About Michael Kraten
Michael Kraten, PhD, CPA is an Associate Professor in the Accountancy program of the School of Business at Providence College. He has also taught in the executive education, graduate, and undergraduate programs of Maastricht University, Suffolk University, the University of Massachusetts, and the University of Connecticut, as well as the continuing professional education programs of IHRDC and the Maryland Association of CPAs.
Previously, Dr. Kraten was a management consulting partner at BDO Seidman (the sixth largest global accounting firm). He also spent eight years in the consulting, accounting, and audit divisions of Deloitte & Touche (the second largest firm).
Dr. Kraten has earned a Ph.D. in behavioral accounting from the University of Connecticut. He has also earned an M.P.P.M. in management from Yale University and a B.B.A. in public accounting from Baruch College of the City University of New York.
About Maureen Kraten
Maureen Kraten, CMC, MBA has been an academic and business leader in minority and women owned businesses, global economics, and financial literacy education since 1984. She has presented seminars at Dartmouth College, Suffolk University, the Global Digital Business Society, the Knowledge Globalization Institute, Toast Masters, NERCOMP, and other institutions.
Previously, Ms. Kraten worked for twelve years at Deloitte & Touche and the Union Bank of Switzerland in New York City before co-founding an entrepreneurial consulting practice with Dr. Kraten. She is a Certified Management Consultant.
Ms. Kraten graduated with honors from Sacred Heart University (USA and Luxembourg) with degrees in Finance (MBA, BS) and Business (BS). She teaches economics and finance courses at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut.
Michael and Maureen Kraten founded Enterprise Management Corporation (EMC) in 1995 to serve as a corporate home for their professional consulting and other business activities.
Their primary strategic advantage is their ability to identify, translate, and apply various concepts and techniques from the academic arena in a manner that facilitates their use in the business environment, and to incorporate their practical knowledge of business into their academic endeavors.
They define EMC as an entrepreneurial consulting practice that is dedicated to the mission of: (a) educating current and future business leaders in the application of scientific management principles, (b) researching theories and policies that lead to the identification of optimal management strategies, and (c) developing organizational capabilities for implementing superior processes and measuring results.
They have advised, consulted, and trained executives, managers, and staff personnel of Fortune 100 firms, start-up entrepreneurial businesses, nonprofit organizations, and national and regional governmental regulators about a wide variety of strategic, financial, and operational practices.