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Michael Griffin

Since starting his career, CEB Executive Director Michael Griffin has been fascinated with finding answers to the question of what drives corporate performance.  Michael’s work centers on helping executives uncover the levers of performance—especially those related to human capital— that matter, and distinguishing them from those that don’t.

Michael is currently head of product creation and management for CEB's Human Resources practice. As one of the firm’s research leaders, Michael hears first hand from senior executives not only what keeps them up at night, but also how progressive business leaders have solved the biggest challenges facing their function. He also oversees CEB’s quarterly Business Barometer, which takes the pulse of executive confidence regarding issues such as growth, capital investments, hiring and cost pressures.

Prior to his current role, Michael spent a significant part of his career working with big company CFOs and their staffs. He spent more than a decade helping these executives tackle capital markets, risk and finance-related challenges. Michael counseled CFOs on issues related to performance management, finance talent, liquidity management, risk management, cost cutting and portfolio strategy.  

Michael is the author of numerous research publications on topics ranging from analytics to corporate performance measurement. His work has been featured in leading publications such as the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Associated Press, Forbes and BusinessWeek.

Michael holds a JD magna cum laude, and Order of the Coif, from the Georgetown University Law Center.  Prior to his time at Georgetown Law he received a Bachelor of Science cum laude from the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  In his spare time Michael enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter, trail running and cooking his favorite cuisine, Italian.

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