The focus of David Petrie’s career work has been business management and information technology. After earning his MBA at the University of Colorado, he pursued a career in IT management in industry, mostly in the Los Angeles area. Petrie did his first work in data analytics in these large companies. Along the way he began teaching business courses part time, and eventually decided to shift his career to academia. This involved going back to school, earning his PhD in business technology management at Claremont Graduate University in California. Petrie has held business faculty positions in Southern California, the New York City area, and Portland, Oregon. His current work involves business data analytics: curriculum development, working with businesses in analyzing their data, and online teaching for Concordia University Chicago. As time allows, he is a mentor for entrepreneurs (startups and small business owners). Petrie certainly enjoys the enthusiasm and fresh ideas of students and entrepreneurs!