About Us

Meet the Banjac’s:


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Joyce A. Banjac PhD

Joyce A. Banjac, president of the JAB Group, brings years of adult learning instruction, inter-organizational collaboration, meeting facilitation, and learning-focused event planning to the firm. While employed at Myers University, Joyce’s ability to connect, communicate and collaborate with internal employees and external stakeholders helped her to advance from an adjunct B-school graduate lecturer to interim university president in less than ten years. In this capacity, and in her other senior higher education administrative posts, she collaborated with her staff and contractors to design learning events, workshops and programs that engaged insiders and external stakeholders.

She is the founder of Business Smarts Inc. a training and technology firm that was subsequently sold to a private investor. As a certified female business enterprise, her client base included Fortune 500 firms and government agencies. With a PhD from the University of Akron in post-secondary adult education and a MBA from Baldwin-Wallace, Joyce combines her business acumen and learning leader experience to advance organizational growth irrespective of sector. She is a certified curriculum designer and focus group moderator and is the MBA director at Notre Dame College.   


Bob Banjac MBA

Bob Banjac business experience and achievements include being an award-winning salesman for Fortune 100 companies, being an entrepreneur and a marketing professor in higher education. 

He has been instrumental in helped start-ups, existing businesses and organizations in designing and implementing effective sales and marketing programs.  His clients include Fortune 500 corporations, non-profits , and Small & Medium Enterprises.  Bob has help organization in designing and updating their marketing strategies resulting in significant increases on their return in their marketing investment.  He works with in-house marketing departments as well as outside agencies.

He was a co-founder of a Cleveland based computer VAR company, a partner of a start-up digital agency who’s clients clients included the Cleveland Clinic, Sherwin Williams, GOJO, and Marc’s.  The agency provided services in website design, e-Commerce, e-mail marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Social Media and Pay-Per-Click.  Bob has also been an adjunct professor of marketing for over a 20 years.  He has been an adjunct professor at the University of Akron, Myers University, Notre Dame College, as well as a full time professor at John Carroll University, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. Course he has taught include Digital Marketing, e-Commerce, Advertising, Global Marketing, Consumer Behavior and Professional Sales.