Dave Ulrich (born 1953) is the Rensis Likert Professor at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan and a partner at The RBL Group, a consulting firm focused on helping organizations and leaders deliver value.
Professionally, he studies how organizations build capabilities of speed, learning, collaboration, accountability, talent, and leadership through leveraging human capital. He has helped generate multiple award winning data bases that assess alignment between strategies, human resource practices and HR competencies.
Dave has published over 200 articles and book chapters and over 25 books. He edited Human Resource Management 1990-1999, served on editorial board of 4 Journals, on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, and Board of Trustees at Southern Virginia University, and is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources.
Dave has consulted and done research with over half of the Fortune 200. He is on the Board of Directors for Herman Miller, is a Fellow in the National Academy of Human Resources; and is co-founder of the Michigan Human Resource Partnership.
Dave Ulrich has been ranked the #1 Management Educator & Guru by BusinessWeek, selected by Fast Company as one of the 10 most innovative and creative leaders, and named the most influential person in HR by HR Magazine for three years.