09 Feb 2022

Harvard Business School Announces 2022 Cohort of Executive Fellows

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BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced the cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year. With its largest cohort yet, 31, the Executive Fellows Program seeks to leverage the expertise of outstanding practitioners to enhance teaching and learning at the School. All fellows, including alumni, partner with an HBS faculty member to bring their business experience into the MBA program and the HBS classroom.

The fellows contribute to the School by working with faculty and MBA students on curricular and co-curricular activities. These include, but are not limited to, co-teaching course sessions in the elective curriculum, offering career counseling and development coaching, co-leading Short Intensive Programs (SIPs), and delivering workshop sessions. They also bring their expertise to the School’s HBS Online and Executive Education programs by collaborating with faculty in case development and other research projects. Fellow appointments range from a few months to one year and may be extended.

“Like their predecessors, this cohort of Executive Fellows brings impressive experience and knowledge across multiple industries,” says Len Schlesinger, chair of the program. “Their real world, industry specific expertise will have an impact on the courses they are a part of and students they interact with, helping us continue our mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world.”

The 2022 Executive Fellows are:

Frantz Alphonse (MBA 2000) Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Project Black at Ariel Alternatives, LLC.
Alphonse is working with Senior Lecturers Henry McGee, Jeffrey Bussgang, and Archie Jones on the MBA EC course Scaling Minority Businesses. He is collaborating with the MBA Program on creating new models for Supply Chain Diversity and equal economic development.

Katia Beauchamp (MBA 2010) CEO, Birchbox
Beauchamp is working with the Entrepreneurial Management unit and Associate Professor Scott Duke Kominers on projects that explore the concept of marketplaces for goods and services that generate positive social impact.

Rob Biederman (MBA 2014) co-founder, Catalant Technologies; managing partner, Asymmetric Capital Partners
Biederman is working with Senior Lecturer Jeffrey Rayport on the MBA EC course Scaling Technology Ventures.

Lloyd C. Blankfein (Harvard Law JD 1978, Harvard BA 1975) senior chairman, Goldman Sachs
Blankfein is working with the HBS Finance unit and Professor Robin Greenwood on different projects, including serving as a guest speaker for Executive Education and MBA classes.

Bertrand Bodson (MBA 2003) CEO, Keyword Studios
Bodson is working with Professor Karim Lakhani on projects related to digital transformation.

Gerald Chertavian (MBA 1992) founder and CEO, Year Up
Chertavian is working with the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative, collaborating with faculty and students on projects related to driving social change.

Paul Clancy board of directors member, Agios Pharmaceuticals and Incyte Corporation
Clancy is working with Professor Amitabh Chandra on the joint degree MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences Program and with Professor Fritz Foley on the delivery of the MBA elective curriculum (EC) course Corporate Finance: Corporate Financial Operations.

Tom Clay (MBA 1997) CEO, Xtallic Corporation
Clay is working with Professor Tom Eisenmann, Assistant Professor Josh Krieger, and Senior Lecturer Jim Matheson on projects related to the MBA EC course Tough Tech Ventures and the MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences Program.

Sam Clemens (MBA 2004) co-founder and co-CEO, Reprise
Clemens is working with students and multiple HBS faculty, including Professors Tom Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh, on various projects.

Rana el Kaliouby deputy CEO, Smart Eye; CEO, Affectiva
El Kaliouby is working with Professor Karim Lakhani on various projects related to AI and analytics, engaging with both MBA and Doctoral students.

Sarah Endline (MBA 2001) CEO, Sweetriot
Endline is working with students and multiple HBS faculty, including Professors Tom Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh, on various projects.

Rachel Greenwald (MBA 1993) founder and CEO, Elevated Connections
Greenwald is working with Senior Lecturer Jill Avery on the MBA elective curriculum course Creating Brand Value.

Matt Higgins co-founder and CEO, RSE Ventures
Higgins is working with Professor Len Schlesinger on the Moving Beyond DTC SIP.

Vladimir Jacimovic (MBA 1992) CEO, Continuum Capital Partners LLC
Jacimovic is working with Professor Karim Lakhani on issues of AI-first businesses. He will also engage with students and other HBS faculty members on projects related to digital transformation.

Jerry Johnson (MBA 1992) SVP, corporate development, strategy and investor relations, EnPro Industries, Inc.
Johnson is working with Professor Josh Lerner on projects related to entrepreneurship and innovation.

Tom Jones (MBA 1968) founder and CEO, Epsilon, Elm Square Interactive, EXIT41
Jones is working with Senior Lecturer Jeffrey Rayport on the MBA EC course Scaling Technology Ventures.

Stephen Kaufman (MBA 1965) retired chairman and CEO, Arrow Electronics, Inc; board of directors member, Seek Thermal
Kaufman is working with the Technology and Operations Management (TOM) unit and collaborating on projects related to the MBA EC course Building and Sustaining a Successful Enterprise.

Ann Le Cam SVP, global head of talent and animation production, Weta Digital
Le Cam is working with the HBS Leadership Initiative and various HBS faculty members, including Professor Linda Hill, on exploring how to develop leadership for the digital world.

Donna Levin co-founder, Care.com; CEO, Arthur M. Blank School for Entrepreneurial Leadership, Babson College
Levin is working with students and multiple HBS faculty, including Professors Tom Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh, on various projects.

Sabrina Lynch senior vice president, integrated marketing, Taylor
Lynch is working with Professor Francesca Gino on the Personal Branding and Storytelling SIP.

David Malan (AB 1999, SM 2004, PhD 2007) Gordon McKay Professor of the Practice of Computer Science, Harvard University, SEAS
Malan is working with Professor Karim Lakhani on the programming elements needed for the HBS data science curriculum and designing a digital learning lab.

Sunand Menon (MBA 2001) Chief Product Officer, RANE; Founder, New Media Insight
Menon is working with the HBS Leadership Initiative and various HBS faculty members, including Professor Linda Hill, on exploring how to develop leadership for the digital world.

Michael Moynihan (MBA 1993) senior vice president of brand, marketing, insights and partnerships, LEGO Group
Moynihan is working with Senior Lecturer Jill Avery on the MBA elective curriculum course Creating Brand Value.

Marily Nika AR/VR experience product lead, Google
Nika is working with Professor Karim Lakhani on a variety of topics, including product management and strategy.

Álvaro Rodríguez Arregui (MBA 1995) co-founder and managing partner, IGNIA Partners
Rodríguez Arregui is working with the HBS Social Enterprise Initiative, collaborating with faculty and students on projects related to driving social change.

Satish Tadikonda co-founder and executive chairman, Trial Atlas Inc.
Tadikonda is working with students and multiple HBS faculty, including Professors Tom Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh, on various projects.

David Tanner CEO, Boardriders
Tanner is working with numerous HBS faculty members, including Professor Ranjay Gulati and Senior Lecturers Kristin Mugford and Ashish Nanda.

Bill Vrattos (MBA 1995) managing partner and CIO, York Capital
Vrattos is working with Professor Malcolm Baker on the Investing in Life Sciences SIP.

Laila Worrell (MBA 1998) former CEO, Aricent (a KKR company) and Altran Americas
Worrell is working with Professor Felix Oberholzer-Gee and other faculty on topics related to innovation, disruption, and digital competitiveness.

Charles Wu (MBA 1983) managing director and founding partner, BayNorth Capital
Wu is working with the Finance unit and Professor Victoria Ivashina on various finance related projects.

Sheela Zemlin (MBA 1998) CRO, Bakkt
Zemlin is working with Senior Lecturers Mark Roberge and Lou Shipley, collaborating on activities to enhance entrepreneurial sales and create additional connections between the school and Silicon Valley.

Contacts

Mark Cautela
mcautela+hbs.edu
617-495-5143

About Harvard Business School

Founded in 1908 as part of Harvard University, Harvard Business School is located on a 40-acre campus in Boston. Its faculty of more than 200 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and doctoral degrees, as well as more than 70 open enrollment Executive Education programs and 55 custom programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, HBS faculty have drawn on their research, their experience in working with organizations worldwide, and their passion for teaching to educate leaders who make a difference in the world, shaping the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.