Our team

“We couldn’t be more different, except for our shared values. And that makes working together enjoyable.”

Jim Patell

Jim Patell

Herbert Hoover Professor of Public and Private Management, Stanford Graduate School of Business

Jim Patell is a Business School Professor with an Engineer’s training. He and his three brothers worked in their father’s tool and die shop as teenagers, and then Jim went to MIT, where he earned a BS in Naval Architecture and an MS from MIT’s Business School. He followed that with a Ph.D. from Carnegie-Mellon, and then joined the faculty of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business. There he has taught several different core courses (Operations, Accounting, and Computer Modeling), as well as electives on Process Design, Quality, and several Design Project courses taught jointly with Engineering School faculty. He also has served as the GSB’s Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as Director of the MBA program, and as one of the Directors of the Product Realization Network at Stanford.

Together with Prof. David Beach, Jim is teaching the d-School’s course on Entrepreneurial Design for Extreme Affordability, in which teams of Engineering and Business students design products and implementation plans for use in developing countries. This course fits well with Jim’s work with the Public Management Program in the GSB, and with his garage workshop. His GSB office is a semi-organized melange of discrete-event simulation software, socket wrenches, and ultra-low-cost drip irrigation systems, surrounded by photos of his daughters and of Alaskan fishing trips with his son.

Who’s here in 2016-2017

Our Broader Network

These superstars have been a part of our teaching teams, fellows, staff or founding team. They continue to do amazing work at Stanford and in the world.

  • Abby King
  • Adam French
  • Alex Kazaks
  • Alex Ko
  • Amal Aziz
  • Anja Svetina-Nabergoj
  • Anne Fletcher
  • Anne Gibbon
  • Barry Katz
  • Ben Grossman-Kahn
  • Brett Westervelt
  • Brian Witlin
  • Brit D'Arbeloff
  • Caitria O'Neill
  • Carly Geehr
  • Carol Winograd
  • Caroline O'Connor
  • Carr Wilkerson
  • Charlie Ellinger
  • Claudia Kotchka
  • Colter Leyes
  • Corey Ford
  • Corina Yen
  • Dan Bomze
  • Daniel Steinbock
  • David Klaus
  • Elizabeth Gerber
  • Emily Ma
  • Enrique Allen
  • Erica Estrada
  • Erika Basu
  • Erin Liman
  • Eugene Korsunskiy
  • Evelyn Huang
  • Fred Leichter
  • Gayle Curtis
  • Guido Kovalskys
  • James Monsees
  • Jason Chua
  • Jason Conroy
  • Jenny Stefanotti
  • Jim Ratcliffe
  • Joe Brown
  • Joel Sadler
  • Jofish Kaye
  • John Keefe
  • John Kembel
  • John Lilly
  • Jules Sherman
  • Kerry O’Connor
  • Kim Jacobson
  • Kim Saxe
  • Kris Woyzbun
  • Krista Donaldson
  • Larry Leifer
  • Lia Siebert
  • Lochlann Jain
  • Maryanna Rogers
  • Matt Haney
  • Maureen Caroll
  • Meg Lee
  • Mel Lee
  • Micah Lande
  • Michael Shanks
  • Mike Levinthal
  • Molly Wilson
  • Nat Woyzbun
  • Neema Moraveji
  • Nitzan Waisberg
  • Olga Trusova
  • Peter Rubin
  • Peter Sims
  • Purin Phanichphant
  • Rich Crandall
  • Sandy Speicher
  • Scott Klemmer
  • Susan Hosking-Ramos
  • Tammy Goodall
  • Taylor Cone
  • Uri Geva
  • Wendy Ju
  • Yusuke Miyashita