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Ana Albuquerque

Associate Professor, Accounting Department
Boston University Questrom School of Business

Ana Albuquerque completed her PhD in accounting, her MS and MBA degrees at the University of Rochester, and a BA at the Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Portugal. Her research interests lie on the impact of regulation and financial reporting on executive compensation and incentives. Professor Albuquerque has published in the Journal of Accounting and Economics, the Journal of Financial Economics and her work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal.

Francois Brochet

Assistant Professor, Accounting Department
Boston University Questrom School of Business

Francois Brochet is an assistant professor of accounting at Boston University. Prior to joining BU, he was a professor at the Harvard Business School for six years, and a visiting professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management for one year. He received a MS in Management from HEC Paris in 2001, and his PhD from New York University in 2007. Prior to entering academia, he worked in M&A advisory for LCF Rothschild in Paris, and buy-side equity research for Commerzbank in Frankfurt, and Allianz Asset Management in Munich.

Darrell Griffin

Senior Fellow, Boston University Leadership Institute
CEO and President, PerformancEdge
 
Darrell Griffin is CEO and President of PerformancEdge, a firm dedicated to developing impactful learning platforms for organizations. He has over 30 years of experience in adult organizational learning and transformational change. His focus is helping organizations build customer-centric capability to perform effectively with customers, colleagues, suppliers and partners at the “edge” of their organization where value exchange happens. He has designed and delivered global learning and change interventions in such organizations as Bayer, Merck, Pharmacia, Schering-Plough and DSI. In addition, he has written and published articles about dynamic learning and organization change.
 
Mr. Griffin held positions at Prentice Hall, Little Brown, Psychology Today, and Wilson Learning in such capacities as sales manager, product manager, editor, publisher, and executive. As a training and development consultant, he designed and delivered successful seminars, workshops, and self-paced materials in a wide range of content and skills areas including: selling skills, sales management, investment analysis, operations performance analysis, management development, stress management, financial analysis, systems analysis, and total quality management.
 
He consulted in the publishing, health care, banking, communications, and electronics industries, including work with such firms as Chase Bank, the Norton Company, Merck, AstraZeneca, Rhone-Poulenc Rorer, Schering, Pfizer, AT&T, Pitney Bowes, and the Bank of Boston. He designed and developed two 3-year professional development work/study curricula in finance and systems analysis for the electronics industry that have been nationally recognized as benchmark programs. Mr. Griffin also consulted with the American Society for Medical Technology and the American Pharmaceutical Association in the development of professional competency models. 
 
As a business process consultant, Mr. Griffins experience includes new business start-up, new product introduction, work team design, and time to market improvement. Working directly with Ken Olsen at Digital Equipment Corporation, Mr. Griffin designed and led processes to restructure their worldwide management and financial systems. He facilitated the redesign of Digitals sales organization, engineering function, and central finance group.
 
Mr. Griffin is a senior fellow at the Boston University Leadership Institute where he leads Fortune 500 senior managers through sessions on rethinking and re-energizing their organizations. He is the author of numerous articles and has personally developed and conducted hundreds of hours of adult education seminars and workshops.

William Kahn

Professor, Organizational Behavior Department
Boston University Questrom School of Business

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 Questrom School of Business

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.

Eddie Riedl

Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar / Professor, Accounting Department
Boston University Questrom School of Business

Eddie Riedl is a Professor of Accounting and Everett W. Lord Distinguished Faculty Scholar in the Questrom School of Business, having joined Boston University in 2011. He previously was a professor at the Harvard Business School from 2002-2011. He graduated from Regis High School in New York City, the only all-scholarship high school in the country. He received a combined BBA/MBA at Pace University in 1992, and his PhD from Penn State University in 2002.

Prior to entering academia, he worked at a Big 6 auditor, in internal audit at a Fortune 500 oil company, and in corporate reporting at a real estate brokerage house. During his career, he attained the professional designations of CPA, CMA, and CIA.

His research focuses on two of the most pressing issues in financial reporting today: fair value accounting, and international accounting/IFRS. He has published in the top-tier accounting (The Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies, Contemporary Accounting Research) and management journals (Management Science), with over 75 presentations at universities around the world, including Harvard, Stanford, Chicago, London Business School, and Chinese University of Hong Kong. His research has been recognized with the Competitive Manuscript Award (given in recognition for the top accounting dissertation), and he is among the 700 most-downloaded authors on SSRN. He has served on a number of doctoral committees at both HBS and BU, and published extensively with doctoral students and junior accounting faculty.

Eddie teaches classes at the undergraduate, MBA, executive, and doctoral levels. Both of his undergraduate and graduate "Financial Statement Analysis" courses have consistently ranked among the three highest-rated courses at BU's Questrom School of Business for the past 4 years. He has taught executive programs for a number of Fortune 500 firms, including BP, Ericsson, IBM, and TE Connectivity. His case studies have sold over 50,000 copies to date, with a focus on financial reporting and valuation topics in the real estate, financial services, agriculture, chemical, restaurant, and incarceration industries.

Michael Smith

Associate Professor, Accounting Department
Boston University Questrom School of Business

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.

Ray Wilson

Senior Lecturer, Accounting Department
Boston University Questrom School of Business

Ray Wilson is an Executive in Residence and Senior Lecturer at the Boston University Questrom School of Business, and a Senior Lecturer at Law at the Boston University School of Law. He teaches a wide range of accounting and finance courses in both the graduate and undergraduate business programs, as well as in the School of Law, including Financial Accounting, Managerial Accounting, Advanced Accounting, Financial Reporting and Analysis, and Corporate Financial Management. Ray co-developed and serves as Faculty Lead for the MSMS program, a one year master’s program built around experiential learning, corporate partnerships, and student mentoring. This program was recently named by Poets & Quants as one of the most innovative business school ideas of 2015.

Ray draws on over 25 years of business experience to integrate the practical and theoretical aspects of the subjects he teaches. Prior to his appointment at BU, Ray served as a senior executive for both public and private companies. At Scitex America Corp., a technology company, he served over 12 years in a variety of roles, including CFO, VP of Marketing, and EVP of Business Operations. During this time the company grew from $20m to over $300m. In the late 90’s, Ray co-founded Protocol Direct Marketing, an internet marketing and support company. As CFO he helped lead Protocol’s growth from start-up to over $225m in four years. Since then he has started, grown and sold several small businesses, including marketing and financial services companies. Today, in addition to his work at Boston University, Ray provides financial training for top tier law firms around the world. Ray holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from Bentley University.

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