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Michael Dearing

Michael Dearing

I founded Harrison Metal in 2006. I started this business because I love turning technology into products, taking those products to market, and then making those products into businesses. At Harrison Metal, I invest in high-growth companies and teach classes in business administration for people who run them. The class content comes from my own work as a general manager and as a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University (2006 - 2014) where I taught some of the most popular classes in the University on management, entrepreneurship, and commercializing new technology.

Prior to Harrison Metal and Stanford, I spent six-and-a-half years at eBay, where I had tours of duty in category management, corporate strategy, product marketing, and finally as Senior Vice President & General Merchandise Manager for eBay.com. Before eBay, I worked at Industrial Shoe Warehouse (COO then CEO), The Walt Disney Company (corporate strategy), Filene’s Basement (operations at the Downtown Boston store), and Bain & Company (Associate Consultant). I earned an AB in Economics with a focus in economic history from Brown University, and an MBA with Distinction from Harvard Business School.

I live with a pack of dogs named Puppy, Cookie, Girl, and Doctor Zaius. I think David Sedaris is the funniest person in the world in terms of lifetime achievement. And A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole is the funniest single book I’ve read.