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Professor David Falzani

BEng (Hons) (Manchester Metropolitan University), MTech (Brunel Univeristy), Chartered Engineer CEng (The Institution of Mechnical Engineers), MBA (SDA Bocconi/Wharton School), Diploma (Institute of Directors), Recognised by HEA as an Associate Fellow (Nottingham Recognition Scheme)
Professor of Practice - Sustainable Wealth Creation

Department: Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Centre/Institute: HGI
Location: B41 (South Building, Jubilee Campus)

David is a business consultant, entrepreneur and professor, with extensive executive and strategic business development experience in various industries.

David began his career at IBM and then, after attending the prestigious Wharton School, worked in consulting with a variety of clients including BAE Systems, Marks & Spencer and 3i, including M&A transactions totaling over GBP11bn. He then participated as a founder, director or angel investor in over 16 entrepreneurial companies in 4 countries, helping raise over GBP30m in venture capital. David has also advised CEOs on the challenges of pursuing and delivering growth, and has an in-depth understanding of the techniques that enable this.

He has been a trainer for innovation and growth programmes such as Growth100 at Nottingham University, the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business programme at Oxford University Said Business School and The Royal Academy of Engineering's Enterprise Hub/Leaders in Innovation Fellowship programmes - supporting over 850 companies.

David was appointed Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor in 2011, then Honorary Professor in 2013 and Professor of Practice in 2019. He has published over 80 articles and blogs.

David was made a Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the 2017 Queen's Birthday Honours list for services to enterprise and engineering.

David has a voluntary role as President and trustee of registered charity Sainsbury Management Fellowship, whose patron is Lord Sainsbury of Turville, which has given GBP8m in bursaries for study at one of the top 14 business schools in the world. Those recipients have gone on to found new companies worth over GBP4.6bn, create 18,000 new jobs, and helped develop some of the UK's largest corporations.


The following lists my publications from 2014 to the present day.

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David is module convenor of the following module(s):


Venture Capital and Private Equity (MBA) (BUSI4562)

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