16 Feb 2023

Harvard Business School Announces Spring 2023 Cohort of Executive Fellows


BOSTONHarvard Business School (HBS) has announced a new cohort of Executive Fellows who have joined the School for the 2023 spring semester. 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 at least one HBS faculty member to bring their business experience into the HBS community. The program has grown steadily in the three years since its inception, and this spring’s cohort brings the total number of active Executive Fellows this year to 40, representing the largest group yet.

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.

“The Executive Fellows program was established to create a community of practitioners who share their expertise and life experiences with our students and faculty through a rich array of curricular and co-curricular activities,” said Professor Len Schlesinger, chair of the program. “HBS is fortunate to be able to draw from such an impressive, diverse pool of talented individuals who contribute in so many valuable ways to the educational mission of the school.”

The Spring 2023 Executive Fellows and the HBS faculty members with whom they will be working are:

Spencer Glendon (Harvard PhD 1999), Founder, Probable Futures
Glendon is working with Michael Toffel and Peter Tufano on research projects related to climate change.

Mike Harmon (MBA 1997), Managing Partner, Gaviota Advisors, LLC
Harmon is working with Guhan Subramanian on the delivery of the HBS/HLS elective course, Deals.

Claire Hughes Johnson, Corporate Officer and Advisor, Stripe
Hughes Johnson taught the MBA required course, Inclusion, last fall and will continue this spring to facilitate ongoing engagement with students.

David Kilimnik, CEO & Founder, Hero Digital
Kilimnik is working with Ashish Nanda on a case related to a digital consulting firm, and will contribute to the delivery of the MBA elective course, Leadership in Professional Service Firms.

Vivian Lee (AB 1986, MD 1992), Former President & Founder, Verily Health Platforms
Lee is working with Robert Huckman, Toffel, and the Health Care Initiative on research projects related to health care delivery, sustainability and resilience.

Lexi Reese (MBA 2002), Advisor, General Catalyst Partners
Reese taught the MBA required course, Inclusion, last fall and will continue this spring to facilitate ongoing engagement with students.

Richard Vieira (MBA 1995), Managing Director and Co-Head, Cowen Technology Media and Telecom Group
Vieira is working with Josh Krieger and Jim Matheson on the delivery of the MBA elective course, Tough Tech Ventures.

Brian Walker (MS HPM 2014), Former Chairman and CEO, Blue Cloud Pediatric Surgery Centers
Walker is working with Regina Herzlinger on research projects related to the social determinants of health and innovations in health care.


Mark Cautela

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 250 offers full-time programs leading to the MBA and PhD degrees, as well as more than 175 Executive Education programs, and Harvard Business School Online, the School’s digital learning platform. For more than a century, 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. The School and its curriculum attract the boldest thinkers and the most collaborative learners who will go on to shape the practice of business and entrepreneurship around the globe.