{ "instructor": { "name": "Christiano Manfre", "expertise": ["Corporate Finance","M&A","Business Valuation","Capital Markets"], "current position": "Chris’ experience includes serving as a financial advisor and strategic consultant to both domestic and international corporations as related to M&A, divestiture, joint venture, corporate restructuring, and financing transactions. Currently he is managing director at Bardi Co. LLC, a boutique investment bank based in Los Angeles that is specialized in private placements and M&A both buy side and sell side. Currently, Chris is also faculty at the Graziadio School of Business, Pepperdine University, where he teaches finance at the graduate level.", "past positions": "Chris began his financial services career with Standard & Poor’s corporate valuation practice in Los Angeles and before joining Bardi Co., led the corporate valuation practice at Marshall & Stevens in the Los Angeles office. Prior to his career in finance, Chris served as a military officer in the Italian Army, overseeing various NATO operations in the Balkans.", "education": ["PhD in Economics, Claremont Graduate University","MBA in Finance, Drucker School of Management, Claremont, CA","MA in Economics, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA"," Laurea Magistralis in Political Economy, Cesare Alfieri School, Universita` Degli Studi di Firenze, Firenze, Italy"], "licenses":["General Securities Principal – Series 24","General Securities Representative – Series 7","Uniform Securities Agent – Series 63","Representative-Investment Banking – Series 79","Financial and Operations Principal – Series 28"], "publications":["Crescita Esterna, Processi e Alternative. “Capitale Intellettuale.” Anno 5, N.2, July 2014.","What is a successful SME? How to identify small and medium size enterprises with a competitive advantage. “Capitale Intellettuale.” Anno 6, N.1, February 2015."] } }