Jeff Shames, Executive in Residence, MIT Sloan School of Management
Jeffrey L. Shames is currently an executive in residence at the MIT Sloan School of Management, teaching classes in finance and leadership. Previously, he was a senior advisor to Morgan Stanley, advising them on their investment management, merchant banking, and global research businesses. He is the retired CEO and chairman of MFS Investment Management and the boards of trustees of the MFS Funds. He joined MFS in 1983 as an industry analyst and was named a portfolio manager in 1985, chief equity officer in 1987, president and a member of the board in 1993, and chairman and CEO in 1998. In September 2002, he retired as CEO and retained the chairman title until his retirement in February 2004.
He is a member of the board of trustees of the X Prize Foundation; City Year, a national service organization; and Wesleyan University. He also serves as a member of the advisory board of the MIT Sloan School of Management, the MIT Leadership Center, and the MIT master’s in finance program, as well as the advisory board of WGBH (the Boston PBS station).
He has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from MIT Sloan School of Management. Before entering MIT, he was a United Stated Peace Corps volunteer in the Fiji Islands and worked at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.