Karen Gordon MillsSenior Fellow at Harvard Business School
Karen G. Mills is a Senior Fellow at the Harvard Business School, where she is part of the entrepreneurship faculty. She served in President Barack Obama’s Cabinet as the Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration from 2009 to 2013 and was a member of the President’s National Economic Council. Mills is the President of MMP Group and a longtime venture capitalist and private equity investor, having built companies that range from tech platforms to Annie’s macaroni and cheese. Her current research focuses on small businesses, U.S. competitiveness, and innovation. Mills is the author of the book Fintech, Small Business & the American Dream, as well as several papers on small business lending and supply chains.