Kevin Bowles MBA

Mentor-in-Residence


Kevin W. Bowles, a Mentor-in-Residence (MIR) with Duke New Ventures, brings more than 25+ years of experience as a proven entrepreneur starting and growing businesses by commercializing game-changing technologies in the U.S and internationally. In addition to working as a Duke MIR, Bowles is an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) with the Blackstone Entrepreneurs Network and Founder and CEO of Hesiod & Associates, an international advisory/consulting and investment firm that: 1) advises high growth, middle market, and large businesses; 2) starts high growth companies; and 3) invests, opportunistically, in early-stage companies.

Bowles has had two equity exits. He provides executive leadership & counsel in Software, Medical Technology, Energy, Clean Technology, Education Technology and Wireless industries. Bowles is an expert in understanding & communicating company/technology value to new markets and investors. Bowles has a keen focus on defining key players where the technology is most valued driving early adoption.

Bowles received his BS w/ thesis in Geology from Washington & Lee University, an MS in geology w/ thesis from Louisiana State University-Baton Rouge and an MBA from Kenan-Flagler Business School, UNC Chapel Hill-Chapel Hill.