Jeremy Utley was using the principles of design thinking long before he encountered the d.school. From starting a small-venture incubator in Bolivia to evaluating acquisition targets for clients of the Boston Consulting Group, he has sought to meld his analytical nature with his passion for human-centered innovation. A graduate of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, he saw first-hand the cascading impact of the d.school while working in India as a business development consultant for D.light Design, a venture-backed start-up founded at the d.school. As a 2009 d.school fellow, Jeremy taught their flagship class, Design Thinking Bootcamp. He currently leads the d.school’s work with organizations, managing and directing the executive education programs. He serves in an advisory role to help organizations—from Fortune 500 companies to cutting-edge start-ups—implement design thinking. Jeremy’s own passion is for fostering creative confidence and leadership potential in his students. His d.leadership class, for example, offers master’s students at Stanford the opportunity to move beyond the fundamentals of design thinking into leadership and teaching roles.