Nelson P. Repenning is the School of Management Distinguished Professor of System Dynamics and Organization Studies at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Professor Repenning currently serves the as the faculty director for MIT Sloan’s Executive MBA program and recently joined ShiftGear as a partner and its Chief Social Scientist. His work focuses on understanding the factors that contribute to the successful implementation, execution, and improvement of business processes. Professor’s Repenning has received several awards for his work, including best paper recognition from both the California Management Review and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. In 2011 he received the Jamieson Prize for Excellence in Teaching. His current interests include safety in high hazard production environments and the connection between efficient internal operations and effective strategic positions.