Susan Loconto Penta is a Cofounder and Managing Partner at MIDIOR Consulting, a management consulting and technology services firm. With 25 years of experience as a management consultant, entrepreneur, senior executive and engineer, Susan is able to achieve dramatic results for her global clients by leveraging the disciplines of product development and product management to improve their financial performance.
Susan has authored numerous articles on product development, entrepreneurship and innovation. Susan is an Adjunct Faculty member of Northeastern University’s College of Business and the University’s Executive Education program where she teaches courses in entrepreneurship and new product development. Susan has received multiple awards including the “40 under 40” award by the Boston Business Journal and the Ichabod Washburn Young Alumni Award for Professional Achievement from WPI.
Susan has a long history as an entrepreneur, founding and leading two technology start-ups and has extensive experience in non-profit organizations, with a particular focus on education and entrepreneurship for disadvantaged populations and has chaired several boards. She is the former chair of the Center for Women & Enterprise Board of Directors and Executive Committee.
Susan holds a BSEE degree from Worcester Polytechnic Institute and an MBA from The CASS Business School in London, England. An aspiring chef, Susan lives in Belmont, MA with her husband and two teenage daughters.
Because growing up, I had great role models and fans in my parents and while at that time they could not “buy” me an education, a career, or my financial independence, they encouraged me to follow my passion, and assured me that I could achieve my goals. They gave me the confidence and emotional support structure to take the necessary risks and do it for myself. CWE provides this same backdrop for women who may not have enough support or advantage to achieve their financial independence and for me, the best way to say thanks is to give back.