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Victor Ortale

Principal, Business School Practice Leader

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As a young man, Victor showed a keen interest in the arts. His father had other ideas and urged him to pursue a career as an engineer. Eventually Victor found a way to compromise with his father, ultimately deciding to become an architect. Today, Victor enjoys working with intelligent clients and creative colleagues to execute striking, future-focused business schools for top-ranked universities nationwide.

Affectionately known by his colleagues as “The Dean Whisperer,” Victor serves as Goody Clancy’s business school practice leader. As an architect, programmer, and project leader, he acts as the steward of clients’ legacies and futures. He helps them create iconic places that capture the spirit of their institution, accommodate shifts in pedagogy, and provide a good return-on-investment. Victor has worked on numerous notable university projects but is particularly proud of Dewolfe Street Housing for Harvard University, the Isenberg School of Management at UMass Amherst, the Lacy School of Business at Butler University, and the Coppin State University College of Business.

In his free time, Victor enjoys nerding out on Russian Literature, riding his bike, and practicing his conversational Italian. Sketching, watercoloring, oil painting, and woodblock printing are his artistic passions. When he turns 80, he plans on traveling less and getting a dog. (We’ll see.)

I love working with all kinds of thinkers and stakeholders to create cutting-edge business schools that celebrate the unique brand and identity of each program while providing state-of-the art facilities for the business leaders of tomorrow.
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