Dr. Carter Crockett, the director of the Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership, is a practitioner at heart who prefers to lead by example. As a marketer among technology companies in Seattle, he worked with some of the most innovative organizations and products in the world. Crockett left Microsoft to serve as co-founder of Dealer Trade Group, a wholesale (B2B) online marketplace for trading vehicles. More recently, he was co-founder of Karisimbi Partners, working to build up promising businesses in the African nation of Rwanda, while establishing a new, high-impact model for socially motivated consulting.
Crockett was drawn to scholarly pursuits by growing concerns for the social and moral impact of entrepreneurial endeavors. He earned a Ph.D. in Entrepreneurial Ethics from Robert Gordon University and has taught entrepreneurs on three continents. His practical experience has informed his teaching and publications in the areas of social entrepreneurship and business ethics.