John is Managing Principal of Finnerty Economic Consulting and an Academic Affiliate of AlixPartners. He specializes in securities litigation and valuation. He developed the average-strike put option model for calculating the discount for lack of marketability and innovative models for valuing employee stock options, convertible debt, venture capital preferred stock, common stock of emerging growth firms, private equity carried interests, and inflation-indexed bonds.
John is Professor of Finance at Fordham University’s Gabelli School of Business where he was the founding Director of the Master of Science in Quantitative Finance Program. He has written 16 books and more than 120 articles. He is a former editor of Financial Management and FMA Online.
He previously worked as an investment banker for Morgan Stanley, Lazard Freres, Houlihan Lokey Howard & Zukin, and McFarland Dewey. He served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of College Savings Bank where he co-invented and co-patented the CollegeSure CD to help families pay for their children’s college education.
John received a Ph.D. in Operations Research from Naval Postgraduate School, M.A. in Economics from Cambridge University, as a Marshall Scholar, and B.A. in Mathematics from Williams College. John served as a member of FASB’s Option Valuation Group and was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Society Hall of Fame in 2011.
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