The National Center for the Middle Market (NCMM) today named Thomas A. Stewart as its new Executive Director. The NCMM - a partnership of GE Capital and The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business – is the nation’s leading research institution dedicated to helping middle market companies be more competitive through impactful research, thoughtful advocacy, and educational programs. Representing nearly 200,000 companies with annual revenues between $10 million and $1 billion, the middle market is an economic growth engine driving the U.S. recovery, contributing one-third of non-government GDP and one-third of total employment.
Stewart is recognized as one of America’s leading business and management thinkers. He most recently served as Chief Marketing and Knowledge Officer for the global management consulting firm Booz & Company. Prior to that, he spent six years as the Editor and Managing Director of Harvard Business Review. His extensive experience as a publishing executive and business journalist also includes leadership roles as Editorial Director for Business 2.0 and a member of Fortune’s Board of Editors. A summa cum laude graduate in English literature from Harvard College, Stewart is also the well-respected author of Intellectual Capital: The New Wealth of Organizations and The Wealth of Knowledge: Intellectual Capital and the 21st Century Organization. A fellow of the World Economic Forum, he is also the recipient of an honorary degree from the Cass Business School, City University, London. Click here to watch an interview with Stewart to learn about his previous experience and vision for the NCMM.
“The Center was established to create a national dialogue around the middle market,” said Christine A. Poon, dean and John W. Berry Sr. Chair in Business at Fisher. “By combining the best thought leadership from academics with highly relevant insights from midsized businesses across industries and throughout the nation, we have elevated the voice of this critical economic segment – and look forward to adding Tom's proven leadership to our mission.”