Leonard C. Green is a CPA, MBA, and Entrepreneur. Len is founder of The Green Group, which is a provider of Tax, Accounting, and Consulting Services.
Len is also involved in 14 businesses in diverse markets. He is one of the founders of the NASDAQ publicly traded Blue Buffalo pet company, the fifth largest company in the United States in this category. In addition, his involvement includes a financial services firm, real estate, thoroughbred horses, sports, a couple of publicly traded businesses, and several charities. Len also sits on the Board of Directors for a number of companies and foundations.
Len was elected a Trustee at Babson in 2013.
In the past 15 years, Len has taught two of the most highly rated entrepreneurial courses at Babson College - one structured similar to Donald Trump’s Apprentice TV series, and the other a family business/social entrepreneurship business course. His classes have been featured on CNBC Squawk Box and ABC TV.
Len has also been a Professor of Business and Taxation at NYU, FDU and Monmouth University.
Len has been faculty advisor for YPO, eTower, and The Jewish Club.
In 2001, Len received the Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Award for outstanding contributions to the entrepreneurial spirt of academia at Babson.
Publications, Speeches, & Seminars
Len has taught executive education courses at Babson as well as the AMA, CPA society, legal seminars, FDU, and Monmouth College.
His featured articles on family business succession planning, company evaluations, structuring organizations, and maximizing tax deductions have appeared in over 200 newspapers across the country including the Wall Street Journal, New York Post, Star Ledger, Boston Globe, Entrepreneur Magazine, INC Magazine, Forbes, and the CEO Forum.
His contributed articles have appeared in the Thoroughbred Times, Real Estate Times, The Babson Entrepreneurial Review, Babson Alumni Magazine, Practicing Law Institute Estates and Trusts Manual, The Practical Accountant, and the Journal of Taxation.
His TV appearances include MSNBC Your Business, Squawk Box and New Jersey Business.
Len’s chapter, “Nurturing Innovation in Small Business” on entrepreneurship and innovation, appears in the book “Global Insights from 24 Leaders.”
Len’s new book on “The Entrepreneurial Playbook” is scheduled to be finished in 2015.
Len is married, has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.
Entrepreneurship; Family Business; Startups; Taxation