BOSTON—Harvard Business School (HBS) announced the cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. With its largest cohort to date, 36, 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 to the HBS community.
Scholars contribute to the School by working with faculty and MBA students on curricular and extracurricular activities. These include, but are not limited to, co-teaching course sessions in the elective program, offering career advice and development coaching, co-leading Short Intensive Programs (SIPs), and offering sessions of workshop. They also lend their expertise to the school’s HBS Online and Executive Education programs by collaborating with faculty in case development and other research projects. Fellowship appointments range from a few months to a year and can be extended.
“Since the inception of the Executive Fellows program, we have been fortunate to engage with an impressive array of experienced practitioners who contribute in many ways to HBS’s mission of educating leaders who make a difference in the world,” said Professor Len Schlesinger. , Program Chair. “This cohort of Executive Fellows, our largest yet, will provide important, first-hand perspectives on real-world challenges and opportunities that will enrich the learning of our entire community.”
The 2022-2023 Executive Members and the HBS faculty members they will work with are:
Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Group
Abudu works with Henry McGee and Andy Wu on projects related to black women entrepreneurs in Africa, the United States and Europe.
Frantz Alphonse (MBA 2000), Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Project Black at Ariel Alternatives, LLC
Alphonse works with McGee, Jeffrey Bussgang and Archie Jones on the MBA elective course Developing minority businesses.
Peter Barrett, Partner, Atlas Venture
In collaboration with the HBS Health Care Initiative, Barrett leads the Blavatnik Fellowship in Life Sciences Entrepreneurshipa one-year fellowship for HBS alumni who foster entrepreneurship and the commercialization of biomedical innovation in the laboratories of Harvard University and its broader community of teaching hospitals.
Rob Biederman (MBA 2014), co-founder, Catalant Technologies and managing partner, Asymmetric Capital Partners
Biederman is working with Jeffrey Rayport on the MBA Scaling Technology Ventures elective course.
Bertrand Bodson (MBA 2003), CEO, Keyword Studios
Bodson works with Karim Lakhani on projects related to digital transformation.
Gerald Chertavian (MBA 1992), Founder and CEO, Year Up
Chertavian works with the Social Enterprise Initiativecollaborating with faculty and students on projects related to driving social change.
Paul Clancy, Board Member, various biotech companies including Agios Pharmaceuticals and Incyte Corporation
Clancy works with Amitabh Chandra on joint degree related projects MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences program. He also works with Fritz Foley on the delivery of the MBA Corporate Finance elective course: Corporate Financial Operations.
Marcelo Claure, Chairman and CEO, Claure Capital
Claure works with Lakhani and the Institute for Digital, Data and Design at Harvard on various projects related to the adoption of artificial intelligence and its implications.
Tom Clay (MBA 1997), CEO, Xtalic Corporation
Clay works with Josh Krieger and Jim Matheson on the Tough Tech Ventures MBA elective course, and with Tom Eisenmann on projects related to MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program.
Sam Clemens (MBA 2004), co-founder and co-CEO, Reprise
Clemens is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurshipworking with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh.
Rana el Kaliouby, Deputy Managing Director, Smart Eye; Co-founder and CEO, Affectiva
El Kaliouby works with Lakhani on various projects related to artificial intelligence and analytics, engaging with MBA and PhD students.
Sarah Endline (MBA 2001), CEO, RIOT Strategic Advisory
Endline is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.
Peter Flaherty, Co-Founder and Director, Esplanade Strategies
Flaherty is working with Bob White on the MBA elective course Elections and Campaigns: A Private Sector Perspective on the 2022 US Midterm Elections.
Jennifer Fonstad (MBA 1997), co-founder, Owl Capital Group
Fonstad works with Lynn Paine on projects related to corporate governance and with Rayport on the MBA elective course Scaling Technology Ventures.
Rachel Greenwald (MBA 1993), Founder and CEO, Elevated Connections
Greenwald is working with Jill Avery on the Creating Brand Value MBA elective course.
Joseph Higgins (MBA 1995), former president, Visual Comfort & Co.
Higgins is working on the MBA electives Entrepreneurship through Acquisition and Financial Management of Smaller Firms with Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff.
Matt Higgins, Co-Founder and CEO, RSE Ventures
Higgins works with Schlesinger and Ayelet Israel on the MBA Short Intensive Program Go beyond DTC.
Reynir Indahl (MBA 1998), Managing Partner, Summa Equity
Indahl works with George Serafeim on projects related to climate and sustainability efforts in private equity.
Vladimir Jacimovic (MBA 1992), CEO and Founder, Continuum Capital Partners LLC and ContinuumLab.ai
Jacimovic works with Lakhani on AI-driven business issues. He will also collaborate with students and other HBS faculty members on various projects related to digital transformation.
Thomas Jones (MBA 1968), Founder/CEO, several technology companies including Epsilon, Elm Square Interactive and EXIT41
Jones is working with Rayport on the MBA Scaling Technology Ventures elective course.
Stephen Kaufman (MBA 1965), former HBS lecturer; retired Chairman and CEO, Arrow Electronics; Board of Directors, Seek Thermal
Kaufman works with faculty in the Technology and Operations Management Unit and collaborates on projects related to the Executive Education program, Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for a Successful Enterprise.
Ann Le Cam, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Talent and Animation Production, Weta Digital
The Cam works with the leadership initiative and a number of HBS faculty members, including Linda Hill, exploring how to develop leadership for the digital world and create a culture of innovation.
Sabrina Lynch, Senior Vice President, Culture and Marketing Communications, Taylor
Lynch works with Francesca Gino on projects related to personal branding and storytelling.
Harish Manwani, Senior Operating Partner, Blackstone
Manwani is working with Ranjay Gulati on the MBA elective course Entrepreneurial Management in a Turnaround Environment.
Greg Marsh (MBA 2006), co-founder and CEO, We
Marsh works with Rayport to deliver the MBA Elective Program Immersive Field Course: London; Entrepreneurship in the UK and Europe.
Sunand Menon (MBA 2001), Founder, New Media Insight; Product Manager, RANE
Menon is working with the Leadership Initiative and a number of HBS faculty members, including Hill, to explore how to develop leadership for the digital world and create a culture of innovation.
Michael Moynihan (MBA 1993), Senior Vice President of Brand, Marketing, Ideas and Partnerships, LEGO Group
Moynihan is working with Avery on the Creating Brand Value MBA elective course.
Marily Nika, Product Manager, Meta
Nika works with Lakhani on a variety of topics including product management and strategy.
Andy Pforzheimer (AB 1984), co-founder and former CEO, Barteca Restaurant Group
Pforzheimer is working with Michael Kaufman on the MBA Challenges and Opportunities in the Restaurant Industry elective course.
Deepa Purushothaman, co-founder, nFormation
Purushothaman works with Robin Ely on projects related to Race, Gender and Equity Initiative .
Simon Rothman (MBA 1995), Partner, Greylock Partners
Rothman works with faculty in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit, including Bussgang and Eisenmann, on projects related to technology companies and business incubators.
Alexandra Schweitzer, Consultant, Commonwealth Care Alliance
Schweitzer works with Dutch Leonard and the Social Enterprise Initiative on projects related to systems-level leadership.
Rudina Seseri (MBA 2005), founding partner, Glasswing Ventures
Seseri is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.
Michael Skok, Founding Partner, Underscore VC
Skok is engaged with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and a number of HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.
Charles Wu (MBA 1983), managing director and founding partner of BayNorth Capital
Wu works with various professors in the finance unit, including Arthur Segel, on real estate-related projects and courses.
Sheela Zemlin (MBA 1998), Chief Revenue Officer, Bakkt
Zemlin works with Mark Roberge and Lou Shipley, collaborating on activities to enhance the MBA’s Entrepreneurial Sales elective course and to create additional connections between the school and Silicon Valley.