John Rothenberger, founder and CEO of Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc. (SE Solutions), is the first "Entrepreneur in Residence," interacting with JMU students and offering expert advice on venture creation. He co-created and regularly participates in MGT 472 Venture Creation, a project-based course, to coach high performance teams in creating viable business plans. He has regular office hours on campus, giving students and faculty the opportunity to access his insight, experience and business counsel.
One of John’s goals is to teach students to think differently to give them a competitive edge in the job market. With more than 16 years of executive leadership experience, John is known for his ability to envision viable business ventures.
John Rothenberger is recognized in the Washington SmartCEO magazine, January 2009, as one of the Smart100 CEOs in the greater Washington area, chosen for his leadership, strategic vision and character.
SE Solutions was listed in Washington Technology Fast 50 as #28 in October 2008.\
John has founded two successful companies that have been leaders in the IT industry. SE Solutions works with the Department of Homeland Security to provide IT solutions that address the intelligence shortcomings identified by the 9/11 Commission.
Prior to starting SE Solutions, Rothenberger founded an IT company named Aspire Technology Group and served as its president from 1993 to early March 2000. Aspire was recognized with numerous growth awards including a 1998 "Forbes" magazine Inc. 500 (No. 334), 1998 Virginia Fantastic 50 (No. 4), a KPMG High-Tech Entrepreneur of the Year nominee and a 1994 Fairfax County New Business of the Year runner up.
Rothenberger graduated from JMU in 1988 with a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing. He is a member of the College of Business Executive Advisory Council. Rothenberger is also a University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business Fellow.
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