Professor Sherman brings over thirty years of business experience and academic research on growth strategy, innovation and entrepreneurship to Columbia.
In addition to teaching at Columbia, Dr. Sherman currently serves as a Senior Business Advisor to Accenture on a variety of M&A and business strategy initiatives. Prior positions at Accenture include President of two Business Process Outsourcing units: Accenture Procurement Solutions and Accenture Learning. At Accenture, he also served as a founding General Partner of Accenture Technology Ventures (ATV), where he led Accenture's investment activities in Supply Chain Management, Procurement and eLearning. He sat on the Boards of Directors of five technology-based firms in the procurement, supply chain and eLearning domains. Prior to these positions Dr. Sherman also led Accenture's Global Strategic Services Practice covering client services in the Automotive & Industrial Equipment, Transportation & Travel Services, Food & Consumer Package Goods, Retail and Pharmaceuticals/Medical Products industries.
Dr. Sherman joined Accenture in 1995 from J. D. Power and Associates where he had been managing partner of the firm's management consulting practice and responsible for European business operations. Prior to that, he was a partner with Booz, Allen & Hamilton with responsibility for its U.S. automotive practice.
Prior to joining Columbia, Professor Sherman taught "Innovation and Enterprise Growth" in Northeastern University 's MBA program. He has published and presented widely on automotive marketing and distribution strategy, customer satisfaction measurement and effective approaches to corporate education. Dr. Sherman has a BS in aeronautical engineering, a MS in transportation systems and a Ph.D. in transportation economics, all from M.I.T.
At Columbia, Professor Sherman teaches "Entrepreneurship in Large Enterprises".