Chris Hennessey is Professor Emeritus of Law. Although retired from full time teaching he continues to teach a blended learning law course to MBA students and an elective course on wealth management. Chris also is serving as Faculty Director of Babson Global. He was the academic dean of the Babson College's undergraduate program for six years. Professor Hennessey has developed and taught courses in both the MBA and undergraduate programs at Babson. He was previously both Faculty Director and acting Co-Dean at Babson Executive Education, and was responsible for custom program design, program development and delivery, selection and coaching of faculty, and client relationships and business development. Professor Hennessey has taught finance including shareholder value, finance for the non-financial manager, mergers and acquisitions, economic value added, real options, and financial statement analysis. He also has taught corporate entrepreneurship with a focus on corporate venturing and strategy.
Professor Hennessey has led and taught in numerous custom programs for such companies as Emcor, Siemens, American Express, Telenor, Pitney Bowes, Novell, Infineon, Sony, Allied Domecq, Hartford Financial Services, Smith's Group, and others. He has taught in most areas of the world including the United States, England, Norway, the Netherlands, Germany, Turkey, Hungary, Spain, Singapore, Malaysia, Australia, Brazil, Uruguay, and Canada.
Professor Hennessey has written cases on business management for use in custom programs. His current research issues are in the areas of shareholder value, economic value added, and corporate entrepreneurship. He has published articles on estate planning, taxes, and investments. Professor Hennessey has been quoted numerous times in print and has been a guest on television and radio.
Professor Hennessey, although no longer active, co-founded a registered investment advisory firm. Currently he is a member of the Business Advisory Group for Putnam Investments, a leading mutual fund company. In that role he speaks to financial advisors and their clients on wealth management topics. Chris is on the board of trustees of a private college and has served as an advisor or board member to a number of businesses.