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Kenneth P. Pucker

Course Developer & Senior Lecturer

Tufts GBA Faculty Kenneth Pucker


Ken is an advisor, investor and educator with an abiding focus on sustainability and ESG. Ken serves at Berkshire Partners as an Advisory Director, focusing on the consumer and retail sectors and as the founding member of the firm’s Responsible Investment Committee. In addition, Ken serves as a Lecturer at the Questrom School of Management at Boston University and is a published author focusing on the efficacy of sustainability. Ken also is an investor and board member at Rag & Bone, Nexite and QUINN foods.

Ken spent the majority of his professional career working at Timberland (formerly NYSE: TBL) serving as COO from 2000 to 2007. After joining the company in 1992, Ken served in multiple roles over a fifteen-year period. During his tenure with the company, Timberland grew by ten fold to over $1.6b in sales. During this period, the company was recognized for nine consecutive years as one of Fortune magazine’s 100 Best Companies; as a Forbes magazine’s Platinum Investment and as a top ten ethical company according to Business Ethics magazine.

Ken serves on the board of the Commonwealth School, Green City Force, and The High Meadows Institute.

After playing goalie on the varsity hockey team for four years and graduating cum laude from Middlebury College, Ken worked as an Analyst in the Municipal Finance Department at Goldman Sachs and as a Research Associate at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C.

Ken received a Master’s of Science in Management from M.I.T’s Sloan School of Management in 1990 and a B.S. from Middlebury College.

He lives in Newton with his wife Leslie and their two daughters.