Michael Molta, Manager at the consultancy, Center for Applied Research (CFAR), brings expertise in organizational development initiatives in the higher education, healthcare, and family and owner-led business industries. His focus on systemic problem-solving and the identification and subsequent implementation of solutions results in tangible and quantifiable outcomes.
Growing up and residing in Syracuse, NY, Mike's first six years of professional work was as a (Lincoln) car salesman, while at the same time enrolled and completing college, receiving his Bachelor's in Organizational Management from Keuka College. After college, he accepted a Program Coordinator position at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Executive Education, where he collaborated with Wharton faculty to foster relationships, assess needs, and design and implement comprehensive executive education programs for some of the largest organizations in the world including BP, Novartis, and UPS.
From Wharton, and just prior to joining CFAR, Mike worked as a Learning and Development Specialist in Thomas Jefferson University's Department of Learning and Development. Working with the head of Talent Management, he was responsible for internal staff and leadership training, the performance evaluation system framework, and integration efforts including mission, vision, and values for the expanding enterprise including the mergers with Abington Health, Aria Health, Kennedy Health, and Philadelphia University.
Mike graduated with honors from Keuka College in upstate New York, earning a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management. He also earned a Master of Science in Organizational Dynamics from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Fellow of the Institute of Systems Wisdom. Mike is also a Doctor of Management student in the Strategic Leadership program at Philadelphia University.