Sherwin Greenblatt, director of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, is the Institute's interim executive vice president, effective September 2005.MIT photo / Donna Coveney

Director, MIT Venture Mentoring Service

Sherwin Greenblatt volunteers his time as Director of the MIT Venture Mentoring Service, which supports innovation and entrepreneurial activity throughout the MIT community. By matching prospective entrepreneurs with a team of experienced volunteer mentors who, through their advice, guidance and contacts, can boost the chances of a start-up’s success.

Greenblatt, retired from Bose Corporation, was the first employee of Dr. Amar Bose, his former professor at MIT. As the company grew, he held the positions of Project Engineer, Chief Engineer, Director of Engineering, Executive Vice President and, for 15 years, President.

From 2005 to 2007, Mr. Greenblatt served as the Executive vice president and treasurer of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and from 2008 to 2009 he was the Interim Executive Vice-President and CEO of the MIT Alumni Association. He also serves as an outside advisor and Board member to a number of start-up companies.

He currently is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees at the Olin College of Engineering and the Board of Directors of Bose Corporation. He has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, served as Chair of the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees at Framingham (Massachusetts) State College.

Mr. Greenblatt holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT.