John Danner
Faculty Partner

John Danner is a Professor at the University of California, Berkeley and Princeton University, and a sought-after advisor to Fortune 500 enterprises, mid-market businesses, and emerging ventures worldwide. For over 4 decades, he has helped senior business, nonprofit, and government executives around the world navigate rapidly changing spaces like high technology, healthcare, energy, financial services, and consumer products. 

A thought leader, trusted advisor, and respected teacher at the intersection of leadership, innovation, strategy, and entrepreneurship, John anchors executive education programs on 5 continents — including Aspen Institute leadership seminars, co-founded a national healthcare business newspaper, and is credited with the original idea for TED University. 

He previously held senior-level positions in state and federal government — working for then-Governor Bill Clinton and the first US Secretary of Education — and represented major clients in telecommunications, real estate, energy, and investment banking at Morrison & Foerster.

John has been highlighted in the New York Times, the Economist, and the Los Angeles Times, and is a popular keynote speaker for audiences of industry leaders and executives. He holds a BA from Harvard as well as master’s degrees in public health and education from the University of California, Berkeley.