President and CEO of Right to Play in Toronto, Canada, Johann Koss experienced firsthand the power of the EMBA experience.
Former Norwegian speed skater and four-time gold medalist, Koss launched his organization before he began his EMBA Program. The non-profit organization, Right to Play supports sports and play programs for children throughout the world, advocates for every child’s right to play, and is involved in research and development.
“When I started the program, we were still in the entrepreneurial mode and needed to grow systematically,” he says. “As a result of the program, I learned how to strategize, create systems, and build processes.”
Because of that improved strategic thinking, Right to Play grew from $5 million in 2004 to $35 million, Koss says. Other important gains include stronger financial systems, improved marketing, and the ability to deliver on the mission”