Friday, July 8, 2011

Congrats to Marcelo Parravicini and Mike Statmore on their promotions!

CMO Marcelo Parravicini
I wanted to send out some congratulations to two Post University employees, Marcelo Parravicini and Mike Statmore. They were recently promoted in recognition of the significant contributions that they have made, and the change in scope of their job responsibilities. Marcelo has moved into our Chief Marketing Officer role, and Mike into our Chief Information Officer role.

Marcelo joined us in 2005 as the Director of Marketing. His approach to marketing has helped the University reach more students through marketing channels than ever before.

CIO Mike Statmore
Mike joined us in 2006 as Director of Information Technology. In his time at Post University, he's revamped our IT infrastructure, spearheaded our Oracle CRM On Demand rollout, substantially improved our reporting capabilities, and headed up a number of other strategic IT projects.

We've issued press releases announcing Marcelo and Mike's promotions, which I've pasted here if you'd like to read more about what they've done at Post University.



Marcelo Parravicini Promoted to Chief Marketing Officer of Post University

WATERBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post University, a traditional university with an excellent online program, announced today it has promoted Marcelo Parravicini to Chief Marketing Officer.

The promotion recognizes the significant contribution Mr. Parravicini has made to increasing the visibility of Post University as one of the nation’s oldest higher education institutions and a leader in providing online education options for working adults. During his tenure, the University’s student population has grown from fewer than 1,000 students in 2004 to more than 7,000 today. Mr. Parravicini previously served as Post University’s Director of Marketing, a role he held since joining Post in 2005. The Chief Marketing Officer role is a newly-created position at Post University.

Prior to joining Post University, Mr. Parravicini spearheaded the creation of a Search Engine Marketing department at Refinery, Inc., which resulted in a new revenue stream for the enterprise within 30 days. Before this, Mr. Parravicini was a manager of Strategy Consulting at Medical Broadcasting Company (now Digitas Health) where he formulated interactive/web-based strategies for the pharmaceutical industry. He also was the Marketing Director at The Medi Group, Ltd. where he executed interactive marketing campaigns as early as 1997.

“Through a carefully crafted integrated marketing strategy Marcelo has been instrumental in increasing the University’s share of voice in a very crowded landscape,” said Tom Samph, Ph.D., Chancellor of Post University. “He is an expert at student cultivation and conversion through online and traditional marketing strategies.”

Parravicini added, “The pace of change in marketing is breathtaking. Every day new tools emerge that enable us to connect with students in a deeper and more personal way. It’s essential that we embrace these changes and constantly innovate, not only so we can stand out in a crowded market, but so we can provide students with the information they need to make an informed choice about which institution is right for them.”

Marcelo Parravicini holds a Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. 

About Post University

Founded in 1890 and located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university that offers a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 7,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562 . 

Contacts

Post University
Press Contact:
Gregory FCA
Michelle Larkin, 610-228-2117
Michelle@GregoryFCA.com



Post University Promotes Michael Statmore to Chief Information Officer

WATERBURY, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Post University, a traditional university with an excellent online program, announced today it has named Michael Statmore Chief Information Officer. Mr. Statmore has served as Post University’s Director of Information Technology since 2006. The Chief Information Officer role is a newly-created position at Post University.

As a 20-year IT veteran, Statmore is a leader in developing enterprise-wide information technology solutions. Since joining Post University, Mr. Statmore has led a number of strategic projects including a complete overhaul of the university’s IT infrastructure, the development of a campus-wide wireless solution and the implementation of Oracle’s CRM On-Demand solution. He previously held a number of progressively responsible IT positions in the mortgage industry, with companies such as LoanPro and GMAC Mortgage.

“His promotion to CIO recognizes the change in scope of his responsibilities and recognizes the tremendous impact he has made on the University over the past five years as we have grown from fewer than 1,000 students to more than 7,000 students today.”

Statmore added, “Post University has enabled my team and me to implement best-in-class technology solutions to further the University’s mission of providing quality higher education and exceptional student support to on-campus and online students.” Among Statmore’s signature projects at Post University is the implementation of Oracle’s CRM On Demand to update customer relationship management-related processes for admissions, financial aid, advising and student services. He shared his experience in this regard with other key Oracle CRM On Demand Customers such as Visa, Starbucks and Fidelity at a customer advisory group meeting in June, and in a testimonial video.

Statmore is a graduate of Hobart College in Geneva, NY. 

About Post University

Founded in 1890 and located in Waterbury, Connecticut, Post University is a student-focused, career-driven university that offers a wide array of degree programs for on-campus and online students of all ages. It is known for its quality, career-driven academic programs, small classes, and competitive NCAA Division II athletics. Its more than 7,000 full- and part-time students come from the United States and abroad, and are supported by faculty whose mission is to prepare students to compete and succeed in today’s global workplace. To learn more about Post University, visit www.Post.edu or call 800-345-2562 . 

Contacts

Post University
Press Contact:
Gregory FCA
Michelle Larkin, 610-228-2117
Michelle@GregoryFCA.com