Paul McManus brings over 25 years of industry experience into the classroom as an award-winning member of the faculty at the School of Management at Boston University. He is a Lecturer in the Strategy & Innovation department where his teaching focuses on traditional & emergent strategy development, disruptive innovation, entrepreneurship/corporate venturing, globalization and sustainability. In addition, he is a Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.
McManus also holds a secondary appointment at the School of Management, as Executive Director of the newly formed Social Enterprise & Environmental Sustainability Initiative. In this role, he leads the School’s emerging focus on this sector and is responsible for the creation and implementation of related practice-oriented programing for undergraduate and graduate students.
Until recently, McManus served as Managing Director of the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC), BU’s university-wide entrepreneurship initiative and as the initial Executive Director of BU’s Sustainable Neighborhood Lab (http://www.bu.edu/energy/) is a unique "living lab" for research, innovation, and education focused on enhancing urban sustainability and qualities of life. This university-wide, multi-stakeholder, pubic/private partnership of academic, industry/NGO, government and civil society partners is implementing a new and unique model for fundamental & translational research, technology commercialization, new venture spinouts/startups and economic/social impact. The SNL seeks to generate knowledge that influences policy and advances science; develop, demonstrate and commercialize new technologies; and educate students as “global citizens”.
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 New England 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 and the New England Clean Energy Council (NECEC)
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.
GSM PL870 F1
Government, Society and Sustainable Development.
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 Directors for the New England Cleantech Open - Boston, MA
Boston Redevelopment Authority (BRA) Corridor-wide Advisory Group for the Fairmount Indigo Planning Initiative - Boston, MA
Main South/Loomworks Revitalization Advisory Committee - Worcester, MA
Advisory Board, New England Clean Energy Council - Boston, MA