Former CEO Howard Weinstein becomes entrepreneur in residence at KSU
Howard J. Weinstein has been chosen as the new entrepreneur in residence at the Coles College of…
Georgia (Mar 4, 2002) — Former CEO Howard Weinstein becomes entrepreneur in residence at KSU
Howard J. Weinstein has been chosen as the new entrepreneur in residence at the Coles
College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Weinstein is the former president‚
CEO and owner of Atlanta−based Monarch Wine Company‚ which was sold last year to Todhunter
International. His responsibilities at the Coles College will include teaching an
operations management class‚ mentoring students and consulting on the school's strategic
"It is very gratifying to have an opportunity to work with the students and faculty at Coles‚ where there is always so much entrepreneurial electricity in the air‚" Weinstein said.
"Howard Weinstein's experience in acquiring‚ growing and selling a successful business is the type of real world perspective we strive to bring our students‚" said Coles College Dean Tim Mescon.
Weinstein earned his bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from Harvard‚ and spent 30 years managing businesses in the food industry. In 1970 he became president of the Mayflower Restaurant Division of New York−based −more− Kane Miller Corporation‚ where we was responsible for the operation and divestment of 90 full−service restaurants in 20 states. He became president of Kane Miller's Monarch Wine Division two years later‚ eventually rising to group vice president of the corporation. In 1985‚ he completed a leverage buy−out of Monarch Wines‚ becoming its president and CEO. Sales tripled and profits increased ten fold during his tenure‚ as Monarch gained a 75% share of the U.S. cooking wine market
In addition to being entrepreneur in residence‚ Weinstein also works as a business consultant in New York and Atlanta.
Kennesaw State University‚ a progressive‚ comprehensive institution with a growing student population of 14‚100‚ offers more than 50 degree programs. Out of 34 institutions‚ KSU is the sixth largest in the University System of Georgia.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.