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Roger Patkin

Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)

Roger Patkin

Roger Patkin

Engineering Management & Innovation (Gordon Institute)

Phone 617-627-3110
Tufts Gordon Institute, Suite 2400
200 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
entrepreneurial leadership

Roger Patkin is founder and principal of Next Generation Group, LLC, a leadership consultancy, and he is a senior advisor and board member at Autopart International, Inc., a Patkin family business turned wholly owned subsidiary of Advance Auto Parts, which Patkin ran until 2011. He is a lecturer in entrepreneurial leadership at Tufts Gordon Institute, and mentors social entrepreneurs through two Boston-area incubators.


Patkin, Roger. "Transformation and Tradition: Transitioning to a Non-family Leader at the Family Firm." Sustaining Family Enterprise, edited by Richard L. Narva, Global law and Business Ltd. 2016, pp.77-91.

J.D., Boston University School of Law, 1988
B.A., Philosophy and Psychology, Tufts University, 1984
Professional Experience: 

Lecturer, Tufts Gordon Institute


Autopart International

  • 2011-present: Senior Advisor and Board Member
  • 1998-2011: President and CEO
  • 1990-1998: Category Manager/Buyer, Vice President of Operations, General Counsel

Attorney, Gordon & Wise

Selected Professional Activities: 
2015-present: Social Enterprise Mentor, Social Innovation Forum
2015-present: Social Enterprise Mentor, Boston Impact Initiative
1995-2005: Member, Board of Directors, Auto International Association

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