Oded has more than 30 years of experience in academia and business. He was formerly on the faculty of the University of Michigan Ross Business School in Ann Arbor. In his academic research, Oded focused on research methodologies and the application of analytical tools to business strategies. His work has been published in leading academic journals such as The Journal of Marketing Research and The Journal of Psychology. Oded had spent several years with Bain & Co. an international consulting firm, in Europe and the United States, where he helped design and implement business strategies for key clients. Subsequently, Oded served as CEO of a manufacturing company and as a founder of several entrepreneurial ventures. Over his career Oded has served on a number of corporate boards and is presently a Director of Safe Auto Insurance Co., MIT Enterprise Forum (Great Lakes Chapter) and Michigan Business Incubator Association.
Oded founded The Grunewald Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at Adrian College as well as its Innovation Center, a business incubator designed to help both students and the general public launch new ventures.