Gary Naumann

Hahnco Professor of Entrepreneurship/Professor of Practice
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006
Professor of Practice, MY
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
4006

Biography

Gary C. Naumann

Professor of Practice

W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University

E-mail:  gary.naumann@asu.edu

Office:  480/965-1674

 

Education 

1977 – 1979    M.B.A. Harvard University, Graduate School of Business

1970 – 1973    B.S. University of Missouri-St. Louis, summa cum laude 

 

Academic Experience

2007-present   W. P. Carey School of Business

2014-present   Professor of Practice

2011-present   The Hahnco Companies Professor of Entrepreneurship

2008-2013       Director, Spirit of Enterprise Center, W. P. Carey School of Business

2007-2010       Lecturer in Entrepreneurship

 

1993-2003       University of California at Irvine, Graduate School of Management

Visiting Lecturer

 

2003                Pepperdine University, Graziadio School of Business, Irvine, CA,

Visiting Lecturer

 

2000                Chapman University, Orange, CA

                        Visiting Lecturer

 

Courses

Entrepreneurship:  A capstone course delivered across the following platforms:  Undergraduate, Full-time MBA, and Executive MBA.  Provides students with skill sets in identifying, evaluating, developing, managing and harvesting entrepreneurial opportunities.

 

Entrepreneurial Management:  Follow-on course to entrepreneurship designed to build on students’ skill sets developed in Entrepreneurship course, especially as they relate to managing entrepreneurial opportunities from launch through growth stages to harvesting the business.

 

Honors

W. P. Carey School of Business – MBA Program

2010 Outstanding MBA & Masters Teaching Award

2012 Teets Outstanding Graduate Teaching Award

 

University of California, Irvine, Graduate School of Management

Excellence in Teaching Award - Five-time recipient.  This distinction is accorded by the students in each graduating class. These awards were made in connection with the Entrepreneurship course taught to all platforms of MBA students.

 

Gary C. Naumann

 

 

Business Experience

 

1995-Present              Toys Ahoy, Inc.                                                     Newport Beach, CA

Co-founded, Co-owned, operated and sold a collection of four specialty toy stores. Voted Toy

Retailer of the Year for the Western Region in 2006 by the Western Toy & Hobby

Representatives Association.  Sold business in 2007.   Re-launched in 2011 in Columbus, Ohio and re-located to Newport Beach, CA in 2014.

                                    

1998-1999              The Contrarian Group                                              Newport Beach, CA        

Associate with The Contrarian Group, an investment firm headed by Peter Ueberroth, Chairman of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Organizing Committee and former commissioner of Major League Baseball.  Focused on analyzing prospective investments in hospitality arena.  Co-taught entrepreneurship course with me in 1998 at University of California, Irvine’s Graduate School of Management.

 

1996-Present         Independent Consultant                     California/Colorado/Arizona

Consultant to various emerging companies in areas of strategy and finance.

 

1994-1996              Intersport Fashions West                                                Orange, CA

Vice President Finance and Administration for this designer, manufacturer and

importer of Harley Davidson Motor Clothing.

 

1987-1994              Deloitte & Touche                                                     Costa Mesa, CA

Joined firm in 1987 and was promoted to Director of Corporate Finance in 1989 for the

Orange County, CA office.  Assisted clients and prospects in strategy and corporate

finance issues.

 

1985-1987              Colorado National Bank                                                  Denver, CO

Vice President, Commercial Lender, specializing in the middle market segment.

 

1983-1985              Wells Fargo Bank                                               Newport Beach, CA

Vice President, Commercial Lender, focused on the middle market segment.

 

1979-1983              Lawrence Corporate Finance Group                Newport Beach, CA

Vice President of this boutique investment banking firm which specialized in assisting

emerging and small businesses in business planning and obtaining capital.

 

1974-1977             Cliff Buchholz Tennis Corporation         St. Louis, MO/Denver, CO

Served as controller/club general manager for this tennis club/resort management company.

 

1973-1974             Arthur Andersen & Co                                                 St. Louis, MO

Joined this one-time Big Eight firm in the audit department and performed audits and

special services for a wide range of clients.

Education

M.B.A. Harvard Business School

Courses

Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
ENT 440Entrepreneurship
MGT 493Honors Thesis
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 440Entrepreneurship
MGT 445Business Model Development
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
MGT 591Seminar
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 440Entrepreneurship
MGT 445Business Model Development
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
MGT 591Seminar
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 440Entrepreneurship
MGT 445Business Model Development
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 445Business Model Development
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 540Entrepreneurship
MGT 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 440Entrepreneurship
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
MGT 540Entrepreneurship