Tawn Albright

Mentor in Residence

Adjunct Lecturer, McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship

McClelland Hall 202
1130 E. Helen St.
P.O. Box 210108
Tucson, Arizona 85721-0108

Tawn Albright has over twenty-five years of experience managing growth, M&A and new venture opportunities for companies such as Live Nation, Leaf Group, IAC, The Coca-Cola Company and Cox Communications. His corporate business experience has led to a strong background in the formation of new business models, products and distribution channels in the consumer internet, entertainment and consumer products industry. 

Albright also has a diversified entrepreneurial background. He has founded or co-founded several businesses, made venture capital investments, served on various boards and reviewed well over 2,0000 start-up opportunities. His diversified corporate business and entrepreneurial background allows him to comfortably wear multiple hats within an organization and teach his business learnings to students.

Albright started his academic career as a lecturer at Vanderbilt University where he taught various business courses including corporate strategy and Accelerator.  He’s a graduate from the University of Arizona with a double degree in Finance and Entrepreneurship and earned his MBA from Thunderbird. He also is a certified business coach that is affiliated with the London based coaching institute Meyler Campbell and Harvard’s Institute of Coaching. 


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Current Research

  • Online Marketplaces
  • Digital Media
  • Coaching for those facing growth, change management and M&A transition
  • Anti-trust issues in the live entertainment industry

Teaching Interests

  • Global Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Corporate Strategy and Development
  • M&A and valuation
  • Venture Capital
  • Organizational Development
  • Consumer Internet
  • Digital Marketing