I am a Senior Lecturer in the Strategy & Innovation Department at the Boston University Questrom School of Business (MBA ’86) where I teach array of courses in strategy, innovation, entrepreneuring and sustainable development at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels.
My area of interest is the emerging arena of sustainability-driven innovation with a particular interest in B2C industries such as: fashion/luxury goods, food, hospitality, travel/tourism, retail, financial services and media/entertainment.
A specialty is market-driven, multi-stakeholder platforms/ecosystems that mobilize investment and innovation for ethical, responsible and sustainable development. These platforms include a cross-section of actors from the private sector (MNC's & startups) and governments, foundations, NGOs, community organizations & consumers and address global challenges, such as: gender equity, economic inclusion, economic development, healthcare & education, ethical sourcing & sustainable supply chains, climate change, habitat/biodiversity preservation and environmental stewardship.
In addition, I also serve on the Advisory Boards of several entrepreneurial incubators/accelerators in the Boston area including: the New England Clean Energy Council, (NECEC), the New England Cleantech Open (NE-CTO), Greentown Labs, the Artesian Asylum, Smarter in the City, and am a judge/mentor for MassChallenge.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full-time in 2006, I was a Venture Partner with 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, I spent eight years as consultant to investors, multinational 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 with Digital Equipment Corporation.
I received my MBA from Boston University in 1986 and my 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.
GSM SI849 B1
Corporate Sustainability Strategy
SCOPE: A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem, NSF. (February 15, 2014 - Present).
2013 Henry Morgan Award for Service to the Entrepreneurship Program, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Service, University. (May 16, 2013).
2010 Broderick Prize, School of Management, Service, University. (May 16, 2010).
For Service to Graduate Programs
Voted faculty of the year by the MBA class of 2009
Board of Advisors for Smarter in the City - Boston, MA
Board of Advisors, New England Clean Energy Council - Boston, MA
Board of Advisors, Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA