David Bach is a Senior Associate Dean for Executive MBA & Global Programs, and Senior Lecturer. Bach leads Yale School of Management (SOM) Executive MBA programs, the new Master of Advanced Management Degree program and global opportunities, including spearheading Yale SOM's involvement with the Global Network for Advanced Management.
Tom Barry is the CEO and Founder of Zephyr Management, a global emerging markets investment manager that specializes in the creation and management of private equity and marketable securities funds.
Daylian Cain is Associate Professor of Organizational Behaviour at the Yale School of Management. Dr.Cain's research focuses on "judgment and decision making" and "behavioral business ethics" – in other words, he studies the reasons that smart people do dumb things, good people do bad things. Cain is a leading expert on conflicts of interest, especially the "perverse effects of disclosing conflicts of interest." This work ties in with Cain's work on how to turn altruism on/off. Cain's work has been discussed in The New Yorker, Forbes, the Washington Post, BusinessWeek, USA Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and other top media outlets.
Taz Chaponda is a Partner at Genesis-Analytics – a South African Economic Advisory Firm working in emerging markets. In this role, Taz advises African governments and corporations on Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and other innovative financing mechanisms to address the critical shortage of infrastructure that hinders economic growth and development. Prior to Genesis, Taz was the Head of the South African Budget Office, responsible for the national and provincial budget framework. He was also Head of Infrastructure Finance within the Government's central PPP unit where he led negotiations on a number of flagship projects in the transport and power sectors. This expertise took him to Nigeria where he served in the Lagos State Governor's Office. In his home country of Malawi, Taz was the World Bank's Country Office Economist working on private sector development, public expenditure management and poverty reduction strategies.
Timothy Collins is a Director at RHJ International and is Chairman of RHJI's Investment and Strategy Committee. He founded Ripplewood Holdings LLC in 1995 and served as its CEO and Senior Managing Director until its investment activities were merged with those of RHJI in 2010. He also sits on the Board of Directors of Citigroup Inc. and is Chairman of the Yale School of Management Board of Advisors.
Gregory Fleming is the President of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management and President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management. He also serves as a member of the Morgan Stanley Operating Committee. Mr. Fleming joined Morgan Stanley in February 2010 as President of Morgan Stanley Investment Management and assumed the additional role leading Wealth Management in January 2011.
Laura Freebairn-Smith is Principal at Organizational Performance Group. Laura's specialty is assisting leaders in realizing the full potential of their organizations through humanistic and analytical practices, while offering guidance in the redesign of infrastructure, the creation of strategic plans, and with organizational development.
Toni Harp is the Mayor of New Haven, Connecticut. Previously, she served as a Senator in the State of Connecticut. For 20 years, Toni helped organize AFSCME Local 3144, a management union, and she became the Human Resources Department's first union steward. Toni's public service in elected office began as a member of New Haven's Board of Aldermen.
Jonathan Macey is the Sam Harris Professor of Corporate Law, Corporate Finance and Securities Law at Yale University, and Professor in the Yale School of Management. Professor Macey is the author of several books including the two-volume treatise, Macey on Corporation Laws, and co-author of two leading casebooks, Corporations: Including Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies and Banking Law and Regulation. In 1995, Professor Macey was awarded the Paul M. Bator prize for excellence in Teaching, Scholarship and Public Service by the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy. In 2004, he was awarded a Teaching Award by the Yale Law Women in recognition of his "commitment to excellence in teaching, mentoring and inspiring.
Vikram Mansharamani is an experienced global equity investor and Lecturer at Yale University. Dr. Mansharamani teaches the seminar "Financial Booms & Busts" to Yale College undergraduates. He is also the author of BOOMBUSTOLOGY: Spotting Financial Bubbles Before They Burst and is a regular commentator in the financial and business media. Dr. Mansharamani has been an active participant in the financial markets for the last 20 years. His experience includes positions in management consulting, investment banking, and asset management. Analysis has been the focus of his professional endeavors and his current research interests include bubbles in both financial and non-financial markets, the unsustainable dynamics of food and fuel, and the relative value of experts and generalists in understanding complex problems.
Matthew Nemerson is the Economic Development Administrator for the City of New Haven. Matthew is a graduate from Yale's School of Management and has served New Haven in his current role since December 2013. He was President and Chief Economic Officer of the Connecticut Technology Council for a decade. He has also served as President of the Greater New Haven Chamber of Commerce and was a Founding Vice President of the Business Incubator space at Science Park.
Martha Okafor is the Community Services Administrator for the City of New Haven. Okafor oversees the New Haven's Health Department, the Department of Elderly Services, the Youth Services Department, and works with the State Department of Social Services to provide resources through State Administered General Assistance (SAGA). Prior to this, in Georgia, she served as the Director of the Division of Behavioral Health, an Assistant Professor at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Georgia, a Faculty member at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Massachusetts, and the Chief Executive Officer of a private community health and social services consulting business. Martha also previously served as Director of the Family Health Division of the state Department of Public Health and Director of the Strategic Planning Division at the state Department of Social Services in Connecticut.
Christopher Udry is a Professor of Economics at Yale University. He is a Development Economist whose research focuses on rural economic activity in Sub-Saharan Africa. He has conducted extensive field research in West Africa on technological change in agriculture, the use of financial markets, asset accumulation and gift exchange to cope with risk, gender relations and the structure of household economies, property rights and a variety of other aspects of rural economic organization. He spent two years as a secondary school teacher in northern Ghana, and has been a visiting scholar at Ahmadu Bello University in Nigeria and at the University of Ghana at Legon.