Paul Marshall

  • Harvard Business School

Paul Marshall is the MBA Class of 1960 Professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, and is affiliated with the Entrepreneurial Management Unit there. He teaches a course, The Entrepreneurial Manager in the Turnaround Environment, on the role of managers trying to execute an operational turnaround in a company in distress. Paul is also faculty chairman of the Global Colloquium on Participant Centered Learning, a program that teaches professors from around the world how to teach using the case method. He received the MBA Class’s Outstanding Professor Award in both 1998 and 1999. In 2008, he was named Honorary Professor by Xiamen University in Xiamen, China. Paul has been a member of the HBS faculty on three separate occasions. His most recent job before returning to Harvard in 1996 was chairman and CEO of Rochester Shoe Tree Company, Inc. He managed the company during a four-year turnaround and implemented a major reorganization and cost reduction program that improved profitability in the face of declining sales. Paul earned his MBA and D.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.