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John Hallal

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
John Hallal has a proven track record of success in entrepreneurship, mergers and acquisitions (M&A), and advising emerging growth companies.

Since establishing Network Blue in 2004 (, John has advised founder-led companies through various M&A transactions. Utilizing a comprehensive approach, his firm manages all facets of the process, from financial analysis, brokerage, negotiation, deal structuring, and due diligence, ensuring a seamless experience from start to closing.

In addition to Network Blue, John has spearheaded several entrepreneurial ventures across diverse industries. These include helping restart and ultimately sell a medical device manufacturer and distributor in Arizona, co-founding a durable medical equipment supply company in Massachusetts, and starting a cannabis wholesale and distribution business in California.

An active angel investor and longstanding member of Boston Harbor Angels, John is deeply passionate about Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (ETA). Since 2007, he has invested in and advised numerous startups, entrepreneurs, and investment funds.

At Babson, John shares his expertise by teaching ETA courses and M&A in the MBA program. He plays a vital role in several Babson Executive Education Programs, including serving as Faculty Lead for the Entrepreneurship Bootcamp and contributing to programs like Santander Bank Cultivate a Small Business, Babson Build, Black Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, HEC Executive MBA, Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab, Santander X Fostering Growth, Putnam Leadership Program, and Babson Collaborative for Entrepreneurship Education.

John is a sought-after lecturer and guest speaker at entrepreneurial organizations and events, including domestic and international ETA programs and conferences, MassMedic, MIT Enterprise Forum, and Boston Entrepreneur's Network.

His dedication to teaching excellence earned him the Babson Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in both 2018 and 2023. John graduated from Bucknell University in 1987 and earned his Juris Doctor from Boston College Law School in 1991.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Boston College Law School
  • BA, Bucknell University

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