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The University of Southampton
Southampton Business School

Dr John Marti PhD, MBA, BSc

Senior Lecturer

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Dr John Marti is Senior Lecturer within Southampton Business School at the University of Southampton.

John Marti is a very experienced business manager, consultant and academic. He has led a great many successful strategy consulting, change and management development assignments. His work has encompassed almost every part of the private sector and occasionally, parts of the public domain. John is especially strong in motivating and leading cross-functional internal and external teams to deliver complex projects on time. He also acts as a mentor for senior executives and as a chairman in company turnarounds.

Following a first degree in Economics, John began his career in the manufacturing sector where he rose to lead the strategic planning group for the EMEA Region of a major pharmaceutical multinational. Later, John was appointed as marketing director for a large public company. Subsequently, John moved into management consultancy with both large and small firms specialising in strategy and marketing.

Having taken his MBA at the Management School of Cranfield University, John accepted the offer of a doctoral scholarship and completed his PhD in Strategy at Cranfield. In parallel with his doctoral research, John developed his own consultancy practice, Marti Oliver Associates which he still runs.

In 1984, John was a founding partner of a highly successful strategy boutique, The Winchester Consulting Group. In this firm John was instrumental in developing extended workshops as a means of securing implementation of client-generated solutions. John is also founder and Co-Chairman of the specialist consulting firm The Winchester Strategy Group.

Starting in 1978, John taught on the MBA and executive programmes at Cranfield School of Management, Imperial College Business School and various business schools around the world. Since 1991, John has taught on the MBA and executive programmes at Southampton University Business School where, in 2005, he was appointed as Senior Lecturer in Strategy. John also supervises doctoral research.



Dr John Marti

Southampton Business School, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK


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