Faculty Biography

Bruce Lynskey

Visiting Lecturer, Management
B.A., Bowdoin College
M.S., Applied Mathematics, The Georgia Institute of Technology
M.S., Electrical Engineering, The Georgia Institute of Technology
M.B.A., Vanderbilt University

Teaching Courses

Entrepreneurship - Social Change

Professional & Academic Experience

Bruce is an industry practitioner who stepped out of industry in 2001 and accepted a full-time faculty appointment at the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, where he taught courses in business strategy and entrepreneurship for eight years while building the new Owen Entrepreneurship Center.  Bruce Lynskey currently holds part-time faculty appointments at Clark University and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.  

Bruce has held executive management positions and holds several Advisory Board positions at a number of prominent high technology firms. He is a member of the Standard & Poor’s Society of Industry Leaders.

At Wellfleet Communications Bruce created and managed the Industry Marketing department and received an award for contributing to the firm’s meteoric revenue growth. Wellfleet is the only firm to have topped Fortune magazine’s annual Top 100 Fastest Growing Public Company list twice. Later on, Bruce headed up the firm’s Asia Pacific Rim marketing operations.

 At Top Layer Networks Mr. Lynskey was the Vice President of Marketing & Business. He garnered several industry awards for Top Layer Networks – including the 1999 Best of Show Award at Networld+Interop and “Product of the Year” Award from Networking magazine..

Bruce was a co-founder and Director at Veran Medical Technologies and a founding Director of the highly active and successful Nashville Capital Network (NCN), an angel investor network serving early-stage ventures in Middle Tennessee.

From 1998 to 2001, Bruce served as a Director of Bowdoin College’s Alumni Fund.  He co-chaired the Bowdoin College Major Gifts Committee in 2002 and again in 2007.  He sat on the Alumni Board of the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University from 1998 through 2005.

He is a member of Pi Mu Epsilon, the National Mathematics Honor Society; Beta Gamma Sigma, the National Business Honor Society, and a recipient of The Harvard University Prize Book Award.