Hari Sridhar

Presidential Impact Fellow
Center for Executive Development Professor, Professor of Marketing, and Research Director, Sales Leadership Institute


Hari Sridhar, Ph.D., is the CED Professor of Marketing, Presidential Impact Fellow, and Research Director of the Sales Leadership Institute at Texas A&M’s Mays Business School. Prior to Texas A&M, he worked at the Broad College of Business at Michigan State University and Smeal College of Business at Penn State University. Sridhar holds a Ph.D. in Marketing from the Trulaske College of Business at the University of Missouri.

Sridhar’s expertise is in understanding marketing-mix effectiveness, sales forecasting, and customer-focused strategy. Sridhar has published more than 40 articles in various top-tier academic and practitioner outlets  (e.g., Harvard Business Review, Marketing Science, Journal of Marketing, Journal of Marketing Research).  Sridhar currently serves as Area Editor for the Journal of Marketing Research,  Journal of Marketing, and Journal of the Academy of Marketing Science, and is on the Editorial Board of  Journal of Retailing.

Sridhar’s research has been featured in National Public Radio (NPR), Reuters Inc., FOX News, Forbes, and Booz & Co. In 2014, Sridhar was the youngest and only untenured faculty to receive the Varadarajan Award for Early Career Contributions to Marketing Strategy Research. Sridhar is also a co-author of a book titled Marketing Strategy: Based on First Principles and Data Analytics, currently being used in several top business schools in the world.

Sridhar has won several awards for teaching excellence, including being chosen as “40 Most Outstanding MBA Professors Under 40” by Poets and Quants in 2018.  Sridhar has worked with numerous companies including Avery Dennison, Dow Chemicals, IBM, Kansas City Public Schools, Microsoft, Schlumberger, Shawcor, SNC- Lavalin, St. Gobain, Seattle Times, and TEEX.