Professor Jerome Engel has been at Haas School of Business since 1991. His research interests include venture capital and private equity transactions; corporate venturing and innovation initiatives; clusters and networks of innovation; management practices in emerging enterprise; technology management and licensing; mergers and acquisitions; initial public offerings; and financing high-tech ventures. He currently teaches several courses including Entrepreneurship, Venture Capital and Private Equity, New Venture Finance, Open Innovation and Corporate Entrepreneurship, and Global Entrepreneurship Faculty Colloquium.
Prior to joining the faculty at Haas, Engel had a long career in the accounting industry, beginning at KPMG, and then at Ernst & Young, where he served as the partner-in-charge and director of Entrepreneurial Services Group in the Bay Area. He serves as a board member for Adaptive Planning, Inc., MedAmerica, Inc., Electrascan, Inc., Jupiter Systems, Inc., and Educational Advisory Board, Kauffman Fellows Program. He is a certified public accountant, and an inactive member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accounts, as well as a general partner in Monitor Venture Partners. He is a past recipient of the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance from Olympus Corporation, the Lifetime of Educational Innovation Award, the NASDAQ Center of Entrepreneurial Excellence Award to the Lester Center, and the Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Prize for bringing entrepreneurial vitality to academe.