Adlai Wertman

University of Southern California

Adlai Wertman

Adlai Wertman is professor of Clinical Management and Organization and founding director of the Society and Business Lab at the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business.

Before joining USC, Wertman spent from 2001-2007 as president and CEO of Chrysalis, the only non-profit in Los Angeles devoted solely to helping homeless change their lives through employment.

Prior to Chrysalis, Wertman spent 18 years as managing director and manager of Prudential Securities' West Coast Public Investment Banking Group. He has taught non-profit management at UCLA, and is a Senior Fellow at the UCLA School of Public Affairs and a Wexner Heritage Fellow.

Wertman consults with not-for-profits and government groups on fundraising, strategic planning, and governance, and is a frequent speaker on social responsibility, social enterprise and public/private partnerships.

Last Updated: November 6, 2018