Faculty Directory

Gregg Fairbrothers

Adjunct Professor of Business Administration; Founding Director, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network



DegreeMBA, University of Tulsa, 1983; MS, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, 1977; AB, Dartmouth College, 1976

AREAS OF EXPERTISEEntrepreneurship and technology

Current Research Topics

  • Startup entrepreneurship
  • Translation of research to commercialization

Selected Publications

  • From Idea to Success, McGraw-Hill, 2011

Professional Activities

Academic positions

  • Tuck School of Business, 2004–present; founding Chair, Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, 2002–present
  • Founding Director, Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, Dartmouth College, 2001–present

Nonacademic positions

  • Founding President, Samson International, Ltd., 1980–2000
  • President, Samson Resources, Texaco, Inc., 1977–80

Board memberships

  • Chairman: Cognitive Electronics, 2010–present, Benexus, 2007–present, Dartmouth Regional Technology Center, 2004–present
  • Board of Trustees, Kigo Kitchen, 2011–present, Eleazar Wheelock Society, 2008–present
  • Board adviser to numerous startups and early stage companies

Research & Teaching Summary

For two decades, Professor Fairbrothers managed and founded oil and gas exploration and production companies on three continents. He served as founding director of the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network and founding chair of the Dartmouth Regional Technology Center. Professor Fairbrothers teaches the electives Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Advanced Entrepreneurship.