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Jack Militello

Professor

  • Education
  • B.A., English Literature and Philosophy, Boston College
    M.A., Communications, University of Colorado
    Ph.D., Business and Applied Economics, University of Pennsylvania - Wharton School of Business
  • Research Interests
  • Institutional alignment, leadership, and strategic management

Jack Militello is a professor in the Department of Management at the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business. He is a former senior executive fellow in the Center for Innovation in the Business of Health Care and a former director of both the St. Thomas Health Care MBA and Executive MBA programs. Militello holds a PhD in business and applied economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in communications from the University of Colorado and a BA in philosophy from Boston College. He has participated in globalization seminars in England, New Zealand, Holland, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Vietnam, Singapore, Nigeria and Hungary. He has also studied Shakespeare at Oxford University. His research has centered on strategic alignment and innovation management. 

Militello has consulted for more than 35 years with a wide range of firms. He has advised firms in the areas of strategy, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, business development and more. Noted clients have included DuPont, IBM, Anheuser-Busch, Hubbard Broadcasting, Clark Equipment, Paddock Labs, Definity Health, the state of Tennessee and the Pew Charitable Trusts.

Militello’s current focus is in the health care space. He sits on the boards of Fairview Physicians Associations, Livanta and the Allina Health Institutional Review Board. He is currently working on a number of projects with the Department of Veterans Affairs and with Optum/UnitedHealth Group.


  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (forthcoming). A case of organization expertise: An ideal-types organization typology that predicts market performance. Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences,
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Militello, J. F. (2015). Thinking beyond the Affordable Care Act. Journal of Health Care Management, (60)(3), pp. 160-163
  • McLaughlin, D. B., & Militello, J. F. (2015). Finding the path to innovation - Part 2. Journal of Health Care Management, (60)(4), pp. 243-245
  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (2014). An exploratory study of market strategy configurations in for-profit health care clinics. Journal of Health and Human Services Administration, (37)(1), pp. 4-36
  • Militello, J. F., & McLaughlin, D. B. (2011). The underlying theories of health care reform in the United States - strategy implications for hospitals in world hospitals and health services. (47)(3),
  • Militello, J. F., Sailors, J. J., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2010). The equifinality of success in the operational excellence market discipline. (22)(1), pp. 2-24
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2008). Strategic focus/core assets relational analysis: Aligning the firm for competitive advantage. (16)(3),
  • Sheppeck, M. A., & Militello, J. F. (2008). The mediating effect of strategic processes in affecting firm market performance. (19)(2), pp. 180-198
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2007). Determining organizational alignment: A research model. (15)(1), pp. 128-143
  • Militello, J. F., & Sheppeck, M. A. (2003). Making the right match: Finding a consulting style that fits your firm. (1)(10),

  • American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Association of University Professionals in Healthcare Administration
  • Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration
  • Medical Group Management Association
  • Allina IRB
  • Fairview Physicians Associates
  • International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences
  • Livanta Health
  • Allina Health IRB, Board Member
  • Livanta Government Services Citizens, Board Member

  • Partner in a Dominican Republic business, Business Enterprise, Puerto Plata (1996 - present)
  • Consultant, Management Consultant, (1986 - present)
  • Senior Executive Fellow for Healthcare and Industry Outreach, University of St. Thomas - Center for Business Innovation in Healthcare, Minneapolis (2015 - present)
  • Full Professor, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Minneapolis (1987 - present)
  • Faculty Program Director, Health Care MBA, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (2014 - 2015)
  • Program Director, Health Care MBA Program, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (2004 - 2014)
  • Program Director, Executive MBA, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul / Mpls (2010 - 2013)
  • Consultant, Pinnacle Consulting, Eagan (1998 - 2000)
  • Director - Center for Applied Research in Business, University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis (1988 - 1995)
  • Research consultant and project manager, University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School, Philadelphia (1981 - 1987)
  • Manager of Training (1977-1979); Manager of Cost Reduction and Administration, Treasury (1979-1981), Conrail, Philadelphia (1977 - 1981)
  • Assistant to the President of International (1972); Field Service Staff (1973); Manager of Field Ser, Shaklee Corporation, San Francisco (1972 - 1975)
  • Media Consultant, Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education, Boulder (1972 - 1972)
  • Teacher, Archdiocese of Boston, Boston (1969 - 1970)