Dr. Steve Kerr

Profile

Dr. Steve Kerr is a senior advisor to Goldman Sachs, following a six year term as a managing director and Goldman’s chief learning officer. Before joining Goldman he was General Electric’s CLO and vice president of corporate leadership development for seven years, where he worked closely with Jack Welch and led GE’s renowned leadership education center at Crotonville. After leaving Goldman he again worked with Welch, serving as co-founder and the first executive director of the Jack Welch Management Institute.

Dr. Kerr has also served on the business school faculties of The Ohio State University, the University of Michigan and the University of Southern California, where he was dean of the faculty and director of the Ph.D. program. He is a former president of the Academy of Management, the world’s largest association of academicians in management. He has authored or coauthored six books and more than 80 journal articles, and his writings on leadership and “on the folly of rewarding a, while hoping for b” are among the most cited and reprinted in the management sciences.

Steve is a member of the board of directors of Harvard Business Publishing, The Motley Fool and the Miami Children’s Hospital Foundation, and is on the advisory board of the University of Pennsylvania’s program in learning leadership and the Forbes School of Business. Interviews of Steve and articles about him have appeared in Fortune, Forbes ASAP, Investor’s Business Daily, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Business Week, Financial Times, in two Harvard Business School case studies, and in many international magazines and newspapers. He has also written many blogs and op-ed pieces and has appeared on ABC, CBS, CNN, NBC, PBS, and cable and local (LA) TV.