David Matheson cofounded SmartOrg, a Silicon Valley company that connects Innovation and Finance. SmartOrg's portfolio evaluation platform and consulting services help companies align on how to drive upside as well as on where and how much to invest. With decades of experience, David has helped senior management of firms around the world improve their results via portfolio management, product development, innovation, R & D, capital investment, and strategy. He is co-author of the bestselling book, The Smart Organization: Creating Value through Strategic R & D (Harvard Business School Press) and has authored numerous articles on innovation, portfolio management, and decision making. David is a founding member and Fellow in the Society of Decision Professionals (SDP), an educator in Strategic Portfolio Management, and is an advisor for numerous startups. Prior to SmartOrg, David was a Principal at Strategic Decisions Group and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University.