Todd Zenger

Presidential Professor of Strategy and Strategic Leadership & N. Eldon Tanner Chair

Department of Entrepreneurship & Strategy, Goff Strategic Leadership Center, Master of Business Creation

Faculty, Tenure Track

Todd Zenger is the N. Eldon Tanner Chair in Strategy and Strategic Leadership at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. He also holds the University of Utah designation as a Presidential Professor. From 1990 through July of 2014, he served as a faculty member at Washington University in St. Louis in the Olin Business School. He currently serves as Editor in Chief of Strategy Science, one of the leading academic publications in strategy. He also serves as Academic Director of the Goff Strategic Leadership Center. He has previously served as senior associate dean, as department (or area) chair for more than sixteen years, and as academic director of the Executive MBA and Master of Business Creation programs. He has received numerous awards for his executive MBA and professional MBA teaching. He was inducted as a Fellow of the Strategic Management Society in 2022 and as a Fellow of the Academy of Management in 2023.

Professor Zenger completed his undergraduate degree in economics at Stanford University and his PhD in strategy and organization at UCLA.

Professor Zenger is among the world’s most cited scholars in the areas of corporate strategy and organization design, and has published extensively on these topics in the leading academic journals and practitioner outlets. His work has also received extensive media coverage.

Professor Zenger is active in consulting and executive teaching around the topics of strategy and strategic leadership, having worked with a wide range of clients. He is author of the best-selling Harvard Business Review article, “What is the Theory of Your Firm?” His book, Beyond Competitive Advantage: How to Solve the Puzzle of Sustaining Growth while Creating Value is now widely used to teach topics on corporate strategy.

Todd Zenger