Larry Ladd


Larry Ladd brings to AGB Search his extensive experience as a financial executive for colleges and universities, including as a chief financial officer and interim CFO.  He also brings his deep experience as a financial consultant to over one hundred colleges, universities, and university foundations: financially strong and financially challenged, large and small, public and private, not-for-profit and for-profit. In his career he has chaired numerous search committees for university positions and also has assisted clients in filling key executive roles.

His prior executive experience includes serving as director of budget and financial planning at Harvard University, chief financial officer at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, dean of administration and chief financial officer of the Faculty of Arts & Sciences at Tufts University, assistant provost for budget & administration at Boston University, and assistant to the president of Duke University. His expertise includes strategic restructuring/business model change, budgeting and financial planning, financial reporting and analysis, investment management, developing business plans, executive coaching, and enterprise risk management.

He has served as a trustee at the University of Massachusetts, the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, the Meadville Lombard Theological School, and Boston Architectural College. He has held officer positions including board chair, treasurer, audit committee chair, and investment committee chair.

Mr. Ladd earned bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from the Meadville Lombard Theological School. He has participated in professional development programs in strategic planning and change management at the Harvard Business School.