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Richard Goulding

  • Senior Lecturer
Academic Division: Operations and Information Management

Bio

Richard Goulding teaches at Babson College in Technology, Innovation, & Operations Management. He is also Faculty Director of the Master's in Management & Entrepreneurial Leadership program at F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business.

Richard's professional background spans senior executive positions in Strategy & Development, Operations, and Private Equity Investment in public and privately held firms. He has held key operating and investment responsibilities in:

Technology

Private Equity

Consumer Packaged Goods

Advanced Building Systems

Food & Agriculture

Industrial Chemicals

Richard has also advised more than twenty firms ranging from labs & start-ups to large, multi-market enterprises, leveraging particular expertise in new venture & mid-market board governance.

Throughout his career, Richard has focused venture investment - and its implications - into critical operating domains and shifting boundaries of the firm. He has leveraged a focused, disruptive equity approach into established industry sectors such as consumer products, natural resources, and agriculture.

Richard's research areas of interest include:

Managing new venture risk

The operating model & network implications of disruptive technology

Innovation infrastructure in ancient & modern urban centers

Aligning institutional & executive interpretations of venture risk

Scaling Lean Ventures & Family Enterprise

Richard lives in Scituate, MA with his wife and five children.

Academic Degrees

  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BS, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Awards & Honors

  • 2019 — Kennedy Award Finalist, FW Olin Graduate School of Business
  • 2018 — Most Impactful Faculty, Babson Alumni Network
  • 2017 — Life Coach of the Year Nominee, Campus Activities Board
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Courses

  • Degree Courses 2021

    • OIM 6111 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • SME 2002 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • MSM 6120 DESIGN THINKING AND OPS FRONTIER
    • OPS 6110 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • OPS 7572 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT
  • Degree Courses 2020

    • OPS 6110 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • SME 2002 OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT
    • MOB 3516 INTERSECTION OF MARKETING&OPERATIONS
    • OPS 7572 SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT