Cinthia Beccacece Satornino

Assistant Professor



After spending more than a decade in corporate and institutional settings as a strategic planning professional and consultant, Dr. Cinthia B. Satornino entered academia to pursue cutting edge research. Her research focus is on uncovering how firms can quantify and leverage the capital embedded in their social structures to increase productivity, innovation, and sales performance. She has coauthored award winning publications in several outlets, including the Journal of Marketing, where her article, “Social Networks within Sales Organizations: Their Development and Importance for Salesperson Performance” won the 2016 Excellence in Research Award from the AMA SalesSIG. Dr. Satornino was the founding co-Chair of the Committee for Hispanic Excellence in business, a PhD Project/White House initiative, and was recognized as a 2016 Emerging Scholar by Diverse Magazine. Dr. Satornino served as an Board Member for Teradata University Network. In 2017, Dr. Satornino was selected as a Top 40 Undergraduate Business Professor by Poets & Quants. In addition to her role as a marketing professor at UCONN, she currently works as an independent marketing strategy and sales management consultant.

Areas of Expertise

Interpersonal Social Networks

Marketing Strategy

Sales Management

Education/Professional Certification

PhD, Florida State University
MBA, University of Florida
BS, University of Central Florida

Featured Publications

  • Cinthia B. Satornino, with Patrick Doreian and Alexis Allen (2017), “The Case for Adopting Blockmodeling in Human Resource Management Research: Examples in Analyzing Social Networks and HRM Systems.” Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 35, (Forthcoming). Download Now
  • Cinthia B. Satornino, with Willy Bolander, Douglas E. Hughes, and Gerald R. Ferris (2015), “Social Networks Within Sales Organizations: Their Development and Importance for Salesperson Performance.” Journal of Marketing, 79 (6), 1-16. Download Now
    • Winner: 2015 Roland Copeland Best Paper Award
    • Winner: 2016 SalesSIG Excellence in Research Award
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  • Willy Bolander, Leff Bonney, and Cinthia B. Satornino (2014), “Sales education efficacy examining the relationship between sales education and sales success,” Journal of Marketing Education, 36 (2), 169-181. Download Now
    • 2014 Outstanding Sales Education Article of the Year, MEA.
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  • Michael Brusco, Patrick Doreian, Douglas Steinley, and Cinthia B. Satornino (2013), “Multiobjective Blockmodeling for Social Network Analysis.” Psychometrika, 78 (3), 498-525.  Download Now
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