Jack M. Kaplan
Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship,
Columbia Business School
former President, Datamark Technologies
Jack M. Kaplan is an experienced, well-accomplished entrepreneur, consultant to companies in management innovation and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Columbia Business School. He was the founder and former president of Datamark Technologies Inc. that was acquired by Ceridian, a Fortune 500 company, in a cash transaction. He has extensive experience in management organization, international marketing technology innovation, software and communications. During his career, Mr. Kaplan started and managed three successful companies, raised capital in excess of 12 million dollars from companies, venture capital and wealthy angel investors.
He has developed programs across the Executive Education curriculum and EMBA intensive courses in Entrepreneurship Ventures, Launch Pad, and Innovation and Creativity.
He is the author of Patterns of Entrepreneurship 5th Edition, used as a textbook in universities nationwide, published by John Wiley and Sons in April 2014. He also wrote Getting Started in Entrepreneurship, published by John Wiley and Sons in April 2006. His previous book Smart Cards: The Global Information Passport and numerous articles have appeared in Technology News, Crain’s of New York, and the MIT Enterprise Forum.
Mr. Kaplan’s professional seminar experience includes consulting for Fortune 1000 companies including MIT Enterprise Forum, Aetna Insurance Company, Panasonic Global Sales Group, and Johnson & Johnson in New Product Strategies for managers to operate their business units more effectively. He is also national and regional judge for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year® Award Program.