Tawn Albright

Lusch-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 thirty 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 2,000 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 an accredited Executive Coach that is affiliated with the London based coaching institute Meyler Campbell and Harvard’s Institute of Coaching. 


ENTR 487
ENTR 484
ENTR 544

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