phaze Information Machines

CEO- Automotive Dealer Systems

President - TRICOM

Vice President - Memorex

Director - IBM General Systems Division

 

Pro Bono

Trustee - All Saints Episcopal Day School