David Maddox

University of Washington, Global Innovation Exchange


University of Washington, Chief Operating Officer, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX)

David Maddox is responsible for the organizational, operating, and financial structures needed to launch, grow, and sustain GIX. He has a long career working with colleges and universities in developing financial models and budget systems, and has been at the front lines of building out new operating and funding models for higher education. These have included institution-wide initiatives to reframe budget responsibilities and resource flows, implementation of non-traditional academic programs, analysis and reorganization of administrative functions, and deep dives into the costs and operations of major functions such as Human Resources management, Information Technology, and auxiliary services. Maddox has collaborated with senior academic officials to develop models that integrate financial and operating data to inform decision-making and management and to clarify institutional economic fundamentals. He has worked with many of the leading universities and research organizations in the U.S., including four University of California campuses (Berkeley, Davis, Irvine and Santa Cruz), Yale, Washington University in St. Louis, the University of Chicago, Iowa State University, and the Brookings Institution. He authored the book Budgeting for Not-for-Profit Organizations (Wiley), teaches NPO financial management at Belmont University in Nashville, TN, and has trained college and university business leaders in budgeting and financial analysis. He holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University, a masters in humanities from the University of Chicago, and a bachelors in music from Amherst College.