David Detlefsen


David Detlefsen


David Detlefsen teaches Innovation and Risk at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.

David is Senior Project Manager and Product Owner at Deloitte, where he leads an international team with clients at the top of their respective industries, building and delivering the next generation of tax applications and services to clients.

Formerly, David was a Senior Product Manager at Zebra Technologies. Prior to that, he served as Principal Product Strategist at WMS Gaming, where he led cross-functional product development teams from hardware engineering, software game development, marketing, manufacturing, field service, sourcing, and finance. He has been the president of his own technology development company and was a development manager at Sigenics, a custom microchip designer.

David specializes in defining new product strategies and bringing product concepts to market.

Business Leader Faculty® Since 2011

Professional Experience

Senior Project Manager and Product Owner


Senior Product Manager

Zebra Technologies

Principal Product Strategist

WMS Gaming

Development Manager



Illinois Institute of Technology

Master of Business Administration

Illinois Institute of Technology

Master of Science

Illinois Institute of Technology

Bachelor of Science