YEI Venture Mentor in Residence, Managing Partner, 77 West Consulting
The Venture Mentor in Residence is an individual with significant industry and entrepreneurial expertise who can connect growing startups at YEI with invaluable connections via the extensive 150+ YEI Mentor Network. The Venture Mentor-in-Residence also aids in vetting new ventures and oversees YEI’s Venture Creation Program.
Richard Hunt (SOM ‘81) is Managing Partner, 77 West Consulting, and Assistant Adjunct Professor at NYU, teaching Marketing. Previously, Mr. Hunt was Vice President, Marketing, for SharedBook Inc., a publishing technology startup; he brings over 30 years of consumer marketing experience from roles of increasing responsibility in publishing, advertising, entertainment, and online retailing.
Mr. Hunt was also Vice President, Account Director, with McCann Relationship Marketing/Princeton. During his career, he has held positions with Time Warner, Sony, Universal Music and Kraft Foods. His work for nonprofit organizations includes entrepreneurship mentoring at NYU-Stern and at the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, along with work for the Rhythm and Blues Foundation, The Harvard Club of New York City, and The First Tee. He holds an MBA from Yale University and an AB from Harvard College.