CEO Academy Round Table

Founded by Dennis Carey in 1999, the CEO ACADEMY® has emerged as the best refresher course in the United States for long serving CEO’s as well as the perfect “War Room” training ground for newer CEOs and potential successors. The Academy is led by a faculty of some of the best recently retired successful CEOs and top academics at the Wharton School. It has been cited by participating CEOs as the “absolute best program anywhere for CEO preparation” and “nothing compares to it for take home value and it’s no nonsense approach to value creation – even for long serving CEOs.”

Dennis expanded the program to include Board leaders in 2016, and established the Wharton School partnership in 2017. Dennis continues to recruit CEOs and Board Directors as Vice Chairman of Korn Ferry, has authored 7 books on Talent, Strategy and Risk, and teaches Corporate Governance at the Wharton School. He also was founder of G-100 which he then sold and created a much more exclusive group called in 2009.

Meet the Advisors

Alan Mulally

Former President & CEO, Ford Motor Company

Maggie Wilderotter

Chairman, DocuSign

Dr. Erika H. James

Dean, The Wharton School

Meet the Team

Mark C. Thompson

CEO, CEO Academy

Dr. Dennis Carey

Founder, CEO Academy

Dr. Michael Useem

Faculty Director, Leadership Center and McNulty Leadership Program, Wharton School

Patti Parker

Sr. Director, Custom Programs, Wharton School

Kelly Bradly


Dr. Alex Alonso

Chief Knowledge Officer, SHRM

Christopher Lopez


Dr. Vernon Williams

Operations Manager

Erica Banner

Executive Assistant

Meet the Wharton Faculty

Dr. Peter Cappelli

George W. Taylor Professor, Professor of Management, and Director, Center for Human Resources

Dr. Thomas Donaldson

Mark O. Winkelman Professor, Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics

Dr. Emilie Feldman

Associate Professor of Management

Dr. Martine Haas

Lauder Professor, Professor of Management, and Director, Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies

Dr. Katherine Klein

Edward H. Bowman Professor Wharton Professor of Management Vice-Dean, Wharton Social Impact Initiative

Dr. Ethan Mollick

Faculty Scholar; Associate Professor of Management and Academic Director, Wharton Interactive

Dr. Michael Roberts

William H. Lawrence Professor of Finance

Dr. Lori Rosenkopf

Simon and Midge Palley Professor of Management and Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship

Dr. Harbir Singh

Mack Professor, Professor of Management, Co-Director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management, and Faculty Director, Huntsman Program

Dr. Z. John Zhang

Tsai Wan-Tsai Professor Professor of Marketing, Director
Penn Wharton China Center