Executive Director, IE Brown Executive MBA Program & Professor of the Practice, School of Engineering, School of Professional Studies

Pat McHugh brings over 25 years of industry experience building and leading technology companies. His students develop a strategic mindset essential for setting firm vision and direction, and identify ways to evaluate progress against strategic objectives and to diagnose a firm’s capacity for corporate innovation.

McHugh has held executive roles at three venture-backed firms in the computer security domain. Early in his career, he established a call center automation services practice for GTE and an online financial services offering for IBM Credit Corp. He holds two patents related to call center automation, and received the GTE Internetworking Chairman’s Leadership Award and the Royal Society of Arts Silver Medal from Columbia University. McHugh has served on governance and advisory boards of technology firms including Fluxgen Lighting Systems and Fractal Antenna Systems, and consulted to technology ventures including Headwall Photonics and Oxford University Press Electronic Publishing. At Brown, McHugh’s teaching and research focuses on corporate and entrepreneurial innovation processes and on technology firm governance.

PhD, Business, Bentley University
MBA, Harvard Business School, Harvard University
MS and BS, Materials Engineering, Columbia University


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