Brian S. Silverman

Lab Strategist

Brian Silverman is Professor of Strategic Management and holds the J.R.S. Prichard and Ann Wilson Chair in Management at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.  Prior to rejoining the Rotman School in 2001, Brian was Assistant Professor of Competition and Strategy at Harvard Business School, where he developed an elective on Technology and Competitive Strategy with faculty at the MIT Media Laboratory.  He earned a PhD in business administration and an MA in economics from University of California, Berkeley, as well as an SM in management from MIT and AB in economics from Harvard University.  Brian teaches courses on venture capital, commercialization of technology, and corporate strategy. His research focuses on the ways that firms’ strategies and organizational structures interact to affect their performance – in particular, their ability to access and exploit technological capabilities.