Member Profile

Mr. Stephen Skripak

Higher Ed Professor

Retired from Virginia Tech

Blacksburg, VA, USA

Business: Management, Strategy

15+ Years of Experience

Masters degree, Business,
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

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Speaks about

  • Finance
  • Strategy
  • FYE

About Me

Stephen Skripak is a retired Professor of Practice from the Department of Management at Virginia Tech. He iwas previously Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and MBA Director. Prior to joining VT, Skripak held the positions of Vice-President of Business Planning and Chief Financial Officer, Subprime Credit Card with Capital One Financial, Vice-President of International Finance for Sara Lee Foods – Europe, and Vice-President of Finance for Hanes Hosiery, Ball Park Foods, and State Fair Foods, all divisions of Sara Lee Corporation. In addition, he spent eleven years with General Electric in various divisions, and is a graduate of the GE Financial Management Program. While at Virginia Tech, he taught a range of courses including the MBA courses International Business Strategy and Ethical Leadership, and undergraduate courses including Foundations of Business, Management Consulting, Business Strategy, and Management Theory and Leadership Practice. He has also led multiple study abroad programs in France. Skripak was the lead adapter on the Fundamentals of Business open-source textbook that has been downloaded more than 2.6 million times. He has published a book about his journey, "From the Boardroom to the Classroom: Quitting Corporate for More Purpose".

Available For

  • Conferences / panels
  • Guest judging
  • In-class lectures
  • Keynotes
  • Media interviews
  • Mentorship
  • Online engagements
  • Q&A sessions
  • Workshops

Online Presence

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Speaker's Experience

Case Interviewing Workshop

Radford University MBA Program - 05/2022

Radford, Virginia, United States

Case Interviewing Workshop

Virginia Tech - Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity - 05/2022

Blacksburg, Virginia, United States

Case Interviewing

Virginia Tech - Delta Sigma Pi Business Fraternity - 10/2022

Blacksburg, VA, USA

Academic OR Industry Research Collaboration Interests

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Awards and Accomplishments

Skripak’s awards for teaching excellence include the Sporn Award (excellence in teaching introductory content) in 2017 and the William E. Wine Award (career teaching excellence) in 2020. He is a member of the university’s Academy of Teaching Excellence. He is passionate about education and has been the principal fundraiser for an elementary/middle school in Haiti for eleven years. He has also helped to support Operation Mer Propre, an environmental group working to clean the Mediterranean Sea.

Alumni Associations

Purdue University

Language(s) of Delivery

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Books and Publications

Primary Skills

French Level C1

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