John Grossman

Senior Fellow

Boston, MA

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John has held various roles since joining Third Sector in 2012, including Co-President and General Counsel. At Third Sector, he has had the opportunity to lead and advise teams working on outcomes-based contracts for counties and states around the country, notably serving as the Project Manager for the pioneering Massachusetts juvenile recidivism Pay for Success project. He was a founding member of the firm's DEI working group. Prior to Third Sector, he spent over fifteen years working for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. He last served as the Undersecretary for Forensic Science and Technology within the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (“EOPSS”). Before that, he worked for 12 years in the Office of the Massachusetts Attorney General, leaving as the Deputy Chief of the Criminal Bureau. He has served on the Massachusetts Court Management Advisory Board and as a member of the Massachusetts Governor’s Performance Advisory Council.

John is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University School of Law and holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. John has been a part-time Visiting Executive at Harvard Business School and currently sits on the boards of Concord Academy, where he leads the Community and Equity Committee, and of Welcoming America.