Bradley Philip Aspel

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Business at Columbia Business School


Columbia Business School


Brad Aspel teaches MBA courses on Leadership Communication and is one of the Executive Coaches for the Executive Education program's Columbia Management Institute (CMI). He also teaches workshops on Communication & Presentation skills. Brad started his career as an actor (including five Broadway shows) and theatrical director with a particular focus on developing talent. He worked in Media & Entertainment for multiple companies with a focus on Children's Entertainment products. After attaining his MBA from Columbia Business School in 2006, he moved onto a career in consulting, first at McKinsey & Company and then at an innovation consulting firm.  Brad received his BA from Amherst College in Amherst, MA.


  • MBA Columbia Business School (2004 — 2006)
  • B.A. Amherst College
  • Professional Certification, Executive and Organizational Coaching Columbia Business School (2017 — 2018)


  • Director. Leadership Coach, Team Effectiveness Facilitator, D&I Facilitator & Consultant YSC Consulting (2018)
  • Adjunct Professor Columbia Business School (2014)
  • Director of Learning and Development AppNexus (2015 — 2018)
  • Director, Career Education & Advising Columbia Business School (2012 — 2015)
  • Associate Director, Career Education & Advising Columbia Business School (2010 — 2012)
  • Consultant McKinsey and Company (2006 — 2010)
  • Intern, Marketing Sesame Workshop (2004 — 2005)
  • Discovery Kids Network - Summer Intern, Strategy Discovery Communications (2005 — 2005)
  • Summer Associate McKinsey & Company (2005 — 2005)


  • Marketing Strategy
  • Corporate Finance
  • Financial Modeling


Social Media, Digital Marketing, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Competitive Analysis, Coaching, Business Strategy, Strategic Communications, Management Consulting, Market Research, Strategy

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