Jonathan L.S. Byrnes is Senior Lecturer at MIT, where he has taught at the graduate level and in executive programs for nearly fifteen years. At MIT, he teaches Case Studies in Logistics and Supply Chain Management, and Integrated Account Management.
He has authored over one hundred books, articles, cases, notes, and expert submissions – and he writes a monthly column on managing profitability, called “Alumni Insights: The Bottom Line,” in Harvard Business School’s Working Knowledge e-newsletter (hbswk.hbs.edu). Dr. Byrnes has supervised thesis work in ABB, C&S Wholesale Grocers, Cardinal Healthcare, Dell, Honeywell, Philips, Procter & Gamble, and United Technologies.
Dr. Byrnes earned a DBA from Harvard University in 1980, and an MBA (Smith Prize for academic distinction and leadership) from Columbia University in 1974. He currently serves as Vice President of both the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard Club of Boston; he served for five years on the Board of Directors of the Harvard Business School Alumni Association, and for two years on Harvard’s Committee on Shareholder Responsibility.
He is President of Jonathan Byrnes & Co., a focused consulting company that he founded in 1976. He has advised over fifty major companies and industry associations. Dr. Byrnes serves on the Advisory Boards of Autopart International, Pet Food Experts, and WaveMark.