Chris Bovaird is an Associate Professor in Strategic Management in the Department of Management at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Chris has been lecturing in business, management, corporate strategy, corporate finance, entrepreneurship and new business planning for nearly 30 years.
Prior to joining the University of Toronto, Chris taught in the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Waterloo, at the Scottish Enterprise Foundation, and at the University of Stirling in the UK.
Chris has held Senior Management posts in banking and financial services in New York, London (UK), and in Canada. As a self-employed consultant he has delivered courses on investment appraisal, financial management, and the management of contracts for Shell, Unilever, Scottish Nuclear Limited, and the Dutch national gas company. His consulting career has taken him to Europe, Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
Chris Bovaird is the author of books on venture capital, financing enterprise, business and management.
Associate Professor Teaching, University of Toronto Scarborough, 2015–present
Senior Lecturer, U of T Scarborough, 2006–2015
Lecturer, U of T Scarborough, 2001–2006
Sessional Lecturer, U of T Scarborough, 1995–2001
Associate Professor (Adjunct), Faculty of Engineering, University of Waterloo, 1995–2004
Bovaird & Associates, Management Training Consultant, 1993–2002
Visiting Professor, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, 1994
Lecturer, Scottish Enterprise Foundation, Stirling, UK, 1991–1994
Head of Business Development, N&P Building Society, London, UK, 1988–1991
Research Fellow, Department of Management Science, University of Stirling, UK, 1986–1988
Corporate Lending and Project Finance, The Bank of Nova Scotia, Toronto, and Montreal, 1983–1986
Corporate Accounts Manager, Chemical Bank, New York, Calgary and Montreal, 1981–1983
- Venture Capital Investment
- New Venture Finance
- Personal Entrepreneurship
- Contracting and Consulting
- Introductory Management
- New Ways of Work
- New Venture Planning & Creation
- Management Policy and Strategy
Introduction to Business, McGraw Hill Education, Toronto, 2015
Managing the Canadian Business, McGraw Hill Education, Toronto, 2015
Enterprising Capital, (with Simon Harris), Avebury Press, London, 1995
Introduction to Venture Capital Finance, Pitman Publishing, London, 1990
BA, MBA, MSc