The Extraordinary Think And Do (TANDO) Tank
Gary M. Cadenhead (2012)
tandofellow@tando.org
Expertise
entrepreneurship education
technology commercialization
Bio

In 1980, Dr. Gary M. Cadenhead joined the faculty of the business school, now the McCombs School of Business, at The University of Texas at Austin; and he retired in May 2016. For the past nine years, Dr. Cadenhead has been the director of the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program. He has also taught in the program, including the initial class in 1996. As a senior lecturer in entrepreneurship, Dr Cadenhead served as director of the MOOT CORP® competition from 1992 until 2005. He also taught the MBA courses that prepared UT MBAs for the MOOT CORP® competition. In four different years, Texas MBA students selected him to receive the Outstanding Graduate Business Professor award. In 1995, the Kauffman Foundation and the Entrepreneur of the Year Institute recognized him as one of the Top Ten Entrepreneurship Educators of the Year. Prior to joining UT in 1980, Dr. Cadenhead held faculty positions at Stanford University, UCLA, and the University of California at Santa Barbara. He has been a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland, IMADEC University in Austria, and Texas Christian University; and served as the CFO of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions in Santa Barbara. During 1988, he served as research director for the Texas Strategic Economic Policy Commission. He earned two bachelor degrees from Southern Methodist University: a BA in mathematics and elected into Phi Beta Kappa and a BBA in accounting, graduating first in the business school class of 1962. He next earned an MBA from Harvard University and received his PhD in accounting from Stanford University. A CPA licensed in the State of Texas, he has had auditing experience with Haskins & Sells, now Deloitte. In addition to having been an auditor, he had experience hiring and managing auditors during his tenure as CFO of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions and chairman of the audit committee at Schlotzsky’s. His articles have appeared in various professional journals, including the Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting Review, and Abacus. He has also published in the Design Management Journal, and The Journal of Private Equity. His third book, No Longer MOOT: The Premier New Venture Competition From Idea to Global Impact, was published in 2002. Dr. Cadenhead has a lifelong involvement in entrepreneurial activities. He has started and managed his own ventures, consulted new ventures, served on the boards of new businesses, and assisted minority-owned businesses. He has served on the Executive Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at The University of Texas at Austin, as a governor of the Opportunity Funding Corporation, and on the advisory board for Technology Transfer at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He now serves on the advisory board of The Journal of Private Equity. Currently, Dr. Cadenhead’s professional activities involve advising new ventures and consulting.

All Fellows
Kaisa Still
Liz Brailsford
Shunsuke Managi
Manhar Singh
Sharif Uddin Ahmed Rana
Mohan Nair
Steven T. Walsh
Nathan “Nth” Bar-Fields
Sahil Gupta
T.W. Kang
David Wimberly
Russell Kalmacoff
Ruzanna Tarverdyan
Finn Kydland
Manuel Heitor
Paul M. Joyal
Keenan D. Grenell
John Sibley Butler (1989)
Art Markman (2005)
John N. Doggett (1989)
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