Richard B. McAndrew
Professor and Executive in Residence
Richard B. McAndrew
Mr. McAndrew, Executive-in-Residence at California Lutheran University (CLU), has been providing technology and leadership education for over 25 years. Richard designed the Information Technology Management (ITM) Emphasis for CLU’s MBA Program. He also designed and teaches CLU’s Leadership Workshop Series for MBA & ADEP students.
Additionally, Richard is adjunct faculty at FH Joanneum University in Graz Austria and Emphasis Leader, where his current assignment is the redesign of both the graduate and undergraduate I.T. emphasis. He is also an instructor at Joanneum for the International Management Program at the School of Business.
Prior to CLU, Richard spent 11 years at Dun & Bradstreet Software (DBS) as a Vice President and Regional Manager. DBS provides enterprise application solutions to Fortune 1000 companies with an emphasis on the Financial Services Industry. His responsibilities included sales, professional services, customer support & operations. During Richard’s technology career he has had responsibilities for over 400 large-scale software implementations for major corporations.
Richards Financial Services Industry background in I.T. provides students with the right blend of real world experience combined with theory and methods. His passion is to help grow tomorrow’s leaders. Richard believes Managers are a commodity. Leaders are in short supply. My reward is seeing today’s new leaders achieve professional & personal success.
Areas of Expertise
- Information Technology: I.T. concepts and practices for Business Managers.
- Leadership Workshops: The soft skills required for career success to include:
- Project Management
- Negotiating for Win/Win
- Critical Thinking
- Business Presentations Skills
- Supervision Basics for the new manager
- Relationship Selling
Executive with over 30 years demonstrated success in both education & management. Extensive background in the information technology industry in sales, consulting, application development and customer service with focus in the Financial Services Industry.
CALIFORNIA LUTHERAN UNIVERSITY
Thousand Oaks, California
PROFESSOR AND EXECUTIVE IN RESIDENCE
Information Technology Management for CLU's Graduate School of Business. Also responsible for CLU's Leadership Workshop Series for the School of Business.
2002-Present Graz, Austria
ADJUNCT FACULTY AND I.T. EMPHASIS LEADER
Instructor at Joanneum for the International Management program at the School of Business. Responsible for the Information Technology Management program. Additional assignment is the redesign of both the graduate and undergraduate I.T. emphasis.
El Segundo, California
GENERAL MANAGER Š WEST/SOUTHWEST AREA Responsibility for the sale of business integration solutions (software & services) for a $9M+ business unit. Territory responsibility for six (6) account executives covering 15 states. Candle Corporation is a recognized leader providing eBusiness & EAI solutions to fortune 1000 enterprises.
SYSTEM SOFTWARE ASSOCIATES, INC. (SSA)
DIRECTOR - WESTERN AREA
Area Director with P&L responsibility for the sale and delivery of enterprise application software & consulting services for a $30M+ business unit that covers the western half of the U.S. SSA is a leading provider of world-class enterprise application software (BPCS) solutions (AS400/Client Server) for the industrial sector.
DIRECTOR - BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Responsibility for the strategy, development and implementation of SSA’s Global Business Intelligence solution. Also responsible for development and implementation of SSA’s Integration Services strategy for North America Professional Services.
INDUSTRY DIRECTOR - NORTH AMERICA
Responsibility for the North America General Manufacturing consulting and services practice. Projects include both U.S. and global implementations.
Full Time Faculty