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Joe DiNunzio
Assistant Adjunct Professor

Teaching Field: Consulting, Entrepreneurship, Innovation

Joe is an assistant adjunct professor at the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, where he leads the IMPACT Consulting program for the second year MBA students.  Joe also serves as a Director at the start-up business accelerator Davis Roots, and as a speaker and mentor at the Child Family Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship. 

Joe has nearly three decades of creative, technical and business leadership creating new ventures and building successful organizations.  He has extensive experience as a management consulting practice leader, a Fortune 100 senior operating executive, a founding CEO, and an educator. 

As President of Fido Management, Joe’s leads the consulting firm’s efforts with Fortune 500 and early-stage companies to drive growth through innovation by creating new products and experiences, and developing new business strategies, operations, and market-driven initiatives.

Joe currently serves as a board member / advisor for a number of start-up companies, including Harebrained Schemes (digital games), Barobo (educational robotics), (food and nutrition), SonanuTech (food & medical diagnostics), and Kvantum (media optimization). 

Joe’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, a venture-backed digital media studio and network. 

Joe’s prior corporate work includes serving as SVP of New Product Development at Walt Disney Imagineering, where he led the global development of theme park concepts and digital media initiatives, and built the company’s first digital theme park, DisneyQuest; as a Principal at management consultancy Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he sold and led client engagements in marketing, operations, and organization; and in brand management at Procter & Gamble.

Joe has an AB (Psychology) from Harvard and an MBA from Stanford.  Joe serves on the Procter & Gamble Digital Advisory Board, and the Exhibitions Advisory Board of the Museum of Science & Industry, and is a member of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, as well as the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. 

Locally, Joe is Vice President and board member for the Davis Schools Foundation, President of the Willett Elementary School PTA, Board Member and Chair of the Economic Development Committee for the Davis Chamber of Commerce, and is a member of the DJUSD Technology Advisory Committee.  He and his wife, Dr. Liz Stelow (DVM), have nine-year-old twins and a menagerie of animals.