Jon Fjeld is a Professor of the Practice of Strategy and the Executive Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Fjeld has spent over 20 years in marketing, engineering and general management in start-ups and public companies, as well as seven years in academia. He has served as vice president of engineering for Align Technology, CEO of two RTP venture backed firms—Geomagic and NetEdge Systems—and in a number of management and executive positions within the networking and software business units of IBM. He began his professional career as an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Duke University. Fjeld is an alumnus of Fuqua’s Weekend Executive MBA Class of 1990.