John Almandoz is an Associate Professor in the Department of Managing People in Organizations. His background includes experience in actuarial consulting, corporate banking, and the management of non-profit organizations. He earned a joint PhD in Organizational Behavior and a master’s degree in Sociology from Harvard Business School/Harvard University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University’s Cox School of Business. He has published in prestigious journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Administrative Science Quarterly and participates in research in entrepreneurship, institutions, and top management teams and boards of directors. His dissertation focused on the strategic and entrepreneurial implications of community and financial missions in the founding teams of local banks. He is a reviewer for the Academy of Management Conference and ad-hoc reviewer for the Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, Organization Studies and other journals. He has presented papers at various international conferences and seminars, including at Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and the Academy of Management. He is a member of the Academy of Management, American Sociology Association, and the European Group of Organizational Studies. Almandoz teaches courses in the MBA, Executive MBA, and Global Executive MBA programs on leadership and organizational behavior, and self-management. He is based at IESE’s New York campus.