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Sydney Finkelstein

Steven Roth Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, and Faculty Director, Tuck Executive Program

Professor Finkelstein is an expert in the areas of strategic leadership, corporate governance, top management teams, corporate crises and mistakes, and managing mergers and acquisitions. He has participated in numerous CEO forums, has been interviewed or had his work appear in numerous leading media outlets, and has served as a consultant and speaker for major companies in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Mexico. Currently, he serves on the boards of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Assembly of Overseers and Kimball Union Academy. His book Strategic Leadership: Top Executives and Their Effects on Organizations is considered the definitive work on the subject of strategic leadership and management of mergers and acquisitions. His other books include, Why Smart Executives Fail: And What You Can Learn From Their Mistakes; Breakout Strategy: Meeting the Challenge of Double-Digit Growth with C. Harvey and T. Lawton; and Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep It From Happening to You with J. Whitehead and A. Campbell.

Steven N. Kaplan

Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Professor Kaplan teaches advanced MBA and executive courses in entrepreneurial finance and private equity, corporate financial management, corporate governance, and wealth management and has consistently been ranked as one of the best instructors at Chicago Booth. Business Week named him one of the top 12 business school teachers in the country. In addition, Professor Kaplan is the faculty director of Chicago Booth’s Polsky Entrepreneurship Center. He has testified to the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and the U.S. House Financial Services Committee about his research. Professor Kaplan is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and an associate editor of the Journal of Finance and the Journal of Financial Economics. He serves on the boards of directors of several companies, including Morningstar, Accretive Health, and Columbia Acorn Funds.

Michael Klausner

Nancy and Charles Munger Professor of Business and Law and Associate Dean for Research and Academics, Stanford Law School, Stanford University

Professor Klausner specializes in the areas of corporate law and corporate governance. He has conducted in-depth empirical studies of outside director liability and takeover defenses in firms at their initial public offering. He also has done theoretical work on the overall structure and function of corporate law and on various topics in nonprofit law. He teaches and writes in the areas of corporate and banking law, anti-takeover protection provided to spin-offs, and anti-takeover defenses in IPOs. His recent scholarship has focused on securities litigation, directors’ and officers’ liability insurance, and the liability risk of outside directors. Previously, Professor Klausner served as a White House Fellow in the Office of Policy Development. He is currently engaged in a study of outside director liability in the United States and abroad with Bernard Black of Stanford University and Brian Cheffins of Cambridge University.

David F. Larcker

James Irvin Miller Professor of Accounting and Director of the Corporate Governance Research Program, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Senior Faculty of the Arthur and Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University

Professor Larcker’s research focuses on executive compensation, corporate governance, and managerial accounting. His work examines the choice of performance measures and compensation contracts in organizations. He has current research projects on the valuation implications of corporate governance, role of the business press in the debate on executive compensation, and modeling the cost of executive stock options. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Accounting and Economics; Journal of Accounting Research, Accounting, Organizations and Society; Journal of Accounting and Public Policy; and the Journal of Applied Corporate Finance. Professor Larcker received the Notable Contribution to Managerial Accounting Research award in 2001. He is currently a Trustee for Wells Fargo Advantage Funds.

Roman L. Weil

V. Duane Rath Professor Emeritus of Accounting, the University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Professor Weil’s research and teaching focus on financial accounting, forensic accounting, and regulation. He has coedited four professional reference books, coauthored 12 textbooks, and published more than 100 articles in academic and professional journals. Professor Weil served on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Advisory Committee on Replacement Cost Accounting. At the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), he has served on two task forces, one on consolidations and the other on interest methods, and on the Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council. Professor Weil has consulted to governmental agencies, including the U.S. Treasury Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. He currently serves on the board of directors of mutual funds affiliated with New York Life Insurance Company and chairs the Audit Committee.

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