Andy Wasynczuk joined the faculty of Harvard Business School in the spring of 2005. He has taught a wide range of negotiation courses in the required and elective MBA curriculum. He currently teaches the popular elective course on Negotiation as well as Managing, Organizing and Motivating for Value. The latter explores the manager's role in influencing and motivating individuals and teams at an interpersonal level as well as the design and management of the formal systems used to motivate employees (e.g. incentive compensation, promotion, recognition). He is also actively involved in the GMP executive education program.
Wasynczuk came to HBS after sixteen years with the New England Patriots and related enterprises. He originally joined the Kraft family in 1989 as Chief Operating Officer of Foxboro Stadium and helped navigate a progression of moves which led to a championship organization both on and off the field. As Chief Operating Officer for the New England Patriots and Gillette Stadium, Wasynczuk managed the daily business operations of every department in both organizations. In addition to his operating responsibilities, he oversaw the development of various player compensation analysis tools, which continue to be instrumental to the team’s ongoing leadership in salary cap management. Wasynczuk’s negotiating expertise was evident not only in his player negotiations, but also in many off-field negotiations. He led the negotiations and campaigns necessary to secure the local, state and federal approvals that were required to build Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. He was involved in the negotiations for the Stadium construction contract and oversaw its ultimate implementation. He was at the center of the naming rights negotiations for the Stadium. During Wasynczuk’s last five years with the team, the organization built and opened world class Gillette Stadium and brought three Superbowl Championships to New England.
Prior to joining the Kraft organization, Wasynczuk was a consultant at Bain & Company in Boston. He received his MBA from HBS in 1983. He also holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University. Wasynczuk serves on several charitable boards, including Case Western Reserve University and Massachusetts Salvation Army. Andy and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and live in Westwood, MA.