Thomas Layton

Thomas  Layton
Lecturer
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Thomas Layton
Lecturer in Management

Teaching Statement

Thomas Layton co-teaches Innovation and Non-founder CEO’s with Andy Rachleff. Thomas’s goal in teaching is to expose students to real-world issues and challenges they will face as senior leaders in rapidly growing companies.

Bio

Thomas has a long history of successful business leadership, having served as CEO at both OpenTable and Metaweb (acquired by Google in 2010), and having co-founded CitySearch. He is currently a board member for Upwork, ezhome, and Doxo. Additionally, he founded the non-profit organization, MapLight.org.

Thomas is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and he holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University and a BS from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Stanford GSB, 1994
  • BS, UNC Chapel Hill, 1986

Teaching

Degree Courses

2017-18

This course examines how companies innovate after the success of their first product, and why non-founder led companies are often less successful at this than founder led companies. We focus on how non-founder CEOs can drive more innovation while...

2016-17

This course examines how companies innovate after the success of their first product, and why non-founder led companies are often less successful at this than founder led companies. We focus on how non-founder CEOs can drive more innovation while...

Stanford Case Studies

UltraCase | E584
Thomas Layton, Sara Rosenthal2016

Stanford University Affiliations

Stanford GSB