John Rice is the Founder and CEO of Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a national non-profit organization that is transforming the leadership pipelines of our most influential organizations by driving breakthrough results for individuals and institutions. MLT prepares men and women of color for high-trajectory, post-college jobs that deliver economic mobility for their families. Through MLT, our Rising Leaders tap into the social capital they need to become senior leaders who can transform our vulnerable communities. MLT also provides a comprehensive solution for corporate and social sector organizations that combines best-in-class recruitment, retention and diversity strategy offerings.
Serving 8,000+ students and professionals nationwide, MLT is a leading source of minority talent at its blue-chip partner companies, including Citi, Deloitte, Goldman Sachs, Google, PepsiCo and Target, as well as at the nation’s top MBA programs. John has been featured on CNN, the cover of Fortune, and was named one of Forbes Top 30 social entrepreneurs in the world.
Prior to MLT, John was an executive with the National Basketball Association, where he served as managing director of NBA Japan, and as director of marketing for Latin America. Before joining the NBA, John spent four years with the Walt Disney Company in new business development and marketing.
John serves on the Board of Trustees of Yale University, and he is a Director of Walker & Dunlop, a NYSE-traded real estate finance company. He was appointed to President Obama’s Advisory Commissions on Educational Excellence for African Americans and on Historically Black Colleges. He is an advisor to Northeastern University’s Center for Inclusive Computing. John also serves on a number of non-profit boards, including the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, and venture philanthropy fund New Profit.
John received his MBA from Harvard Business School and his BA with honors from Yale, where he was a three-year starter on the basketball team. He resides in the Washington, D.C. area with his wife Andrea and their two children, Mateo and Kiki.