Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
Mr. Michael Sears, J.D. MBA
Director of Leadership Innovation at the Boeing Leadership Innovation Laboratory, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership
201-A Luce Hall (Mail Stop 7-J), 112 Cooper Road
Annapolis, MD 21402-5022
Michael Sears is the Director of Leadership Innovation at the Boeing Leadership Innovation Laboratory, Stockdale Center for Ethical Leadership at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland.
Michael is a 30-year veteran of California's Silicon Valley where he worked in both large and small technology companies. He worked his way through the ranks to become a CEO of a technology company, and the founder of a small Internet media company. During that time, he was granted and received three U.S. patents as a co-inventor of technology. He spent 10 years as a Palo Alto-based Venture Capitalist and has been a board member in both private and public companies, for-profit as well as non-profits. In the last decade, he has focused on Clean Technologies as an Investment Partner, and on Cyber Security as an independent consultant.
Before graduate school, Mr. Sears served as a Marine Officer in an infantry battalion as the unit’s Intelligence Officer, and the sniper and surveillance Platoon Commander. After earning his Naval Aerial Observer wings, Mr. Sears served as a Flight Officer in a reconnaissance squadron.
Mr. Sears holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy, and earned three letters in track and field, plus a freshman letter in crew. Post military service, Mr. Sears earned both a Juris Doctorate degree and a Masters of Business Administration degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.