Transformative Leadership Faculty and Leadership
Industry experts imparting real-world skills. Our distinguished faculty and leadership for the Transformative Leadership Certificate Program at Pace University's Lubin School of Business is comprised of industry leaders, professionals, and educational experts.
Mike Grandinetti - Faculty Chair
Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at Reduxio
Mike’s been continuously active in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship & 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 & Tel Aviv. He's a successful serial tech entrepreneur, multi-award winning (Financial Times global Professor of the Week, Professor of the Year.
He was an early team member & CXO of 8 VC-backed tech startups. Two went public on the NASDAQ & 7 were subsequently acquired by large strategics including ATT, IBM, Iron Mountain, Oracle, Symantec & Synopsys. He co-led a NASDAQ IPO roadshow & a subsequent secondary roadshow.
He’s a professor in the practice (or equivalent) of entrepreneurship, innovation, design & marketing at Harvard, Brown, and Rutgers & 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.
He’s an innovation consultant (Accenture, Capital One, Dell, Ferrari, Maersk, McGill University, Medtronic, Nestle, Nike, Pirelli, Worthen Industries, Zimmer Biomet ), board member, hackathon & design sprint leader (IBM, naviHealth, Nestle, MIT Media lab, OpenIDEO), popular keynote speaker (TEDx, MIT CIO Symposium, International Startup Festival, TiE), podcast author & host, columnist (Forbes), pitch competition judge (MIT $100K price, ODSC $1M prize, global Venture Capital Investment Competition), startup accelerator leader (StartupNext Techstars seed stage) & in-demand startup mentor (Berkley Blockchain, Berkeley Data X, Berkeley SkyDeck, Techstars, MIT Enterprise Forum).
He was named to the National Engineering Honor Society & won 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.