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ABOUT
US

The Harvard Crimson is an entirely student-run, financially independent publication. The business board supports the $500,000 annual operating budget amid a radically transforming media landscape. Our team of highly innovative and dedicated associates operates and grows the million-dollar business that is The Harvard Crimson.

What We Do

Our mission as the Business Board is to financially support the mission and operations of The Harvard Crimson by building a tenacious, cohesive, and growth-minded team. We pride ourselves on the ability to maintain foresight and agility in an increasingly complex industry.

 

Our business segments lie in: advertising, marketing services, and global educational programs, which allows us to work with a range of clients and partners, both domestically and abroad.

Our team members not only have the opportunity to gain tangible and highly valuable skills in client strategy, negotiation, sales, and business development, but also learn and practice leadership skills.

Unsurprisingly, the Business Board's alumni include a variety of significant global leaders around the world in business and politics. 

WHAT WE DO

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Steve Ballmer
Former CEO, Microsoft

Previous Advertising Manager on The Crimson Business Board

Steve is the former Chief Executive Officer of Microsoft, which during his tenure grew to almost $80 billion in revenue and was the third most profitable company in the United States. He is also the chairman of the LA Clippers basketball team.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

What We Believe

The Crimson Business Board is the best way to gain real, valuable business experience as a student at Harvard. Our team is a lean and agile one, which allows every member of our team to solve complex business problems and make an impact on the growth of our business, all while working alongside some of the most genuine, passionate, and motivated people that you will meet.  

Our Values

  • Professionalism. We must remember that we represent and sustain the best college newspaper in the nation. This carries into our professional and peer relationships.

  • Inventiveness. The business of journalism is a complex industry that demands sharp business acumen and resourcefulness in order to earn success. 

  • Results. Every individual and leader must look towards delivering immediate for our clients and partners

  • Sustainability. We must operate cautiously and a manner that can be sustained over time, especially in a business with yearly leadership turnover.

People and Leadership

 PEOPLE AND LEADERSHIP 

Matthew Doctoroff

Business Manager

Class of 2025
Economics

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Matt Melucci

Associate Business Manager

Class of 2026
Applied Mathematics and Economics

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Meredith Zielonka

Associate Business Manager

Class of 2025
Government and Modern Middle East

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Lilian Smith

Director of Staff Development

Class of 2025
History and Chemistry

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Mina Raj

Director of Staff Development

Class of 2026
Social Studies

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Ben Morrison

Advertising Manager

Class of 2026
Economics

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Jack Jassy

Advertising Manager

Class of 2026
History

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Ella Dotzler

Global Programs Manager

Class of 2026
Government and History

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Claire Pak

Global Programs Manager

Class of 2026
Government and Economics

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Matthew Pantaleo

Global Programs Manager

Class of 2026
Economics and Philosophy

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Tirth Dave

Strategy Manager

Class of 2026
Economics

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Oscar Boccelli

Strategy Manager

Class of 2026
Applied Mathematics and Economics

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Ekansh Tambe

Strategy Manager

Class of 2026
English and Economics

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