Jere Doyle ’87, P’15
Jere Doyle is a proven entrepreneur experienced in building formerly unknown companies into profitable and sustainable industry leaders. Jere founded and launched two companies, Prospectiv and Global Marketing, leading both from the startup phase to highly profitable businesses, and finally to successful liquidity events for all shareholders. He now operates Doyle Enterprises, where he advises a handful of Boston-based startups.
Jere works closely with entrepreneurs, CEOs, and senior management teams. He helps them launch, scale, and grow their businesses and/or product lines into sustainable, long-term, successful ventures. His various roles include consultant, advisor, board member, and angel investor. Jere’s main focus is on helping to build strong, cohesive management teams capable of overcoming obstacles to success.
Jere is passionate about entrepreneurship. He is experienced at building world-class executive teams, developing and launching innovative products, and building vibrant company cultures. He has a particular expertise in all areas of consumer acquisition.
Jere received a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard University in 1993 and a bachelors of science from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1987.
Director, Shea Center for Entrepreneurship
Associate Professor, Management and Organization
Haub Family Fellow
Mary Tripsas is a leading management scholar whose research and teaching focus on innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy. Her work on the transformation of industries by new technology has illustrated the importance of organizational identity and managerial mental models in shaping strategic responses to technological shifts. She has explored the emergence of digital imaging and the evolution of the typesetter industry, among other historical and contemporary phenomena. She is currently engaged in studies of eBooks, air taxis, and innovation in music.
Kelsey Kinton '12
Kelsey Kinton received her B.A in Communications from Boston College in 2012 and has a strong understanding of the Jesuit, Catholic learning context that the University strives to instill in its students.
Upon graduation, Kelsey was hired as Membership Coordinator for the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, where she was solely responsible for maintaining all Customer Relationship Management database information. Other tasks included billing and finance, generating reports, and newsletter and event production.
Aside from her first position as Membership Coordinator, Kelsey climbed the ladder and worked in a number of different departments at the Bureau, including Public Relations and Sales. During her three years with the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau, she also gained a close familiarity with the city’s entrepreneurial landscape and ecosystem. Her experience has prepared her for a wide range of interactions with clients, faculty, students, alumni, and others, as well as for work in areas such as public relations, communications, marketing, operations assistance, and improvement initiatives.
Kelsey’s experience, coupled with her knowledge of Boston College ideals, will be pivotal when building on existing initiatives in the Carroll School of Management, and when reaching out further to the broader University community, to alumni, and to innovators far beyond Chestnut Hill.
Senior Lecturer, Marketing
As a business leader focused on go-to-market strategy and sales, Bridget Akinc led marketing teams and strategic sales initiatives for high-growth, Silicon Valley-based software companies. Adept at bridging technical and business domains, she served as a lecturer in entrepreneurial product marketing at MIT in the spring of 2013. Bridget also founded a nonprofit aimed at helping novice teachers serving low-income schools.
Associate Professor of the Practice, Information Systems
George Wyner teaches and conducts research on the analysis and design of organizational processes and the information systems that support them. He has published articles on these topics in Management Science, MIS Quarterly, Information Systems, and other journals. Prior to joining Boston College, George was a faculty member of Boston University's School of Management, where he took a leading role in the development of the technical curriculum for a dual MBA/MSIS degree.
George's office hours are on Monday and Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Friday at 2 p.m., or by appointment.
Brian Harrington ’89
Entrepreneur in Residence
Brian is the Shea Center's first Entrepreneur in Residence, where he will assist with program development, mentoring and advising of students, and expanding the Shea Center's reach across campus and to alumni and innovators in the broader technology community.
Prior to joining the Shea Center, Brian was Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer globally for Zipcar, the world's leading car sharing service. In this role he oversaw all brand, member acquisition, member engagement, public relations, policy, partnership and internal and external communications efforts for this iconic, urban brand.
Prior to Zipcar, Brian was a principal at the consultancy Little Harbor Group, and held executive positions at Boathouse, Upromise and Connection to eBay. He co-founded a travel startup called I'm in! in 2005 and earlier in his career worked for EF Education, Sheraton Hotels and Hill Holliday Advertising.
Brian is passionate about new ideas and challenging convention. He currently is an investor in and advisor to several early-stage companies in Boston.
He received a master of business administration from the University of Notre Dame in 1991 and a bachelor of science degree from the Carroll School of Management at Boston College in 1989. He resided in Mod 37A his senior year and of course, always roots for BC.
Brian will hold weekly office hours out of Cushing 336J on Wednesday's from 4P-7P.