David J. Collis, Ph. D.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER, VIVALDI
Dr. David Collis is the MBA Class of 1958 Senior Lecturer at the Harvard Business School. His research focuses on corporate strategy, industry analysis, and global competition. He is the author of over twenty articles and book chapters, more than fifty Harvard Business School cases that have sold over 400,000 copies, and the books “Corporate Strategy” and “Corporate Headquarters.”
Previously he was a professor at the Yale School of Management for five years. Prior to that, he was at the Harvard Business School where he jointly developed an MBA course on corporate strategy and, in 1996, was rated the top teacher among all strategy faculty.
He is a strategic consultant to top management of major U.S. and U.K. corporations including Merck, Fidelity Investments, and Fortis Inc. Additionally, he is a frequent speaker and consultant on higher education. He participates in and chairs executive education programs at the Harvard Business School and on in-house management education programs for multinational companies. He serves on the Advisory Boards of WebCT, MLX.com and previously Ocean Spray. He holds a Ph.D. and an MBA from Harvard University, and an MA from Cambridge University.