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Juniata Hosts Venture Capital Specialist in Business Department Residency

(Posted October 24, 2011)

Carl Glaeser, managing partner of Palladium Advisors

HUNTINGDON, Pa. -- Carl Glaeser, a member of the Juniata College board of trustees and principal with Palladium Capital in New York City, will sit in on a variety of classes in Juniata's business department as an executive in residence from Tuesday, Nov. 1 through Friday Nov. 4.

Glaeser, who has been a trustee since 2005, will hold a business-oriented question-and-answer session on various economic and business topics at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 3, in Neff Lecture Hall in the von Liebig Center for Science. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Glaeser is managing partner of Palladian Advisors, a merchant banking firm that offers merger and acquisition advisory services while actively investing and managing its portfolio of middle market companies, based in New York, N.Y. During that week, he will sit in on classes, offer counseling sessions on interviewing, resume preparation and careers, and team with Juniata's business professors to hold workshops and classes.

On Tuesday, Nov. 1, he will sit in on Entrepreneurship in C209 in Brumbaugh Academic Center, taught by Jim Donaldson, professor of business, at 10:30 a.m. At 3 p.m., Glaeser will help instructors Pat Weaver, professor of accounting, and Paula Beckenbaugh, director of clinical experiences in education, teach the Investing Your Future class in Brumbaugh's C210.

Glaeser will begin Wednesday, Nov. 2 by sitting in on Introduction to Business, taught by Mike Keating, director of corporate and foundation support, in Brumbaugh C232. At 1 p.m., he will return to Brumbaugh C212, to sit in on an entrepreneurial course, New Venture Creation, also taught by Donaldson.

Glaeser is managing partner of Palladian Advisors, a merchant banking firm that offers merger and acquisition advisory services while actively investing and managing its portfolio of middle market companies.

On Thursday, the executive will sit in on The Management Process in Brumbaugh C225, taught by Kathy Baughman, assistant professor of business, followed by Cyber Marketing at 1 p.m., taught in C232 by Marlene Burkhardt, professor of information technology and business.

Glaeser, a 1977 graduate of Juniata, became a partner at Palladian Advisors after a long executive career at large, medium-sized and entrepreneurial companies. Before his career at Palladian, he was president and chief executive officer of Bowne Global Solutions, the leading provider of business process outsourcing globalization services.

Glaeser started his business career in the consumer goods industry, including jobs as division manager of Snyder's of Hanover; division sales manager at H.J. Heinz; director of planning at Cadbury Schweppes; and director of national accounts at Keebler Company. He soon moved into the technology sector as national sales manager at MECA Software. Glaeser started his entrepreneurial career as co-founder and vice president of Pastel Development Corp., a personal information software developer. He then moved to Lucent Technologies, where he served as director of business development and as vice president and general manager of AG Communication Systems.

Glaeser also serves on the Dean's Council of the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Contact John Wall at wallj@juniata.edu or (814) 641-3132 for more information.