Jonathan Pratt Named SDM’s Director of Career Development and Recruiting

Jonathan Pratt By Lois Slavin May 3, 2013

The MIT System Design and Management (SDM) program is pleased to announce that Jonathan Pratt recently joined SDM as director of career development and recruiting.

“We are fortunate—and delighted—that Jon has joined SDM in this capacity,” said Pat Hale, director of the SDM Fellows Program. “His expertise and superb track record in career development and recruiting for the MIT Supply Chain Management (SCM) program; his industry background and knowledge; and his knowledge of MIT and the Engineering Systems Division (ESD) will enable him to make significant contributions to the SDM program and the community it serves.”

Pratt spent almost five years in SCM as program manager for career development, recruiting, and alumni relations. His achievements include creating and fostering an SCM-specific career development strategy for individual and collective student needs; working closely with alumni, engaging them in both the career development and recruitment processes; and achieving manifold increases in the number of recruiting companies.

Prior to joining MIT, Pratt was a global recruiting and staffing manager at Stax Inc., a management consulting firm focused on in-depth research and analysis. He has also worked for State Street Corporation as a recruiter, as an account executive, Comcast Media Group as a recruiter, and Robert Half International as an executive recruiting and staffing manager. He holds a BS in sports management/exercise management from Old Dominion University.

“Having worked in ESD’s SCM for several years and collaborated with SDM, I’ve had the opportunity to get to know SDM quite well,” said Pratt. “Its master’s in engineering and management offers a distinctive interdisciplinary curriculum in leadership, innovation, and systems thinking that is unsurpassed.”

“Moreover,” he continued, “because SDM Fellows are mid-career technical professionals with significant experience and achievements, they can offer prospective employers a unique and powerful combination of technical and managerial expertise—and the ability to use systems thinking to address today’s complex challenges. The career paths and achievements of SDM alumni clearly demonstrate this success in a wide range of organizations, and each graduating class is even stronger. I’m truly honored to be part of the SDM team and look forward to working with SDM Fellows, alumni, industry partners, and prospective employers.”

Companies interested in learning about recruiting SDM Fellows may contact Jon Pratt at

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