Lou Melocchi is a senior financial leader with over 20 years of experience in corporate and divisional finance roles at both Fortune 150 companies and mid-market high growth companies. His technical expertise lies in FP&A, IT, and Six Sigma.
Professionally, Lou spent about half of his career in manufacturing with two large manufacturing conglomerates, Alcoa and Honeywell International, in a variety of information technology and financial/operations analysis roles. The other half of his career has been spent in services industries—largely education and healthcare, in a number of finance, analytical, and teaching roles.
Lou prides himself on having a polymodal educational background, and believes that “there are no uninteresting topics...only uninterested people.” He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Management and Accounting from Saint Vincent College, a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management and Industrial Administration from Carnegie Mellon University, and a Doctorate in Marketing from Argosy University.
His dissertation was on the use and adoption of iPads in post-secondary education to promote a new innovative model aimed at improving student academic success and college value. The research provided an empirical analysis on the relationship between instructor iPad adoption in classroom learning activities and instructor beliefs on whether such adoption could help improve student retention. Lou’s professional certifications include: Certified Management Accountant (CMA), Six Sigma Black Belt (SSB), and various Project Management certifications (CPM/PMP).
Read Lou’s articles on Winning:
JWMI Connect Series: Leadership and Productivity Lessons from “Smarter, Faster, Better
JWMI Connect Series: Leadership Lessons from “Moneyball”
JWMI Connect Series: Leadership Lessons from “Remember the Titans”