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Dennis Barsema

Dennis Barsema joined the Northern Illinois University College of Business in 2003. He currently serves as an instructor in the Management Department teaching graduate and undergraduate Microfinance and Social Entrepreneurship courses and an honor's seminar in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management.

Dennis brings a wealth of entrepreneurial experience in the technology sector to the ELC. Prior to NIU, Dennis served as vice chairman and CEO of Redback Networks, Inc. In 1999, he guided the company to the fifth most successful initial public offering in Wall Street history. Barsema sits on the boards of Chicago-based Restaurant.com, Rockford based non-profits Carpenters Place and Community Collaboration, Inc., Northern Illinois University Foundation, and Opportunity International, Mexico, a non-profit organization. Dennis holds a Bachelor of Science in Management from NIU.


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