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David Eccles School of Business
Professor (lecturer) and Director

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Gorman is Managing Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center at the David Eccles School of Business at University of Utah, where she also teaches Strategy.

Dr. Gorman is an accomplished educator, author and consultant whose passion is bridging the gaps between the classroom, the team room and the boardroom by helping individuals and organizations build the skills needed to execute innovative growth strategies in dynamic environments. She is a popular keynote speaker and consults to diverse organizations on topics related to strategic leadership, growth and innovation. Trish was a featured speaker at the 2015 World Business Forum in NYC and the 2014 World Innovation Forums in Milan and Mexico City. She is the founder of an online assessment firm, KEASkills, and serves as an advisor and subject matter expert for early stage investors and leaders of growth-focused organizations.

Trish served recently as a Director at Deloitte, leading their U.S. thought leadership on growth. Earlier in her career, she consulted for the LEK Partnership and for McKinsey & Company, where she later served as McKinsey’s Director of Global Strategy Learning. Trish has held leadership and academic positions as Dean of the Jack Welch Management Institute, Academic Director of the Global Consulting Practicum at Wharton, core faculty at Columbia Business School and lecturer at Duke Executive Education, London Business School and various corporate universities. She has developed and delivered learning programs around the world for Heinz, IBM, Havas, Statoil, Samsung, John Deere, Ropes & Gray, Novo Nordisk, Nokia, SwissRe, Ford, Blue Cross Blue Shield and dozens of other organizations.

Dr. Gorman (formerly Clifford) has published in the McKinsey Quarterly, Harvard Business Review, Forbes.com, and Deloitte Review and co-authored What I Didn’t Learn in Business School with Jay Barney (2010, Harvard Business Press). Trish earned her Ph.D. in Strategy and Economics from Case Western Reserve University, an M.B.A. focused on Strategy and Operations from the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, and a B.A. in the Honors Program in Mathematical Methods in the Social Sciences and Economics (MMSS) from Northwestern University.

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