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Gavin Finn

Professor of the Practice
Tufts Gordon Institute

Gavin Finn

Gavin Finn

Professor of the Practice
Tufts Gordon Institute

Phone 617-627-3110
Tufts Gordon Institute, Suite 2400
200 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
entrepreneurial marketing, engineering management, new product development
Biography: 

At Tufts Gordon Institute, Gavin Finn is a professor of the practice. He teaches in both the Entrepreneurial Leadership Studies program, and in the Master of Science in Engineering Management program. He teaches entrepreneurial marketing and sales, entrepreneurship for computer scientists, new product development, and engineering management. He is also president and CEO of Kaon Interactive. In this capacity, he has led Kaon’s continuous innovation process, resulting in the introduction of several award-winning solutions which have delivered significant improvements in customers’ business performance through increases in sales effectiveness and marketing efficiency. Prior to joining Kaon, Finn served as president and COO of Bluestreak, Inc., and president and CEO of Prescient Technologies, Inc.

Education: 
Ph.D., Computer-Aided Engineering, MIT, 1995
M.S., Structural Engineering, MIT, 1984
B.S., Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, 1983
Professional Experience: 
2009-present:

Professor of the Practice, Tufts Gordon Institute

2005-present:

President and CEO, Kaon Interactive

2000-2004:

President and COO, Bluestreak

1996-2000:

President and CEO, Prescient Technologies

Selected Honors and Awards: 
1990: Young Engineer of the Year Award, Massachusetts Society of Professional Engineers
Selected Professional Activities: 
Member, Massachusetts High Technology Council
Professional Memberships: 
Diagnostic Marketing Association
American Marketing Association

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