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Gino Giovannelli

Distinguished Service Faculty

  • Education
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Bucknell University
    M.B.A., Marketing, University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management

  • Expertise
  • Digital Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategy, Website Design & Development, Mobile App Design & Development, Search Engine Optimization, Search Engine Marketing, Display Advertising, Social Media Marketing, Mobile Marketing, Email Marketing, Digital Marketing Analytics.

Gino Giovannelli, MBA, teaches digital marketing courses in the undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education programs at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. Additionally, he is the lead faculty for the Graduate Certificate in Digital Experience and the Executive Education Certified Digital Marketing Professional program. Giovannelli combines his passion for teaching with his vast industry experience to create a vibrant classroom learning environment.

As a proven leader in the interactive marketing space, Giovannelli created Miles Interactive in 2006 to help clients identify how to best leverage the internet to delight customers and maximize business success. Miles Interactive clients include Super Bowl 52 Host Committee, University of Minnesota Alumni Association, Caribou Coffee, SUPERVALU, Famous Dave’s, Life Time Fitness and Sun Country Airlines.

Prior to starting Miles Interactive, Giovannelli served as vice president of Carlson Interactive, an interactive agency within Carlson Companies. During his tenure at Carlson, he was responsible for leading the online success of Carlson businesses, including Radisson Hotels & Resorts, Country Inn & Suites, TGI Fridays, Regent Seven Seas Cruises and Carlson Wagonlit Travel. In addition, Carlson also served the needs of external clients, such as The Home Depot, Saturn, Northwest Airlines and British Airways.

Giovannelli received a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University and attended the Institute for European Studies in Vienna, Austria. He is a graduate of the MBA program at the University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management and completed the Carlson Companies Executive Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota.


  • Distinguished Service Faculty, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2016 - present)
  • Principal, Miles Interactive, St. Louis Park (2006 - present)
  • Adjunct Instructor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (2013 - 2016)
  • Vice President, Carlson Interactive, Carlson Companies, Minneapolis (2004 - 2006)
  • Vice President, c-Commerce: Carlson Companies, Carlson Companies, Minneapolis (2002 - 2004)
  • Director, e-Commerce: Carlson Hospitality Worldwide, Carlson Companies, Minneapolis (1999 - 2002)
  • Vice President, Business Development, Electronic Media Group, Minneapolis (1998 - 1999)
  • Director of Sales, Fisher Rosemount Systems, Fisher-Rosemount (now Emerson Electric), Minneapolis (1995 - 1998)
  • Instructor, Lakeville Public High School, Lakeville (1995 - 1998)
  • Sales Engineer, Moore Products Company (now Siemens), Minneapolis (1990 - 1994)

  • St Louis Park High School Academic Advisory Board
  • St. Louis Park Baseball Association
  • St. Louis Park Basketball Association
  • St. Louis Park High School Career and College Readiness

  • Christ Presbyterian Church, Other

  • Giovannelli, G. (2004). Proactive internet strategies maximize hotels revenue and reservations.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2003). Maximizing the internet.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2003). Radisson speaks many online tongues.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2003). Radisson re-launches web site with multi-lingual features.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2003). Radisson hotels and resorts ranks number one in first national survey of consumer satisfaction with online hotel reservations.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2002). Price vs loyalty.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2002). Companies hope incentives boast reservations on their web sites.
  • Giovannelli, G. (2001). Making the web user-friendly.

  • Digital Marketing Strategy
  • Website Design and Development
  • Search Engine Optimization
  • Paid Search Marketing
  • Display Advertising
  • Email Marketing
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Mobile Marketing

  • Adrian Website Design and Development, HSMAI - Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International, 2010
  • MBA Student of the Year, University of Minnesota, 1996