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Dave Power received Harvard Extension School's Joanne Fussa Distinguished Teaching Award in 2014. He is president and CEO of Perkins School for the Blind, a global leader in education of children and young adults who are blind or deafblind. Power oversees the five divisions of Perkins: Perkins School for the Blind, Perkins Solutions, Perkins Library, Perkins International, and Perkins eLearning.
Until 2014 Power was president of Power Strategy Inc., where he advised executive teams on growth strategy, alignment, and execution. Power has guided growth companies as an operating executive, board member, and advisor for more than 25 years. He is the author of The Curve Ahead: Discovering the Path to Unlimited Growth, and has spoken to international business audiences on innovation and growth.
As an operating executive, Power was CEO of Novera Software, a private Internet software company; senior vice president of marketing and corporate development at RSA Security; and a vice president and general manager at Sun Microsystems.
As a partner at Fidelity Ventures, Power was an investor and board member in a number of successful growth companies, including Black Duck Software, Castlight Health, EnterpriseDB, Polyserve, Ping Identity, and Vibes Media. Power was also a venture partner at Charles River Ventures.
In his early career, Power was a partner at Mercer Management Consulting where he cofounded the firm’s technology industry practice, advising Apple Computer, Lotus Development, and other technology leaders. He also designed and delivered executive development programs.
Power received a master of business administration from Stanford Business School, where he was an Arjay Miller scholar, and a bachelor of science in civil engineering and a master of science in environmental engineering from Tufts University.