Charles E. Bamford, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuck Bamford is the Managing Partner of Sarasota, FL-based Bamford Associates, LLC – a firm focused on the development of implementable strategic plans and an entrepreneurial orientation to growth.

Dr. Bamford led both M&A and corporate training groups for twelve years prior to pursuing his Ph.D. He is the author of The Strategy Mindset 2.0 as well as two of the market leading Strategy (15th Edition - Pearson) & Entrepreneurship (4th Edition - McGraw-Hill) textbooks used in undergraduate & graduate programs around the world.

Chuck is a regular speaker at conferences, trade shows, corporate events & conventions. He is also the author of the fiction novel "Some Things are Never Forgiven."

Chuck has published 18 research articles in the top referred academic publications in the fields of Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

Chuck has served on the Board of Directors for Exinda Networks, VenturePrise, and Consumer Credit Counseling Service. He serves as an Adjunct (part-time) Professor of Strategy at Duke University (Fuqua) where he teaches Strategy Implementation in the EMBA and MBA programs. He has been a Professor at the University of Richmond, Texas Christian University, The University of Notre Dame and Tulane University among others. Over the past 25 years he has been honored with 22 Professor of the Year awards including 12 Executive MBA Professor of the Year Awards. He was named a Noble Foundation Fellow in Teaching Excellence and a Poets & Quants EMBA Favorite Professor.

Chuck earned his B.S. degree at the University of Virginia (McIntire School of Commerce), an MBA at Virginia Tech (Finance) and a Ph.D. in Strategy & Entrepreneurship at the University of Tennessee.

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