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Leonard Green

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship
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 original investors of the NASDAQ publicly traded Blue Buffalo pet food 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 served as a Babson Trustee 2013 - 2017.

In the past 20 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 the faculty advisor for YPO, eTower, and The Jewish Club and assisted in starting the Babson Polo Club.

In 2001, Len received the Edwin M. and Gloria W. Appel Award for outstanding contributions to the entrepreneurial spirit 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.

Len and President Steve Spinelli were featured in a CEO Forum Summit on Education.

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 best-selling book “The Entrepreneurial Playbook” has been translated in Chinese and Arabic.

Len is married, has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.

Academic Degrees

  • , Harvard OPM Program
  • MBA, New York University
  • BA, Rutgers University

Academic Interest / Expertise

Entrepreneurship; Family Business; Startups; Taxation


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