The Business Program is overseen by Edward Bayone, Grace Zimmerman and Detlev Suderow, industry leaders who bring their varied business backgrounds and extensive real-world knowledge to the classroom.
Karen Muise serves as the Senior Program Administrator of the Business Program, bringing years of experience working in higher education to this position.
Earle W. Kazis Professor of the Practice of Finance and International Real Estate Chair, Business Program
Edward Bayone worked for more than 20 years at FleetBoston Financial and its predecessor institution, BankBoston, in various senior capacities including executive vice president and chief credit officer, responsible for U.S. and international lending.
Bayone is a member of the board of directors of SuperMedia Inc., one of the largest yellow pages directory publishers in the United States as measured by revenues, and chairs its nominating & corporate governance committee and serves on its audit committee. He also serves on the budget and administration committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston and recently completed a three-year term on its board of directors. From 2006 to 2009, he was a member of the board of directors and chaired the risk committee of Churchill Financial, a commercial middle market finance company.
Bayone holds an M.I.A from Columbia University where he specialized in banking and finance, an M.A. degree in history from the University of Rochester and a B.A. from Queens College.
At Brandeis, Bayone chairs the undergraduate business program as well as the IBS curriculum committee; in the latter role, he is responsible for hiring and advising the adjunct faculty for the graduate and undergraduate programs.
He was voted Teacher of the Year by IBS students in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2010.
Undergraduate Advising Head
Grace Zimmerman has more than 30 years of practice in sales and marketing and has established herself as an experienced entrepreneur and marketing professional. Her work consists of redesigning marketing and sales strategies for failing and struggling products and businesses for multifold sales and profit improvements. She has conducted industrial and consumer market research; trained teams of professionals; and managed a variety of marketing communications firms including direct mail, public relations and 800-number customer-support centers.
Prior to her position at the International Business School, Zimmerman established herself as a business planning and strategic marketing consultant, where she helped founders of start-up ventures refine their strategic visions and specific marketing strategies. Her entrepreneurial spirit was originally displayed in 1990 when she became the co-founder of The Long Term Care Group. She eventually became senior vice president of marketing after the success of her work resulted in the sale of the company to United HealthCare, Inc. Zimmerman's marketing career began with nearly 20 years in the high-technology sector in a variety of marketing and sales leadership positions, mostly in start-up ventures.
Zimmerman has given back to the community in valuable ways. She is currently the co-chairman of the board of the David Project, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring voices for Israel. She has been the chairman of the board and trustee of Harvard's Judge Baker Children's Center, an institute conducting innovative research and training, and providing mental health services to troubled children and families. She is also a past member of Harvard Business School's Community Action Partners, where she provided pro bono support to local nonprofits: More Than Words in Waltham, Mass., and the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center in Boston.
Zimmerman holds an M.B.A. from Harvard University and a B.A. from the Ohio State University. At Brandeis, she is the undergraduate business program advisory head, the IBS Marketing Club adviser and has advised several winning case competition teams.
She was voted Teacher of the Year by IBS students in 2007, and again this past academic year for 2012.
Undergraduate Advising Head for Study Abroad
Detlev Suderow is the retired senior vice president of human resources and organization effectiveness for FLIR Systems, Inc. FLIR is an infrared technology company with global operations listed twice as one of Business Week's 100 fastest growing companies. Prior to joining FLIR Systems, he served as vice president of human resources for Inframetrics, a fast growth, start up technology company.
Suderow is also the managing partner in ROA Partners, a global executive coaching and consulting practice, and continues to consult with corporate executives.
His career in high technology includes his role as the human resource manager for CLARiiON, a highly successful entrepreneurial business division of Data General Corporation, and a 13-year career at Digital Equipment Corporation as H.R. manager, organizational development manager, and training and development manager.
In addition, he has provided consulting services and executive coaching to small entrepreneurial companies and Fortune 100 companies with global operations. Prior to his career in the private sector, Suderow was a teacher, college coach and practicing psychologist.
Suderow is also the career adviser for the undergraduate business program, counsels graduate students at the International Business School and serves on numerous Brandeis committees and boards.
He holds a B.A. from Brandeis, an M.A. from Tufts University, and did advanced graduate work in psychology at the University of Zurich, Switzerland.
Senior Program Administrator
Business Program and MSF Program
Karen Muise is the Senior Program Administrator for the Business Program as well as the MSF program at the International Business School. She has worked at IBS since August 2003. Prior to working at Brandeis, Karen was an Administrator at the Boston College Legal Assistance Bureau, a community legal services office funded by Boston College Law School.
She has lived in Waltham all her life and is currently the President of the Waltham Woman's Club, an organization that responds to the emerging needs of the community as well as improves it through volunteer service.
In 2008, Karen was awarded the IBS Prize for Distinguished Service, a special accolade given each year to an exceptional staff member.