Tim Zak is an Associate Teaching Professor and Director of the Institute for Social Innovation at Carnegie Mellon University. He has spent more than 30 years leading global organizations and advising executives in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors. He has held leadership positions at McKinsey, IBM, two start-up companies, and was the founding CEO of an accelerator for social entrepreneurs. In addition, he sits on the board of Diamond Kinetics and is on the advisory board of numerous other start-up companies. His primary areas of focus include operations, business model development, and strategy.