CLEVELAND – Proforma’s Founder, Greg Muzzillo, CEO, Vera Muzzillo (class of 1986) and Frank Ciraci (MBA class of 1990) combine forces to teach the Entrepreneurial Franchise Development Deep-Dive Course to the University of Notre Dame Executive MBA Students on October 12th-16th.
With more than 70 years of combined sales, marketing and business leadership experience, the Muzzillos and Ciraci will be leading the students as they explore and evaluate Proforma’s franchise development strategies. Students will have the opportunity to analyze Proforma’s current processes and to devise and present a strategic plan to these key leaders of the organization.
“As a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the executive MBA students,” said Vera Muzzillo. “By presenting our current business model as a real-world case study, the students will be able to develop a relevant skill set that they can take back to their current organizations.”
Franchising plays an integral role in today’s economy accounting for 10 percent of the nation’s private-sector jobs. Proforma has utilized this ever-growing format to develop a commanding presence in the printing and promotional products industries with more than 700 locations.
In 2009 alone, Proforma has been recognized as the #7 ‘Top 20 Franchises to Start’ by Forbes, the #1 Top Distributor by Promo Marketing magazine, the #2 Print Distributor by Print Solutions magazine, the #2 Distributor by Counselor magazine and the #1 Printing and Promotional Products Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine. Proforma also received two InHouse Design Awards from Graphic Design USA magazine.
With over 30 years of experience, Proforma remains clearly focused on providing solutions to North American businesses for their graphic communications needs. A leading provider of promotional products, printing services, business documents, and eCommerce solutions, Proforma has received numerous awards and is recognized as one of the top five largest companies in our industry. Proforma serves over 50,000 clients through more than 650 member offices in North America. The Proforma Worldwide Support Center is located in Cleveland, Ohio. www.proforma.com.
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