Paul McManus, Managing Director
Paul McManus is an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer 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), Managing Director of the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (ITEC), BU’s center for entrepreneurship and new venture development and the Faculty Director of the Leading Clean Energy Ventures program.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University 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.
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.
McManus received his MBA from Boston University in 1986 and his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.
Peter R. Russo, Director, Entrepreneurship Programs
Peter Russo is an Executive-in-Residence who teaches Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Boston University School of Management. He is the Director of Entrepreneurship Programs for the Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialization (ITEC). Russo teaches courses at the MBA, executive, and undergraduate level, is responsible for the School’s Entrepreneurship curriculum (both degree and non-degree) and serves as faculty advisor to the students concentrating in Entrepreneurship at the graduate and undergraduate level. In 2009, the School of Management awarded him the Broderick Award for Service to the Graduate Programs.
Prior to joining the faculty at BU, Russo served as the CEO of Data Instruments, (currently Honeywell Data Instruments). He currently serves on the Boards of Advisors and/or Boards of Directors for a number of commercial and not-for-profit organizations. He has a BS in accounting and an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was elected a Baker Scholar.
Jessica Angelo, Administrative Coordinator
Jessica Angelo is the Administrative Coordinator for ITEC. She has a solid background in marketing and communications, e-commerce, systems and technology. Born in Brazil, Jessica is fluent in Portuguese. She previously worked at BU Productions, where she was a Senior Staff Coordinator for the highly recognized video production group that is part of the university. Jessica holds a BS in Business Administration from Suffolk University and a MS in Administrative Studies from Boston University Metropolitan College.
Beth Goldstein, Senior Associate for Distance Learning
Beth Goldstein runs the university’s annual New Venture Competition and teaches entrepreneurial sales and marketing at the School of Management. She is the Faculty Director for BU’s Online Graduate Certificate in Entrepreneurship program.
Goldstein has more than 25 years of sales, marketing, and business development experience, runs her own marketing consulting firm, Marketing Edge Consulting Group and is the author of the book, The Ultimate Small Business Marketing Toolkit (McGraw-Hill). Goldstein has a BA in economics and sociology from Brandeis University and an MBA from Boston University School of Management.
Carol Hoopes, Associate Director, ITEC; Director, Industry, Government, and Academic Programs
Carol Hoopes is responsible for the development and implementation of ITEC program initiatives. She has extensive experience in leadership and executive development and has served as Director of the BU Leadership Institute helping executives develop strategies, approaches, and capabilities to succeed in the new economy.
Hoopes was also the Associate Director of BU’s Institute for Leading in a Dynamic Economy (BUILDE) whose purpose is to explore the effects of emerging information and related technologies on competitive markets and organizations. Prior to her work in leadership and executive development, Hoopes held several senior management positions at the Harvard Community Health Plan, the nation’s first academic health maintenance organization.
Ian Mashiter, ITEC Executive-in-Residence & Lecturer
Ian Mashiter is an entrepreneurial executive with more than 28 years of high technology experience. Mr. Mashiter has raised $100 million in venture funding since 1996. Over his career, Ian has served as a board member, chief executive officer and Co-Founder of such innovative telecommunications companies as Dymec, Quarry Technologies, and Ennovate Networks.
Currently, Mr. Mashiter serves as executive chairman of Biomimetic Systems, where he provides assistance to the management team in the areas of strategic partners and company financing. Mr. Mashiter is also a partner with Hub Angel Investment Group, LLC where he evaluates business plans for potential investment and provides advice to portfolio companies.
Mr Mashiter is an executive-in-residence and a lecturer at Boston University where he teaches entrepreneurship, strategy, business management. He holds a BA (Hons) from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the UK.
Erik Molander, ITEC Executive-in-Residence & Lecturer
Erik Molander is an Executive-In-Residence and lecturer who teaches Entrepreneurship and Strategy at Boston University. He serves as faculty advisor to the MBA Consulting Community and Undergraduate Entrepreneurship students. The focus of his current research is on the Creative Economy and emerging business models. Erik has over 30 years of experience in corporate finance, strategy and innovation both as a corporate executive and consultant with top tier strategy consulting firms.
Prior to joining Boston University he was an executive at CSX Corporation and McCormick and had an extensive consulting career at the Mitchell Madison Group, Adventis and Strategic Growth. He has consulted to leading firms in the high technology sector with a particular focus on semiconductors, telecommunications, industrial automation and consumer electronics. Erik has taught Corporate Finance, Strategy, Global Management and Innovation at the Johns Hopkins University, Boston College and the University of New Hampshire. Erik is a Managing Partner at Mentor Capital Partners, an investing banking firm focused on serving early stage firms. He has earned a BA and MA in International Relations with a focus on International Finance from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
Kristen J. McCormack, Director of Global Social Enterprise Programs
Kristen J. McCormack is an accomplished lecturer, writer and entrepreneur whose work is focused on global sustainability and global cross sector partnerships. She co-created and co-teaches the popular Global Sustainability course for MBA students at Boston University as well as the innovative Management Consulting Field Project and the Brazil Field Seminar, each of which emphasize global sustainability themes. Ms. McCormack’s work is focused on the effective leveraging of stakeholder groups to create the change that is required to build sustainable business enterprises. Ms. McCormack also serves on the Steering Committee for the Sustainable Neighborhood Lab, an effort that addresses the challenges of creating sustainable urban ecosystems through multi-disciplinary research, education and practice.
Ms. McCormack has served as an advisor, board member and consultant to dozens of nonprofit organizations over the years coaching in the areas of fundraising and strategy. She has served as an Adjunct Faculty member at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Suffolk University. She currently serves as a Trustee of the Charles Hayden Foundation, Schrafft Charitable Trust and International Paper Brazil’s Foundation. Ms. McCormack holds an MBA with a concentration in Public and Nonprofit Management from Boston University and an undergraduate degree in Community Planning from the University of Massachusetts. She is the co-author of Profiting from Purpose: Profiles of Success and Challenge in Eight Social Purpose Businesses. She resides in Dorchester, Massachusetts with her family.