Team

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Graham Henshaw

Executive Director

Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center

Biography

Graham Henshaw is a Clinical Professor at the College of William & Mary’s Raymond A. Mason School of Business and Executive Director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center.

Prior to joining William & Mary, Graham was the Director of Venture Development at New Richmond Ventures – a Richmond-based venture capital firm investing in early-stage socially-driven startups. At New Richmond Ventures, Graham used his entrepreneurial experience and systematic, customer-centric problem solving approach to help accelerate the growth of portfolio companies. During his tenure at NRV, Graham also launched an early-stage accelerator called Feed & Seed which subsequently merged with Lighthouse Labs to support startups in achieving product-market fit through an intensive three-month program focused on iterative business model development.

Graham brings to W&M a diverse background in product development, Fortune 500 strategic consulting, and entrepreneurship. He leveraged his varied skill set to found Active Innovation Group in 2007, a company that created innovative accessories for athletes – most notably PaceTat – which was then acquired in 2010. As a strategic consultant, Graham has worked with companies including General Electric, Kraft Foods, Toyota and GlaxoSmithKline to create products, services, and messaging consistent with deep consumer insights.

Graham Henshaw has been teaching in the areas of Entrepreneurship and Innovation & Design at the Raymond A. Mason School of Business since 2012. He earned an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering and a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering with a minor in Industrial Design from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Areas of Interest/Expertise

  • Business model design and venture creation
  • Product development
  • Design Thinking
  • Social entrepreneurship

Area: Entrepreneurship
Phone: (757) 221-2949
Emailgraham.henshaw@mason.wm.edu
Office: Miller 3048

Faculty

Ronald J. Monark

Managing Director

Alan B. Miller Center for Entrepreneurship; Lecturer of Business

Biography

Ron is Managing Director of the Alan B. Miller Entrepreneurship Center and teaches graduate and undergraduate entrepreneurship courses at the Mason School of Business.

He has 25 years experience as Chief Executive Officer or Chief Operating Officer in information (Mitchell International and KLM Automotive Publishing), transportation (ATE International), and manufacturing (Morgan Yacht) companies. He has also participated in five new business startups.

Ron’s initial business experience was with McKinsey & Co. He has also taught entrepreneurship and business strategy courses at University of California-San Diego 12 years. Ron received an AB degree in Economics (Phi Beta Kappa) from The College of William and Mary and an MBA from The University of Chicago. He has served his alma mater in several capacities, including Chair of The W&M Foundation, Chair of Swem Library board, Chair and/or regional director of several fundraising efforts and is currently Chair of the Smithsonian Libraries Board.

Area: Entrepreneurship
Phone: (757) 221-7712
Office: Miller Hall, 3042
E-mailron.monark@mason.wm.edu

Mentors

Andrew Lloyd-Williams

Barry Golliday

Dave Marshall

Enrique Sanchez-Rivera

Erica Amatori

Frank Costantino

Gary Plaag

Jan Nelson

Joe Gilson

Joe Belsterling

Mark Andino

Matt Sniff

Mike Hand

Terry Darcy

Tim Ryan

Tom Rideout