Biography - Rich Bryden

Rich Bryden
Director of Information Products, Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, Harvard Business School

Rich Bryden is the Director of Information Products at the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness, and his work with Michael Porter centers on analytical methods supporting strategies for economic development. Rich designed and launched Harvard's Cluster Mapping Project, an effort that continues under the U.S. Economic Development Administration grant to make the cluster mapping website a hub for education, analysis, and professional community around cluster-based economic development.

Rich is lead data analyst for many of the Institute's research and teaching publications, with examples including:

  • Competitiveness in U.S. Rural Regions: Learning and Research Agenda
  • Executive Opinion Survey: Capturing the Voice of the Business Community
  • Competitiveness at the Crossroads: Choosing the Future Direction of the Russian Economy
  • In-Vitro Fertilization: Outcomes Measurement

Rich joined the Institute in 2002. Prior to joining the Institute, he worked for eight years in product management and marketing roles for Bloomberg and Knight-Ridder Financial. He earned an M.B.A. with highest honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2001 and also holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Lehigh University.