Larry Ladd has served for over twenty years as an advisor on governance, strategy, and finance to over one hundred colleges, universities, and university foundations: financially strong and financially challenged, large and small, public and private, not-for-profit and for-profit. His prior executive experience includes serving as the director of budget and financial planning at Harvard University, the chief operating and financial officer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the dean of administration and the dean of the College of Special Studies at Tufts University, the assistant provost at Boston University, and assistant to the president of Duke University. His expertise includes board governance, strategic restructuring/business model change, budgeting and financial planning, developing business plans, accreditation preparation, executive coaching, and enterprise risk management. He has served as a trustee at the University of Massachusetts, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Meadville Lombard Theological School, and Boston Architectural College. He has held officer positions including board chair, treasurer, audit committee chair, and investment committee chair.
Mr. Ladd earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Meadville Lombard Theological School. He has participated in professional development programs in strategic planning and change management at the Harvard Business School.