Frank Apeseche brings to Tufts Gordon Institute more than three decades of experience creating, building, managing, and advising successful business enterprises. He is a professor of the practice, teaching courses on entrepreneurial finance, financial and managerial accounting, business strategy, and financial management of high technology firms. He teaches Finance for High-Tech Ventures in the M.S. in Innovation and Management program, and is a faculty advisor to master's candidates completing their capstone leadership projects.
Beyond Tufts, Apeseche is a partner and co-founder of J. Locke & Company, a merchant bank specializing in corporate growth and repositioning opportunities. He also serves as a director and audit committee chairman of Building Engines Inc., a national SaaS software company that provides advanced technology solutions to commercial clientele. In addition, Apeseche is an active member/investor of Launchpad Venture Group, where he advises and finances promising start-ups in the technology and business services market segments. Previously, he was chief executive officer of The Berkshire Group, where he led four companies to their initial public offering.
Partner and Co-Founder, J. Locke and Company
Professor of the Practice, Tufts Gordon Institute
Senior Investor, Member, and Transaction Leader, Launchpad Venture Group
The Berkshire Group
- 2000-2012: CEO
- 1995-2000: CEO and Founding Partner, BG Affiliates
- 1993-1995: Chief Financial Officer
- 1986-1993: Chief Planning Officer
Manager of Consulting Services, Accenture
Frank Apeseche's academic interests include competitive strategy, disruptive innovation, and enterprise formation and leadership.