Malcolm G. Tyson, Ph.D., was raised on a foundation of faith and hard work. “I have always had a passion for helping others, whether it be professionally or personally. “, he notes. As he worked his way through his educational and professional careers that has extended over twenty-five years, that passion to help small businesses grow into strong job-creating, revenue-injecting contributors to the economy has become who he is. His career started as a CPA with one of Big 4 firms (at the time) and has transitioned into leadership roles supporting clients in the federal space like; NASA, Dept. of Transportation, and Dept. of Health and Human Services. As a consultant and advisor, he is passionate about growing businesses and helping leaders formulate the actions and attitudes that help them to be successful, both personally and professionally.
He earned his doctorate in business and technology with a specialization in strategy and innovation. His research focuses on the drivers of innovativeness which is the quality that business organizations have that allow them to regularly generate new ideas, products, and services that can be delivered to the market. As a result of that passion for helping business leaders, he was named recipient of the 2018 Wall Street Journal © Business Leader Award for going above and beyond toward fulfilling that passion both academically and in practice. He approaches small and medium size enterprises from the perspective of improving the people, processes, and tools through the lens of innovativeness, strategic execution, and leadership development. Outside of business, he enjoys staying fit by training youth athletes, participating in obstacle course races and spending quality time with his family.