Deborah Whitman leads the Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at Stanford GSB. CES provides programs and resources to enhance entrepreneurial learning at Stanford GSB, including support for the popular Startup Garage course, the Stanford Venture Studio, and the Entrepreneurial Summer Program. CES also works closely with faculty members to create cases that highlight the challenges facing entrepreneurial companies, and to coordinate research on entrepreneurial topics.
Deb is a senior business leader with more than 20 years of experience in consumer and small business technology companies. She has held leadership roles at both startup companies and well-known consumer tech firms (Adobe, Intuit, and Microsoft), where she’s driven business growth, developed and launched new products, and built and led creative and capable teams. She holds an MBA from Stanford GSB and a BS from the University of Michigan.