Avi Turetsky | Weatherhead

Avi Turetsky

Avi Turetsky
PhD Management - Designing Sustainable Systems, 2016 - Present
Doctor of Management, 2014 - 2016
Director of Quantitative Research, Landmark Partners

Avi is a PhD Student at the Weatherhead School of Management of Case Western Reserve University. He earned his MBA from INSEAD in France, and his BS in Economics and Business Administration from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. Before joining the Weatherhead PhD program, he spent over 15 years in investment banking and private equity in the US, Europe, and the Middle East.

BS, Bar-Ilan University, 1998

Interests and Courses


Avi researches the factors that lead to skewed performance distributions, stars, and outliers within organizational contexts. The private equity industry is the primary laboratory for his PhD work.

Recent Courses and Syllabi

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Selected Publications


  • Turetsky, A. I. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management Journal Special Research Forum Workshop, "When Heads and Tails Matter", Academy of Management Journal, Hong Kong, China. (2017).
  • Turetsky, A. (Moderator) Invest Europe CFO Forum, "Hot Topic: Carry", Invest Europe, Berlin, Germany. (2017).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) SuperReturn US West, "Stars, Skews, and Skills in Private Equity", Informa PLC, San Francisco, CA. (2017).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) Riverside European Investor Conference, "Structure vs. Agency in Private Equity", The Riverside Company, London, UK. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) Annual Limited Partner Meeting, "The Stars of Private Equity", CGS Management, Pfäffikon, Switzerland. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) SMS - Extension on Outliers: How Small Differences Move the World, "How Stars and Skews Emerge in a Multilevel System: The Case of Private Equity", Strategic Management Society, Bolzano, Italy. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) Academy of Management Annual Meeting, "Competencies, Clusters, and Skews in Private Equity", Academy of Management, Anaheim, CA. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) SuperReturn US , "New Research into Extreme Outperformance in Private Equity", Informa PLC, Boston, MA. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) Invest Europe CFO Forum, "Outperformance in Private Equity", Invest Europe, Munich, Germany. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) CREIO Spring Meeting, "Emotional Intelligence and Extreme Outperformance", Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations, Boston, MA. (2016).
  • Turetsky, A. (Presenter & Author) Engagement Management Scholarship Conference, "Private Equity is Not Normal! Using Statistics, Complexity and Organization Science to Uncover its Right Tail", Executive DBA Council, Baltimore, MD. (2015).


  • Best Doctoral Thesis Proposal, Executive DBA Council. (2015).