Jerome Engel, executive director of the Lester Center at the Haas School of Business
Jerome Engel is the founder and Faculty Director of the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and an adjunct professor at the Haas School of Business. He lectures on entrepreneurship, venture capital, new venture finance and technology commercialization. He also is a general partner in Monitor Ventures, LLC, a venture capital firm organized in collaboration with the Monitor Group.
Prior to joining UC Berkeley in 1991, Engel helped to commercialize emerging technologies through the creation of venture capital-funded ventures as the founder and Managing Partner of Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneurial Services practice in the Bay Area. He has been active a broad array of technology sectors including IT, Telecommunications, Biotech and Medical Devices. He holds degrees from Penn Sate University and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.