Meet the Team

Rosanna Garcia
Beswick Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, The Business School

Phone: +1 (508) 8316116

I love teaching entrepreneurship because of the amazing innovations that students ideate and then create businesses around. I like the quote attributed to both Homer (the philosopher, not the father of Bart) and Steve Jobs, "The journey is the reward." I'm honored to be able to guide the WPI students through their journeys of not only learning about business ownership, but also actually building something - whether it’s a prototype, a minimally viable product (MVP) or a company. Being in a university setting provides students with a safety net to fail fast and pivot their ideas. No ...

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Ardian Perci

Ardian Preci

Manager, Business Development Lab


Sandhya Balasubramanian
Assistant Dean, Business Programs, The Business School

Phone: +1 (508) 8315957

As Assistant Dean of Business Programs, Sandhya spearheads efforts aimed at strengthening all aspects of the WPI Business School Student life cycle including strategic recruitment, retention, program development, partnerships, student engagement and career development. Sandhya leads the WBS Programs Team that advises students on curricular selection and academic progression. The Programs team develops long-term advising relationships with students and counsel’s learners on academic, administrative, professional, and disciplinary issues. Furthermore, the Programs team provides instructional ...

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Micah Chase
Adjunct Instructor/Lecturer, The Business School

Micah Chase has been a founder and CEO for over 25 years successfully growing several startups into multi-million dollar companies. Experience in all phases of an enterprise, B2B, B2C, managing P&L, setting strategic direction, change management, product development, multichannel marketing, business development, contract negotiation, regulatory compliance, and M&A. • Checkerboard Ltd (1992-2017) is a leader in the design and manufacturing of fine social stationery. As CEO, Chase selected the strategic direction to navigate a mature industry resulting in consistent double-digit year ...

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David Saul
Executive-in-Residence, The Business School

Phone: +1 (508) 8314894

David Saul serves as the Business School’s Executive-in-Residence. The Executive-in-Residence program leverages senior-leader experience in business to help the WPI community become the leading business school focused on research and education at the intersections of STEM, business, and human behavior to solve global problems.  Executives-in-Residence hold office hours to meet with students, faculty, and staff for advising, coaching, and mentoring.  They also serve as guest lecturers and panelists as requested and participate in the Business Dean’s Council of Strategic Advisors (DCSA). ...

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