Corporate Business Development

Corporate Business Development

Our corporate business development team facilitates mutually-beneficial relationships to help advance the objectives of both the university and businesses. 

We are the front door for company engagement at Ohio State. We use a consultative approach with business partners to understand their needs and wants and match those with Ohio State’s resources. Each relationship is unique and we’re here to help make the most impact for both the university and the company partner.

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OUR MODEL OF ENGAGEMENT

Our team provides holistic coordination and management of company relationships with the university. We serve as a central point of coordination, connecting company partners to the right people and facilities at Ohio State. We help keep the communication going in both directions, building meaningful collaborations.

Learn more about how we work with businesses
Our model of engagement graphic

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Not sure where to start or new to Ohio State? Let us know how you want to connect with the university
and a member of our team will contact you.

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Program Manager

Ben Webb


Director, Corporate Business Development

Christy Bertolo


Senior Director, Corporate Business Development

Chris Svec


Senior Director, Corporate Business Development
Co-Director, Honda-Ohio State Partnership

Alissa Comella


Staff Assistant, Strategic Partnerships

Emily Law


Talent & Career Services Consultant

Julia Beckner


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