Gino Natalicchio, Ph.D.



Vice President of Online and Blended Learning



Dr. Natalicchio has spent more than 20 years as a senior management executive. For the past 6 and a half years, he has been an executive with the largest private education group, Laureate Education, Inc. In his most recent position as Executive Director, Dr. Natalicchio provided leadership and guidance to online, blended and hybrid initiatives across the Laureate network, including strategic, academic and product development. His responsibilities included the conceptualization of the individual programs and how to better suit the needs of each institution; the development and customization process; the institution’s marketing plans; capital investment reviews; and operational launch for both domestic and international universities, serving a network of 60 plus institutions with over 600,000 students. In this role, he led the network wide creation and implementation of the Laureate Signature Products’ MBA and was also the Academic Champion for the National Hispanic Universities first full online MBA program.

Dr. Natalicchio had previously served as a full time faculty member with Walden University and Acting Director at Walden’s School of Management, where he managed the BSBA program and launched the BSBA Dual Degree program with the Universidad del Valle de Mexico.

Before joining Laureate Education Inc., Dr. Natalicchio worked primarily with large media corporations in the U.S., including Turner Pictures Worldwide, Inc., The Box Worldwide, Inc., and Launch Worldwide Inc.; and in Europe at Quiero Television S.A. and Launch, S. L. As an international business development and management expert, the implementations of his programs and business models have resulted in successful start-ups and program launches around the world.

Gino speaks five languages fluently and has been a key note speaker in a variety of international conferences. He is also involved in nonprofit organizations, including B.A.C.A. (Bikers against Child Abuse) which helps empower children who have been abused. Dr. Natalicchio, who is based in Los Angeles, California, holds a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Walden University and an MFA from the American Film Institute, where the final project, in which he participated as Camera Operator, was nominated for an Academy Award as Best Student Short Film.