Paul McManus is an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer in the Department of Strategy & Innovation at the School of Management and a Faculty Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Long Range Future at Boston University. He is also Executive Director of the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab (SNL), a unique urban field laboratory engaging academics across all BU's seventeen colleges and other institutions, together with industry, government and civil society as collaborators in ground breaking trans-disciplinary research, technology commercialization, new venture creation and community development programs. In addition, McManus is Managing Director of the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC), BUís entrepreneurship center and also the Faculty Director of the Leading Clean Energy Ventures executive program.
McManus teaches in the areas of entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial leadership, as well as strategy, globalization, sustainability with an emphasis the on entrepreneurial opportunities within the green economy. An award-winning member of the faculty, McManus was voted SMG Faculty of the Year by the MBA class of 2009 and received the School of Managementís Broderick Award for Service to the Graduate Programs in 2010.
As a Faculty Fellow at the Pardee Center for the Study of the Long Range Future, he contributes to thought leadership on entrepreneurship and the green economy with a focus on innovation that drives environmental resilience and sustainability, promotes economic prosperity and enhances social vitality to improve quality-of-life and well-being of civil society.
McManus sits on the steering committees for the Boston University, Clean Energy and Environmental Sustainability Initiative (CEESI), the Sustainable Buildings Committee of Sustainability@BU and Co-Chairs the Sustainable Communities sub-committee.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full time in 2006, McManus was the Human Capital Partner at Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M venture capital fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, medical device, information technology and telecommunications industries. Previously, he spent eight years as consultant to investors, corporations, government agencies and startups in the international venture community and fifteen years as a corporate new venture development executive, product manager and engineer in the high tech industry.
In addition, he is a member of the Board of Directors for the Cleantech Open, the Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Corridor-wide Advisory Group for the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative and the Main South/Loomworks Revitalization Advisory Committee - Worcester, MA.
McManus received his MBA from Boston University in 1986 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.
MBA, Boston University, 1986.
BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1977.
Advisor to IBM Venture Capital Org for IBM Smart Camp Program