Bob Kulhan is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration for The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University as well as an Adjunct Professor of Business for Columbia Business School, Columbia University. He also is the CEO of Business Improvisations. Based out of Chicago, Los Angeles & New York City, BI is a world-class leader in developing experiential learning programs for businesses. For almost 20 years Bob has performed and taught improvisation internationally. His teaching and performing credits include Chicago's famed Second City (core faculty & master artist in residence), Improv Olympic (resident company/faculty), Columbia College, London TheaterSports, The Banff Centre, The Australian Graduate School of Management, and Koç University in Istanbul, University of South Carolina's The Darla Moore School of Business, UCLA Anderson School of Management (mba & exec. ed.), Columbia University Business School (mba & exec. ed.), and Duke University's The Fuqua School of Business.
His consulting and teaching work in leadership and managerial improvisation includes emphases on team skills, fostering a collaborative corporate culture, whole body listening, busting blocks to creativity, conflict management, dyadic relationships, creative and adaptive problem solving, leadership, influence, and fostering creative cultures. Since 1998, his customized Business Improvisations programs have benefited a number of companies, including Young Presidents Organization, FOSSAC, Ford Motor Company, Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS), Cushman & Wakefield, The University of Notre Dame: Renovare, SAS, Mazda, American Express Cards, Glaxo Smith Kline, DuPont, Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Jumeirah Emirates Towers in Dubai, PepsiCo, Capital One, Neutrogena, Progressive, Colgate-Palmolive, Raytheon, WebMD, and Procter & Gamble, R&D University.
Craig Fox Ho-Su Wu Term Chair in Management at the UCLA Anderson School, where he is a member of both the Strategy and Management & Organizations groups. In addition he is Professor of Psychology and Professor of Medicine at UCLA. Professor Fox joined the UCLA faculty in 2003 after more than six years on the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was named the 2001 “Outstanding Faculty Member.” He remains an adjunct faculty member at Duke.
Dr. Fox studies behavioral decision theory. Specifically, his research investigates how people make judgments and decisions under conditions of risk, uncertainty and ambiguity. He uses a combination of empirical methods including surveys, laboratory and field experiments, analysis of archival data, and neuroimaging. His research papers have been published in leading scientific journals in the fields of management, strategy, marketing, psychology, economics, neuroscience, law, and general science.
Cesar Jaime has been studying and performing Improvisation in Chicago for over 19 years. In that time he has performed with the Second City, the iO Theater, the Playground Theater, and The Noble Fool Theater, amongst many other great places around Chicago. Cesar spent 15 years as an IT software engineer in the banking industry. Specializing in customer relationship building, his work in cross-functional teams provided Cesar an understanding of how the art of improvisation is incredibly helpful in terms of creating a more positive, fun and productive work environment. Cesar has taught Business Improvisations programs for Columbia Business School, Duke Law School, UCLA Anderson School of Management, and Duke Fuqua School of Business.
Josh Pryor spent half a decade working with Fortune 500 senior level managers, directors, and executives at UCLA Anderson Executive Education, one of the Top 30 Executive Educations shops in the world. At Anderson Exec Ed, Josh served in multiple roles including: Customer Service Representative, Program Manager, and Senior Program Manager. Josh focused on the largest custom clients and helped launch many new programs, affording participants incredible learning experiences that were brand new to the industry.
As Senior Program Manager, Josh managed 40 programs and approximately 1,500 participants, every year. His primary role as PM was to take a program as it existed on paper, coordinate all logistical aspects of the program, and execute a top tier experience for clients, participants, and faculty. As a direct result of these interactions, Josh developed into a passionate relationship builder with enormous experience servicing both domestic and international clients. He excels at developing strategic partnerships with existing and new clients.
Over the past four years, Josh has worked extensively with Bob Kulhan and Business Improvisations (consistently one of UCLA Exec Ed’s top rated facilitators). During this time, they have grown as colleagues and friends. Josh departed from UCLA Anderson in the summer of 2013 and immediately found a new home as the Business Development and Client Relations guy at Business Improvisations – a great fit! Josh originally hails from Oswego, NY and currently resides in Irvine, CA with his wife and their son.
Steve Shu is an experienced business professional and management consultant with over seventeen years of industry experience working with companies on business strategy, change management, and operations. Steve has held a number consulting, interim management, and management roles, including as a principal consultant and practice leader with Nortel Business Consulting, Vice President of Operations and Business Development for FiveSight (acquired by Intalio), COO for 21Publish, and Pittiglio Rabin Todd and McGrath (PRTM), a premier management consultancy. Steve has consulted to a diverse set of clients throughout his career, such as with Vodafone, AT&T, Wolters-Kluwer, Kingston Communications, Bell Canada, SSM Public Utility Commission, TeleCable, GTE, BenefitMall, and Advocate Healthcare.
Steve holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and both an ME and BS in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University.
Steve Shu can be reached at email@example.com