Programs for Executives

Faculty & Staff

Henry Chesbrough

Faculty Director, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation
Adjunct Professor, Haas School of Business

Occasionally, someone innovates the discipline of innovation. Professor Henry Chesbrough is one of those people. He is the first person to clearly define the new innovation strategy that is restructuring R&D worldwide—open innovation. Open innovation seeks and develops new ideas found outside your own organization and licenses to others your own intellectual property. Education: BA, Economics, Yale University, Summa Cum Laude MBA, Stanford University, with Highest Honors PhD, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley.

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Solomonn DarwinSolomon Darwin

Executive Director
arwood Center for Corporate Innovation

Solomon Darwin is the Associate Director, Program in Open Innovation and the former Executive Director of Financial Reporting and Management, at the Haas School of Business. Prior to joining UC Berkeley he was an Associate Professor at the University of Southern California from 1996 – 2005 . He received his B.A. degree from San Francisco State University, his MBA from Golden Gate University, his MCCP from Harvard University, Graduate School of Business. Read more about Solomon Darwin here

Anita StephensAnita Stephens

Associate Director for Events and Membership
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation

Anita Stephens provides comprehensive coordination and execution of Garwood Center’s programs and events. Passionate and committed to the center’s goals, vision, and mission, she has over 20 years of experience managing large scale events. She is responsible for the development of marketing, communications and programmatic strategy as well as developing effective programs, publications and marketing material. Ms. Stephens serves as a mentor to underserved and at-risk youth and hosts a “Women’s Empowerment Group” where women and teen girls come together to discuss sensitive issues and leave with the tools/resources necessary to make a positive change.

Richard HendersonRichard Henderson

Technology Coordinator
Institute for Business Innovation

Richard Henderson has served as technology and media coordinator for the Institute for Business Innovation and its constituent centers, including the Center for Open Innovation and the Berkeley Innovation Forum, since 2006. He has over 20 years of experience providing technology development and support services in higher education. He previously served as information technology director for the Haas School of Business and the University of the South (Sewanee).