Frank E. Genovese

Visiting Lecturer


FOB 267

Areas of Expertise

Business Acquisitions and Turnarounds, Entrepreneurship

Education: B.S., University of Connecticut; MBA, University of Virginia

Virginia entrepreneur Frank E. Genovese is a visiting lecturer in business administration at Darden. He teaches the Second Year elective "Acquisition of Closely Held Enterprises." Genovese is the president of the Rothbury Corporation, a Richmond-area investment company. He was chair and owner of Power Distribution Inc. and Everyday Wireless LLC. Genovese is the former president and owner of Sampson Coatings Inc., AMF Bowling Inc. and AMF Union Machinery Inc. He was a long-serving trustee of the Darden School Foundation, he chaired the school's building and finance committees, and he received the 1998 Charles C. Abbott Award in recognition of his service to Darden. 

Genovese has taught at Darden since 1997 and has taught entrepreneurship at the University of Richmond.

Case Studies

Advancing knowledge through research that shapes business, Darden professors are recognized thought leaders in their fields. They are not only master case method teachers, they also author many of the cases used in Darden classrooms and around the world.

Frank E. Genovese's cases are available in the Darden Business Publishing website.