Max Bazerman, PhD
Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Max H. Bazerman is the Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, and has an international consulting, teaching, and lecturing practice. In addition, Max is formally affiliated with the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard’s Psychology Department, the Harvard University Center on the Environment, and the Program on Negotiation at the Harvard Law School. Max’s research focuses on decision making, negotiation, and ethics. He is the author, co-author, or co-editor of nineteen books (including Blind Spots [with Ann Tenbrunsel], Princeton University Press, 2011; and, Judgment in Managerial Decision Making [with Don Moore], Wiley, 8th edition, 2012), and over 200 research articles and chapters. In 2008, Max was named as Ethisphere’s 100 Most Influential in Business Ethics, was named one of Daily Kos’ Heroes from the Bush Era for going public about how the Bush Administration corrupted the RICO Tobacco trial, and received the Distinguished Educator Award from the Academy of Management. In 2006, Max received an honorary doctorate from the University of London (London Business School), the Kulp-Wright Book Award from the American Risk and Insurance Association for Predictable Surprises (with Michael Watkins), and the Life Achievement Award from the Aspen Institute’s Business and Society Program.
Former Chairman & CEO
Garrett Bouton served as the Chairman of LECG Corp. from July 2007 to December 2010, and as a Director from November 2006. Prior to LECG, he served as the Managing Director & regional CEO of Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco, founded ARBI Assets in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and worked as the CEO of both Rosenberg Investment Management in Orinda, California, and Scandinavian Bank Group in London, England. Mr. Bouton holds a Masters degree in International Economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, and a Bachelors degree from Colorado College.
Kim Cameron, Ph.D.
Professor and Department Chair, University of Michigan
Dr. Cameron is currently the William Russell Kelly Professor of Management and Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business. His research on downsizing, corporate culture and the development of leadership excellence has been published in more than 120 academic journals and 13 books. Dr. Cameron co-founded the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship at the University of Michigan and has served as Dean at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University and Associate Dean at the Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University.
Mary Gentile, Ph.D.
Director of Curriculum and Senior Research Scholar, givingvoicetovaluesthebook.com
Mary Gentile consults on management education and values-driven leadership. In her ten-year tenure at Harvard Business School, she developed and taught the school’s first course on managing diversity, and helped design and taught its first required module on ethical decision-making. Currently she is director of the Giving Voice to Values curriculum and senior research scholar at Babson College. Her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, strategy+business, BizEd, CFO Magazine, and Risk Management, and she has written several books on ethics and diversity.
Chief Executive Officer of NDS Group Ltd.
Dave Habiger assumed leadership of NDS Group Ltd. as its Chief Executive Officer in July 2011. Previously, Dave was President and Chief Executive Officer of Sonic Solutions where he helped the company reinvent its core business, and led the subsequent sale of Sonic to Rovi Corporation. He was recognized by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year. Prior to joining Sonic, he was Product Manager of Roscor Corporation and founded Providence Productions. He is also a member of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the National Association of Corporate Directors, and a Director at The Next New You, the Hinsdale Historical Society, and the Center for Corporate Innovation. Dave holds an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and a B.B.A. from St. Norbert College.
Entrepreneur, CEO, and Author, mheffernan.com
Margaret Heffernan produced radio and television programs for the BBC for 13 years before coming to the US where she spearheaded multimedia productions for Intuit, The Learning Company and Standard&Poors. She was Chief Executive of InfoMation Corporation, ZineZone Corporation and then iCast Corporation, and was named one of the “Top 25” by Streaming Media magazine and one of the “Top 100 Media Executives” by The Hollywood Reporter. Margaret now blogs regularly for BNET and the Huffington Post. She teaches at the University of Bath in the UK as well as Simmons College, Boston and Babson College. She has published two books about women and business: The Naked Truth: A Working Woman’s Manifesto and Women on Top: How Women are Changing the Rules for Business Success. Her most recent book, Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at our Peril was shortlisted for the Financial Times/Goldman Sachs Best Business Book Award 2011. Margaret holds an honorary doctorate for her services to teaching and entrepreneurship and won the Prowess Media award in 2008.
Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities and Founder and President of Arden Seminars
Tamar March is both the Founder & President Emerita of Arden Seminars and a Senior Fellow at the Association of American Colleges and Universities. In addition, she initiated the Intellectual Renewal for Leaders Seminars while Dean of Educational Programs at Radcliffe College.
Christina Maslach, Ph.D.
Professor and former Vice-Provost, University of California, Berkeley, socialpsychology.org
Christina Maslach is a Professor of Psychology at the University of California at Berkeley. She is probably best known for her pioneering research on the topic of job burnout and the development of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI). Professor Maslach was nationally recognized as “Professor of the Year” in 1997. At the University of California at Berkeley, she has received the Distinguished Teaching Award, the Berkeley Faculty Service Award, and the Berkeley Citation (Berkeley’s highest honor). She received her B.A., magna cum laude, in Social Relations from Harvard-Radcliffe College in 1967, and her Ph.D. in Psychology from Stanford University in 1971.
JoAnn McNutt, Ph.D.
Organizational Consultant at Nygren Consulting, LLC
Joann McNutt, Ph.D., joined Nygren Consulting, LLC, in 2008. Prior to joining Nygren Consulting, she held various roles at Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC in the Corporate Governance Consulting Group for seven years, and served in the US Army Reserve for 12 years. Dr. McNutt specializes in working with CEOs, board of directors, and senior management teams on governance, leadership development and assessment, and strategic organizational alignment.
David Nygren, Ph.D.
Founder of Nygren Consulting, LLC
Dr. David Nygren established Nygren Consulting, LLC in 2007 after ten years as Senior Partner at Mercer Delta Consulting, LLC. There, he founded the Corporate Governance Consulting Group. He specializes in board effectiveness, organizational strategy, and executive leadership. Dr. Nygren earned an MA in psychology and a Ph.D. in social/organizational psychology from Boston University, and holds Masters degrees in social ethics, systematic theology, and comparative literature from Harvard University’s Institute for Educational Management.
James O’Toole, Ph.D.
Author and Professor, University of Denver Daniels College of Business, jamesotoole.com
James O’Toole is the Daniels Distinguished Professor of Business Ethics at the University of Denver’s Daniels College of Business, as well as a well known author whose books, research and writings focus on leadership, ethics, corporate culture, and philosophy. Previously, he served as the Associates’ Chair of Management and the Executive Director of the Leadership Institute at USC, Director of the Twenty-Year Forecast Project (where he interpreted social, political, and economic change for the top management of thirty of the largest US corporations), Executive Vice President of the Aspen Institute, and Managing Director of the Booz Allen & Hamilton Strategic Leadership Center. Jim was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University where he received his Doctorate in Social Anthropology.
Director of PwC Consulting
Jan Seele is Director of the Talent Management and Organization Design business at PwC. Previously, Jan was senior manager of Deloitte Consulting’s Human Capital service line. His leadership experience includes global end-to-end business transformation lifecycles in HR service delivery, HR outsourcing and in-house shared services, and the design and implementation of global learning management systems. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University and an M.S. from The London School of Economics.
Global Board Director and former CEO
Peter Waller has broad global leadership experience as a board director and as a CEO in public and private companies, ranging from market entries to multi-billion dollar enterprises. His priority and passion in these companies has been the personal and professional growth of the employees, and the development of a healthy culture and outreach to the community. Until December 2010, he served as CEO at Corinthian Colleges, a large private sector post-secondary education company. Earlier, Peter had a twenty-five year international career in Europe, the South Pacific and North America with Procter and Gamble, Gillette and PepsiCo’s restaurant business, including three years as President of Taco Bell. He is currently a Board Director of Websense. Peter received his Master’s degree from Oxford University.
Director of Client Solutions at Interaction Associates
Ashley Welch has over 14 years of domestic and global experience across industries with Interaction Associates. More recently, she has focused on building the leadership development and sustainability practice. Through research and forging partnerships with world-class sustainability experts, Ashley and her colleagues have developed an approach to developing forward thinking, collaborative and innovative business leaders who act as stewards of the planet. Ashley received her Bachelor’s Degree in English literature from the University of Michigan. She volunteers her time to support increased wellness in her children’s public school system, and the success of the Buckminster Fuller Institute.
Michael Winston, Ph.D.
Values-based Leadership Presenter and Consultant, businessthoughtleader.com
Michael brings 25 years of experience as a business leader, change agent, and organization strategist. He leverages his extensive career at companies such as Merrill Lynch, McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed, and Motorola, to form, energize and empower others. Most recently, Michael was profiled in the New York Times as a former executive turned courageous whistle-blower when he prevailed against Countrywide/Bank of America. Michael is committed to promoting ‘vision-driven, values-based leadership that is a force for good.
CEO and Co-Founder of Solazyme
Jonathan Wolfson is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Solazyme, where he oversees the management and strategic direction of the company. Prior to Solazyme, Mr. Wolfson held a variety of positions including Vice President of Finance and Business Development for 7thOnline, Co-Founder, President and COO of InvestorTree, and Business & Legal Analyst for Triarc Companies. In 2009, Mr. Wolfson was awarded the “Green Leap” Award from the Clinton Global Initiative for his commitment to commercializing Solazyme’s breakthrough technology for renewable oil production for fuel and food. Mr. Wolfson holds a J.D. from the NYU School of Law and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business.