Michael McCarthy is a serial entrepreneur and an instructor at Harvard University and Hult International Business School.
He has a Masters's degree in Positive Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Management from New York University.
He started his first business at the age of 16 and his first three weeks of sales financed his freshman year at NYU.
From 1994–2004, he was the #1 Stock Market Timer in the world and raised $250 million in client assets with an inbound marketing referral program he developed. After a brief period of early retirement, Michael founded Budi Products in 2010, a food company designing brain-healthy gourmet snacks which were acquired in 2015.
McCarthy now focuses on teaching entrepreneurship, sales, leadership, and public speaking. He developed the Leadership Sailing Program for MIT Sloan Executive Education in 2016 and is the founder of Boston Executive Training, a Boston-based consulting firm. He is the author of Harnessing the Power of Fear, a book to help reduce the fear of public speaking, and How To Sell.
He has also written articles published in Harvard Business Review and was recently featured in Forbes Magazine.