Accelerator Program

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Phone: 615.322.6795

Fax: 615.343.7177

Meet the Team

Greg Harvey

Greg Harvey

Program Director

BS, Public Policy Studies, Vanderbilt University, 1995

Greg has been with Vanderbilt University since 2008. He is responsible for all aspects of marketing, recruitment and operations of the Accelerator program. As program director, Greg has increased the diversity of the program, attracting students from all regions of the country. Accelerator has become the premier Summer Business Institute for students looking to work on real-world projects and gain practical business skills. Greg resides in Franklin with his wife and twin sons. He is an avid hockey fan and enjoys working in his garden and yard.

Please reach out to Greg if you have any questions about the Accelerator experience, admissions or interview process.


  David Owens

  Faculty Director
  PhD, Management Science and Engineering, Stanford University, 1998
  MS, Engineering Product Design, Stanford University, 1993
  PE, Registered Professional Electrical Engineering, 1991
  BS, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University, 1987

Professor Owens serves on the faculty at Vanderbilt University's Owen Graduate School of Management in the area of management, where he also directs the Executive Development Institute. Specializing in innovation and new product development, he is known as a dynamic speaker and is the recipient of numerous teaching awards. He provides consulting services for a wide range of clients around the world, and his work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The London's Guardian and San Jose Mercury News, as well as on NPR's Marketplace.

Tami Fassinger Tami Tinsley Fassinger

Chief Recruiting Officer

MBA—Rollins College, 1987
BA Russian—Vanderbilt University, 1985

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Tami Fassinger began her MBA career in marketing and product management with NCR Corporation in Ohio, focusing on new product releases and marketing communications. Her recruiting and training expertise includes corporate recruiting and staffing in the consulting industry as a western regional director and national recruiting director for Cap Gemini; executive search work in the technology and consulting industries for MRI in Denver; consulting to the Graduate Management Admission Council® in Virginia, owner of the GMAT® exam; university administration including EMBA degree and executive non-degree program management, MBA career services and MBA student recruiting and admissions at Vanderbilt. While at Vanderbilt's career services office, Tami co-authored Adams Job Interview Almanac, a popular business career book published in 1996. As Chief Recruiting Officer, Tami’s role helps students take a more career-centric approach to evaluating their choice of program within the Owen portfolio as well as maximizing potential career opportunities once enrolled.    

A native of Sarasota, Florida, Tami lives in Franklin, Tennessee, with her husband, two daughters and her dog.  She writes fiction, likes to cook, loves to eat and spends as much time as possible outdoors or in Nashville's eclectic music venues.