Jeffrey Sharlach

Jeffrey Sharlach

Joined Stern 2007

Leonard N. Stern School of Business
Kaufman Management Center
44 West Fourth Street, 3-104
New York, NY 10012


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Jeffrey Sharlach joined New York University Stern School of Business as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Management Communication in September 2007 teaching in both our undergraduate and MBA programs.

During a decades-long professional career, he was an executive at a number of leading corporate communications agencies and founded his own international corporate communications consulting firm, JeffreyGroup, in 1993. Under his leadership, JeffreyGroup grew to more than 350 employees in multiple countries providing multinational corporations and global brands with a full range of communications services. During his consulting career, Professor Sharlach advised numerous Fortune 500 companies and C-Suite executives on both internal and external communication matters, specializing in social impact initiatives, crisis management and employee relations. JeffreyGroup was acquired in 2022 and today operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary of WPP. Along with numerous other published articles, he writes the popular Huffington Post Business Column "Communicating."

Professor Sharlach earned his B.S.J. from Northwestern University and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.

Courses Taught

  • Business Communication
  • Management Communication
  • Organizational Communication and its Social Context

Academic Background

J.D., 1977
New York University School of Law

B.S.J., Journalism, 1974
Northwestern University

Areas of Expertise


  • Entrepreneurship


  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)


  • Communications
  • Corporate Reputation
  • Crisis Communications/Catastrophe Preparedness
  • Executive Coaching
  • Team Dynamics & Performance


  • Advertising/Marketing/PR Strategies
  • Brand Reputation Management
  • International Marketing