Dariush Rafinejad - Provost and Core Faculty Member of Presidio Graduate School
PhD, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
MSc, Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Dariush has had over 25 years of experience as a senior executive in high-tech industries in Silicon Valley. He was Corporate Vice President at both Applied Materials and LAM Research, both billion dollar semiconductor process equipment manufacturers. He is currently a lecturer at Stanford University and president of Blue Dome Consulting firm whose clients include: Novellus, SanDisk, Brewer Science, Aviza Tech, MKS Instruments, AMEC (China), SoloPower and Intevac. Dariush was an adjunct professor at the Haas Business School at UC Berkeley and Dean of Management at Menlo College in Atherton, California. He is the author of the book, “Innovation, Product Development and Commercialization,” and has co-authored case studies and research papers at Stanford University where he teaches a course on Sustainable Product Development and Manufacturing.
Presidio Graduate School educates and inspires a new generation of skilled, visionary and enterprising leaders to transform business and public policy and create a more just, prosperous and sustainable world. Through innovative MBA and MPA and research programs, PGS activates students and professionals across a range of disciplines, industries and sectors to bridge the gap between commerce and the common good.