Thursday, January 12, 2017


by Bruce Hampton 
Originally published: January 11, 2017 

Bruce Hampton (MBA 2017) was born and raised outside of Cleveland, Ohio. Growing up in the heartland of America, Bruce was a standout athlete and academic in high school. He went on to play football at Indiana University and, after graduating, he joined a bulge bracket investment bank in New York City. His determination and grit from the football field translated well to the workplace, and he later went on to work in private equity before applying to HBS.

We checked in with Bruce to learn more about his time at HBS and his decision to attend business school. 

Why did you want to come to HBS?

After working in financial services for nearly six years, I realized that the skills needed to succeed for the next 20 years of my career were likely to be different than the ones required at the junior ranks. It was important that I further develop my leadership and organizational management skills to transition from an individual contributor to a manager of people. In addition, since my experience had been exclusively through a financial lens, I also wanted to gain a more holistic view of the business world.