John Mawdsley received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Strategy) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His research seeks to understand the drivers and impacts of strategy and performance in human capital intensive firms relating to those firms' client relationships and professional workforce. Adopting a demand-side approach, he focuses on the role of relational market ties in buyer-supplier relationships for portfolio-level supplier outcomes. His other work focuses on topics related to strategic human capital and employee mobility. His Ph.D. dissertation was a finalist for the AOM Wiley Blackwell 2016 Outstanding Dissertation Award (BPS division), and his research has been published or is forthcoming in the Strategic Management Journal, Organization Science, and Journal of Management. He serves on the editorial review board for the Strategic Management Journal and Academy of Management Discoveries, and has previously served as a Representative at Large for the Strategic Human Capital IG.