About Kevin Sweeney


"My commitment to helping organizations, communities, and learners succeed is grounded in a combination of theory and practical experience as an educator, a practitioner, and a business and community leader."

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Biographical Details

I have served in a variety of senior executive roles in the financial, academic, legal, and social sectors.  As a faculty member with Columbia University, WPI, Babson College, and other institutions, I have also delivered applied coursework and team-based, practice-oriented programs in community engagement, finance, FinTech, strategy, entrepreneurship, law, and economics.  And I have provided advisory and consulting services to clients and other stakeholders in all of those disciplines. 

  • I am a lecturer at the Columbia University School of Professional Studies in New York, NY, where I teach finance and strategy for business and professional M.S. degree programs.  I have also served as a full-time faculty member, and I continue to teach as an adjunct professor in finance with the Foisie Business School at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Worcester, MA. I have also been the director of the WPI Wall Street/FinTech and of the WPI Pioneer Valley project centers and the faculty co-coordinator of the WPI FinTech Collaborative.  Finally, I am also now a lecturer in the Babson College Entrepreneurship Division as a member of the teaching team of the internationally recognized year-long  Foundations of Management and Entrepreneurship program.

  • previously served as assistant dean of the Barney School of Business at the University of Hartford in West Hartford, CT.  I was also interim president and CEO of the nonprofit economic and real estate development firm DevelopSpringfield in Springfield, ma.  Prior to that, I also spent nearly 20 years in a variety of senior roles with MassMutual Financial Group, where I was most recently a managing director of MassMutual Capital Partners LLC. I led strategic mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and other transactions worldwide, and I also held other leadership positions (e.g., senior vice president & chief operating officer of MassMutual International).   I also have been a member of several corporate and non-profit Boards of Directors globally, including most recently the Board of a federally chartered bank that provides retail and commercial services to businesses and individuals in Massachusetts and Connecticut.  


  • I received my M.B.A. jointly from New York University Stern School of Business, the London School of Economics & Political Science, and the HEC School of Management in Paris as a graduate of TRIUM, my Doctor of Law (J.D.) from the University of Wisconsin Law School, and my B.A. from the University of Massachusetts – Amherst