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Professor of Practice
UVA Darden School of Business
Timothy M. (Tim) Laseter serves as a Professor of Practice at the University of Virginia’s Darden Business School and an independent strategy consultant to companies ranging from government entities to business start-ups to Fortune 50 corporations.
Prior to joining the Darden faculty in 2002, Laseter was a partner with Booz Allen & Hamilton, supporting a wide variety of global businesses in operations strategy, supply management, and business model innovation. Before joining Booz Allen, Laseter held various positions in plant operations for a joint venture between Siemens and Corning to produce fiber optic cable for the telecommunications industry. From 2014 to 2019 Laseter returned to the incarnation of his old firm, serving as a part-time managing director of PwC-Strategy& while continuing to teach part-time.
Professor Laseter is the author or co-author of four business books including Balanced Sourcing, Strategic Product Creation, The Portable MBA, and Internet Retail Operations. His academic research has been featured in the Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, and the Sloan Management Review has explored the evolution of internet business models for more than two decades. As a contributing editor for strategy+business, he authored or coauthored four dozen practitioner articles dating back to the founding of the journal.
In addition to Darden, Laseter has taught at the Tuck School at Dartmouth, IESE in Barcelona, the London Business School, Emory University's Goizueta School, Vanderbilt's Owen School, and the Stern School at NYU. He earned a B.S. with high honors in Industrial Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology before earning his MBA with honors and Ph.D. at the University of Virginia.