Paul William Read Gilson

Associate Professor in-Residence


Paul Gilson, associate professor-in-residence in finance, returns to UConn after serving as a faculty member in the department of business administration at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he taught entrepreneurship. Gilson had previously taught at UConn from 2000 to 2010.

Gilson has worked for many different companies from large multi-national businesses to small high-tech startups. He began his career as an accountant with KPMG Peat Marwick in both Atlanta and London. Later, Gilson became the CFO and EVP of strategic development of the Maxim Group in Atlanta, specializing in IPOs and mergers and acquisitions. More recently, Gilson has helped numerous startups prepare business plans and fundraising activities. Gilson earned his Ph.D. from Georgia Tech.

Gilson’s research interests include the application of game theoretic models to the relationship between entrepreneurs and the institutions that finance startups. He has also co-authored book chapters on teams, creativity and entrepreneurship.

Undergraduate FNCE 4209 Applied Financial Management Syllabus FNCE 4209

Undergraduate FNCE 4306 Financial Institutions Syllabus FNCE 4306

Undergraduate FNCE 4319 Entrepreneurial Finance Syllabus FNCE 4319

Undergraduate FNCE 4430 M & A Syllabus FNCE 4430

Contact Information
Phone(860) 486-8177
(860) 212-1099
Office LocationSchool of Business 440
Office Hoursby appointment
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