David Shrier

Managing Director
MIT Connection Science


David Shrier is the managing director of MIT Connection Science. He also incubates other new initiatives for MIT, and advises the European Commission on commercializing innovation with a focus on digital technology. Shrier specializes in guiding organizations through strategic growth and change, having developed $8.5 billion of growth opportunities with companies including GE/NBC Universal, D&B, Wolters Kluwer, Disney, Ernst & Young, and Starwood Hotels & Resorts, as well as leading private equity and VC funds. He has started and/or led a number of private equity and venture capital-backed companies as CEO, CFO, or COO. Shrier received an ScB from Brown University in biology and theatre, and has taught corporate innovation at NYU/Stern, EPFL, Columbia Business School, and other leading programs.