Michael E. Raynor

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Michael E. Raynor
Deloitte Distinguished Fellow
Deloitte Consulting
Michael E. Raynor is a Director in Deloitte Research, the thought leadership arm of Deloitte, a global professional services firm with over $15 billion in revenue and 100,000 professionals in offices worldwide. He works with senior executives in the world's leading corporations across a wide range of industries, including telecommunications, media and entertainment, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, energy, and manufacturing. He joined the firm following his graduation from the doctoral program at the Harvard Business School, where he was awarded the George S. Dively Memorial Award for research excellence.

In his client work and research Michael explores the challenges of corporate strategy and innovation.

His recent book, The Innovator's Solution, co-authored with Professor Clayton M. Christensen, has been on the Wall Street Journal and New York Times bestseller lists, and won several "best book of the year" awards in 2003. In addition, Dr. Raynor has published extensively in managerial and academic journals and teaches in the MBA and Executive Education programs at the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada.

Dr. Raynor holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy from Harvard University where he was a John Harvard Scholar, and an MBA from the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada where he was awarded the Nelson M. Davis Memorial Scholarship. He lives in Toronto.

Degrees and certifications

  • Doctorate - Harvard Business School, Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States 2000
  • MBA - Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada 1994
  • BA - Philosophy - Harvard University, Massachusetts, United States 1990

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