Interim Academic Director, Apex Center for Entrepreneurs
Stephen Skripak retired as a Professor of Practice in the Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech. He spent 16 years at the university and also served as Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and MBA Director. Prior to joining Virginia Tech, Skripak was an executive with Capital One Financial and Sara Lee Corporation. In addition, he spent eleven years with General Electric. As a professor, he taught in the areas of business strategy, ethical leadership, and general business. He also led multiple study abroad programs and taught at the master’s level in France. Skripak was the lead adapter on an open-source textbook that has been downloaded more than 2.6 million times. He has earned university-level awards for teaching excellence including the Sporn Award in 2017 and the William E. Wine Award in 2020 and is a member of the university’s Academy of Teaching Excellence.