Richard Huntsinger

Distinguished Teaching Fellow | Professional Faculty, Haas School of Business
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“There’s always a trade-off and there’s always a trade.”

Dr. Richard Huntsinger is a professor, Silicon Valley entrepreneur, Fortune 500 R&D executive, and management consultant with broad international experience leading programs in operational excellence, data analytics, internet-based and agent-based customer service, process automation, and enterprise software development at organizations like Hewlett-Packard, AT&T, Symantec, Hitachi, Curtiss-Wright, Bank of America, and US Department of Energy. He has led development and market introduction of more than 20 commercial process automation/data analytics products and customer-facing IT systems. He has served on the management teams of several venture-backed high-tech start-ups from build-out to IPO and acquisition. He now serves as Distinguished Teaching Fellow and Faculty Director at the University of California-Berkeley, where he lectures and oversees research on data science applied to business and public policy, and leads the popular executive program in data strategy. He is a strategy and technology advisor to several companies and a frequent guest speaker in industry, academia, and government.

Dr. Huntsinger earned his PhD in Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University; MBA degrees from University of California-Berkeley and Columbia University, honors; and MSc and BSc degrees in Computer Science from California State University, honors. He holds ASQ Six Sigma Black Belt and PMI Project Management Professional certifications.

Academic Background 

PhD, Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

MBA, University of California-Berkeley

MBA, Columbia University

MSc, Computer Science, California State University

BSc, Computer Science, California State University

Academic Background 

PhD, Engineering & Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University

MBA, University of California-Berkeley

MBA, Columbia University

MSc, Computer Science, California State University

BSc, Computer Science, California State University