John Grossman

Senior Fellow

Boston, MA

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John joined Third Sector after completing the MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership. Prior to that, he spent over fifteen years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, much of it striving to bring performance management to the state. He most recently served as the Undersecretary for Forensic Science and Technology within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (“EOPSS”). In that role, he was responsible for providing strategic leadership to the State Crime Lab, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, the Criminal Justice Information System, and the Massachusetts 911 Department. Additionally, he supervised the information technology operations of all of the secretariat’s eleven agencies. Prior to joining EOPSS, he served for 12 years in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, leaving as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau after leading the prosecution of all types of white collar crime and standing up the nation’s first statewide computer crime unit. He has been appointed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court to the Court Management Advisory Board and previously served as a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Performance Advisory Council.

He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. John is the project manager for the pioneering Massachusetts juvenile recidivism PFS project. He previously served as a Managing Director and General Counsel for Third Sector. For the 2017-2018 academic year, John is also a part-time Visiting Executive at Harvard Business School.