April 10, 2012
On March 7, 2012, the Peter J. Tobin College of Business and St.
John’s University’s Office of Alumni Relations welcomed Paul M.
Facella, author of Everything I Know About Business, I Learned at
McDonalds, to share seven leadership principles that guided his
professional success. Starting behind the counter at the age of 16,
Facella established a distinguished 34-year career with McDonald's,
working his way up from crew member to regional vice president.
The discussion explored business strategies including team
synergy, encouraging risk and recognition of model workers that
made McDonald’s one of the most successful food service
organizations in the world. Through stories and first-hand
experiences, Facella revealed how students can apply these key
principles to their own business ventures and future careers.
During his tenure with McDonald’s, Mr. Facella specialized in
sales expansion, franchising, personnel development, site
selection, and team building through managerial mentoring. In so
doing, he has received every major award the corporation has
including The President’s Award, The Freddy Award, two Team Awards,
and The Star Award.
Since leaving McDonald’s, Mr. Facella has established a
successful business consulting group, Inside Management Ltd., with
10 consultants who are actively working with a diverse client
roster, which includes such organizations as Discover Financial,
Sbarro, Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield, US Army and Sesame
Students and faculty interested in obtaining an autographed or
discounted copy of Mr. Facella’s book, please email
About The Peter J. Tobin College of Business
The Peter J. Tobin College of Business has provided a high-quality
business education for over eighty years, offering individuals from
throughout the world the opportunity to study in New York’s dynamic
business environment. The innovative curriculum emphasizes an
analytic and hands-on understanding of business practice that
prepares graduates to excel in today’s global marketplace.
For more information about this or other programs at the Peter
J. Tobin College of Business, please contact Asia Hauter at (718)
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