Michael Dearing is the Founder of Harrison Metal.
Prior to Harrison Metal, Michael spent many years at eBay (NASDAQ – EBAY) , where he worked as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay.com. In that role, he led category management, product marketing, seller development, eBay Stores and direct-to-consumer marketing for eBay North America. Michael was also responsible for the launch and growth of many new merchandise categories and new businesses, such as Buy-it-Now, listings upgrades, eBay Stores and ProStores.
Before eBay, Michael worked at Bain & Company, Filene’s Basement, The Walt Disney Company (NYSE-DIS) and Industrial Shoe Warehouse.
In the spring of 2006, Michael joined the d. school faculty at Stanford University, teaching courses such as Launchpad, Creating Infectious Action and Entrepreneurial Finance. At the same time, he began working closely with and investing in a few small companies, leading him to create Harrison Metal in 2008.
Michael’s main interests are productizing emerging technologies, going-to-market, product marketing and pricing.
Michael holds an AB in Economics, with a focus in economic history, from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.