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Marina  Portnoy

Marina Portnoy

Senior Lecturer, Management


Prior to joining UM School of Business Ms. Portnoy was an IBM Executive Program Delivery Consulting Partner and Public Sector/Higher Education Industry Leader; Executive Director, Executive Vice Chair of Operations & HR at KPMG, Chairman’s Office and a Deloitte Consulting Partner, Public Sector/Federal Industry Leader. In addition, Ms. Portnoy worked at Unisys, McKinsey & Company, Gartner Group and the NYC Mayor’s Office, for 2 NYC Mayors.

At UM Herbert Business School, Ms. Portnoy is a senior lecturer and teaches organizational behavior, strategic management, human resources and management consulting to both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, she leads executive workshops for UM executive clients.

Ms. Portnoy has over 25 years of experience advising “C” level executives on organizational, operational and human capital management strategies, processes, technologies, governance, leadership, stakeholder management, change management, training and communications as they relate to global transformations and business & IT alignment as well as physical and digital synergies.

Ms. Portnoy was awarded the distinguished New York City Mayor’s Scholarship and holds an MBA in Accounting, St. John’s University; MS and BS in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, City University of New York; Leadership Certification and Management Certification, Harvard Business School.

Teaching and Professional Experience

  • Lecturer, Management, Miami Herbert Business School
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Dallas School of Business
  • Adjunct Professor, Saint John's University School of Business
  • Certified Instructor, Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business
  • Partner, Industry Sector Leader, IBM
  • Executive Director, Vice Chair of Operations and HR , KPMG Chairman's Office
  • Partner, Deloitte Consulting
  • Global Human Capital Director, Unisys
  • Senior Manager, Gartner
  • Manager, McKinsey
  • Personnel/Labor Relations Officer, New York City Mayor's Office
  • IBM Executive Lead Partner, University of Texas at Austin Texas


  • Strategic management and governance
  • Human resources management
  • Organizational behavior
  • Management consulting


  • Certificate, Graduate Leadership and Management, Harvard Business School
  • MBA, Accounting, St. John's University
  • M.S., Industrial/Organizational Psychology, City University of New York
Marina  Portnoy


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