Lecturer in the Practice of Management
Maureen Burke has over 20 years' experience in entrepreneurship and finance. She began her career at Merrill Lynch and Cantor Fitzgerald as an underwriter and trader in Municipal Bond Finance. After nine years, she left Wall Street to pursue an MBA in finance from the Yale School of Management. Since graduating from SOM in 1997, her focus has been advising entrepreneurs and technology-based start-up companies. She has consulted to and written business plans for a variety of entrepreneurs in emerging technology companies covering industries such as biotechnology, environmental technologies, and medical devices. Clients include Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation, the Cleantech Venture Network, Conti Enterprises Inc, and Keren Pharmaceuticals.
Maureen is a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. There she teaches an Entrepreneurial Business Plan class and project-based clinic in which students do financial analysis of environmental decisions faced by for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
She is also a longtime advisor to the Yale Entrepreneurship Society’s Y50K business plan competition. She was an advisor for Sachem Ventures, a venture capital fund run by students at Yale SOM until 2003.