Sydney Finkelstein, Associate Dean for Executive Education &
Steven Roth Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College
Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He teaches executive education at the Tuck School (where he serves as the Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program), and also has experience working with executives at Northwestern, Wharton, Duke, Bocconi, London Business School, Australian Graduate School of Management, Melbourne Business School, Hanoi School of Business, the Chalmers School (Sweden) and the Helsinki School of Economics. He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics, as well as a Ph.D. from Columbia University in strategic management.
Professor Finkelstein has published 11 books and over 60 articles, including the #1 bestseller in the U.S. and Japan, Why Smart Executives Fail.
A noted patron of the arts and philanthropist at Dartmouth and beyond, Steven Roth has been cited as one of the world’s most respected CEOs by Barron’s magazine. He is chairman of the board and past CEO of Vornado Realty Trust, co-founder and managing general partner of Interstate Properties, and chairman and CEO of Alexander’s Inc. He has served on the boards of numerous foundations, including the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and New York University School of Medicine Foundation.
Roth, this year attending his 50th Dartmouth reunion, has provided years of service to the College, where he has had a lasting impact on culture and the arts. His Dartmouth service includes participation as a trustee since 2008—currently he is chairing the board’s Finance Committee—and past memberships on the Alumni Council, President’s Leadership Council, Dartmouth College Fund Committee, and Tuck Board of Overseers. His family was principal donor to the Roth Center for Jewish Life at Dartmouth and has endowed two distinguished professorships and an academic fellowship.