Faculty Information

All Business Education for In-house Counsel programs are taught by the faculty of Boston University's School of Management. Please click on their names below to view their biographies.

Marcus Goncalves

Adjunct Professor, Department of Administrative and Computer Sciences
Boston University Metropolitan College

Marcus Goncalves, M.S.C.I.S., Ed.D, is an Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the International Business program at Nichols College. Additionally, for the past 12 years, Marcus has been an adjunct Professor at both Boston University and at Brandeis University. He teaches both undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of knowledge, project, operations, change, and risk management. He has more than 25 years of IT and project management consulting experience in the US, Latin America, Asia and Europe. He is the author of more than 40 books in the areas of information systems and technologies, knowledge and project management. Marcus is a member of the Project Management Institute and the President of MGCG, Inc., an international management-consulting firm specialized in organizational development, FCPA, and international project management.

Born in Brazil, Marcus holds a master’s degree in Computer Information Systems from Southwest University and a doctoral degree from Boston University’s School of Education with a Ed.D degree in Educational Leadership, Administration, Training, and Policy. Dr. Goncalves is a trilingual speaker (English, Spanish and Portuguese) with research interests regarding the rise of the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, and China) countries and the impact of informal economies on global markets.

William Kahn

Professor, Organizational Behavior Department
Boston University School of Management

William Kahn is a Professor in the Organizational Behavior Department at the Boston University School of Management where he has taught since receiving his Ph.D. in Psychology at Yale University. His teaching, research and consulting focuses on the creation of effective working relationships across functions, departments, hierarchical levels and organizational cultures. As a core faculty member of the Executive MBA Program, he teaches courses on managing teams, organizational change and leadership. He was awarded the School of Management's Broderick Prize for Teaching in 1994.

Professor Kahn has published widely in academic journals on subjects ranging from organizational change and consultation, motivation at work, and leadership. He is currently involved in a number of research and consulting projects with health care organizations that focus on managing change and the creation of cultures of effectiveness and collaboration.

Melvyn A. J. Menezes

Associate Professor, Marketing Department
Boston University School of Management

Professor Menezes, a faculty member at Boston University, is a management educator, consultant and former member of the faculty at the Harvard Business School. During his 30 years of experience in academia, business and consulting, Professor Menezes has worked in a wide variety of industry and service sectors, including computers, telecommunications, high-tech and consumer products.

Mr. Menezes’ primary areas of expertise are marketing strategy, marketing high-tech products, customer and market focus, identification of growth opportunities, strategy, distribution channels and customer service. He has designed and delivered Executive Education Programs for managers at a number of large global corporations. He is also very experienced at facilitating executives in problem-solving workshop sessions and has successfully mobilized executive teams and galvanized them for action through strong and effective presentations and facilitation. His clients have included General Electric, Toshiba, Hewlett-Packard, Texas Instruments, Merck, Amgen, DuPont, Mobil, Time Warner and Sears. Professor Menezes was on the Harvard Business School faculty from 1985 to 1992. He then joined Gemini Consulting (1992-1996) and played significant roles as a key member of the Innovation Group, as head of Gemini’s Global Faculty team, as Client Engagement Manager and as leader of the Service Quality Center of Excellence. From 1975 to 1981, he worked for the Gabriel Group (India), where he held a variety of management positions including Product Manager and Regional Manager.

Professor Menezes received his B. Tech. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India, his M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, India and his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Ian D. Roffman

Ian D. Roffman is a partner in the Litigation Department and a member of the Securities Enforcement, Government Investigations and White Collar Defense practice groups. He joined the firm in 2007 from the enforcement division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, where he served as senior trial counsel in the Boston office.

Mr. Roffman specializes in securities enforcement and litigation, government and internal investigations and complex civil litigation. He represents companies, boards, board committees and individuals in SEC and other government enforcement matters, securities class actions, corporate governance disputes and general commercial disputes. He also advises companies and individuals concerning SEC, FINRA and state securities regulations and investigations and corporate governance matters.

His recent engagements have included the successful defense of Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 copanies in shareholder class actions and conducting internal investigations for audit committees concerning securities law complaine. He has represented many public companies and individuals in SEC, NYSE and FINRA insider trading investigations; and has represented many senior-level executives and directors in SEC investigations and shareholder class actions relating to options backdating, subprime and other mortgage-backed securities, brokerage activity, revenue recognition, securities offerings, and public disclosures.

From 2001- 2007, Mr. Roffman worked for the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, rising to the position of senior trial counsel. While at the SEC, he led dozens of high-profile investigations and enforcement actions.

Ian was lead trial counsel in the Commission’s first market timing action against a mutual fund adviser and in well-publicized action involving public disclosures of the FDA’s review of a new drug application. He has also tried cases involving investment advisers and broker–dealers, including one matter in which the SEC obtained a then-record judgment against a large national brokerage firm. He is active in a number of community and bar organizations.

Steven Segal

Executive-in-Residence/Lecturer
Boston University School of Management

Steven G. Segal is an Executive-in-Residence and Lecturer at Boston University School of Management where he developed and teaches a graduate level course in private equity and leverage buyouts. Mr. Segal is also a Special Limited Partner of J.W. Childs Associates, where he helps guide the strategic direction of several of the firm’s portfolio companies through his role as a director and co-investor with the firm.

In 1995, Mr. Segal was a founding partner of J.W. Childs Associates, a Boston-based private equity investment firm with $3.4 billion of equity capital under management. The firm focuses on investing in middle-market growth companies, primarily in the consumer products, health care services and specialty retail sectors. Since 1995, the firm has completed 40 transactions with a total transaction value of $10.9 billion. Today, J.W. Childs Associates owns 11 companies with combined revenues of approximately $4 billion.

In his capacities at the firm, Mr. Segal had broad responsibilities for raising capital from leading institutional investors, and for originating, analyzing, negotiating, financing and managing leveraged buyout transactions. Mr. Segal was actively involved in the strategic and financial policy of several of the firm’s portfolio companies and in the investment decision process for all of the firm’s investments.

Mr. Segal was previously a Managing Director at Thomas H. Lee Company, a Boston-based private investment firm, from 1987 to 1995 where he had similar responsibilities.

From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Segal served as a Senior Tax Accountant with Arthur Andersen & Co.

Mr. Segal serves or has served on the Board of Directors of The NutraSweet Company; W/S Packaging Corp.; InSight Health Services, Inc.; Universal Hospital Services, Inc; Quality Farm & Country, Inc.; Jillian’s Entertainment Corp.; International DiverseFoods, Inc.; National Nephrology Associates, Inc.; Big V Supermarkets, Inc.; Maax, Inc.; Ghirardelli Chocolate Company; Fitness Quest, Inc.; Round Grille, Inc. (d/b/a FiRE + iCE); and Sweet Apparel LLC (d/b/a BootyPop) and is on the Advisory Board of NextView Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm.

Mr. Segal is a member of the Alumni Board of Governors and a Regional Cabinet member for Washington University in St. Louis and is Chair of its Eastern Region Scholarship Initiative. He is a past Trustee of Temple Emanuel and Chair of its Endowment Committee, a Trustee of Hebrew College and past Chair of its Finance Committee, and a board member of Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston and Co-Chair of its 2013 Annual Campaign. He is a 23 year rider in the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge bike ride for cancer research and has raised over $1.5 million for the cause.

Mr. Segal holds a B.S.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.B.A. degree from Harvard Business School, and is a Certified Public Accountant.

Susan S. Samuelson

Professor, Business Policy and Law Department
Faculty Director, Executive MBA Program
Boston University School of Management

Susan S. Samuelson is a Professor of Business Law at Boston University’s School of Management. After earning her A.B. at Harvard University and her J.D. at Harvard Law School, Professor Samuelson practiced with the firm of Choate, Hall and Stewart. She has written many articles on legal issues for scholarly and popular journals. She is interested in the intersection between management and law – her research has involved the management of law firms as well as the corporate management of legal issues. She has also co-authored four business law textbooks that have collectively been published in 15 editions. Professor Samuelson is the Faculty Director of the EMBA program and leads the School’s efforts to integrate a working knowledge of the legal system and its business impact into SMG curricula.

William Samuelson

Professor, Finance & Economics Department
Boston University School of Management

Professor Samuelson earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University. His research interests include decision making, microeconomics, game theory, experimental economics, bargaining, and competitive bidding.

He has written numerous articles for scholarly journals such as the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Journal of Finance, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty, Management Science, Operations Research, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. He is co-author of two books, Game Theory and Business Applications and Managerial Economics (6th Edition). He was awarded the John Russell award for teaching excellence by the Executive MBA students in 1999.

Michael Smith

Associate Professor, Accounting Department
Boston University School of Management

Mr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Boston University School of Management. After working four years in the mortgage banking industry and four years as a futures trader, he enrolled at Stanford University, where he received a Ph.D. in Business in 1998. Prior to joining the faculty at Boston University, he was a member of the faculty at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, where he was the winner of the Excellence in Teaching Award for the Cross-Continent MBA.

Professor Smith’s teaching interests include financial and managerial accounting, especially financial reporting and analysis of financial statements. He has taught in several full-time, executive and weekend executive MBA programs.

Professor Smith has broad research interests including multinational transfer pricing, executive compensation, financial disclosure and accounting microstructure. His research has been published in several academic journals, including The Accounting Review; Journal of Accounting Research; Contemporary Accounting Research; Journal of Accounting, Auditing, and Finance; and Journal of Management Accounting Research.

Rick Welch

Adjunct Lecturer
Boston University School of Management

Mr. Welch is an Adjunct lecturer at Boston University in the School of Management.   He has over 20 years of information technology project management experience. In Mr. Welch's full time position, he is the Senior Vice President of Services at Demandware, a leading provider of Web based ecommerce platforms.  Prior to this role Mr. Welch was Executive Director of the Advanced Cyber Security Center, a non-profit consortium of New England Companies and Universities.  Before that, Mr. Welch was the SVP of Services for Unica Corporation, a Marketing Automation software vendor. Mr. Welch led Unica's customer facing consulting and maintenance business and was an officer of this $100M public (nasdaq) company.  Prior to joining Unica, he spent ten years as an executive at RSA Security Inc. where he was SVP of RSA's Data Security Software Division.   Previous to RSA, Mr. Welch held technology leadership positions at Genesys Software and at Digital Equipment Corporation where he gained a broad understanding of software and hardware based information technology solutions. Mr. Welch received his B.S. in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire and his MBA from Boston University. He is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMI/PMP) and a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).

Mark T. Williams

Executive-in-Residence/Master Lecturer, Finance Department
Boston University School of Management

Mark T. Williams has substantial experience in risk management as both a practitioner, and as an academic. For more than two decades, he has worked as a senior trading floor executive, trust banker, Fed bank examiner and business school educator. Since 2002, he has been on the finance faculty at Boston University specializing in banking, energy and capital markets. In 2008 he was awarded the Beckwith Prize for excellence in teaching. Mr. Williams frequently appears in the national media and has been a guest columnist for Reuters.com, Forbes.com, and the Boston Globe. In 2010, his book Uncontrolled Risk, detailing the rise and fall of Lehman Brothers and root causes of the financial crisis, was published by McGraw Hill.

Outside academics, he conducts risk management seminars, consults with various Fortune 500 companies, and has served as an expert witness on various risk-related legal cases. He is also a senior advisor at The Brattle Group, a Cambridge, Massachusetts-based economic consulting and expert witness company.