Toby E. Stuart

Leo Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship

Haas School of Business
University of California Berkeley

Toby E. Stuart is the Helzel Chair in Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Previously, he has been: The Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School; the Arthur J. Samberg Professor and Faculty Director of the Eugene M. Lang Entrepreneurship Center at Columbia Business School; and the Fred G. Steingraber-A.T. Kearney Professor of Leadership & Strategy at University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business. He received his first chaired, full professorship at the University of Chicago at the age of 32. He received his Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Business, Stanford University. He holds an A.B., summa cum laude, in economics from Carleton College.

Professor Stuart is the recipient of the 2007 Kauffman Prize Medal for Distinguished Research in Entrepreneurship, which is granted every other year to recognize one individual’s contributions to entrepreneurship research. He has also received the Administrative Science Quarterly’s Scholarly Contribution (best paper) award, as well as multiple teaching awards. Professor Stuart’s research ranges from social networks and social media, to questions surrounding leadership and strategy in multi-business corporations.

At Harvard and Columbia Business Schools, he served as course head for Entrepreneurship and Strategy Formulation, respectively. Professor Stuart has taught MBA and executive courses in the areas of corporate strategy, mergers and acquisitions, innovation and technology strategy, venture capital and private equity, and entrepreneurship. He launched and remains co-director of the Executive Program in Corporate Strategy at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business, and he has co-directed Harvard Business School’s Corporate-Level Strategy Program for senior executives. He has served as a consultant or executive educator at many dozens of companies around the world. Currently, he is an advisory board member of five startups founded by remarkable entrepreneurs, including Ovascience (Ticker: OVSC), Kyruus (backers: Venrock and Highland Capital) and GoEuro (Backer: Haso Planter Ventures).

Programs taught by this instructor include: