Faculty

Joe DiNunzio
Lecturer, Winter 2015

Teaching Field: New Product Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Consulting

Joe DiNunzio is a faculty advisor for the MBA Consulting Center, helping to cast and guide the student teams working with sponsor clients. He has twenty-five years of creative, technical and business leadership experience, both as a management consultant and as a hands-on operating executive.

As president of Fido Management, DiNunzio leads a consulting partnership that works with senior executives to identify and exploit emerging opportunities at the intersection of media, entertainment, marketing and technology. Fido works with Fortune 100, non-profit, and early-stage companies on key initiatives to drive growth through creation and evaluation of new products and experiences, and the development of business, operational, and marketing plans. He also serves as chairman of Go Go Kiddo, a mobile app company focused on providing educational and entertaining interactive experiences to young children and their parents.

DiNunzio’s prior entrepreneurial experience includes chairman, CEO, and co-founder of 42 Entertainment, the leading creator of experiences that seamlessly integrate online, mobile, and physical world narrative content with user communities; and founding CEO of Z.com, a venture-backed digital media studio and network. His prior corporate work includes serving as senior vice president of New Product Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he led the global development of theme park concepts and digital media initiatives; as a principal at management consultancy Booz, Allen & Hamilton; and in brand management at Procter & Gamble.

He has an A.B. (psychology) from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford. He is a lecturer in management at the Graduate School of Management, and mentors at the School’s Child Family Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He serves as a board member for Ryman Arts and for the Davis Parent Nursery School, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. He and his wife, Dr. Liz Stelow (DVM), have five-year-old twins and a menagerie of animals.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA Ranked in Nation’s Top 9%
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