George W. Cogan

Lecturer, Organizational Behavior

George W. Cogan

Lecturer in Management

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George Cogan is a partner based in Bain & Company’s Silicon Valley office and the former head of Bain’s global Technology practice.

With more than two decades of management consulting experience, Mr. Cogan has led major client relationships in strategy development and organization restructuring for numerous international corporations. He has a broad range of experience in technology-driven businesses including semiconductor components, computer hardware, storage and other peripherals, several software segments, information services and telecommunications. His functional expertise includes corporate and divisional strategy, marketing strategy, new product and new business development, sales force and channel effectiveness, customer loyalty and organizational design.

George also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Exploratorium in San Francisco.

He earned an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business and was an Arjay Miller Scholar. He also graduated from Harvard College with a AB in physics with honors.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1989
  • BA, Physics, Harvard, 1980

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2013-present

Professional Experience

  • Partner, Bain & Company, 1989-present
  • Chairman Emeritus, Exploratorium, 2007-present