Suren Dutia

Senior Fellow

Suren Dutia is a senior fellow for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. He is a passionate advocate for entrepreneurship and an executive with extensive and successful multi-industry leadership experience, including Internet/e-commerce, document management software, medical instrumentation, and other varied high- technology businesses. Dutia served as president and CEO of Xscribe Corporation, a publicly traded company in San Diego for over ten years. In addition, he held a number of leadership positions with Boston-based Dynatech Corporation for seven years. Prior to working in the private sector, Dutia spent ten years in the non-profit and public sectors.

Dutia recently completed more than four years as CEO of TiE Global based in Silicon Valley. With fifty-six chapters in thirteen countries, TiE is one of the largest non-profit organizations involved in fostering entrepreneurship globally. He also founded the San Diego chapter of TiE in 2000 and served as its president for three years.

Dutia is the Wells Fargo Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo. He is an investor in a number of ventures and currently is serving as a board member of three startup ventures. Dutia has BS and MS degrees in chemical engineering and a BA in political science from Washington University in St. Louis, and holds an MBA from the University of Dallas in Irving, Tex.