Royce Yudkoff

Royce Yudkoff

Formal First Name

Royce Yudkoff is the MBA Class of 1975 Professor of Management Practice of Entrepreneurial Management at the Harvard Business School, and Co-founder and Managing Partner of Abry Partners, one of the most experienced and successful sector-focused private equity investment firms in North America and Europe. Over the last few years, he and Richard Ruback have been developing and teaching a new second-year case course, “The Financial Management of Smaller Firms,” and a field course, “Entrepreneurship through Acquisition,” both of which are focused on the entrepreneurial acquisition of smaller firms. Recently, Ruback and Yudkoff published their book, HBR Guide to Buying a Small Business. Prior to launching Abry, he was responsible for Bain & Company's media practice.

Professional Experience

Academic History



  • Prior to the merger of Metrocall and Arch Wireless, he had been a Director of Metrocall and has served as the Chair of its Board.

  • He served on the Board of Muzak Holdings, LLC from 2002 to 2009, and Talent Partners from 2000 to 2014.

  • He also served on the Board of MediaOcean, LLC from 2014 to 2015, and Nexstar Broadcasting Group, Inc. from 1996 to 2014.