|UMSL Accelerate Faculty and Staff|
| Michael Butler Sr.
Director of Operations
Michael is Director of Operations overseeing the building and all events. He has more than 26 years of technology experience (21 with UMSL) which includes management and educational growth activities at all levels for teachers, students, parents, and administrators. Entrepreneurly driven, Michael is also founder of both a web development and photography business.
Marc is an Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship in the UMSL College of Business. He has over 20 years of new product development, product management and business development experience and has managed product launches and created new distribution and dealer networks for product lines across diverse industry segments. Marc is a graduate of the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA graduate of Columbia University in New York City.
John Palmer, PhD
Associate Teaching Professor Management Area
Dr. Palmer has over 25 years experience as an educator, consultant, researcher, and academic administrator. He has designed and taught doctoral, masters, and bachelors level courses in management, entrepreneurship, marketing, and business research. He has also published dozens of research studies including focused on entrepreneurial strategies and innovation and performance in small business enterprises. His work has appeared journals including the Journal of Small Business Strategy and the American Journal of Entrepreneurship.
Chad is an Adjunct Professor of entrepreneurship in the UMSL College of Business. He has worked in both the not-for-profit and for profit sectors, and is currently the Sr. Director of People & Culture at Pivot Energy, a national solar developer. Chad spent time working internationally in Zambia before obtaining his MBA from St. Louis University. He is passionate about using business as a way to create positive social change.