2007 – present
John Hagel III is co-chairman for Deloitte LLP‘s Center for the Edge with nearly 30 years of experience as a management consultant, author, speaker and entrepreneur. He has served as senior vice president of strategy at Atari, Inc., and is the founder of two Silicon Valley startups. Author of The Power of Pull, Net Gain, Net Worth, Out of the Box and The Only Sustainable Edge, John holds a B.A. from Wesleyan University, a B.Phil from Oxford University and a J.D. and MBA from Harvard University.

2001 – 2007
Independent management consultant and author

2000 – 2001
12 Entrepreneuring, Inc. – Chief Strategy Officer
San Francisco-based operating company focused on building businesses in the Web services technology arena. Led a team responsible for: Evaluating new investment opportunities. Providing strategic counsel to 12’s Partner Companies. Synthesizing perspectives on the likely evolution of Web services technology and the implications for business value creation. Helped to launch and build two promising Web services providers, Grand Central and NorthStar.

1984 – 2000
McKinsey & Company – Principal
Global Leader of McKinsey’s Strategy Practice and Electronic Commerce Practice (which I founded and led from 1993-2000). Served a broad range of clients across the world, focusing on strategic management and operational performance improvement using information technology as a key enabler.

Atari, Inc. – Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning
Helped lead successful turnaround of Atari’s Home Computer Division; helped to build profitable application software business

Sequoia Group, Inc. – Founder and CEO
Founded and led systems house selling turnkey computer systems to physicians. Built start-up to $5 million in revenue, becoming the largest provider in its vertical market. Sold the company to MetPath, the largest clinical lab company in the U.S.

Boston Consulting Group – Consultant
Served senior management of a broad range of large enterprises on business strategy issues

Academic Background

MBA – Harvard Business School – 1978
JD – Harvard Law School – 1978
B.Phil. – Oxford University – 1974
BA – Wesleyan University – 1972

Awards and Honors

Accenture (2003) – Top 100 Business Gurus
Network World (2002) – 50 Most Powerful People in Networking
World Economic Forum (2000) – Forum Fellow
Business Week (1999) – Named one of the 25 most influential people in electronic business
Upside (1999) – Designated one of the Elite 100 Most Influential People in the Digital World
McKinsey Award – Best articles published in Harvard Business Review
1999 – Unbundling the Corporation
2001 – Your Next IT Strategy


World Economic Forum – Forum Fellow
Icosystem – Board of Advisors
Grand Central – Advisory Board
NorthStar – Advisory Board
Rearden Commerce – Advisory Board
International Academy of Management – Member
Harvard Business School Research Center – former Steering Committee member