Laughran serves as a part-time lecturer for the D'Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on enterprise growth and innovation, information resource management, managing information systems, and management of small businesses since 2007 for Northeastern. His teaching experience is combined with continuing work at the intersection of strategy, innovation, information systems, and business development.

During his career, he has helped create or transform organizational capability impacting top-line and bottom-line results by formulating and executing innovative strategies that have led to enterprise growth and enabled new business models. This includes leadership roles at both for-profit and non-profit institutions, successful new ventures, and established organizations undergoing transformational growth. He served as founding chief technology officer (CTO) for two start-ups: WebCT, which was sold for $180 million in 2006, and TechTarget, which successfully completed a $100 million IPO in 2007 (NASDAQ: TTGT).


  • MBA Marketing, F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business, Babson College
  • BSBA Management Information Systems, Northeastern University