Charles E. Bamford, Ph.D.

Dr. Chuck Bamford is the Managing Partner of Raleigh, NC-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 as well as two of the market leading Strategy (Pearson / Prentice-Hall) & Entrepreneurship (McGraw-Hill) textbooks used in undergraduate & graduate programs.

Chuck is a regular speaker at conferences, trade shows, and conventions; he is a regular guest commentator for news organizations and is 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 an Adjunct (Part-time) Professor of Strategy at Duke University (Fuqua) and the University of Notre Dame (Mendoza) where he teaches Strategy Implementation in the EMBA and MBA programs. Prior to starting Bamford Associates, LLC he was a full-time Professor at the University of Richmond, Texas Christian University, and Tulane University among others. Over the past 20+ years he has been honored with 21 teaching excellence awards including 12 Executive MBA Professor of the Year Awards and is a Noble Foundation Fellow in Teaching Excellence.

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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