Meet the Team

The Entrepreneurial Mind is a family owned and operated business dedicated to creating quality content with today's entrepreneurs in mind. We offer our clients informative videos, interviews with entrepreneurs, and articles about entrepreneurial issues all based on our team’s forty-plus years of experience as well as the knowledge and expertise of other entrepreneurs. Topics include growing a business, working with partners, creating a culture, day-to-day financial management, raising capital and dozens of other topics. 

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Jeff Cornwall, President & CEO

Growing up, entrepreneurship and small business was normal dinnertime conversation at the Cornwall household. This set the stage for a decades-long career pursuing entrepreneurial ventures and sharing his knowledge in the classroom. He has spent more than forty years as a serial entrepreneur. In the 1970’s he started several small businesses and was involved in various family ventures. In the late 1980’s, following several years in academics, Dr. Cornwall co-founded Atlantic Behavioral Health Systems in Raleigh, NC and spent nearly a decade leading the company as President/CEO. After growing to more than 300 employees, he and his partners sold most of their healthcare holdings. After the sale, Dr. Cornwall decided it was time to return to the classroom to share his experience and knowledge with aspiring entrepreneurs.

In his academic career, Dr. Cornwall received national awards for his work in curriculum development and teaching. In 2013 the United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship named Dr. Cornwall the National Entrepreneurship Educator of the Year. Currently, Dr. Cornwall is the inaugural recipient of the Jack C. Massey Chair in Entrepreneurship and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Belmont University in Nashville, TN. He also was the founding Director of the Center for Entrepreneurship at Belmont and led the center during the first ten years of its operation during which it was ranked among the best programs in the country.

Dr. Cornwall’s blog, which launched in 2003, is among the most popular blogs focusing on small business and entrepreneurship. It was named One of the 100 Best Websites for Entrepreneurs by Forbes magazine. His writing has been quoted in Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, Inc, Forbes, and US News and World Report.


Ann Cornwall, Vice President

Ann brings a unique perspective to The Entrepreneurial Mind team as a spouse of an entrepreneur. While she put up with Jeff's craziness, grounding him with her wisdom, she also managed to raise a couple of amazing kids. Ann's background is in Early Childhood Education and includes founding one of the first hospital/employer-based childcare centers in the United States.


Russ Cornwall, Vice President & CTO

Russ has been working for entrepreneurs in the Nashville community for several years. His most recent role is with a healthcare software/technology startup, where he has led the development and launch of several new products. This experience gave him the “itch” to take the jump and co-found The Entrepreneurial Mind with his parents and sister. He brings a diverse experience in technology, product management/marketing, and customer operations. Russ earned his Master of Business Administration from Belmont University in Nashville, TN.


Maggie Cornwall, VP Marketing

Maggie brings a broad experience as an educator, coach and entrepreneur to The Entrepreneurial Mind team. She has spent the past seven years as an educator, and started an academic program in AP Psychology. She has been coaching volleyball for the past thirteen years, including serving as head coach for St. Cecilia Academy in Nashville, TN for the past seven seasons. In 2010 she co-founded Ethos Volleyball Club and served as the founding co-director. Maggie received her Master of Arts in Teaching in 2009 from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, TN.