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Faculty Profiles

Kim Sawyer

  • Adjunct Lecturer
Academic Division: Management


Kim Sawyer founded organizations in the financial services and nonprofit sectors in the U.S. and Europe. In 1994, Kim created and served as President of The locator Services Group Ltd. (TLSG). By combining disruptive innovation with novel technology, TLSG recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in unclaimed funds for Fortune 500 companies. Twice, Fortune identified TLSG as one of the 100 Fastest Growing Urban Businesses in America and was named Women's Business Enterprise of the Year by the Center for Women and Enterprise. In 2017, Kim sold TLSG to PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC). Prior to founding TLSG, Kim was a practicing attorney in both the public and private sector.

While leading TLSG, Kim brought the concepts of entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility and gender equality to Portugal by creating Connect to Success (C2S) in partnership with the US Embassy. This initiative filled a void for Portuguese women by providing mentorship, training programs and business networking opportunities for women owned businesses. C2S was recognized by the European Diversity Award as the Supplier Diversity and Inclusion Program of the Year.

Kim serves as an independent board member to Ethic A Wealth Bank. She also serves as a member of the Bank's Compliance, Audit and Risk Management Committee. Her consulting practice focuses on advising business leaders facing pivotal strategic decisions.

Academic Degrees

  • JD, Boston University
  • BA, Clark University

Awards & Honors

  • 2017 — Honorary Member, Phi Lambda Beta, Phi Lambda Beta
  • 2016 — SmartCEO, Boston Brava Award, Version2.0 Communications
  • 2015 — Special Recognition Award for contributions to developing women entrepreneurs, Trade Association of the European Business Angels
  • 2015 — The Silver Stevie Award for Women in Business, "Women Helping Women-Government or Nonprofit" Category, Stevie Awards
  • 2014 — Enterprising Woman of the Year, Enterprising Women Magazine


  • Celebrating Women in Business Sawyer, K. CWE's Annual Women Business Leaders' Conference , Boston (2020)
  • Paying it Forward Sawyer, K. Pedro Pires Institute of Cape Verdean Studies, Summer Leadership Program, Bridgewater (2019)
  • American Tourism in the Azores Sawyer, K. Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Azores, Azores (2018)
  • Women in Science and Engineering Sawyer, K. Tecnico University, Portugal (2017)
  • Building Diplomatic Bridges Sawyer, K. TEDx Talk, Brazil (2017)
  • To Claim or Not to Claim Sawyer, K. Unclaimed Property Professionals' Organization, Unclaimed Property Professionals' Organization (2016)
  • Women and Entrepreneurship in the US Sawyer, K. Women and Entrepreneurship in the US Stepping UP event, Portugal (2016)
  • The Women Effect-Rising Tide-Gender Lens Sawyer, K. European Trade Association for Business Angels, Europe (2015)
  • Turning Obstacles into Opportunities Sawyer, K. Rhode Island College's Institute, Portuguese and Lusophone Studies, Portugal (2015)
  • Women's Entrepreneurial Leadership Sawyer, K. Stanton Chase Portugal, Portugal (2015)
  • Women and Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Sawyer, K. American Chamber of Commerce, Portugal (2014)
  • When Women Thrive Sawyer, K. Mercer Conference, Portugal (2014)
  • Asset Recovery Case Studies Sawyer, K. Unclaimed Property Professionals' Organization Annual Conference, Unclaimed Property Professionals' Organization Annual Conference (2010)