NASHUA, NH, January 8, 2015 – Velocity Performance, a leading provider of business consulting & professional training services, has partnered with the WPI Foisie School of Business to bring the Victory Academy to the incoming MBA candidates.

Norm Wilkinson, Director of Programs at the School of Business, looks forward to the Victory Academy. “WPI constantly strives to provide maximum value to our students both inside and outside of the classroom to give them every competitive advantage.  We are excited to be bringing Victory Academy to campus to help our students build and manage their personal portfolios.   Victory Academy has a long record of success delivering meaningful programs to current and aspiring business leaders and we look forward to engaging with them.”

Starting in mid-January, WPI School of Business MBA candidates will attend the Victory Brand and Victory Networking programs. The students will develop their personal & professional brand, build a Victory Brand Plan, and create a Networking Action Plan.

Amanda E. Rogers, Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and Executive Director of the Victory Academy, said, “We could not be more excited to be working with the Foisie School of Business at WPI. WPI has built the #1 MBA program in the Northeast with innovative programs like the Victory Academy for eight years running. We enthusiastically look forward to helping them extend their standing.”

The Victory Academy programs are an extension of Velocity’s Leadership Academy offering built for executives, professionals and emerging leaders in companies large and small, from the Fortune 100 to Inc. 500 businesses. The Victory Academy works with college academic and athletic programs to develop leadership traits and professional skills, and ultimately maximize the potential of the participants.

About Amanda E. Rogers
Amanda E. Rogers is the Associate Partner at Velocity Performance and the Executive Director of the Victory Academy, a leadership-training program for colleges, high schools and youth groups. She works diligently to help develop young leaders and propel them to Victory. Rogers is also the Executive Director of the Girls’ NH Tomahawks, an elite lacrosse program. She played on the Nationally Ranked, Division 1 Boston University lacrosse team. Additionally, Rogers serves as a board member on the Keegan Family COURAGE & FAITH Foundation focused on supporting youth academics, leadership and athletics.

About Velocity Performance
Velocity Performance is a leading provider of business consulting & professional training services to high-performing sales forces, leaders, individuals and organizations around the globe. Velocity Performance professionals specialize in strategic & business planning, sales & marketing optimization, and leadership transformation. Training services include sales & leadership training and business coaching.

About WPI Foisie School of Business
WPI—the nation’s third oldest private technological university—began offering courses in management during the 1960s as part of a joint effort of several existing academic departments. The Department of Management was established in 1976, and in 2010 it officially became known as the School of Business. In 2014, it was renamed the Robert A. Foisie School of Business in recognition of a $40 million gift to the university, the largest gift in the university’s 149-year history, from Robert A. Foisie’56, a self-made innovator and entrepreneur.

The WPI Foisie School of Business has received several honors

  • #1 Part-time MBA Program in the Northeast since ‘07 by Businessweek
  • #1 Undergraduate Business School for Entrepreneurship in ‘13 by Businessweek
  • #1 Undergraduate Business School for Information Systems in ’13 by Businessweek
  • #1 Undergraduate School for Marketing in ’11 by Businessweek

Learn more about WPI at www.wpi.edu.

Contact: Amanda E Rogers | 603.402.1734 | amanda@velocityperformance.com