Devin DeCiantis
Devin DeCiantis

Adjunct Lecturer of Family Enterprise

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Devin DeCiantis is a Senior Associate at Lansberg-Gersick & Associates, a research and consulting firm specializing in family enterprise and family philanthropy. His work is focused on the financial, operational, and strategic aspects of family-controlled organizations.

Devin has worked with private and public sector leaders throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, and is a frequent speaker at family business programs organized by universities and industry groups. He teaches about family enterprise within Kellogg's Executive Education programs and leads a course on Family Enterprise in Theory and Practice at Harvard. He is also leading a global research project on the resilience of family firms in emerging and frontier markets.

Devin holds an M.P.P. from Harvard University and a B.B.A. from York University, both with a concentration in finance and economics.

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Master in Public Policy, 2009, Harvard University
Bachelor of Business Administration, 2001, York University

Academic Positions
Adjunct Lecturer of Family Enterprise, Kellogg School of Management, 2015-present
Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard University, 2015-present

Other Professional Experience
Senior Associate, Lansberg-Gersick, 2012-present
Financial Analyst, Harvard University, 2009-2012
Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company, 2008-2008
Director of Digital Media, The Walrus Foundation, 2006-2007
Founder, Freedom24 Developments, 2003-2006
Investment Banking Analyst, UBS, 2001-2003

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Research Interests

Lead Researcher on Kellogg-sponsored grant to explore family businesses that survive and thrive in high risk environments.

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