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Ted Klee

Vanderbilt Executive MBA 2008
Sr. VP, Global Supply Chain, North America at Schneider Electric

Energizing His Career

After 22 Years, Klee Invested in Broader Skills

Ted Klee joined Square D/Schneider Electric right out of college and hasn't looked back. But two decades later, he was looking ahead to the second half of his career.

He chose to equip himself with an MBA that allowed him to balance work, business travel, school and family. The Vanderbilt Executive MBA program, he says, "gave me a chance to learn new skills, refresh my old ones and open myself up to a lot of diverse perspectives on how other companies achieve their results."

He began seeing results in his work almost immediately—especially as his firm engaged in the process of evaluating and acquiring several other companies. "The accounting and finance courses have made me much more effective in understanding the valuations of companies and what financial issues may be below the surface," he says.

The experience has shaped his world in other ways, too. Learning to better budget his time "has made me much more efficient," Ted says. "It has opened my eyes to many new perspectives on how to deal with issues at work that I now use every day."
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