Harrison Metal's education resources help the next generation of capitalists do their best work.  We offer management and business education in classrooms in Jackson, Wyoming, New York City, and online.

From 2008 - 2022 across six funds, we invested in early-stage technology companies on behalf of our limited partners: universities, charitable foundations, and pensioners' savings plans. We continue to manage that portfolio to maximize returns to our partners.

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Michael Dearing

Michael Dearing

I founded Harrison Metal in 2006. At Harrison Metal, I manage a portfolio of privately-held technology stocks and I teach classes in business administration for up-and-coming business leaders in high growth companies. The class content comes from my own work as a general manager (1990 - 2006) and as Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University (2006 - 2014) where I taught some of the most popular classes in the University on starting and running new companies.

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.

This picture is of me welcoming Spuds McKenzie and the Spudettes to a Bud Light / Labatts brewery opening in Montreal in the late 1980s. The Spudettes are so happy to see me. I think Spuds was sedated.