Garnett Slatton

Associate Professor of the Practice of Managerial Studies
Calhoun Hall 215-A
(225) 268-6936

Key Experiences:

  • Consultant/Manager, Bain & Company
  • CEO, NBA’s Washington Bullets
  • CEO, Professional Advantage Financial Group
  • Group Director, MAP International
  • Founding Pastor, River Community Church
  • Senior Pastor, Bay Presbyterian Church, Bay Village, Ohio


  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School
  • M. Div, Reformed Theological Seminary
  • A.B., Duke University

Courses Taught at Vanderbilt:

  • Fundamentals of Management, MGRL 1100
  • Business Management, MGRL 3110
  • Corporate Strategy, MGRL 3250

Favorite Quote:

“Failures, repeated failures, are finger posts on the road to achievement. One fails forward toward success.” – C. S. Lewis

Favorite Business Book(s):

How Will You Measure Your Life? – Clayton M. Christensen

Understanding Michael Porter: The Essential Guide to Competition and Strategy – Joan Magretta

The Advantage – Patrick Lencioni

Teams of Teams: New Rules of Engagement for a Complex World – General Stanley McChrystal


Business Strategy,

Social Enterprise, Sports Management, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, General Management