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Marco Rosa

Adjunct Professor


An accomplished HR executive who brings over 25 years of human resources expertise (building companies such as MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.), Marco F. Rosa has served as a vice president of human resources and held multiple executive-level offices in human resources and administrative management. He has also served as a USAF captain in the Biomedical Science Corps (search & rescue division).

He is also an adjunct professor at Hult International Business School, Palo Alto University, UC Berkeley, and UC Santa Cruz, and currently works as an executive coach and executive search consultant in the life science sector.


  • All functions in Human Resources Management
  • Best Practices - Mergers and Acquisitions

Research Areas

  • Best Practices in Performance Management


  • Program Committee Member School of Management, UCSC
  • Faculty Member & Professor at Hult International Business School and Palo Alto University


  • New York University, MA in Counseling Psychology, 1974
  • Saint Michael's College, BA in Psychology, 1972

Prior Experience

  • Vice President Human Resources
  • Executive Search Consultant
  • Executive Coach
  • Adjunct Professor in Human Resources Management, UC Santa Cruz
  • Adjunct Professor in Human Resources Management, UC Berkeley
  • Adjunct Professor in Human Resources Management, Hult International Business School
  • Adjunct Professor in Human Resources Management, Palo Alto University

Awards & Distinctions

  • Hult International Business School, Top Professor (2%) 2018 and 2019