Sharon Matusik is a Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship, and Dean of the Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado-Boulder. Her research focuses on knowledge intensive and entrepreneurial firms. For example, she had looked at topics such as how markets value innovation activities of firms, what accounts for variation in profitability levels of entrepreneurial firms, entrepreneurial financing, and how the diversification of a venture capital firm (i.e., the different industries it invests in) affects its performance. Her work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Academy of Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review and she has or is serving on editorial boards for Strategic Management Journal, Academy of Management Journal and Academy of Management Review. She also served as Chairperson of the Knowledge and Innovation IG, and co-organized the SMS annual conference in Denver. At the Leeds School, she has served as the director of their doctoral program in the strategy and entrepreneurship area, Academic Director of the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Sr Associate Dean for Faculty and Research, and now as Dean. In addition, she sits on several non-profit Boards and was a Visiting Professor at Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD) in Santiago, Chile.