Preston teaches in the college's Portland-based Oregon Executive MBA program and has more than thirty-years of experience driving innovation in the information technology industry. He recently retired as CEO of Safety In Motion—a software-enabled ergonomics consulting company.
Previously, Preston spent twenty years at Intel where he led Intel’s side of a $200 million blade server research-and-development collaboration with IBM. He was also a founder of the Intel Capital new business incubator and had a variety of financial, sales, and marketing management roles—including general manager and controller for internal new ventures.
Preston has additionally served on the board of the Oregon Entrepreneurs Forum and has been an angel investor. Prior to his work at Intel, he sold mainframe computers for IBM in the Midwest. He is currently exploring several new business opportunities.