Meet the Program Faculty
Like all Harvard Business School Executive Education programs, OPM is developed and taught by a core faculty of HBS professors. Our faculty members are widely recognized as skilled educators, groundbreaking researchers, and award-winning authors.
Through publishing, consulting, and teaching, they leverage their business expertise and field-based research to create new knowledge and enduring concepts that shape the practice of management. The result is a teaching team that exposes participants to multiple perspectives, challenging their thinking and encouraging new practices that result in superior business leadership. For more detailed biographies, click on each faculty name.
Lynda M. Applegate,
Sarofim-Rock Professor of Business Administration. Head of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; member of the General Management Unit; faculty chair of "Owner/President Management Portfolio," "Owner/President Management," "OPM IV: Doing Business in Brazil," and "Key Executives Program"; and faculty cochair of "Breakthrough Insights: Leading Innovation."
Frank V. Cespedes,
MBA Class of 1973 Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Aligning Strategy and Sales."
John A. Davis,
Senior Lecturer of Business Administration. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; and faculty chair of "Families in Business: From Generation to Generation" and "Managing Family Businesses for Generational Success—India."
Sebastian S. Kresge Professor of Marketing. Member of the Marketing Unit; and faculty chair of the "Global Colloquium on Participant-Centered Learning" and "Leadership and Corporate Accountability—India."
Robert Steven Kaplan,
Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration. Senior Associate Dean for External Relations; and member of the Organizational Behavior Unit.
Associate Professor of Business Administration and Marvin Bower Fellow. Member of the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit. Faculty chair of "Global Immersion in Brazil."
Eli Goldston Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Negotiation, Organizations, and Markets Unit.
Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Member of the Accounting and Management Unit.
Robert Braucher Professor of Law from Practice. Faculty chair of Executive Education and Research Director at the Center for Law and Professions at Harvard Law School.
Forest L. Reinhardt,
John D. Black Professor of Business Administration. Faculty chair of the European Research Initiative; member of the Business, Government and the International Economy Unit; and faculty cochair of the "Global Energy Seminar."
W. Earl Sasser,
Baker Foundation Professor. Member of the Entrepreneurial Management Unit; faculty chair of "Leadership Best Practices," and "Leadership for Senior Executives"; and faculty cochair of "Achieving Breakthrough Service."
David B. Yoffie,
Max and Doris Starr Professor of International Business Administration. Member of the Strategy Unit.
"One of the most energizing parts of the program is the amazing group of people that I have become friends with from all over the world. Since I graduated from OPM, our globe has become much smaller. I can call on any one of my fellow graduates in over 20 countries, and they will be there for me—as I would be for them."
Julie Levi [President], Progressive Promotions, Inc., U.S.