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Dan Simpson

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MBA, Marketing and Organization Behavior, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
BS, Education, Northwestern University

Positions Held

at Haas since 2013

2014 – present, Lecturer, Haas School of Business

2013, Executive in Residence, Haas School of Business

2004 – 2013, Vice President, Office of the Chairman, The Clorox Company

1989 – 2003, Vice President, Strategy and Planning, The Clorox Company

1979 – 1989, Various positions in brand management, finance, and business development, The Clorox Company

External Service and Assignments

Member, Strategic Management Society

Member, Academy of Management

2000-2004, Board of Directors, Oakland Zoo

Current Research and Interests

  • Strategy development
  • Strategy execution and organization change
  • Innovation

Selected Papers and Publications

  • “Making Capabilities Strategic” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2014
  • “What Strategists Need: A Meeting of the Minds” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2014
  • “How Chief Strategy Officers Think About Their Role: A Roundtable” with Renee Dye, McKinsey Quarterly, May 2008


  • Corporate-Level Strategy, EWMBA 296.1
  • Strategy Development Practicum, EWMBA 296.11

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