Dr. Ezat Parnia
Dr. Ezat Parnia has provided consulting services for more than 25 years to companies and college presidents and boards of directors to drive strategic plans and implementations. He has also been instrumental in the development and implementation of organization-wide assessment plans, including a new focus on learning outcomes, forming collaborations, working with community-based organizations, and outsourcing services.
The innovative and scalable solutions and matrices he has crafted have resulted in exponential increases in revenue streams for a number of institutions. Under his guidance as a driving force, organizations have been able to utilize their strategic plans to diversify and expand nationally and internationally.
Dr. Parnia has provided leadership and management development programs to BASF, CIGNA, Charrette Corporation, and Kuehne-Nagel among many other organizations. His articles have been published in the New York Times, The Republican, and Hartford Courant.
He began his management career on the faculty at the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business in 1984, where he worked closely with Dr. Shalom Saar to establish the new Executive MBA program. Subsequently moving on to Cambridge College, as the executive vice president he focused on branding and driving the school from a $2M operating budget to $50M. This college has an outstanding track record serving adult learners, and a growing national reputation. He also served as the dean of the School of Management there. Later, he served as the provost and executive vice president at Nichols College.
Dr. Parnia has taught management and international business courses at the University of Harford, Quinnipiac College, University of New Haven, Sacred Heart University, Cambridge College, Harvard Extension School, and Nichols College. He is a graduate of Claremont Graduate University, where he studied under Peter F. Drucker and received his Doctorate in International Business and Management.