Associate, Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future
Affiliate, Institute for Sustainable Energy
Affiliate, Initiative on Cities
Fellow, Susilo Institute for Ethics in the Global Economy
McManus is a Master Lecturer and award-winning faculty in the Strategy & Innovation Department at the Boston University’s Questrom School of Business where he teaches a range of courses at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels in long-range scenario planning, globalization, strategy development & implementation, design thinking, innovation management, and entrepreneurship.
McManus' expertise is in the field of strategic innovation, the process whereby an organization redesigns/reinvents its strategy, structure and/or business model in response disruptive change in technology, markets, public policy/regulation or macro environment. His work spans the for-profit, non-profit, and public sectors with a current focus on major transformations underway in the energy, mobility and smart city domains.
Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University full-time in 2006, McManus spent six years in the venture capital industry with Boston Millennia Partners, a $740M venture capital fund with international investments in early-stage technology ventures in the life sciences, healthcare, medical device, information technology and telecommunications industries.
Previously, McManus spent eight years as a consultant to international investors, corporate development offices and line organizations within Global 500 multinational corporations, government ministries, regional economic development agencies and a multitude of startups in the international venture community. He began his career in the high-tech industry with Digital Equipment Corporation where he spent 15 years in various roles in corporate venture development, product management, R&D and engineering.
McManus received an MBA from Boston University in 1986 and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 1977.
MBA, Boston University, 1986.
BS, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1977.
GSM SI870 F1
Strategies for Sustainable Development
SCOPE: A Smart-city Cloud-based Open Platform and Ecosystem, NSF. (February 15, 2014 - Present).
McManus, P. The Utility of the Future Study, MIT, Ad Hoc Reviewer, Papers, International, One-Time Editorship (Edited One Issue, Edition, Etc.), Appointed, Academic. (July 1, 2015 - Present).
Member of the Faculty Advisory Committee
2013 Henry Morgan Award for Service to the Entrepreneurship Program, Institute for Technology Entrepreneurship and Commercialization, Service, University. (May 16, 2013).
2010 Broderick Prize, School of Management, Service, University. (May 16, 2010).
For Service to Graduate Programs
Voted faculty of the year by the MBA class of 2009
Board of Advisors, Greentown Labs, Somerville, MA