Charles Holloway holds the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers Professorship in Management Emeritus. Professor Holloway is a leader in the study and teaching of entrepreneurship, supply networks, and technology management. He was the founding co-chair of the Stanford Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at the Stanford Graduate School of Business (GSB); the Stanford Integrated Manufacturing Association, a cooperative effort between the Stanford GSB and the Stanford School of Engineering; and the Public Management Program at the GSB. Holloway joined the Stanford GSB faculty in 1968 and served in a variety of positions at Stanford, including associate dean for Academic Affairs at the GSB and chair of the University Commission on Graduate Education. Prior to joining Stanford, Holloway served as assistant to the technical director at Naval Reactors, where he worked closely with Admiral H. G. Rickover on the development of nuclear-powered ships. He also worked as a senior nuclear engineer for Bechtel Corporation’s Scientific Development Department. Holloway has served as a board member for more than 10 startup companies. He is currently on the board of SRI International as well as several smaller companies. He is the author of Decision-Making Under Uncertainty: Models and Choices, co-editor of The Perpetual Enterprise Machine–Seven Keys to Corporate Renewal Through Successful Product and Process Development, and many articles in the field of management.
Holloway has a BS in electrical engineering from the University of California, Berkeley and an MS in nuclear engineering and PhD in business administration from the University of California, Los Angeles.