Steven Kursh, CSDP, CLP, is an Executive Professor at the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. Dr. Kursh’s research and consulting focus is on development and execution of innovative technologies, including assessment of financial returns and other benefits. He is a former Senior Consultant with Cutter Consortium's Business Technology & Digital Transformation Strategies practice.
Dr. Kursh has extensive experience in computer software and the Internet, including software development, software project management, contract performance, intellectual property, and valuation. He was the founder of a software company that was acquired by McGraw-Hill, and he is the author of articles, software products, and cases, including Minding the Corporate Checkbook: A Manager's Guide for Executing Successful Business Investments. Dr. Kursh's industry consulting clients include ACS, AT&T, ATX Communications, Citibank, Freddie Mac, Hartford, HP, IBM, IDT, Sun Microsystems, Telcordia Technologies; closely held regional businesses; and a private equity firm based in New England with more than $1 billion under management. In addition, he has been a mentor capitalist for several e-commerce and software ventures. Dr. Kursh received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and his bachelor's degree from Boston College, magna cum laude, Scholar of the College. He has received research funding from the GE Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation, and two federal government agencies. Dr. Kursh previously served as Academic Coordinator of MBA Programs and Director of the MBA Consulting Team Project. He remains current by taking continuing education courses and participating in professional and academic associations. He can be reached at s.Kursh@neu.edu.