Jennifer M. Walske

Jennifer M. Walske

Professional Faculty
Innovation & Design


Jennifer M. Walske is a Social Impact Fellow at Berkeley Haas. Previously, she was a Program Director and Assistant Professor at the School of Management within the University of San Francisco. Walske’s research focuses on emergent firms with an emphasis on how human capital, social capital, and strategy aids new firm success. Walske also founded Myriad Investments LLC in 2000 and serves as a director on several boards for both nonprofit and for-profit enterprises. Prior to her career in academia, Institutional All-American ranked her as a top software analyst. She has been a regular guest commentator on both CNN and CNBC. Walske also spent 10 years in Silicon Valley holding various marketing positions within the software industry prior to investment banking.

Expertise and Research Interests

  • Social Entrepreneurship
  • Social Finance
  • Human Capital