Laurence Chait

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Strategic Planning


Larry Chait is Managing Director of Chait and Associates, Inc., a consultancy that advises senior management on achieving and sustaining high performance. He has over thirty years of experience in business management and information technology. In his consulting work, Larry has helped executives and organizations across industries manage change. His focus is on strategic business planning, business process improvement, knowledge management, and change management. He has consulted to Global 100s and startups internationally, including industrial corporations, professional-service firms, associations, and nonprofits.

Prior to forming Chait and Associates, Larry was a Vice President and Director of Arthur D. Little, Inc. He held several positions at ADL, including chief knowledge officer, consulting director and principal, and product manager for turnkey systems. While at ADL, Larry developed the firm’s Business Process Improvement methodology and built its BPI practice, consulting to firms globally and teaching the methodology to hundreds of ADL and client staff members. Before joining ADL, Larry was president of his own retail organization and vice president of product development of a national commercial data processing services company.

Larry has authored three books on information technology and human resources; is a contributing author of “Managing the Learning Process of the Corporation” and “Knowledge Management in Practice: Connections and Context” and is currently writing another book with the working title of “Practical Knowledge Management.” He has lectured in programs at seven universities; written over 20 articles published in the U.S. and abroad; and spoken at over 40 conferences on topics including the management of change, process improvement, and knowledge management. Larry is president of the Boston KM Forum, an organization serving practitioners in Knowledge Management.

Larry received his AB in Economics from Cornell University and his MBA from the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration.