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.
- 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