Adlai Wertman is a Professor of Clinical Management
and Organization at the Marshall School of Business at
the University of Southern California.

In this position, Professor Wertman originated and
spearheads the Marshall School’s efforts in the growing
field of social enterprise and corporate social
responsibility. He is also the founding Director of the
Society and Business Lab at Marshall – a center
focused on using business education and resources to
address global community needs.

  Prior to joining the faculty at Marshall, Adlai spent seven years as President and CEO of Chrysalis -
the only non-profit in Los Angeles devoted solely to helping homeless change their lives through
employment. As part of its award winning program, Chrysalis ran one of the larger social enterprises
in the country. Prior to Chrysalis, Adlai spent 18 years as an Investment Banker. His last position was
Managing Director and Manager of Prudential Securities’ West Coast Public Investment Banking
Group. He also spent two years teaching non-profit management to second year Masters in Social
Welfare candidates at UCLA.

Adlai was a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs, a Wexner Heritage Fellow and is the
subject of a UCLA published case study. He is an appointed Commissioner of the Los Angeles Fire
and Police Pension Fund. He has worked extensively in the Los Angeles community as founder and
board member of several non-profits and currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of the Global
Health Institute. He is a frequent speaker on the issues of social entrepreneurship, social enterprise
and non-profit management. Adlai has also consulted to numerous NGOs in the US and in Israel.
He is also a contributor to the Huffington Post and
Adlai earned his BA in Economics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and his MBA in
Finance, Public Policy Management and Strategic Planning from The Wharton School at the University
of Pennsylvania.

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