Neil Tarallo

Neil Tarallo

Senior Lecturer
School of Hotel Administration

Neil Tarallo is a senior lecturer of entrepreneurship at the Cornell University College of Business School of Hotel Administration. He currently serves as the Director of the Cornell University Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Disabled Veterans (EBV), which offers entrepreneurship education to post 9/11 veterans and as the Director (interim) for the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship.

In addition to teaching, Tarallo works with corporations and non-profits to help create new markets through value proposition design, customer segment identification, and business model evolution. He has worked with the U.S. Military to develop and deliver entrepreneurship content as part of the military’s civil affairs effort helping entrepreneurs start and grow businesses in Djibouti, Iraq, and Afghanistan. In his spare time, Tarallo works with veterans and transitioning service members of the U.S. Military to understand entrepreneurship as a career path and to start businesses of their own.

Teaching experiences in South Africa, Djibouti, Germany, Italy, South Korea, Japan, and the U.K. have the given Tarallo a global perspective on entrepreneurship that has broadened his repertoire in the classroom and in consulting engagements.

Tarallo served as the Director of the Leland C. and Mary M. Pillsbury Institute for Hospitality Entrepreneurship (2011-2013. He currently holds an appointment as a teaching fellow for the Institute for Veteran & Military Families at Syracuse University and was recognized in 2016 by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as an outstanding instructor for his work teaching & developing curriculum in their b2b program.

As an entrepreneur, Tarallo has owned and operated companies in the fields of photographic retail and quick printing. He has also purchased, rehabilitated, and sold numerous businesses. Tarallo currently has an active consulting practice as well a commercial real estate development and management company. He is also member of a venture capital partnership and an active angel investor.