Daniel Difilippo

Adjunct Professor
Department of Operations
Weatherhead School of Management

Daniel DiFilippo is an accomplished and dedicated executive leader with significant experience leading global teams to drive growth and P&L results across a range of industries. He leverages multi-industry, multi-country expertise, strong work ethic, and keen business acumen to deliver beyond expectations in data and analytics, customer experience, supply chain execution, user experience, enterprise applications, program & project management, sales & operations planning, strategic sourcing, warehousing, transportation, manufacturing, and R&D. Daniel enjoys sharing his passion for design thinking, data science, application development, and process improvement. 

Daniel loves continuous learning and the challenge of taking new initiatives to success. He has been tapped to lead strategic change initiatives across multiple locations and countries to improve product and service delivery while reducing expenditures through efficiency and performance improvements. He brings experiences across multiple continents, cultures, and industries ranging from multiple manufacturing channels to distribution and retail. He builds strong relationships with customers and suppliers and acts as the face of company to customer executives, supplier partners, professional associations, and within the community.

His style is as a committed, team-focused, and situational leader in giving his utmost and drawing best from others. Daniel is able to leverage employee differences in pursuit of common goal through clear and consistent communication, honest appraisal, and dedicated mentoring and talent development to enhance employee abilities and engagement. 

He is a long-term resident of Northeast Ohio and is passionately engaged in community leadership and advocating for music performance and appreciation. Daniel is also an Adjunct Faculty at the Weatherhead School of Management teaching MBA courses in the areas of Supply Chain, ERP, Strategic Sourcing, Business Systems, & Operations Management. He was elected to the National Board of District Directors for APICS and is also a founding member of First Class Brass.