Bell Mason Group Adds Paul McManus as Fellow


(PALO ALTO, CA) March 18, 2013: Bell Mason Group (BMG) is pleased to announce the addition of Paul McManus as BMG Fellow. McManus is an award-winning member of the faculty at the School of Management at Boston University as Executive in Residence/Lecturer in the Strategy & Innovation Department focusing on industry disruption, business model innovation, emergent strategy development and global new venture formation.

In addition, McManus is Executive Director of the New Economy Initiative at the School of Management, a multi-stakeholder public/private/academic partnership creating a research, education and innovation platform focused on solving the great economic, social and environmental challenges of our time.

In his global consulting work, McManus advises Government Ministries/Agencies, Economic Development and other Non-Governmental Organizations, Academic Institutions and Multinational Corporations on innovative partnering strategies, ecosystem/cluster development and new venture initiatives. McManus also works with individual entrepreneurs and investors on a limited basis.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full time in 2006, McManus was a Venture Partner with Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M venture capital fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, medical device, information technology and telecommunications industries.

“I’m delighted that Paul, a valued colleague of many years, is joining our team,” said Heidi Mason, BMG co-founder and Managing Partner. “He brings rich and diversified experience and expertise in venturing and innovation partnering; his current leadership of the Green Economy Initiative at BU and recent successful launch of the joint BU/IBM/City-of-Boston Smarter Cities program are perfect examples of innovation partnering at work. Paul will add to and deepen the insight and perspective that Fellows contribute to our business.”

About Bell-Mason Group

Bell Mason Group, headquartered in Silicon Valley, provides corporate venture and innovation analysis and operational strategy services to enterprises globally, throughout the life cycles of Corporate Venture Capital, Incubation, and Innovation Partnering. BMG’s services are built around best practice CV&I Unit and Venture Development Frameworks and licensable methodologies, honed over twenty years advising Global 1000 innovation leaders.

BMG is also co-founder of the recently announced Corporate Venture and Innovation Initiative (CVI2) whose charter members include global law firm DLA Piper, Global Corporate Venturing (GCV), and Silicon Valley Bank. CVI2 will offer an integrated portfolio of advisory services on best practices to G1000 corporations.

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