M.B.A. alum to give Deans Lecture at USD B-School

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Distinguished alum of The University of South Dakota’s M.B.A. program, Greg Schmieding, will present, “The Human Age – When Optimizing Human Potential Will Be the Single Most Important Determinant of Future Business Success and Growth,” at the Dean’s Lecture sponsored by the Beacom School of Business at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12 in the auditorium at Beacom Hall.

Schmieding is a vice president/general manager, Global Sales, for workforce solutions leader Manpower, Inc., and leads one of the company’s most valuable partnerships, IBM. His professional career, spanning more than 20 years, includes executive- and managerial-level experience at Manpower and at Metavante, a banking technology company based in Milwaukee, Wis. At Metavante, Schmieding was instrumental in developing the company’s offerings in the area of business transformation outsourcing.  In his most recent role there, he served as senior vice president of client development.    

Prior to Metavante, Schmieding was senior vice president and general manager of the financial service division at First Data Corp. He also spent 11 years at IBM in different sales and marketing management capacities, and he worked for the U.S. Department of Defense where he was responsible for automated systems design and implementation associated with the start-up of the cruise missile system. Schmieding received a bachelor’s degree in history and geography from South Dakota State University and a master’s in business administration from USD. A photo of Greg is available at www.usd.edu/press/news/images/releases/Greg_Schmieding.jpg.

“The Human Age – When Optimizing Human Potential Will Be the Single Most Important Determinant of Future Business Success and Growth” is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact the Beacom School of Business at (605) 677-5455 or e-mail business@usd.edu.