I bring over 30 years of industry experience into the classroom as an award-winning member of the faculty at the School of Management at Boston University as a Senior Lecturer in the Strategy & Innovation department. I teach a wide range of courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels in corporate strategy, disruptive innovation & emergent strategy, entrepreneurship, globalization and sustainable development.
My current interests relate to the emerging field of strategy development & implementation for multi-sided business platforms with a particular emphasis on interdisciplinary innovation communities, new venture accelerators/incubators and entrepreneurial ecosystem development initiatives.
My work in this area focuses on advancing new paradigms for innovation and capital investment that bring industry, government (national/regional/municipal) and civil society together to commercialize deep science, launch entrepreneurial ventures, and deploy market-based solutions for sustainable environmental, social and economic development.
In addition, I am is a Fellow and Member of the Faculty Advisory Board at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, an advisor to the Initiative on Cities and the faculty advisor for the undergraduate and graduate chapters of Net Impact
McManus also serves 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 is a judge/mentor for MassChallenge.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full-time in 2006, McManus 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, he 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.
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.
SCOPE: A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem, NSF. (February 15, 2014 - Present).
Faculty advisor to the club
Mock Case Presenter at MBA recruiting events in Boston & NY
Advisor to IBM Venture Capital Org for IBM Smart Camp Program
Trustee for Neighborhood House Charter School Foundation. Charitable foundation of the neighborhood House Charter School, a K-8 charter school located in Dorchester, MA.
Annual Social Entrepreneurship Conference, with 60 speakers and app 250 attendees.
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 the New England Cleantech Open - Boston, MA
Board Member, Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Corridor-wide Advisory Group for the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative - Boston, MA
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