Associate professor-in-residence in finance, Paul Gilson grew up in the Thames River town of Gravesend, 20 miles east of London, and earned a degree in mathematics from Bristol University. His plan was always to go on to a Ph.D. “But first,” he says, “I needed a job.” So he went to work in London for KPMG, the global accounting giant. His first day at the office, stock markets around the world collapsed in the Black Monday crash of 1987, still the greatest one-day loss by percentage in Dow history. During the long recovery that followed, KPMG was kept very busy, and Gilson gained extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, a specialty of his department. “The late 1980s in London,” he says. “It was an exciting time.” Continue Reading
Connecticut Council for Philanthropy – Webster Bank is proud to announce that Kathy Luria, senior vice president, director of Philanthropy and Community Affairs, has been named the 2019 winner of the American Bankers Association Foundation’s George Bailey Distinguished Service Award.
A team of students from the UConn Consulting Group were the first-place champions in a regional “Case for a Cause” competition, proving their business-solution prowess against participants from other top universities.Continue Reading
Brian Anderson ’08 MBA, vice president of Business Development at fintech startup SwapsTech, spoke with students on Feb. 22 as part of the Global Business Leadership Seminar Series. Students who attend at least three of the four presentations earn a professional development certificate. The program is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Anderson has 28 years of experience in financial services technology and consulting. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School in 1992.
Four UConn students, who all grew up in Hartford, used personal examples of how difficult it can be to find fresh food in the capital city, impressing the judges at the National Diversity Case Competition in Indiana last month. Continue Reading