Kevin Mulvaney

Senior Lecturer

Academic Division: Entrepreneurship


At Babson, Mr. Mulvaney teaches two merger/acquisition courses: ‘M&A for Entrepreneurs’, a middle-market M&A course; and ‘Buying a Small Business’, a course which delves into the process of acquiring a business with revenue under $3MM. He also mentors students in live consulting projects. Mr. Mulvaney is President of Strategic Advisors Group, a specialty consulting firm which advises CEOs and business owners facing important strategic challenges and M&A decisions. In addition, Mr. Mulvaney has served as an expert witness in Federal Court cases, conducted governance review projects, and mentored management teams and business owners to achieve improved teamwork and results. Before forming his consulting practice in July, 1997, he served as President of DRI/McGraw-Hill, the world’s largest econometric publishing, data, and consulting firm with offices in ten countries. In April, 1994 he was hired by McGraw-Hill to lead a successful major financial and strategic makeover of DRI. Mr. Mulvaney was recognized for his achievements with the prestigious McGraw-Hill Management Excellence Award. Prior to DRI/McGraw-Hill, Mr. Mulvaney spent 23 years at Bank of Boston where he held a number of executive management positions. From 1992-1993 he led the resurgence of Bank of Boston’s most profitable group, National Banking, achieving strong growth after years of declining asset and profit levels. Prior to his role as head of National Banking, Mr. Mulvaney was the Global Banking Group Executive (Executive Vice President) from 1988-1992. During that time international banking posted record performance each year and established its premier position in Latin America. Bank of Boston was one of the top three US banks operating in the global market. In addition to these positions, he was Chairman of the Bank of Boston Venture Capital/Mezzanine Finance investment committee and a member of the bank’s management committee, senior loan committees, and asset/liability committees. Before joining the bank’s Global Banking Group in 1984 as Senior Credit Officer and Chair of the International Credit Committee, Mr. Mulvaney enjoyed a distinguished twelve year stint in the Middle Market Division of the bank where he financed and advised middle market companies nationwide. Over his career, Mr. Mulvaney has contributed to the success of many enterprises as a member of their Boards of Directors. His experience includes manufacturing, numerous financial services firms and many non-profit organizations. He has served as Chair of the Board, led Board Committees, and managed strategic planning reviews.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Babson College
  • BS, Boston College

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurial Finance

Awards & Honors

  • 2013 - Thomas Kennedy Award, MBA Program
  • 2010 - Thomas Kennedy Award, MBA Program
  • 2007 - 2007 Thomas Kennedy Award , Babson College
  • 2007 - Dean’s 2007 Teaching Excellence Award , Babson College


Degree Courses 2016-2017

Degree Courses 2015-2016