Participants

Faculty Co-Chairs
Boris Groysberg is an Associate Professor of Business Administration.
Linda A. Hill is the Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration.
  • Robert Barbera
    Executive Vice President and Chief Economist
    ITG Inc.
    Fellow in Economics
    Johns Hopkins University Robert Barbera is executive vice president and chief economist at Investment Technology Group, Inc. (ITG), a specialized agency brokerage and technology firm. He is responsible for ITG's global economic and financial market forecasts. Dr. Barbera has spent the last twenty-six years as a Wall Street economist. Dr. Barbera is also a Fellow in the Economics Department of Johns Hopkins University teaching applied macroeconomics. Early in his career, Dr. Barbera served as a staff economist for U.S. Senator Paul Tsongas and as an economist for the Congressional Budget Office. He earned both his B.A. and Ph.D. from The Johns Hopkins University.
  • James Baron
    William S. Beinecke Professor of Management
    Yale School of Management
    Professor of Sociology
    Yale University James Baron is William S. Beinecke Professor of Management and Professor of Sociology at Yale. His research interests include human resources; organizational design and behavior; social stratification and inequality; work, labor markets, and careers; economic sociology; and entrepreneurial companies. Before coming to the School of Management in 2006, he taught at Stanford's Graduate School of Business where he taught the MBA core course, Human Resource Management. He was co-director of the Stanford Project on Emerging Companies (SPEC), a large-scale longitudinal study of the organizational design, human resource management practices, and financial and non-financial performance measures of entrepreneurial firms in Silicon Valley.
  • Richard Beatty
    Director, Master in Human Resource Leadership Program
    Professor Human Resource Management
    School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University Richard Beatty is a professor at the Rutgers University School of Management and Labor Relations and director of the Master in Human Resource Leadership Program. His research focuses on performance measurement, compensation, and human resource strategy. He has published numerous books and articles and is the past-president of the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation, associate editor of Human Resource Management, and served on the editorial board of the Academy of Management Review and Human Resource Planning. He holds a BA in Biology from Hanover College, an MBA from Emory University, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Psychology, Social Psychology, and Organizational Behavior from Washington University.
  • Chris Beiswenger
    COO HCL Axon
    HCL Technologies
  • John Boudreau
    Professor

    Director, Center for Effective Organizations
    USC Marshall John Boudreau is a professor and director of the Center for Effective Organizations at the University of Southern California, Marshall. He consults and conducts executive development with companies worldwide that seek to maximize their employees' effectiveness by quantifying the strategic bottom-line impact of superior people and human capital strategies. He works with a diverse range of organizations including, as early-stage startups, to non-profit organizations, to large multinational corporations, He was an architect and the first Visiting Director of Sun Microsystems' unique Research and Development Laboratory for Human Capital. Boudreau also founded the Central Europe Human Resource Education Initiative, which links American HR professionals and academic researchers with faculty and students in the Czech and Slovak Republics. A strong proponent of corporate/academic partnerships, Dr. Boudreau has directed the Center for Advanced Human Resource Studies (CAHRS) at Cornell, which partners executives from America's top corporations with university researchers and students to explore leading-edge HR issues. He holds a BBA from New Mexico State University and an MSIA and PhD from Purdue University.
  • Greg Brandeau
    Senior Vice President of Technology
    Pixar Animation Studios Greg Brandeau is senior vice president of Technology at Pixar Animation Studios, where he is responsible for providing, maintaining and continually adapting the systems and technology - the "digital pens and pencils" - that allow the studio's artists to bring the directors' visions to the screen as quickly and easily as possible. His team also furnishes the technological infrastructure that enables Pixar employees to excel. Brandeau left Pixar between 2001 and 2004 to broaden his expertise within other areas of technology, serving as chief information officer for the biotechnology startup, Perlegen Sciences. Earlier in his career he held a variety of senior level positions in Silicon Valley, including director of Operations at NeXT and director of Software Engineering at Mountain Network Solutions. He earned Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in electrical engineering from MIT. After serving in the U.S. Air Force, he continued his education at The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University, where he received a MBA.
  • Wayne Brockbank
    Clinical Professor of Business
    Director, Center for Strategic HR Leadership
    Ross School of Business
    University of Michigan Wayne Brockbank is a Clinical Professor of Business at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business, where is the faculty director of the Strategic Human Resource Planning Program, and co-director of the Advanced Human Resource Executive Program. He also serves as director of HR executive programs in Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and United Arab Emirates. His research and consulting focus on linkages between human resource practices and business strategy, creating high performance corporate cultures, and HR competencies that differentiate performance. He completed his Ph.D. at UCLA and received his BA and MA in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University.
  • Joel Brockner
    Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business
    Chair of Management Division
    Columbia Business School Joel Brockner is Phillip Hettleman Professor of Business and chair of the Management division at Columbia Business School. His work has focused on the effects of organizational downsizing on the productivity and morale of the "survivors," management of organizational change, self processes in organizations and managerial judgment and decision making. He teaches the core course Leading and Managing in Organizations and the electives Leadership and Managerial Decision Making, and he is an active consultant and speaker to companies worldwide. He holds a BA from the State University of New York, Stony Brook and an MS and Ph.D. from Tufts University.
  • Mark Byford
    Partner
    Egon Zehnder International Mark Byford is a partner in the London office of Egon Zehnder International. He joined the firm in 2000, and set up its Global Talent Management Practice. He plays a leading role in working with multinational clients on developing and implementing leading edge approaches to talent management and integrating them with overall corporate strategy.
  • Peter Cappelli
    George W. Taylor Professor of Management
    Director, Center for Human Resources
    University of Pennsylvania Wharton School Peter Cappelli is George W. Taylor Professor of Management at The University of Pennsylvania Wharton School and director of Wharton's Center for Human Resources. He is also a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He received his PhD in labor economics from Oxford University, where he was a Fulbright Scholar. He has been a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution, a German Marshall Fund Fellow, and a faculty member at MIT, the University of Illinois, and the University of California at Berkeley. He was a staff member on the U.S. Secretary of Labor's Commission on Workforce Quality and Labor Market Efficiency from 1988-'90 and co-director of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center on the Educational Quality of the Workforce. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Human Resources, serves on the advisory boards of several companies, and is the founding editor of the Academy of Management Perspectives.
  • Nancy Carter
    Vice President, Research
    Catalyst, Inc. Nancy Carter is vice president, research, for Catalyst, the leading nonprofit membership organization working globally with businesses and the professions to build inclusive workplaces and expand opportunities for women and business. Prior to joining Catalyst, she was Leverhulme Visiting Professor at the London Business School and held the Richard M. Schulze Chair in Entrepreneurship at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis. She has worked professionally in advertising and marketing research and works closely with government and private sector initiatives promoting women's advancement. She has published widely on gender, organizations, strategy, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Carter received her Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of Nebraska, an M.A. in Mass Communications from California State University, and a B.A. in Journalism from the University of Nebraska.
  • Chris Cigarran
    Senior Vice President, Human Resources
    and Organizational Development
    Healthways Chris Cigarran is senior vice president of Human Resources and Organization Development at Healthways in Nashville, Tennessee, with responsibility for People and Culture strategy and implementation including compensation and benefits, internal communications, education, organization and leadership development, talent acquisition, human resources processes, and the relationship with the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors. Healthways provides specialized, comprehensive health and care support solutions to help people maintain or improve their health and, as a result, reduce overall healthcare costs. The company has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in the U.S and by Training Magazine as a Top 125 organization for colleague development. Prior to joining Healthways in 2001, he was a consultant focused on organizational culture, change, and effectiveness. He received his undergraduate degree from Bucknell University and his Master's in Organization Development from Pepperdine University.
  • Steve Cunanan
    Vice President Human Resources
    Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies Steve Cunanan is vice president of Human Resources with the Johnson & Johnson Consumer Group of Companies. Since 1998 he has held a series of HR posts with J&J operating companies, including regional responsibility for Europe and Asia. He joined the J&J Consumer Co.s in 2004 as vice president, Human Resources, North America. In 2006 he was named Human Resources Integration Leader for the J&J acquisition of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare with accountability for all acquisition-related human resource, staffing, organization design and change management processes. Cunanan received a BA in Psychology and an MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology from East Carolina University. He began his professional career in the US Marine Corps.
  • Jerry Davis
    Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management
    Ross School of Business
    Professor of Sociology
    The University of Michigan Jerry Davis is the Wilbur K. Pierpont Collegiate Professor of Management at the Ross School of Business and Professor of Sociology at The University of Michigan. His research is broadly concerned with corporate governance and the effects of finance on society. His recent writings examine why companies choose the kinds of directors they do and what effect they have; which kinds of countries open stock exchanges, and what makes them successful; what consolidation in the US banking industry has meant for banks' global branch networks and their boards of directors; how increased household participation in the stock market has led to changes in the ownership and control of US firms; how conflicts of interest affect the ways mutual funds vote their shares in annual elections; the effects of social movements on what multinational companies do; and how ideas about corporate social responsibility have evolved to meet changes in the structures and geographic footprint of multinationals. Davis received his PhD from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University.
  • John Drzik
    Chief Executive Officer
    Oliver Wyman Group John Drzik is the Chief Executive Officer of Oliver Wyman, an international management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, organizational transformation, and leadership development. Drzik played a key role in establishing the firm's leadership position in financial services strategy and risk management consulting, advising financial institutions across the capital markets, wholesale banking, retail banking and insurance sectors. He is the author of numerous articles on the financial services industry and a frequent speaker at conferences in the US and Europe. Drzik is also the founder of the Oliver Wyman Institute, a cooperative academic forum designed to accelerate knowledge transfer between the academic community and the financial services industry. He holds a B.S.E. degree in Engineering Management Systems from Princeton University, and currently sits on the Advisory Board of Princeton's Financial Engineering program and on the Industry Advisory Board of the Wharton Financial Institutions Center.
  • Hillary Elfenbein
    Associate Professor
    Olin Business School
    Washington University Hillary Anger Elfenbein is an Associate Professor at the Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research encompasses culture, ethnicity, nonverbal behavior and their impact on organizational behavior. She holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior, a Master's degree in Statistics, and undergraduate degrees in Physics and Sanskrit from Harvard University. Previously she was on the faculty at the University of California, Berkeley.
  • Paul Fama
    SHRM, HR Staffing & Development
    GE Corporate Paul Fama joined the GE Human Resources Leadership Program in 1993 and took on a series of HR management roles before joining the corporate human resources team in 2000 as manager, Executive Development. Most recently he led HR for the GE's Oil & Gas business, which employs 13,000+ worldwide, based in Florence, Italy. His current assignment, dubbed "HR for HR" entails working closely with the Executive Development team on all aspects of leadership development and succession planning. He graduated from American University and received an MS in Organizational Development and Strategic Planning from the University of Houston.
  • Mary Gentile
    Director
    Giving Voice to Values Mary Gentile is an independent consultant working with corporate, non-profit, and academic institutions on curriculum development, executive coaching, issue definition and strategy related to leadership development, social impact management, ethics, business education and diversity. She is a consultant to the Aspen Institute's Business and Society Program which aims to increase the supply of business leaders with the will and skill to manage complex issues at the intersection of business needs and wider societal concerns. She is also the director of an innovative new curriculum, Giving Voice to Values, which focuses on implementation rather than analysis of ethical values. Gentile holds a bachelor's degree from The College of William and Mary and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
  • Lynda Gratton
    Professor of Management Practice
    London Business School Lynda Gratton is Professor of Management Practice at London Business School and director of the Lehman Centre for Women in Business, which aims to provide solutions for the challenges that businesses face in attracting and retaining talented women. She is an authority on human resource strategy and overcoming barriers to cooperation and organizational learning. Her research and writing have focused on social capital and innovation, and on how innovative energy is created and maintained. Prior to joining London Business School she was director of HR strategy at PA Consulting and previously worked for British Airways as an occupational chief psychologist.
  • Gustavo Grobocopatel
    Chief Executive Officer
    Grupo Los Grobo Gustavo Grobocopatel is the general manager of Grupo Los Grobos, which has evolved since its founding in 1984 from a family-run farming and livestock business into Argentina's leading agribusiness corporation. Trained as an agricultural engineer, Grobocopatel has studied agriculture and production systems in the US and Europe and is a former professor of Soil Management and Conservation. His field work has focused on how farming affects soil properties, soil taxonomy and cartography, and interpretative classification of soil properties. Following studies at Purdue, Iowa State, and the University of Illinois at Urbana, he began testing direct seeding systems in Argentina as Soil Conservation Systems. He has lectured at several institutions worldwide and been honored for his numerous contributions.
  • Jim Hackett
    Chairman, President and CEO
    Anadarko Petroleum Corporation James T. Hackett has spent his entire career in the energy business in a variety of management positions and has been president, CEO, and a director of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, a company engaged in oil and gas exploration and production, since December 2003. In addition to his responsibilities at Anadarko, Hackett serves as Chairman of the Domestic Petroleum Council, a board member of the American Petroleum Institute, and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers. He is a director of Kaiser Aluminum Corp. and Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation ("KACC") and a member of the Compensation Committee. He is also a director of New Jersey Resources Corp. and Temple Inland Inc., and of Fluor Corp. which he serves as a member of the Audit, Organization and Compensation Committees.
  • Russ Hagey
    Senior Partner and Wordwide Chief Talent Officer
    Bain & Company Russ Hagey is a senior partner and worldwide chief talent officer of Bain & Company where he has worked in the medical device and services arenas as well as in high technology, consumer products, and retail. His work with clients on corporate strategies, acquisitions, and performance improvement issues has spanned large corporate entities in addition to venture and private equity backed ownership stakes. He was formerly the managing director of Bain Los Angeles. In 2007, he was named one of the industry's Top 25 Consultants by Consulting Magazine in its annual industry survey. He serves on the boards of directors for LA's BEST, the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, the Southern California Committee for the Olympic Games, and the USA Swimming Foundation. He holds an MBA from Stanford and is a graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics.
  • Charles Heckscher
    Director
    The Center for Workplace Transformation
    School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University Charles Heckscher is a professor and past-chair of the Labor Studies and Employment Relations Department at Rutgers University where he is director of The Center for Workplace Transformation. He has worked for many years on organizational transformation, particularly in union-management settings, most recently with AT&T, CWA, and the IBEW on the Workplace of the Future initiative in telecommunications. Before coming to Rutgers he worked for the Communications Workers' union and taught Human Resources Management at the Harvard Business School. His writings include The New Unionism, The Post Bureaucratic Organization, and White-Collar Blues.
  • Constance Helfat
    J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy
    Tuck School of Business
    Dartmouth Constance Helfat is J. Brian Quinn Professor in Technology and Strategy at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Her research focuses on firm capabilities and knowledge, with particular attention to technological innovation and adaptation and change of capabilities over time. She has also conducted research on corporate executives, boards of directors, human capital, and job responsibilities of female executives as compared with male executives in major U.S. corporations. She holds an AB from the University of California, Berkeley, and MA, MPhil, and a PhD fromYale University.
  • Mark Huselid
    Professor of HR Strategy
    School of Management and Labor Relations
    Rutgers University Mark Huselid is Professor of HR Strategy in the School of Management and Labor Relations at Rutgers University. His research, teaching, and consulting activities are focused on the development of balanced measurement systems to reflect the contribution of the workforce, workforce management systems, and the HR management function to strategy execution and business success. He was the Editor of the Human Resource Management Journal from 2000-2004, and is a current or former member of many academic and professional boards. He received his PhD from SUNY at Buffalo.
  • Herminia Ibarra
    Cora Chaired Professor in Leadership and Learning
    INSEAD Herminia Ibarra is the Cora Chaired Professor in Leadership and Learning and faculty director of the INSEAD Leadership Initiative and a member of the INSEAD Board. Previously she served on the HBS faculty for thirteen years. An expert on professional and leadership development, she is author of Working Identity: Unconventional Strategies for Reinventing Your Career and numerous articles on innovation, networking, career development, women's careers, and professional identity. She directs The Leadership Transition, an executive program designed for managers moving into broader leadership roles and Women Leading Change in Global Business, INSEAD's program for executive women. She received her MA and PhD from Yale University where she was a National Science Fellow.
  • R. Duane Ireland
    Foreman R. and Ruby S. Bennett Chair in Business
    Texas A & M University R. Duane Ireland is a Distinguished Professor and holds the Foreman R. and Ruby S. Bennett Chair in Business at Texas A & M University. He received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University. He currently serves as editor for Academy of Management Journal. He has served as a member of the Board of Governors, on the Executive Committee, and as secretary of the Business Policy and Strategy Division, of the Academy of Management.
  • Marie-Kristin Karlsson
    Head of Management Development
    Corporate Human Resources
    Saab Marie-Kristin Karlsson is head of Corporate Management Development for Saab AB, including strategic responsibility for Saab's in-house leadership development programs and participation in external executive education programs. She holds a BA from Sorbonne University.
  • Katherine Klein
    Edward H. Bowman Professor of Management
    Wharton Katherine Klein is Edward H. Bowman Professor; Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. Her research focuses on multilevel organizational theory and research, leadership, diversity, teams and social networks, employee stock ownership, and innovation and technology implementation. She holds BA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Texas.
  • Thomas Kochan
    George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    Co-Director, MIT Workplace Center and
    The Institute for Work and Employment Research Thomas Kochan is George Maverick Bunker Professor of Management at MIT's Sloan School of Management and Co-Director of both the MIT Workplace Center and of the Institute for Work and Employment Research. Since receiving his Ph.D. in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin in 1973 he has served as a third-party mediator, fact finder, and arbitrator and as a consultant to a variety of government and private sector organizations and labor-management groups. His research has focused on industrial relations and human resource management in the public and private sector.
  • Bruce Kogut
    Director
    Sanford C. Bernstein Center for
    Leadership and Ethics
    Columbia Business School Bruce Kogut is the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Professor of Leadership and Ethics and director of the Sanford C. Bernstein Center for Leadership and Ethics at Columbia Business School. He serves on the board of 3i Infotech (Mumbai) and has served on the boards of several nonprofit and research institutes in Europe and Russia. He directed the strategy and emerging-economy research centers and was the associate vice dean for the PhD program at Wharton, was subsequently the founder of the social entrepreneurship program at INSEAD and will codirect the Ariane de Rothschild Fellows Program, which aims to develop a network of social entrepreneurs with an interest in fostering a culture of mutual respect and dialogue among Jewish and Muslim communities. He has been a research fellow and visiting professor at the Rand Corporation, École Polytechnique, Social Science Research Center Berlin, Stockholm School of Economics, Humboldt University, Santa Fe Institute, the Singapore Management University and Tsinghua University, among others. He received a BA from the University of Calfornia, Berkeley, an MIA from Columbia, and received his PhD from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He holds an honorary doctorate from the Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Kathy Kram
    Everett Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar
    Faculty Director, MBA Portfolio Program
    Boston University School of Management Kathy Kram is Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Boston University School of Management, and Everett V. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar. She is an authority on adult development, mentoring, diversity issues in executive development, leadership, and organizational change processes. She is currently exploring the nature of peer coaching and mentoring circles as part of her ongoing program of research on relational learning, adult development and leadership development. She is a founding member of the Center for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations and is a member of the Board of Governors of the Center for Creative Leadership. Professor Kram currently serves as Faculty Director of BU's MBA Portfolio Program. She received her B.S. and M.S. degrees from M.I.T. Sloan School of Management, and a Ph.D. from Yale University.
  • Edward Lawler
    Distinguished Professor of Business
    Director, Center for Effective Organizations
    Marshall School of Business
    University of Southern California Ed Lawler is Distinguished Professor of Business at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California and director of the University's Center for Effective Organizations which he founded in 1979. He has been honored as a major contributor to theory, research, and practice in the fields of human resources management, compensation, organizational development, corporate governance, and organizational effectiveness, and has consulted with over one hundred organizations to enhance practice in those areas. He was the 2007 recipient of the Distinguished Scholar-Practitioner Award by the Academy of Management.
  • Nancy Lewis
    VP and Chief Learning Officer
    ITT Corporation Nancy Lewis is the chief learning officer and vice president of ITT with responsibility for enterprise-wide organizational development, employee development and learning. She leads the company's senior executive talent development, global people development and enterprise-wide succession processes. She joined ITT after leading learning and leadership development at IBM, creating a new strategy and approach for learning emphasizing work-based, integrated, personalized and collaborative learning. This established the future of learning for IBM, a comprehensive and fundamental change in the way learning delivers business value. In 1998, she launched a new 4 Tier Learning model which had significant impact on the effective practices of blended learning across the industry. Her team developed global initiatives that orchestrate development as a system and process, and leverages technology for learning.
    Lewis serves on the advisory board of directors for the Wharton/Penn Graduate School of Education Chief Learning Officer program and the American Society for Training and Development's Learning Executive Network's advisory council. She is co-chair of the Conference Board's Council on Learning, Development and Organizational Performance and serves on Training magazine's editorial advisory board.
  • John Paul MacDuffie
    Associate Professor
    Wharton John Paul MacDuffie is Associate Professor of Management at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School. His research focuses on the consequences of flexible/lean production systems for productivity, quality, and product variety; its diffusion across company and country boundaries; and its reliance on high performance work systems. His interests also include organizational learning and knowledge transfer, modularity and "build-to-order", managing organizational and technological change, collaborative design and production, international comparative human resource strategies, and the changing employment contract. He holds a BA from Harvard University and a PhD from MIT.
  • Marcy H. Maguire
    President
    Maguire Automotive Group Marcy H. Maguire is president of Maguire Automotive Group in East Windsor, N.J. and represents New Jersey's franchised new-vehicle dealers on the National Automobile Dealers Association board of directors. She is also a member of the American International Automobile Dealers Association and the Women's Automotive Association International. She is a board member and advisor to numerous educational and charitable institutions and organizations and serves as ambassador of the National Automobile Dealers Charitable Foundation.
  • Paula Marra
    Executive Director, Talent Management
    Grupo Los Grobo Paula Marra is Executive Director of Talent Management at Grupo Los Grobo, a leading agricultural firm in Argentina, with responsibility for implementation of the quality system, auditing and administration of commodity futures and options, and technical training. She is an agricultural engineer and holds a postgraduate degree in general management.
  • Paul McKinnon
    Head of Human Resources
    Citi Corporate Center Paul McKinnon is head of human resources at Citi, with responsibility for reviewing, developing and retaining Citi's senior talent. Previously he was senior vice president of the Human Resources Group for Dell, with responsibility for all aspects of the function and was instrumental in the company's award-winning Winning Culture initiative encompassing all training and development activities. Prior to Dell he developed a leadership development practice at three management consulting firms. He has also taught Organizational Behavior at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He has served on the Board of Directors of the HR Policy Association and the National Urban League. He holds a BA in history and a Master's degree in Organizational Behavior from Brigham Young University and a Ph.D. in organizational studies from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.
  • Tom Meredith
    Co-founder and General Partner
    Meritage Capital, L.P. Tom Meredith is a co-founder and general partner of Meritage Capital, L.P., an investment management firm specializing in multi-manager hedge funds, and chief executive officer of MFI Capital, the Meredith family's private investment arm. He recently served as executive vice President and acting CFO of Motorola, Inc. Previously he was managing director of Dell Ventures, and served Dell Inc. as a senior vice president, of business development and strategy from 2000 to 2001, and as chief financial officer from 1992 to 2000. Prior to joining Dell, he served as a vice president and treasurer at Sun Microsystems, Inc. He is an adjunct professor at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas and serves on the advisory boards of both the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and the LBJ School at the University of Texas. He holds a B.A. in Political Science from St. Francis University, a J.D. from Duquesne University and an L.L.M. in Taxation from Georgetown University. He has served on numerous public and private company boards, and is an active philanthropist.
  • Michael Morris
    Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership
    Columbia Business School Michael Morris is Chavkin-Chang Professor of Leadership at Columbia Business School. His research focuses on social judgment and the study of how people make sense of events observed in their environment (both internal and external to their work settings), with a particular emphasis on the effects of cross-cultural differences on social judgment. He teaches Leadership, Managerial Negotiations, and the Advanced Seminar on Managing Teams. He earned a BA from Brown University and a PhD from the University of Michigan.
  • Joseph Muscari
    Chairman and CEO
    Minerals Technologies, Inc. Joseph Muscari is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTI), a resource- and technology-based company that develops, produces and markets worldwide a broad range of specialty mineral, mineral-based and synthetic mineral products and related systems and services. He has served as a member of the board of directors since 2005 and was elected him to his current position in 2007. Before joining MTI, Muscari served Alcoa Inc. as executive vice president and CFO of Alcoa Inc until 2007, and previously as group president, Rigid Packaging, Foil & Asia, executive vice president and group president, Asia & Latin America, and as vice president, Environment, Health, Safety, Audit and Compliance. He was also a director of Aluminum Corporation of China Limited.
  • Vineet Nayar
    Chief Executive Officer
    HCL Technologies Ltd. Vineet Nayar is the CEO of the $2.0 billion HCL Technologies Ltd, leading a team of 52,957 professionals in 19 countries to drive rapid growth in the IT services industry. His transformation of HCL has been widely recognized in the business press. Under his leadership, HCL Technologies was named to the Business Week Top 100 Tech Companies list (2007). Nayar began his career with HCL as a senior management trainee in 1985 and has held leadership positions in sales and strategic marketing. He was CEO of the infrastructure business before he took on his present role. Trained as an engineer, he also holds a masters degree in business administration.
  • William Ocasio
    John L. and Helen Kellogg Distinguished Professor of Management and Organizations
    Kellogg School of Management
    Northwestern University William Ocasio is John L. and Helen Kellogg Professor of Management and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management. He was educated at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez, MIT, Harvard Business School, and Stanford University, where he received his Ph.D. in organizational behavior. His research links organizational politics, cognition, and culture with the study of strategic processes, corporate governance, and organizational and institutional change. His varied research interests are brought together by a focus on explaining both the determinants of organizational and industry attention and its consequences for stability and change in organizations and institutions. Currently he is studying the determinants and consequences of attention through a variety of mechanisms including specialized vocabularies of organizing, decision making structures and processes, and the development and deployment of political capital by organizational executives.
  • Peter L.Q. Pan
    Chairman and CEO
    Chevron Holdings Ltd. Peter Pan is chairman and CEO of Chervon Holdings which specializes in research and development and the manufacture, testing, and global sales of power tools, including handheld bench top, garden, and laser tools. The company operates specialized production and manufacturing facilities, a trading corporation, service companies, and product research and testing centers in mainland China, Hong Kong, North America and Europe, with more than 4,500 employees worldwide. Pan began his career with Nanjing Metals and Minerals Import & Export Corporation and founded the first company of Chervon Group in 1993. He subsequently expanded operations and in 2005 established Chervon North America followed in 2007 by the launch of Chervon Europe and a joint venture with Bosch Group. Pan holds a bachelors and masters degree in Geology from Nanjing University.
  • Mariana Paradisi
    Manager, Human Resources
    Parsons & Brinckerhoff Mariana Paradisi is a senior human resources manager with Parsons Brinckerhoff, which provides strategic consulting, planning, engineering, and program and construction management services to both public and private sector clients. She previously held human resource management positions for Alitalia Airlines, where she also supervised customer relations, and the Hotel Pennsylvania in New York City. She holds degrees in Computer Science and Italian from Hunter College.
  • Jone Pearce
    Dean's Professor of Leadership
    The Paul Merage School of Business
    University of California, Irvine Jone Pearce is Dean's Professor of Leadership at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California, Irvine. Her research in the field of organizational behavior concerns workplace interpersonal processes such as trust, and how these processes may be affected by political structures, economic conditions, and organizational policies and practices. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, The American Psychological Association and the International Association for Applied Psychology. She holds a BA in Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley and an MA and PhD in Administrative Sciences from Yale University.
  • Tom Pedersen
    Former Chief Learning Officer
    People and Communications Group
    Shinsei Bank
    Tom Pedersen is the former head of the People and Communications Group and the Chief Learning Officer for Shinsei Bank. Tom led several initiatives at the Bank and with subsidiaries on sustainable human capital development, corporate values, and aligning people with strategy. The scope of the group's activities included human resources, philanthropy, diversity, branding, communications, content development and knowledge management. He was previously an executive director for Morgan Stanley, where he led the Asia Workforce Effectiveness team, focusing on leader development, staffing, organizational development, and team learning interventions. He serves on the Global Corporate Advisory Board for Saba and the advisory board of the Global Council of Corporate Universities, a Paris-based non-profit organization focusing on corporate responsibility linkages to learning and education. Tom is also on the Board of Directors for the Tokyo English Life Line/Community Counseling Service and an active volunteer in Tokyo and Asia.
  • Søren Rahbek
    Senior Vice President, HR
    Danske Bank Søren Rahbek, senior vice president of Danske Bank, has worked for Danske Bank Group since 1986, primarily within Investment Banking product development. Since 2001 he has been involved in the development of Danske Bank HR, first with Group responsibility for training and lately with focus on Succession Management, Talent Development and Employer Branding. His responsibilities encompass concepts and processes for talent identification based on local line responsibility, Group talent development (programmes, activities and executive education) and a centralized, evidence based succession management process. Most recently he has assumed oversight of recruitment processes and employer branding activities. He holds an MA in Economics and an MBA.
  • Linda Rappaport
    Practive Group Leader
    Shearman & Sterling LLP Linda Rappaport is Practice Group Leader of the Executive Compensation & Employee Benefits/Private Clients Group at Shearman & Sterling and a member of the firm's senior management team. Her practice focuses on all aspects of executive compensation and benefits, including corporate, securities and tax laws, and ERISA. She has extensive experience in the design and implementation of executive incentive programs, including equity-based plans, retirement and welfare plans, and the negotiation and preparation of employment contracts and severance arrangements, with particular emphasis on the financial services and entertainment industries. Her experience includes the representation of global, U.S. and non-U.S. companies and their Boards of Directors and Compensation Committees in corporate governance, CEO succession, public disclosure and executive compensation matters. Her experience encompasses compensation and benefits issues associated with corporate acquisitions, divestitures, public offerings, restructurings and bankruptcies, and in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination in the employment relationship. She has a special focus on the design and documentation of carried interest and co-investment programs for executives managing investment funds. She received a B.A. from Wesleyan University and her J.D. from New York University School of Law.
  • Hema Ravichandar
    Strategic HR Advisor
    Former Global Head of HR Infosys Technologies Ltd Hema Ravichandar served as senior vice president and global head of Human Resources for Infosys Technologies as the company scaled up from 250 employees in 1992 to 40,000 employees in 2005. She spearheaded large-scale HR interventions, change management programs, broad banding initiatives and leadership and management development programs to grow and future-proof the organization. Since 2005 she has been an independent consultant and strategic HR advisor to several Indian and multinational corporations. She is an alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and is a Wharton Fellow.
  • James Rogers
    Chairman, President, & CEO
    Duke Energy Corporation Jim Rogers hasmore than 20 years of experience as a chief executive officer in the electric utility industry. He is currently chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Duke Energy, one of the largest power companies in the United States, which delivers electricity to approximately 4 million customers in the Carolinas and the Midwest. The company also distributes natural gas in Ohio and Kentucky, generates electricity in Latin America, and is a joint-venture partner in a U.S. real estate company. Rogers was named president and CEO of Duke Energy following the company's merger in 2006 with Cinergy which he served as chairman and CEO. Rogers is also chairman of the Edison Foundation and co-chair of the National Action Plan for Energy Efficiency and the Alliance to Save Energy. He serves on the board of directors and the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and is a member of the Honorary Committee of the Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE). He earned a bachelor of business administration and juris doctor degree from the University of Kentucky.
  • Shaun Ruming
    Vice President - Human Resources
    McDonald's Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa
    Shaun Ruming is vice president of Human Resources for McDonald's Asia Pacific Middle East & Africa. He began his McDonald's career in 1987 as a part time crew person in Australia and progressed to management. In 1995 Shaun moved into the Corporate office in Sydney, joining the Employee Relations Team. He worked on numerous HR and training initiatives through a period of rapid expansion. In 2001, he transferred to McDonald's home office in Chicago where he assumed the role of managing HR development and training programs for HR executives globally. He was also involved in building country specific strategies and plans around change management, performance development, talent management, labor relations, compensation, recruitment, and rewards and recognition. Following a progressive series of assignments he was named Senior Director Greater Asia and in 2008 assumed his current role in which he addresses all aspects of human resource strategy. He holds a degree in Human Resource Management and an MBA.
  • Edgar Schein
    Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus
    MIT Sloan School of Management
    Ed Schein is Sloan Fellows Professor of Management Emeritus in the Behavioral and Policy Sciences area at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He investigates organizational culture, process consultation, the research process, career dynamics, and organization learning and change. He is a graduate of the University of Chicago and received an MA in Psychology at Stanford University and his Ph.D. in social psychology from Harvard University.
  • Abhishek Shankar
    Regional Director, HCL America
    HCL Technologies
  • Zur Shapira
    William R. Berkley Professor of Entrepreneurship
    New York University Stern School of Business
    Zur Shapira is the William R. Berkley Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Management at New York University Stern School of Business, where he teaches courses in negotiations, managerial decision making, and managing organizations. His primary areas of research include managerial risk taking, organizational decision-making, and innovation and entrepreneurship. Prior to joining Stern, Professor Shapira taught at the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley; Carnegie Mellon University; and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and mathematics and a Master of Social Science in psychology and business administration at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and his Ph.D in psychology and management from the University of Rochester.
  • Kathryn Shaw
    Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics
    Graduate School of Business
    Stanford University Kathryn Shaw is the Ernest C. Arbuckle Professor of Economics at the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. Her research focuses on managing talent in high performance organizations, in particular how firms attract and build star talent in the software industry and other knowledge-intensive industries. More broadly, Professor Shaw studies how companies can achieve measurable rates of return from investing in human resource management practices that are aimed at improving the performance of workers or teams of workers. She is identified as a co-developer of the field of "insider econometrics," in which researchers use internal company data to study the performance gains from practices such as teamwork and incentive pay. Recent studies have focused on the performance gains from new information technologies and the changes in management strategy towards product customization that enhance returns to investment. Professor Shaw served as a Senate-confirmed Member of President Clinton's Council of Economic Advisers from 1999 to 2001. She received her PhD in economics from Harvard University in 1981.
  • Alissa Stayn
    Vice President, Human Resources
    Gartner Alissa Stayn is a vice president, Human Resources at Gartner, where she leads and directs all global human resources activity for multiple business units and corporate services functions, including 1,200+ associates worldwide. She collaboratively partners with the CFO, General Counsel, SVP Research, CIO, SVP Human Resources and their executive leadership teams to develop strategies to acquire, develop, retain and manage talent to enhance business performance. Prior to joining Gartner, she spent five years in Human Resources at MetLife and was a managing HR generalist for the Eastern Zone of MetLife's sales organization. In this role, she was responsible for directing the HR strategy for an 800+ internal sales and marketing client group in the tri-state and New England regions. She is a graduate of Tufts University.
  • Joanne Stéphane
    Partner, Human Capital Management
    Business Consulting Services
    IBM Global Services Joanne Stéphane is a Partner in our Distribution Sector Human Capital Management Practice Area, and leads our HR Strategy & Transformation practice. She has over 21 years in Human Capital Management, and over 13 years in Human Capital Management consulting. She has led multiple Human Capital Management transformation programs - from strategic assessment and HR technology strategy and design, through implementation - at Global 200 consumer products, pharmaceutical, and telecommunications firms, and in the public sector. More specifically, she has had executive delivery responsibility for HR Service Delivery Model implementation on multiple HR Transformation projects, including organization change management, COE, service delivery and retained HR organization design and functional design of ERP, portal, talent management and other technology solutions. She managed the Americas Operational Transition and Global Service Delivery Transformation for a large HR outsourcing account.

    Ms. Stephane has written multiple white papers and created intellectual capital to facilitate business development and training of consulting staff, and had led several communities of practice, including HR Organization Structure, HR Business Process Outsourcing and HR Strategy and Transformation communities, and has presented original papers at industry conferences.

    Ms. Stephane holds an MBA specializing in Organization Management from Leonard N. Stern School of Business at NYU, and a BS in Psychology from Brooklyn College at The City University of New York.

  • Kathleen Sutcliffe
    Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research
    Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor
    of Business Administration
    Stephen M. Ross School of Business
    University of Michigan Kathleen Sutcliffe is Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research and Gilbert and Ruth Whitaker Professor of Business Administration at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. Her research is devoted to understanding the fundamental mechanisms of organizational adaptation, reliability, and resilience. One stream of research focuses on how top executive team composition, cognition, and learning influence a firm's adaptability and performance. A second stream of work focuses on processes associated with team and organizational resilience, high-reliability organizing, and investigation of the social and organizational underpinnings of medical mishaps, with the explicit goal of understanding how an organization's design contributes to its member's ability to successfully manage unexpected events. She received a BA from the University of Michigan, a BS from the University of Alaska, an MSN from the University of Washington and her PhD from the University of Texas-Austin.
  • John Sviokla
    Vice Chairman
    Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. John Sviokla is vice chairman of Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, Inc. and serves on the firm's Board of Directors as Global Managing Director of Innovation and Research. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Kellogg School of Management. His work focuses specifically on how executives can create value with technology, enabling the firm to raise quality, while lowering cost by rethinking their operations in the context of a global supply network of talent. Prior to joining Diamond, Dr. Sviokla researched and taught at the Harvard Business School for twelve years in Marketing, MIS, and Decision Sciences. He holds a BA from Harvard College, and his MBA and DBA from Harvard University.
  • 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.
  • Evelyn Taylor
    Global Organisation Development Manager
    Reed Elsevier Inc.
    Evelyn Taylor is the Global Organization Development manager at Reed Elsevier Inc., focusing on creating and enhancing leadership development and support companywide. She has partnered with Harvard Business School Publishing to improve and expand the leadership development tools and resources provided to Reed Elsevier managers. She brings to her current role extensive leadership development experience at General Electric and United Technologies. She previously taught career development and was a career counselor at Fairfield University. She has implemented several online career development systems and coaching programs and currently serves on the board for the School of Business at Quinnipiac University. A graduate of GE's prestigious Human Resources Leadership program, Taylor holds a B.A. from Southern Connecticut State University and a M.A. in Counseling Education from Central Connecticut State University.
  • Charles Tharp
    President
    National Academy of Human Resources Charlie Tharp is the executive vice president for Policy of the Center On Executive Compensation, with responsibility for setting overall policy positions and research initiatives, and representing the Center in public forums. He is also president of the National Academy of Human Resources, and is an instructor in the School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell University. He has held key human resources positions at GE, Pillsbury, CIGNA, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Saks, Inc., and served as an executive compensation consultant for Towers Perrin. He holds a BA from Hope College, an MA in Economics from Wayne State University, and a PhD in Labor and Industrial Relations from Michigan State University.
  • Pamela Tolbert
    Professor of Organizational Behavior
    Chair, Dept. of Organizational Behavior
    ILR School
    Cornell University Pamela Tolbert is Professor and chair of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Cornell University ILR School. She came to the ILR School in 1983 after receiving her Ph.D. in sociology from UCLA. She is broadly interested in processes of organizational change, the role of organizations in social stratification, and the impact of occupations on organizational structures. Her current research includes studies of the use of tenure systems by higher education organizations, the effects of organizational and occupational demography on career patterns, and the effects of earnings differences within dual-career couples on spousal relationships.
  • Charles Tribbett
    Co-Leader, U.S. CEO/Board Services Practice
    Russell Reynolds Associates Charles Tribbett is the co-leader of Russell Reynolds' CEO/Board Services Practice in the United States. He specializes in board services assignments and also co-leads the firm's Diversity Practice. Charles has conducted CEO and board of director searches for leading international corporations. As well, he has had numerous significant women and diversity assignments for companies across all industries. Prior to joining the firm in 1989, he was a partner with Abraham & Sons, a Chicago-based private investment management and brokerage firm. Before that, he served as a corporate securities attorney with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in Chicago. He received a B.A. from Marquette University and his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School.
  • Dave Ulrich
    Professor of Business Administration
    Director, Human Resource Executive Program
    Ross School of Business
    University of Michigan
    Dave Ulrich is Professor of Business Administration at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, where he is on the core faculty of the Executive Program, co-director of Michigan's Human Resource Executive Program, and Advanced Human Resource Executive Program. His teaching and research addresses how to create an organization that adds value to customers and investors. He studies how organizations change, build capabilities, learn, remove boundaries, and leverage human resource activities. He is a partner and co-founder of The RBL Group.
  • Steve Voigt
    Chief Executive Officer
    King Arthur Flour Company Steve Voigt has been president and CEO of King Arthur Flour since 1999. Hired in 1992 as vice president of Finance, he became chief operating officer in 1998. Prior to King Arthur Flour, he worked for Benedetto, Gartland & Greene in New York, where he raised private equity for venture, LBO and alternative asset funds. During his tenure there, Steve also supported his wife in founding, and later selling, Robin's Homemade Breads of Greenwich, CT. He also consulted out of Zurich, Switzerland and Cleveland for McKinsey & Company. Voight is a graduate of the Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth College, and Colgate University.
  • Sandy Wayne
    Professor of Management
    Director, Center for Human Resource Management
    University of Illinois at Chicago Sandy Wayne is a professor and director of the Center for Human Resource Management at
    the University of Illinois at Chicago. She received her Ph.D. in Management from Texas A&M University, and M.B.A. and B.S. Degrees from Illinois State University. In addition to teaching human resource management courses at the undergraduate and graduate level, she has conducted projects for Allstate Insurance, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Caterpillar, FMC, Motorola, OSRAM Sylvania, and W.W. Grainger on a broad range of human resource management topics including performance management, careers, leadership, selection, employee commitment, and employee retention.
  • Jennifer Weber
    Senior Vice President
    Chief HR Officer
    Duke Energy Corporation Jennifer Weber is senior vice president and chief human resources officer for Duke Energy, with responsibility for leading human resources policy and strategy, talent management and diversity, employee and labor relations, total rewards strategies and programs, and delivery of business partner services. She joined Duke Energy in November 2008 from Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. in Cincinnati, Ohio, where she served Scripps, and then Scripps Networks Interactive when the company was spun off, as senior vice president of human resources. Prior to joining Scripps she worked at the consulting firm Towers Perrin as a partner and as managing principal of the firm's Cincinnati office. In that role, she participated in the design and implementation of total rewards strategies and programs for many large clients. Weber received a master's degree from Carnegie Mellon University and earned a bachelor's degree from Miami (Ohio) University.
  • Liz White
    Human Resources Director
    Aer Lingus Liz White is Human Resources Director of Aer Lingus and is a member of the Executive Team. Prior to joining the airline she held human resources post with Ford Motor Company, General Motors Europe, Vauxhall UK, was head of HR, Sales, Marketing and Product Development and head of Compensation and Benefits for Eircom.

Harvard Business School

  • Boris Groysberg, Co-chair
    Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Linda Hill, Co-chair
    Wallace Brett Donham Professor of Business Administration
    Faculty Chair, HBS Leadership Initiative
  • Tsedal Beyene
    Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • James Cash
    James E. Robison Professor of Business Administration, Emeritus
    Senior Associate Dean
  • Srikant Datar
    Arthur Lowes Dickinson Professor of Accounting
    Senior Associate Dean, Director of Research
  • Thomas DeLong
    Philip J. Stomberg Professor of Management Practice
  • Francis Flynn
    Visiting Scholar
    Associate Professor
    Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Bronwyn Fryer
    Senior Editor
    Harvard Business Review
  • Paul Hemp
    Senior Editor
    Harvard Business Review
  • Tarun Khanna
    Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor
  • Una Kim
    Doctoral Candidate
    Organizational Behavior and Sociology Una Kim is a researcher and doctoral candidate in Organizational Behavior and Sociology at Harvard Business School and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Her research interests include human resources, human capital development, labor markets, knowledge work, institutional change, organizations, innovation, economic development, and globalization. Una holds Masters in Business Administration and Public Policy & Urban Planning from Harvard Business School and the Kennedy School of Government and a B.A. in Asian Studies from Cornell University. She previously worked in investment banking and private equity investment in New York City, Toronto, and Dakar.
  • David Maber
    Doctoral Candidate
  • Joshua Margolis
    Associate Professor of Business Administration
  • Christopher Marquis
    Assistant Professor of Business Administration
  • Tony Mayo
    Thomas S. Murphy Distinguished Research Fellow
    Director, Leadership Initiative
    Lecturer in Organizational Behavior
  • Melinda Merino
    Executive Editor
    HBS Press
  • Nitin Nohria
    Richard P. Chapman Professor of Business Administration
  • Krishna Palepu
    Ross Graham Walker Professor of Business Administration
    Senior Associate Dean for International Development
  • Carol Pearl
    Senior Strategic Relationship Manager
    Harvard Business School Publishing
  • Ellen Peebles
    Senior Editor
    Harvard Business Review
  • Leslie Perlow
    Konosuke Matsushita Professor of Leadership
  • Jeffrey Polzer
    UPS Foundation Professor of Human Resource Management
  • David Thomas
    H. Naylor Fitzhugh Professor of Business Administration
    Unit Head, Organizational Behavior
    Senior Associate Dean, Director of Faculty Recruiting