Patrick McHugh, MBA, PhD
Co-Academic Director of the IE Brown Executive MBA program; Professor of Practice, School of Engineering, Brown University
Dr. McHugh is the Director of the IE Brown Executive MBA program and Professor of Practice in the School of Engineering at Brown University. He has over 25 years of industry experience with technology companies, including executive roles at three venture-backed firms selling data security solutions. Earlier initiatives include building a call center automation services practice for GTE (winner of the GTE Chairman’s Leadership Award) and an on-line financial services offering while at IBM Credit Corp. He is the recipient of 2 patents in the area of call center automation and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Materials Engineering from Columbia University, an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a Ph.D. in business from Bentley University. Dr. McHugh’s research focuses on the development, leadership and impact of the ego networks of early-stage entrepreneurial firms; including governance, founder and “employee” networks.