Transformative Leadership Faculty
Our distinguished faculty and leadership for the Transformative Leadership Certificate Program is comprised of industry leaders, professionals, and educational experts ready to impart real-world knowledge and skills.
Mike Grandinetti - Faculty Chair
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Reduxio
Mike’s been continuously active in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, and human-centric design as an operating executive and an educator since earning his BS Engineering degree. He has spent his entire career in the world's leading innovation clusters of Silicon Valley, Boston, Austin, and Tel Aviv. He's a successful serial tech entrepreneur and has been named Financial Times Global Professor of the Week and Professor of the Year.
As a professor of entrepreneurship, innovation, design, and marketing at Harvard, Brown, and Rutgers, Mike is on the faculty of the University of California at Berkeley executive course, Engineering Leadership Professional Program, where he’s also Program Development Fellow for the Berkeley Innovation X- Labs. He’s been on the faculty of the MIT Founder’s Program on Entrepreneurship for over a decade, and previously was a Senior Lecturer in the MIT Sloan School of Management. He’s taught courses on Leadership at the MBA/EMBA and Executive Education levels since 2010.
Mike has worked as an innovation consultant for top companies from Accenture to Zimmer Biomet. He's a board member, hackathon, and design sprint leader for IBM, Nestle, and more. He's also a keynote speaker (TEDx, MIT CIO Symposium, International Startup Festival), podcast author & host, columnist (Forbes), startup accelerator leader (StartupNext Techstars seed stage), and in-demand startup mentor.
His wealth of experience led to induction into the National Engineering Honor Society and the Rutgers College of Engineering Medal of Excellence Award for Career Achievement, where he graduated magna cum laude with a BS in Mechanical Engineering. He was also named alumni of the year at Rutgers. He earned his MBA degree with distinction at Yale, where he was named the annual Jess Morrow Johns Memorial Scholar and a Yale Teaching Fellow.