Stuart Coulson

Lecturer in Management

Bio

Stuart Coulson is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University’s Institute of Design (the d.school) and a Lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he leads Design for Extreme Affordability. In this intensive, project-based program, multi-disciplinary student teams design products and services to tackle poverty in low resource settings. Projects and startups emerging from the program have affected the lives of more than 100 million people so far. Stuart is an investor in and advisor to early stage technology and social impact organizations in Silicon Valley and his native Ireland. He is a member of Trinity College Dublin’s Provost’s Council, sits on the board of Tangent — Trinity’s Ideas Workspace, and is a founding member of Trinity Angels and the LaunchBox student startup incubator program. He also grows old-vine Zinfandel grapes in California’s Russian River Valley and enjoys regularly quality testing the resulting award-winning wines. Stuart’s background is in software development, data communications and travel reservations systems. His previous roles include senior leadership in some of the world’s largest travel technology companies and several startups. He co-founded Gradient Solutions, a pioneer in web-based travel e-commerce, acquired by Sabre.

Academic Degrees

  • EMBA, International Wealth Management, Carnegie Mellon University - Tepper School of Business, 2006
  • MBA, International Wealth Management, University of Geneva, 2006
  • BA, Computer Science, Trinity College Dublin, 1984

Academic Appointments

  • Lecturer, Stanford GSB, 2017–present
  • Adjunct Professor, Stanford d.school, 2009–present

Professional Experience

  • Owner, Papera Ranch, 2007–present

Service to the Profession

Trinity College Dublin

  • Board Member, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub, 2016–present
  • Member of Provost's Council, 2016–present
  • Member of Trinity Angels, 2013–present

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