David Pistrui

David Pistrui serves as the Managing Director of Acumen Dynamics, LLC, a strategy-based education, training, and research firm that focuses on practical knowledge and skills that help organizations align vision and strategy with execution and performance. Working as an independent scholar, thought leader and advisor to corporations, family foundations, academic institutions, government agencies and global think tanks, Pistrui's activities include strategy development, business succession, assessment modeling, technology transfer, executive education and social science research. This includes programs and activities in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Pistrui has held several scholarly appointments in the US and Europe, including the Coleman Foundation Chair in Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago. Pistrui is a member of the Kern Family Foundation's Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network Advisory Board. In 2009, he was appointed as a Senior Fellow at the Austrian Economics Center in Vienna.