GC Welcomes GIEC Coordinator Tumbarello

Garrett College has announced that Mike Tumbarello has assumed the post of Coordinator of the Garrett Information Enterprise Center (GIEC). Located on the McHenry GC campus, GIEC houses a technology business incubator to support local entrepreneurs in the start-up phase of their enterprises. This program is a division of GC Continuing Education & Workforce Development under the direction of Dean Julie Yoder.

Yoder said she is very excited to have someone of Tumbarello’s caliber coordinating the GIEC programs. “Mike has a very strong background in building and nurturing new businesses. He has demonstrated vision and planning expertise in developing successful ventures, and I think he will be a great asset to the GIEC program participants,” she said.

Tumbarello’s background in business-building includes more than 30 years of experience as a businessman, entrepreneur, and consultant working primarily in the technology and financial services industries. He formed his first consulting enterprise in 1995 and built on that experience, founding and leading a number of successful ventures, most recently Strategy and Marketing Partners, LLC, Baltimore.

In addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, Tumbarello had also worked as an executive at a number of nationally recognized businesses in the financial and technology industries where he initiated successful programs, products, and policies. “I’m passionate about true strategic, market-centric marketing planning and high-value implementation,” he explained.

The ability to convey his ideas and visions to others is evidenced in Tumbarello’s long-term relationship with Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore where he was a member the professional faculty teaching graduate-level courses in strategy, marketing, and product development. He also advised graduate students on their capstone Applied Research Projects, and worked with college leadership on curriculum and program development. Additionally, he is the recipient of the JHU “Above and Beyond” faculty leadership award. He has also taught at Loyola College and Catonsville Community College, and delivered numerous courses to a diverse set of adult and business learners.

Tumbarello holds an MBA in finance from New York University, and a Masters of Management in Financial Planning Services from University of Dallas, Irving, Texas.

Recently relocated from Ellicott City with his wife, Jean, Mitzi the mutt, and Cashflow the cat, Tumbarello now resides in Garrett County, where he said he looks forward to this next phase of his career, to getting involved in the community, and to “giving back.”

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