Boston– Harvard Business School (HBS) has announced the cohort of Executive Fellows for the 2022-23 academic year. With its largest to date of 36 people, the Executive Fellows program aims to enhance teaching and learning in schools by leveraging the expertise of outstanding practitioners. All fellows, including alumni, work with at least one HBS faculty member to bring their business experience to the HBS community.
Fellows contribute to the school by working with faculty and MBA students on curriculum and extracurricular activities. These include, but are not limited to, co-teaching courses in elective courses, providing career counseling and development guidance, co-leadership Short Intensive Courses (SIPs), and providing seminar courses. They also bring their expertise to the school’s HBS online and executive education programs by working with faculty on case development and other research projects. Fellows’ appointments range from a few months to a year and can be extended.
“Since the launch of the Executive Fellows Program, we have had the privilege of engaging with a wide range of experienced practitioners who, in many ways, contribute to HBS’ mission to educate world-changing leaders,” said Professor Len Schlesinger, the program’s Chairman. “This cohort of executive fellows, our largest to date, will provide important first-hand perspectives on real-world challenges and opportunities that will enrich learning across our community.”
The 2022-2023 Executive Fellows and the HBS faculty with whom they will collaborate are:
Moad, CEO of Ebony Living Group
Abudu is working with Henry McGee and Andy Wu on projects related to African, American and European black women entrepreneurs.
Frantz Alphonse (MBA 2000), Co-Founder and Senior Managing Director, Black Project, Ariel Alternatives, LLC
Alphonse is working with McGee, Jeffrey Bussgang and Archie Jones on the MBA elective “Scaling Minority Businesses”.
Peter Barrett, Partner, Atlas Venture Partners
In partnership with the HBS Healthcare Program, Barrett leads the Blavatnik Life Sciences Entrepreneurship Fellowship, a one-year fellowship for HBS alumni who promote the entrepreneurship and commercialization of biomedical innovations at Harvard and its extended teaching hospital community.
Rob Biederman (MBA 2014), Co-Founder of Catalant Technologies and Managing Partner of Asymmetric Capital Partners
Biederman is working with Jeffrey Rayport on the MBA elective, Scaling Technology Ventures.
Bertrand Bodson (MBA 2003), CEO of Keyword Studios
Bodson is working with Karim Lakhani on projects related to digital transformation.
Gerald Chertavian (MBA 1992), Founder and CEO of Year Up
Chertavian is working with social enterprise initiatives, working with faculty and students on projects related to driving social change.
Paul Clancy, Board Member, Biotechnology Companies including Agios Pharmaceuticals and Incyte Corporation
Clancy is working with Amitabh Chandra on a project related to the joint degree MS/MBA Biotechnology: Life Sciences program. He also offers the MBA elective “Corporate Finance: Corporate Finance Operations” in partnership with Fritz Foley.
Marcelo Claure, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Claure Capital
Claure is working with Lakhani and Harvard’s Institute for Digital, Data and Design on various projects related to AI adoption and impact.
Tom Clay (MBA 1997), CEO of Xtalic
Clay is working with Josh Krieger and Jim Matheson on the MBA elective Tough Tech Ventures and with Tom Eisenmann on a project related to the MS/MBA: Engineering Science program.
Sam Clemens (MBA 2004), Co-founder and Co-CEO of Reprise
Clemens works with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and many HBS faculty members including Eisenmann and Shikhar Ghosh.
Rana el Kaliouby, Deputy CEO, Smart Eye; Co-founder and CEO, Affectiva
El Kaliouby is working with Lakhani on various projects related to artificial intelligence and analytics, as well as communicating with MBA and PhD students.
Sarah Endline (MBA 2001), CEO, RIOT Strategy Consulting
Endline partners with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and many HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.
Peter Flaherty, Co-Founder and Principal, Esplanade
Flaherty is working with Bob White on the MBA elective “Elections and Campaigns: Private Sector Perspectives on the 2022 US Midterm Elections.”
Jennifer Fonstad (MBA 1997), Co-Founder, Owl Capital Group
Fonstad is working with Lynn Paine on projects related to corporate governance and with Rayport on the MBA elective, Scaling Technology Ventures.
Rachel Greenwald (MBA 1993), Founder and CEO, Elevated Connections
Greenwald is partnering with Jill Avery on the MBA elective “Creating Brand Value.”
Joseph Higgins (MBA 1995), former president of Visual Comfort & Co.
Higgins is studying the MBA elective “Entrepreneurship through Acquisitions and Financial Management of Small Businesses” with Richard Ruback and Royce Yudkoff.
Matt Higgins, Co-founder and CEO of RSE Ventures, Managing Partner of Summa Equity
Higgins is working with Schlesinger and Ayelet Israel on a short intensive MBA program beyond DTC.
Reynir Indahl (MBA 1998), Managing Partner, Summa Equity
Indahl is working with George Serafeim on private equity projects related to climate and sustainability.
Vladimir Jacimovic (MBA 1992), CEO and Founder of Continuum Capital Partners LLC and ContinuumLab.ai
Jacimovic is working with Lakhani to solve the problem of AI-first business. He will also interact with students and other HBS faculty on various projects related to digital transformation.
Thomas Jones (MBA 1968), Founder/CEO, multiple technology businesses including Epsilon, Elm Square Interactive and EXIT41
Jones is partnering with Rayport on Scaling Technology Ventures, an MBA elective.
Stephen Kaufman (MBA 1965), former senior lecturer at Harvard Business School; retired chairman and CEO of Arrow Electronics; board of directors, seeking heat
Kaufman is working with faculty in technology and operations management and on a project related to the executive education program “Disruptive Innovation: Strategies for Successful Businesses.”
Ann Le Cam, Senior Vice President, Global Head of Talent and Animation Production, Weta Digital
Le Cam is working with the Leadership Initiative and some HBS faculty, including Linda Hill, to explore how to develop leadership and build a culture of innovation for the digital world.
Sabrina Lynch, Senior Vice President of Culture and Marketing Communications, Taylor
Lynch is working with Francesca Gino on projects related to personal branding and storytelling.
Harish Manwani, senior operating partner, Blackstone Group
Manwani is studying the MBA elective “Entrepreneurial Management in Transformational Environments” with Ranjay Gulati.
Greg Marsh (MBA 2006), Co-founder and CEO of Nous
Marsh is partnering with Rayport to offer MBA electives immersive field courses: London; Entrepreneurship in the UK and Europe.
Sunand Menon (MBA 2001), Founder, New Media Insight; Chief Product Officer, RANE
Menon is working with the Leadership Initiative and many Harvard Business School faculty, including Hill, to explore how to develop leadership and build a culture of innovation for the digital world.
Michael Moynihan (MBA 1993), Senior Vice President Brand, Marketing, Insights and Partnerships, The LEGO Group
Moynihan is working with Avery on the MBA elective “Creating Brand Value”.
Marily Nika, Head of Product, Meta
Nika is working with Lakhani on a variety of topics, including product management and strategy.
Andy Pforzheimer (AB 1984), co-founder and former CEO of Barteca Restaurant Group
Pforzheimer is working with Michael Kaufman on the MBA elective “Challenges and Opportunities in the Food and Beverage Industry”.
Deepa Purushothaman, co-founder of nFormation
Purushothaman is working with Robin Ely on projects related to the Race, Gender and Equity Initiative.
Simon Rothman (MBA 1995), Partner at Greylock Partners
Rothman is working with faculty in Entrepreneurship Management, including Bussgang and Eisenmann, on projects related to technology ventures and business incubators.
Alexandra Schweitzer, Consultant, Commonwealth Nursing Alliance
Schweitzer is working with Dutch Leonard and the Social Enterprise Initiative on projects related to leadership at the system level.
Rudina Seseri (MBA 2005), Founding Partner, Glasswing Ventures
Seseri works with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and many HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.
Michael Skok, Founding Partner, Underscore VC
Skok works with the Arthur Rock Center for Entrepreneurship, working with students and many HBS faculty members, including Eisenmann and Ghosh.
Wu Xiaoqiang, Managing Director and Founding Partner of North Bay Capital
Wu is working with several faculty members in the financial sector, including Arthur Segel, on real estate-related projects and courses.
Sheela Zemlin (MBA 1998), Chief Revenue Officer, Bakkt
Zemlin is working with Mark Roberge and Lou Shipley on a collaborative campaign to strengthen MBA elective entrepreneurship sales and create more connections between the school and Silicon Valley.