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Mark WerwathEntrepreneurFarley Center Co-Director

Biography

Mark Werwath, a certified project management professional (PMP), has been an engineering project manager for 15 years, managing complex system (software) and product development, IT, and manufacturing and radio network system implementation projects in four continents. He currently operates, Werwath Portoflio Group, a consulting business in the portfolio management space. Prior to this role, he founded NMOVE.com, a web-based portal for project planning, project management, and resource recruiting in the software development space from 2007 to 2009. In 2000, he founded the project management consulting firm Prolima, which operated until 2003.

Werwath has been on the Board of Governors for the IEEE engineering management society from 2004 through 2007.

He has managed a large number of new product development projects in the aerospace business and the telecom industry. Mark has also advised numerous start-ups, including Energy Vault, FEW Spirits, Equityhub, and Highland Solutions.

Werwath’s industrial experience has primarily been focused in various businesses within Motorola where he worked for 22 years and is most well known for implementing the proprietary infrastructure technology for the Nextel network. Werwath’s work has always been technology specifically focused on (telecom) systems engineering, complex infrastructure development projects, and business process engineering.

Werwath now teaches full time at Northwestern University as a clinical associate professor. Mark is also the director of the Masters in Engineering Management program at Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering. Werwath had previously led (from 2005 through 2012) product strategy as executive director at WMS gaming, a medium sized gaming equipment company based in Chicago.

Werwath has a BSME degree from the University of Illinois (1981), a master's in Engineering Management degree from Northwestern University (1987), and has completed his PhD at Benedictine University in Organizational Development (2003).

Werwath is married and a father of three children. His family lives in Evanston, IL.

Classes Taught

Engineering Entrepreneurship

NUvention: Advanced Materials

NUvention: Energy

Independent Study

NUvention: Analytics

NUvention: Transportation

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