David G. Fubini is a Senior Lecturer in the Organizational Behavior Unit and co-leader of the Leading Professional Services Firm and Mergers & Acquisitions Programs for Harvard Business School’s Executive Education. His MBA teaching has concentrated on teaching the Organizational Behavior, Marketing, Leadership & Corporate Accountability, and Ethics required courses. He has also launched a new Elective Curriculum course entitled Leadership Execution and Action Planning. Previously, he was a Senior Director of McKinsey & Company where he worked for over 34 years. He was McKinsey's Managing Director of the Boston Office, and the past leader of the North American Organization Practice as well as the founder and leader of the Firm’s Worldwide Merger Integration Practice. During his tenure, David led, and/or had been a member of, every Firm Personnel Committee, as well as a participant in a wide cross-section of McKinsey’s governance forums and committees.
David's client work largely focused on helping clients architect and execute major transformational programs that accompany large acquisitions and mergers. He led McKinsey’s efforts for several dozen of the world's largest transactions and has experience with a wide array of mergers and acquisitions over the last decade. In addition to supporting many major M&A transactions, David has led some of McKinsey’s largest organizational turnaround efforts for clients across the globe.
David is a member or has been a member of several prominent Boston civic organizations. He has been appointed as a Trustee of the University of Massachusetts and was named by the Mass. State Legislature as a member of the Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board. He has been an Executive Committee member of the Boston Chamber of Commerce, as well as the Boston Municipal Research Board, and the Inner City Scholarship Fund. David is a co-chair of the Board of Overseers of the Boston YMCA and was previously on the Board of Directors of WBUR (Boston’s local NPR station). In addition, David is a past member of Harvard Business School's Dean’s Advisory Council, and remains a member of the UMass Amherst Foundation, and the UMass Eisenberg School of Business Dean’s Committee. He is the past Chair of the Board of the Park School and a former member of the Dana Hall School and Beaver Country Day School Boards. He was a member of the Boston Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on Sustainability, and was an active contributor to the Catholic Schools “2010 School Reform” Committee. He is also a Board member of the Weston Vermont Playhouse.
David is on the Board of Directors of Leidos (formerly SAIC), as well as MITRE and J. M. Huber (family owned company), and a Bain Capital BDC Board. He was formerly on the Board of Compuware, and a member of the Shareholder Committee of ZS Associates Consulting.
Prior to joining McKinsey, David was an initial member of a small group that became the McNeil Consumer Products Company of Johnson and Johnson and helped launch the Tylenol family of products into the over-the-counter consumer marketplace. David graduated with a BBA from University of Massachusetts, Amherst with high honors, and an MBA from Harvard Business School, with distinction.
David is the author of two books: Mergers, Leadership Performance, & Corporate Health as well as Let Me Explain, a biography of his father Eugene Fubini’s life.