Participants

Faculty Co-Chairs
Robert G. Eccles is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration.
Heidi K. Gardner is Assistant Professor of Business Administration.
Leslie Perlow is the Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership in the Organizational Behavior area at the Harvard Business School.
  • Martin am Zoll
    Business Solution Manager, Proffice Martin am Zoll is Business Solution Manager at the Nordic staffing and recruitment company Proffice. He has been with Proffice since 2006. Proffice is the leading service and staffing firm in the Nordic region. He was with the American staffing company Manpower Group for seven years working as Nordic Key Account Manager for the biggest clients in the Nordic region. Early in his career, Martin was a sales representative for a Swedish sales developer company.
  • Dhruva Banerjee
    Consultant, Index Partners Dhruva Banerjee is an advisor to CXOs of leading global organisations in Strategy and M&A areas. Previously, Dhruva was a Partner with FOR Securities (a London-based FSA regulated advisory firm), a consultant with Monitor Company (a US-based global strategy consulting firm) and an executive with HCL (a India-based IT services group). Dhruva holds undergraduate degree in Production Engineering and a PhD in Business Administration.
  • Leslie Bauer
    Global Director of Internal Audit, Watson Wyatt Worldwide Leslie Bauer is the Global Director of Internal Audit for Watson Wyatt Worldwide, a consulting firm focused on human capital and financial management specializing in four areas: employee benefits; human capital strategies; technology solutions; and, insurance and financial services. Prior to joining Watson Wyatt, Leslie was the chief audit executive for The Washington Post Company, a media and education company with business operations in newspaper and magazine publishing, cable operations, television broadcasting, educational services and internet information services. Earlier Leslie was the controller for Fleet Street Publishing, a privately held publisher of special interest magazines. Her background includes experience with a home health care organization as Vice President of Finance. She was with Marriott Corporation for over ten years holding financial management positions in Corporate Accounting, the Architecture and Construction Division, and Roy Rogers Division. Leslie is a CPA with a BS degree in industrial management from Purdue University.
  • Per Bergerud
    Managing Director, Proffice Per Bergerud is the Managing Director of Proffice AS in Norway a company within the Proffice Group and a member of the Group Executive Committee. He has been with Proffice since 2000. Proffice is a specialized flexible staffing company with more than 12,000 employees in the Nordic region, listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange. Prior to joining Proffice, Per held a number of different positions within sales and marketing in the insurance industry. Per graduated with a BA in Business Administration from the Oslo Business School.
  • Michael Blumstein
    Chief Financial Officer, Gerson Lehrman Group Michael Blumstein is Chief Financial Officer of Gerson Lehrman Group. He previously was Morgan Stanley's director of US equity research for four years and a leading insurance and financial services equity analyst for the prior 15 years at Morgan Stanley and First Boston. Early in his career, Mike was a business-financial reporter for The New York Times. Mike received an AB in economics from Brown University and earned an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School. He is a chartered financial analyst.
  • Mark S. Bonchek
    Chief Strategist, Soundbridge Mark is the co-founder and Chief Strategist of Soundbridge, a media and marketing company specializing in executive engagement. Throughout his career, Mark has pursued his passion for combining media, technology and services to create more collaborative relationships between companies and customers, governments and citizens. Prior to co-founding Soundbridge, Mark was co-founder and Managing Director of Tapestry Networks, COO of TomorrowLab @ McKinsey & Company, Director of Research for the Strategos Institute, and a Research Associate at the MIT Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. Mark holds a Ph.D. in Political Economy and Government from Harvard University and an A.B. from Princeton University. Mark is the co-author of the book Analyzing Politics and, most recently, a contributor to The Firm as Collaborative Community. He also serves on the Board of Advisors to The CMO Club and is the author of the blog http://www.EngagingExecutives.com
  • Joseph L. Bower
    Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Joseph L. Bower, Baker Foundation Professor of Business Administration, has been a leader in general management at Harvard Business School for 45 years. The faculty chair of "The Corporate Leader" until this year he served as the founding faculty chair of "The General Management Program," both in Executive Education. An expert on corporate strategy, organization, and leadership, he has devoted much of his teaching and research to challenges confronting corporate leaders in today's rapidly changing hyper-competitive conditions. Presently, he is focusing on corporate value added-the contribution that corporate groups make to their operating divisions, as well as on the management of ceo succession.
  • Jeffrey L. Bradach
    Managing partner and co-founder, Bridgespan Group Jeff Bradach guides the development of the Bridgespan Group, its knowledge strategy, executive search initiative, which seeks to increase the flow of talented leaders into and within the nonprofit sector. In this role he works personally on a variety of nonprofit client and foundation engagements; he also writes, teaches and speaks extensively on topics relating to nonprofit strategy and leadership, business planning, and philanthropy. His most recent article, "Delivering on the Promise of Nonprofits," co-authored with Bridgespan colleagues Tom Tierney and Nan Stone, will appear in the December 2008 issue of the Harvard Business Review. Prior to helping establish Bridgespan, Jeff served for seven years on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where he taught Organizational Behavior topics and worked on the Social Enterprise Initiative. His research focused on the strategy and organization of multi-site enterprises, human resource practices in the new economy, and nonprofit strategy. He began his career at Bain & Company, working as a consultant until he left to pursue advanced degrees. He received his BA from Stanford University, where he was elected Phi Beta Kappa, and his MA in sociology and PhD in organizational behavior from Harvard University.
  • James A. Brennan
    Vice President, Controller, Sony Music Entertainment - US James A. Brennan is Vice President, Controller of Sony Music Entertainment - US. He has been with Sony Music for 20 years in various capacities in the Controller's Group. Sony Music is the second largest distributor of recorded music in the world. Early in his career, Jim held accounting positions at Pandick Inc., Warner Amex Cable Communications Inc. and KPMG LLC. Jim received a BS in Accounting from St. John's University in New York and is a certified public accountant.
  • Patty Brown
    Managing Director, Two Degrees Patty Brown is a Managing Director at Two Degrees, a professional services practice specializing in accounting and finance engagements. Her team of highly skilled Principal Associates provides project-based services and executes client driven plans. Her role is strategic management of the practice, management of engagements, business development, recruiting and supporting Principal Associates. Patty has 17 years of audit, financial management and project management experience with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Fisher Communications, Content Technologies (now Clearswift), Bidpath, Microsoft, Safeco and Washington Mutual. She has served in senior and executive management roles and has experience in managing accounting and finance teams, designing the accounting and finance infrastructure of start up technology companies, implementing Tier I financial systems, acquisitions integration, reporting to Board of Directors and winding down businesses. Patty graduated with a BA degree in Business Administration with an Accounting emphasis from Washington State University.
  • Paul Carr
    Chief Operating Officer, Axiom Paul Carr is the Chief Operating Officer of Axiom, a revolution in the legal industry and one of the nation's fastest growing private companies. Prior to joining Axiom, Paul was the General Manager of American Express's International Insurance Services Business, responsible for over $500 million in premiums across 22 International markets. Under his leadership, he turned the business around to deliver double digit revenue and profit growth. Prior to this role, Paul served as Amex's global head of strategy. Before his tenure at Amex, Paul was a Partner at The Boston Consulting Group working in a number of international offices including South Korea, Australia, France, and the UK. This wasn't a far departure given that this native Australian also spent the beginning of his career working Down Under at Accenture. It was also in Australia, at Melbourne University, that he obtained his MBA and undergraduate degrees. When he's not globetrotting, Paul can be found spending time with his three children.
  • John Chuang
    CEO, Aquent John Chuang is CEO of Aquent. While an undergraduate he founded the business and built it from a small Harvard Square storefront to a $400 million business with 70 offices across 17 countries. John also serves as a board member for Angie's List, New France, CareerSoft, and TalentDrive. John earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and an MBA with honors from Harvard Business School.
  • Hanne de Mora
    Co-Founder, a-connect Hanne de Mora is co-founder of a-connect. She manages and develops clients covering a wide range of industries including consumer goods, professional and financial services. She was formerly a partner with McKinsey & Company. Before that, she worked with Procter & Gamble in brand management for the Scandinavian and French export markets. Hanne serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Sandvik. She holds a MBA from IESE.
  • John Donoghue
    Director for Corporate Development, Gerson Lehrman Group John Donoghue is Director for Corporate Development at Gerson Lehrman Group, headquartered in New York City, where he is responsible for developing commercial relationships with corporations and professional service firms. Prior to his current position, Donoghue served as Managing Director and Chief of Staff of the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston, Massachusetts, where he oversaw day-to-day operations of the 2004 Democratic Convention, a 500 employee, $70 million operation. Donoghue also practiced law at O'Melveny & Myers LLP in Washington, DC in the Litigation and Strategic Counseling Groups. During the Clinton-Gore Administration, Donoghue served as Associate Counsel in the White House Counsel's office advising Vice President Al Gore on legal, legislative and regulatory matters. Donoghue received his B.A. and J.D. from Georgetown University with honors.
  • Robert G. Eccles
    Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Robert G. Eccles is Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School. Dr. Eccles recently rejoined the faculty of the HBS in September of 2007. He first joined the faculty in 1979 and received tenure in 1989. In 1993 he started his own boutique consulting firm that specializes in corporate reporting, corporate governance and managing reputational risk. While at Harvard Business School Dr. Eccles started doing research on corporate reporting, a topic which remains of great interest to him from both a research and policy perspective. He has written two books on this subject, The ValueReporting Revolution: Moving Beyond the Earnings Game (with Robert H. Herz, E. Mary Keegan and David M. H. Phillips) and Building Public Trust: The Future of Corporate Reporting (with Samuel A. DiPiazza Jr.), and is an advisor to the Enhanced Business Reporting Consortium and the World Intellectual Capital Initiative. Dr. Eccles currently teaches the HBS MBA elective "Leading Professional Service Firms," as well as in Executive Education Programs of the same name. His current projects include developing new cases to expand the types of professional service firms being covered in the course (e.g., architecture and engineering firms), to explore some leading-edge opportunities (e.g., alternative business models and the use of technology) and challenges (e.g., governance and reputational risk). He is also developing two new modules for the course on "Managing Clients" and "Innovation." In addition to his course development efforts, Dr. Eccles has launched a major research project with Professor Amy Edmondson of the Harvard Business School on "Realizing Sustainability in the Built Environment: Managerial Implications and Models." Dr. Eccles received an S.B. in Mathematics and an S.B. in Humanities and Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (1973) and an A.M. (1975) and Ph.D. in Sociology (1979) from Harvard University.
  • Liann Eden
    Founding Director, Eden McCallum Liann Eden is a Founding Director of Eden McCallum Limited. Since 2000 she has built a new model management consulting firm that delivers projects via a pool of outstanding independent consultants. Liann works primarily with clients in the retail, consumer goods, leisure and healthcare sectors. She was a consultant and marketing practice specialist with McKinsey & Company. She worked for Unilever in European brand management and for Siemens in Germany in business-to-business marketing. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and a BA from Smith College.
  • Amy C. Edmondson
    Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management and Co-Unit Head of the Technology and Operations Management Unit, Harvard Business School Amy C. Edmondson is the Novartis Professor of Leadership and Management and co-Unit Head of the Technology and Operations Management Unit at Harvard Business School. Edmondson joined the Harvard faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1996. Her research examines leadership influences on learning, collaboration and innovation in teams and organizations. She teaches MBA and Executive Education courses in leadership, service management, and organizational learning, and a doctoral course in field research methods. She is the author of 18 HBS teaching cases and has published over 50 articles in academic journals, management periodicals, and books. Before her academic career, Edmondson was Director of Research at Pecos River Learning Centers, where she worked closely with founder and CEO Larry Wilson. In the early 1980s, she worked as Chief Engineer for architect/inventor Buckminster Fuller, and her book, A Fuller Explanation, clarifies Fuller's mathematical contributions for a non-technical audience. Edmondson received her PhD in organizational behavior, AM in psychology, and AB in engineering and design, all from Harvard University.
  • Laura Empson
    Director, Centre for Professional Service Firms, Cass Business School Professor Laura Empson is Director of the recently established Centre for Professional Service Firms at Cass Business School, City of London. She has spent the last fifteen years of her academic career at Oxford University and London Business School dedicated to researching professionals and professional service firms. Her current research is concerned with leadership dynamics in professional service firms. More generally she is interested in how professionals and the firms they work within respond to and manage change, including new forms of governance, post-merger integration, knowledge management programmes, and processes of organizational identity change. She has published extensively on these topics in leading journals and the publication of her recent book Managing the Modern Law Firm (Oxford University Press, 2007) was hailed by The Times as representing "a seminal moment in the development of management theory in this sector." Prior to becoming an academic she worked for several years as an investment banker and strategy consultant. She has a PhD and an MBA from London Business School.
  • Karen Ferguson
    Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer, Resources Global Professionals Karen Ferguson is Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Resources Global Professionals. As co-founder and first employee, Karen is a key force behind Resources' impressive 12-year growth to its current $840 million in revenues. In her new role as Resources' Chief Strategy Officer, Karen will focus most of her time leading growth initiatives across the Company as well as the development of strategic partnerships and major enterprise-wide programs, including the creation and launch of the Resources Global Charitable Foundation. Throughout the first decade of the company's tremendous growth, Karen helped build and oversee the firm's business model, systems, processes and talent base, as well as manage and enable the Company's growth and profitability. Her tireless commitment to forging partnerships with global enterprises has led to an impressive client roster featuring two-thirds of the Fortune 500 and more than half of the Fortune Global 100. Prior to Resources, Karen was a director with Accounting Solutions. From 1985 to 1994, she served as senior manager of Audit at Deloitte & Touche in San Francisco, specializing in the retail practice. She received her B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1985.
  • Heidi K. Gardner Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Heidi K. Gardner is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration in the Organizational Behavior unit at Harvard Business School. Professor Gardner's research investigates how the use of knowledge in organizations affects outcomes for firms, teams and individuals, with particular emphasis on the use of expertise in professional service firms. One line of her research examines how status dynamics in teams affect members' ability (or willingness) to effectively recognize and use each other's expertise, and the resulting performance implications. Another area of research focuses on knowledge-based innovation. In particular, this work highlights the ways that professional service firms use organizational structure and processes to help generate new knowledge and exploit existing expertise. Professor Gardner won the 2007 INFORMS/Organization Science Dissertation Proposal Competition. She has published or has articles forthcoming in Academy of Management Journal and Journal of Organizational Behavior, as well as chapters in edited volumes focusing on organizational behavior, multinational teams, cross-cultural intelligence and the management of professional service firms. Professor Gardner earned a Masters degree from the London School of Economics and a PhD in Organizational Behavior from London Business School.
  • Sumeet Goel
    Founder and Managing Director, HighPoint Associates Sumeet Goel is the Founder and Managing Director of HighPoint Associates, a strategic advisory firm utilizing a network of over 500 independent professionals. Prior to founding HPA, he was a Co-Founder and the Head of Strategy & Business Development for Digital Media Campus, a seed-stage venture fund and incubator for media, entertainment & technology companies. Prior to this, Sumeet spent several years with McKinsey & Company, in their New York and Los Angeles offices, working with Fortune 500 clients on strategic issues across the media, technology, telecommunications, and financial services sectors. Sumeet earned his BS in Economics from the Wharton School of Business and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • Mindy Geisser
    Vice President of Human Resources, Two Degrees Mindy Geisser is currently the VP of Human Resources for Two Degrees, a professional services firm headquartered in Seattle, Washington that specializes in the areas of business and technology consulting. She leads a team of HR professionals that support approximately 1,000 employees in nine different offices around the country. Mindy has 20 years of human resources experience with companies such as Pillsbury, Ingersoll-Rand, Amazon.com and Philips Medical Systems. She has held senior HR leadership roles supporting manufacturing, corporate shared services functions, merger and acquisition activities, start-up technology organizations and professional service firms. Mindy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and French from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and a Master of Arts degrees in Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota.
  • Elisabeth Glas
    Talent Partner, a-connect Elisabeth Glas is Talent Partner at a-connect. She manages and develops clients with a focus on healthcare and financial services. She is also responsible for expanding the talent pool in the US. Prior to a-connect, Elisabeth was with the Boston Consulting Group in Zurich. Elisabeth holds a master degree in History and Political Science from the Universities of Zurich and Bonn.
  • John Griffen
    Managing Director, Allen & Company LLC John Griffen is a Managing Director at Allen & Company LLC. He spearheads the firm's private equity activities and manages its Private Placement business. In that capacity, Mr. Griffen is responsible for identifying interesting investment and capital raising opportunities with emerging private companies, as well as executing private financings on behalf of the firm's clients. In addition, he has helped drive the firm's efforts in the B2B information services industry, working with companies such as Corporate Executive Board, TechTarget, Targus Information, and Payscale. Before joining Allen & Company, Mr. Griffen was a Managing Director with Bankers Trust in London. He was also a Managing Director of the G7 Group, a financial advisory and publishing firm providing forecasts of global capital markets for leading financial institutions, where he headed the Washington DC office and oversaw the firm's forecasts and daily operations. Mr. Griffen has also held several economic policymaking jobs in Washington, DC with the House Ways and Means Committee, House Budget Committee, and Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Griffen received his undergraduate degree from Haverford College, his MPA from Princeton University, and his MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
  • Iain Grant
    Vice President of Client Services, Lithium Technologies Iain Grant is currently Vice President of Client Services at Lithium Technologies - the leading on-demand enterprise social media provider for deploying and managing successful customer communities (forums, blogs, chat, ideas, etc.) to SMB's and large enterprises such as AT&T, Sony, HP, Intel, PayPal, and RIM. With over 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Grant has an outstanding track record for building successful, client-focused organizations based on a deep knowledge of CRM, ERP, and collaboration systems. At SaaS-leader Salesforce.com, he was responsible for all enterprise customers in the Western United States, and for deployments of Salesforce's Online Community Application (Ideas). Prior to his tenure at Salesforce.com, Mr. Grant served as the Global Practice Director for Unisys, where he built and managed the Microsoft Dynamics practice, including CRM offerings. He has also held senior leadership positions at Versata, IBM, and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
  • Yair Grindlinger
    Co-Founder and CEO, SupportSpace Yair Grindlinger is Co-Founder and CEO of SupportSpace, a company that provides a SaaS platform and a virtual workforce of certified experts who deliver consistent, managed online tech services to vendors and retail users. Prior to founding SupportSpace, Yair was CEO of PortAuthority Technologies (Vidius), acquired by WebSense (NASDAQ: WBSN). Before, as a Fund Manager at STIVentures Yair led the software, security, and Internet investments. Before, as a key member of the Security-7 management team, Yair built and managed the international sales and marketing operations until it was acquired by Computer Associates, Inc. (NYSE:CA). Yair is a reserve Captain in the Israeli Defense Force Technology Division.
  • Alec Guettel
    Co-founder, Axiom Alec Guettel co-founded Axiom in 2000 along with Mark Harris. Since that time he has taken on a leading role in all areas of the company, most recently relocating to London to open Axiom's first international, office. And entrepreneurship is no new thing to Alec. Prior to Axiom, he co-founded Solo Energy Corporation, an alternative energy start-up, where he served as CFO. He has also served as a strategic consultant for, and investor in, Nixon, Inc. (sold to Billabong in 2005) and a founder & development director of Student Environmental Action Coalition which, under his reign, became the nations' largest network of student advocacy groups (over 1,500 college campuses with affiliates in 40 countries). Concurrent to his position at Axiom, Alec serves on the Board of Directors for the Rodgers and Hammerstein Organization. Alec received him MBA from Stanford and his BA from the University of North Carolina.
  • Hank Halter
    Senior VP and CFO, Delta Airlines Hank Halter is senior vice president & Chief Financial Officer for Delta Air Lines at its world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. As CFO, Hank is responsible for the finance and planning of Delta's $35 billion operation. In particular, he oversees the treasury, tax, risk management, accounting and reporting, financial planning and analysis, fleet strategy, and investor relations for the airline. He also directs development of annual and long-range business plans and works closely with operating units to ensure financial performance objectives are achieved. Hank holds a masters degree in business administration from Duke University in Durham, North Carolina and a bachelor of science in accountancy from Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania, where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a certified public accountant.
  • Mark Harris
    CEO, Axiom Mark Harris, CEO of Axiom, was a 29-year-old associate with a typical white-shoe New York law firm when he came up with the idea for Axiom. He hoped to create an entirely new kind of firm that liberated great lawyers from the traditional law firm system and gave clients a more efficient alternative to the mahogany-paneled offices and "partnership pyramid" they'd been bankrolling. Headquartered in New York, with offices in San Francisco and London (Chicago is opening in Fall '08), that idea has grown into a firm of over 300 people. Mark has since been featured in the Wall Street Journal, National Law Journal, and Forbes, and in 2006 he won Ernst & Young's Entrepreneur of the Year award. Before Davis, Polk and Wardwell, Mark clerked for the Honorable Joseph T. Sneed, Senior Judge to the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. He received his JD from the University of Texas School of Law.
  • Linda A. Hill
    Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration, Faculty Chair, Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business School Linda A. Hill is Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration at HBS and faculty chair of the HBS Leadership Initiative. She is a former chair of the Organizational Behavior area. Professor Hill's research, consulting, and executive education activities have been in the areas of managing change, managing cross-organizational relationships, globalization, career management, and leadership development. Her work is currently focused on two major areas of inquiry: leadership in emerging markets, and leadership as collective genius which encompasses the interrelationship of leadership, creativity, and agility. She is the author of Becoming a Manager: How New Managers Master the Challenges of Leadership and of two e-College course modules, Managing Your Career and Managing Teams, as well as multimedia management development programs. Dr. Hill holds an AB in psychology from Bryn Mawr College and earned her MA in Educational Psychology and PhD in Behavioral Sciences at the University of Chicago.
  • Marco Iansiti
    David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, Technology and Operations Management Unit, Harvard Business School Marco Iansiti is David Sarnoff Professor of Business Administration, is a faculty member in the Technology and Operations Management Unit. His research has focused on technological innovation, product development, entrepreneurship, and operations-specifically the drivers of productivity, flexibility, and adaptation in organizations. His latest research studies innovation and operations in networks of organizations, examining the strategy and innovation processes of key organizations. He is the author or coauthor of more than 50 articles, papers, book chapters, cases, and notes, including "The Ecology of Strategy" (with R. Levien), which was published in the Harvard Business Review, in March 2004. His latest book The Keystone Advantage: What the New Dynamics of Business Ecosystems Mean for Strategy, Innovation, and Sustainability (also with R. Levien) was published in August 2004 by HBS Press and was selected as one of the 10 best business books of the year by Strategy and Business. Professor Iansiti has advised a variety of Fortune 500 firms and is a member of the board of directors of Keystone Strategy Inc., a consulting firm he co-founded and of Eurizon Financial Group, a European Asset Financial Services Firm with more than $300 billion in assets under management.
  • Stephanie Khurana
    Founder and Managing Director, Higher Aims, LLC Stephanie Khurana is Founder and Managing Director of Higher Aims, LLC, a boutique firm created to allow top-tier, high caliber MBA's the opportunity to work flexibly with corporate clients on strategic and operational initiatives. Clients range from early stage to established organizations in healthcare, higher education and technology. Stephanie is an entrepreneur and business leader whose experience involves co-founding and building several technology service companies, including Cambridge Technology Partners and Surebridge. She focuses on creating new industry paradigms for service solutions and providing intellectual leadership to create value for companies through innovative business model and human capital strategies. Ms. Khurana received a B.S. from Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and an M.P.P. from the Kennedy School of Government. She is married with three children.
  • Marcel Kucher
    Talent Partner and CFO, a-connect Marcel Kucher is Talent Partner at a-connect and also serves as its CFO. He manages and develops clients in the financial services, telecommunications and bioscience industries and helps expanding the talent pool in Europe. Prior to a-connect, Marcel held positions with McKinsey & Company, Credit Suisse and Dresdner Bank. He holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Zurich and the London School of Economics.
  • Huseyin Leblebici
    Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign Huseyin Leblebici is Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Head of the Department of Business Administration at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He received his MBA and Ph.D. in organizational behavior from University of Illinois. His research interests are in sociology of economic transactions, organizational design, and inter-organizational relations within the context of professional service firms. He is currently working on the growth strategies of corporate law firms in the U.S. He has served on the editorial boards of Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Journal of Management and Governance, and Organization Studies.
  • Rajiv Lal
    Stanley Roth Sr. Professor of Retailing, Harvard Business School Rajiv Lal is the Stanley Roth Sr. Professor of Retailing at Harvard Business School where he supervises the retailing curriculum and has served as the course head for Marketing, required study in the first year of the MBA program. Professor Lal also teaches in several Executive Education programs including General Management Program, and co-chairs the Senior Executive Seminar for Retailers and Suppliers and the program on Building and Leading a Customer Centric Organization.
  • Barry Libert
    Chairman, Mzinga Barry Libert is the Chairman of Mzinga. In this role he uses more than 25 years of executive and company leadership experience to help enterprises understand the importance of social media to solve business needs. He is the founder of one Mzinga's predecessor companies, Shared Insights, and the co-author of the critically acclaimed book, "We Are Smarter Than Me." Mr. Libert is committed to promoting his vision of socially enabled enterprises and promoting awareness of how businesses can profit from the wisdom of crowds. Mr Libert is an acclaimed public speaker and has been published in Newsweek, SmartMoney, The Wall Street Journal, and the New York Times.
  • René Limacher
    Talent Partner, a-connect René Limacher is Talent Partner at a-connect and runs the Boston office. He manages and develops clients with a focus on financial services, high tech and telecom industries. He is also responsible for expanding our talent pool in the US. Before joining a-connect he was CFO of two US software and technology companies. René was previously with McKinsey & Company in Zurich and Washington DC, and holds a MBA from Wharton and a bachelor degree from the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.
  • Jay W. Lorsch
    Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations, Harvard Business School Jay W. Lorsch is Louis Kirstein Professor of Human Relations at Harvard Business School. He has chaired the Organizational Behavior unit and the Doctoral Programs, and as a senior associate dean served as chair of the Executive Education Programs and as a director of research. He currently chairs the HBS Global Corporate Governance Initiative. His research encompasses examination of how corporate governance is conducted in both industrialized and developing economies, and on how and why the Compensation Committees of Boards of Directors of large publicly owned corporations set the compensation plans for their CEOs. He also studies leadership of professional service firms. His most recent books are Back to the Drawing Board: Designing Boards for a Complex World and Aligning the Stars: How to Succeed When Professionals Drive Results. He is a graduate of Antioch College and holds an M.S. in Business from Columbia University and a Doctor of Business Administration from Harvard Business School.
  • Sherry A. Manetta
    Director of Consulting, Conning & Company Sherry Manetta is Director of Consulting at Conning & Company, an asset management, research and consulting firm serving the insurance industry, and Managing Director of Glenwood Strategies LLC, a boutique consulting firm serving the insurance and nonprofit industries. She was previously in CFO, COO and CIO positions at Aetna and The Phoenix Companies, CEO of a start-up Medicaid managed care company and Partner in Ernst & Young's insurance practice. She has an MBA from Indiana University, a BS in Mathematics from Misericordia University and is a CPA. Sherry serves on the Boards of several social services and educational nonprofit organizations.
  • Tony Mayo
    Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Fellow, Director, Leadership Initiative, Harvard Business School Tony Mayo is the Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Fellow at Harvard Business School and director of the HBS Leadership Initiative, an interdisciplinary center that strives to serve as a catalyst for cutting-edge leadership research and course development. He oversees comprehensive research projects on emerging, global, and legacy leadership and manages a number of executive education programs on leadership development. He is the co-author of In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century and Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership. These books were derived from the development of the Great American Business Leaders database which Mayo and Professor Nitin Nohria created for the Leadership Initiative. He previously held senior general management positions in the field of strategic database marketing services and served as director of MBA Program Administration at Harvard Business School. He is a graduate of Boston College and Harvard Business School.
  • Dena McCallum
    Founding Director, Eden McCallum Dena McCallum is a Founding Director of Eden McCallum Limited. Since 2000 she has built a new model management consulting firm that delivers projects via a pool of outstanding independent consultants. Dena was an International Vice President and Director of Planning and Strategy for Condé Nast. Before that, she was a consultant at McKinsey & Company and co-led the global CRM practice. She holds an MBA from INSEAD and an MPA from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
  • Jody Miller
    Founder, Chairwoman and CEO, Business Talent Group Jody Miller is founder, chairwoman, and CEO of the Business Talent Group, a new company delivering top-tier independent business talent in 5 days for consulting, project-based and interim executive assignments. She has served in senior roles in business, government, media, law, and the non-profit world. From 2000 to 2006 Miller was a Venture Partner with Maveron LLC, the Seattle-based venture capital firm. Ms. Miller was previously executive vice president and later acting president and COO of Americast, the digital television and interactive services partnership of The Walt Disney Company, SBC, Bell South, Ameritech, and other regional telephone companies. Miller also served in the White House as Special Assistant to President Bill Clinton, where she was Deputy to David Gergen, Counselor to the President. Earlier in her career she helped launch a successful documentary television division for Time-Life Television; established a Lehman Brothers' investment banking office in South Carolina; was selected as a White House Fellow and served in the Department of the Treasury under President George H. W. Bush; and served as Legal Counsel to South Carolina Governor Richard Riley. Ms. Miller began her career as a lawyer at Cravath, Swaine and Moore in New York. Ms. Miller serves on the board of directors of TRW (NYSE) and Capella Education Company (Nasdaq), a leading online university. Ms. Miller is also a co-founder and Board member of The National Campaign (formerly The National Campaign to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy). She has written (with her husband Matt Miller) the November 2005 cover story for Fortune, "Get a Life!" about the relationship between companies and senior business talent and an April 2004 New York Times Magazine article about the need for better health care solutions for independent consultants. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan and a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was Order of the Coif and winner of the Lile Moot Court competition. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter.
  • Margaret Molloy
    Vice President, Marketing, Gerson Lehrman Group Margaret Molloy is Vice President of Marketing at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG). Margaret joined GLG in 2006 from Avistar Communications where, as Managing Director, she spearheaded user adoption of technology. For six years earlier, she served Siebel Systems (acquired by Oracle in 2006). Her roles there included Senior Director of Field Marketing & Customer References; Director of Customer Strategy focusing on business cases and ROI analysis; and Senior Product Line Manager launching Siebel's CRM software in the Media vertical market. Earlier in her career, Margaret served Telecom Ireland (Eircom) as Vice President of Marketing, promoting Ireland as a business destination for U.S. companies. She holds a BA in European Business from the University of Ulster (Ireland) and the Universidad de Valladolid (Spain). Margaret earned an MBA from Harvard Business School.
  • Ashish Nanda
    Robert Braucher Professor of Practice, Research Director, The Program on the Legal Profession, Faculty Chair, Executive Education, Harvard Law School Ashish Nanda is Robert Braucher Professor of Practice, Faculty Director of Executive Education, and Research Director at the Program on the Legal Profession at Harvard Law School. He teaches "Professional Services" in the JD program, is faculty director of Harvard Law School (HLS) Executive Education, and teaches in Harvard Business School (HBS) executive education courses. Before joining Harvard Law School, Nanda was an HBS faculty member for 13 years, where he taught "Professional Services" in the MBA program and "Leading Professional Service Firms" in the executive education program. Nanda has a PhD in business economics (Harvard University), AM in Economics (Harvard University), PGDM in management (Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad), and B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering (Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi). Before coming to Harvard for his PhD, he worked for five years with the Tata group of companies as Tata Administrative Services officer. A recipient of the Henry B. Arthur Fellowship, the Center in Ethics and the Professions Fellowship, the President of India Gold Medal (twice), and the IIM Director's Gold Medal, he has published several case studies and Harvard Business Review articles and is a coauthor (with Tom DeLong) of Professional Services: Cases & Text. Nanda has advised professional service organizations on issues spanning strategic planning, developing organizational strategy, reviewing governance systems, analyzing compensation systems, reviewing specific organizational practices, and designing and delivering leadership programs.
  • Das Narayandas
    James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Das Narayandas is the James J. Hill Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School and is the Chair of the Program for Leadership Development at HBS. Previously, Das was course head of the required first-year Marketing course and the Business Marketing Elective in the MBA program. Das's background includes over six years of management experience in sales and marketing for various multinational firms that involved field sales and salesforce management, new product development, alliance formation, and marketing communications. Das has co-authored two books and his articles have appeared in publications that include Harvard Business Review, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Service Research, Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing Research, and Sloan Management Review. Das's current research interests focus on business-to-business marketing and management of customer relationships. His academic credentials include a Bachelor of Technology degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, and a Ph.D. in Management from Purdue University.
  • Nitin Nohria
    Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School Nitin Nohria is Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His research centers on leadership and corporate transformation. He is the co-author of more than ten books, including, most recently, Paths to Power: How Insiders and Outsiders Shaped American Business Leadership and the companion volume, In Their Time: The Greatest Business Leaders of the 20th Century. In What Really Works: The 4+2 Formula for Sustained Business Success, Nohria presents a systematic large-scale study of management practices that truly differentiate business winners. In other books, he has examined the four basic drives that shape human motivation and choice and the ways in which passions shape our organizational culture as well as our social and individual lives. He has also studied the management of change and the role of information technology in transforming organizations. Professor Nohria teaches courses across Harvard Business School's MBA, Ph.D., and Executive Education programs and has served as a visiting faculty member at the London Business School. He received his Ph.D. in Management from the MIT Sloan School of Management and a B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
  • Michael Boyer O'Leary
    Assistant Professor, Boston College Michael Boyer O'Leary is an Assistant Professor at Boston College's School of Management. He received his BA (Public Policy) from Duke University and his PhD (Organization Studies) from the MIT Sloan School of Management. His research focuses on teams (especially geographically dispersed ones), technology, and the changing contexts of 21st century work. His recent work has been published in Organization Science, MIS Quarterly, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and Organization Studies. Earlier in his career, Michael was a management consultant (Coopers & Lybrand) and a policy analyst.
  • Steve Pang
    Managing Director, New Pacific Consulting Steve Pang is Managing Director for New Pacific Consulting and is an independent agriculture and healthcare consultant and financial adviser. Steve was previously an associate with McKinsey & Co. and a project adviser with Booz & Co. Steve was also head of business development for Novartis Consumer Health in Asia, director of business development for Disney in various roles, and the same for Lam Soon, an Asia food and packaging company. In addition to his consulting responsibilities, Steve is also an entrepreneur, having founded a behavior targeting online advertising network in China, and founding a mobile payment and an agriculture biotech startup in China. Steve received a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Southern California and earned an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
  • Leslie Perlow
    Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership in Organizational Behavior, Harvard Business School Leslie Perlow is Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership in the Organizational Behavior area at Harvard Business School. She teaches Leadership and Organizational Behavior in the MBA program and runs a seminar on qualitative, inductive research. Her research focuses on the micro-dynamics of work. An ethnographer, she documents individuals' work practices and the implications for organizational productivity and individuals' careers and family life. Through her work she identifies ways organizations can change their practices to benefit both the organization's productivity and the individual's personal lives. She engages with organizations trying to make these changes and studies the change process itself. She received her BA in Economics from Princeton University and her Ph.D. in Organization Studies from MIT.
  • Julia Prats
    Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship Department, IESE Mª Julia Prats is an assistant professor in the department of Entrepreneurship at IESE Business School. Professor Prats's primary area of interest is the entrepreneurial process which includes the identification, evaluation and implementation of opportunities in any context. Central in this work is developing strategies and systems that help firms achieve profitable growth. Her second work stream focuses on understanding the key factors for building and managing Professional Service Firms. Over the years she had the opportunity to develop both areas of interest through teaching, research projects and consulting work. Mª Julia Prats is Doctor of Business Administration by Harvard University, Master of Business Administration by IESE Business School, and holds a Degree in Industrial Engineering from Polytechnic University of Catalunya. She has taught at Wharton Business School, IPADE (México), INALDE (Colombia), and AESE (Portugal).
  • Lisa Rohrer
    Research Fellow - Case Development and Distribution, Harvard Law School Lisa Rohrer is a Research Fellow in Case Development and Distribution at Harvard Law School, where she is writing a series of case studies on professional service firms. Before coming to HLS, Lisa was the President of Sterling Research Group, where she worked with clients in a variety of industries to design, implement and interpret customer and employee satisfaction studies. Lisa received her Ph.D. in organizational behavior from HBS and wrote her dissertation on the effects of law firm mergers on the careers of partners and associates. Lisa also earned an A.M. in sociology from Harvard and a B.A. in psychology from Wellesley College.
  • Tony Rojas
    President, Two Degrees Tony Rojas is the President of Two Degrees, LLC, the parent company for Slalom Consulting (business and technology consulting) and Two Degrees (accounting and finance professional services). His responsibilities range from strategic to tactical, and include oversight of the company's marketing, IT, finance & accounting, legal, human resources and operations departments. With offices in nine cities across the U.S., the company currently employs 950 professionals and staff. Tony formerly served as President and Co-CEO of Corbis, the second largest visual solutions provider in the world founded by Bill Gates. He led a workforce of more than 1,000 employees with offices in the U.S., Europe, and Asia. Tony began his career as a Certified Public Accountant with the international firm of Deloitte & Touche. He currently serves on the Washington State University Foundation Board of Governors and various committees. Tony received a BA in Business Administration from Washington State University.
  • Wendy Rose
    Managing Director, Resources Global Professionals Wendy has spent the last five years with Resources in her role as Managing Director of the Princeton practice and as Global Account Leader for Tyco International, one of the Company's largest client relationships. Prior to joining Resources, Wendy spent five years as a partner with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and a total of 18 years with both Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand. Wendy is a CPA and holds both a BBA and an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. She has served on several non-profit Boards including in the capacity of Treasurer and Board Chair.
  • Sandi Rubin
    Practice Director, Two Degrees Sandi Rubin is a Practice Director at Two Degrees, a professional services practice specializing in accounting and finance engagements. She is a key leader in the Chicago practice where she is instrumental in driving growth not only through business development, but also by leading client engagements and managing our Principal Associates. Sandi has 20 years of finance, accounting, sales/marketing, customer service and supply chain management, coupled with vast experience in system implementations and project management. Her industry and client experience has been in CPG, MFG, and Insurance with Sara Lee, Rand McNally, Ameritech, Aon, Kemper Insurance, Moore Business Forms (now R.R. Donnelley), USG, Solo Cup, and EMD. Throughout her career, she has served in senior and executive roles in managing various functional and technical teams. Sandi graduated with a B.S. in Accounting, with an emphasis in Finance.
  • Alexander Saint-Amand
    President and CEO, Gerson Lehrman Group Alexander Saint-Amand is Chief Executive Officer at Gerson Lehrman Group. Before joining GLG at its inception, he worked for Bloomberg LP in New York and Frankfurt. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Virginia.
  • Edgar H. Schein
    Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management From 1968 to 1971 Edgar H. Schein was the Undergraduate Planning Professor for MIT, and in 1972 he became the Chairman of the Organization Studies Group of the MIT Sloan School, a position he held until 1982. He was honored in 1978 when he was named the Sloan Fellows Professor of Management, a Chair he held until 1990. Schein has been a prolific researcher, writer, teacher and consultant. Besides his numerous articles in professional journals he has authored fourteen books including Organizational Psychology (3d edit., 1980), Career Dynamics (1978), Organizational Culture and Leadership (1985, 1992, 2004), and Process Consultation Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 (1969, 1987, 1988), Process Consultation Revisited (1999), and a revision of his best selling Career Anchors (2004) which has been widely used in career counseling and coaching. His most recent publication is Helping: How to Offer, Give and Receive Help (2009). His consultation focuses on organizational culture, organization development, process consultation, and career dynamics, and among his past and current clients are major corporations both in the U.S. and overseas such as Digital Equipment Corporation, Ciba-Geigy, Apple, Citibank, General Foods, Procter & Gamble, ICI, Saab Combitech, Steinbergs, Alcoa, Motorola, Hewlett-Packard, Exxon, Shell, AMOCO, British Petroleum, Con Edison, the Economic Development Board of Singapore, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (on the subject of "safety culture"). At the present he serves on the Boards of Mass. Audubon, Boston Baroque and Cambridge at Home. Ed Schein was educated at the University of Chicago, at Stanford University where he received a Masters Degree in Psychology in 1949, and at Harvard University where he received his Ph.D. in social psychology in 1952.
  • David Simms
    Partner (Bridgespan)& Head (Bridgestar), Bridgespan & Bridgestar David Simms is a partner of The Bridgespan Group, a nonprofit spin off from Bain & Company, and is the Head of Bridgestar. Bridgestar's mission is to increase the flow of passionate and highly skilled senior leaders into and within nonprofit organizations. David joined the Bridgespan Group from MBNA America where he was a Senior Executive V.P. responsible for growing new businesses. In 1988, he did his first "bridge" out of the private sector when he was selected as a White House Fellow. Subsequently, he became CEO/COO of the Red Cross Blood Services Region in Washington/Baltimore. David began his professional career at Bain & Company. David has served on the Board of Opportunity International, a leading faith-based microfinance organization, for almost twenty five years. He holds an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a J.D. from Harvard Law School. As an undergraduate, he earned a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School at the University Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Applied Science. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.
  • Suzanne Stanton
    Regional Managing Director, Resources Global Professionals Suzanne Stanton is Resources Global Professionals' Regional Managing Director of the Southeastern United States. In this role, Suzi is responsible for developing market strategy, overseeing office management, expanding geographical presence and new business opportunities. Suzi joined the firm in 1997 as Managing Director of the Washington, D.C. office, the Company's 10th office and its first East Coast presence. During her tenure at Resources, Suzi has served in lead client service roles in a variety of industries, including some of the Company's largest clients. Prior to joining Resources, Suzi spent 13 years in the audit practice of Deloitte & Touche, where she worked with clients primarily in the real estate and public sector industries. She graduated from the University of Virginia in 1983 and holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce, Accounting Concentration.
  • Gary Swart
    CEO, oDesk Gary Swart is the CEO of oDesk, a staffing marketplace and management platform enabling companies to hire, manage, and pay world class technical talent at globally competitive rates. Prior to oDesk Gary was a Business Unit Executive at IBM - Rational Software where he held a number of senior management positions including, Western Field Operations, Americas Medium Business Leader, Area and District Manager, and Director of Telesales. Prior to Rational he held a number of sales, management, and leadership positions with Pure and Pure Atria. Gary holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business from the University of Maryland.
  • Spela Trefalt
    Assistant Professor, Simmons School of Management Spela Trefalt is an Assistant Professor at Simmons School of Management, where she teaches courses in organizational behavior and leading organizational change to MBAs and executives. Her research focuses on the issues professionals face in managing their work and non-work demands. She is particularly interested in the role relationships at work play in this process. In her current work she is exploring how professionals can develop relationships that enable them to effectively manage their competing demands without compromising their careers. Spela is an affiliate of the Center for Gender in Organizations at the Simmons School of Management and of the Berger Institute for Work, Family, and Children at the Claremont McKenna College. Prior to her academic career, Trefalt spent six years as a human resources manager and consultant, and eight years working in the media in her native Slovenia. She earned her B.A. in Law from Ljubljana University, her M.B.A. from the University of Kansas, and her D.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
  • Lars Vänelid
    Manager, IBM Lars Vänelid is Manager of Embedded products, System & Technology Group, Nordic, IBM Svenska AB. He previously was Client Executive and Strategy consultant working with Public Sector and Communication companies where IBM has outsourcing relationships or developing new business. Before joining IBM in 2001, Lars was CEO of a startup company, Executive Project Director and Sales and Marketing Director of Telia AB in Sweden. Lars also has 20+ years in the financial industry working as Director in the capital market all over Europe. Lars has an MBA from Stockholm School of Economics where he studied topics such as High Performance Management at INSEAD. Lars has also been a lecturer in Europe on the subject of how to use projects as a method for business and organizational change.
  • Amelia Warren Tyagi
    Co-Founder and COO, Business Talent Group Amelia Warren Tyagi, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of the Business Talent Group, has been a management consultant and entrepreneur, and is a nationally recognized writer. Ms. Tyagi co-founded HealthAllies, a venture capital-backed health benefits firm which was later acquired by United Health Group, the 2nd largest health insurer in the US. She has completed numerous consulting engagements, first as an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company and later as an independent consultant. She is the co-author of two best-selling books, The Two-Income Trap and All Your Worth. She has written for Time, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, and other publications on a variety of topics including the US economy, health care, and women and work. She is a regular commentator for the nationally syndicated radio show Marketplace. Ms. Tyagi serves on the board of Demos, a prominent progressive think tank. Ms. Tyagi graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude from Brown University, and holds an MBA from the Wharton School.
  • Ann Webster
    President - North America, Aquent Ann Webster is President of Aquent's North America Staffing business. For eighteen years, Ann has been successful in increasingly broad management roles at Aquent, while adding value across the organization by working closely with headquarters departments and managing the Learning Services organization. Ann has also overseen two multi-million dollar acquisitions and she has launched new services, brands and locations. Ann has consistently combined strong financial results with relentless holism. She received a BS in communications from Northern Arizona University.
  • Sharon Wienbar
    Managing Director, Scale Venture Partners Sharon Wienbar is Managing Director of Scale Venture Partners. She invests in mobile, internet, and enterprise software companies at Scale Venture Partners, which she joined in 2001. Sharon sits on the Boards of Biz360, Facetime Communications, Glu Mobile, MerchantCircle, PlayPhone, Reply!com and Waterfront Media. Prior to Scale VP, Sharon spent 15 years at Critical Path, Amplitude Software, Adobe Systems and Bain & Company. Among her varied responsibilities, she directed marketing strategies and operations, integrated product and service businesses following acquisitions, managed the application of technology to Pacific Rim and European markets, and negotiated complex intellectual property licenses. Sharon holds a BA and MA in Engineering from Harvard University, and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Sharon also serves on the Board of Directors of the non-profit Myelin Repair Foundation and on Microsoft's Venture Advisory Committee.
  • Jodi Weintraub
    Managing Director, Resources Global Professionals Jodi Weintraub is a Managing Director at Resources Global Professionals, and has responsibility for market strategy and growth of the Atlanta practice. She has been with Resources for six years. Prior to joining the firm, she was the Vice President of HR at Rock-Tenn, an F1000 manufacturing company headquartered in Atlanta. She has previously held the positions of SVP Worldwide HR at iXL, an internet strategy firm and Director of HR at BellSouth.net and the 1996 Atlanta Paralympic Games. Jodi started her career at Deloitte in Atlanta. She has a Master's degree in Business from the University of Georgia and an undergraduate degree from Stetson University.
  • David Wilkins
    Professor of Legal Ethics, Faculty Director, Program on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry, Harvard Law School Professor Wilkins is the Lester Kissel Professor of Legal Ethics and Faculty Director of the Program on the Legal Profession and the Center for Lawyers and the Professional Services Industry at Harvard Law School. He is also a Senior Research Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a Faculty Associate of the Harvard University Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. Professor Wilkins has written over 60 articles on the legal profession in leading scholarly journals and the popular press and is the co-author (along with his Harvard Law School colleague Andrew Kaufman) of one of the leading casebooks in the field. His current scholarly projects on the profession include After the JD, a ten-year nationwide longitudinal study of lawyers' careers, a quantitative and qualitative examination of how corporations purchase legal services, an empirical project on the development of "ethical infrastructure" in large law firms based on a series of focus groups with leading practitioners and regulators, and over 200 in-depth interviews in connection with a forthcoming Oxford University Press book on the development of the black corporate bar. Professor Wilkins also teaches several courses on lawyers and other related professionals, including the country's only four credit course on the Legal Profession, a course entitled "Professional Service Firms in the Twenty First Century," seminars on The Future of the Large Law Firm and Cause Lawyers, and an introductory lecture for all first year students on the legal profession and careers. Professor Wilkins also teaches in the law school's Executive Education program, including courses on Leadership in Law Firms and Leadership in Corporate Counsel, and is a frequent speaker at academic conferences, law firms and other professional service organizations, and bar groups both in the United States and around the world.