Jeffrey J. Anderson
Associate Dean, Leadership Development
The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Jeff Anderson joined the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in January 2007. In this role, he has responsibility for the Leadership Effectiveness and Development (LEAD) program as well as other leadership development activities for full-time MBA students.

Mr. Anderson is also a partner and co-founder of The Chatham Group, an association of executive coaching professionals with many years of experience as senior business leaders. The Chatham Group helps its clients use new or enhanced leadership behaviors to successfully deal with their real-time business issues. The focus is on working side-by-side with executives, in their environment, providing encouragement and support, independent perspectives and candid feedback. Mr. Anderson has worked with senior executives in the distribution, consumer product, energy, investment banking, consulting, telecommunication and automotive industries.

Before starting The Chatham Group, he spent seventeen years with RR Donnelley & Sons Company, a leading provider of commercial printing, distribution and marketing communication services. As the global head of Corporate Development, Mr. Anderson built a team that led the organization’s strategic planning efforts and completed more than 40 acquisitions and joint ventures throughout North America, South America and Europe. During his tenure at RR Donnelley, he also held a variety of corporate finance roles, served as the head of a $100 million manufacturing operation and was the President of European Operations.

Prior to joining RR Donnelley & Sons Company, Mr. Anderson spent several years with Arthur Young & Company in Chicago where he led the audits of various manufacturing and service companies.

He is Chairman of The Night Ministry, serves as a member of the audit committee of The City of Lake Forest, and is on the board of the Danish Home of Chicago.

Mr. Anderson received a BA in economics and accounting from Carthage College and a MBA with honors from The University of Chicago.

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