Dr Kenneth Preiss (Managing Director) holds a degree in Clinical and Organizational Psychology from Flinders University, South Australia, plus a Master of Commerce (Research) and Doctor of Philosophy from The University of Melbourne.
He is a former Director of HR Consulting Services at Coopers & Lybrand W.D.Scott (now PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Australia).
Over the years Dr Preiss has held Professorial positions in management, marketing and strategy in the following business schools: Hochschule, Bremen, Germany; The University of Melbourne; Victoria University of Technology; Western Sydney University; Central Queensland University; University of Technology (Sydney); Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship, Swinburne University of Technology; Zayed University, United Arab Emirates; Abu Dhabi University, United Arab Emirates; Northeastern University, Boston USA and Clarke University, Worchester, MA, USA.
At Northeastern University he was a panel judge for the Northeastern University $US60,000 entrepreneurial venture competition. In the UAE he was Principal Researcher for the United Arab Emirates-Global Entrepreneurship Monitor study where he, along with his colleague Declan McCrohan, created the Entrepreneurial Environment Scorecard© for rating the entrepreneurial conditions of a nation.
Dr Preiss specializes in business strategy development and implementation, as well as, optimizing the alignment of resources to achieve improved efficiencies against prescribed strategic objectives. He has advised and consulted to corporations like Boeing Aerospace (Melbourne), Siemens (Singapore), Henkel (Sydney), ADCO (Abu Dhabi) and Ausdrill (Chile). In addition, he has conducted Action Planning programs for the Indonesian–Australia Specialised Training Project.
Dr Preiss has presented direct-to-air television programs into boardrooms on corporate/business strategy development/ implementation and innovation. He is an accomplished and published researcher with a depth and breadth of quantitative and qualitative research experience in both large and small organisations around the globe.
Dr Preiss has been independently ranked at 18th in the world in the creation of intellectual capital (i.e., critical knowledge elicitation and prioritization) in the Knowledge Management domain.
He is also an award-winning research author, a member of the Academy of Management Strategy and Entrepreneurship Divisions and for many years has been an independent reviewer of AoM conference research papers. He is recipient of the Academy of Management Award in recognition of outstanding service to the Academy for International Liaison.