Denis Hamilton is assistant professor of professional practice at Rutgers Business School, Rutgers University in New Jersey.
After a nearly 40-year career in industry including executive level positions in the global headquarters of Johnson & Johnson and the American International Group, he obtained his Ph.D. in Organization Management from Rutgers Business School with a concentration in strategic management. He previously earned his MBA degree from the Wharton School (with distinction) with concentrations in business strategy and marketing, and a BA degree with a major in Accountancy from Thomas More University in Kentucky.
Much of his professional career involved working with business leaders around the world in over 30 countries and across industries including pharmaceuticals, medical devices, insurance/financial services, specialty chemicals, and consumer products. After starting his career in public accounting with Deloitte, where he practiced as a Certified Public Accountant and tax specialist, he went on to hold positions as Director of Internal Auditing, Controller, and Chief Financial Officer in various divisions of W.R. Grace. He later was Director of Operations, Director of Business Development and Planning, and Director of Marketing for a mid-sized medical products company before completing his MBA and joining Johnson & Johnson (J&J) as Director of Strategic Planning and Development for the corporate marketing division of the medical device sector. After serving in several sector marketing positions, he moved to J&J corporate headquarters and was later promoted to Vice President with responsibility for overseeing business assessments of J&J’s 100+ worldwide business units. After a nearly 20-year career with J&J, he was recruited to be Senior Vice President in the corporate operations and systems division at American International Group’s worldwide headquarters in New York City.
Professor Hamilton is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Global Management Accountant. He is also a member of the Academy of Management, Strategic Management Society, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Since joining the faculty of Rutgers Business School he has taught over 100 courses and over 10,000 students and has won several teaching awards as well as the Dean’s meritorious service award.
In addition to his teaching and service responsibilities at Rutgers, he recently completed an extended strategic planning consulting engagement with the senior management team of the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank in New York.
He has been an avid student of business ever since his first boss at Deloitte encouraged him to read for one hour a night. Several hundred books and articles later, he still reads for at least one hour most nights and continually seeks to learn something new about business to share with his students each week!