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Frank Apeseche

Professor of the Practice
Engineering Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Gordon Institute)

Frank Apeseche

Professor of the Practice
Engineering Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship (Gordon Institute)

Phone 617-627-3110
Tufts Gordon Institute, Suite 2400
200 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA
Research: 
entrepreneurial finance, financial and managerial accounting, business strategy, financial management of high technology firms
Biography: 

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.

Education: 
M.B.A., Finance and Operations Research, University of Michigan, 1981
B.A., Economics, Cornell University, 1979
Professional Experience: 
2015-present:

Partner and Co-Founder, J. Locke and Company

2014-present:

Chairman, Amstar

2012-present:

Professor of the Practice, Tufts Gordon Institute

2012-present:

Senior Investor, Member, and Transaction Leader, Launchpad Venture Group

1986-2012:

The Berkshire Group

  • 2000-2012: CEO
  • 1995-2000: CEO and Founding Partner, BG Affiliates
  • 1993-1995: Chief Financial Officer
  • 1986-1993: Chief Planning Officer
1981-1986:

Manager of Consulting Services, Accenture

Research Interests: 

Frank Apeseche's academic interests include competitive strategy, disruptive innovation, and enterprise formation and leadership.

Teaching/Courses Taught: 
EM255: Finance for High-Tech Ventures

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