Fritz Burkhardt
Fritz Burkhardt
Affiliated with Finance, Robert P. Stiller School of Business

Here at Champlain, I teach finance and economics courses in the Business Program.  I encourage students to develop the analytical and critical thinking skills to make good decisions for themselves personally and professionally. I encourage students to question the assumptions that drive theories to see when the generally accepted theories hold and when they do not.

Academically, I hold a PhD in Finance from Northwestern University, an MBA with High Honors from the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, and a B.A. from Middlebury College in Economics and Russian and East European Studies with Honors.

Professionally, I have worked in a variety of financial positions. I worked on Wall Street as a research analyst covering Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union and in London as an investment banker in mergers and acquisitions. I am also a Chartered Financial Analyst. I sit on the Board of the Vermont CFA Society and the Board of the Vermont Educational & Health Buildings Financial Agency. I have taught finance classes at Northwestern University, University of Notre Dame and Champlain College

My research focuses on private equity, investment banking, and agency issues. I consult on financial matters, with my recent work focusing on the private equity and healthcare fields.

Things you may not know about me! I...
  • proposed to my wife on the top of Mount Kilimanjaro
  • won a few ultimate frisbee national championships and one world championship
  • once was on a Russian Game Show
  • attended high school in Russia for a semester
  • snowboard and ski
  • have a young son who I frequently race around the house
  • have advised clients in over 20 countries