Faculty Profiles

Mary Gale

  • Senior Lecturer
  • Co-Faculty Director, BEE Women for Africa Launch & Grow program
Academic Division: Entrepreneurship

Bio

Ms. Gale is an entrepreneur, business leader, and consultant with over 20 years of strategic, marketing, and operations experience across a broad range of industries including software-based services, diagnostics, telecommunications, surface preparation, consumer electronics, consumer packaged goods and education.

Ms. Gale has been involved in eight start-ups as an investor, director, and/or senior executive. Most recently, she served as CEO of a start-up software services business, Pet Health Network, Inc. She was also a senior marketing executive at IDEXX Laboratories, Inc. during a period of early growth through IPO. She began her career in product management at General Foods. Her consulting experience includes Booz, Allen; Marketing Corporation of America (boutique consulting firm in Westport, Connecticut); and her own assignments.

She currently serves on the boards of Sponge-Jet, Inc., Portsmouth, NH (advanced, recyclable, industrial surface preparation technology); and Gould Academy, Bethel, Maine

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • AB, Mount Holyoke

Academic Interests

Entrepreneurship, New Venture Creation, Technology Entrepreneurship, Managing Growth, Social Entrepreneurship

Courses

  • Degree Courses 2019

    • EPS 3541 LAUNCH GROW YOUR EXISTING VENTURE
    • EPS 3520 MANAGING A GROWING BUSINESS
    • MFE 7500 MGMT CONSULTING FIELD EXPERIENCE
  • Degree Courses 2018

    • EPS 4525 LIVING THE SOCIAL EPS EXPERIENCE
    • MBA 7601 MI SPECIAL TOPICS ENTREPRENEURIAL GROWTH
    • EPS 3503 NEW TECHNOLOGY VENTURES
    • EPS 3541 LAUNCH GROW YOUR EXISTING VENTURE
    • EPS 3520 MANAGING A GROWING BUSINESS
    • EPS 4527 SOC EPS BY DESIGN

Publications

Cases and Teaching Notes

  • Zacharakis, S., Zacharakis, A.L., Gale, M.D. (2018). InnerCity Weightlifting. Babson Case Collection.

Book Chapters

  • Brush, C.S., Gale, M.D. (2015). Becoming Entrepreneurial: Constructing an Entrepreneurial Identity in Elective Entrepreneurship Courses: Evolving Entrepreneurial Education: Innovation in the Babson Classroom. Page: 305-322. Emerald Publsihing. link