Creighton Taylor

Creighton Taylor


Shared Lecturer Suite: SB1 3232 – for office hours only  


Harvard University (MBA in general Business Administration). Graduated May 2014.
Emory University (BA in Music, BBA in Business Administration). Graduated May 2008.

Research Interest


Product Management

Software Development

Artificial Intelligence

Career Development

Creighton Taylor is the Founder & CEO of Guided Compass. Guided Compass is an education and career management platform that has been used by over 50,000 individuals, including 2,000 educators spanning over 100 school districts across the United States. Clients include UNITE-LA, Detroit Public Schools, Los Angeles Unified School District, and the Mountain Area Workforce Development Board. The Guided Compass platform (nearly 750K lines of code that has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in subscription revenue) was entirely built by Creighton using the Mongo, Express.js, React.js, Node.js (MERN) stack at the time of this bio. As part of the Guided Compass initiative, Creighton has been conducting research on how Generative A.I. will affect education, career development, and entrepreneurship.

Creighton has worked in the software industry for the last ten years and has professionally served in virtually every department, including finance. Creighton led product management and financial management at Fitspot, an on-demand fitness technology app. Creighton joined the company after Fitspot completed the Techstars program and raised $1MM. He helped the raise another $1MM in funding for the company. Secondly, Creighton has also helped Spooler, an e-commerce clothing company, raise over $500K. Thirdly, Creighton has served as the CFO of a bootstrapped stealth crypto mining startup earning over $200K in annual revenue. Lastly, Creighton has lessons to share from a startup company he joined in 2017 that fraudulently claimed to raise $175 million.

Before business school, Creighton spent four years in investment management. He worked for a Partner at Rochdale Investment Management, helping to invest the $6 billion in assets under management. Rochdale invested in equity, fixed income, and alternative investments like venture capital. Rochdale was acquired shortly before Creighton was accepted to Harvard Business School. C

reighton holds bachelor’s degrees in music (piano) and finance from Emory University, a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University, and the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. Creighton has also passed the Series 7 and Series 66 license examinations and passed the first exam for the Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA) designation.