Jennifer M. Walske is an Assistant Professor and Program Director at the School of Management within University of San Francisco. Dr. Walske is also a Social Impact Fellow at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley. Dr. Walske publishes her research on emergent firms with an emphasis on how human capital, social capital, and strategy aids new firm success. Dr. Walske also founded Myriad Investments, LLC in 2000 and serves on boards of directors for both non-profit and for-profit enterprises. Prior to her career in academia, she was a nationally ranked software analyst by Institutional All-American, and was a regular guest commentator on both CNN and CNBC. Dr. Walske also spent ten years in Silicon Valley holding various marketing positions within the software industry prior to investment banking.