Paul E. McManus

Faculty Associate
Senior Lecturer at the Department of Strategy and Innovation, Questrom School of Business


BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology; MBA, Boston University


Innovation management, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship as related to clean energy and environmental sustainability.

paul mcmanusBiography

Paul McManus is a Senior Lecturer and award-winning faculty in the Strategy & Innovation Department at the Questrom School of Business at Boston University teaching a range of required and advanced courses in corporate strategy, innovation management, entrepreneurship and sustainability across Questrom’s undergraduate, graduate and executive programs.

His current focus blends design and systems thinking with lean implementation practices and platform strategies as the means to drive strategic innovation, corporate transformation and sustainable development. In addition to his teaching, he is an active a board member and advisor to a number of public and private organizations across a variety of industries with a particular focus on the energy & mobility sectors and sustainable cities.

In addition to his teaching appointment, he is affiliated with the following research centers and institutes at Boston University:

FELLOW: Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy – The Susilo Institute develops ethical capacity in today’s and tomorrow’s global business decision-makers to lead with integrity, inspire courage through action, and use their voices boldly to impact their organizations and the world.

ASSOCIATE: Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future – The Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future convenes symposia and conducts interdisciplinary, policy-relevant, and future-oriented research that contributes to long-term improvements in the human condition. The Center’s focus is defined by its longer-range vision and is not confined to any particular set of issues. Our work seeks to identify, anticipate, and enhance the long-term potential for human progress.

AFFILIATE: Institute for Sustainable Energy – Boston University Institute for Sustainable Energy (ISE) is a University-wide institute, administered by the Questrom School of Business, that assists and promotes faculty research, and enhances BU’s curricular offerings and communication products related to sustainable energy.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full-time in 2006, Mr. McManus was a Venture Partner focused on human capital development 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 an MBA from Boston University in 1986 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.