Susan Foley

Susan Foley

Susan Foley

Managing Partner

Susan Foley is the founder of Corporate Entrepreneurs LLC a management consulting firm focused on Corporate Entrepreneurship, Intrapreneurship, Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation Growth.

As an experienced corporate entrepreneur (Intrapreneur), Susan understands the challenges of building corporate entrepreneurship (intrapreneurship) as a core competency inside of an established organization. Susan has worked with a wide variety of clients across industry sectors.

She has spent the last twenty-five years helping organizations develop new growth businesses that have generated millions.  She helps organizations identify and develop their internal entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial leaders.  Then works with them to build the infrastructure needed to support innovation inside their organizations. Enabling them to leverage their existing resources to achieve their growth agenda.

Susan has unraveled the mystery behind Corporate Entrepreneurs/Intrapreneurs by conducting research with organizations around the world to identify the nuances and differences that separate them from others. This ground-breaking research has enabled organizations to leverage their most valuable resource – their internal entrepreneurs. Based on this research Susan has developed products and services that quickly help organizations identify the behaviors and competencies needed for corporate entrepreneurs/intrapreneurs to be successful in that role.

Susan is a national and international speaker, the author of numerous articles and three books Intrapreneurs: Who, What, How and Why, Entrepreneurs Inside: Accelerating Business Growth with Corporate Entrepreneurs, and Acceleration: Changing the Speed of Growth.

She has been an Executive in Residence at Babson College, has taught Corporate Entrepreneurship at Babson Executive Education and Social Change at Suffolk University and has been a fellow at the Center for Innovation and Change Leadership at Suffolk.

Susan works with Fortune 1000 and medium size businesses that are under pressure to deliver new business growth.  She helps these organizations build the entrepreneurial competencies needed for success. Susan’s mission is to help business executives, innovation teams and individuals understand the value of corporate entrepreneurship (Intrapreneurship) in accelerating business growth and to help individuals develop their capabilities as internal entrepreneurs.  In doing so, she is awakening the entrepreneur in all of us.

Prior to this Susan was the Executive Director of the applied research centers at Babson Executive Education. Before that Susan was Vice President of Research Services at Standard & Poor’s where she built and managed a venture funded initiative to create the Industry Services business.  She also held senior positions at 3M, Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment, DMR Group and Arthur D. Little.

Susan has a BS in Business Administration and an MBA in Marketing Management from Rochester Institute of Technology, a post graduate degree in Health Administration from Simmons Graduate School and Executive Management Training at INSEAD, France.

Affiliations include the National Speakers Association,  The Boston Club Distinguished Leaders Series, Treasurer and Board Member of NSA New England and she is a Certified Hospice Volunteer.

Susan has a depth of personal experience and expertise in corporate entrepreneurship that she effectively blends with her research into powerful workshops and speeches on innovative thinking, entrepreneurial action, and the distinctive characteristics of corporate entrepreneurs.

Dr. Ann Donnellon (Retired)

Professor of Management, Babson College, F.W.Olin Graduate School of Business