Your teachers:

Donna Hitscherich
M&A @ Columbia Business School

Shivaram Rajgopal
ICCF @ Columbia Business School

Daniel Wolfenzon
ICCF @ Columbia Business School

Charles Jones
ICCF @ Columbia Business School

Jules van Binsbergen
Asset Management @ Wharton Online

David K. Musto
Asset Management @ Wharton Online

Christopher Geczy
Asset Management @ Wharton Online

Greg Brown
Capital Markets @ UNC

Christian Lundblad
Capital Markets @ UNC

Steve Weiss
Capital Markets @ UNC

Shelly Lombard
Capital Markets @ UNC

Pascal Quiry
ICCF @ HEC Paris

Pierre Dussauge
Strategy @ HEC Paris

Georges Blanc
Strategy @ HEC Paris

Hélène Chanut-Musikas
Strategy @ HEC Paris

Laurence Lehmann-Ortega
Strategy @ HEC Paris

Bernard Ramanantsoa
Strategy @ HEC Paris

Bertrand Moingeon
Strategy @ HEC Paris

Columbia Business School

Senior lecturer of Finance
Director of the Private Equity Program, Bernstein Faculty Leader at the Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Center for Leadership and Ethics

Professor Hitscherich’s courses include Business Law, Corporate Finance, and Mergers and Acquisitions.

She has been nominated for the Dean’s Award for Innovation in the MBA curriculum and is a five-time recipient of the Executive MBA Commitment to Excellence Award.

Previously Professor Hitscherich had a career in investment banking, holding positions at CS First Boston, J.P. Morgan & Co. Inc., and Bank of America Securities. At J.P. Morgan, she helped found the takeover defense team and served as a senior member of the advisory review committee, which was responsible for all of the company’s M&A fairness opinions.

Prior to her investment banking career, Professor Hitscherich was a corporate lawyer at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom.

Professor of Accounting and Auditing
Corporate finance

Shiva Rajgopal is the Kester and Byrnes Professor of Accounting and Auditing at Columbia Business School.

Previously he was a a faculty member at Duke University, Emory University and the University of Washington. At Columbia, Professor Rajgopal teaches fundamental analysis of financial statements for investors, managers and entrepreneurs and a PhD seminar on accounting regulation.

Professor Rajgopal’s research interests include financial reporting and earnings quality. His research is frequently cited in the popular press, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Financial Times, and the Economist.

Professor Rajgopal has won many industry notable awards, including the American Accounting Association Notable Contribution to Literature award and the Graham and Dodd Scroll Prize, given by the Financial Analysts Journal.

Professor of Finance and Economics
Corporate finance

Daniel Wolfenzon is the Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School.

He received a Masters and a PhD in economics from Harvard University and holds a BS in economics and a BS in mechanical engineering from MIT.

Professor Wolfenzon previously taught at the University of Michigan, the University of Chicago and NYU.

He is also a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. His work has been published in top economic and finance journals such as the Quarterly Journal of Economics, the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of Finance, and the Journal of Financial Economics.

Professor Wolfenzon received the Jensen Prize (second place) for best paper on corporate finance and organizations published in the Journal of Financial Economics both in 2002 and 2005.

Professor of Finance and Economics
Corporate finance

Charles M. Jones is Vice-Dean, Robert W. Lear Professor of Finance and Economics and the Director of the Program for Financial Studies at Columbia Business School.

Professor Jones joined Columbia Business School in 1997 and held the Class of 1967 Associate Professorship from 1998–2003 and served as the chair of the Finance and Economics Division from 2008–11.

Charles has received dozens of awards, fellowships, and research grants, including the Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence in the Core.

Before joining Columbia, Jones was a faculty member at Princeton University, and received his Ph D in finance in 1994.

Professor Jones currently serves on the economic advisory committee of FINRA and has headed the economic advisory board at Nasdaq. At Columbia, Jones regularly teaches the core MBA course “Corporate Finance,” and he has received the Singhvi Prize for scholarship in the classroom.

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The Wharton School

The Nippon Life Professor of Finance, The Wharton School

Jules van Binsbergen conducts theoretical and empirical research in finance.

His current work focuses on asset pricing, in particular the relationship between financial markets and the macro economy, and the organization, skill and performance of financial intermediaries.

Some of his recent research focuses on the influence of financial market anomalies on real economic activity, measuring the skill of mutual fund managers and the term structure of cash flow growth and stock return predictability. Professor van Binsbergen’s research has appeared in leading academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Monetary Economics.

He received his PhD from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. After obtaining his PhD in 2008, he joined the faculty at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he got tenure in 2014. He joined the Wharton School in 2014.

Adjunct Professor of Finance; Academic Director, Wharton Wealth Management Initiative
Academic Director, Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research, The Wharton School

Christopher Geczy is the academic director of the Wharton Wealth Management Initiative and of the Jacobs Levy Equity Management Center for Quantitative Financial Research.

He has been a member of the Finance faculty at Wharton since 1997.

He has served on the staff of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, on the Economic Advisory Board of NASDAQ, as chairman of the Mid-Atlantic Hedge Fund Association, and on the editorial boards of the Journal of Alternative Investments and the Journal of Wealth Management.

Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance
Chair, Finance Department, The Wharton School

David K. Musto is the Ronald O. Perelman Professor in Finance and Chair of the Finance Department at the Wharton School, where he has been on the faculty since 1995. He also served as Senior Financial Economist at the Securities Exchange Commission from 2005 to 2007.

He has a BA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Chicago, and between college and graduate school he worked for Roll and Ross Asset Management in Culver City, CA.

Most of his work, both theoretical and empirical, is in the area of consumer financial services, mutual funds and consumer credit in particular. He has also published work on corporate and political voting, option pricing, short selling, and cross-border taxation.

UNC Kenan-Flager

Visiting Professor,
UNC Kenan-Flagler,
Capital Markets

Stephen L. Weiss is the Founder and Managing Partner of Short Hills Capital Partners, LLC, a fund of hedge funds. SHCP invests in long/short equity hedge funds on behalf of qualified investors and institutions.

A former hedge fund manager, Weiss has enjoyed a 27-year career on Wall Street having held senior management positions at the most prestigious Investment Banks and hedge funds. During his tenure on the sell-side, he was privileged to have had responsibility for generating investment ideas for firms including Tiger Management, Soros Funds, Omega Advisors and Viking Global.

Weiss is the author of two investment books, The Billion Dollar Mistake and The Big Win which profiled twenty of the industry’s true legends. As a CNBC Contributor, he appears regularly on the Halftime Report and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Affiliate Professor,
UNC Kenan-Flagler,
Capital Markets

Greg Brown is the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Finance at UNC Kenan Flagler, where he teaches corporate finance, financial derivatives and macroeconomics. His research centers on financial risk and the use of financial derivative contracts as risk management tools. He also studies private investment strategies, such as hedge funds and private equity.

Dr. Brown is co-editor of the book Corporate Risk: Strategies and Management, with Donald Chew. He has consulted for money management firms, software developers and Fortune 500 companies on various aspects of financial risk management.

Prior to his academic career, Dr. Brown worked for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in the Division of Research and Statistics. His responsibilities included current analysis and macroeconomic forecasting of the business investment sector.

Dr. Brown received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and his BS in physics and economics from Duke University.

Affiliate Professor,
UNC Kenan-Flagler,
Capital Markets

Christian Lundblad is the Edward M. O’Herron Distinguished Scholar and Professor of Finance at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. His research spans asset pricing and international finance, with a specialization in emerging market development.

Dr. Lundblad served as a financial economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C., where he advised the Board of Governors on international financial market developments.

Dr. Lundblad earned a PhD in financial economics and a master’s degree in economics from Duke University. He earned his BA in economics and English literature with highest honors from Washington University in St. Louis.

Visiting Professor,
UNC Kenan-Flagler,
Capital Markets

Shelly Lombard has spent more than two decades on Wall Street working at some of the world’s preeminent financial institutions, including Barclays, Citi, Drexel Burhnam Lambert, and Chase Manhattan Bank.

In those capacities she worked on some of the most high profile deals of all time including the KKR/RJR Nabisco LBO which served as the basis for the best-selling book: Barbarians at the Gate. In 2007 Shelly became one of the leading research analysts on Wall Street covering the Automotive Industry and was a frequent speaker on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and various other media outlets.

In addition to her market experience, Shelly has spent the past seven years as an instructor and trainer of Capital Markets where she has trained both new hires and experienced professionals at some of the world’s most prestigious Investment Banks. She is a graduate of Columbia Business School and is a Visiting Teaching Fellow at the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School.

HEC Paris

Affiliate professor,
Corporate finance

Pascal Quiry has been teaching corporate finance since 1986 in the Grande Ecole, MBA and executive education programs. He was elected best HEC teacher in 2013. He holds the BNP Paribas chair.
In addition to be a regular media commentator and a director of several unlisted companies, Pascal has two websites ( and which receive more than 200,000 unique visitors a month. He is the co-author of Corporate Finance: Theory and Practice, a textbook published by Wiley and of Finance d’entreprise the top-selling corporate finance textbook in French-speaking countries; and of 2 newsletters with around 65.000 subscribers devoted to corporate finance. He has been producing e-learning modules since 2000 and created 2 MOOCs devoted to Financial Analysis and Corporate Valuation followed by 30,000 people. He has since then developed ICCF @ HEC Paris, the first global executive online certificate.
Pascal Quiry is founder and managing partner of the investment fund Monestier Capital which specializes in investing in start-ups and unlisted SMEs.

He has been managing director in the Corporate Finance department of BNP Paribas where he was head of American and European execution teams from 2007 to 2012, taking care of 180 young professionals. From 2000 to 2006, he co headed the Advisory for Listed Companies team and from 1993 to 1999 the Media team of this M&A department. As such Pascal Quiry has been involved in dozens of M&A deals such as the hostile takeover bids of Total and Sanofi on Elf and Aventis respectively, the restructuring of Axa, Michelin, L’Oréal, Bic, etc. Previously, he worked in the Private Equity side of Paribas which he initially joined in 1986 as a Corporate Finance teacher in its in-house training center.
Pascal Quiry holds an M.Sc. degree from HEC Paris. He is married with 4 children.

Dean of the faculty,

Pierre Dussauge holds an Msc. degree from HEC and earned a Ph.D. in Management Science from Paris-Dauphine University. He was a visiting professor of Corporate Strategy and International Business at the Ross Business School of the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor) from 1991 to 2003; he has also had teaching assignments at INSEAD (Fontainebleau, France), at IESE (Barcelona, Spain), at INCAE (Costa Rica), at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad), at Tsinghua University (Beijing, China), etc.
Pierre Dussauge is the author or co-author of several books in the field of strategic management (Strategic Technology Management, J. Wiley & Sons, 1992 ; Stratégie d’entreprise: études de cas, InterEditions, 1993; Les Stratégies d’Alliance, Editions d’Organisation, 1995; Cooperative Strategy, J. Wiley & Sons, 1999; Strategor, 2009) ; Les Stratégies d’Alliance received the 1995 McKinsey award for best management book published in France.

He is also the author of many articles published in academic or practitioner-oriented journals such as the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, MIT-Sloan Management Review, etc. For the last few years, his research has focused on the topic of global strategic alliances.
In addition to his academic work, Pierre Dussauge has been a consultant or a management educator with a number of firms in Europe and in the US, notably : Mars, Fiat, Schneider, Pechiney, EADS, Generali, SCOR, SNCF, American Airlines, DuPont de Nemours, IBM, APEX, Suez, Unilever, France-Telecom, Neopost, Air France – KLM, Publicis, etc.

Affiliate professor,


Laurence Lehmann-Ortega is an Affiliate Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Paris.

A graduate of HEC Paris, she holds a Ph.D. in Management from the University of Aix en Provence.

After having first worked as a consultant in strategy, she now focuses on teaching and research, with an emphasis on strategic innovation, notably business model innovation.

Among other publications, she is a co-author of Strategor (Dunod, 2016, 7th edition), the leading French language strategy textbook.

Professeur émérite,


Georges Blanc is an Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Paris. He has been teaching, consulting and doing research in the field of strategy and organizational change for more than forty years.

As a consultant for CEOs and top executives, he deals more specifically with the challenges of innovation, change and international expansion, notably in emerging countries. He also advises the management of Higher Education Institutions in Europe and Latin America.

Former dean,
Professor Emeritus,

Bernard Ramanantsoa is an Emeritus Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Paris. He was the Dean of HEC Paris from 1995 to 2015.

Bernard Ramanantsoa holds an Engineering degree from the “Ecole Supérieure d’Aéronautique de Toulouse“, an MBA from HEC Paris and a Ph.D. in management sciences from Paris-Dauphine University.

After having worked at SNCF for a few years, he joined the HEC faculty in 1979. A specialist of ethics and culture, he is the author of numerous books and articles on these topics. His latest published work is Apprendre et Oser (Albin Michel, 2015). Bernard Ramanantsoa is also a member of the board of several corporations and academic institutions.

Professeur affilié,

Hélène Chanut-Musikas is an Affiliate Professor at HEC Paris, where she teaches in the fields of strategy (innovation, growth strategy, corporate social responsibility, strategic alignment, strategic planning) and general management.

Prior to her association with HEC Paris, Hélène Chanut-Musikas acquired a comprehensive business experience while working for McKinsey & Co, Bain &Co and France Telecom (Orange), both in France and in the United States. Hélène Chanut-Musikas is a graduate from the “Ecole Normale Supérieure” and Sup Telecom in France.

Professeur affilié,

Bertrand Moingeon is a Professor of Strategic Management at HEC Paris, where he has served as Associate Dean for Executive Education for 16 years, as well as Deputy Dean. Bertrand Moingeon holds a Ph.D. in Sociology. A former visiting professor at Harvard Business School, he is the author of many articles and books, on change management, organizational learning and strategic innovation.

He is currently carrying out research projects on these topics as well as on stakeholders experience management. In synergy with his research activities, he has taught in numerous Executive Education programs and consulted with a wide variety of corporations in France and abroad.